Free Harvard Online Shakespeare Course - The Merchant of Venice

Posted in High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on May 10, 2017

character of Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Once again, my wonderful connection, Jenny, from HarvardX Communications reached out to me with a great course idea for high school homeschoolers. This is a new course that could be a good fit for high school students interested in Shakespeare. Shylock’s Bond is a new online course taught by Harvard’s Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities. Read More »

7 Super Easy Science Experiments You Can Do with Items You Already Have

Posted in Science on April 25, 2017

Science Experiments you can do from home

Growing up, some of my favorite science experiments were conducted using ingredients we found around the house and in the kitchen. Although science kits are fun, there's no reason why you can't experiment with stuff you already have. These experiments won't cost you very much and are appropriate for younger (and some middle) children. 1. Read More »

Free World Literature Course - Past, Present, and Future of World Literature

Posted in Creative Commons, High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on March 14, 2017

Map of the World

HarvardX is aware of Homeschool Base's mission to connect the homeschool community to high-quality educational resources. We are excited about this post because the HarvardX communications staff directly reached out to us with the news that one of their most popular courses has been relaunched in an updated version. An updated version of the popular Read More »

Having Trouble With Saxon Math? These Are Fantastic Alternatives

Posted in Math, Resources on December 19, 2016

Saxon math isn't for everyone. The biggest concern I hear from my kids is that Saxon math can be very boring and uninteresting. The best math curriculum is child specific No two children are the same. Because you are reading this article, your child (or you) is most likely frustrated with Saxon for one or more reasons. However, just Read More »

13 Year-Old Virtuoso Explains Why Homeschooling Is The Key To His Success

Posted in Homeschooling, Music on December 10, 2016

A number of weeks ago I stumbled upon the YouTube video below. When I discovered Adam Kulju was homeschooled, I contacted him and essentially begged for an interview. He graciously agreed to answer all of my questions. Through homeschooling, students can pursue their passions and work toward their dreams at a whole new level of dedication. When you find out Read More »