Research Skills: Promoting Independence

Research Skills:Research is an important characteristic of the History Portfolio curriculum. As the students work toward completing a Portfolio, they will incrementally pick up research skills, and begin to work more independently. Initially though, you will need to facilitate and model the process of research. But, with some graceful steps, you can pull back a […]

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History: Developing a Research and Writing Heavy Approach Pt. 2

This post is the second installment in a series about writing, especially supporting the study of history in your homeschool, co-op, or small school. This installment will focus on what I call “Practice and Play.” The previous post focused on “Observation and Analysis, and can be found here.” Upcoming posts will focus on the steps which […]

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4th of July Freebie – Declaration of Independence Mini Unit

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it seems like a great time to offer up my Declaration of Independence Freebie again. This freebie is a special project compiled from the Modern History Portfolio “classic” and the  Modern History Portfolio Junior. Notebooking activities promote observation and analysis, and include notetaking, outlining, vocabulary, Latin […]

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History: Developing a Research and Writing Heavy Approach Pt. 1

This post will be part of a series about writing, especially supporting the study of history in your homeschool, co-op, or small school.  I’ll be contributing to this series bit by bit.   The first installment will focus on “Observation and Analysis.” Upcoming posts will follow-up, and will focus on the steps which I call “Practice […]

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