Bunker Hill Chess

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The boys have enjoyed many games of Bunker Hill Chess this spring.  They enjoy pitting the Americans against the British and fighting it out. You can almost hear the cannons booming!

Homeschool Days at Yorktown, Virginia

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Our day at Yorktown was slightly miserable because it had snowed in the night and, being Georgians, we didn’t have any boots. Nevertheless, we enjoyed Yorktown so much that our family went back for an extra day at the end of the week so that we could see things we had missed the first day. [...]

Homeschool Days in Jamestown Virginia

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We went to Virginia for Williamsburg homeschool days.  Of course we couldn’t miss Jamestown or Yorktown while we were there.  All three of these historic locations are within 10 to 30 minutes drive of one another. The Jamestown and Yorktown Foundation held their homeschool days during the same time frame as Colonial Williamsburg, making the [...]

Homeschool Days at Colonial Williamsburg

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We just returned from a wonderfully educational week at Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.  This was one of the best field trips we’ve ever taken, and I hope you’ll consider going if it is ever within the realm of possibility.  It was well worth the 10+ hour drive, and added a great deal to our [...]

Favorite Resources for Thanksgiving

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We love Thanksgiving! I take the opportunity every year to help my children gain an appreciation for our nation, which was founded by Christians seeking freedom from religious persecution. Here are some of the resources we are using in our family. Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford Every year we read an excerpt from this [...]