Life of Home Learners
Hooking a Resistant Learner with Historical Fiction
How do these books help you capture your resistant learner or reluctant reader you ask? Some children have a hard time finding books that interest them, but is a shark attack not interesting? Is the sinking of a huge ship not interesting? Is settling in a new land and having to start from scratch not exciting? Is fleeing from war not exciting? These books are filled with thrilling story topics, many of which actually happened or are based off something that actually happened. For many kids, knowing that it is a true story makes a book more appealing. If you’ve got a son who thinks he doesn’t like reading, get that I Survived – Shark Attack graphic novel in front of him and see what happens!
Canadian Historical Fiction Authors
Reading books by historical fiction authors can open doors to opportunities for learning. One might learn things such as: Key dates in history, locations of historical sites and events, important figures and events in history, the writing style of historical fiction authors
Creative Writing: How to Write Historical Fiction
Whether you’ve got a budding author in the home or a reluctant writer, there are ways to help boost them along by providing opportunities of writing in addition to your language arts curriculum. Teach your children how to write historical fiction to give them engaging experiences that take advantage of interest-led learning and their imagination to cover several subjects in one activity. By giving your children a general framework of a writing assignment (instead of a specific writing topic), you can guide them to flourish with their own creative flair.
Meet Dayna Esau: Canadian, Homeschooled, and on a Mission for the Nations
Ask Dayna Esau where she’s from, and you’ll need a minute—and maybe a map—to take in her answer. Originally from Canada, Dayna was already on the mission field as a baby, along with her parents, in Cameroon in Africa. The family spent nearly a year there before returning to Canada for three years. Their next stop was Perth, Australia, for four years, followed by Chiang Mai, Thailand, for six years. Then Dayna and her family settled back to Canada and called British Columbia “home” for seven years.
Biblical Financial Literacy: Sharing Money
So far, we looked at the two most important battle zones in our fight for financial freedom: personal productivity (November) and personal consumption (February). Now it’s time to consider how we share our own money—voluntarily or involuntarily.
Strategies for Sanctified and Purposeful Homeschooling
Sanctified homeschooling is homeschooling with purpose, the greatest purpose. It is not only about academics but raising the next generation of children of God who are firm and steadfast in the faith. It involves raising children who will not waiver or compromise with the fast paced, morally decaying tide of the world.
To the Middle-aged Homeschool Mom in Crisis
Let me just say up front that I understand crises can hit people at any age. I know that children and teens and young adults and seniors can all face life-altering tragedies and challenges. Crises are not solely reserved for middle age.
Local Mission Work with One Hope Canada
The ministry of One Hope Canada has 40 Bible Camps across Canada. Originally the ministry was called the Canadian Sunday School Mission (CSSM), sending children’s ministry missionaries to the far reaches of Canada to present the gospel to children and youth, particularly to those having the least opportunity to hear of Christ, and discipling them for living and serving through His church. This is the purpose that One Hope Canada still embodies today, not only through Bible camp ministries but through community missions and missionaries, online ministry, training and resourcing, and coming alongside in partnership with the local church to reach every boy and girl in Canada with the good news of Jesus Christ.