What I Learned About Homeschooling from the Kibera Slums

I had a chance to travel to Kenya with AWANA International (www.awana.org/). I knew my heart was going to break seeing the children living in poverty in the slums of Nairobi’s Kibera, but . . . I never expected to learn so much about homeschooling from the teachers and students I met. First, the slums are a hard place to visit. Over one million people live in a community of make-shift shacks, unsafe power lines, and filth. Channels of human {Read More}

A WWII Christmas | Through a Story Window: Using Historical Fiction to Teach History

Through a Story Window: Using Historical Fiction to Teach History by Sarah Sundin   “Another boring history special?” My ten-year-old daughter heaved a sigh and plopped into the armchair. I smiled in understanding. At her age, I was bored silly when my father watched Victory at Sea. Now, since I write novels set during WWII, I love documentaries on tanks, planes, and ships. My husband and sons love them. My daughter? Not at all. Later that afternoon, I returned to find {Read More}

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