Earth Day DIY Crafts

We’ve all received those big cardboard envelopes in the mail before. If you’re anything like us, you probably take a quick look at the label, take out the contents and throw the packaging straight into the recycle bin. Here’s another idea. April 22 is Earth Day and we’ve decided to create some special DIY crafts […]

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Digging Deeper: Issue Eleven, Journey Through The Jungle

“If we only look at a country, civilization, or specific ethnicity through the lens of their conquerors, then we aren’t getting the best representation or history of that culture. Like so many other ancient civilizations, the Maya have a rich and beautiful history that still lives on today.”  — Brooke Knight, Editor-in-chief  Honest History’s Issue […]

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Indoor Activities for Kids

Ideas For Indoor Fun + Activities For All Ages

Is anyone else feeling a little bit of cabin fever setting in? It’s been quite the year of togetherness and with winter lingering, there’s still more indoor time on the horizon. With ample time to hunker down and play, it’s helpful to have a few activities up your sleeve for easy entertainment. (And here are […]

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It’s Women’s History Month! Here’s Who Inspires Us

March is Women’s History Month, and today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. This day and month are acknowledged every year to honor, remember, and spotlight the incredible and hard-won achievements made by women across the globe. Both serve as annual reminders of the struggles and successes that have spanned history and the never-ending fight […]

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History You Should Probably Know: The Presidential Inauguration

We’re kicking off the new year with a new column! In this series we’ll be highlighting historical days, people, and events we deem notable. Sort of a cheat sheet, if you will, to share and explore with your children. (And you may recognize the reference to the magazine!)  Historical movements and moments are inherently teachable […]

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7 Easy-Peasy Holiday Crafts (We Promise!)

‘Tis the season for snuggling up and spending time together—watching movies, reading holiday books, busting out the board games, and crafts! All the crafting right now with kids home for holiday break and underfoot (or maybe they already are for homeschool or virtual learning, and in that case, a round of applause to you super […]

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Vote

How To Encourage Civic Engagement in your Kiddos

“For me, civic education is the key to inspiring kids to want to stay involved in making a difference.” – Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court Civic engagement and education have always been important, and never more so than right now. Election season is prime time to engage your kiddos in political discussions and […]

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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens For The Win

Children are naturally curious and look for examples to make sense of their world. And right now our world is rife with the endless fight for equality. Conversations about racism, unjust laws, and discrimination may be messy, full of missteps, and hard honesty, but they are essential. To borrow a smart assertion about talking to […]

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Giraffe Wall

Activities for the Great Outdoors (or the Backyard)

We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall—to care. ~ John Cleal  If you’re looking for a way to get energy out, foster independence, encourage exercise, limit screen time, calm behaviors, and get stress […]

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Homeschooling

Incorporating Honest History in your Morning Baskets or Unit Studies

Editor’s Note: every so often, we hand-select someone to write a blog post for us. Since everyone is currently homeschooling in some form or another, we thought it’d be a perfect time to select someone who homeschools full-time and offer some tips and tricks for using Honest History in your curriculum. This piece is by […]

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