African History

Where to start on African history? I didn’t know much about African history, outside of Egypt, until I studied these history sentences along with my kids. [This post includes affiliate links.] At our local library I found this book: African Beginnings by James Haskins & Kathleen Benson. and it has been a GREAT resource/overview for


Guide to Supplementing Essentials

What does my child need to be successful in Essentials?  How do I make sure my child is learning enough but not too overwhelmed?  Is the guide (the curriculum) enough? Or do I need to add extra practice? We worry over the details of the curriculum.  First year students seem overwhelmed.  Third year students may