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This is the 113th Carnival of Homeschooling: Political Parties Of Our Government Edition.
Since our government started we have had quite a few different political parties than just the few we see today in our times. Today, I want to take a deeper look into what those parties were and what they meant.
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There was only one president who had No party: George Washington . It was also known as the Pro-Administration “Party”.
Almost the entire membership of the Pro-Administration “Party” was composed of future Federalists; the term Pro-Administration Party is also sometimes used to describe the supporters of the administration who didn’t join the Federalist Party after its formation. Although he was almost a federalist.
Dana who has found a Principled Discovery tells us all about Those “socially inept” homeschoolers.
Rational Jenn wants some Freedom from the Feds. Want to know why she opposes a federal tax credit for homeschoolers?
Tea Party Girl would like if others would want to put in their two cents worth to the discussion of Why I Will Train My Daughter to Hire Servants.
The Activities Coordinator who has a Life On The Planet wants to know What are we missing?
e-Mom of C h r y s a l i s has a T or F? 10 Points to Consider about Reaching Children While They’re Young.
Crimson Wife who is Bending the Twigs has a critique of the treatment of homeschooling in the book “The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women” in her article, Homeschooling and “The Mommy Myth”.
ChristineMM who is The Thinking Mother t ells how My Boys and I Were (Quiet) Activists at the Capitol This Week by attend a public hearing about a parental rights issue, to make it easier for parents to withdraw their children from public school in order to homeschool them. Now that is a real lesson in government for her children!
Christinemoers who would like to Welcome to my brain knows that sometimes the best lessons are those you live out, the Real-life lessons . Dare yourself and your family to spend a few days without something like electricity or hot water.
Renae who teaches a Life Nurturing Education knows has some really great reasons why teaching Justice is Studying Math.
No fighting, no biting! is definitely Teaching the facts of life. She said, “One of the reasons we started homeschooling was to keep our children innocent, but it seems that even the neighbors feel it necessary to “teach” our kids.”
A Family Runs Through It has Reason To Homeschool #72. Apparently a friend’s daughter came home from school with a “warm and fuzzy.”
Phil for Humanity thinks that parents today want their children to have more than what they had, yet parents often neglect to give their children what they had. They should be Teaching Patience to them!
Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog Awards has been Debunking the faulty research by Kati Criss on homeschooling and explains why homeschooling is a viable choice and provides a solid education for many homeschooled students. She also maintains that parents have the right to choose the best educational choice for their child.
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There was also only one president who was in the Federalist party: John Adams.
The Federalist Party (or Federal Party) was an American political party in the period 1792 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1830s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801.
Tami’s Blog shares with us about her plans for school this week, and she asks What your plans for school are this week?
Cassy who is Homeschooling Four has My New Schedule and how she has organized her day to make schooling and housekeeping run smoothly.
Cristina at Home Spun Juggling has her 200th comic strip based on our adventures as a homeschooling family in Here It Is- Home Spun comic strip #200!
Guilt-Free Homeschooling has the Top 10 Dress-up Items for turning your children loose with a boxful of costumes leads to more than an afternoon of dress-up. It builds imaginations!
HowToMe knows that g oing to the library with little ones, can be a frazzling experience. It’s hard to stifle a child’s excitement (or volume) when they find a thrilling book they’d like to read… So she formed a plan on How to Get Good Library Books with Little Ones in Tow.
Laura Williams’ Musings has some great ideas and directions for making Washable & Reuseable Clear TableCloths.
Elena LaVictoire at My DomesticChurch shares their positive experiences with Homeschool sports- a good alternative .
Christina of The Perils of Parenting and Other Ponderings has A VERY Weird Presedential Story!!!! to share with us. Here is how she and her children memorized the presidents of the United States.
Cary of Our Adventures at Home has s o many different reasons for Why I Homeschool . The main reason she started homeschooling is not the only reason she continues to do so. Her choice to homeschool is not a judgment on another persons decision not to homeschool. This is the short version of why she started homeschooling her son and some of the reasons she continue to do so.
Henry of Why Homeschool writes why I love homeschooling and about one of the benefits of homeschooling – truffles!
Rebecca who lives in The Upside Down World wants us to Beware the unsocialized homeskoollers! She said, “I have little patience for the largely bogus claims of concern over homeschooler’s lack of socialization. Apparently I’m not the only one as there are many funny t-shirts and other items with pro-homeschooling messages on them. I show some of my favorite here.”
Eyebright who has Defective Compositions shares why she thinks that Homeschooling In The Way They Should Go.
Ruby of Freehold2 has “The Art of Recitation” for us to enjoy! She says, “My little look at recitation and why it seems to have gone out of vogue these days.With quotations from Charlotte Mason, this post looks at the benefits of using recitation in our studies and shows that it is a very manageable task. Link to asuperb organizing system for scheduling recitation included.”
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There were 4 presidents whose party was the Democratic-Republican: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams.
The Democratic-Republican Party, also known as the Republican Party (not related to the present-day Republican Party), was founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1792. It became the dominant political party until the 1820s, when it split into competing factions, one of which became the modern-day Democratic Party. Its members identified the party as the Republicans, Jeffersonians, Democrats, or combinations of these (such as Jeffersonian republicans).
Sol Lederman who is Wild About Math! thinks that parents who homeschool may be interested in this review of a set of books that can teach kids calculus in his article Calculus in 4th grade?.
gaskins and Denise of Let’s play math! both want everyone to know that your children will enjoy playing math games with children around the world, or they can use their math skills to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Math links for fun and charity.
Timothy Power of Sometimes I’m Actually Coherent wants to know if a nyone else out there is using Webster’s Old Blue-Back Speller? If so, what are you doing with it, and how is it going?
M. Cruz who has Lesson Plans And Other Resources For Teachers And Homeschooling! has ideas for creating a Reading Log For Activators And Other Assignments for personal use or a log.
HE-Resources has a l ist of resources they used in studying Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. It also includes general geography resources.
Smallworld has a collection of resources she used to teach a basic United States Geography Unit course at her local co-op.
The Life Without School Blog has some Thoughts on Waldorf-inspired Homeschooling, by Bettina They said, “For us it’s something we weave into our lives but not the principle by which our lives are governed. Like with all things homeschool-related, take what you need from it and leave the rest.”
Alvaro Fernandez who has some SharpBrains tells us why learning is so important at all ages and knows how to Maximize the Cognitive Value of Your Mental Workout.
Elisheva Levin who uses Ragamuffin Studies knows that February is the month when the normal routine can become unbearable. But a Road Trip: Gran Quivera planned to break the monotony can also become part of their study of New Mexico history. Come along for a ride back more than 300 years to Gran Quivera of the Salinas Mission ruins.
Stephanie who says Stop the Ride! has a type of unit study going about ginger and has figured out what The Little House Sports Drink, Ginger Water is!
Jacque who is Seeking Rest in the Ancient Paths wants to know what homeschooling family cannot use these home medicinal tips?? Or any family for that matter! She has some really great ideas on Honey For What Ails You
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There have been 18 presidents of the Republican party: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush .
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. It is often referred to as the Grand Old Party or the GOP. In spite of its nickname, it is the younger of the two major U.S. political parties; nonetheless, it is the second oldest active political party in the United States.
Summer of Mom Is Teaching know that Science Is Sweet!. She has a fun food-based science experiments kids can do at home.
Benny who knows its All About Benny shares his eight-year-old son’s Painted Papier Mache: An Experiment . His son dictated it to him and he tried to reproduce it verbatim. They are learning the scientific method and also preparing for an egg drop contest on Saturday. A great example of a child doing science — complete with incomprehensible graphs and strange conclusions!
Aurora Lipper who has Blog Carnival listings shares some Simple Laser Experiments to Share with Your Kids.
Erica The Sojourner is really Having Fun With Science.With some bird books and volcanoes are all ways of having fun with science.
NerdMom who is in the Nerd Family has some interesting information about YouTube and Homeschooling and how they are using YouTube for their science.
Vicki Also Known as MommaMonster79 has a cute story about how she got to use some
Impromptu Schooling to teach her girls about science through a real life experience.
Tiffany Washko who has a Natural Family Living asks Natural Learning – What Is It?
Sebastian who runs Percival Blakeney Academy has some Nature Therapy for us. With some green time and a little work with the microscope dispels weekend boredom.
Photogirl who has Kids and Nature shows us her children in their Winter gear. And what they did for their homeschool out in the winter wonderland!
Barb-Harmony Art Mom who has The Heart of Harmony would like to share her new Green Hour: Let’s Get Started Challenge with more homeschoolers.
Lydia of the Little Blue School has some photos and videos documenting the burial, funeral service, and grave marker of Black-Eye, a dead blackbird that a group of homeschooled kids found at our local “Homeschool Park Day” last week. Warning: Includes cinematography by a five-year-old and prayers for the dead in Burying Blackeye: A Homeschool Park Day Moment.
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There were 14 presidents of the Democratic party: Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton.
The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. It is the oldest political party in the United States.
On Living By Learning got to go Exploring History in a New York Minute and thinks that walking through the art and culture of the ages in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City is amazing. However, keeping it interesting for tweens means finding the element that interests them. On this visit, we took a cue from Project Runway in looking for fashion inspiration history’s art.
Jennifer in OR who has a Diary of 1 has been reevaluating Rockwell – an American master. Norman Rockwell: The People’s Painter is the last in her art series.
2 Savvy Homeschoolers of Homeschooler Savvy wants to keep e ncouraging kids to paint and Pause for a peaceful sunset.
Melissa’s Idea Garden has three easy to make musical items that they made in A Musical Afternoon.
The Weekly Muse from Love 2B Homeschoolers asks Is your blog easy to read? She said, “…as the list of homeschooling blogs I read increases, I’m finding that several of the lessons I learned in web design are also important in the blogosphere. Although there are lots of blogs that will tell you how to increase visits to your blog, and how important it is to have great content to bring people back, I have yet to find one which discusses how important the look of your blog is to bringing people back. Or more specifically, how the readability of your blog determines whether people come back. So I thought I’d discuss it a bit and point some things out that most people wouldn’t think of if they weren’t specifically in the design field.”
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There were 4 presidents who were in the Whig party: William H. Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore.
The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from January 18th 1832 to 1856, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party.
Ted of CampusGrotto has help for you with Choosing the College that’s Right For You.
Barbara Frank thinks that Homeschooling families should think seriously about whether or not college is the right choice for their teens, because of the Gloomy Stats About College and Jobs that show that the lion’s share of jobs of the future will not require a four-year college degree.
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There are only 2 presidents who consists of the National Union party: Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson.
The National Union Party was a political party in the United States from 1864 to 1868. It was an alliance between members of the Republican Party who backed incumbent President Abraham Lincoln and Northern Democrats (plus a few anti-Confederate Southerners such as Andrew Johnson) during and after the Civil War.
Eric Koshinsky of Teachers Call has some ESL Writing Activities – Computer Based Editing and Correction Lessons for you to gaze over.
Sagar Satapathy of the OEDb: Online Education Database shares e-Learning Reloaded: Top 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Info Junkies, Researchers & Students | OEDb.
Neelakantha who has college degree has the 25 Useful Social Networking Tools for Librarians.
Niharika Das at JobProfiles.org – Job Descriptions and Online Schools to Start Your Career knows Where the Talent Is: 100 Sites to Find the Elite in Any-Given-Field.
sarah at SARAHSPY has the ultimate Directory of NYC museum free/pay-what-you-wish days.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. Mr. Cate told me that this carnival is one of the top 5 largest carnivals the CofH has seen. WOW! Thank you all so much for your great submissions!
PalmTree Pundit will be hosting the 114th Carnival of Homeschooling on March 4th. Here are directions on Submitting an article for CoH.
I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to my brilliant sister, Jocelyn who has A Pondering Heart for the SUPER graphics you have seen today!
Take care and have a SUPER week!
Love, Blessings and Prayers As Always,
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