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We have a three-year history plan for teaching world history ’round these parts! This year, we began our first year; so, we packed our bags to head south and visit Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. I’ve received several requests to share the resources......

Hey, Everybody! Today is March and it is National Women’s History Month! This year, we will be learning about women of color with an emphasis on African-American women. For me, this is a time for us to learn about African-American women in a way that’s......

Shalom! Have you ever learned a new language before? I have! This is my second time around. Years ago, I aimed to learn Spanish and guess what? I did it! I am a tad rusty now, but you should have heard me in Mexico back......

Peace and Black Power to you! How is everyone doing? I am so ready for this winter season! It has been snow, snow, snow down here in the South and I am ready for some heat. As the month turns over into February, I am......

In my review post on BookShark’s Science Level 3, I mentioned that I liked the ability to move around the lesson topics and that by doing so I was not sacrificing my students’ learning experience. (A major plus for BookShark!) Because I needed to teach the......

Mattathias, Simon, & Judah   Happy Hanukkah and welcome to Week 2! Again,  the plans are four weeks long. You may  decide how brief or how in depth you want to teach these lessons. Each week has it’s own topic so you can gain a......

Shalom, Y’all! (Yes, that’s a little Hebrew + Southern Grammar} Wow! I had much success with my Pre-Exilic Calendar post, so I am back share a running list of monthly calendars. You can check back here each month to download a copy of the current......

Shalom, Friends! For almost two years, I have been observing time using what is called the Pre-Exilic Calendar. {I am using the term ‘pre-exilic’ to identify the time where cultural practices were kept prior to Babylonian captivity. You can refer to my blog post, Understanding......

Jerusalem, Epiphanes, & the Abomination   Welcome! In popular demand, I decided to write a simple plan to help homeschool families learn more about Hanukkah and the history behind the celebration. The plans are four weeks long so that you can decide how brief or......

Shalom! I have been teaching my students the Hebrew Calendar including the names of Biblical Months. I find myself always having to explain the difference between Pre-Exilic culture and Babylonian culture. It’s as if they could only see the TaNaK as a book belonging to......

I meet many people who are either curious about or interested in the Biblical Feast Days. For those who have already decided to observe these days, I am constantly asked how they can teach their children or how can they incorporate Biblical learning with other......

  I’m back with another Fine Art Friday, and today I’m featuring nature study! Our nature topic this week was the moon, and since it’s also the first day of September, I added a reading about the turn-of-the-new-month. Here’s a snapshot of our lesson and......

Hey! It’s Fine Art Friday, and I’m sharing  our first Friday of the 17-18 school year! Once a week, we rotate several fine art topics like nature, art, music, poetry and more.  Here’s a snapshot of our lesson and activities!   Poetry Study:  Hughes My children......

This file is free to use to for personal, non-commercial use! {Terms of Use is included in the download.} The individual affirmations are directed towards the child him/her self and the tribal affirmations are direct towards the group as a whole. Daily Affirmations 2017-2018 {MorahSheliVillage}...

Enjoy a quick freebie that you can use to help students understand the African Diaspora into the Americas (North, Central, and South). I use this chart in both (North) American History and Latin American History to explain the diaspora at large and the smaller groups......

If you have purchased Our History Revealed: Africans in Early America Volume I, you know that there are plenty of timeline activities from the 1500s-1870s that the children record as they learn about this era. There are so many ways to keep a timeline! There......

Hey, friends! I am sure if you are well-rooted in the homeschool community, you’ve seen several lapbooks, curricula, and co-ops even; that promote the teaching of classical composers and their compositions. Each time I learn of a new item, I go a-lookin’ in search of......

Hiya! I’ve been asked for years to make a YouTube Channel and I have held off for my own reasons, but now I am ready to share! As of yet, I am getting a feel for how I want to do this and which features......

We follow a parsha schedule reading when reading through the Torah during our homeschool and Sabbath lessons. Each week before we begin reading, we learn the name of the passage, write it in Hebrew, and then translate the meaning. Sometimes, the actual (or the literal)......

Greetings! I’ve received lot of inquiries about which courses I will be teaching for the 2017-2018 school year. All the e-courses I offer are listed on the “E-COURSES” tab on my site; however I thought it best to also list them out for you by......

Hey, guys! This homeschool post is to share with you what we are using in English Language Arts for the 2017-2018 school year in both Grade 3 and Grade 6. (I wrote a post for Grade 3 Literature and Grade 6 Literature in a separate......

Hey, guys! This homeschool post is to share with you what we are using in science and health for the 2017-2018 school year in both Grade 3 and Grade 6. We chose Book Shark for our science course this year. I much prefer a secular......

I’ve had so many readers to ask me to implement the CM style with a more African-American presence. I’ve place it on the “list of things to do” and I’m finally getting around to it. When I asked which time period were my readers most......

Hey! Today I am sharing my put-together resources for how we’re studying Biblical History this upcoming school year. I’m known for mixin’ n’ matchin’ and piecing together books and resources to personally cater to my teaching style and my sons’ learning styles; but this is......

Recently, I shared my upcoming 6th grader’s literature picks, and today I’m here to share literature selections for my rising 3rd grader for the 2017-2018 school year. As with my oldest, I do not use a formal curriculum for reading and literature. Since English Language......

It’s curriculum planning season over here and I am ready to share our literature selections for my rising 6th grader for the 2017-2018 school year. To start, I do not use a formal curriculum for reading and literature. Since English Language Arts is a personal......

During the week of Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits occurs. Traditionally, it rests on the day after the Sabbath, Day 1 (or Sunday). As the story goes, there are 7 weeks (from the Sabbath) to count and the next day (Day 1) becomes the Feast of Weeks......

April is National Financial Literacy Month in the US! Though it’s majorly geared for adults, I see no reason why the children cannot learn a thing or two too! This month is supposed to bring awareness to financial literacy and be a teaching source on......

In just a week or so, many will  prepare to observe Passover/Pesach (פסח)! Every year prior to the Feast, we re-read the story, study the life of the ancient Israelites, and complete crafts, activities, and make recipes as we get ready. My sons are already......

It’s the first day of Spring, and we are full of celebration! I truly enjoy this day and the season it brings. Every year, it’s the same lesson but I am able to go a little deeper than the year before. The Equinox We learned what......

Before we begin American History, we’re learning about Africa! I only have one issue with early America; African Americans are not afforded equal opportunities. I don’t mind him learning about it, I just do not want to show him that first. I decided to back up......

I’ve already shared my reasons for teaching Africa before America, so be sure to check that out if you interested. For those who purchased or who are interested in the Africa for Kids!  you may find this information helpful for your timeline entries. There’s a......

  Shalom! I am popping in quickly today to share a Village freebie with you! Please use in your homeschools / schools to teach your children / students about Marcus A. Garvey and his achievements for our people! I personally feel like learning (and later memorizing)......

UPDATE (February 2018): You can use this lesson to teach about colonization as it relates to the hit film Black Panther! Understanding what colonization is helps student to grasp some of the message in the movie.  We’ve been studying the Great War (later known as......

Enjoy this “African Presence in Classical Music” freebie to view a list of classical musicians compiled by the Owner and Operator of AlaMusic Academy. This list is suggested when studying classical music general, Black composers, or the historical time of the 1700s. Also, consider the lists......

Enjoy an Angela Davis Biography freebie. Perfect for Black History Month. African-American History, or Heritage Studies. Download your freebie HERE.  ...

Enjoy this “Doctor Who?” freebie to learn more about Black Scientists, Healers, and Inventors. This activity sheet pairs perfectly with the book, Book of Black Heroes: Scientist, Healers, and Inventors, as well.  Download your freebie HERE....