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What’s New This Week?

July 21-26

Two exciting new courses debuted this month! Check out two preview lessons in each of two new fall courses: Biology, with Ruth Sundeen, and Renaissance History, with Rhonda Clark. Also coming in August: Creative Writing, Animal Science, and American History: Colonization Era. And still more is coming for fall, including Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg, Business Entrepreneurship for Teens, Bug Science, Introduction to Architecture, Algebra for Kids, and more!

July’s fourth-week lessons now posted. We’ve got a new month of lessons in Lapbooking (“The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”), Writing (study “Paul Revere’s Ride”), Art Techniques (oil pastels in holiday art)Literature (Letting Swift River Go), Computer Science (study “digital logic”), Homesteading, Music Theory/Education, and many more!

Debuted in June: A new Botany course, with Julie Polanco; eight weeks of this course are now posted. Also: the second course section of Patrick Nurre’s Geology lessons, and Sharon Jeffus’s Studio Art for Teens.

Remember, courses can be started at any time. Miss some material? Catch up on your schedule!

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• It’s a museum that was a mosque that used to be a church. Join Everyday Easels this week as we discover the art, history, and legacy of Hagia Sophia.

• Everyday Copywork is celebrating the theme of travel this week as we take “The Road Not Taken” and enjoy a fun rhyme with “Trip and Go, Heave and Ho!”

• Everyday Organization takes a look at tips to help you weed out old toys and old junk.

• Plus don’t forget all the new material in Daily Grammar, fun new Daily Writing prompts from Sharon Watson, new games in Everyday Games, and our newest addition, Daily Puzzlers.

There is still plenty more new in our Schoolhouse Dailies!

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• Geology: Take the second section of this multisection course with the popular Patrick Nurre of Northwest Treasures. Section 2: Exploring America’s Natural Wonders. The second half of this month: visit Grand Canyon National Park, Part 2!

• Adam Andrews’ Literature class has a new study for July. Get ready to study a poignant classic: Letting Swift River Go, by Jane Yolen.

• Art lessons and art-related electives on our site: Brenda Ellis teaches Art Techniques and Sharon Jeffus leads Studio Art for Teens. Brenda has a new four-week lesson for July that will explore pastels and holiday art. Sharon Jeffus is back with summer lessons: study Rainbows, and the color wheel; and learn how to draw Rivers the weeks of July 14 and 21.

 Our Writing Teacher, Janice Campbell, takes students on an in-depth study of “Paul Revere’s Ride” this month. Week 4: Now it’s your turn to Create!

• Chris Yust of HomeschoolProgramming.com teaches Computer Science/Programming. In July Chris explores Digital Logic. Part 4: Study more about Logic.ly projects.

•  Asia: Safari and its 38 weeks are now complete. Join the Safari Trek at any time!

• Explore, tinker, take apart, and build! Enjoy inventor and explorer Ed Sobey’s Tinkers Club has eight months of lessons on the site. Build boats, cars, catapults, flying objects, motorize your car, and more. Perfect for elementary through early middle school students. Ed returns with new lessons this fall.

• Learn how to teach Elementary Math from Dr. Peter PriceGo here to view months of archived math worksheets for grades 1–5. (Follow the link to the Teacher Lesson Archive Page at the top of that page to access the worksheets.)

• Home Economics with Heather Leach is on a summer break, but all lessons remain on the site for you to enjoy. Heather will be back in the fall.

• Read our animated books collection here!

As with all weekly lessons, previous weeks remain posted for catchup and review.

More New Courses in 2014—all available at any time!

Music Theory/Education, to span nearly any age in your family, by Michelle Martin. New lessons are posted for July. This week, study ledger lines.

• Statistics (high school level), taught by Kathy LaPan. Final course project ideas and instructions are posted. Five previous months of instruction are part of this course. Learn graphing, slope, standard deviation, uses of statistics in everyday society, and much more.

Public Speaking: Rebekah Bell, a homeschool graduate and recent grad of Biola University, excelled in national public speaking competitions. This five-month course covers all types of public speaking: persuasive, informational, forensics, interpretive, and much more.

• Upper middle school and high school students will enjoy Joey Hajda’s Friendly Chemistry, with video lessons each week. Twelve weeks of lessons are posted and can be reviewed at any time.

Charlotte Mason-Preschool: Brittney Jordan’s course carries an emphasis from famous educator Charlotte Mason.

Family Fitness: Bethany Learn, who runs www.fit2b.us and is a personal trainer, teaches a new exercise course at our site. Video demonstration and a spiritual focus are part of this amazing course! Three months of exercise and fitness knowledge, activities, and videos are posted.

As with all weekly lessons, previous weeks remain posted for catchup and review.

Learn from the Experts and Our SchoolhouseTeachers.com Courses

There are more than 60 expert Teacher-led courses running currently, or completed and fully archived for your use and enjoyment, at our site! Please use the Pre-K/Elementary, Middle/High School, and Family tabs on the navigation bar of the site to see updates on all courses weekly!

• Join us for the Classical Archaeology and History course taught by Regan Barr, a veteran of numerous expeditions and dig sites all over the world. You can study inspiring architecture, Olympic history, and great sites from antiquity in this five-month course.

Reading Lessons for young readers or struggling readers are presented in months of current archived material from Matthew Glavach. Dr. Glavach’s current series consists of two Reading Labs; choose the best fit for your student, either  a global or analytic approach.

Charlene Johnson’s Pre-Algebra/Algebra has 10 months of lessons available for you at any time.

• Michele Peterson has an 8-month class on Photographyfor both beginning and more advanced photographers. And don’t forget to view the student photo work at Michele’s Photography class here!

• Deborah Burton’s Mock Trial course, with twenty months of lessons for you to enjoy or review, is on a short summer break and will return with new content in August.

• Jason Lindsey of Hooked On Science has regular Science experiments for your students. PDFs, videos,and easy instructions on how to conduct these experiments in your home. Look for a new fun and learning-filled experiment on Wednesday, July 23.

• Carol Henderson’s Elementary Spanish is a nine-month course available for you to start at any time. Learn from Carol’s easy-paced lessons with both video and weekly worksheets. This course will remain on the site until January 1, 2015.

Nature/Outdoors lessons that can be enjoyed by the entire family together: Erin Dean’s latest lessons cover two tracks, for your choice (or study both): study bears in your area . . . or ants! Also: study squirrels or snakes.


Don’t miss all the incredible resources we have in the Schoolhouse Preschool for your littlest learners including:

  • Seven lessons from the Homegrown Preschool team of Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards.
  • Early Learning Sensory Activities with Beth Gorden.
  • Charlotte Mason Preschool with Brittney Jordan.
  • Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie.
  • Pre-K Activities: Read and Play.
  • Pre-K Spelling with video flashcards.
  • Animated books by EZ Tales.
  • Plus coloring activities, stories, games, and more!

st-directory-bDo you want to see everything SchoolhouseTeachers.com has to offer—in one place? Click here to see an outline of what you’ll find and where to find it!

Looking for a way to track the various courses you and your family are using on SchoolhouseTeachers.com? CLICK HERE for our monthly Course Checklists for your Pre-K through Elementary, Middle School, or High School students. These printable lists allow you to mark your progress each day and week. A Skills Learned page follows at the end of each checklist, giving you room for detailed notes. A final checklist is available for your family’s other courses, as well.

• Virtually every Teacher Lesson since our site debuted, March 1, 2012 is archived. Math, Hands of a Child Lapbooking, Terri Johnson’s Geography, Literature, Special Needs, Economics, Home Ec, Media Socialization, Logic—and much more—are all archived here.

• Several members have written to us and asked if there is a way to access prior Daily lessons quickly and easily. We’ve been working to do just that! Visit our Dailies Archive, and you’ll find Daily Grammar, Daily Math, Schoolhouse Spelling, our Everyday Explorers series, Ditch the Desk, Simply Shakespeare, Everyday Astronomy, and Everyday Easels all assembled by title and topic.

More Dailies are being compiled to add to our Dailies Archive. Do you have a specific Daily you would like to see added? We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail editorial assistant Bonnie Rose Hudson at bhudson@theoldschoolhouse.com and let her know what you want to see next!