Welcome to our Homeschooling Page!

We are pleased to provide resources for you to use in your own home, or if you’re just checking out what this homeschooling thing is all about.

Our family happens to use the Classical Conversations curriculum based in Classical education, but there are many more wonderful styles of schooling out there.  Click on the image below for more information about the Classical Model of Education.

Practical Family is not affiliated in any way with Classical Conversations, we are just a family who loves their curriculum and creates helpful resources for other families. You can also visit CC’s official website here.

I will be adding to this page and writing blog posts as we go, but I would LOVE to hear from you about your homeschooling experience. Feel free to email me: jenn@practicalfamily.org with any requests for topics or suggestions on our blog. This page is for you!

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Cycle 3 | Civil War Unit

Cycle 3 | Civil War Unit

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMIL LENDOF/THE DAILY BEASTI've been looking forward to studying the Civil War with my kids. Now that they're old enough to understand tougher issues like conflict among nations, human rights, and even death, I have to prepare myself to go to...

Cycle 3 | History Resources

Cycle 3 | History Resources

I am such a history nerd, and my goal is to make learning it fun for my kids. I’ve heard so many people recall how boring history was for them growing up and it makes me sad because history reveals so much about human behavior, the cause and effect of our choices, and...

Cycle 3 Week 6 | Sacagawea Tipi Project

Cycle 3 Week 6 | Sacagawea Tipi Project

We have just left George Washington and the American Revolution and enter the times of the Louisiana Purchase, westward expansion with Lewis & Clark, and the young Shoshone girl who helped them navigate the rough terrain. We read her story in the Who Was book...

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book

Not gonna lie. I totally used Cliff's Notes to get through most of my high school English classes (cartoonist John Atkinson sums up the gist of what I recall in his comic: Abridged Classics). It was hard to follow Shakespeare when I would rather follow the boys soccer...

Cultivating a Heart of Worship

Cultivating a Heart of Worship

But then one day, I began to recall other childhood memories that were just as fond, but far more meaningful. From birth, my parents took us to church and we sang worship music together, at home, at Sunday school, and yes, in the car. I especially loved the songs that...

Writing Resources

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