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People have devised ways to keep track of the passing days for millennia. In Scandinavia, where the growing season is so short, this was particularly important. It was imperative to know the best time for the sowing of seed, or the time when cattle might…
We learn how to make your own Primstav or Norwegian calendar stick - a wonderful hands-on history project - to mark special days and holidays.
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We have been using North Star Geography for a few months now and I am continually impressed with all that it encompasses as well as how flexible the program is for our homeschool lifestyle. This post contains affiliate links. Cultural Diversions with…
Embedded in each lesson are sidebars that bring attention to examples of the concepts and topics addressed throughout the North Star Geography curriculum.
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In the past few months, we’ve had the wonderful opportunity to see two Cirque du Soleil performances that captivated not only our hearts but also our imaginations. We were fortunate to catch Corteo while we were staying in Lima, Peru in October. Corteo,…
Cirque du Soleil experiences provide entertainment, but have also helped students with creative writing assignments and artistic expression.
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Welcome to the Finishing Strong link up! Are you looking for tips, suggestions, and encouragement for homeschooling the middle & high school years? If so, you have found a great source of information and support! Every week we are happy to have hundreds…
Looking for tips, suggestions, and encouragement for homeschooling the middle & high school years: Finishing Strong
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This month’s International Year of Soils theme is Soils Support Agriculture. The soil is the ultimate source of nutrients our bodies need. The vitamins and minerals that are a necessary part of our diet come from plants that have, in turn, gotten those…
This month’s International Year of Soils theme is Soils Support Agriculture. The soil is the ultimate source of nutrients our bodies need. The vitamins and minerals that are a necessary part of our diet come from plants that have, in turn, … Continue reading
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Science is about learning and solving problems. Ask a question, research, collect data, analyze the data, and communicate the results. As students engage in independent study projects, they are doing exactly that. There is no limit to what types of…
Students engaged in independent study projects are doing real science - ask questions, research, collect data, analyze data, and communicate results.
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I recently sat down with my daughter to discover what subjects she wanted to study. Greek and Norse Mythology were at the top of her list. I was not surprised. For the past few months, my middle school aged daughter has been fascinated with thePercy…
No matter how you choose to teach myths & legends, you are bsure to find some helpful resources here.
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Welcome to Finishing Strong, the link up for all families homeschooling middle & high school students. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or just found us this week, we’re happy that you’re here. This is a wonderful place for those looking…
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Yes! We love National Parks! +Susan F Williams' post is an excellent reminder of the learning opportunities in our nation's gems. 
 
Homeschoolers Love to Learn at National Parks & Historic Sites

Visits to National Parks help our children understand our country’s rich history and breathtaking landscape. Families can learn about history, science, and geography through guided tours, nature hikes, educational programs, and more.

To offer ideas of how homeschool families can learn in the parks, I asked some friends to share thoughts and experiences about their favorite National Parks & Historical Sites.  

Here are some of their stories, tips, and, family memories:
http://educationpossible.com/homeschoolers-love-to-learn-at-national-parks-historic-sites/
#homeschool   #ihsnet   #geography  
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The Passport Club - Give Them the World
- Are you looking for a way for your students to learn the world’s countries over the course of one school year?
- Do you want to instill the curiosity to learn more about the cultural geography of our world?
- Are you looking for a geography program that is adaptable to multiple age levels – both elementary and middle school?
Look no further.

Review by +Eva Varga ​: http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/2015/03/the-passport-club-review/

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179018153914420019/
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My son has been interested in music for a long time. When he was four years old he exclaimed, “I want to be like Bach!” At the time, I thought it may be a passing phase. Little did I know how much music would be a part of our lifestyle. We’ve always…
We needed a guide to music theory that was not overwhelming and not too "babyish"; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory from DK Publishing is perfect.
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Happy Wednesday and thanks for joining us for the Finishing Strong link up! Spring is on the way – we hope you are adjusting to the time change and starting to warm up a bit after all of the crazy winter storms. Soon it will be time to start planning for…
Thanks for joining us for the Finishing Strong link up as we all help to support families on their middle and high school homeschool journeys.
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Science educator, blogger, curriculum writer, & homeschool mom.
Employment
  • Science Logic
    Curriculum Development, 1996 - present
  • Academia Celestia
    Homeschool Educator, 2002 - present
  • North Bay Elementary School
    5th Grade Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • North Bay Elementary School
    Elementary Science Specialist, 1996 - 2000
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Makita, Marichay
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Science educator & homeschool mom passionate about family life, traveling, and staying active.
Introduction
I am a science educator with extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. I presently homeschool my two children and share our homeschool experiences on my website, Eva Varga.  I strive to encourage families to incorporate science into their curriculum and provide free online courses, lessons, and printables. I also teach professional development courses through the Heritage Institute and write a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic.  

In addition to my work in education, I am an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. I hope to someday complete a Half-Iron triathlon and an ultra-marathon. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with my family. ♥
Bragging rights
In 2001, I was awarded National Board Certification (Middle Childhood Generalist) and during my six years in the public school classroom, I received more than $20K in grants and awards.
Education
  • EvaVarga.net
    present
  • Oregon State University
    Education, 1994 - 1995
  • Oregon State University
    Science / International Studies, 1992 - 1994
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Random House Audio
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Producing top-quality fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.

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Homeschool Chinese: Simplified or Traditional Chinese? | Better Chinese ...
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Along the way, I discovered that some resources used traditional Chinese characters and others used simplified. I didn't know what direction

HowStuffWorks "How does the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) work?"
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How does the aurora borealis (the Northern Lights) work? What causes it? Why can you only see it in the North? Are the myths about it produc

Rockettes & Rockets 2013
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This past Sunday saw the final performance of the Sun City Senior Rockette's. Betty had tried out for this unique group over three months ag

Barefoot Angie Bee: Blogging for Homeschool
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Blogging for Homeschool. Edited to add: As part of home school the boys have their own blogs that they update. This was supposed to be a qui