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Star-Spangled Banner Trivia

The lyrics to our nation’s beloved national anthem are well-known, but do you know the history behind the music? Celebrate the 90th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and test your knowledge about the patriotic song that’s been our national anthem since March 3, 1931.

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Homeschoolers Earn $10,000 Scholarships

Three homeschool seniors in the state of Wisconsin have been named 2021 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Scholars. The designation comes with a $10,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

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Homeschool Graduation Checklist

If you have a homeschool senior, you may be wondering what steps you need to take in preparation for graduation. Whether they plan to attend college, enter the workforce, or take some time for themselves, here is a quick checklist to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

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God Is on the Move

According to Operation World, Iran has the world’s fastest growing Christian population. See where else God is on the move in the world today.

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Wonderful Winter Field Trips

When the cold weather strikes, most of us just want to stay bundled up in the house. Even though the temperature drops, there are still plenty of exciting winter adventures to be had! Beat cabin fever and escape your homeschool room for a day with these 10 wonderful winter field trips.

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Free Lenten Calendar

Living in a “me first” world, Lent is a wonderful opportunity to be like Christ by loving and serving our neighbors. As you reflect on Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection, may this free Lenten calendar make this season more meaningful with random acts of good and loving deeds.

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Black History Month Heroes

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, we must take the time to honor these icons, many of whom are overlooked.

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Print & Color Your Own Valentine Cards

Say Happy Valentine’s Day in a personal way with printable Valentine cards from AOP. We make it quick, easy, and fun to create personalized cards for your homeschool friends and family. Simply print and color these creative cards that are as unique as the ones you love.

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The World’s Most Popular Chocolate Desserts

Each year, Americans purchase about 58 million pounds of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, including approximately 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. However, if you want to think outside the box but still melt your loved one’s heart, try one of these top 10 chocolate desserts from around the world according to Taste Atlas.

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Celebrate 100 Days of Homeschool

Traditionally, the 100th day of your homeschool year occurs sometime in February. While the 100th day is a great time to reflect, it is also a time for celebration! Celebrate 100 days of homeschool and engage in the festivities with this list of fun-filled activities.

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Word Building Activities

While you can purchase letter tiles online, you can also easily create your own with several of these different items you may find around the house or download and our free printable letter tiles for sight word fun!

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How Much Are You Planning to Spend for Valentine’s Day?

True love is priceless. Perhaps that’s why 44% of Americans in a recent survey said they planned to not spend a dime this Valentine’s Day. However, for those planning a little something to something elaborate, you may be curious where your spending falls compared to the average American.

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Methods to Encourage Reading

Encouraging children to read can be challenging, but finding ways to make their reading experience enjoyable can influence their reading success. Try these methods to encourage your child to read and build a successful foundation for a lifelong love of reading.

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Children’s Book Emoji Pictionary

Sometimes it’s just not possible to go out and enjoy the sun and fresh air. When you are stuck inside, boredom busters are a great way to spend time together and challenge your kids in a fun way. Guess the title of these popular children’s books with this emoji Pictionary printable.

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Bible Verses to Manage Your Stress

Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans felt that 2020 was the most stressful year of their lives. Manage your stress with these five great verses from the Bible.

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15 Ways to Celebrate National Handwriting Day

Handwriting is known to have many benefits, some of which are improved reading comprehension, increased creativity, high levels of cognitive development and literacy, and well-developed fine motor skills. While keyboards and smartphones seem to be more popular these days, use National Handwriting Day as a chance to put physical pen to paper.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are 6 facts you may not know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of only two Americans to have his birthday observed as a national holiday.

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Math with LEGOs

Did you know those colorful interlocking bricks your children love so much are more than just a construction toy? While the sight of LEGOs scattered about or the piercing pain from stepping on them is familiar to most parents, the fact that LEGOs are a useful and versatile math resource may not be.

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Top 20 National Parks in the United States

Before you pack your homeschool family into the minivan (or the air taxi if you’re visiting the remote Gates of the Arctic along the Brooks Range in northern Alaska), check out this list of free days this year, as well as the top 20 national parks in the United States to visit in 2021.

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5 Ted Talks for Inspiration

TED is a global organization founded in 1984 with the goal of bringing Technology, Entertainment, and Design together to share “ideas worth spreading.” Let these 5 Ted Talks inspire you to be kinder, more confident and compassionate, and perhaps even happier in the new year.

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