About The Shorter Word
- Three books by Laurie J. White for homeschools and Christian schools
- Supplemental materials for each book that give the student fun related topics to explore
- 2 FREE tools for history–The Shorter Word Timeline of Western Civilization, and the accompanying (or stand alone) Pack of Tricks
- Articles on various things from holiday histories to homeschool
- A blog
About the Author
I am a teacher, writer, speaker and mom of 3 grown kids who were homeschooled from k-12. When my youngest child left for college, I began teaching world history at a private school and working on King Alfred’s English. I published Baktar first, however, because it was basically already written, built a website (there should be a degree for moms who figure that out), and began this new phase of post-homeschooling life (where did all the music, conversations, and chaos go?!) My books, the timeline, and other materials on this site are being used by homeschools and Christian school students as well as a college linguistics class or two. My hope is that these materials and articles will help you and your children to consider history, language, and grammar in new ways–with fewer dry facts to memorize and more of the huge story God has told and is continuing to tell through us today.