History itemsused with my world history classes, and good for simplifying, or amplifying, and homing in on particular topics I especially like. 


  1. I wrote Avoiding Comma Kazi for a composition class. The students just seemed to keep making the same punctuation mistakes. After I created the paper, I made them memorize the 3 rules. It definitely helped. 
  2. Playing the Game Called Grammar–Who makes up these rules anyway? Or do they just “happen”? The answers may surprise you.


  1. What’s a Nice Kid Like You Doing At Home on a School Day?(Or, Why We Homeschool) 
  2. Homeschooling Resources I Recommend
  3. Publishing Tools–For the enterprising student or adult


  1. 5 Keys to Interpreting Scripture–It is amazing how often we don’t follow these simple and classic guidelines for interpreting the Bible.
  2. I know, I know, this is really random: Rubik’s Cube–You can do it!

Book Notes: Key Ideas and Personal Notes from Various Books–some of my favorite and most helpful non-fiction reads (psychology and theology and one on writing). Click here for titles and links.


Categories: Holiday Histories,  World History-general,   Ancient Egypt,    Ancient Greece,  Rome, Midddle Ages and Renaissance,   US Civil War

 Holiday Histories

World History–General Topics

Ancient Egypt-

Ancient Greece-


History– Middle Ages and Renaissance

For tons of links on medieval and Renaissance period “stuff,” go to the King Alfred’s English Student Page where there is much more. Even without reading the book, the chapter by chapter links are chronological and have fun and interesting videos, articles, images, etc.

Civil War


Notes from Books

These are positively NOT reviews. These are just notes and quotes I took down from books that I knew I would want to re-visit. So this started out for my own use, but then I thought that others might glean a little bit from these too. All of these are books I recommend.

The following books deal with the problem of evil: