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Notebooking In High School



Notebooking In Your Homeschool

I’ve just updated and refreshed the notebooking tab on my website. I’ve added more information, especially for high school students about using notebooking as a way of homeschool learning. I extensively used the notebooking method alongside Tapestry of Grace and our Charlotte Mason style of learning. I found it to be a perfect way to connect the learning that was going on with a method of narration that allowed for a variety of styles.

I know many of you have been reading my blog for years and were along for the ride as I navigated high school with my children, but there are some new readers that may have missed my notebooking thoughts and blog entries.

Take a look at the page from my archives with a fresh new look: Notebooking Pages for Homeschoolers.


Don’t miss the link on the above linked page to my additional page of information with loads of example pages: Notebooking for High Schoolers.


Click to pin to your Homeschooling Pinterest board.

Make sure to pin the Notebooking In Your Homeschool page onto your homeschooling Pinterest board for future reference!


Top 5 reasons to noteook in high school

You may be interested in reading my

Top 5 Reasons to Use Notebooking in High School entry for additional inspiration!

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World Geography Plans – From My Archives

Harmony Art Mom World Geography Plans

I have received quite a bit of email about my free downloadable plans for high school geography. Dropbox has stopped supporting the file so I am now hosting it here on my Harmony Art Mom blog.

These plans were created for my family as explained in the entries below.

Entry with the download link: World Geography Plans Download.

Pretty thorough description found here: World Geography for High Schoolers.

Reading back through these two entries, I realize now how valuable this course was to my children. They learned over the months how interconnected our modern world is and how in their youth they could be wide open to experiencing different cultures through travel and volunteer work.

Since high school graduation my children have traveled to Ireland, Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, and Guyana. My youngest son is currently living in Guyana.

I know that spending a year in high school concentrating on world geography and cultures had a great impact on their choices in their twenties.

I invite you to download the plans and then tweak them to fit your family’s learning style and interests.

Please note that I have not updated all the links in the plans so you may need to do a Google search for the item or find a substitute. They are still very usable and will help you get started with your own high school level geography course.




Homeschool Encouragement from Charlotte Mason

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Have you started your new school year and hit some rough patches already? Are the awesome plans you made falling flat with your children? Are you questioning some of your curriculum decisions?

I have been there!

Charlotte Mason Right Ideas at the Right Time @harmonyfinearts

Is It Me or Is It Them? Charlotte Mason’s Reminders to the Rescue: Here is a link to a blog entry I wrote back in 2008 after three weeks of school because we were not enjoying our homeschool experience. What helped me make the necessary changes? I turned to Charlotte Mason’s books for advice and encouragement and then shared my thoughts on my blog.

Education is Life

Homeschool High School Encouragement: I put this post together with all of my favorite high school experiences and advice…maybe you need it right now! I hope you find something in here that helps you get over your rough patch or gives you a fresh direction.

This blog has always been about an honest look at the ups and downs of homeschooling. It just felt right to give an accurate picture of the challenges of homeschooling long term…all the way through high school. As your children grow in both size and experience, their needs change. What works one year does not necessarily mean it will work or be appropriate the next year. Or, in my case, what worked for one older student doesn’t always work with a younger sibling. Staying flexible as an educator was something that I learned (the hard way) to accept as a natural part of starting each school year.

Don’t look at things as a failure or a waste of money if you need to put a book or plan aside. It is going to happen.

Let your children help you create the high school experience they need. I tried to look at the high school years as a transition to self-education and independence. Looking back, they were the BEST years of our homeschooling experience.

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It was most definitely a bumpy ride but definitely something I wouldn’t trade for any of the alternatives. Some might say it was PRICELESS.





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