If you haven't read The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, I encourage you to do so. It is loaded with great tips, encouragement, inspiration and resources for home educating families. It is a FREE online publication that you can view here or you can download the FREE app for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire here.
The movie, The Hobbit has just come out. Have you seen it? Well the current December issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine features an article called "Astronomy in The Hobbit" by Jay Ryan. Check it out on page 107 at the link in the above paragraph.
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In addition to the videos, lesson plans, unit studies, etc., SchoolhouseTeachers.com also offers learning games and puzzles, dozens of audio recordings of popular homeschool speakers on a variety of topics, teacher and student Schoolhouse Planners -- five total, daily menus for busy homeschool moms, all digital back issues of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and so much more.
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