Roadside Fun: Name the birthplace of the American Oil Industry

When I think of Pennsylvania the last thing I think about is oil, oil mining or birthplace of the American Oil Industry. Colonel Drake Oil was determined to prove to everyone that he could drill for oil and mass produce it. As a result, he needed some help from a few friends and luck was on his side. Drake was actually fired two weeks before his discovery (it took 2 weeks for the letter to arrive) and Continue reading

Best place to learn the stories of Alabama and its history

Our goal when we visit a new city is to learn the stories of Alabama and its history. The Best place to learn these stories and its history of Alabama is the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The stories begin in the 1700s with native Indians and tell the story of struggles over the land, the rise of a cotton economy, the Civil War, industrialization, world wars, civil rights, and the race to the Continue reading

Put on your goggle and flying cap and see how we Unschool history and science

The hardest part for parents to grasp when they are first start Unschooling is how do I teach all the subjects? How do I Unschool history and science without a degree? First let me start by saying that with a child lead learning environment or Unschooling this part is actually easy.  Let your kids lead the way and you are there to just push or guide your children to learn a little about everything.  I Continue reading

Homeschool Kit for every subject for ages K – 9th grade

From time to time I like to give items for you a Homeschool Kit for every subject  that you can use in your homeschool classroom.  When your first starting out on your Unschool journey or if things are getting a little stale with the kids these items came in handy to get them on the right track.  No matter if you Unschool, homeschool or send your kids to “normal school” you can use these items to Continue reading

Best spots to explore in St. Louis if you only have one day

Put on your running shoes and explore St. Louis with us.  Lets say you only have one day to visit the “The Gateway to the West” and you want your kids to remember the city.  Where would you go? How can I save some money and make it fun for the whole family? The St. Louis Arch is the symbol that stands out in everyone mind when you think of St. Louis and it is a Continue reading

How do Unschoolers learn about the Union Pacific Railroad

Have you ever wondered how Unschooling works? What is the difference in Unschooling and homeschooling?  It is pretty simple, Unschoolers don’t do test, workbook sheets (unless we want), book reports, sit at a table for hours or use a curriculum.  Unschooling is about life learning or letting your child choose what they want to learn, finding the resources to help them learn a subject and then encouraging them. Learn more here We love taking scenic Continue reading