Homeschool geography curriculum

The high school geography update is now FINISHED!

In January we released Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum (adaptable for middle school).

As soon as the curriculum was released, one of the main books went out of print. We decided to provide a FREE online book (with embedded videos, maps, etc.) as a replacement. This necessitated changing the schedule and the workbook as well.

All updates are now finished and available as a free update to those who previously purchased the curriculum!

Geography customers can access the new online version of the schedule by logging into the store via:

https://guesthollow.com/store/my-account/

and then clicking on “My Membership.”

You can access the new downloads by visiting the “My Account” page and then clicking on “Downloads.”

There is a new Microsoft version of the schedule, a new PDF version of the schedule, and a new workbook. The old files are still available for those of you who bought that version and want to use them instead of the new ones. That way you will still have access to your downloads if you need/want them.

The online textbook is available to everyone for free:

https://www.guesthollow.com/textbooks

We’ve already received some great feedback about the new online book. Students are loving it!

Check out the main geography curriculum page to access sample weeks:

https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/geography/geography2.html

Click here to see what terrific books we’ve scheduled in as well as a workbook sample:

https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/geography/books2.html

Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum is already shaping up to be one of our most popular programs! <3  We hope you enjoy this update that makes it even better!

Don’t forget to join us at the Guest Hollow Geography Homeschool Curriculum User’s Group on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuestHollow.Geography.homeschool/
🙂

Making Irish Blaa for Geography

Irish Blaa

I’m currently working on creating a FREE online “spine” book for Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum. While working on the section about Ireland, I found a recipe for Irish Blaa. I couldn’t resist how these rolls looked via the online pictures, so I had to try making them for dinner.

Irish Blaa

They were so easy to make and turned out great!

Irish Blaa

Look at this fluffy and delicious roll!

Irish Blaa

Geography is yummy!

Is your student interested in cooking his/her way around the world? Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum is chock-full of more delicious and ethnic recipes, great books, videos, art, music, activities, and more!

The current geography schedule uses The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geography as a spine book, but we recently discovered that The Complete Idiot’s Guide is no longer being published. That’s why I decided to make a FREE online spine book to replace it with tons of fun embedded videos and lots of photos to illustrate what students are learning. I think it’s a much more visual and in-depth book than the original spine.

Everyone who purchases the curriculum will get a FREE upgrade to the new schedule as soon as I finish wrapping things up. 🙂

You can take a sneak peek at the current rough draft of the online geography “spine” book here:
https://guesthollow.com/textbooks/

Let us know what you think!

Join us on the FaceBook Geography Homeschool Curriculum User’s Group and be on the lookout for more posts and pictures of our geography curriculum in action!

More schedule updates!

Guest Hollow Homeschool Updates

We are currently working on our yearly updates! Each year we go through and fix/replace broken schedule links and check to see if we need to replace any books, etc.
 
I’ve recently posted that Chemistry in the Kitchen, Physics, American History Year 1, Jr. Anatomy, and Language Arts have been updated. We now have 3 more updates that have been completed:
 
American History Year 2
 
Biology
 
High School Anatomy
 
No new books were added to these 3 updated programs. Broken links and videos were fixed/replaced.
 
The update for Botany will be delayed because I’m replacing some books and adding in/scheduling a few new books as well. The current Botany schedule is totally usable. If you purchase it now, you will get a free upgrade to the new schedule when it’s ready. 🙂
 
We will continue to work hard to keep our schedules as up-to-date as possible! We love our customers! <3

More curriculum updates!

Homeschool language arts
We are currently working on our yearly updates! Each year we go through and fix/replace broken schedule links and check to see if we need to replace any books, etc.
 
I’ve recently posted that both Chemistry in the Kitchen and Physics were updated. We now have 3 more updates that have been completed:
 
American History Year 1 is updated!
Links and “broken” videos were fixed!
 
Jr. Anatomy is updated!
Links were fixed/replaced. Three books that are no longer being published (or are not easily available) have been replaced:
 
Happy Feet, Healthy Food: Your Child’s First Journal of Exercise and Healthy Eating
was replaced with free printables that accomplish the same job.
 
You Wouldn’t Want to be Sick in the 16th Century was replaced with Basher Science: Microbiology
 
Skulls and Skeletons: True Life Stories of Bone Detectives was still listed in the book list. It’s been replaced with The Skeleton Book.
 
Language Arts has also been updated!
Links were fixed.
 
We will continue to work hard to keep our schedules as up-to-date as possible! We love our customers! <3

Physics has been updated!

Physics curriculum
We’ve just finished our yearly update for High School Conceptual (Math-Free) Physics!
 
Broken links have been updated/fixed.  The online schedule has also been updated.
 
The book Tesla vs. Edison is no longer available to purchase new, so we’ve replaced it with a new book: The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World. The new book is scheduled during the same time-frame as the old book.
 
Check out some reviews of this much-loved curriculum:
 
If you’ve used our physics curriculum, don’t forget to leave a review! <3
 
Want to see pictures and read posts from users of the curriculum? Join us in the Physics FB group:

Chemistry in the Kitchen has been updated!

Chemistry Curriculum
We’ve started our yearly schedule updates. Chemistry in the Kitchen has just been updated! Broken links in the schedule have been fixed/replaced. We also made a small correction in the workbook. 
 
Check out some reviews of this much-love curriculum:
 
If you’ve used our chemistry curriculum, don’t forget to leave a review! <3
 
Want to see pictures and read posts from users of the curriculum? Join us in the Chemistry in the Kitchen FB group:

Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum has been released!

homeschool geography curriculum

GUESTHOLLOW’S HIGH SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY & CULTURES CURRICULUM HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!!!

I am pleased to announce that we have just uploaded the much-anticipated GuestHollow geography curriculum schedule and workbook! This curriculum is a literature-based curriculum that features tons of great books as well as items that will bring the subject to life through videos, art projects, recipes, music, and lots more. Though it was a long time coming, we think it was worth the long nights and the extra effort. We designed this non-traditional curriculum to be exciting and fresh and NOT to be the stereotypical boring high school geography that we all remember with disdain. Rather, Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Curriculum is designed to engage and inform in a way to help students retain and enjoy what they are learning.
Please take a moment to look over this wonderful new curriculum from GuestHollow.com
https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/geography/geography2.html

If you are not already a member of the Geography Facebook group, we would like to invite you to please join us on the Guest Hollow Geography Homeschool Curriculum User’s Group!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuestHollow.Geography.homeschool/

Oh and one more thing!!!!!!!!! Probably the most important!!! This package is ON SALE for a very limited time! No coupons will be required as we have programmed a limited duration sale right into the GuestHollow.com store!

I would like to ask you to be so kind and to like this post and share the post made on the main GuestHollow Facebook page about this release and the sale. We are a tiny company with no advertising budget so anything you can do to get the word out is appreciated more than you know!

https://guesthollow.com/store/shop/guest-hollows-high-school-geography-cultures-curriculum/

Oh, and one more thing…. The FIRST person to purchase Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Curriculum will be sent a coupon for twenty dollars off their next GuestHollow purchase!

We truly hope that you enjoy this, our latest, and I think best curriculum/workbook bundle ever!

American History Year 1 and 2 have been updated!

Homeschool American History Curriculum

We’ve updated American History Years 1 & 2!

When I created the American History Years 1 & 2, I used the 10th Anniversary Edition of A Patriot’s History of the United States. Late this year I discovered that a new edition was just published (the 15th Anniversary Edition). I’ve updated both schedules to match the changes in the new book.

I recommend you use the NEW edition of the book when possible. The authors have updated the book to reflect new things that have occurred since 2014 as well as new scholarship that altered or expanded their views on some topics. In order to fit in the new material, they also had to cut some discussions from some eras in the new edition. Even though I recommend the newest version, I’ve made it so that you can use this schedule with EITHER edition of the book.

We will be REMOVING this compatibility with the older book in a couple of years.

If you want to download the updated schedules (and/or workbooks) for the year(s) you purchased, just sign into your Guest Hollow store account via this page:

https://guesthollow.com/store/my-account/

Instructions on how to do so can be found at this page:

https://guesthollow.com/store/help-section/

Don’t forget that access to updates expires a year after your purchase.

Let us know if you need any assistance!
We work hard to keep our schedules up-to-date!

Visit this page for more information about American History 1:
https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/history2/highschool_american/index.html

Visit this page for more information about American History 2:
https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/history2/highschool_american/year2index.html

Writer’s Toolbox Giveaway!

Writer's Toolbox book

Writer’s Toolbox is a great resource for budding writers. It contains 6 separate books in one and helps teach students how to write letters, fairy tales, poems, reports, and more!

A customer recently posted asking if Writer’s Toolbox was scheduled in the Guest Hollow Language Arts Curriculum. It wasn’t (the individual book titles were), but it is now, and for those of you who choose that option (instead of buying the individual titles it contains) should save some $$! As an added bonus, there are two more stories in the Writer’s Toolbox in addition to the ones I scheduled in – one about journals and the other about writing scary stories. Writer’s Toolbox is a nice resource and a bit easier to handle than trying to get all the individual book titles. Now you have BOTH options! 

Even for those of you who aren’t using Guest Hollow Language Arts, Writer’s Toolbox is a great resource to have on your homeschool shelf.

Now that I’m done using a copy to schedule in pages, we are offering this NEARLY brand-new copy of The Writer’s Toolbox in a giveaway! Just post in the comments to be entered. We are also hosting the same giveaway via the Guest Hollow Facebook page. You can post and share there instead of here if you wish! A winner will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 19.