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Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

Welcome to the Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum. This is a place for you to connect with other homeschooling parents to share ideas and support. If you are looking for ideas related to specific lessons, be sure and check out IdeaShare — a place for you to share and find ideas for specific lessons.
Age 9-11
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Oregon Trail software
comments: 4 | views: 2695 | last updated: 6/24/2017
We went to start the Oregon Trail game today. My son was so excited! We had a MacBook Pro. It should work, but it keeps saying the files are null when I try to start it. Even more frustrating, there is no technical support that I can find to he . . .
Concept 4 Unit 2 State Government and Economics- Lesson3
comments: 2 | views: 1472 | last updated: 10/7/2016
On Activity 1 it directs the student to read their state constitution, write down any questions they may have , summarize the important statements and compare the preamble to the federal constitution's preamble. Has anyone actually done this with . . .
9-11 Materials List
comments: 5 | views: 1411 | last updated: 9/9/2016
Hey there mamas! (And papas, aunties, uncles, grandparents, guardians, tutors, au pairs...) This is our first year using MBTP, and I was typing up a list of all the non-included materials my daughter will need so that Grandma and Auntie can help m . . .
Colonization & Revolution- FINAL PROJECT **Not Marked at 2 Day Lesson**
comments: 2 | views: 1486 | last updated: 2/22/2016
As I went through planning my next couple weeks, The Final Project: Life in One of the Thirteen Colonies was marked as only a 1 day lesson, however as we got to that lesson it directs the child to taking 2 days on the lesson (2 activities on day 1 an . . .
Energy- Lesson 2 Light: Activity 5 Reflection and Absorption
comments: 4 | views: 1645 | last updated: 11/11/2015
I looked in the IdeaShare section and couldn't find anything about the Activity on Reflection and Absorption. One question I have is, is there anywhere where it shows a sample of this lab? We could not make sense of these instructions, looking in t . . .
Colonization and revolution -too dry :(
comments: 2 | views: 1510 | last updated: 11/4/2015
This unit ended up as the first totally disappointing one for us. Most of it is very dry and I feel that there are too many details and events covered for this age group. While the text selected is a good one, asking the kids to read an entire chapte . . .
Only Language Arts and Social Studies
comments: 2 | views: 1513 | last updated: 9/29/2015
Hi there. We only ordered ELA and SS, no science. In order to keep the two matched up, content-wise, would I just do something else for history during the unit where we WOULD be doing Moving Beyond the Page science and then start up again the next . . .
Energy- Lesson 2 Light: Activity 7 Light Travels
comments: 3 | views: 1250 | last updated: 9/28/2015
I guess I'm just a visual person, but I'm struggling following the directions for these labs. On this lesson is says to get note cards (I'm guessing you mean index cards), and to cut a 1-inch notch out of the cards in the same spot on the bottom edg . . .
Jumping Around in Units
comments: 1 | views: 1478 | last updated: 9/16/2015
Hi, We were jumping with excitement as we opened our curriculum box today; our first experience with MBtP. Has antibes every jumped from one unit to another, or does everything build on each other? My ten year old zee the unit on the Human Body, . . .
MBTP 9-11 Poetry and United States
comments: 1 | views: 1259 | last updated: 9/9/2015
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The Living Seas Unit
comments: 2 | views: 1376 | last updated: 7/17/2015
Hi there, I bought the Living Seas Unit for an older child a couple of years ago. Now, I am needing to reorder the curriculum, but the book is different. Does that mean I need the new curriculum as well? What is different between the books? . . .
Does anyone finish everything in 2-3 weeks?
comments: 5 | views: 1931 | last updated: 5/17/2015
I am new to homeschooling and am very frustrated. I have a child in 7-9 and 9-11. They both have dyslexia and ADD. I know that presents challenges. I was a Special Education teacher and thought I could do this. Handwriting is especially time con . . .
Energy Lesson 5 Chemical Energy activity 3
comments: 7 | views: 1817 | last updated: 4/10/2015
Am I missing something? I was gathering the materials needed for this lesson, thinking I have everything and then I noticed on the worksheet the materials for the Endothermic Reaction requires Citric Acid. I don't see anywhere in the materials list ( . . .
Axis and Allies from WWII in The Cay
comments: 3 | views: 1556 | last updated: 2/27/2015
Activity 5 on page 14 in this packet has me a bit confused. Denmark is listed as an Axis power. The Danes were invaded and made a puppet state by Germany so perhaps that is why they have been listed as an Axis Power despite their resistance and coo . . .
Where can I direct my Math concerns?
comments: 6 | views: 3147 | last updated: 2/24/2015
We originally purchased Right Start Math, instantly returned it. Now we're 4 weeks into Singapore Math and realizing it's also not what we're looking for. Now what? Does anyone have any suggestions on an awesome Math program? One that doesn't require . . .
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Age 9-11