Carrier Shell Classes
We provide homeschool curriculum, classes, and creative opportunities for vivid, transformative family-based learning. Tackling niche, but engaging avenues of study, we ask the question, “Why not?”
Independent Online Instructor
Mom, teacher, aspiring librarian, scientist
I love history and maps and would love to share this passion with your children.
As I homeschooled my twin girls through their middle-grade years, I discovered the delight and educational value of historical fiction. We all want our children’s studies to have lasting impact. What would a young student of history most likely remember – the date and text of the Indian Removal Act, or the story of a loving Native American family forced to relocate from their traditional homelands? Story is important. That is why I have spent a lot of time reading and evaluating historical fiction for young readers and have created a database of these stories. I use this database to choose the very best in historical fiction for my classes.
With a background in physics, I have always had an appreciation for the relationship between time and space. I believe any study of history should be accompanied by a study of geography. In other words, where things happen are as important as when they happened (and how, why and who, of course!) To this end I incorporate map work and geography lessons in my classes.
I am in the process of developing a website featuring my searchable database of historical fiction. I hope this will become a valuable resource for the homeschooling community, teachers and history buffs. Check it out at TheAntiqueBookcase.com. I love history and maps and would love to share this passion with your children.
My own educational achievements are a PhD in physics and a BA in German literature. I have volunteered as a school program docent at a local museum and with Reading Partners, helping to improve literacy for struggling students. In addition to teaching and reviewing books for my website, I love hiking, cooking, traveling, horses and spending time with my family.
Contact me at librarian@TheAntiqueBookcase.com