Contextualized Learning

Why I Love Teaching Earth Party Science

I have taught this online class several times now, and every time, I realize anew how important the material is. I don’t think it’s just because I wrote the Earth Party curriculum a few years ago. My love of this material goes back to when I taught this to my own kids in our first […]

Book Reviews

Are You Looking for a Comprehensive, Literature Approach US History Class?

Do you have a student in 4th-6th grade? Are you looking for an online US history class? Are you looking for a teacher to provide all pacing and guidance for your student? Do you use the literature approach in your homeschool? If you answered yes to these questions, explore our Early American History and Geography […]

Contextualized Learning

Why World History Through Architecture?

This subject matter is quite personal to me; I hope after reading this post, you will consider architecture paired alongside world history a valuable and interesting course of study as well. My late mother, being the eclectic person she was, tootled my sister and I all over the US and the world to see beautiful […]

Contextualized Learning

Study World History, Draw Animal Characters, and Explore Living Things

Study, draw, explore! Check out our Upcoming Online Classes! Though all our classes are virtual, we have worked tirelessly to create classes for students in grades 4-6 that engage with these three verbs! How do we do this? We offer interdisciplinary classes. In each one of our new classes, students will learn about related age-appropriate […]

California History

What’s Happening in Our Online History Classes? Check Out Some of Our Hands-on Projects!

Highlights from Fall Semester Though all our classes are virtual, our instructors work tirelessly to design compelling visual and tactile projects that deepen learning. If you look at these projects, very quickly you will see how creatively and organically kids have engaged with their studies! California History: California Out of the Box Classes Native Peoples […]

California Field Trips

Places to Explore the Kingdoms of Living Things

Here are a few resources we have come across that we wanted to share with homeschool families! Eighteen months ago we published our Earth Party curriculum, which teaches students in grades 1-6 about the kingdoms of living things: Monera (bacteria), Protists (algae), Fungi (mushrooms), Plants, and Animals. We taught our own students this as we […]

California History

Contextualized Learning Through Studying California History

A Window into the California Out of the Box California History Curriculum Are you overwhelmed about how you will teach your young student(s) California state studies? Do you not know where to start? Are you from another state, or country, with no knowledge of the history of the Golden State? Are you looking for a […]

Book Reviews

Instructor Spotlight: Lynn Haselton

Early American History and Geography Class I have known Lynn since I began homeschooling in 2013. I remember meeting her in our homeschool day program in Pasadena; her daughters and my daughter became fast friends! In addition to sharing friends in common, we have continued our journey together as mothers of teenage girls, AND women […]

california history curriculum
California History

California History: Homeschool Curriculum and Online Classes

Are you looking for a California history curriculum for your 4th grader? Explore California Out of the Box! The curriculum is geared for a full year of study. Using a literature approach, families will read five historical fiction books, plus selected short stories and the Audubon Field Guide to California to explore history, geology, social […]

California History

Instructor Spotlight: Tracy Yeoh

California Out of the Box Classes I have known Tracy since I began homeschooling in 2013. I remember being a part of a homeschool day program in Pasadena with our kids, and attending an orientation meeting with her then year-old son Jeremy in her lap. (Jeremy was a third grade student in my online California […]