Dummy or Not… History’s HOT!

            When I began this year’s United States history course, I felt weighed down by the curriculum’s cumbersome strings of facts and dates, seemingly endless readings, and required memorizations of statistics, dates, and names that I knew I’d likely forget within a year or two. But guess what – history doesn’t have to be portrayed... Continue Reading →

Turn Up the Heat with Fahrenheit 451

            Fahrenheit 451 is a thrilling dystopian fiction novel written by Ray Bradbury. The book takes place in a futuristic city controlled by a totalitarian government that sends “firemen” to burn censored books—ironically, not to put out fires, but rather to start them. Fahrenheit 451 has curious parallelisms to today’s society. Remarkably, it even includes... Continue Reading →

Animal Farm: More Than Just a Bunch of Livestock

            Picture this: a group of daring individuals overthrow a ruler in the name of equality, and then immediately start to make themselves unequal. Sound like several familiar chapters in history? Probably. But it is also the basic gist of Animal Farm by George Orwell.             Animal Farm is an allegorical novel set on a... Continue Reading →

A Brave, Not Perfect Book Review

When I watched Reshma Saujani’s interview on Fox Business's The Maria Bartiromo Show about her book, Brave, Not Perfect, I felt inspired by what she was saying about this movement against sexism. So I decided to buy the book. Imagine my surprise when I realized I already owned one of her books, Girls Who Code,... Continue Reading →

Biology 1A and 1B

Grades: Biology 1A: 97% A; Biology 1B: 100% A Biology is all around us. It's hard to escape... even right now as I use my skeletal system and my brain to tap out the words on my keyboard I can feel thanks to my nerves (a keyboard which, I might add, is covered in microscopic... Continue Reading →

Algebra 1A and 1B

Grade Accomplished: Algebra 1A: 97%; Algebra 1B 100% Ahhh... Algebra, the bane of my existence last year. When you are homeschooling, you learn right away that certain curriculums work better than others and that everyone learns differently. Perhaps there is no better example of this than with my year of Algebra. Christa McAuliffe School of... Continue Reading →

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