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Hear from teens, homeschooling parents, homeschool grads, and singles who are just like you. They love the Lord, resist temptation, sometimes blow it, struggle with relationships, and are pressing on to see Jesus face to face! Great discussions that will stretch you to live Christian lives.

    Reading Adds Joy to Life

    Reading Adds Joy to Life

    Reading Adds Joy to Life

    In “Reading Adds Joy to Life,” Episode, #212, join Meredith Curtis for inspiration for parents and teens to read books for pure enjoyment! Reading excellent literature for fun works out your brain, stretches your vocabulary, increases your attention span, cultivates compassion, and builds character. Plus when you read for fun, you release endorphins and add joy to life!





     



     



     











     



     

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    Show Notes

    Reading for fun is enriching and education.



    Reading is a Brain Workout!

    Flex your brain muscles – improve comphrehension, build thinking & logic skills



    Improves Vocabulary

    Classical literature and well-written works will expose you to a richer vicoabulary. Older books have more description, conversation, and character development.



    Increase Attention Span

    Opening a book takes us away from short blogs, short movie scenes, and shorter commercials. Trains our brain to focus.



    Cultivate Compassion & Character

    Times change but human problems remain the same. Choosing books with good role models can impact you. He who walks with the wise grows wise.



    Add the Joy!

    Everyone loves a good story! Everyone loves an intellectual challenge like a mystery. Or a lovely romance. Or a grand adventure.



    What Shall I Read?

    Check our reading lists for every age imaginable: https://www.powerlineprod.com/homeschooling/reading-lists/



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    Career Choices & Decisions

    Career Choices & Decisions

    Career Choices & Decisions

    In “Career Choices & Decisions,” Episode, #211, join Meredith Curtis on a challenging adventure to make career decisions or guide teens through the process. Some teens know what career path they want to choose early on but most teens graduate from high school not sure what they want to do with the rest of their lives. And that is okay. Exploring career options will help you narrow down your focus. There are specific ways to explore career options and cultivate general work world skills.





     



     



     











     



     

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    Show Notes

    Let’s talk about careers.

    Balance between following your dream & earning a living – choose career!



    First Things First

    God has a unique call on your life.



    Teens are Passionate

    Teens are wired for Passion! If they don’t find it serving God, they will look elsewhere



    Be Curious about Careers



    * Ask Questions

    * Career Panel

    * Ask Questions and Share w Each Other

    * Listen to Podcasts

    * Spend a Day at Work



    Volunteer



    * Teaching Sunday School

    * Coaching Sports

    * Sound Team at Church

    * Giving Tours

    * Tutoring

    * Planning Events

    * Catering

    * Photography



    Apprenticeships



    * Plumbing

    * Mechanic/Garage

    * Museums

    * Medical

    * Dental

    * Business Office

    * Church Office



    Online Surveys



    * DISC Personality Inventories

    * Skills, Interests, & Values Assessments

    * Resources for Career Exploration



    Resources for Career Exploration

    Career Exploration is part of my Economics, Finances, and Business course, a one-credit high school class. Purchase Economics, Finances, & Business in print at Amazon. Purchase the E-book at PowerlineProd.























    Economics, Finances, and Business covers everything your teen ever wanted to know about economics, managing household finances, career, college, buying a car, renting an apartment, making a will, and starting a home business.



    Life Skills

    Soft Skills





    * Manners

    * Integrity

    * Faithfulness

    * Good Work Ethic

    * Communication Skills

    * Interview Practice

    * Fill Out a Job Application

    * Write a Resume



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    Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History

    Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History

    Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History

    In “Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History,” Episode, #210, Meredith Curtis talks to teens and parents about the benefits of travel to explore Early American History. Meredith takes you to early settlements, colonial towns, the Museum of the Bible, American Revolution sites, Presidential Homes, living museums, and federal buildings.





     



     



     











     



     

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    We have a beautiful heritage of freedom in the USA. It’s fun to jump in the family van and explore our early history on site! Taking our children to visit amazing places across this beautiful nation of ours can help inspire a love of freedom. 



    Spanish Settlements



    * St. Augustine (Florida)

    * The California Mission Trail



    English Settlements



    * Jamestown, Virginia

    * Plymouth, Massachusetts



    Colonial Towns



    * Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

    * New Castle, Delaware

    * Charleston, South Carolina



    American Revolution



    * Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    * Mount Vernon, Virginia - the home of George Washington

    * Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia - the home of Thomas Jefferson

    * Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation Red Hill, Virginia

    * Old North Church Historic Site, Boston, Massachusetts



    Early America



    * Lewis & Clark Boat House & Museum, St. Charles, Missouri

    * Fort Boonesborough State Park Living History (NPS), Richmond, Kentucky

    * Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

    * Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Delaware



    US Federal Buildings



    * US Supreme Court, Washington DC

    * US Capitol, Washington DC

    * US White House, Washington DC



    Museum of the Bible



    * Washington DC

    * The Museum of the Bible is an amazing museum dedicated to God’s Word. Exhibits focus on the stories of the Bible, archaeology, Bible history, art treasures, the Bible’s impact on the world and, drum roll, the Bible’s impact on America! This is the perfect section to learn about Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Religious Freedom in America, and the Abolition Movement. This museum is amazing! The Museum of the Bible is located at 400 South Street, SW, Washington, D.C.  20024. Visit online: a rel="NOFOLLOW" href="https://www.museumofthebible.

    Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World

    Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World

    Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World

    In “Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World,” Episode, #209, Meredith Curtis invites you to meet 5 amazing women who changed the world! A Jewish momma, a pastor’s wife, a Victorian mother, the mother of a President, and a modern woman have or are all changing the world. Each faced or face challenges, yet each woman perseveres. Be inspired and encouraged by the lives of these women!





     



     



     







     







     

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    Show Notes

    The hand that rock the cradle rules the world. Meet five women who changed the world!



    Jochebed

    A young Jewish wife and mother who had only a few years to impart her faith in her son who would grow up to be the deliverer Moses.



    Susannah Wesley

    After giving birth to 19 children, 10 made it infancy. Two of her sons led a revival in England, one writing over 1,000 hymns. Susannah was purposeful in raising her children for the glory of God.



    Mary Eliot Edison

    When Thomas exasperated his teachers, they labeled him “dumb” and “lazy” so Mary kept him home and taught him herself.



    Nelle Reagan

    Nelle’s alcoholic husband made life difficult for Nelle and her two sons. But her faith in God and heart to serve others gave a future President a good foundation.



    You!

    In choosing to homeschool, you are changing the world – here’s why!



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    • 22 min
    Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!

    Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!

    Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!

    In “Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!,” Episode, #208, Meredith Curtis talks to teens and parents about the benefits of teens planning the next family road trip! She gives the practicals of what to plan and how to budget for a trip. Teens can pack their suitcase, pack the car, and map out the trip. Oh, and don’t forget the itinerary!





     



     



     







     







     

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    Most homeschool families hit the road in the spring or summer for that wonderful family vacation! Hey Teens, why not plan the next family road trip (with some input and help financially, of course). It’s super-fun and you should get homeschool credit for it!



    Benefits of Planning a Road Trip



    * Finance & Budgeting Skills

    * Booking Hotels, Campsites, etc.

    * Mapping Skills

    * Food Planning & Prep Skills

    * Decision-Making & Planning Skills

    * Decision-Making on Behalf of Others for their Benefit



    What to Plan



    * Itinerary

    * Overnight Stops – Hotel, Campsite, Airbnb

    * Best Route with Stops (Scenic vs. Speed)

    * What to Bring & How to Pack

    * Saving/Spending Money

    * Recording the Memories – Photos, Videos

    * Tune-Up, Tires, etc Before Trip



    Road Trip Finances



    * Hotel, Food, Gas

    * Theme Park & Museum Expenses

    * Clothing & Essentials for Trip



    Packing Practicals



    * Clothing, Shoes, Equipment (tennis rackets), Hats, Sunglasses,

    * Coolers for Snacks & Drinks

    * Blankets, Pillows



    Snacks for the Cars & Other Important Vehicle Info



    * Snacks & Drinks for Car

    * Tune-Up Before Trip: Tire, Brakes, Fluids

    * Mileage

    * Flat Tire, Gas Tank, Stops



    Map Out the Trip!



    * Use Atlas or Online

    * Are there any stops (e.g We’re driving pretty close to the Grand Canyon or Smokey Mountains)



    Itinerary



    * Go, go, go family or rest, rest, rest?



    What does your family love? Sports, beach, mountains, museums, theme parks, boating, hiking?

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    Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun

    Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun

    Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun

    In “Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun,” Episode, #206, join Meredith Curtis and learn to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in a meaningful way. Pass on biblical truth and values to your children through family traditions, devotions, crafts, food, and fun. Experience the depth of the Holy Week & Resurrection celebrations with role playing and object lessons. Don’t worry – Meredith likes to celebrate the easy way!





     



     



     







     







     

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    Every Gospel Writer shares the details of Jesus’ final week from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection.



    Biblical Truth

    The Final Week – Biblical Events (Resurrrection Eggs, Laminated 8”x11” posters)

    Resurrection Power



    Biblical Values

    Celebrating, Thanking, Worship, Sharing the Good News



    Family Traditions

    Church, Devotions, Extended Family Meals, Palm Sunday Parade, Egg Hunts, Hats, New Easter Dresses, Crafts, Scripture Placecards



    Devotions

    Family Devotions Start Palm Saturday to Sunday after Easter

    Jesus Anointed, Palm Sunday, Jesus Clears Temple, Passover, Garden, Arrest, Trial, Cross, Burial, Resurrection, Appears to Disciples, Walk to Emmanus, Jesus Reinstates Peter, Ascension



    Crafts

    Easter Wheel, Resurrection Eggs,



    Food

    Passover Seder: Roasted Chicken, Lamb, Apple & Walnut Charoset, Carrot Salad, Potato Latke, Cheese Blintzes, Apple Tartlets

    Good Friday Ideas: Lamb or Roast or Fish, Parslied Potatoes, Asparagus, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Red Grape Juice

    Easter Breakfast Ideas: Broccoli Quiche, Cinnamon Rolls, Raspberry Cheese Danish, Orange Juice, Coffee

    Easter Dinner Ideas: Ham or Roast, Potato Salad, Jello Salad, Deviled Eggs, Minted Peas & Carrots, Carrot Cake, Coconut Cake, Key Lime Pie



    Role Playing

    Dress Up & Act It Out

    Podcast, Radio Drama, Video



    Object Lessons

    Resurrrection Eggs

    Lamb Blood & Snake Venom

    When snake venom is injected into a lamb or sheep, the animal will create antibodies to fight the poison.

    When the sheep is bitten by a poisonous snake, it will have difficulty swallowing, the tongue will protrude from the mouth, and the animal will dribble saliva. Often the animals will be unable to stand after he expels his stomach contents through his nose. After remaining motionless for a period of time, the sheep will regain consciousness.

    The sheep’s stomach contains a special enzyme found in the stomach that breaks down the venom.

    2 weeks of Family Devotions & Crafts



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