Friday, January 30, 2009

Unit Studies and Facebook!

Hello Facebook fans,

Here's the link to my Unit Study page on Facebook - come and join the fun:

Unit Studies on Facebook

See you there,
Amanda B.

And no, I am not addicted to Facebook, yet...

Thinking about having a vegetable garden this year?

With all that is going on in the economy, there is a huge amount of interest in fruit and vegetable gardening right now. I am working on an article on this topic, and came across a few links that will help you get started:

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Vegetable Gardening Know How Q&A

Revive the Victory Garden

History of the Victory Garden

There, that ought to help get you started as we get through this wintry season! Stay warm and plan your garden!

Amanda B.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Great Inauguration Link!

Yes, today's the day!

Inaugurations through the Years

Amanda B.

Twitter and Facebook

I am now moving into the new century, and some of you have asked about
how to find me out there:

Twitter - AmandaBinTN

Facebook -


Amanda B.

Friday, January 16, 2009

How much do YOU know about American government?

Take the online quiz and see:

After all of the research and writing that I have done for the American Government, Elections and Inauguration studies, I still only scored 92% - YIKES! So much to learn... :-)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Listen to Homeschool Mom and author on Focus on the Family!

From Tricia Goyer, author of the GenX books and Christian fiction:

"Focus on the Family! 
A dream realized!
In every person's life there are "big dreams." They are the ones that seem unreachable, yet are fun to think about just the same.

This week (1/8 & 1/9) you'll have the chance to experience one of my dreams with me by listening to my broadcast on Focus on the Family Daily Radio!

Listen in to Focus on the Family on your local station! Listen live here! Or ... if you can't tune in, request a copy of the broadcast here:

Part 1 (Jan. 8th)
Part 2 (Jan. 9th)

Also, as a BONUS I'll be chatting on the Focus on the Family Marriage Forum. Come chat with me!

Finally, if you like the broadcast, please email FOF and let them know you'd like to hear more broadcasts for Gen Xers ... and those in our generation! Also, thank them for having me on!"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Facebook and Unit Studies!

My new Facebook for Unit Studies page is fun, growing and here's the address:

Facebook - Unit Studies

Jump on board and we will all learn together!

Amanda B.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Inauguration 2009 Unit Study - lots of questions about...

when to start this study. The best time is in the next week, as it is a two-week study and Inauguration Day 2009 is on Tuesday, January 20th!

Inauguration 2009 Unit Study

Hope this helps!

Amanda B.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Big Surprise Announcement!

Inauguration 2009 Unit Study

Just in time to start the new year of studies, the brand new Inauguration 2009 Unit Study! Whew - I have learned so much about inaugurations after writing this one. I think that I'll get quite a bit more out of the actual inauguration celebration now, and I hope you and your family will, too! Start this on Monday and have some fun.

It is always exciting to see newly elected representatives take their place in our government, and this coming presidential inauguration is certainly history in the making! With the election of our first African American president, there is going to be so much that happens that is of historical significance, making a great unit study for learning about the inaugural process and the American presidency, as well as making memories from this very special occasion in American history.

This study will allow you and your family to take advantage of this special moment in history, helping learn more about the new president and the inauguration process, as well as some important facets of American history. Get on board, and get ready for a fun and interesting learning expedition. Some of the topics of this study include:
History of presidential inaugurations
History of some of the American presidents
Responsibilities of the President of the United States
Learning about President-elect Barak Obama and
Vice President-elect Joe Biden

This new two-week study will provide an understanding of what will be happening and the significance of each part of the transfer of power in Washington. We will be looking at the history of inaugurations in America – when and where they took take place, how the ceremony changed as the times changed, what was said during some of the inaugural addresses, and much more.

So, are you surprised? :-)  I hope so - I know that lotsa folks aren't looking forward to getting back to studying next week, and I wanted to write something just for YOU!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Surprise Announcement!

Happy New Year, one and all! Looking forward to a bright and fresh new year, full of opportunity and excitement. Thanks for being a part of this adventure, and watch for a fascinating Surprise Announcement in the next 24 hours! What a way to begin the new year...

Loving surprises,
Amanda B.

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