Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu

We are learning about the Andes Mountains and Machu Picchu this week as part of our World Geography studies.  I thought I’d share the amazing virtual aerial panorama tour of Machu Picchu that we are enjoying via Air Pano.

360* Aerial Panorama of Machu Picchu

AirPano is a project created by a team of Russian photographers focused on taking high-resolution aerial 360° photographs and 360° video. This site has lots of virtual tours that would make great visual supplements to any World Geography or World History curriculum.

Marking 500 Years

Reformation Day resources useful for commemorating the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

SDA Resources
Truth Triumphant for Youth- A 23 chapter story of the Church in the Wilderness first published by Pacific Press in 1944.  Would work great as a read-aloud for the month of October.  Engaging reading full of pictures and diagrams.

Audio version of The Great Controversy -All 42 chapters available for free download and listening

Printable coloring pages of Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneers.  At total of 31 pages

Visionary for Kids – Several of the free magazines cover the topic of the Great Controversy.  The sidebar lists the issues.

Our Adventist Heritage – a full collection of multimedia study resources from the Atlantic Union Conference Teacher Bulletin

Adventist Pioneer Stories – listen online courtesy of the University Park Community SDA Church


Other Notebooking/Lapbook/Unit Study Resources

Reformation Unit Lap-n-Note from HomeschoolShare

Reformation Day Ideas and Activities from Beyond A Doubt

Protestant Reformers Notebooking pages from Notebooking Fairy

The Civil War Trust – A US History Resource

Between middle school and high school,  many homeschoolers cover  US history twice and US Government once.   That means a need for wide variety of Civil War resources.  Fortunately, the Civil War Trust website has it all.  Click on the Education link and you will discover primary source documents, animated maps, photographs, videos, quizzes- more than enough material for either a survey of the Civil War period or an in-depth study.  The teacher lesson plans are categorized by grade level from elementary to high school.  There are even gifted and talented level lesson plans for the student that needs a challenge.  The printable and downloadable lesson plans are organized by themes and include links to worksheets and media supplements.

If you prefer to use only non-fiction materials in your history studies, you will find everything you need on this site.  Your Civil War study can focus on reading and analyzing primary sources with a wealth of newspaper opinion pieces, letters, speeches and other historic  documents available.  If you happen to own a pair of 3-D glasses, you will find the stereoview photographs- the 19th century version of 3-D photography to be especially intriguing.

The Civil War Trust is more than just an amazing history resource.  The Trust also has a goal of reclaiming and preserving important Civil War sites throughout America.  So far, they have saved more than 40,000 acres. Impressive.  This is a must-bookmark website.


Tell the World – The Full Film

“Tell the World” shares the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast region of the United States who would go on to set the foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the 19th century, the Church has been at the forefront of matters relating to health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation. 

You can learn more about the film at Tell the World

The 154 minute film can be viewed for free on You Tube.

Free Adventist History Resources

Free resources for those families who would like to incorporate Adventist history into their homeschool studies.




Adventist Pioneers Coloring Pages courtesy of  Adventist Heritage Ministry.  

Audio stream of over 100 Adventist pioneer stories courtesy of the University Park SDA church in Oregon.

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                            Lest We Forget : A 5 part printable unit study for upper elementary- jr. high aged students.

Our Adventist Heritage is another set of free printable resources and project ideas looking at                               the lives of early Adventist church pioneers.


There are several Pathfinder awards dealing with Adventist Church history.  Combine them with other doctrinal & Bible awards to earn the Master award for that category.


Don’t forget the Adventist Church’s official Office of Archives, Statistics and Research website– chock-full of photographs,
online archives and more.  An excellent resource for a high school level research project.


Homeschool Field Trip to the Alamo During GC – Join Us!

Alamo_panoSpend a morning with other SDA homeschoolers from around the world- join us for a SDA homeschool field trip to the Alamo during the General Conference Session!

This is a unique opportunity to meet and fellowship with other Seventh-day Adventist homeschool families while enjoying a tour of the historic Alamo.

There are two field trip dates planned:

  SUNDAY, JULY 5TH  @ 8:45AM


             WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH @ 8:45AM

 We will gather to the left of the main entrance (look for a sign) at 8:45am.   The Alamo opens at 9:00 and we can tour together.


Mark your calendar and plan to join us!