• Day Trip Sedona Tuzigoot Montezuma

    Kid-Friendly Day Trip From Sedona: Junior Ranger Program at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument

    While on our Sedona vacation we took a day trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument.  This is a fun and educational day trip half an hour from Phoenix and and hour and a half from Sedona.  Montezuma and Tuzigoot are also another great opportunity to earn Junior Ranger Badges!  Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument both feature the ancient dwellings of the Sinagua people, Native Americans who lived in Arizona in pre-Columbian times. First Stop on the Day Trip: Spend a Few Hours at Montezuma Castle National Monument  Nestled in a sheer limestone cliff about 100 feet above the Verde Valley in Camp Verde,…

  • Homeschool American History Curriculum Elementary

    Our Star-Spangled Story: A Homeschool Elementary American History Curriculum Review

    When I first saw the email from Notgrass History that the Our Star Spangled Story American History curriculum for elementary grades was on the horizon I knew I had to get my hands on it!  We’ve been doing some roadschooling while vacationing over the last few years and I hadn’t been having much luck finding an elementary American History curriculum for my 7 year old. Many of the curriculum options I looked into didn’t touch on US History until 5th grade and I wanted to start building that foundation of knowledge now to pair with our upcoming roadschool travels and visits to living history sites like Colonial Williamsburg.  Our Star-Spangled Story…