Teresa enjoys working with homeschool families and organizations across the country. She has recently appeared at several homeschool conferences and events. In 2009, Teresa Funke & Company adapted her popular School Kits for the homeschool market at the request of several homeschooling families.
If you’re interested in having Teresa appear at a homeschool event in your area or to do a phone-in visit to your homeschool organizations, contact her at email@example.com or 970-215-4155.
All homeschool students are encouraged to send Teresa their family stories about World War II for publication on her website. Please visit the Reader’s Stories Page on this site and also the Lesson Plans page for more information. Also, check out this flyer for more information (PDF).
Teresa Funke & Company now offers homeschool kits for each of the Home-Front Heroes books. Each kit comes with a copy of one of the books and a lesson plan specific to that novel. It also includes sixteen additional student activities and a gift from the author.
To order, click on the link to the right.
"What an EXCITING series and curriculum to
make history come alive for homeschoolers!
We’ve been homeschooling for more than 12
years, and we just LOVE Doing My Part and
The No-No Boys, and we’re excited for the next
installment. Both my 13-year-old boy and 6-yearold
girl sat in rapt attention as I read them the
chapters. The lesson plans are creative and easy
to understand and implement. Kudos to the
creators of this wonderful series!”
-- Lisa Spires, homeschool mother of two
“ True stories put together in a way
that young people can relate to really
get my daughter excited about history.
The lesson plans and activities you
provide are so straightforward, and
the additional language arts exercises
you include are just wonderful!
The expression of moral conscience
and love of country in your series is
unmatched in books today.”
-- Marguerite, Joe and Tara McKeon
“ I really liked The No-No Boys because it was based on a real story. I’m going to tell my friends
they should read this book because it’s a great story! I want to read the next one.”
-- Dillon, aged 9
“ The No-No Boys is an engaging tale.
My son got a good idea of what life really
was like for kids his age in a very
difficult situation. The homeschool
packet is fantastic as well, because
it offers fun and interesting ways to
learn more about WWII. The activities
are a far cry from “busy work.”
They are exercises in creative writing,
drama, art and more.”
-- Janet Otto, homeschooler and mother of Dillon
“Doing My Part brought WWII alive for my kids.
It made them aware of all they take for granted.
Each lesson stimulates student thought as to
how they might have reacted if they were placed
in the same situation. My students are eager
for me to read the next book in the Home-Front
-- Beth Schaffer has homeschooled all three of her
children and also teaches fourth grade part-time at
the Phonics Factory
"I loved all of your books, but V for Victory was my favorite. I just really liked Miguel."
Mike, aged 10
A Note from Teresa
For over a decade now, I’ve been impressed and inspired by the creative teaching methods of the homeschool families I know. So when they asked me to adapt my popular books and teaching materials for the homsechoool market, I was thrilled. It’s my genuine hope that you and your kids enjoy my books and our amazing Do Your Part teaching materials. World War II is my passion, and it’s a time period that resonates with today’s children. It was an era when kids were called upon to support their families and their country and to uphold their beliefs and values.
And they rose to the challenge! Through our kits, I hope your kids will learn that reading and writing about history can be fun and that kids CAN make a difference in their world. And please remember to capture your own family stories from this time period while you still can! If you send them to me, I’ll post them on my website, www.teresafunke.com.
I hope to hear from you. Let me know what you think of the books and the homeschool kits, and if you’d like me to visit or phone in to your homeschool organization, I’d enjoy speaking to you. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours truly, Teresa R. Funke
Get your Doing My Part, V for Victory, The No-No Boys, or Wave Me Good-bye Homeschool Kit by clicking here.
Our ad, as seen in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, which gave the Home-Front Heroes books a glowing review!