Curriculum

We Make Stories

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We Make Stories

We Make Stories, a story-creation site, owned by the children’s paperback publisher Puffin Books, lets kids ages 6-11 make their own storybooks, comic books, pop-up books, and treasure maps for Pirate Island, Deep Sea World or Outer Space. There’s only one free game, the rest are accessible for a one-time fee of $9.99, but...
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Dinosaurs for Kids!

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Dinosaurs for Kids!

Learn about dinosaurs with KidsDinos.com. Find out which dinosaur was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, the longest neck, or which ate the most food. Dinosaur-related games, activities, and other fun and educational tools, including a map of which dinosaurs lived where in the world 227,000,000 years ago!
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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

A Homeschool Curriculum for Pre-school and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones at BestHomeschooling.org is an excellent collection of links to educational and fun activities for helping young children learn. An excerpt: “Can anyone recommend a curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten?” This is a frequent question homeschooling bulletin boards and email lists. It’s a perfectly reasonable...
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Lunar Eclipse

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Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. It will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Winter Solstice since Dec. 21, 1638. A lunar eclipse occurs when...
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Spelling & Grammar

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Spelling & Grammar

JacKris Publishing specializes in providing spelling and grammar books to homeschoolers who want to sharpen their knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Growing With Grammar is a complete grammar course which includes eight separate grades (levels) that teach grammar rules and grammar usage, and Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary is a spelling program...
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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

Boomerang! is an audio program for kids 6-12. In each hour-long episode, the Boomerang! kids present stories about big ideas: science, current events, history, economics, poetry, geography, jokes, mysteries and more. The ‘About Us’ page explains: “We believe that the curiosity and wonder of a child is a gift to the world. We honor...
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WordXpress

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WordXpress

WordXpress is a unique educational software program and a high-speed vocabulary builder that will grow the vocabulary and dramatically improve writing skills. The unique features contained in the program, together with an amazing array of searchable reference dictionaries, provide a concentrated exposure to descriptive words – words you will not generally find in text...
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Google Search

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Google Search

As the most powerful search engine online, searching is at the heart of everything done at Google. Their engineers work every day to solve the hardest search problems, and thus improve your online experience, and they’ve built in shortcuts to many of the most popular searches. A few favorites include: Weather: To see the...
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Clothespin Button Racers

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Clothespin Button Racers

These fun do-it-yourself Clothespin Button Racers from the Almost Unschooling blog are a delight for kids who love creating their own fun! A handful of items you probably have laying around, some simple instructions, clear photos, and an invitation to hours of learning and adventure!
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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

“20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short, sweet, illustrated, free online guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web. If you have a budding webmaster in your home this might be a good resource to keep handy as it covers the Internet, how the...
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