Religion and Ethics Weekly- “The Life of Meaning”

Religion and Ethics Weekly, A Production of Thirteen/WNET New York recently sent along their monthly newsletter to our office which featured their new book, “The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt and Repairing the World.” The press release reads in part: Extraordinary people will say extraordinary things, especially when it is Bob Abernethy...
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Storynory Free Audio Stories from Prince Bertie the Frog

Prince Bertie the Frog brings you an audio story every week. Each one is read specially for him by his friend Natasha. But Bertie likes to share – so you can hear them too, ABSOLUTELY FREE! Browse our Story Archives and you will find over 75 children’s stories in audio. These include classic fairy...
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Physical Education Resources

If HEM Takes a Closer Look at Physical Education has sparked an interest, you might consider exploring a few of my favorite unschooling resources from HEM’s Guide to Resources. Fitness The Wisconsin based Leader-Telegram offers some excellent physical fitness resources. Here are some that I found interesting: The Fitness Files. Fitness Fundamentals: * Why...
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Undersea Encounter Books

American Library review of the Undersea Encounters series reads: Partners in the Sea “In this nicely designed volume in the Undersea Encounters series, the authors introduce marine symbiosis, explaining mutualism and commensal partnerships as well as parasitism, providing numerous examples to clarify the concepts. Though most of the examples describe invertebrates such as sponges,...
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Schools Are For Fish

“Schools Are For Fish” This comic strip series takes a humorous look at the issues faced by homeschoolers and unschoolers as they deal with a world that doesn’t always understand their lifestyle choices.
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Calm and Compassionate Children by Susan Usha Dermond

Ten Speed Press recently sent along a press release on Susan Usha Dermond’s Calm and Compassionate Children, A Handbook. After reading the press release, I thought others might find it interesting as well. The summary from the Ten Speed Presss Website states: “Building on such inherent qualities as openheartedness and trust, parents and teachers...
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The Salvadori Center

The Salvadori Center is a not-for-profit educational organization founded by renowned engineer, Dr. Mario Salvadori. In 1976, Dr. Salvadori began working in middle-school classrooms in Harlem, He volunteered to teach a course based on his book, Why Buildings Stand up, to engange them in “real world design” and construction activities. The website tells more...
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Only the Best- Middle School Books

Kathy Bjorklund is the creator of the site “Only the Best” Current Middle School Fiction and Readable Nonfiction Books. She was a teacher and librarian in the public schools in Washington State for over 30 years. From her extensive knowledge of young adult literature, she has compiled lists of current books for young adolescents...
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Eloise, the Witch and the Wordsmith

An adventure story is available on the Internet that should be of special interest to those who home school children of 6-9 years. “Eloise, the Witch and the Wordsmith” is a multimedia presentation of 2 hours that includes narration as its mode of communication, supported by illustrations and music. The story presentation is very...
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The Mother-Daughter Project

How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds, and Thrive Through Adolescence SuEllen Hamkins – Author, Renee Schultz – Author Even though I have sons, I enjoyed reading this book that shares a model that The Mother-Daughter Project used in their community to create a haven for their daughters. The press release...
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