The History of Halloween – from the History Channel

Explore the History Channel to explore the Hstory of Halloween.
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Homeschooling Journey

Homeschooling Journey is full of articles on frugal ways to give your child a great education. It also offers over 100 free worksheets for math and language arts. The url is:
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HEM-Recipes is a new discussion list – here’s the list description: The Homeschool Kitchen is a popular column in Home Education Magazine, written by Christine Gable. The introduction to The Homeschool Kitchen reads: Admidst the incomplete sentences, algebraic equations, hands-on history projects and baskets of laundry that miraculously seem to multiply in the course...
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Free Resources from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Annenberg Classroom Annenberg Classroom is a new website for educators established to advance public understanding of and appreciation for democracy and to address serious issues facing the country and the world. It contains no-cost state-standardized curricula, lesson plans, multimedia programs, and other teaching materials along with a national discussion forum for teachers and...
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Jr. Vet

Jr. Vet Curiosoft (Curiosity Software) Contact: Action Merchant E-mail: Educational game series introduces children to anything and everything they want to be. Chicago, IL Curiosoft added the Jr. Vet game to the award-winning Jr. Series. Jr. Vet is a game where children parade through an animal hospital and help cure animals like...
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Gaming Shakespeare

Gaming Shakespeare, a London based production company, has created a very exciting DVD and Interactive Educational Game based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  Three abridged version were filmed and incorporated into a 1599 Virtual Globe Theatre performed to an animated Elizabethan audience.  This footage has then been incorporated into a game that invites the player...
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2006 World Scholar Athlete Games

2006 World Scholar Athlete GamesJune 24 – July 2, 2006The University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI The 2006 Games will bring together approximately 2,000 young scholars who have completed grades 9,10, 11 or 12 and who are talented in athletics or the fine arts. These young leaders will come to the University of...
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The Art of Doodling

Enchanted Mind – The Art of Doodling Doodling as a Creative Process    “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~Henry Ward Beecher It is well established that much of our creative expression is birthed in the unconscious mind. To use creative expression and...
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A Pennywhistle for Christmas

A Pennywhistle for Christmas One Christmas, a number of years ago, I opened a present from my brother and found a pennywhistle. Hoping to put a little space between the rest of the family and my practicing, I went down cellar next to the warm furnace. I wondered if I could play Christmas carols...
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Holiday Books from Dover

Dover Publications Books for the Holidays Since 1941, Dover Publications has offered great books at amazing prices—including over 600 titles that sell for less than $2.00! With over 8,000 value-priced titles there’s a Dover book for just about every interest imaginable, and Dover Publications stands behind every product they sell with an unconditional money-back...
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