Posts Tagged ‘ Curriculum Materials ’

Women Who Dare

For more than 200 hundred years, the Library of Congress has been gathering the resources necessary to tell the stories of the world’s most extraordinary women. Drawing on the photographs, letters and archival material in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Women Who Dare series celebrates the lives of women who have...
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The Iditarod

The Idatarod Helen Hegener, HEM Editor-in-Chief and co-publisher recently posted at the HEM Editor’s blog, From Anchorage to Nome. Here are a few more resources I’ve been enjoying this week as well. If you have any resources you would like to share, leave a commment here (you have to register- see bottom right) or...
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Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug was conceived to help young adults engage with story writing. Teenagers are powerful people, who don’t receive enough recognition of their hopes and aspirations. In an increasingly frenetic world, they are growing up younger and faster with more expected of them each day. Understanding how to write a good story is an...
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Schlessinger Media sent along the following announcement:

Schlessinger Media sent along the following announcements: Schlessinger Media Releases Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices in Time Series on DVD “Throughout the 20th century, charismatic world leaders used the power of speech to communicate difficult truths, galvanize citizens to fight for independence and to unite nations to defeat foreign enemies. The motivational...
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Find the Fun Productions – American History

American History DVDS from Howard Egger-Bovet
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Kids@Random

Kids@Random from Random House Publishers recently wrote to announce some new books. Some of the new book announcements were: The Cat in the Hat Party Edition, Meet Christopher Columbus(Landmark Book), Meet George Washington (Landmark Book), Meet Martin Luther King Jr.(Landmark Book), Meet Thomas Jefferson(Landmark Book), Meet Abraham Lincoln(Landmark Book). They also wrote to introduce...
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Windows into Wonderland – Electronic Field Trip Explores Hot Water in Yellowstone!

From the Yellowstone National Park Foundation: New Electronic Field Trip Explores Hot Water in Yellowstone! The Firehole River flows through three major geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park and receives thermal input from numerous geysers and hot springs. “Getting into Hot Water” investigates alterations in the chemical and physical characteristics of the stream, as...
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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: http://www.homeschoolingjourney.com/
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The Webliographer

The Webliographer is a tool designed by former Peabody Learning and Teaching Center developer Jay Pfaffman, now a professor of Computer Science at the University Of Tennessee Knoxville. The University School of Nashville’s “Lower School Webliographer” is possibly the most comprehensive webliographer in Pfaffman’s extensive system, containing anywhere from 900 to 1000 age-appropriate, teacher-screened...
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Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities

Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities from NSTA- Millions of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students’ curiosity. Deepen that interest with Adventures in Paleontology, a series of lively hands-on activities especially for middle schoolers. This beautifully illustrated full color book features 36 activities that open...
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