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Everyday Mysteries – Questions – Libary of Congress

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Everyday Mysteries – Questions – Libary of Congress

Who invented electric Christmas lights? The Library of Congress sponsors the fascinating Everyday Mysteries collection: Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that...
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Animated Engines

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Animated Engines

Animated Engines offers fun and functioning illustrations which explain the inner workings of a variety of engines such as four stroke, diesel, jet propulsion, oscillating steam, ross yoke stirling and others you may never have heard of, and includes a fascinating look at how the animations were created in the how-to section of the...
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Free Paper Toys

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Free Paper Toys

From the website 100 Exceptional Free Paper Toys: “There is an underlying web world about papercraft modeling. It is not visible. It is hard to find. And, in many cases, the web sites are in a language that most of us can’t read. But, believe me, it is huge. And it is not about...
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AwesomeStories.com

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AwesomeStories.com

AwesomeStories.com: The Story Place of the Web uniquely uses the Internet to link its story content to hundreds of thousands of the world’s best on-line primary sources. Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see relevant maps, pictures, videos, artifacts, manuscripts and documents, in context, within each story. Take advantage of human-based searches for...
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Christmas Cookies

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Christmas Cookies

‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies, and Almost Unschoolers shares a lovely way of making three different cookies from one sugar cookie recipe: “In Lillian Hoban’s Arthur’s Christmas Cookies, Arthur wants to make Christmas cookies, as a Christmas gift. When he mistakes the salt for the sugar, though, it takes some fast thinking, and...
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Cliffs Notes

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Cliffs Notes

Cliffs Notes has over 300 literature guides online for free viewing. Browse alphabetically by title or by author, or search by keyword. Click to see the material divided by chapters, with character studies, study help, summaries, commentaries, and critical essays, and a pdf version can be inexpensively downloaded. Use CliffsNotes literature guides as a...
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Xtranormal: Text-to-movies

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Xtranormal: Text-to-movies

Do your homeschoolers have visions of becoming movie directors? Xtranormal’s Text-to-Movie site provides stock backgrounds, characters, soundtracks and movements that you string together to create your animated movie clip. Type what you want your character to say and you can even select what language he says it in – great for homeschoolers studying foreign...
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Children’s Picture Books

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Children’s Picture Books

Children’s Picture Books is a web site which lists and describes great picture books for children of all ages, some of which can beautifully introduce concepts in math, science, and other subjects. There are detailed and informative reviews for both old favorites and newly published books listed in the categories of General Interest, Math,...
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Schoolhouse Rock!

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Schoolhouse Rock!

Most adults have enjoyed the clever animation and rapid-fire lyrics of Schoolhouse Rock!, a series of musical educational short films that aired on television between 1973 and 1999 and covered subjects like grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics. A complete history is available at Wikipedia , and lyrics to most of the episodes...
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Martin Waldseemuller 1507 World Map

Martin Waldseemuller 1507 World Map

The Library of Congress purchased the Waldseemüller World Map (1507) in July 2001 from a German Prince whose family has owned it for over 400 years. At $10 million it is the single largest acquisition of the library, and is on permanent display in the Thomas Jefferson wing. Referred to as ‘America’s Birth Certificate,’...
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