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Atmospheric Optics

Atmospheric Optics

The site description at Atmospheric Optics reads: “Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles – rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see...
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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Your parents probably kept a copy of the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac around the house – filled with wit and wisdom and surprisingly accurate forecasts, it was a staple of rural life, and a favorite everywhere. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids – a free online interactive website – offers the same mix of...
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iCivics

iCivics

“Democracy is not a spectator sport” So says Sandra Day O’Connor in her video introduction for teachers on the iCivics web site. iCivics is a web-based civics program that the former Supreme Court justice helped to develop. (They’ve recently changed their name from “Our Courts“, so you can check them out at either site.)...
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Crafts for Learning

Crafts for Learning

Award-winning author Kathy Ceceri’s Crafts for Learning activities are a fun and educational way to teach kids about discover science, math, history and art! Kathy writes: “Crafts-based lessons blend art and technology. They show how culture, language, environment, technology and trade influence the way people live. And they’re fun! “Crafts connect us to people...
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SparkNotes

SparkNotes

SparkNotes is a free online resource and series of study guides, also available via print, which students can turn to when they’re confused about a subject or searching for explanations. They help the reader understand books, write papers, and study for tests – clearly and concisely, and they never leave out important info. The...
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Kids Public Radio

Kids Public Radio

The Children’s Music Web, a non-profit resource for kids, families, and children’s performers worldwide, announces a new network for kids and families, featuring a wealth of web-based channels, archived audio, podcasts, and links – all free and commercial free! Kids Public Radio – KPR – is an entire network of free web-based radio channels...
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Crayola Creativity Guide

Crayola Creativity Guide

From the official Crayola site: The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate — their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities. Their parents and teachers nourished them with creative experiences and confidence building responses to their attempts, throughout their childhood. Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create,...
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DrawtheDog.com

DrawtheDog.com

If you have a young artist, a dog lover, or anyone who enjoys good artwork and fun cartoons about dogs, check out this unique site where great cartoons by an ex-Disney animator draw themselves right before your eyes! It’s mesmerizing and fun, and inspiring to young artists who’ll find plenty of encouragement for their...
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Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

The landmark Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1985 television series spans 14 hours, over three decades of history, and dozens of events across the country. This feature presents 25 of the major events, from Emmett Till’s murder in 1955 to the election of Harold Washington as Chicago’s first black mayor in...
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The World Flag Project

The World Flag Project

The World Flag was created in 1988 to raise awareness and funding for non-profit organizations working in the areas of Education, World Health, Human Rights and the Environment. It serves as a unifying symbol to inspire positive global change while continuing to embrace and celebrate our cultural diversity. Besides being a beautiful patchwork image...
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  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]

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    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

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    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

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  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s […]