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There is a new board game called Pitch-A-Story. This dynamic literacy development tool engages students to become better readers, writers, listeners and presenters. Up to 18 players can participate in teams, making it a perfect tool in team-based teaching environments. Plus, it s a terrific after school activity. In addition, the game comes with...
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Winged Sandals

Winged Sandals Take the tour with Hermes the messenger god, through a magical place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters. The site offers animated stories from Classical Mythology, games to play with characters from Classical Myths, search a character, place or keyword from Classical Mythology, Learn about life in Ancient Greece...
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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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Today in History

From the Library of Congress: Today in History
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AERO’s 2nd Annual Student Essay Contest

We are very proud to announce AERO’s 2nd Annual Student Essay Contest. Please pass this information on to all interested students and please post at your local alternative school/program/resource center. Eligibility: Less than 18 years of age; currently enrolled in an alternative school or homeschooling/unschooling Requirements: No more than 1,500 words and no less...
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Constitution Translated for Kids, by Cathy Travis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Translate the Constitution for Kids this 4th of July; More Americans Can Name All Five “Simpson’s” Than All Five First Amendment Rights WASHINGTON, D.C. – School may soon be ending, but the learning shouldn’t stop when classroom doors close. This 4th of July, it’s time to break out the history books...
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Life Without School is collecting stories on “Why we homeschool.”

Life Without School, LWOS, ( ) is collecting stories on “Why We Homeschool.” We would love to hear your stories about why you homeschool. How does homeschooling benefit your children, your family, you as a parent. We are interested in all stories that celebrate finding your own way with your child(ren) and that...
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The Homeschool Buyers Co-op, an online nonprofit based in California, is proud to announce the most comprehensive Internet listing of contests and scholarships available to homeschooled students – over 124,000 different prizes worth over $2.5 million! The Homeschool Buyers Co-op mission is to make homeschooling more affordable. It does this by negotiating discounts from...
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Maps 101

Maps101 Maps101® is an online learning program featuring thousands of maps, classroom activities, educational quizzes and more. With an annual subscription to Maps101®, your K-12 learners will have access to: • More than 4,000 easy-to-print maps • Over 200 K-12 lesson plans • Daily and weekly current events articles • Up-to-date World & U.S....
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Usborne Books

Link: EDC Publishing. In 1973, Peter Usborne decided that educational, nonfiction books would need to change in order to compete with TV and comics. He borrowed some ideas from these two media and hired educational consultants to oversee the writing to make sure that the books would satisfy the child’s interest but also arouse...
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    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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