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Everyday Mysteries – Questions – Libary of Congress

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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AwesomeStories.com

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

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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Gnarly Math

Gnarly Math

The educational CD-ROM Solid Gold Gnarly Math offers more than eighteen hours of entertainment and instruction and teaches Geometry, Algebra, Trig, Probability, Statistics, Numbers, and Topology. It also features games, magic tricks, puzzles, and a Math Lab. This CD can be helpful if you’d like to provide your kids with a head-start in mastering...
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Xtranormal: Text-to-movies

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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Schoolhouse Rock!

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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Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup lets you create 3-D models of anything. You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they’ve made on the Google 3D Warehouse. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants...
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Eclectic Homeschool Online

Eclectic Homeschool Online

Eclectic Homeschool Online is an outsdtanding web site which provides resources and assistance that allows homeschoolers to homeschool their children in a manner that suits each individual child’s needs and gifts. Their resource collection lists close to 3,000 reviews which you can search or browse by category. Eclectic Homeschool Lite is a companion site...
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Best Homeschooling

Best Homeschooling

Lillian Jones’ Best Homeschooling and Homeschooling Gateway to the Internet is a treasure trove of information, great reading, and almost limitless resources for homeschooling – a one-stop cornucopia with no pesky ads or affiliate links to clutter up your reading. Hundreds of favorite links to free homeschooling resources and information about learning and teaching,...
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Science Projects

Science Projects

This school-oriented but homeschool-helpful site offers a listing of ideas for elementary, middle, and high school Science Fair Projects – experiments involving everything from plants to X-ray machines – with useful links and hot tips on how to prepare science experiments. They have hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology,...
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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
    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
    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 […]