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Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. It will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Winter Solstice since Dec. 21, 1638. A lunar eclipse occurs when...
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WordXpress

WordXpress

WordXpress is a unique educational software program and a high-speed vocabulary builder that will grow the vocabulary and dramatically improve writing skills. The unique features contained in the program, together with an amazing array of searchable reference dictionaries, provide a concentrated exposure to descriptive words – words you will not generally find in text...
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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

“20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short, sweet, illustrated, free online guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web. If you have a budding webmaster in your home this might be a good resource to keep handy as it covers the Internet, how the...
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Encyclopedia Britiannica

Encyclopedia Britiannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica offers over 120,000 articles, an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, news headlines, a guide to the Web’s best sites, -and much more, with articles and media developed especially for children aged 9 to 14, with research...
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Kidipede

Kidipede

Kidipede is a kids’ encyclopedia, online since 1996. A lot of kids use Kidipede for homeschooling. You can find out about Ancient Greece, or how to make yogurt, or about why fires need air to burn. Kidipede will tell you who invented algebra, and what happens in the Iliad, and what Confucius said. Kidipede...
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Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones

Where else could you read a true story by a 14 year old Indonesian girl, a poem by a 9 year old Japanese boy and see pictures drawn by kids from all over the globe? Skipping Stones describes itself as “a non-profit children’s magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and linguistic...
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Biology 4 Kids

Biology 4 Kids

If you are looking for basic biology information, check out Rader’s Biology 4 Kids. It’s not just biology for kids, it’s for everyone; information on cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics. Biology is the study of LIFE and the changes that take place with and around...
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Blick’s Arts & Crafts Lessons

Blick’s Arts & Crafts Lessons

Blick Art Materials remains the premier art supply source for professional artists, students, and teachers, and their annual Artist’s and Educator’s catalogs, more than 500 and 600 pages, respectively, are considered industry “bibles.” They offer hundreds of printable lesson plans and video workshops designed to bring the value of creativity to any teaching experience,...
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Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s Fables

Created by John R. Long, this truly comprehensive, family-oriented archive contains hundreds of texts (and many images and RealAudio recordings) of a huge collection of Aesop’s Fables, indexed in table format, with the morals listed, and will appeal to anyone who appreciates the subtle humor, insight, and timeless wisdom of short tales such as...
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Free-Ed.net

Free-Ed.net

Free-Ed.net is “the world’s largest, fastest growing, most highly regarded source of totally free education. Serving the education needs of a global community since 1997. No tuition, no books to buy, no hidden fees It’s free … all of it!” Free-Ed is geared primarily toward adults seeking to continue or supplement their education, but...
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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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