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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

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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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Archaeology Resources

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Archaeology Resources

Time Travel with a Teaspoon: Archaeology For Kids by Rebecca Rupp was featured in the September-October 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine. Rebecca opened the column by writing: Caleb, our youngest son, wants (just now) to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Accordingly, he reads everything he can find on archaeological topics, surfs...
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iCivics

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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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Learning Styles & Methods

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Learning Styles & Methods

Learning styles and methods in homeschooling is the subject of a new post at the American Homeschool Association site: When families begin homeschooling, they often start by exploring how children learn, and familiarizing themselves with the many different educational methods and the different learning styles of children. These articles and resources provide a wealth...
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SparkNotes

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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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Crayola Creativity Guide

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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

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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

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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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Edmund Scientific

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Edmund Scientific

Got geeks? If so, you’ll want to check out a premier resource for those who dabble in the explorative sciences: Edmund Scientific – an outstanding source for robotics, electronics, magnetism, optics, solar, astronomy, alternative energy, chemistry, engines, motors, gears, pumps, microscopes and so much more! They offer a free catalog/Wish Book, and highlight new...
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Hands-On Learning

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Hands-On Learning

In these tough economic times, Kathy Ceceri’s wonderful collection of archived Hands-On Learning columns are just one more jewel that can be found within Home Education Magazine. In each column, Kathy offers easy to find resources and combines them with projects that are sure to inspire many hours of engaged and active learning with...
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