Jan 01

Homeschool Library : Free Educational Resources

This site features an extensive Library of Links in a wide variety of subject areas to support all of your learning needs! Each link is classified according to the Melvil Decimal System named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian.

Homeschool for FREE, with the convenience made possible in this age of information. Homeschool Library provides quick and easy access to thousands of educational websites, curriculum, lesson plans, online books and courses, web-based learning activities, videos and games!

The helpful post categories, and pages organized by subject and grade, will enable you to quickly find just what you’re looking for! Use the drop-down menu at the top of the page, or the list of categories in the sidebar, to find a subject of interest. You can also type a keyword in the search box or browse the most popular tags.

Subscribe to receive a free Link of the Day via e-mail! Sign up in right sidebar…>>>

Bookmark this site and check back often – I’m continually adding new web links as I find them! Do you know of a free online resource that would be helpful to the homeschool community? Submit your favorites towoman_on_computer

About Me: I’m a homeschool mom with a degree in Library & Information Technology, and an interest in many different subjects. I enjoy reading, writing, and doing research on the internet. I’m always on the lookout for new links to post!

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Nov 29

Bringing Earth Science to Life

bringing-earth-science-to-lifeEdGEO of Canada has worked in partnership with volunteer EdGEO workshop facilitators to compile a digital resource manual containing exciting learning activities relevant to junior and intermediate curricula.

Bringing Earth Science to Life” features practical hands-on learning activities grouped under the themes of earth history, geomorphology, surface processes, soils, rocks, minerals, tectonics, using natural resources, and careers, along with an overview containing links to online activities, downloadable lesson plans, and additional resources.

All of the materials support current teaching methodology that values hands-on experiences where students take an active role in learning. The units can be used as presented or tailored to meet local needs. The resources are available for download as a single ZIP archive or as individual PDF files on the EdGEO website free of charge.

By providing educational opportunities for today’s teachers and, through them, their students, EdGEO seeks to cultivate a heightened awareness of our planet. “Bringing Earth Science to Life” is generously funded by Natural Resources Canada.

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Nov 28

The World’s Most Relaxing Tune

In 2011, UK band Marconi Union collaborated with the British Academy of Sound Therapy to create the world’s most relaxing tune, which reportedly slows and syncs your heart rate to your alpha brainwaves. The 8-minute song titled “Weightless” features guitar, piano, and manipulated field recordings. You don’t have to watch the video unless you’re partial to drones flying in circles. 😉

(Download the full, high-quality version here)

So what do you think? Is this the world’s most calming tune? Leave a comment, and let us know what your favorite relaxing songs are!

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Nov 17

Thanksgiving Story: Free Ebook

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Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is just a week away!

America’s Thanksgiving commemorates the Pilgrims’ harvest feast, part of the story of the settling of Plymouth Colony, an important period in American history. Since the Pilgrims’ original feast was never repeated, it can’t really be called the beginning of a tradition, nor did the Pilgrims call it a Thanksgiving Feast. Nevertheless, the 1621 feast has become a model for our own Thanksgiving celebration.

The Thanksgiving Story is a FREE e-book courtesy of Homeschool Patriot & Knowledge House!

48 pages of Thanksgiving resources including:
-The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving
-The Mayflower Compact
-The First Ever National Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1777
-Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1782
-Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789
-Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863
-The First Thanksgiving (from “Stories of the Pilgrims”)
-Pilgrim Timeline
-Pilgrim Trivia
-Thanksgiving Links
-Thanksgiving Poems & Prayers
-Thanksgiving Quotations
-Thanksgiving Scriptures
-Thanksgiving Picture Study
-Thanksgiving Worksheets
-Thanksgiving Activities
-and much more!!!

Click Here to Download “The Thanksgiving Story” (PDF)

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Nov 14

Homeschooling Teen – November 2016

The November issue of Homeschooling Teen magazine is online. Read all of these articles and more at HomeschoolingTeen.com!

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Homeschooling Teen Profile

Marli Tague: Lumerit Scholar

Marli earned dual credit for high school and college while participating in international missions work.

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Homeschool Friendly College

George Mason University

GMU was named after George Mason, one of the founding fathers of the United States.

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Homeschooling High School

Things to Keep in Mind When Taking Classes Online

If you’re planning to attend online classes or have already started, there are a few things that can help you succeed.

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Guest Column

The Effectiveness of Individual Teens Learning At Home

The decision to choose individual home learning for your teenager can be supported by these strong benefits.

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Homeschool Electives

Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers

A Parent-Friendly Curriculum for Teaching Teens to Handle Money, Live Moral Lives and Get Ready for Adulthood.

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College Life

5 Powerful Tools to Help Your Writing Spark

Here are five powerful tools to help your writing spark and fuel your writing process.

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Careers

Top 10 Criminal Justice Careers

You can find a rewarding career in law enforcement, or another segment of criminology.

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Readers Write

A Minimum Wage Story

A story about the effect of minimum wage on youth employment.

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Life Through a Teen’s Eyes

Forestry

The 4-H Forestry program teaches youth about trees and forests.

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Homeschool Characters in Literature and Film

Little Women: A Heartwarming Story for Girls of All Ages

Little Women is a fictionalized autobiography of Louisa May Alcott and her sisters.

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Movie Reviews

Avalon

Barry Levinson’s heartfelt masterpiece perfectly captures the Jewish experience in America.

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Books by Homeschoolers

Amazing 5 Books to Read If You Are a Homeschooling Parent

The Homeschool Experiment, The Way They Learn, The Well-Trained Mind, Pocketful of Pinecones, and 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential.

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Marvelous Little Discovery

ARKI Teen Authors Award: Why is this Crucial?

Alifia tells about her experiences in the Academy of Creative Youth Indonesia.

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STEM Time

The Private Eye: A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplinary Mind

An interdisciplinary STEM program that combines science with creative thinking.

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Teen Tech Talk

DeskCycle: My New Workout Buddy

The DeskCycle turns your desk into a fun fitness work station.

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Manny Mechanix

DIY Mini Motor

Manny’s newest video shows how to make a mini motor.

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Need a Clue?

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2

There is a very good mod called “the sith lord restored content modification” that fixes most of the issues with this game.

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Game Reviews

Life is Strange

Too bad if you do something stupid in real life, you can’t rewind your way out of it.

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Zach’s Reviews

Mafia 3

This game takes place in 1968 and you play as Lincoln Clay, an African American Vietnam soldier.

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Zoe’s Art Corner

Shay Volta Fan Art by Zoe

Here is a drawing I made of Shay Volta from the game Broken Age.

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Infographic

10 Unusual Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

From ice cream taster to embalmer, check out these unusual jobs that have surprisingly good salaries.

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View this month’s magazine online at HomeschoolingTeen.com

If this copy has been forwarded to you and you would like to have Homeschooling Teen Magazine sent directly to your inbox each month: 1. Go to http://www.HomeschoolingTeen.com. 2. Type your e-mail address into the sign-up form in the right sidebar (below the Facebook “Like” box). 3. You will receive a confirmation email. Once you click “Confirm,” you will be notified of every future issue by e-mail (each containing a link to Manage Subscriptions, so you can unsubscribe at any time). Rest assured, we will never sell or share your e-mail address with any third party. Don’t miss a single issue of Homeschooling Teen Magazine. Subscribe today!

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Oct 18

Homeschooling Teen – October 2016

sparky-tee-thThe October issue of Homeschooling Teen magazine is now online. Read all of these articles and more at HomeschoolingTeen.com!

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Homeschooling Teen Profile

Sam Salo, Homeschool Tutor

Sam Salo, a college graduate and former homeschooler, operates a tutoring studio.

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Homeschool Friendly College

Columbia International University

Columbia International University is a Christian institution located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Homeschooling High School

FAFSA Changes Begin This Year

Do your college bound students know that the FAFSA now has a new earlier submission date?

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Homeschool Electives

Economics for Everybody

Is the study of economics part of your four-year high school plan? If not, it should be!

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College Life

Zumper Apartments: College Scholarship & Internships

Zumper offers scholarship and internship opportunities for current college students!

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Careers

Entering Healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant

If you’re considering a healthcare career, working as a CNA is a good way to start.

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Need a Clue?

My First College Experience

A homeschool graduate’s summary of his first month in college.

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Homeschool Characters in Literature and Film

Seekers of the Lost Boy

Set in Cape Town, South Africa, this young adult novel explores the history of apartheid through the eyes of a homeschool family.

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Books by Homeschoolers

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, by Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow reminds readers that no one is immune to disappointment and doubt.

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Zach’s Reviews

Don’t Breathe: A Psychological Horror Movie

This is my review for Don’t Breathe, a psychological horror movie.

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Zoe’s Art Corner

Patrick Stump Fan Art by Zoe

Zoe shares one of her pictures with a description of the subject, the story behind it, and the artistic process that went into it.

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Manny Mechanix

Manny Mechanix Thanks the Police

Manny made two videos for this month: Fizzy Fruit and a thank you song for the police.

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Game Reviews

Obduction: Cyan’s New Adventure Game

The award-winning creators of Myst and Riven are back with a new first person exploration game!

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Teen Tech Talk

CodeCombat

CodeCombat is a multiplayer role-playing strategy game for learning how to code.

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STEM Time

Wind Turbine: How it Works

An Animated Guide to the Science of Wind Turbines.

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Infographic

Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

An infographic that helps people use Linkedin more effectively.

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View this month’s magazine online at HomeschoolingTeen.com

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Oct 12

Multicultural Children’s Books

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October – that’s this week! Its purpose is to encourage teens to “Read For The Fun Of It.” Teen Read Week 2016 features a multi-lingual theme celebrating diversity and highlighting multi-cultural literature. Here are some of my favorite books in this category, not just for teens but for all ages:

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message, by Jake Swamp. This beautifully illustrated “Reading Rainbow” book is a special children’s version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada and that is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations. (Ages 5-11.)

Freedom’s Pen: A Story Based on the Life of Freed Slave and Author Phillis Wheatley, by Wendy Lawton. Phillis Wheatley was a little girl of seven or eight years old when she was captured in Gambia and brought to America as a slave. But she didn t let her circumstances keep her down. She learned to read and write in English and Latin, and showed a natural gift for poetry. By the time she was twelve, her elegy at the death of the great pastor George Whitefield brought her worldwide acclaim. Phillis became known to heads of state, including George Washington himself, speaking out for American independence and the end of slavery. She became the first African American to publish a book, and her writings would eventually win her freedom. Author Wendy Lawton inspires young girl readers by portraying the life of a girl who makes God an active part of her life and makes a difference while she’s still young. (Ages 8-12.)

Seekers of the Lost Boy, by Taryn Hayes. Set in Cape Town, South Africa, this young adult novel explores the history of apartheid through the eyes of a homeschool family. The Christian gospel message is masterfully woven into this unique tale, along with vivid descriptions of South African life. (Ages 10-16.) Read a review of this book at HomeschoolingTeen.com.

Iraq: The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, by Jeanette Winter. When war threatens to destroy Alia’s precious library collection, which includes rare editions, she bravely works to move 30,000 volumes to safety. This true story reminds us how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. (Ages 4-7.)

icdlHow would you like to have access to a free online public library of children’s books from around the world for kids 3 to 13? You can, if you just visit the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL). The Library’s books include books selected and digitized by The Library of Congress, as well as children’s books selected by international librarians and new books from publishers and authors. The ICDL Foundation’s goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge.

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Oct 11

National Fire Prevention Week

fire-alarmOctober 9-15 is “National Fire Prevention Week.” This is the third year of the National Fire Protection Association’s three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

The key messages of the NFPA’s campaign are to test all of your smoke alarms monthly by pushing the test button on the alarm, and replace batteries (never buy cheap dollar store batteries) at least once a year or when the alarm’s low battery signal begins to chirp.

However, age matters when it comes to your smoke alarms. Your safety could depend on whether your smoke alarm is up to date. The 2016 National Fire Prevention Week theme is: “Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” If you’re not sure how old the smoke alarm in your home is, check the manufacture date on the back of the alarm.

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep? According the National Fire Protection Association, “almost three of five (60%) reported home fire deaths in 2007 to 2011 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.”

Smoke alarms save lives! Visit NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week page for more information about smoke alarms and other fire safety activities.

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Oct 10

It’s National Fire Prevention Week AND Teen Read Week!

From Knowledge House…

October 9-15 is National Fire Prevention Week AND Teen Read Week! So be sure to open this newsletter for fire safety information as well as recommended books (not just for teens but for all ages) – including a sneak preview of Tim Tebow’s new book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms (coming out October 25).

Click on the following link to read this month’s newsletter:
http://www.knowledgehouse.info/KHnews/10-2016.html

CONTENTS:
Featured Article: National Fire Prevention Week
Book of the Month: Shaken, by Tim Tebow
Famous Homeschooler: Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer
Reading Between the Lines: Teen Read Week
Video: “Thank You Song for Our Police”

LINKS:
Autumn Leaves
Fire Safety
Columbus Day
Make a Difference Day
Halloween
Spooky Shakespeare

FREEBIES:
Fire Safety Activities
Costumes for All Seasons

You can view the October newsletter at this link:
http://www.knowledgehouse.info/KHnews/10-2016.html

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