Paper Doll Land!

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Want some old-fashioned fun papercraft projects for your kids? Then check out the hundreds of printable vintage paper dolls and storybooks in this amazing site. The above image shows just a few of the many collections available here. All the images are available as high resolution files and can be downloaded and printed to create your own paperdoll collection.

Click here to go to the site!

Home School Digest – Get a Free Print Issue!

Screen shot 2015-02-19 at 2.31.49 PMHere’s an awesome “freebie in your mailbox” for you! The publishers of Home School Digest would like to send our readers (that’s YOU!) a totally free copy of their hard copy magazine.

HSD has been a mainstay in the homeschooling community for many years.  In each issue, you’ll find practical tips, simple suggestions and bold Biblical challenges that make up an open forum for wrestling through the complex issues that affect homeschooling families. You can click here to read more about it.

TO GET YOUR FREEBIE ISSUE:

Simply email ORDERS@wisgate.com with the mailing address to which you’d like your free issue sent, and also mention HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay when making your request. Easy peasy! Do it today!

American Exceptionalism

WHAT IS “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM”?

Is there a special quality that makes America great? Find out in this video presentation.

Felice Gerwitz (of MediaAngels.com) wanted to teach her children American history without textbooks so, with the help of her brother-in-law Woody Wilson, she did. In this one hour long video presentation (which is the first in the American Government and Elections Class) Professor Wilson, a true patriot, shares the truth about American Exceptionalism.

Click here to go to the presentation!

Super & Simple Primary Grades Writing

Dianne Hurst at Gentle Shepherd is offering our readers this exclusive freebie ebook (regularly $3.95).  This 20-page ebook is full of how-tos and ideas, for teaching writing in the primary grades (grades 1 to 3).

Topics covered are copywork, making books, a writing journal, writing topical stories, writing to go with pictures, and a writing exercise called “Word of the Day.”

There are some printable pages included, for completing some writing assignments, but unlike most of Gentle Shepherd’s other writing ebooks, this is an idea book, not a workbook.

Click here to go to the download page!

TIP: Dianne has a second awesome freebie available for our readers on this page too. Check it out!

Amazing Weather Infographics & Posters

Weather Underground’s wonderful infographics library is a great resource to help your kids discover the science behind weather and geography in a simple and fun way. You’ll also find valuable safety and preparedness information that can be easily shared with your friends and family.

Click here to go to the Infographics site

WU is also releasing a weekly series of eye-popping weather posters, the first three of which are now available at their site for download. These are outstanding!

Click here to go to the Poster site!

Stories of Great Musicians

Screen shot 2015-02-11 at 8.54.26 AMSTORIES OF GREAT MUSICIANS (multiformat ebook)

Today we have this well done book by Olive Brown Horne and Kathrine Lois Scobey, featuring biographies of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Schubert & Wagner.  Written for grades 4-5, this would also make a good read-aloud and an excellent introduction to these musicians’ lives and work. Lots of illustrations too!

To read this book online in HTML format, click here.

To download this book in Kindle format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

To download this book in EPUB format, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save” to your computer.

(No PDF version currently available.)

Nature Study Made Easy

NATURE STUDY MADE EASY (PDF ebook)

A lovely, vintage literature-based collection of plant and nature study lessons and activities prepared for 10-12 yr olds, but easily adaptable for younger or older students. Includes Lessons on: how plants grow, seeds, roots, herbs, trees, moss, flowering plants, ferns, mushrooms and more… with lovely poems and readings interspersed throughout. Very much a Charlotte Mason style text!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

 

The First Book of Plants



THE FIRST BOOK OF PLANTS by Alice Dickinson (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this wonderful illustrated chapter book primer on plants – how they work, how they grow, how they reproduce, different types of plants, experiments you can do, and much much more. Lots of great illustrations too. Highly recommended!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and save link to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

 

The First Book of Stones

THE FIRST BOOK OF STONES (PDF ebook)

A wonderful introduction to collecting and studying rocks, minerals and fossils for children, with many hand-on activities, field collecting advice, and hundreds of illustrations.

Note: This book was published in the 1950s, and is not written from a creationist viewpoint. However, discussion of the age of the earth is minimal, with only one two page spread. There is a LOT of excellent practical teaching material in here, so please just be willing to glean a bit if you use this resource.

To download this resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

Presidents of the United States ebook

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this great 50-page, full color ebook from HallOfHeroes.com, on the Presidents of the United States including photos of the Presidents, the Vice Presidents and First Ladies.  Each page contains detailed information on each presidents personal information, term of office, and personal quotes. Pages from this book can serve as attractive wall posters if you do not wish to bind it as a book.

Click here to go to the HomeOfHeroes.com download page for this resource. Tip: The download link is right under the grid of sample pages. Download the Word/OpenOffice version if you can view that… the PDF version has formatting problems.

OR… Click here for a PDF of the ebook that has most of the format problems fixed.