Summer Break

On the Road

It’s Summer break here on the website, but…

Feel free to scroll down and search through our past freebies. Or better yet, join our email subscriber list, and we’ll send you  lots of fresh, new Subscriber Exclusive Resources all through the summer.

 Don’t just stand out there in the sun. Come sit in the shade, have a glass of lemonade and enjoy the free goodies!

Making the Most of Your Summer: Tips & Ideas for Homeschoolers

Making the Most of Your Summer Break: Homeschool Families Share their Best Ideas and Tips (PDF ebook)

We’re bringing back this excellent resource because of numerous requests, and also for the benefit of our many new readers who did not get a copy last year.

Are you thinking about taking a short/medium/long break from homeschooling during the upcoming summer months? Or are you not sure how to juggle your summer plans with your homeschooling? If so, you NEED this collection!

We surveyed over 250 homeschool families to find out their own “summer break” experiences: How long a break they normally take… what they like (and dislike) most about “summer vacation”… their very favorite summertime learning activities… AND their best tips and advice to YOU for keeping the learning going all summer long. The result is this compilation full of practical, “real life” advice that any homeschool family will find both helpful and inspirational. DON’T MISS IT!

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

America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty

 

America’s Heritage:  An Adventure in Liberty is a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects.  The curriculum has age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school. 

All lessons emphasize one or more themes of freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility.  The resource aims not simply to present historical facts but to provide opportunities for students to explore and understand the factual and philosophical significance and meaning behind events, causes, and effects—the whys—relating   to and influencing the early history of the United States.

The American Heritage Education Foundation offers these three complete curriculum programs either as free downloads, or on computer CD on this site.

“A great site for a free K-12 American History Curriculum. The site will let you sign up for a CD they will send you, free of charge! On the CD is the US History Curriculum and they don’t pass your email address on to any other site or bug you later for donations or to sell you anything!  If you want it in paper format, they will charge you $20 but why pay the money when you can get the same material on CD for free?” – Submitted by Edwina Moody

Click here to go to the site!

Leaves and Flowers


Leaves & Flowers (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this great vintage book of short nature studies on plants for young readers. Engagingly written, fully illustrated, and perfect for summertime exploring & learning! Check it out!

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

 

 

 

“The Boy Who Killed the Giant” & “The Boy Who Was Hated”

Two stories from BIBLE BOYS by Lettice Bell & Jessica Erskine (PDF ebook)

How and why would God use boys – in their youth and weakness – to accomplish great and mighty works? What can we learn from their amazing stories of providence, courage and faith? Today’s sampler from this wonderful book include the stories of Joseph (“The Boy Who was Hated”) and David (“The Boy Who Killed the Giant”).  Author Lettice Bell retells these stories in a unique and exciting voice, bringing these characters and stories to vivid life for young readers.

To download this PDF sampler, Right Click here and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

...and if you like this sampler, you can get the complete book  PLUS a whole pile of wonderful Bible ebook and Audio resources at a huge discount from now through May 28th. Click here or click the graphic below for all the details!

Your kids won’t forget this lesson from Benjamin Franklin about their money…

Screen shot 2015-05-07 at 10.52.28 AMToo Dear For The Whistle: A Story of Benjamin Franklin (MP3 Audio)

This is one of Franklin’s favorite stories that he told on himself, because it concerns an incident that happened when he was just 7 years old that he never forgot… and which became a lesson he remembered his whole life through. The lessons Franklin learned that day are even more applicable to our young folk today. (Have YOU ever paid too dear for your “whistle”? Thought so. Me too.)

In this Audio, you’ll first hear the story of the whistle as presented in the classic biography of Franklin written for young readers by James Baldwin, and then you’ll hear, in Franklin’s own words, the lessons he learned that day. Great stuff!

To download this MP3 audio, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

Little Wanderers

Little Wanderers by Margaret Warner Morley (PDF ebook)

In this wonderful little book by Margaret Warner Morley we learn how plants propogate and “travel” by scattering their seeds in a multitude of ways: Some are wind borne, some travel by animals, and others travel in even more ingenious ways. Great illustrations and a concise, easily-read text make this a great “read aloud” for younger students.

This is a wonderful “Charlotte Mason” style book, perfect for the summer season!

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

The Bee People


The Bee People by Margaret Warner Morley (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this delightful 1899 “Living Book” about bees, written by the author of “Little Travelers” and “Grasshopper Land”. Wonderfully easy to read and highly inviting to young readers, the chapters read almost like a storybook, and include Bees & Flowers, How a Bee Sees & Flies, Honeybees, How and Why Bees make Honey & Honeycombs, Queen Bees, Bee Facts & Fancies, and much more. Includes Questions for Review at the end of the book.

This is a great “Charlotte Mason” style nature study book your kids will love.

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

 

Learning About Time

Learning About Time: A Selection of Readings and Problems about Telling Time (PDF ebook)

Today’s freebie resource is this a neat little collection of excerpts from some classic school books on the subject of “Time” and how people have told time through the ages! The concept of “time” and the many ways it has been tracked and told through history is fascinating for young learners. In this ebook, you’ll find two interesting historical stories plus a section of math problems based on telling time would be great practice for younger students!

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.

Grasshopper Land

Grasshopper Land (PDF ebook)

Today, we feature another superb book by Margaret Warner Morley, this time all about grasshoppers and their fascinating lives. Lots of great illustrations in this gentle and extremely entertaining nature book too.

Foreword:

This book is not for children. It is for their grandfathers and grandmothers who were once boys and girls in the country, and who may be in danger, after all these years, of forgetting about grasshoppers. If the children persist in reading so old a book they must not grumble at the long words, but quietly hunt them up in the dictionary, or else wait until they themselves are grandfathers and grandmothers, when they will understand it all quite easily.

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