Pilgrim Stories, Book I: From Old Homes to New (PDF ebook)
After a couple of years absence, this week we are again featuring this absolutely delightful three part serialization of “Pilgrim Stories”, originally published in 1910. This is a wonderful “read aloud” resource that you can share with the kids over the next couple of weeks, to make Thanksgiving not only a family celebration, but a learning time as well.
We are loving this series! Thank you so much! We read almost the entire book the first day. My son is only 6 and I was amazed how much he enjoyed it! He didn’t want me to stop! I can’t wait to finish reading the rest of the series to him!- Diana
I can say enough how much we are enjoying this series of books. We keep reading and don’t want to stop. My children are very young but are really getting a lot out of these. They go very nicely with our study of Thanksgiving. These stories of real people help my children understand. – Connie
In Part One, we meet the Pilgrims and learn why they were forced to leave their homes in search of a place they could freely worship… a journey which had many false starts, and which eventually led to a hazardous journey across the ocean in hopes of reaching the “New World” and a place they could make their own.
To download today’s resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer! Mac users, hold the “control” key down and click the link, then save to your mac.
PAPER DOLLS for All Seasons
Artist Melissa Thomsen (who has a wonderfully creative and encouraging blog which we recommend for any young artist) has created a delightful series of paper dolls, most with seasonal outfits (some in full color, others you color yourself). There are several to freely download on her site!
Click here to go to her main Paper Doll page, then be sure to explore all the sub-pages for more.
If you like Melissa’s art, be sure to sign up for her email list and you’ll receive her printable monthly calendar and news about new paper dolls and other projects.
Artists and their Art – Huge Lesson Plan Library!
Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories, a resource site hosted by the Concordia University of Chicago, focuses on art appreciation and history by providing a biographical sketch of the artist, an image of one of the artist’s specific works and details about that work. It also provides class discussion questions and ideas for hands-on exploration. With a very nice archive of ten downloadable lessons per grade level, this resource series is very well suited for homeschool use.
Click here to go to the download site!
Natural Oddities by Gus Mager (PDF ebook) – Today’s resource is this classic little collection of cartoons depicting odd and unusual aspects of the flora and the fauna in the world around us — “Natural Oddities”. These engaging cartoons by Gus Mager are full of strange but true facts about everything from polar bears to platypuses… and are sure to fascinate young readers.
To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)
A GUIDE FOR THE STUDY OF ANIMALS (PDF ebook)
This is an excellent question & answer lesson guide for studying small animals and insects, prepared for high school use in the 1920s. From maggots & beetles to fish & chickens, these are great, easy to use lesson plans suitable both for hands on dissection or simple nature observation sessions.
To download this scanned 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.