Visions of Love in Fine Art

Enjoy 7 beautiful and varied depictions of love as depicted in some classic fine art in this “Fine Art Pages” freebie from our friends at Enrichment Studies.

Here’s what they say about their unique ‘Fine Art Pages’ collections:

You want to introduce your children to fine art, but lack the time and method for follow-through, right?  Fine Art Pages are the answer! These downloadable, printable collections feature one piece of art per page, plus *just enough* information about the piece and the artist.  The method is organic: print ’em out, put ’em up.  Let your family observe, absorb, and enjoy!  It works.  And best of all:  it doesn’t run on Mom Power!

To go to the download page, CLICK HERE.

ALISON online

ALISON is a free online learning hub, offering dozens of certified learning courses, including over 100 basic jr high and high school subjects: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and many more – to which we are sending you today.

Free registration is needed to track student progress and grades, but any course can be checked out freely before you decide to register for it.

Click here to go to the site!

The Boy’s Life of Abraham Lincoln (audiobook)

Boys_Life_1401The Boys’ Life of Abraham Lincoln (written by Helen Nicolay, read by Tom Weiss) is a biography with many anecdotes that takes one deeper into the thoughts, personality, and beliefs of the man that was Lincoln. While the title indicates the book is about Lincoln’s life as a boy, the book is a full, if somewhat shortened biography. It is very well written and is a joy to listen to. One might ask, “Who was Helen Nicolay?” Her father, John George Nicolay, was Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary and doubtless much of the material comes from his complete biography of Abraham Lincoln.

This is an easy to follow, well done biography for young listeners. Chapters may be listened to online, or downloaded to your computer or mp3 compatible device.


The Life of George Washington (audiobook)

life_george_washington_1403 THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (in words of one syllable)  by Josephine Pollard

Here’s a great audiobook reading of this biography of George Washington, written especially for young readers and read by A. C. Bowgus.

From the description:

The Life story of a public man cannot help being to some extent the same thing as a history of the times in which he lived, and to the case of none does this remark apply with more force than to that of the “Father of his Country;” which very title shows the degree to which the personality of its bearer became identified with the public life of the nation. While a great deal of the space in this book, consequently, has had to be devoted to American Revolutionary History, it is hoped that excess in this direction has been avoided, and that the main purpose of the work will be attained, i.e. to give its young readers a distinct and vivid idea of the exalted character and priceless services of Washington, so far as these can be brought within the understanding of a child. (Summary from the preface of the book.)

This is an easy to follow, well done biography for young listeners. Chapters may be listened to online, or downloaded to your computer or mp3 compatible device.


Anatomy & Physiology, One Organ at a Time

Anatomy…from the Greek word anatome,”dissection”, is a branch of natural science dealing with the structural organization of living things. For centuries anatomical knowledge consisted largely of observations of dissected plants and animals. As one of the basic life sciences, anatomy is closely related to medicine and to other branches of biology.

The Anatomy & Physiology – One Organ at a Time site is meant to complement a high school level anatomy class. It contains worksheets, images, study guides and practice quizzes to support a rich curriculum in anatomy and physiology.

Click here to go to the site!

Time Management Tips for Your Kids

Great Time Management Tips for Your Kids: Real-Life Suggestions and Solutions from Homeschool Moms (PDF ebook)

Are your kids able to manage their time? Are they having trouble getting all their schoolwork and household chores done? Have you got some whining and complaining going on? Hmmm… Who doesn’t? Here is the collected advice from dozens of homeschooling moms for helping YOUR KIDS learn to manage their time… dozens of motivational thoughts and practical ideas and suggestions that will help your kids (regardless of their age) be more responsible and accomplish more with the time they have been given.

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

Stories of the War of Independence

Today we bring you this great collection of short stories and poems about the American Revolution, written for younger readers and perfect for reading aloud. Included in this PDF volume are stories of Benjamin Franklin As A Boy; George Washington, The Young Soldier; Yankee Doodle; The Battle Of Bunker Hill; The Signing The Declaration; The Martyr Patriot; Winter At Valley Forge, and other short reads. We’ve also included several lovely color illustrations to accompany the text.

To download this resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer!

Wacky Web Tales

Here’s a fun online variation of the “Mad-Libs” game that lets your child build their own tale, using parts of speech that they supply. There are over 100 tales here that you can create… or you can read what others have written. It’s simple word and grammar fun for grades 3 and up.
CLICK HERE to go to the site!

Teaching With Movies

Teach With Movies offers free lesson plans based on movies, TV shows and other films. Their generic learning guides can help you turn any viewing experience into a homeschool lesson project. From the site:

“TWM is an ideal resource for homeschool curriculum materials because each of the movies we recommend have strong ethical and life lessons, in addition to their contributions to the homeschool curriculum. Yet another benefit to using movies to supplement homeschool lessons is that your kids will learn critical viewing skills. After all, screens are the literature of today’s youth and they need to know how to evaluate what they watch. But the most important assistance that TWM Leaning Guides and lesson plans provide is to supplement the homeschool curriculum in history, civics, science, health . . . . in fact, movies can add to the curriculum in just about every subject.”

The lessons are offered in levels from pre-school through high school.

CLICK HERE to go to the worksheet site!

Their Rights and Nothing Less

What a different world it was just a few generations ago, when women had few rights and a second-class status in many aspects of our society. Today, courtesy of our sister site, we bring you this fascinating audio story of Susan B. Anthony.

Anthony was quite a controversial figure for some of her attitudes and beliefs, but her tireless work with the Women’s Suffrage movement of the early 20th century culminated with the passage (after her death) of the 19th Amendment and the right to vote for all women in the United States. This excellent living history” audio dramatization of her life, work and times was originally broadcast on the program “Inheritance” on March 27th, 1955.

Along with the audio program, we’ve also got a copy of one of our HomeschoolRadioShows “listening guides” this week to help in discussing this program and thinking through some of the topics it portrays. Enjoy!

To download the 30 minute audio dramatization, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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


Endangered Species Coloring Book!

Screen shot 2017-01-15 at 3.20.26 PMSave Our Species, a coloring book published by the Environmental Protection Agency, introduces you to 21 endangered and threatened plants and animals found in the United States. Print the pages and use your crayons to bring to life oceans, swamps, deserts, islands and a variety of plants and animals. Your tax dollars at work!

Click here to go to the download page

Alice & Bob in Physics Wonderland!

Here are nine great animated cartoons (each just a minute long) created by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, asking some fascinating science & physics questions that are sure to intrigue your young viewers.

Can we travel through time?

Why doesn’t the moon fall down?

Why is it dark at night?

Why can’t we walk through walls?

What keeps us stuck to the Earth?

Watch the entertaining answers to these and other puzzling physics questions HERE.

Family Dinner Questions!

From the HowDoesShe? blog comes these way fun printables that do wonders to promote some fun family discussion around the table:

“Here are dozens of questions that encourage family talk! We believe in families and we know the power of getting to know each other better.  So what we’ve created for you are  questions that you put in a jar.  It doesn’t need to be a fancy jar. Each night at dinner time pull out one question and read it to the family. Some are silly and some are serious. Get to know each other better and smile as you create memories with your loved ones!”

These are delightful, and great fun! We had a similar  “store bought” thing like this that we used for years around our table and it never failed to provoke some interesting discussions — even if it was just to laugh at the sometimes crazy questions. Print out these PDF masters, cut ’em up and put ’em in a nice jar on your table and you are guaranteed to have some memorable supper discussion times with your kids over the months to come.

To access these Dinner Question printables, click here, then at the bottom of the page subscribe to her email list to access these and other printable freebies.

Awesome Artists! is a wonderful site offering loads of great art booklets, posters, lessons and more, including: The ABCs of Art, Clay Creations lessons, lessons on collage and mixed media, drawing, fiber art, painting, printmaking, wire sculpture, cartooning, and much more. All the lessons, posters and booklets are downloadable in PDF format. This IS a treasure trove of ideas and instruction! Bookmark and use it!

Click here to go to the site