Rachel Goldstein of DrawingHowToDraw.com has put together a neat a free ebook with 30+ pages from three of her cartoon instruction books. It is a ton of fun and great for teaching your kids art at home (especially if you are a homeschooling mom or dad). In it, she teaches kids how to draw using letters, numbers, words, and geometric shapes. Each tutorial is broken down into many simple steps that almost every kid is able to follow. These tutorial are good for kids as young as 4 and as old as 18. Rachel also says “I think they are even good for adults who think they can’t draw.” These are a lot of fun and done by a talented cartoonist.
NOTE: There are lots and lots of other tutorials and resources elsewhere on the DrawingHowToDraw.com site, and most all of them are very good – but you will want to preview the site before sending your kids there, as there are a couple of the tutorials (on human anatomy) that are definitely PG-13. We just want you to be aware of that before one of your kids shows them to you. THIS ebook, by the way, is fine for all ages.
Click here to go to the download page!
TALES FROM THE GREAT BOOK – Volume 2
Here’s our second volume of Bible stories told in classic comic book format. If you missed Volume One, scroll down a couple of posts — it is still there. These are very nice adaptations.
In this volume:
JOSHUA MARCHES ON JERICHO
KING SAUL AND THE WITCH OF ENDOR
and ELIJAH THE PROPHET!
To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.
Note: Large file, 28 megs!
Homeschool Share’s Tea Time Studies series is a relaxed way to introduce and teach your children about famous poets (some of which are seen here), artists and composers.
Each study includes a brief biography of the subject, poetry, art, or composition to enjoy and reflect on, your choice of manuscript or cursive copywork pages, notebooking pages, activities and/or study ideas, Tea Time treat suggestions, and possible unit study tie-ins.
They currently have 20 Poets, Artists, and Composers in this series to choose from.
Click here to go to the site!
TALES FROM THE GREAT BOOK (PDF comic book)
Today we feature this classic comic book version of three Bible stories:
THE TOWER OF BABEL
THE BOY KING JOASH
and THE UNFAILING LOVE OF RUTH
A great vintage comic book, nicely written and well illustrated!
To download this PDF resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.
Note: Large file — 18.3 megs!
Here’s a very cool site from the American Chemical Society that has a total of 41 downloadable “hands on” lesson plans for teaching chemistry to middle school students from 6th grade thru 8th grade. Included are lessons and experiments in Chemical reactions, periodic table, density, changing state and much more are covered in this well done chemistry lab course! Enjoy!
CLICK HERE to go to the site