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Free Constitution Rap Song

Does your child seem to learn things easier through songs? Rhythm Rhyme Results (Educational is offer a super freebie. They will let you download a rap song titled, “What Does the Constitution Do?”.

They will also throw in a lyrics sheet, four versions of the song (normal speed, slowed down, missing words, and karaoke-style), worksheets, and answer keys.

Go to their website and look on the right side of the page under the blue “Download Now “ icon. You will see:

                                                                          Download a Free Song!
                                                                          What Does the Constitution Do?


DO NOT click on the blue “Download Now” icon just above this. That is for purchasing an item. Enter your email address. They will will email a download link to you very quickly.

Here is what the site says:


This song teaches the contents of Articles I to VII of the Constitution. It explains the structure of the US government including Congress, the executive branch, including President and Vice President, as well as the Supreme Court and its justices. It also discusses state’s rights, Constitutional amendments, and approval of the Constitution.

The teaching materials at the bottom of the page, include videos, lesson plans, worksheets, and activities help teachers and homeschool parents generate teaching ideas for the song topics. Students will better understand Articles I to VII of the Constitution.

This social studies song is suitable to help teach the US Constitution and Constitution Day to elementary school students (4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade), middle school, high school, home school, and college classes.


They also list correlating State Standards for: Texas, New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida, and Illinois. They say: State standards listed here are representative of school standards across the United States.

This is a link to free resources on the website. I don’t know if this is a standing offer, or if has an ending date. 


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Free Homeschool Gradebook & Record Keeping Speadsheet


I found an awesome tool called Gradebook+ today. It is a record keeping tool and more, just perfect for homeschoolers. Joy Miller of  Five J’s created Gradebook+ out of necessity. She searched the Internet and couldn’t find exactly what she needed or wanted, so she created her own version. If you school a high school student, this will be fantastic for you.

Check her site to see screen shots and to find the specific details of everything included in this offer. 

 You can download Gradebook+ here for either Open Office or Excel.

Be sure to thank Joy for her incredible work and offering this to everyone as a free gift!


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Free Chemistry Curriculum Giveaway!

Giveaway from Friendly Chemistry: A $100 Teacher & Student Curriculum Set!

After a quick read through the introduction of Friendly Chemistry, you’ll find that, hmm, chemistry is a little more interesting than you thought. Read a bit longer and you’ll find yourself surprisingly absorbed in elements and molecules.

The writers and publishers of Friendly Chemistry are Joey and Lisa Hajda, two very qualified teachers. They describe Friendly Chemistry like this: “Friendly Chemistry was written using simple language and a host of analogies to make learning (and teaching!) chemistry easy. We believe that the chemistry concepts presented in Friendly Chemistry are NOT watered-down. The concepts are just explained in ways that are readily understood by most learners. Coupled with these explanations is a host of teaching aids, labs and games which makes the learning concrete and multi-sensory. Students find the course fun and painless. Parents often comment, ‘I wish I had had this when I was taking chemistry. Now it all makes so much sense!’ ”

Visit the Friendly Chemistry site for answers to questions about the program for homeschoolers or for answers to questions about using the program in private or public schools. The set retails for $100 ($50 for the student edition, including manipulatives + $50 for the teacher edition).

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Posted by on July 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Free Art Program for High Schoolers

Giveaway from Spears Art Studio: A Full High School Art Curriculum! (and Free Lessons for All!)
Spears Art Studio, Inc. offers “fine art and private & homeschool K-12th grades Christian art curriculum supporting the grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric stages of Classical education.”

Spears Art Studio giveaway of a full high school art curriculum

This art curriculum is Christian based, with many projects working with Biblical themes. Each lesson is accompanied by a suggested set of Bible verses to read.
One of you will win a CD-rom of the

Spears Art Studio High School Art Curriculum

value $34.90, international shipping included

giveaway for high school art curriculum
Here is a description of the curriculum from the publishers:

Spears Art Studio High School Art Curriculum, A Study from a Christian Worldview© is a student manual written for HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES AND CO-OPS, PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, and INDEPENDENT STUDY.

Seven Major Themes, 36 Lessons, 75 Art Activities, 36 Sketchbook Assignments
* Supports the Rhetoric Stage of Classical Education

* Addresses:
o art elements – line, shape, space, color, texture, form

o principles of design – repetition/pattern, proportion, contrast/value, emphasis/ focal point, balance/symmetry/asymmetry, unity, variety, harmony, movement/force/rhythm

o perception skills – edges, spaces, relationships, light/shadow, gestalt
processes – drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, graphic design

* Contains:
o connections in each lesson – Scripture, art history, contemporary art connections

o 144 visual memory exercises

o unit tests and answer keys

o helps: tips and subs; how to evaluate artwork, etc.

o analyzed for National Visual Art Standards

o 162 pages total, 177 black and white illustrations, 52 color illustrations

* Accreditation option

There are many free lessons at the Spears Art Studio website. These are full lesson plans, ready to download and save or print:

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Posted by on July 27, 2010 in Uncategorized


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