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Free: All Things President

 

I have links to lots of super great President goodies.

Homeschool Share–Presidents Lapbook and Resources

Oklahoma Homeschool–This one is a 12 week unit for primary grades

Homeschool Share–Literature based unit on elections (includes a lapbook)

Homeschool Share–The Ballot Box Battle: lots of printables

Inside the White House–A look inside the White House

Teacher Vision–This site is loaded with resources for the 2012 election year!!

The Papers of George Washington

Scholastic–History of the White House

 

Have fun!

 

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Free Julius Caesar Unit

Mama’s Learning Corner has a free Julius Caesar unit your kids might enjoy.

 

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Little House Lapbook –Free

Homeschool Share is offering a fantastic free lapbook study guide for Little House on the Prairie.

 

 

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Free Johnny Appleseed Printables

Mama’s Learning Corner is offering free Johnny Appleseed printables. John Chapman’s birthday was September 26, 1774, so this is the prefect time to introduce him to your homeschool family.

The bottom of the page also links for more goodies about Chapman.

Enjoy!

 

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Free History/Bible Curriculum

          From Ancient Times: Creation to Assyria

FREE 1-year plan to study world history. Lesson plans include 36 weeks (180 days).

116 Pages

You can get this download free for a limited time at CurrClick. 

 

 

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August Teaching Resources–FREE

Teacher Created Resources is offering their 2012 August e-book sampler for free.

Here is what the site says is included in the sampler:

Contents

August 3: Columbus Set Sail from Spain, 1492

TCR9273 Down to Earth Geography, Grade 3
Maps, Globes, and Finding Our Way Around, Pages 9, 13, 20, 154

TCR3664 Magnets and Electricity, Grades 4-6
Making a Compass, Pages 14-16

TCR3047 Mysteries in History: American History Grades 5-8
Who Really Discovered the Americas? Pages 10-13

August 12: Hawaii Annexed to the U.S., 1898

TCR0586 Thematic Unit—My Country Grades 2-3
Nifty Fifty-Math, Pages 48, 80

TCR2027 The Fifties Grades 5-8 Politics and Economies, Pages 16, 96

August 16-First Cartoon (Fiddlesticks) with Color and Sound, 1930

TCR2075-Learning Center Activities: Writing, Grades K-2
Cartoon Sequencing, Pages 57-59

TCR9048-Discovering Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Grades 3-4
Picture This, Pages 32, 170

TCR2996-Persuasive Writing, Grades 6-8
Editorial Cartoons, Pages 86-88

 

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Free Olympics and Geography Printables

Knowledge Quest is offering a free My Country Book to go along with the Olympics. Your children can learn geography as they watch the Olympics!

 

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Book Review: Our America…The King Philip’s War

Susan KIlbride’s second book in her Our America series is titled, The King Philip’s War.

Our America....The King Philip's War Adventure (Volume 2)

Summary: Finn & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to take a second trip back to early America to find them. In The Pilgrim Adventure they had found themselves living on the Mayflower, but this time they get caught up in the horrors of King Philip’s War.

I am not going to say much more about the story itself because I don’t want to spoil it for you. What I can tell you is that Sue has written another wonderful living history book. This is one war I wasn’t familiar with at all, so I was glad to read about it. Due to the nature of the book, the horrors of war, the book is recommended for ages 10+. Kilbride doesn’t go into graphic detail about the useless killing, but it is mentioned several times to properly tell the story. If your child is very sensitive, I suggest you read the story first, then decide if you think your child can handle it.

Sue waves great historical detail into the story in such a realistic way. Finn and Ginny meet many ancestors who are actually real ancestors of Kilbride. I think her sense of writing sort of her own personal history made the book even more interesting for this reader. It caused me to think about my ancestors. This would be a great way to introduce genealogy to your child.

The back of the book includes a timeline from July 1662 through August 1676. There are also several pages of really interesting historical notes, but that’s not all, Sue offers neat  hands-on activities that match this history study at her website Funtastic Unit Studies. The activity page is completely free. I highly suggest you check the page before reading the book so you will have the necessary materials on hand when you get to those particular activities.

I look forward to following Finn and Ginny on their next adventure as they continue the search for their parents. I know wherever Sue takes us, we will be sure to learn something we didn’t already know.

This wonderful living history book is on sale at Amazon.com. Please take a moment to read the reviews on her past two books, Our America…The Pilgrim Adventure and Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers.

 

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Free Kindle Download of The Pilgrim Adventure

This is just a reminder about the free Kindle download of The Pilgrim Adventure on July 25 & 26 (this Wednesday and Thursday). The Pilgrim Adventure is the first book in the Our America series of chapter books designed to teach American History while reading a fun story. The free book download is to celebrate the publication of the second book in the series, The King Philip’s War Adventure. A review of the new book will follow soon. 
 For folks who don’t own a Kindle, Amazon has free apps so that you can read Kindle books on your computer or other readers. You can find the link to the free Kindle version of The Pilgrim Adventure, the free Amazon apps, and the free activities to go with both of the above books on this page of Susan’s website:
 Below is the trailer for The Pilgrim Adventure:

 Finn & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to go back to early America to find them. Their search takes the twins to the Mayflower where they discover that the Pilgrims had far more adventures than they had ever realized.

This first book in the Our America series is designed to teach the real story of the Pilgrims in such a fun way that the reader won’t even realize that it’s educational.The Pilgrim Adventure is based on actual accounts written by the Pilgrims themselves, and kids who read this book will find that by the end of the story they may know more about the Pilgrim’s adventures than their parents do. Ages 10 and up.
 

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Latest Freebie Finds

Science Unit Studies by Susan Kilbride is on sale at Amazon right now for almost 1/3 off.  It’s the most they’ve ever put it on sale, so it’s a really good deal. Sometime back I did a review of this book. It’s a great one to  have on hand.

Dog Kindergarten and Toddler Pack at royal baloo features 60 packed pages: Color-by-Addition, Mazes, skip counting, telling time, a dog poem, writing practice, puzzles and more! The Toddler pack has prewriting, cutting, coloring, shapes, and more!

 

World Explorers Unit Study is free through June 19th. Use the code moneysavingjune

Part one is a structured, knowledge-based section focused on important European explorers from the Vikings to Columbus to Hudson. Students read about each of these explorers and complete a related assignment.

Part two focuses on explorers relevant to Canada. Part three has a series of optional activities and part four has a collection of seven diagrams depicting each of the explorers.

This History lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.

3 Dinosaurs is offering an Ocean Pack for ages 2-7.

Ocean Pack has over 60 pages:
3 Part Cards, Beginning Sounds, Matching Cards, Read Write the Room, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next, Pre Writing Practice, Pattern Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, Clip and Count Cards, Size Sorting, Color the Pattern, Shadow Matching, and more.

Tot Pack:
Basic Prewriting, 2 Part Puzzles, Matching, Coloring the Fish, Counting, Cutting Practice, 9 Piece Puzzle

 

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