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New Freebies

Here is a list of some great new freebies I recently found:

 

Enjoy!

 

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Free Constitution Rap Song

Does your child seem to learn things easier through songs? Rhythm Rhyme Results (Educational Rap.com) 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?

                                            Email*

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:

Description

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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curriculum reviews

I’ve been looking at resources to supplement our homeschool history lessons, or some folks say homeschool social studies lessons. I want something that will engage my daughter because unlike me, she HATES history. How can she hate history when she has my genes?? 

I am considering  video lessons because she is a visual spatial learner. However, I don’t want online video lessons because I am on satellite and my daily Internet usage is limited. That means no You Tube for us. OUCH!

Whenever I come across something I think might be interesting, I always check to see if there are any curriculum reviews of the product. I want to know what other folks think are the advantages and disadvantages of using the product. While their review won’t be my only deciding factor, I usually always learn something more about the product beyond what the resource pages from the company tell me.

I want to see a good mix of curriculum reviews (positive and negative) and see reviews that are pretty current. The reason for wanting to see a good mix of reviews is because I know everyone is different and we all learn differently. Sometimes what someone else sees as a disadvantage, I see as an advantage. Obviously I want current curriculum reviews because hopefully, if there is a major problem with the curriculum, the company has read about or heard about it and spent time making improvements…positive changes.

I don’t believe there is one “perfect” curriculum available, or at least not one for me. I like to use a healthy mix of supplements with one good core curriculum.

             

Help me in my quest for a good social studies supplement. Leave a comment telling me about the history program you are currently using. What do you like and dislike about it? What ages is geared toward? How much does it cost? I can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks in advance!

 

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