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About Creative Commons

Homeschool Commons was created to serve as a central juncture for finding free resources to use in personal and commercial ventures.

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Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

Posted in Elementary, High School, Middle School, Plants, Public Domain on February 20, 2015

In this little book a very large number of the commoner wild flowers growing in the United States, west of the Rocky Mountains, are pictured and described. It is the first attempt to supply a popular field book for the whole West. The field is vast, including within its limits all sorts of climate and Read More »

A Day With Keats

Posted in High School, Literature, Middle School, Public Domain on January 11, 2015

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. Join the poet John Keats in a narrated day in his life. This series attempts to Read More »

Christmas with Mother Goose – Two Free Comics

Posted in Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on December 17, 2014

I have two more vintage comic books for you to download, just in time for Christmas! Enjoy these fun stories that combine the magic of Christmas with the fantasy of Mother Goose. Illustrated by Walt Kelly, who worked for Disney studios, these comics are colorful and whimsical. These comics are published by Dell who also Read More »

American Indian Fairy Tales

Posted in American History, Elementary, Middle School, Mythology, Public Domain on November 15, 2014

Nine fabulous tales gathered by Henry Schoolcraft, ethnologist, with full-color illustrations! Spirit of the laughing leaves, Fairy of the forest pine, Listen to the maid who grieves For that happy land of thine. From your haunt in summer glade Hasten to your mournful maid. Schoolcraft lived among the Indian tribes of the Great Lakes area Read More »

Egyptian Birds

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain on November 15, 2014

Pliny declares that it was by watching the flight of birds in general, and of the Kite in particular, that men first conceived the idea of steering their boats and ships with a tail or rudder, for, says he, “these birds by the turning and steering by their tails showed in the air what was needful Read More »