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Early American History E-books

Posted in American History, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 18, 2011

Here are three nice e-books in the public domain about early American history.  All three are written in a narrative style- attempting to bring to life some of the most famous stories from the ages of Exploration up to the American Revolution. 1.  Builders of Our Country Description from the book: Of the narrative forms Read More »

First Book of Drawing

Posted in Art, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 14, 2011

This simple book approaches drawing techniques through providing simple illustrations in which the students are to study and copy.  Starting with simple lines, each illustration grows in difficulty and technique. This book would be great for printing out the black and white illustrations and coloring them to use in projects.  There are several pages of Read More »

How to Draw Birds

Posted in Art, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 14, 2011

This amazing drawing book, first published in 1940, appears to be in the public domain. A concise course on drawing birds, this book is an excellent resource for artists and nature buffs alike.  The first part of the book introduces the reader to the various bird parts and their forms.  Wings, beaks, heads, etc. Then Read More »

Augsburg’s Drawing Books- Elementary Grades

Posted in Art, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 14, 2011

It seems that De Resco Leo Augsburg was an art educator and prolific writer in the 1890′s as the public domain is full of his wonderful books. Today I want to highlight the books in his elementary drawing series. The first volume states that it is intended for first grade use: A Text Book to Read More »

Cultural Response To Iraq Clearly Shows We Must Care About Education

Posted in Homeschooling, Learning Outside of the Home, News on February 6, 2011

What should be done in Afganistan and Iraq? As we enter in the 10th year of the war in Afghanistan, this is one of the most discussed questions of modern times. Sadly, most of the people that I confide in and ask for feedback don't have much to say to substantiate their perspective. So, I Read More »

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