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Books to Study Gardening

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain, Science, Upper Elementary on September 20, 2011

Gardening is a skill that incorporates science, mathematics, and physical work into an enjoyable and productive study.  Even the smallest child can gain valuable knowledge and experience by working in the soil to grow healthy food and beautiful flowers. Here are some public domain books dedicated to gardening.  The first book is written in a Read More »

Woodworking books for boys

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 19, 2011

Carpentry is the oldest of the arts, and it has been said that the knowledge necessary to make a good carpenter fits one for almost any trade or occupation requiring the use of tools. The hatchet, the saw, and the plane are the three primal implements of the carpenter. The value is in knowing how Read More »

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 »