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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 »

7 Ways To Introduce Your Child To The Alphabet

Posted in Teaching on April 3, 2007

How to teach your child the alphabet can be accomplished in a variety of ways. While there are many educational tools available today, your child can participate in different forms of learning within the home. Here are 7 ways to introduce your child to the alphabet. Buy alphabet books. Make an alphabet chart and add Read More »

Finding Social Opportunities for Your Homeschooled Child

Posted in Just Starting Out on March 31, 2007

One of the main challenges of homeschooling is how to find social opportunities for your homeschooled child to ensure they have the same level of social interaction as children who attend schools. Lack of peer socialization is probably the main criticism leveled at homeschooling by it’s opponents. How can children who do not interact daily Read More »