Britain In The Middle Ages: A History Reader

Posted in Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on April 11, 2014

Of the Britons who dwelt here, we know something from those who had heard of them and wrote about them. Round about their villages, they made wattle-fences to keep away their enemies and the wild beasts that came out of the forests in winter nights. They were shepherds and had many herds of sheep and Read More »

American Boy’s Life of Theodore Roosevelt

Posted in American History, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 22, 2014

The life of Theodore Roosevelt is one well worth studying by any American boy who wishes to make something of himself and mount high on the ladder of success. The twenty-sixth President of our country is a fine type of the true American of to-day, full of vim and vigor, quick to comprehend, and equally Read More »

Collecting and Preserving Natural Objects

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 20, 2014

If your children have an interest in collecting things living or dead, you might enjoy this book. Several authors with experience in their field wrote short essay detailing the ways in which they collect and preserve samples. Topics include collecting eggs, bones, insects, plants, and more! Download Notes on Collecting and Preserving Natural-History Objects from Read More »

Children Of Borneo

Posted in Culture, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on February 1, 2014

Away down in the Indian Ocean there is a long chain of islands that stretches from Burmah to Australia. One of these is New Guinea which is the largest island in the world (leaving out Australia), and Borneo comes next in size. It is nearly four times as large as England. A book meant to Read More »

Peeps Into China

Posted in Culture, Eastern Civilization, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on February 1, 2014

This book is chock-full of black and white illustrations you can use for your projects about China. A minister of a small parish in England is called to mission work in China, and brings along his family. As they travel to their final destination, the father gives his daughter “peeps” into Chinese culture, religion, and Read More »