The Story of Great Inventions

Posted in High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Science, Upper Elementary on October 9, 2011

Boys and girls alike will enjoy the illustrations and stories of some of the greatest inventions and their sometimes weird beginnings. From Archimedes to the Watt’s steam-engine, this book details the technological inventions that changed history.  Written by a high school physics instructor, this book is suitable for older readers or as a read-aloud for Read More »

Living Nature Books by Margaret Warner Morley

Posted in Animals, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on October 6, 2011

Margaret Warner Morley was an American biologist, educator, and writer of many children’s books about nature and biology. Her books are written in a conversational tone perfect forreading aloud and for Charlotte Mason-style narration. All of her works have now fallen into the public domain and are available at several sites online including Google books Read More »

Practical Home Economics

Posted in College Prep, High School, Home Economics, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 27, 2011

If you’re looking to teach your son or daughter about how to care for a household, there are lots of resources for free online and in the public domain. Warning: At least some of the information in these home economics books will be outdated. If anything, some of the descriptions of how to use old appliances Read More »

The Video Math Tutor

Posted in College Prep, Free Use, High School, Math, Middle School, Upper Elementary on September 27, 2011

The Video Math Tutor website is a great resource for older kids that are interested in eventually studying higher math.  Mr. Ast has series on Basic Math, Algebra, Hints & Tips, Brain Teasers, Calculator Tips, and more. The description from the website:  This site is intended to help students from seventh grade through college. Teachers, Read More »

Scouting for Boys

Posted in College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain, Scouting And Survival, Upper Elementary on September 27, 2011

Scouting and survival skills seem to be a natural interest of boys. They have a thirst for knowledge about how to hunt, fish, camp, and otherwise be in the wild. But scouting and survival isn’t just for men and boys. The skills and techniques in these resources can be fun for the whole family to Read More »