Egyptian Birds

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain on November 15, 2014

Pliny declares that it was by watching the flight of birds in general, and of the Kite in particular, that men first conceived the idea of steering their boats and ships with a tail or rudder, for, says he, “these birds by the turning and steering by their tails showed in the air what was needful Read More »

Ebooks for a study on Turkeys and Poultry

Posted in Animals, Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain on November 1, 2014

You should never look at poultry and say, “Why, they are only Hens!” or “Why, they are only Ducks!” Quite likely when they look at you they may be thinking, “Why, they are only boys!” or “Why, they are only girls!” Yet if you are gentle and care for them, you and they will learn Read More »

Tracks and Tracking

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Scouting And Survival on November 1, 2014

The footprints in the featured image are badger tracks! All good hunters, campers, and scouts know the tracks of common animals! This free ebook is written at an upper-elementary level and includes plenty of illustrations of tracks and the animals that make them. It is generally understood that a track means the imprint left on Read More »

The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories

Posted in American History, Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading on October 3, 2014

A great collection of stories to share while learning about Thanksgiving! There are annotations showing which stories would suit younger and older children. A mix of fairy tale and historical, this collection even includes the story of the very first Thanksgiving day. Download The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories from

Little Folks’ Handy Book

Posted in Hobbies and Crafts, Middle School, Public Domain on September 25, 2014

Everything described in the book has been actually made by the authors, and made by such practical and simple methods that a child’s mind can grasp them, and a child’s hands be easily trained to manufacture the articles.  A crafty little book with tons of ideas for kids. Everything from paper models, making rafts and Read More »