Father Goose Picture Book

Posted in Public Domain on September 28, 2011

You’ve heard of Mother Goose, but have you ever heard of Father Goose?  This brilliant tongue-in-cheek book is written by L. Frank Baum (author of the Wizard of Oz books). The illustrations are done by none other than W. W. Denslow! The rhymes are admittedly cheesy, and it is no wonder this book didn’t rise 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 Warning: At least some of the information in these home economics books will be outdated.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 »

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 »

Asgard Stories

Posted in Lower Elementary, Middle School, Mythology, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on September 26, 2011

Here is a simple book containing the stories of Norse mythology for a younger reading audience.  The short narratives are useful for any study involving the Vikings or as a comparison against other religious beliefs. From the book’s preface: The interest shown at present in the teaching of myths to children seems to call for Read More »

Peeps at Many Lands

Posted in Geography, History, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 26, 2011

This series of books, published in the early 1900′s, is still very relevant today. Though some of the geographical and political facts have changed, the stories from these countries gives children a “living look” into cultures from around the world. Each volume contains a map of the country and most contain full-color pictures. Here are the Read More »