Home Occupations for Boys and Girls

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Public Domain, Scouting And Survival on May 15, 2012

A perusal of this little volume will show that it is far from exhaustive of the topics treated. It is largely a book of suggestion. If it stimulates the child to new investigations and experiments along similar lines; if it reinforces the spirit of brotherly kindness in the home; or if it helps to solve Read More »

Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects

Posted in College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Science on March 30, 2012

This is a very academic volume– probably intended for college professors.  But high schoolers should be able to understand the content of this book. The book explains how to classify, catch, and preserve insects.  There are also instructions on how to make collection boxes for various kinds of insects. Besides its obvious use for the Read More »

Stories About Birds

Posted in Animals, Hobbies and Crafts, Kindergarten, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 15, 2012

If you are doing a unit study on birds or you just have avid bird watchers at home, there is a plethora of books in the public domain for you! These books are great for use in copywork, clip art, and notebooking.  The volumes contain both fictional and scientific stories. Here are just a few Read More »

The Jolly Book of Boxcraft

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on February 29, 2012

According to this book, some of the best toys are being thrown away every day!  Starting with a delightful prose about making fantastic worlds with recycled cardboard, this book shows how to make a variety of toys using boxes, glue, scissors, and a ruler. Black and white photos accompany the instructions.  There are over 40 projects to Read More »

When Mother Lets Us Make Candy

Posted in Applied Math, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Home Economics, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on February 13, 2012

Some of the best science lessons happen in the kitchen.  When learning to make candy, you need to know about temperature, measurement, the crystallization of sugar, and much more. This simple book is full of recipes, instructions, and information about making candy.  Fudges, taffies, brittles, caramels, fondants, lozenges, and more mouthwatering recipes will have your children begging Read More »

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