Electricity for Boys

Posted in Applied Math, College Prep, Home Economics, Middle School, Public Domain, Technology, Upper Elementary on May 12, 2012

Electricity, like every science, presents two phases to the student, one belonging to a theoretical knowledge, and the other which pertains to the practical application of that knowledge. The boy is directly interested in the practical use which he can make of this wonderful phenomenon in nature. With sections on such riveting topics as how Read More »

Open Clip Art

Posted in Creative Commons, Public Domain, Technology on March 27, 2012

Looking for clip-art for a specific project that you can use privately or commercially? Open Clipart states: This project aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use. Almost all of the clipart on Open Clipart is user created.  All of it is licensed under a public domain dedication. Read More »

Let’s Go to a Bakery

Posted in Health, Home Economics, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading, Technology, Upper Elementary on March 3, 2012

Take a field trip to the bread bakery without leaving the house! This 50+ page book is filled with illustrations. The story explains how bread is made and distributed.  Written in the 1950’s, it may not be completely accurate as to the practices used today, but it could start a great discussion about the differences Read More »

How We Are Fed

Posted in History, Home Economics, Public Domain, Technology on February 9, 2012

This little geography reader is a dignified piece of writing.  Each little story it contains tells about one kind of food, and how it gets to our dining table. From cranberries and chestnuts to cheese and oysters, this book has 28 products that it describes.  Some of the methods of production and transport may not Read More »

Every Boy His Own Mechanic

Posted in Applied Math, College Prep, High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Life Skills, Middle School, Public Domain, Technology, Upper Elementary on January 30, 2012

Do you have boys at home that love to work with wood, tools, and mechanical parts? Every Boy His Own Mechanic is a book just for them!  The book covers woodworking, painting, mixing cement, fixing bicycles, and tons more. With 400+ pages of instructions and illustrations, your boys AND girls will be busy for a Read More »