Cool Sites – October 25, 2012

Posted on Oct 21 2012 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Christian Grandparenting
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Christmas Planner
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Pilgrim and Indian Puppets – Craft and Activity
3.4 Science: Science Toymaker
3.5 Economics and Government: Stossel in the Classroom
3.6 Music Appreciation: “Listening to Music” from Yale
3.7 History: Election Sermons Are Traditional
3.8 Safety: Toaster Fires and Four Family Fire Safety Tips
3.9 Citizenship: Vote Smart Voter Guide

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Christian Grandparenting

See a list of suggested Scriptures to pray for grandchildren along with prayers for grandparents.

www.christiangrandparenting.net

www.christiangrandparenting.net/images/stories/downloads/scriptures-to-pray-for-grandchildren.pdf

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Christmas Planner

Yes, it’s time to jump in now for a “mostly Frazzle Free Christmas.” (Sign up now to be alerted earlier next year and get the full eight-week version.) You can download an e-Book, checklists, and printables free of charge. Be sure to tell family and friends so they can relax and enjoy the moments more fully. See the second link for their Facebook page.

www.familieswithpurpose.com/frazzle-free-christmas.html

www.facebook.com/familieswithpurpose

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Pilgrim and Indian Puppets – Craft and Activity

These simple stick puppets are made of paper bags and felt (substitute construction paper or craft foam if that’s what you have). Children will need varying amounts of adult help according to age. Children can act out all of the Thanksgiving lessons coming up.

http://kidscraftsblog.hyglossproducts.com/2011/11/21/pilgrim-and-indian-puppets-thanksgiving-craft-activity/

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3.4 Science: Science Toymaker

Save money by making your own cool science toys–and learn too. Don’t tell the kids their Christmas presents are educational!

http://sciencetoymaker.org

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3.5 Economics and Government: Stossel in the Classroom

Stossel in the Classroom now has a free 2013 DVD available to order or to stream from the website. The ad says the DVD includes 10 new segments on a range of topics with English and Spanish subtitles, and a teacher guide (in English and Spanish) with lesson plans, graphic organizers, activity suggestions, viewing guides, and vocabulary. Some 2012 DVDs are still available, as are streaming segments from previous years. Although his main topics tend to be economics and government, they touch on a huge list of side issues and subject areas.

http://stosselintheclassroom.org/freedvd/?source=INB13

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3.6 Music Appreciation: “Listening to Music” from Yale

This high school and college level course, via the “Open Yale” program, has videos, print notes, and books you may buy (or borrow from the library) if you wish. The professor helps students learn how to listen and understand Western music using a variety of musical styles ranging from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues.

http://oyc.yale.edu/music/musi-112#overview

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3.7 History: Election Sermons Are Traditional

Did you know that election sermons have been a tradition in America since before the founding of the country? Read the details in the article, “Election Sermons Urged Election of Christians Only, Men Who ‘Subjected Themselves to the Rule of Christ’s Kingdom.’” Wall Builders has an example pictured at the next link; see the final link for all the election references on their website.

http://archive.theamericanview.com/index.php?id=888

www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=60

http://tinyurl.com/9gdghth

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3.8 Safety: Toaster Fires and Four Family Fire Safety Tips

Learn from one mom’s experience about toaster fires and see her simple family fire safety tips.

http://247moms.com/2012/10/toaster-fires-are-for-real/

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3.9 Citizenship: Vote Smart Voter Guide

This is a bi-partisan voting guide searchable by states, topics, and more.

http://votesmart.org

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