Cool Sites – May 15, 2013

Posted on May 12 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Stories Behind the Hymns
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 50 Ways to Save Money
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Golden Books Online
3.4 English: The Online Books Page
3.5 History: Take a History Tour of American Education
3.6 Homeschool: Free Curriculum Planner
3.7 Homeschooling: Free Download in May – Homeschooling for FREE & Frugal

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Stories Behind the Hymns

This website is exactly as it sounds! Find the stories behind many hymns we’d recognize easily, as well as stories about the writers. Family devotions aren’t complete without singing praises to God. Learning about the hymns makes them come alive in our hearts and minds. Once you start on this road, you’re hooked! There are many websites that will give backgrounds on hymns and writers along with the music in audio and sheet music form.

www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Music/hymns-the-songs-and-the-stories/index.html

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 50 Ways to Save Money

This blog post presents 50 ways to be frugal in a general category in addition to groupings for groceries, household, personal, and entertainment. There are a few links to other posts too.

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/save-money

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Golden Books Online

This small site is probably primarily to make us reminiscent of our favorite childhood books so we’ll buy them from Golden Books for our kids, but there are a few printables related to the books, a few games, and a little more when you have time to explore. You won’t get lost–but you will have an overwhelming urge to dig out your copy of The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown!

www.randomhouse.com/golden

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3.4 English: The Online Books Page

On this site–a project of the University of Pennsylvania–you will find a list of links to over a million books available online. Parents will wish to screen first, as content and suitability will vary…but we will get you to read today!

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu

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3.5 History: Take a History Tour of American Education

You may be surprised by the real history of modern education and its purposes. It began with three good purposes, but those have been sidelined in favor of a fourth–control of the minds of the young. This article contains lots of bullet points and graphics and is a super-quick read. And a MUST read for anyone who pays taxes (funds the school industry–that’s all of us), has children (most of us) or lives on the planet surrounded by the products of the industrial school (uh–all of us).

www.johntaylorgatto.com/historytour/history1.htm

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3.6 Homeschool: Free Curriculum Planner

The “Little Learning Lovies” website has a 40-week and/or full year curriculum planner free to download. Get it while it’s available; we don’t know how long it will be there. If the offer has expired, do look around because there is quite a bit free for the downloading! Look for “Free!” at the bottom of “Categories” in the left sidebar. Also, at the time of this writing, a farm-themed memory game is free to download. Whatever you get free, you will need to go through the registration for new customers (or log in as a returning customer if you are), add the item(s) to your cart, and complete checkout. It will not charge you anything as long as it shows $0.00 as the cost.

www.littlelearninglovies.com/LZenCart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88&products_id=236

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3.7 Homeschooling: Free Download in May – Homeschooling for FREE & Frugal

Download a free copy of Homeschooling for FREE & Frugal/Saving You Money for the Homeschool Life! That one won’t need much explaining either! The e-book has over 60 pages of resources, thoughts from fellow homeschooling families, practical tips drawn from their real life experiences, and encouragement as you pray for wisdom to squeeze a bit from the budget for “just one more book.” Ha!

www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-ebook-homeschooling-for-free-frugal

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