Posted on Apr 19 2014 in Cool Sites by admin
3.1 Christian Resources: Kevin Swanson – Free Book and Audio on Getting out of Public Schools
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Home Repair Tutor
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Bank Field Trip
3.4 Science: Biology – Daffodil Dissection
3.5 Art and Science: Happy Birthday to John James Audubon – April 26
3.6 English: Copywork Quotes for Older Students
3.7 History: Free Samples of Diana Waring’s Curricula
Kevin Swanson conducts a powerful interview with author Ray Fournier (a Christian public school teacher) in a challenging conversation about the urgent need to get our children out of the government schools. Hear the frank discussion about the serious reasons to remove children from government indoctrination in their formative years.
To read Fournier’s book, Education Reformation, sign up to become a member of Education Reformation and download the e-book free of charge.
Education Reformation gives homeschool parents the following:
1. A Biblical Defense for their rejection of public education.
2. An Outreach Resource to give to friends and family who are being hurt by public education.
3. A Handy Guidebook for providing a Biblical education for their children.
Ray truly believes that Education Reformation will be a great source of encouragement for homeschooling parents. He urges each of us to send the link for the free e-book to every homeschool parent we know.
Some time in your life you will need to patch a small hole in the wall, replace a cracked tile, or perform another simple home repair. In case you were not born with “fix-it” genes, you’ll find help and information on this website.
This brief video shows a small group of youngsters as they visit a local bank on a field trip. It may give you ideas about approaching the bank where you do your business to ask if they would be willing to host your homeschool group or family for a similar experience. If you are unable to arrange such a visit, you could substitute the video. Be sure to gather some real money for some hands-on counting and examination.
Here is a fully illustrated demonstration of a plant dissection for your biology studies.
John James Audubon, born April 26, 1785, is the father of American ornithology–the study of birds. His drawings are still among the best in the field of wildlife illustration and ones to which others are compared. Learn more about him in this biographical sketch (parents may wish to pre-read and edit certain elements). As you scroll down, you’ll come to a large selection of free, online activities such as puzzles, games, quizzes, and many other free activity and coloring pages to print. Since spring is here, be sure to look for birds to identify. An Audubon or other field guide is handy to have on outings or at home to help identify species.
Copywork is one way to combine several subject areas in one activity, in this case, penmanship, history, philosophy, debate and rhetoric (if you discuss the quotes and ask your students to defend their positions), spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. Here is a great list of historic quotes.
Sample and learn from several of Mrs. Waring’s books. Hear a sample audio of her speaking.