It’s Thursday, February 13, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, approximately, with parental supervision)
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It’s Saturday, February 8, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5 to 9 (Grades K-3, approximately, with parental supervision)
Designed for beginner and elementary level students, this website offers several video piano lessons as well as music appreciation lessons of famous composers and sing-a-longs.
This site is provided by Maria Miller, creator of Math Mammoth. Presented in a fun, friendly, and informative way, current piano lessons included are:
The famous composers section includes examples from the Baroque, Romance, Classical, and 20th Century periods. Each of these lessons provides a brief biography, images, and video and/or audio examples of great works being performed by various artists.
In the sing-a-long section not only will you find videos for your favorite children’s songs, but also the accompanying lyrics and downloadable sheet music!
This site is a great place to start when teaching your children piano and music appreciation.
It’s Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 10-13 (designed for middle school students, with parental supervision)
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:
There is much more material for classroom teachers provided at this site. Much of it can be tweaked to suit homeschoolers.
It’s Saturday, January 25, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 12-18 (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)
This lesson plan from The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge archive examines the connection between music and football.
Audio presentations narrated by composer Tom Hedden thoroughly explain how music and sports are intertwined. Listen online or download as MP3s to listen at your leisure on your computer or portable MP3 listening device.
These 12-15 minute presentations are broken into three parts:
While listening to the segments use the questions found on the “Think About” tab to help your student become an active listener. Dig deeper into your study with the links under the “Learn More” tab or use the suggestions “For The Educator” to expand your study.
You don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate this engaging mini-study.
It’s Wednesday, January 22, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 6-14 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)
At this website, students can study and practice their spelling and vocabulary lists in a variety of fun ways without having to wait for mom to be available.
Quickly select from the many prepared lists based on the classic McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling Book, by W. H. McGuffey and use in your lesson planning. You can construct your own lists but when you create a free account you can save and edit your lists and then select them later as needed.
Some of the self-correcting activities that can be utilized are:
Instant feedback is given. If the student answers incorrectly, the correct answer is displayed, reinforcing spelling and vocabulary skills.
Whether practicing spelling lists, exploring new vocabulary, or learning alphabetical order, this website is an excellent addition to your education toolbox.
It’s Saturday, January 18, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-6, approximately with parental supervision)
This website provides free art instruction through the use of short videos, brief webpage fact sheets, and loads of project inspiration and lesson plans.
When you arrive at the site you can either use the interactive image map or the menu bars to quickly navigate to area of interest. Each topic is explored similarly:
Some of the projects included are: