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Learn about Famous Homeschoolers

April 19th, 2018

 

It’s Thursday, April 19, 2018, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

FamousHomeschoolers.net

(www.famoushomeschoolers.net/)

Age Range: 7-18 (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

 

Discover well-known people who were homeschooled or who homeschooled their children with this site from Knowledge House and author Teri Ann Berg Nelson.

After reading the introduction and learning the definition of who is considered a “homeschooler,” use the left-hand side bar menu to explore lists of famous homeschoolers sorted by category: 

  • Artists – Claude Monet, Grandma Moses, Leonardo da Vinci and more
  • Athletes – includes Bethany Hamilton, Timothy Tebow, Michelle Kwan among others
  • Authors – on this list are Louisa May Alcott, J.R.R Tolkien, Mark Twain and many others
  • Composers – This list has 13 well-know composers such as Bach, Mozart, Irving Berlin, and John Phillip Sousa.
  • Educators – George Washington Carver, Charlotte Mason, and Noah Webster are included on this list.
  • Entertainers – Notable people on this list include Charlie Chaplin, Alan Alda, LeAnne Rimes, and many more.
  • Entrepreneurs – Among others, you will find Andrew Carnegie, Joseph Pulitzer, and Dave Thomas on this list.
  • Explorers – Daniel Boone, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Lewis and Clark and a few more make this short list.
  • Founding Fathers – See which signers of the Declaration and Constitutional Convention delegates homeschooled.
  • Inventors – Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers and more make up this list.
  • Medical Practitioners – includes Clara Barton, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Albert Schweitzer as well as others
  • Military Officers – Joan of Arc, Stonewall Jackson, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and more
  • Others – This list includes those not in the other categories such as Ansel Adams, Amelia Earhart, Frank Lloyd Wright, Darrell Waltrip, Will Rogers, Annie Oakley and many more
  • Presidents – includes most of our first 11 presidents as well as Lincoln, Johnson, Garfield, Cleveland, Wilson, and both Roosevelts
  • Religious Leaders – David Livingstone, Dwight L. Moody, John and Charles Wesley are notables on this list.
  • Scientists – There are many scientists on this list including Albert Einstein, Fred Hoyle, Isaac Newton.
  • Statesmen – included on this list are Davy Crockett, Patrick Henry, Winston Churchill and more.
  • Famous Parents – On this list you will find people who homeschooled their children such as Garth Brooks, Kirk Cameron, Michael P. Farris, Tim Hawkins, Chuck Norris, Jimmy Wales and many more.

Highlighted and underlined names on the lists are links to mini biographies of that person. This site could be a great starting point for your students to learn more about the lives of others who were homeschooled or homeschool just like them.

Free Animated History Activity eBooks!

February 1st, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Animated Hero Classics Activity Books

(www.dscl.org/kids/nest-activity-resources/nest-activity-books)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 2 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides resources that combines Language Arts with History and Social Sciences! You may be familiar with The Animated Hero Classics Series that consists of 20 DVDs with inspiring and educational stories of men and women whose contributions made an impact on world history.

At this website, you’ll find the free companion “Animated Hero Activity Books” (pdf) that include word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Your child can learn interesting facts and trivia about each historical hero and heroine in the series, by reading and doing the activities in the downloadable e-books that include: 

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Beethoven
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Galileo
  • George Washington
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Helen Keller
  • Joan of Arc
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Louis Pasteur
  • The Maccabees
  • Marco Polo
  • Marie Curie
  • Pocahontas
  • Thomas Edison
  • William Bradford
  • The Wright Brothers

This is an engaging and entertaining way to introduce historical figures to your kids – and it may springboard them to want to learn more! It’s also a great way to supplement and/or review information about people of historical importance.

Explore the History of the H.L. Hunley

February 11th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, February 11, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Friends of the Hunley 

(www.hunley.org/)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This is a beautifully appointed website about the history and recovery efforts of the Civil War submarine, the H.L. Hunley. On February 17, 1864, the Hunley became the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship, a feat as important as the first airplane flown by the Wright brothers. But on the same day, she and all of her crew members suddenly disappeared. What caused her to sink? And would she ever be found? You can explore this mystery at today’s site.

At this website, learn about: 

  • The building, innovation, evolution, and design of the 
  • Hunley
  • Its contribution to the Civil War
  • Its crew
  • The recovery effort
  • The preservation of the submarine
  • And more!

Select the “Education” link to find online lesson plans for all grade levels. The text is geared for those who read well. Non-readers will undoubtedly enjoy the virtual tour of the submarine, and may find the recovery footage fascinating as well.

Free Animated History Activity eBooks!

August 1st, 2012

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, August 1, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Dripping Springs Community Library: The Animated Hero Classics

Age Range: 8 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website provides resources that combines Language Arts with History and Social Sciences!  You may be familiar with The Animated Hero Classics Series that consists of 20 DVDs with inspiring and educational stories of men and women whose contributions made an impact on world history. At this website, you’ll find the free companion “Animated Hero Activity Books” (pdf) that include word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Your child can learn interesting facts and trivia about each historical hero and heroine in the series, by reading and doing the activities in the downloadable e-books that include:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Alexander Graham Bell     
  • Beethoven
  • Benjamin Franklin 
  • Christopher Columbus 
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Galileo 
  • George Washington 
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Helen Keller 
  • Joan of Arc 
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Louis Pasteur 
  • The Maccabees 
  • Marco Polo
  • Marie Curie
  • Pocahontas
  • Thomas Edison
  • William Bradford
  • The Wright Brothers

This is an engaging and entertaining way to introduce historical figures to your kids – and it may springboard them to want to learn more!  It’s also a great way to supplement and/or review information about people of historical importance.

 

Free History Lessons from Library of Congress

November 29th, 2007

Recommended Website:
Adventure of the American Mind: Online Education Program

Age Range: Maybe 8-17 (In the FAQs at this site, the answer to “what grade level” are these lessons intended, gets this answer: “Lessons vary in their complexity and difficulty. While we will provide guidance for you as to the difficulty of our lessons, we urge you to browse through our catalog to find lessons that fit well with your students.”)

This website from Western Carolina University provides state-of-the-art, multi-media technology to help educators engage students with FREE history lessons covering a diverse range of topics such as:

  • Tobacco
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Culture of Old Salem
  • Elections
  • Music of the Civil War
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Pioneer Women
  • Presidents of Mount Rushmore
  • Thomas Edison
  • Trail of Tears
  • Wright Brothers
  • and much more!

Every topic includes lesson plans, lessons, tutorials, quizzes, tracking ability, activities and extension ideas. Be sure to turn on your speakers
when you visit the site to get the full impact of this multi-media educational extravaganza. While it was designed with classroom teachers in mind, it’s a treasure trove for those who enjoy hands-on, interactive,
online educational explorations.

When you get to the site, simply read the welcome message and the information on “Getting Started.” It is extremely helpful in understanding how to navigate the site for the more effective and easy use.

Bookmark this site – you’ll want to return often.

Free Literature-Based Learning Calendars!

August 1st, 2007

Free Literature-Based Learning Calendars!

Are you aware of the fun, literature-based
learning calendars that I provide for FREE on my websites? These calendars
are updated monthly, and note dates that commemorate events, people, and
celebrations that have historical and social significance. I tie in
references to resources (books, websites, and DVDs) that you can use to
further learning about any given event. Each of the three calendars has a
slightly different focus – so it’s worthwhile to check them all for ideas to
further the learning in your home or school. :)

Recommended Websites:

I. UniversalPreschool.com: Learning Through The Days of the Year

Age Range: 2-5 (Dont’ be fooled! Many of these activities can be enjoyed by
the entire family. Feel free to substitute suggestions for preschool and
early elementary books [ages 2-8], with books that will appeal to older
children.)

At this website you’ll find detailed entries for each date with all kinds of
fun suggestions, activities, and links to resources (including printables
and lessons) for learning while celebrating these August events:

1st – Raspberry Cream Pie Day!
2nd – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
3rd – National Watermelon Day!
4th – National Chocolate Chip Day!
5th – National Mustard Day!
6th – Wiggle Your Toes Day!
7th – National Lighthouse Day!
10th – S’mores Day!
11-12 – Kool-Aid Days!
13th – Left Handers’ Day!
17th – Davy Crockett’s Birthday!
20th – Lemonade Day!
21st – Aloha Day! (Hawaii, became the 50th state in 1959.)
24th – Volcano Day!
26th – National Dog Day!
28th – Full Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse Day!
31st – National Trail Mix Day!

II. Homefires DVD Learning Calendar

Age Range: 6-18 (Not all of the events and resources noted are appropriate
for this age range. You’ll find some that are better suited for early
elementary students, and some that are geared for high school age students.)

Homefires’ FREE DVD Learning Calendar will help you note events and people
that impact our lives with recommendations for DVDs (and some books) to
further learning and boost your student’s knowledge of the world. All of the
books and DVDs recommended are available through our affiliation with
Amazon.com — so you can click on the links to make a purchase that helps
support Homefires’ endeavors. HOWEVER, it is NOT necessary to purchase
anything. You can print out the calendar, and use it to get DVDs from your
rental store or take it to the audio/visual department of your public
library and get the recommended resources for free. :)

What follows are examples of current entries. (You will find embedded links
to the resources at the website.)

August 1 – Herman Melville, author of “Moby Dick,” born 1819. Read the book
and then watch the DVD, a spectacular retelling of the Herman Melville
classic, starring Gregory Peck.

August 11 – Alex Haley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Roots,” born 1921.
Read the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Alex Haley, then watch the DVD.
Roots recounts the lineage of one African-American family from slavery to
freedom.

August 13 – Annie Oakley, the greatest rifle marksman of her time, born in
Ohio in 1860. Rent the DVD, Annie Get Your Gun. The Academy Award-winning
musical will have you grinning ear to ear while recounting a segment of
American history.

August 19 – Orville Wright was born in 1871. Together with his brother,
Wilbur, he pioneered the first powered, controlled, sustained airplane
flight on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Enhance your
understanding of transportation and physics by watching the IMAX DVD “The
Magic of Flight.” Relive the historical first flight of the Wright Brothers,
then soar with the world-famous Blue Angels as they defy the laws of gravity
with their breathtaking maneuvers.

III. The Carschooling Calendar

Print this month’s Carschooling Calendar (available in a pdf file) and keep
it in the car as a perfect springboard to fascinating history discussions
while running a 5-minute errand or taking a 500-mile road trip. The calendar
is a simplified version of the Homefires’ DVD Calendar and provides a list
of the same dates of famous birthdays, scientific breakthroughs, and
cultural celebrations. In addition, the calendar introduction includes
information about the origin of the month’s name and associated flower,
gemstone, and zodiac signs (to use as a reference to mythology and
constellations).

I used this calendar with my own children on daily car trips to spark
educational discussions. I’d simply say, “Today is August 19th — it’s Davy
Crockett’s birthday.” Just that little piece of information would lead to a
conversation about Davy Crockett’s life and times. I often planned ahead
and found audio recordings (for example, a biography or folk tale) that we
could listen to in the car to enhance learning that day. If you have an
entertainment system in your car – you could even use DVDs (as recommended
in the Homefires’ DVD Calendar) on longer road trips.

Again, all of these resources are provided for FREE. Bookmark all three
sites so you can visit them each month for new ideas! Use them “as is” or
get creative and add your own ideas for learning. If you do, please share
them with me and as I update the calendars annually, I may include your
ideas to help other families enjoy learning every day of the year! :)

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