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Explore the History of the H.L. Hunley

March 21st, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, March 21, 2019, 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.

When you get to the site, use the menu at the top to view: 

  • History
  • Science
  • The Mystery

With lots of text and many photos, learn about the building, innovation, evolution, and design of the Hunley, its contribution to the Civil War, the recovery effort, the preservation of the submarine, and more!

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.

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