Posts Tagged ‘art appreciation’

Free Language Arts “Audio School”

February 3rd, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, February 3, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

My Audio School

(www.myaudioschool.com/?page_id=4571)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with with parental supervision)

 

This commercial website, founded by a homeschool parent, offers educational audio content such as classic books, old-time radio theater, historical radio and television broadcasts, and video clips on a variety of school subjects such as Ancient History, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the American Revolution, etc.

While 80% of the content is available for an annual fee of $14.99, 20% of the content is “unblocked” and available absolutely FREE, which is why we’re featuring it on ClickSchooling. Much of the free content focuses on Language Arts.

When you get to the site, scroll down the page to see a menu of the free titles that include: 

  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Cat of Bubastes by G.A. Henty
  • Lord Byron, Selected Poems
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
  • In Flanders Field by John McCrae

You’ll also find more free poetry selections, a variety of art appreciation videos, videos that teach kids about bird watching, and even John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech.

Most of the titles also come with links to curriculum (available for sale on CurrClick.com), as a way to enhance learning.

Again, you don’t need to purchase a thing to access the free or “unblocked” titles.

Literacy Through Greek Mythology

September 4th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, July 29, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Mythweb

 

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 5 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website offers many free resources to help students learn about Greek mythology!
Learn about the gods, creatures, and heroes from ancient Greece that equip kids to understand vocabulary and references in literature, poetry, the newspaper, blogs, and all forms of communication and entertainment. Consider these basic examples provided at the website: 
  • In tribute to Hercules and his Labors, a huge or heroic task is said to Herculean.
  • The Midas touch, or the gift of profiting from whatever one undertakes, is named for a legendary king of Phrygia.
  • A book of maps gets its name from Atlas, the Titan who supported the heavens on his shoulders.
You’ll find many more examples in the “Teachers” section of the website that you can access from the home/landing page. It also includes free suggestions for mythology-themed activities and lesson plans designed to build skills in creative writing, vocabulary development, and art appreciation, along with two free downloadable ebooks titled, “The Heroic Myths” and “The Illustrated Odyssey.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a main menu that includes: 

  • Gods – Learn about 12 deities that dwelt on Mount Olympus through engaging text and colorful graphics.
  • Heroes – Read the comic-book-style biographies of Jason, Hercules, Bellerophon, Theseus, Odysseus and Perseus – in English or Latin! Print them out to read offline too!
  • Today – Find out how the Greek myths are relevant today.
  • Encyclopedia – Get definitions and descriptions of various characters, places, and events in Greek mythology.
You’ll also find links to other websites with more in-depth information about Greek mythology.

This website is actually a commercial site that offers a CD-ROM of a Greek Mythology game for sale. However, that is one small aspect of this mostly free educational site.

Literacy Through Greek Mythology!

October 24th, 2012

Hi! It’s Wednesday, October 24, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MythWeb

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects of this site))

This commercial website offers many free resources to help students learn about Greek mythology! Learn about the gods, creatures, and heroes from ancient Greece that equip kids to understand vocabulary and references in literature, poetry, the newspaper, blogs, and all forms of communication and entertainment. Consider these basic examples provided at the website:

  • In tribute to Hercules and his Labors, a huge or heroic task is said to Herculean.
  • The Midas touch, or the gift of profiting from whatever one undertakes, is named for a legendary king of Phrygia.
  • A book of maps gets its name from Atlas, the Titan who supported the heavens on his shoulders.

You’ll find many more examples in the “Teachers” section of the website that you can access from the home/landing page. It also includes free suggestions for mythology-themed activities and lesson plans designed to build skills in creative writing, vocabulary development, and art appreciation, along with two free downloadable ebooks titled, “The Heroic Myths” and “The Illustrated Odyssey.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a main menu that includes:

*Gods – Learn about 12 deities that dwelt on Mount Olympus through engaging text and colorful graphics.

*Heroes – Read the comic-book-style biographies of Jason, Hercules, Bellerophon, Theseus, Odysseus and Perseus – in English or Latin! Print them out to read offline too!

*Today – Find out how the Greek myths are relevant today.

*Encyclopedia – Get definitions and descriptions of various characters, places, and events in Greek mythology.

You’ll also find links to other websites with more in-depth information about Greek mythology.

This website is actually a commercial site that offers a CD-ROM of a Greek Mythology game for sale. However, that is one small aspect of this mostly free educational site.

Which Artists Share Your Birthday?

September 10th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Saturday, September 8, 2012 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Which Artists Share Your Birthday?

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers this free, interactive tool that let’s you find out what artists share your birthday – plus, you can learn more about them and see some of their work!

When you get to the website, just follow the instructions to enter the month, day, and year of your birth. Click “Go” and a new page opens with a menu of artists born on your birthday.

Each artist’s name is linked to a page that provides some basic information about them – and in some cases you can read an extensive biography. Plus, you can click on “Works in the Collection” to see pictures of their artwork that are housed at the museum.

You may not recognize the names of the artists who share your birthdate, but it’s fun to get to know them through this activity. It may springboard you to all kinds of art appreciation education.

Note: Art is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, parents (as always) should preview the art to determine suitability of content, and supervise all Internet access.

Free Art Guides for Families!

July 28th, 2012

Hi! It’s Saturday, July 28, 2012, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

National Gallery of Art: Kids

Age Range: 6 and up (Designed for kids, and every member of the family.)

The National Art Gallery offers this fantastic website with activities to help kids and their families gain an appreciation for Fine Art. They are always adding terrific new content making it worth visiting again and again – so, bookmark it now. 

When you get to the site you will see featured art activities to do online. For example:

*Faces & Places – A two-part interactive exploration of American folk art. Kids can create portraits featuring a lively cast of characters and construct panoramic landscapes while listening to traditional folk music.

*BRUSHster – An interactive painting machine that lets you create and paint your own colorful abstract art.

*Interactive Dutch Dollhouse – Paintings by well-known 17th-century Dutch artists “spring to life as you mix and match colorful  characters, create decorative objects, and explore the kitchen, living quarters, artist’s studio, and courtyard of this interactive Dutch Dollhouse.”

*Jungle – Inspired by the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau, this activity lets you create an imaginary landscape. “Mix and match colorful characters, control the environment by changing weather and lighting conditions, or construct flowers, trees, and plants using special tools.”

DON’T MISS THE FREE FAMILY GUIDES!  You’ll find them about 1/2 way down the menu on the left side of the home page. These beautiful full color guides (pdf) can be downloaded and printed to provide fun art appreciation activities at home and include:

  • American Art
  • Dutch Art
  • Italian Art

You can also download back issues of the Inside Scoop that highlights special exhibitions at the NGA featuring various artists such as George Bellows, Jan Steen, and Pablo Picasso.

This is a remarkable FREE resource that allows you to indulge your artistic curiosity and creativity!

 

Free Language Arts “Audio School”

March 28th, 2012

Hi! It’s Wednesday, March 28, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
My Audio School
 
Age Range:  All (with parental supervision)

This commercial website, founded by a homeschool parent, offers educational audio content such as classic books, old-time radio theater, historical radio and television broadcasts, and video clips on a variety of school subjects such as Ancient History, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the American Revolution, etc.

While 80% of the content is available for an annual fee of $14.99, 20% of the content is “unblocked” and available absolutely FREE, which is why we’re featuring it on ClickSchooling. Much of the free content focuses on Language Arts.

When you get to the site, scroll down the page to see a menu of the free titles that include:

  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Cat of Bubastes by G.A. Henty
  • Lord Byron, Selected Poems
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
  • In Flanders Field By John McCrae

You’ll also find more free poetry selections, a variety of art appreciation videos, videos that teach kids about bird watching, and even John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech.

Most of the titles also come with links to curriculum (available for sale on CurrClick.com), as a way to enhance learning.

Again, you don’t need to purchase a thing to access the free or “unblocked” titles.

 

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