Posts Tagged ‘Clara Barton’

Learn about Famous Homeschoolers

April 19th, 2018


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


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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.

Red Cross History and Emergency Preparedness

March 27th, 2014


It’s Thursday, March 27, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


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American Red Cross


Age Range: 8-adult (Grades 2 and up, with parental supervision)


March is Red Cross Month. Dedicated to humanitarian service, this portion of the larger American Red Cross website provides an in-depth look at the history of the Red Cross.

Using the sidebar navigation, explore the following areas of interest through text and images:

  • Our History
  • Founder Clara Barton
  • Our Federal Charter
  • Red Cross in American History
  • The Global Red Cross Network
  • Significant Dates in History
When you are finished learning about the history of the Red Cross, select the American Red Cross logo in the upper right corner of the website, then scroll to the bottom of the home page. There you will find the heading “Plan and Prepare”. Once in this section of the website, visitors will find a plethora of information about planning and preparing for emergencies and disasters. In the “Prepare Your Home and Family” section there are links to Disney’s Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book that can be viewed online or printed out. There are also sections with helpful printables available for things such as:
  • Get a Kit – how to prepare an emergency preparedness kit
  • Make a Plan – includes an editable, printable family disaster plan template
  • People with Disabilities – downloadable guide for Preparing for Disaster for People with Special Needs
  • Seniors – downloadable guide for Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors
  • Pets – download the Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
  • Prevent Home Fires – includes printouts for Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist, install and maintain smoke alarms, and Fire Escape Planning.

And for even more discovery, choose “Tools and Resources” from the side bar menu and find more information and printable checklists for all kinds of emergencies available in a variety of languages. Before you leave the website, be sure to check out the interactive module “Be Red Cross Ready” which includes pictures, audio and video content and a clever Prepare 4 Game.

Visiting these sections of this website just touches the iceberg of information and training available from the American Red Cross.

Free Women’s History Month Lessons & Activities!

March 14th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Thursday, March 14, 2013 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

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Women’s History Month

Age Range: 10 and up  (approximately, with parental supervision)

March is Women’s History Month that recognizes and celebrates the importance of women and their role in history. This website, sponsored by the Library of Congress, offers extensive free resources including articles, exhibitions, audio/visual presentations, lessons, activities and more to learn about women’s history.

When you get to the website you’ll see an introduction and featured highlights and events. Use the menu on the left side of the page to access:

*Exhibits & Collections – An archive of links to resources that include virtual field trips to historic places such as the homes of Clara Barton and Eleanor Roosevelt, and links to information on Women’s Rights, and women in Performing Arts, Government and Politics, Culture and Folklife, and much more.

*Audio/Video – Enjoy audio and video presentations about women in Arts and Culture, Business and Economics, Civil Rights, Music and Performing Arts, Poetry and Literature, and more.

*For Teachers – Access ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids. Don’t miss the link to “Women’s History.” When the new page opens, you’ll see an illustration of a woman. Below it, are links to “Lesson Plans,” and a section “For Students” with many, many more resources to explore.

There is a massive amount of content here, so bookmark the site to return often.

Virtual Field Trip to Clara Barton’s Home

January 28th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Friday, January 28, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

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Clara Barton National Historic Site
Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2-4 and 5-12)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website, sponsored by the National Park Service, where you can take a virtual field trip to the home of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. This one-of-a-kind home served as national headquarters for the American Red Cross and a warehouse for relief supplies.

When you get to the site, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “House Tour.” A new page opens where you can explore the home through an extensive photo gallery accompanied by text that provides historical background on Barton’s life and work, as well as information on the significance of the artifacts in the home.

BONUS! The Clara Barton Interactive Experience!

This is a Flash production with sound that includes a tour of the home and the history of the American Red Cross. You’ll even hear the “voice of Clara Barton describing the house in her own words.”

It also provides educational activities for students divided into two grade levels from 2-4 and 5 and up. Each one has nine activities with quizzes. Finish the activities and print out a personalized certificate. Follow the instructions to mail your certificate to the NPS and receive a Junior Ranger award.

NOTE:  The first time you access the program, there will be a brief delay while the program loads. If you are using a dial-up connection, you may experience slow loading or difficulty in running the program. 



Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling