Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Listen! Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress

May 21st, 2022

It’s Saturday, May 21, 2022, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Library of Congress: National Jukebox


All grades, with parental supervision. NOTE: See warning below.

The Library of Congress provides a “National Jukebox” that makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.

This exhibit transforms your computer into a gramophone featuring more than 10,000 78rpm disc recordings issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925. You can listen to a broad range of songs including marching band music, novelty tunes, hits from musical theater productions, dance tunes, and opera arias. You’ll also find spoken recordings.

When you get to the site, you’ll see information about the collection and near the bottom of this page you will see the following information:

WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language.

These music selections are presented as part of the record of the past. They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of people in a very different time period. For that reason, they may contain content that is offensive to users. As always, PARENTS SHOULD PREVIEW THE SITE and supervise all Internet activity.

  • Browse the featured content found here for look at the menu of featured playlists in the left margin which includes:
  • Browse all Recordings – Search by language, target audience, record label, date range, composer, lyricist, performer and genre.
  • Artists – Browse the artists from A-Z. Find recordings by music greats such as opera singer Enrico Caruso, Broadway legends Al Jolson and Fanny Brice, whistling virtuoso Charles Kellogg, composer and band leader John Philip Sousa, and thousands more.
  • Genres – Find a wide selection of genres of music including classical, opera, religious, popular music, blues, ethnic music, humorous songs, etc.

This is an AMAZING musical resource that takes time to explore. Bookmark it to return often.

Audiobooks for Kids

October 6th, 2021

My Audio School: Audio Literature


The creator of this website is a homeschooling mom of 4 boys. She originally created My Audio School for her dyslexic son, but had such a tremendous response from it that her family had spent a summer quadrupling the content and putting together a professional, user-friendly website. My Audio School is great for children with print disabilities, but all kids can use and enjoy it.

My Audio School is an audio site for children’s educational content. It is set up in such a way that parents can easily find the content they need on educational topics for their kids, and kids can easily use the site.

It is a “freebie” in the sense that over 25% of the content (over 200 full-length audiobook resources and almost 250 additional audio resources) are available for free.

Click this link to access everything that is currently offered for free:

My Audio School offers a wide array of educational audio content in a beautiful, easy to navigate format:

*Unabridged books, organized by title

*Additional materials (poetry selections, kids records, podcasts, video clips, radio theater, etc)

My Audio School puts hundreds of educational audio resources at a parent’s fingertips.

My Audio School was originally created to give dyslexic children access to high-quality literature, but children of all ages and abilities can benefit from the site.

There is a subscription for just ($14.99) that unlocks the full site, which has almost 200 full length, unabridged classic audio books and over 250 additional audio materials. Enter the full site here:

Whether you are homeschooling a special needs child, or just looking to add classic audiobooks to your homeschool curriculum, My Audio School offers something for every home educator.

Interactive and Engaging Educational Activities for Language Arts & More!

September 1st, 2021

Toy Theater: Free Interactive Educational Website


Toy Theater is a free educational website with interactive activities in the areas of math, reading, art, music, puzzles, and games. The activities on Toy Theater are designed to apply new media to core curriculum concepts in a way that children will be entertained, engaged, and will absorb the concepts behind the activities

This site offers a multitude of educational activities in various key curriculum areas. Below is a brief taste of what Toy Theater has to offer:


  • Animation Station is a terrific art tool where you can discover the art of animation.
  • Doodle Pad is a fantastic set of virtual crayons.
  • Matisse’s Pieces introduces you to the world of fine artists and gives you the opportunity to create your own collage.


  • Feed Freddy is a fun way to learn symbols, shapes, and patterns.
  • Bowling encourages you to count the pins in groups of ten.
  • Fruit Fall introduces the skill of reading a bar graph.


  • Road Signs is a tool where you can create and print out your own signs.
  • Action Alphabet displays animations highlighting the letter being explored.


  • Composer is an interactive music activity where you can create your own melody.
  • Drum Beats are a high energy group that allows you to create your own percussion show.

In addition, Toy Theater has a large collection of interactive puzzles and games that highlight skills such as memory building, symbol recognition, and just plain having fun. The Playset is a special place you can create your own virtual toy set using cars, planes, plants, insects, buildings, ships, and dinosaurs.

Take a Tour of Ford’s Theater

April 10th, 2020


It’s Friday, April 10, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Ford’s Theater Virtual Tour


Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)


Explore one of the most famous theaters in American history with this virtual tour. Site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theatre remained closed for nearly 100 years. In 1968, the theatre reopened as a national historic site and working theatre.

When you get to the site, you can read the introduction then click on “Start Virtual Tour”. This 360° tour from Google Arts & Culture starts on the Main Stage. Use your mouse to navigate around the image. As you scroll through the tour, interesting information about each image is provided.

When you are finished with your tour be sure to go back to the main Ford’s Theatre website to keep the learning going. From here, click on “Lincoln’s Assassination” on the top menu to learn about: 

  • Lincoln’s Death
  • Night on 10th Street
  • Investigating the Assassination
  • Impact on a Nation

Also, in the top menu, click on “For Teachers”. Under “Teaching Lincoln’s Assassination & Legacy” you can download a lesson plan for a fifth grader. And check out “All Teaching Resources” for a Timeline, Map of Responses and People.

This website is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to learn more about President Lincoln, his assassination, and his legacy.

Symphony Orchestra for Kids

October 5th, 2019


It’s Saturday, October 5, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

DSO Kids


Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)


DSO Kids is the educational music site for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra located in Dallas, Texas. The site offers a wide variety of free music appreciation activities for kids!

You’ll find an introduction to famous composers and their music, lessons that teach you how to build your own instrument, practice tips for playing instruments, and more. There is also a great teacher resource section on the site that includes a huge database of archived music appreciation lesson plans that you can download and print out for use at home including: 

  • Families of Instruments Listening Maps
  • Meet the Composers Scavenger Hunt
  • The Role of the Conductor
  • Puppet Theater
  • Music Can Tell a Story
  • The Character of Instruments
  • Music and Motion
  • Meet the Percussion Instruments
  • and more!

This is a great resource to learn all about music!

Free Interactives for Music, Art and More!

August 31st, 2019


It’s Saturday, August 31, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Toy Theater


Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)


This website offers all kinds of high quality interactive games for learning music, art, math and literacy that have real educational value.

Because this is Saturday and “Electives Day” at ClickSchooling, we focused on Music for this review. When you get to the site, you can choose from: 

  • Drum Beats
  • Piano Puppet
  • Composer
  • Music Maker

Your child will have fun creating drum beats, using a virtual puppet to play piano tunes, and composing music.

Then, when you are through learning with Music, get ready to explore the MAIN CONTENT on this site that is archived in these menu items: 

  • Art – Your child can use interactive online media to draw, color, create animations and more.
  • Math – Play a variety of interactive games that teach kids about addition, multiplication, subtraction, line plots, pictographs and more!
  • Reading – Enjoy an animated alphabet, learn to type and practice keyboard skills, word finds, word searches, alphabet doodles, word scrambles, original & classic stories and more! All of these activities are designed to enhance language arts skills.

Just click on a topic and a new page opens with a selection of activities that will engage and entertain your kids. You’ll also find puzzles and games at the site – so be sure to bookmark it to return often.