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Free Father’s Day Unit Studies
SchoolExpress newsletter to get a free theme unit every week.-19 page printable unit with activity and worksheets. Free through June 19, 2010. Additional activity pages are available. Sign up for the
Fathers Unit Study~ Biblical Style! -Make a Father’s Day gift and learn about the great Patriarch Abraham with this 2 page mini unit from Wholesome Learning.
Free Father’s Day Lapbook And Notebooking Pages
Free Holidays and Special Days Notebooking Pages -Look under “Summer Holiday Pages” for some free Father’s Day pages, from NotebookingPages.com.
Father’s Day Lapbook and Notebooking Pages -From Albright News, more free Father’s Day notebooking pages plus a free Father’s Day lapbook.
You may also be interested in these Father’s Day posts:
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling page.
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Homeschool/Education Freebies: Chemistry Experiments Ebook, Summer Gardening Unit Study, America’s First Ladies Lapbook and Notebook Unit
A classic chemistry experiments ebook is today’s free resource at Homeschool Freebie of the Day:
The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments (PDF ebook) – Here’s a great Chemistry experiments book from the 1960s that was actually BANNED and removed from libraries across the country for being too “dangerous” for young experimenters. Even though most of the activities and experiments in this Golden Book are safe, a few will need parental supervision should you decide to persue them.
Just in time for gardening season, American Montessori Consulting has a new unit study out:
Montessori PreK-Grade 8 Gardening Unit Study -This is an online unit study for a complete summer gardening unit study. Contains links to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises for reading, language arts, life skills, social studies, science, art, math and more.
In The Hands of a Child offers a free semi-annual project pack and right now you can get one about America’s first ladies:
First Ladies of the United States Project Pack -Contains a complete lapbook unit and notebook unit about the first ladies of the United States of America. For grades 3-6.
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.
In honor of International Bird Day, Homeschool Freebie of the Day has two wonderful resources for us:
The First Book of Birds by Margaret Williamson (PDF ebook) -A delightful introduction to birds of all types; how and why they can fly; where they live; what they eat; why they build nests; and much, much more. Heavily illustrated with Williamson’s fine black and white line illustrations, this is a great chapter book for use with younger learners.
Birdwatching for Beginners: A Guide for Homeschoolers (PDF ebook) — An excellent starter guide on birdwatching… How to get started, what resources and equipment you need, where to find birds and how to identify them, how to keep records of your sightings, “etiquette” for watchers, how to attract birds to your own back yard, and much more! An educational and fun hobby that is perfect for these glorious spring and summer days!
Stop by CurrClick for a couple of more free resources for studying birds:
Nature Study ~ Birds ~ Notebooking Pages —This set of 50 notebooking pages will compliment any study of birds and will work nicely as narration pages or copywork practice pages. The illustrations are black and white and could be colored in to add more beauty to these already lovely pages. Included in this set are 2 title pages, one for narration and the other for copywork, as well as basic and primary lined pages.
Birdcall Memory Game with Audio —This is a free, fun excerpt from “My Favorite Backyard Bird” that includes 8 high quality recordings along with pictures that can be matched up to the audio recordings. This activity also includes a description of what each bird call sounds like so kids can have fun figuring out which bird call matches up with each bird.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has quite a few Citizen Science Projects to participate in, including:
BirdSleuth —Citizen-science curriculum for middle school kids.
Celebrate Urban Birds! —Promotes conservation in cities through gardening, the arts and observing birds.
eBird —A real-time, online checklist program.
NestWatch—Learn how to effectively monitor nests & collect breeding data to track the reproductive success of all North American breeding birds.
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.
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I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He became the 16th President of the United States on March 4th, 1861 and was re-elected in 1864. On April 14th, 1865, President Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. He died the next day –April 15th, 1865.
Did you know:
- Abraham Lincoln had less than a year of formal schooling.
- By the time Lincoln was 17, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer and would walk 17 miles so he could watch the lawyers work at the county courthouse.
- In addition to becoming a lawyer, he also worked on a farm, and was a shopkeeper, postmaster and surveyor.
- Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to have received a U.S. patent.
Want to learn more about President Lincoln?
Websites And Free Educational Resources About Abraham Lincoln
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- Abraham Lincoln Research Site –By a former American history teacher who enjoys researching Abraham Lincoln’s life and accomplishments. Be sure and check out the Abraham Lincoln links page –includes sites for kids and lesson plans.
- A Collection of Abraham Lincoln Quotes
- Printable Short Stories About Abraham Lincoln
- Timeline of Abraham Lincoln
- Abraham Lincoln Biography and Free Printables -Word search, crossword puzzle, word scramble, etc.
- Homeschool/Educational Freebies:Abraham Lincoln –My post from last year with links to unit studies, notebooking pages and more.
Homeschool/Education Freebies: Raising Successful Children Ebook, Classic Audio, Presidents Day And Valentines Day Resources
Free ebook from Homeschool Freebie of the Day on raising successful children:
Raising Children Who Succeed (PDF ebook) –Great little motivational/inspirational book on raising kids, and how we define "success". Includes chapters on what kids need and DON’T need… the legacy of books… the power of role models… teaching social skills… money issues, and more. Not written specifically for homeschoolers, but full of good ideas and advice for all families. Check it out and glean what applies to your family situation!
From Homeschool Radio Shows, a classic audio episode of Les Misérables:
The Bishop’s Candlesticks (MP3 Audio) –In this great episode from Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables, Jean Val Jean has spent 19 years in the galley for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s children. Five years for burglary and 14 years for attempting to escape. With a yellow passport that marked his criminal past, Jean has roamed from town to town looking for work, only to have doors shut in his face. We hear the rumors as the gossip grows in Digne that labels Jean a thief, then a madman and finally blossoms into a murderer. However, the Bishop of Digne has no lock on his door. Though he is warned by his friends that he should secure his door against Jean, the bishop says, "This is not my house, but the house of the Lord…" When Jean comes, the Bishop greets him and welcomes him into his home. Jean is taken aback. He distrusts everyone because of their cruel treatment of him. The Bishop offers Jean a seat at his table (upon which sits two valuable silver candlesticks), and a good night’s rest in his own room. But that night as he lays upon his bed, Jean struggles with thoughts of his own poverty, and determines to kill his host and steal the candlesticks for himself… A wonderful dramatization of one of the pivotal parts Les Misérables and a great story of grace and redemption that your family will long remember.
Free Presidents Day resources from CurrClick:
Presidents’ Day Holiday Helper –Free product of the week. Presidents Day Holiday Helper is a short collections of high-quality literature, artwork and quotations which are easy to use during busy holidays; each one is designed to provide your children with uplifting and inspiring ideas and images. Read aloud and enjoy the stories. Encourage the practice of copywork and enjoy the study of great art of both Lincoln and Washington.
Presidents Day Notebooking Pages -Holiday notebooking pages from NotebookingPages.com. Print out a decorated page and allow your child to write his own narration, copywork, or report about Presidents Day. In the blank spaces provided, he can add a map, illustration, or other graphic to accompany his written work.
From SchoolExpress, a free Valentines Day unit study and activity worksheets:
-This week’s free unit is titled Valentine’s Day and will be available through February 13. Also, there are 3 sets of Valentine Activity worksheets in the free worksheets area of the site.
Updated August 25, 2012
Famous Impressionist Artists: Lapbooking and Notebooking Pages brought to you by
Famous Impressionist Artists (PDF files) –A great collection of resources for you to help your kids learn more about Impressionist artists, including:
- Famous Impressionist Minibooks/Lapbook, featuring 13 artists, minibook templates, thumbnails of masterpieces for each artist and a well planned lapbook planner
- Famous Impressionist Biography Pages,with 3 styles to choose from: Blank/ Primary Lined/ Black lined biography pages for each artist.
- and a Famous Impressionist Wall Chart, with a mini gallery and a short biography for each artist.
Please note: This offer is no longer available at Homeschool Freebie of the Day. Visit Practical Pages for the free Famous Impressionist Artists resources.
These art resources were created by Nadene at Practical Pages. She has even more homeschooling freebies including; copywork pages, notebooking pages and lapbooks. You can find them here:
Free Mini Unit Study
- French Impressionists Mini Unit Study –Includes a downloadable lesson plan on Impressionism for grades 1-8, from Learning Through History.
Free Art Lessons:
- Van Gogh with the Flow – Learn about the Impressionistic style of Vincent van Gogh and create a hatching study of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, for all grade levels, from HotChalk Lesson Plans.
You will need a copy of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” for this lesson:
Printable Pdf of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night (right click and “save as”)
- Monet’s Garden by the Sea -students will learn about the use of strong vertical, diagonal and horizontal lines in art by studying Claude Monet’s “Garden at Sainte-Adresse” and create their own version of Monet’s painting. For grades 2-8, from KinderArt.
This lesson requires an image of Monet’s “Garden at Sainte-Adresse”. Here is a copy for you to display or print:
Impressionist Art Lesson Plan
- The Impressionists’ Use of Light -lesson plan to teach students how the Impressionists used light in their art, for grades 4-8, from Kerpoof.
For even more free educational resources, check out my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.
Homeschool/Education Freebies: Free Ebook, Audio Story, Unit Studies, Copywork And Notebooking Pages
Free audio from Homeschool Freebie of the Day:
The Mysterious Pirate Pit (MP3 audio) –Almost 200 years ago, three boys found an odd tree and a shallow round pit on deserted Oak Island in Nova Scotia and realized that they may have actually stumbled across buried pirate treasure. But when they started to dig… they were amazed and mystified at what they found. This is an amazing story about one of the most mysterious and fascinating puzzles ever devised. Kids LOVE this story!
Newest free products from CurrClick:
Gladys Aylward Mini Unit Study –Would you like your pre-school and elementary children to learn about the great Christian Missionaries? This study goes through part of the life of Gladys Aylward a missionary to China. Your children will love to draw pictures and place themselves in the life of the orphans she helped escape.
The Book of Obadiah with Geometric Designs and Three Fonts –This copywork book will make it easy to study Obadiah, includes all three of our fonts and also includes geometric designs and coloring pages for added interest.
February Daily Assignments Mini Helper –Use these assignment sheets to give your children a starting point each day.
Presidents Day Notebooking Pages -Print out a decorated page and allow your child to write his own narration, copywork, or report about Presidents Day. In the blank spaces provided, he can add a map, illustration, or other graphic to accompany his written work.
This week from SchoolExpress:
–SchoolExpress is now offering a free theme unit every week, this week’s unit is Recycling and is available until February 6.
Wordplay for kids of all ages:
Free ebook of WordPlay Café – Cool Codes, Priceless Punzles & Phantastic Phonetec Phun. A fun, educational romp through the more common aspects of linguistics for kids.
HT to The Homeschool Mom
This week from Homeschool Radio Shows –audio program and bonus ebook:
Little Boy Blue: The Story of Eugene Field –Audio biography of the beloved children’s poet Eugene Field and how he came to write one of his most famous poems, "Little Boy Blue" plus a wonderful little collection of Field’s poetry, letters and essays. Audio is in MP3 format and the story collection is a PDF ebook, this weeks program is available through January 25, 2010.
Be sure and visit Homeschool Radio Shows each Tuesday for a new “Living Book for the Ears”.
Another freebie from CurrClick:
Copywork Notebooking Pages (Winter Designs) –Part of NotebookingPages.com’s SIMPLY DESIGNED copywork series. Images for the sets are simple and similar throughout.
Listen To Classics By Herman Melville
Moby Dick –old time radio show of the most well-known work of Melville’s. Originally aired on NBC University Theater in the 1940’s.
More About Herman Melville:
- Novels of Herman Melville –read free online
- The Life and Works of Herman Melville –all about Herman Melville
Farm Notebooking Pages
Heart of the Matter Homeschool Conference Bundle
- All About Horses Unit Study
- Bees Lapbook
- File Folder Greetings: Encouragement
- Novel Ideas – Christopher Paolini’s Eldest
- Tricks of the Trade: 10 Teaching Tips Every Parent Should Know
I meant to have this out yesterday but was tied up with phone calls and paperwork all day!
Homeschool Freebie Of The Day
Tuesday, July 21st: WHEN MOTHER LETS US SEW (PDF ebook) -practical little guide to basic hand sewing written in 1910. This is filled with sweet illustrations and very well done step by step instructions for teaching basic stitches and sewing skills to little learners.
Wednesday, July 22nd: THE SEVEN LAWS OF TEACHING (PDF ebook) -originally published in 1886 for use in Sunday Schools, but highly applicable in all settings. Examines basic, unchanging laws of learning: The "law" of teaching; the teacher; the learner; language; the lesson; the teaching process; the learning process; and the law of review.
Thursday, July 23rd: ABC COLORING BOOK: CREATION SCIENCE & GEOLOGY (PDF ebook) Great coloring book filled with interesting creation science facts, provided by www.mediaangels.com.
Friday, July 24th: CREATIVELY SIMPLE: HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP (PDF ebook) "We live on a farm, we work hard we play hard and the clothes get dirty. Not a little dirty, but a LOT dirty. And good laundry soap is not only hard to find but it gets expensive when you do as much laundry as we do. So, we decided to make our own. There are a hundred ways to make laundry soap, but this is the easiest, costs only pennies per load and it WORKS! Come on in and we will show you how." Another delightful guide courtesy of Penny Raine.
Each freebie is available one day only, unless otherwise noted.
The Stories of Joel Chandler Harris –biography of the author of the Uncle Remus stories. Originally broadcast on the old radio show “Cavalcade of America” in 1941. Available all week.
Happy teaching and learning,