Friday, June 21, 2013

Nature Works Everywhere - Another Great Science Homeschool Resource

From Nature Conservancy:

They offer lesson plans and videos for 6th through 8th grade.

What I have previewed looks quite good.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Homeschool Free Resources and Other Freebies


Many freebies are listed on the freebie page right now--and more are added every day.
Just some of the freebies include-- Events this Summer and Fall

I recently got this notification from History Classroom at


As the school year comes to a close, I wanted to update you on some upcoming events on HISTORY® Classroom to look for this summer and fall. The following events will be of interest to teachers, students and parents who love history. Libby O'Connell- Chief Historian
National History Day Awards Ceremony, Live Webcast, Thursday, June 13th starting at 8:30am. Tune in to to watch our live webcast of the ceremony. It is always fun to see students cheer each other on and take home awards for their outstanding work.
A New Birth of Freedom, a free live webcast in honor of 150th Anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg, will air online on from on Sunday, June 30 at 8pm ET. This commemoration will feature a keynote
  address by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, a performance by Trace Adkins, and a dramatic reading of eyewitness accounts of the battle. Also visit us at to learn about our Give 150 campaign to help save Civil War sites and stories.
This August, people worldwide will look back on one of the major events of the Civil Rights Movement as we observe the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. HISTORY will feature classroom resources including links to online video clips, special curriculum guides, and more.
Our Take a Veteran to School Day program continues to grow from year to year. This heartfelt initiative provides resources for schools to honor veterans and thank them for their service. Register now at to receive 30 colorful wristbands which will ship out this fall.
Finally, I want to wish everyone a healthy, safe, and fun summer. We appreciate your interest in our on-air and classroom programs and we look forward to keeping you up to date about new ways to make history relevant in your classrooms.

Questions? Email us at
Best Regards,
Libby O'Connell
Libby O'Connell, Ph.D.
Chief Historian
SVP, Corporate Outreach

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Have a great day,