Monday, October 18, 2010

TimeMaps Interactive History Maps

This is an awesome new resource that covers all of World History in engaging, informative interactive maps and a timeline.

It's a new enough resource that they are still adding materials, but the Ancient Egypt page can give you an idea of what to expect--not just places and dates, but info on art, architecture, government, and (this is BIG) the legacy in the rest of history.

Easy to access and fun.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fourth Grade

Here is the link to the Fourth Grade curriculum I'm using with my son this year. My son is profoundly gifted in the verbal/social studies areas, so you might find some of this perplexingly varied in its content and academic level.  I have left off math except for drills because we are using Saxon Math 54 this year.   Access it here:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Math Challenges for Families

Fun site!

Fun, visually appealing elementary physical science materials

Free online courses from around the world

World Lecture Hall

Courses on Physics


Click on "more from this provider" for more physics courses.

self-directed exploration:

And textbooks:

And labs:

Entire course on Mass Communication

Course on TV Production

Cooking Conversion Calculators

There are a lot of great education resources coming out of the UK right now, including cooking lessons for kids. To make them really useful, though, you need to convert the measurements:  has conversion calculators and measurement.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GREAT Lesson and interactive library: Teacher's Domain

You have to register, but you can register for free. GREAT resources, lesson plans, and materials available here.

If you homeschool and your "school" doesn't show up on their list, you can enter it for free to access the materials. Just click on "help, I can't find my school on the list".

Uses a LOT of PBS stuff.