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#151 shinyhappypeople

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

I think I might be a little bit in love with this high school level US History curriculum.

 

Teaching American History - From the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. Uses primary sources to guide students through US history.  There's also an optional monthly faculty-led discussion webinar.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:27 AM

Well.  In a crazy turn of events, that was foreseeable had I been looking... I have almost no more money to spend on curriculum.  And older DD is starting high school.  Guess who's doing most of their shopping from this list and our library?

 

(We're fine.  This is a temporary glitch in our financial situation.  And, I do have a little money, but most of our planned spending is temporarily going away.  Sigh.) 

 

 


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

Well. In a crazy turn of events, that was foreseeable had I been looking... I have almost no more money to spend on curriculum. And older DD is starting high school. Guess who's doing most of their shopping from this list and our library?

(We're fine. This is a temporary glitch in our financial situation. And, I do have a little money, but most of our planned spending is temporarily going away. Sigh.)


It's fortuitous that you're *very* close to a nice lady who can really hunt up some fantastic free resources!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

Guide to Grammar & Writing

 

The Art of Watching Films - modern textbook, from archive.org

Film Appreciation -  Series of YouTube lectures, from MIT Open Courseware

 

 



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:02 PM

It's fortuitous that you're *very* close to a nice lady who can really hunt up some fantastic free resources!

 

Actually LOTS of nice ladies :) 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

Better Lesson: Master Teacher Lessons, English/Language Arts

 

Let's Book It - Instructions to make mini-books, foldable graphic organizers and power point presentations.

 

 

 



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

Scholastic Lessons & Ideas - lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, extension activities.  


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

Adding Guerber books to History or Literature, as appropriate:  

 

The Story of the Chosen People

 

The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by H.A. Guerber

 

The Story of the Greeks

 

Myths of Greece and Rome by H.A. Guerber

 

Legends of the Middle Ages, Narrated with Special References to Literature and Art

 

The Story of Modern France -- "modern" meaning 1715 to 1910

 

The Story of the Romans

 

The Book of the Epic: The World's Great Epics Told in Story by H.A. Guerber

 

Legends of the Rhine

 

 

Also:

 

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

 

Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

Four pages! Whoo hoo!

I've been on the lookout for freebies to add to this thread. Most of the resources are for middle school and high school

 

The Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Generator- Create worksheets with three fonts: print, cursive and d'nealian. Not curriculum but a great resource for handwriting practice and copywork.

 

Harmony Arts a Home- I found separate free resources. Great resource for a high school fine arts credit!

Grade 9- Music Appreciation

Grade 10- Music Appreciation

Grade 11- Music Appreciation

Grade 12- Music Appreciation

Grade 12- Art Appreciation

 

Agriculture in the classroom- California Ag in the Classroom and Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

because it's important for kids to know where their food comes from, right? Plus it counts as science.

 

Science News for Students- great for those science geek kids.

 

Hippo Campus- similar to Khan Academy but not as extensive.

 

Actuarial Foundation- Math and personal financing for grades 4-12. The personal finance is definitely for high school and adults.

 

Money Talks- University of California developed this for high school and college students. Discusses personal finance, business sense, entrepreneurship and more.

 

ETA: Vocabulary Word Study for ACT and SAT prep. Very visual


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:34 AM

I admit, I've been feeling just a scooch whiny about needing to use free resources for almost everything.  I mean, it's one thing to say that, in theory, it could be done. It's another thing entirely to actually do it.  

 

Anyway, I looked through the World History section and, while there's plenty of decent stuff there, nothing excited me.  So, I did some more digging online and found this BBC podcast: A History of the World in 100 Objects which, I believe, will be a pretty amazing fit for my older daughter.   

 

So, even if you don't need free resources, but have older kids who struggle to read lengthy texts (like my DD), or hate history, or need something a bit lighter because the rest of their studies are so heavy... here you go.  It's not a complete course, but a clever, engaging jumping off point.  

 

And if I hadn't  needed to attempt free for the upcoming year, I would have probably not come across it.  So, everything is working together just as it needs to.

 

Kismet.  :cool: 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:36 PM

Four pages! Whoo hoo!

 

:) I had the same thought.  

 

The resources you shared are pretty great.  Thank you.  Especially HippoCampus.  It has MUCH nicer videos than Khan.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

Discovering Psychology -- video series



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:07 PM

Sorting through more Annenberg stuff:

 

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics -- video series

Algebra In Simplest Terms -- video series

Art of the Western World -- video series

Economics U$A -- video series

Invitation to World Literature -- video series

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish and Nuevos Destinos -- video series

French in Action -- video series 

 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:32 PM

Sorting through more Annenberg stuff:

 

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics -- video series

Algebra In Simplest Terms -- video series

Art of the Western World -- video series

Economics U$A -- video series

Invitation to World Literature -- video series

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish and Nuevos Destinos -- video series

French in Action -- video series 

 

The "Destinos" link appears to be the same as for the Invitation to World Lit.  The link should be:  http://www.learner.o...s/series75.html


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