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Mesopotamia @ The British Museum on-line

Finding good material on Mesopotamia proved to be a real challenge. There’s a fair amount of the usual dry history resources out there, but history in general, and the history of the Fertile Crescent is particular, is much too interesting … Continue reading

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The Checklist

Written specifically for Christian homeschoolers by Cindy¬† Downes, The Checklist is a comprehensive list of topics typically covered in K-12, organized by subject. It’s a useful tool for both planning and documenting topics covered, especially for homeschoolers¬† not using a … Continue reading

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History Through the Ages: Creation to Christ

Being able to see historical events in relation to other historical events gives valuable perspective. History Through the Ages from Homeschool in the Woods takes this one step further with a well-done black-and-white line illustration to go with each timeline … Continue reading

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Spellarama

Does spelling elicit moans, groans and complaints? Is spelling becoming a drag? Spellarama may be what you need. In its simplest form, Spellarama is a set of playing cards with alphabet letters on them. But, it’s so much more. Developed … Continue reading

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JellyTelly – Update: It’s now FREE!

A new beta of JellyTelly is now on-line and, yes, it’s now free. A comment by Phil Vischer on the site indicates that they’re still trying to find a revenue model that works. For now, the site takes donations (see … Continue reading

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Alice 2.2

Students’ initial difficulty when learning to program inspired the development of Alice, which is intended to make the learning process more engaging. Whereas typical introductory assignments are fairly tedious, the Alice approach to teaching and learning programming uses the context … Continue reading

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BrainPOP

Have you ever wanted an educational source that kids find interesting, covers a wide variety of topics, and that kids actually ask to use? If so, BrainPOP deserves a good look. BrainPOP offers on-line animated videos (“movies”) that cover science, … Continue reading

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