Happy Birthday Ben Franklin!

Ben Franklin was born on January 17, 1706.  Visit PBS to learn  more about him.

Land Use of North America

Interesting site to explore from USGS.

They share:

Earth is a dynamic planet. As we come to appreciate its history and the long-term trends that have shaped the present, we realize that continuous change characterizes the planet, from the movement of continents to changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Perhaps nowhere is change more obvious that on the planet’s surface, where human land use shapes landscapes, alters ecosystems, and influences the diversity of life they support.

Land Use of North America

The last 18 years in rap

The Last 18 Years In Rap from Week in Rap on Vimeo.

300 Women who changed the world

300 women, homeschool materialsEncyclopedia Brittanica offers a wonderful resource for looking at these 300 women who changed the world,  their biographies, a timeline, what these women did, where they lived, womens topics, Internet resources and more.

300 Women who changed the world

Natural History Notebooks

Natural History Notebook, homeschool materialsNature.ca offers these Natural History Notebooks where you can explore interesting tidbits about more than 250 animal species.

They also have a great resource section that you won’t want to miss.

Natural History Notebooks

The History of Toys and Games

Discover the origins of your favorite toys and games, from chess and checkers to Barbie and Atari.History of Toys, homeschooling materials

The History of Toys and Games

National Women’s History Project 30th Anniversary

The National Women’s History Project is a great place to visit to begin exploring and celebrate womens history and the 30th anniversary celebration.

The 2010 theme is Writing Women Back into History. They write the following about the theme:

It often seems that the history of women is written in invisible ink. Even when recognized in their own National Women's History Project, homeschool materialstimes, women are frequently left out of the history books. To honor our 2010 theme, we are highlighting pivotal themes from previous years. Each of these past themes recognizes a different aspect of women’s achievements, from ecology to art, and from sports to politics.

Visit their site to find out how you can help promote women’s history and then head on to their resource page where you can find a variety of educational materials about multicultural women’s history.

Dress Canada History

Canada, homeschool resourcesDress Canada History is an online game from Parks Canada that helps you to explore the Origins of Canada’s cultural diversity.

Dress Canada History

Lakota Winter Counts

What is a Lakota Winter Count?  The website describes them as:

Winter counts are histories or calendars in which events are recorded by pictures, with one picture for each year.

The Lakota call them waniyetu wowapi.  Waniyetu is the word for year, which is measured from first snowfall to first snowfall. It is often translated as “a winter.” Wowapi means anything that is marked on a flat surface and can be read or counted, such as a book, a letter, or a drawing.

Lakota Winter Counts

Where’s Everyone Going?

This online game helps you to explore ways of getting to work, going on vacation, delivering goods and the history of travel, homeschool history resourcesthose choices.

Where’s Everyone Going?

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