This game from Quia offers some easy to learn html basics.
HTML Basics Game
I recently visited Vermilion, Ohio, a town located on the southern central coast of Lake Erie. As I was writing about this town on the shores of Lake Erie for my Olmsted44138.com blog, it occurred to me that I’d like to share some of my resources about Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes here at the informed parent.
The first is The Great Lake Historical Society. You don’t have to live nearby to enjoy this resource since they offer some great online tools, such as their virtual tour, online photo of the week, online store and much more. If you DO live nearby, I highly recommend a visit. If you are a real boat lover, you may want to check out their boat building program that teaches you how to build your own boat!
Lake Erie Coastal Ohio offers news of bird sightings, upcoming events, history information, nature exploration opportunities, water exploration and island information at their site.
The Ohio Sea Grant Program offers guides that focus on Lake Erie natural features and attractions.
You can access their extensive research links here. I got totally lost exploring the link they listed to the BRIDGE site.
Finally, here’s a link to one of our all time favorite vacations, the Lake Erie Circle Tour. If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend it.
I’ve shared this before, but I think it is worth a second look:
This open source site Features a concordance, keyword search, advanced search and statistics.
Plays are featured by genre, number of lines, a character list and search
You can explore individual or all the sonnets and sonnets compared side by side,
We recently enjoyed a visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is a beautiful part of the country and I was thankful for the times we’ve studied the battles there and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. I’ve found an interesting Teacher Tube video portrayal of Lincoln and the address I’d like to share with you.
Thanks to Susan Ryan for permission to reprint the following announcement:
The American Homeschool Association Citizen’s Journal is a new American Homeschool Association project we’ve developed to give more people an advocacy voice. We’re hoping to build a grassroots effort enabling folks who don’t have blogs, or time to do much more than throw an article link or a piece of information out there to share with homeschoolers. Start there, and maybe your interest will perk up enough that you are writing letters to the editor or starting your own blog. Of course, the invitation also extends to bloggers and other writers to contribute past, present and future articles. Meanwhile, we all gain from more networked information regarding homeschooling. This is a public option on a national homeschool advocacy online journal.
More information is below. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested. Spread the word!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
We’re looking for articles, essays, interviews, reviews, etc., previously published or not…
Write for the American Homeschool Association!
Are you always finding interesting stories, news items, websites and resources that you think other homeschoolers would enjoy?
We’re looking for people to write for the American Homeschool Association’s Open Online Journalism project. Your contribution can be a sentence or a paragraph, a single link or an entire page, a commentary or whatever you’d like to contribute. It will be posted on the American Homeschool Association Citizen’s Journal.
The AHA’s Open Online Journalism project will provide a voice and broad exposure for any current work you may be involved in, and it offers homeschoolers a place to share, learn and help others become empowered.
The Guidelines are simple:
* The articles listed here express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of the AHA or any entity associated with this medium. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any article, and are not responsible for the contents.
* You agree, through participation, that you will not submit any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, or otherwise in violation of any law. All views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this site. “As needed, please respect others’ privacy in your submissions.”
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* The editors reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, style, and will share them according to space limitations.
Cute game from the BBC: Find out why your teeth are so different to a lions. It’s all about what you eat.
These historical paper dolls can help history seem more the story of people rather than disjointed dates and names. Students can print out copies of their favorite paper dolls and act out family life or stories from their favorite period. They can also use these as coloring pages during read-alouds together. The most important thing is to have fun while learning about history!
We often used paper dolls like the ones above to help illustrate different time lines. Here are some more just for fun
- Lord of the Rings Paper Dolls
- American Girl Paper Dolls
- Finnish Paper Doll
- Activity Village
- U.S. Historic Paper Dolls