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Friday, December 23, 2011

True Life | I'm Allergic To Everything

True Life | I'm Allergic To Everything: Raelyn And Zeke are two young people who suffer uncertainty every time they take a bite of food. Can they get their allergic reactions under control so they might find relief in their everyday lives?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Free to Learn

Free to Learn: A Radical Experiment in Education A Documentary by Jeff Root & Bhawin Suchak Free to Learn is a 70 minute documentary that offers a “fly on the wall” perspective of the daily happenings at The Free School in Albany, New York.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sign Language - College

Ling 55 The American Languages
09:00-10:00 AM | 101 Morgan
Instructor Lakoff


  • My Breakfast Reading Program is a supplemental reading program based on sight words, phonemic awareness, synthetic phonics, analytic phonics, and syllabication
    using concepts and principals of precision teaching and direct instruction.

  • Starfall teaches children to read with phonics with interactive activities for preschool up to 2nd grade.

Online Preschool / Toddler Activities & Games

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Skip to my Lou" - Pete Seeger-

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Free Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements with Videos - Freely Educate

Free Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements with Videos - Freely Educate

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Umbrella Schools

This list consists of umbrella schools that are free and the ones that charge a fee. If you have any information to add, please leave a comment below. Thank you!

Alternative Education Instituted - Umbrella school cost $25 per year. You are only required to submit attendance once per year. Evaluations are not required, but suggested along with a portfolio.

Hillcrest Academy Free School provides an “umbrella” to members in all counties within the state of Florida for FREE and are an affiliation with Florida Virtual School. Students can register for classes with FLVS at no cost.


Time4Learning provides interactive lessons up to 8th grade at the costing $19.95 monthly for the first child, $14.95 for each additional child, with nothing else to buy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free College Video Lectures Online

UC Berkley Webcast

Center for European Studies
MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Patient Safety
Medical School
World Religion

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (not all courses are in video)
Courses (a massive list!)

Getting started with online courses
Music and Technology

Notre Dame
Courses click "Lectures" on the left. Not all courses have videos, but you can find a ton of information.
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Oregon State University
Video Lectures

Princeton University

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology

University of Chicago
Global Warming

Wake Forrest University
Physics Lectures

Yale - Open Yale Courses

OpenCourseWare(OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality university‐level educational materials.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The McGuffey's Readers, Spelling, Eclectic Manual for Teachers

The eclectic manual of methods for the assistance of teachers

McGuffey's Eclectic Primer, Revised Edition

McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling-Book, Revised Edition

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition

McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition

McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition (5th & 6th graders)

McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition

McGuffey's new high school reader: for advanced classes. Embracing about two hundred classic exercises (1885)

McGuffey's new eclectic speaker : containing about three hundred exercises for reading and declamation (c1858)

"Living creatures of water, land and air" for the fourth reader grade. Published 1888 by American book company in New York . McGuffey's natural history readers.

A history of the McGuffey readers (1911)

  • Williams Holmes McGuffey Digital Collections
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Johnny Cakes made by a Rhode Island Yankee grandmother

    While reading The beginner's American history by David Henry Montgomery, on page 58 it talks about how the Indians taught the women to make Hominy and Johnny-Cakes in 1634 in the settlement of Saint Mary's. We thought it would be fun to look up how to make Johhny cakes and found this video. One thing we do while reading is, we take time to look up photos and videos that help visualize what is taking place in the readings, which helps to retain a lot of the material that is being covered.

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Free Online Math Practice Free online math practice, focusing on ages 6-12. This includes practice with the times table and tests.

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    Questions from Facebook users - "The Tooth Fairy is broke and needs to get creative tonight! Any ideas to share?" ~L.C.S.

    The top answers I like are - Answer #1:
    Go to Storyline Online then select the story "Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy". The story book is in streaming video and is read by Jason Alexander, the author. We've sat watched this when each tooth has lost and my little one loves it! It's great bonding time too. Stay upbeat! I like the idea about leaving a note and if you have just a little change or even just a little of something to leave, kids love that! We parents are the ones that worry too much. Leave an I.O.U. note saying, "Oops, had to collect a lot of teeth tonight".

    If you like the book and want to own it or give it as a gift, it's a little over $6 for a new one through Another place to check would be where you can find a lot of used books at a low price.

    Answer #2: When I don't have any ones..I give them a "gift certificate" them to some candy or a 2 dollar toy. I do this even with my 11 year old and it does not matter how often teeth are lost. They only do this stage once in their lives:) ~A.F.H.

    Answer #3: Skittles. They lose more that way, but it's cheaper. ~L.R.

    Awww, how sweet!

    Financial Websites

    10 Interactive Financial Websites That Teach Kids Money Management Skills

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Sunday, January 16, 2011

    Learning History Though Movies

    Historical doesn’t necessarily mean factual. Historical fiction is a genre. Use viewer discretion before watching! These movies are for various ages, so please look them over first to verify it is age appropriate before allowing your children to watch them with you. Some movies are free online, or can be obtained by rental though's Video on Demand or similar movie store. It would be worth taking a trip to your local library to see if they have some of these movies available. Grab the popcorn! Happy viewing!

  • All the President’s Men (1976)

  • Amadeus

    Go HERE to fnd the full movie Youtube.

  • Amistad (1997)

  • Apocalypse Now! (1979)

  • Back to the Future

    Watch live video from zzbrooklynzz on

  • Braveheart

  • Casino

  • The Color Purple movie (1985)

  • The Crucible (1996)

  • The Duellists (1977)

  • Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

  • Far and Away (1992)

  • Gandhi

  • Gettysburg (1993)

  • Glory (1989)

  • Goodfellas

  • Gone With the Wind

  • Grapes of Wrath (1940) - Great Depression

  • Ivanhoe(1952)

  • King Authur

  • The Last Emperor (1987)

  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

  • The Last of the Mohicans

  • The Last Samurai

  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

  • Moses (The Ten Commandments

    Watch the full move HERE on youtube

  • Patton (1970)

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • Night and Fog (1955) is a documentary about the Holocaust.

  • Raging Bull (1980)

  • The Right Stuff (1983)

  • Roots:
    Click HERE to go to the full movie on the Youtube channel.

  • Sergeant York (1941)

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • Spartacus (1960) \
    Click HERE to watch the rest of the movie at YouTube

  • Titanic

  • Tora, Tora, Tora - WWII, Pearl Harbor, Japanese...find lesson plan at

  • Triumph of the Will

  • White Fang

  • The Vikings (1958) shows difficulties the Vikings faced when navigating to the New World.

  • Woodstock (1970)
  • Daily Devotions

  • Bible Bookmarks
    Scope and Sequence (the suggested sequence)
  • Homeschool is FUN!