Saturday, December 26, 2009

Studying... World History

Resources we used in our homeschooling journey

DVD - Movie
The Tokyo Trial (The Tokyo Trial, which took place after WW2 ended, lasted for 2 1/2 years from May 1946 to November 1948). The prosecution team was made up of judges from 11 nations including Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britian, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Soviet Union and the USA. They sent 7 class A war criminals to the gallows.)

Picture Books
Hottest Coldest Highest Deepest - Steve Jenkins

Books We've used via LibraryThing

We're reading/adding books all the time. Hopefully, some of the books we've used will be of help in your own homeschooling journey

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Studying... Black History/African-American History and Culture

Here are some books that feature Black/African-American Characters

Wood-Hoopoe Willie
Masai and I - Virginia Kroll
Africa Brothers and Sisters - Virginia Kroll
Faraway Drums - Virginia Kroll
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (An African Tale) - John Steptoe
Phillis Big Test - Catherine Clinton
The Empak Heritage Kids - Kumi and Chanti
Duke Ellington - AndreaDavis Pinkney

A Song for Harlem (Scraps of Time 1928) - Patricia C. McKissack
The Road to Paris - Nikki Grimes
Sports Immortals: Jesse Owens - William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green
A Rookie Biography: Katherine Dunham, Black Dancer - Carol Greene

Jirimpimbira - An African Folktale
The Songhai Princess
Kwanzaa Kwest

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Studying... Science (Geology)

Some of the resources used in our homeschooling:

Picture Books - Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth - Joanna Cole

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Studying... Mathematics

Resources used during our homeschooling journey (a list in progress)

Picture Books
Equal Shmequal - Virginia Kroll (illustrator Philomena O'Neill)
Shape Me A Rhyme - Jane Yolen
Pigs Go To Market (Halloween Fun with Math and Shopping) - Amy Axelrod

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Studying... Health

Here are some of the resources we used while studying Health & Fitness. All of the books and DVDs were found at the library. Please don't overlook the library as a low cost resource.

Picture Books
Brianna Breathes Easy - Virginia Kroll (A Book about Asthma)
My Sister Then And Now - Virginia Kroll (A Book about Mental Illness)

Stay Fit! How You can Get in Shape - Matt Doeden
The Brain (Our Nervous System) - Seymour Simon

Life's Greatest Miracle - PBS/NOVA
Life Cycles - Discovery School (Grades 3-6)