Tuesday, August 7, 2012
It's that time of year again! If you're anything like me you've been planning for your new school year. Homeschool Giveaways is giving away Essentials in Writing curriculum, with your choice of three grade levels. FIVE winners will be chosen! Up to nine entries are possible. The winner will be chosen on August 10, 2012! :)
Click HERE for details!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Please excuse the "wtf" in the picture. The speaker doesn't use any profanity, and it really is a good video. :)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Pilgrims formed a partnership in a joint-stock company with a group of London merchants, including Thomas Weston, an ironmonger, and John Peirce, a cloth maker. The company, John Peirce and Associates, received in 1620 a grant from the Virginia Company for a particular plantation in Virginia territory. In this alliance, each adult settler was granted a share in the joint-stock company, and each investment of ten pounds also received a share. At the end of seven years, the accumulated earnings were to be divided among the shareholders. Until that division, as in the original Virginia settlement, the company decreed a communistic system of production, with each settler contributing his all to the common store and each drawing his needs from it — again, a system of from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
For the full article, click the link below:
The Fall of Communism in Massachusetts
Saturday, April 7, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Make-Ahead-Meals for Busy Moms is giving away a Gooseberry Patch cookbook and calendar! Hurry, because this contest ends soon!
Giveaway: Gooseberry Patch 101 Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches and 2012 Calendar
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I know I've recently posted a video of Tom Woods discussing the same subject, Robert Murphy has a different style and throws in some explanations of things that the Tom Woods video does not mention. This is probably high school level and up, whereas I believe the Tom Woods video can be viewed by middle schoolers without too much confusion. The focus is on economics rather than history.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Excerpt: For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching of M.I.T. courses free of charge to anyone in the world.
The program will not allow students to earn an M.I.T. degree. Instead, those who are able to exhibit a mastery of the subjects taught on the platform will receive an official certificate of completion. The certificate will obviously not carry the weight of a traditional M.I.T. diploma, but it will provide an incentive to finish the online material. According to the New York Times, in order to prevent confusion, the certificate will be a credential bearing the distinct name of a new not-for-profit body that will be created within M.I.T.
The new online platform will look to build upon the decade-long success of the university’s original free online platform, OpenCourseWare (OCW), which has been used by over 100 million students and contains course material for roughly 2,100 classes. The new M.I.T.x online program will not compete with OCW in the number of courses that it offers. However, the program will offer students a greater interactive experience.
Click HERE for the full article.
Chess in the homeschool curriculum raises math, science skills by 15% - Phoenix Homeschooling | Examiner.com
Want to raise your kids' math and science skills by up to 15%? Go to the following link and see how a simple (or, not so simple) game of chess can help!
Click HERE to learn more!
These drawings are very beautiful, and it was interesting learning a little about Trouvelot! Maybe this could be a jumping off place for a deeper study of some of his work as an astronomer as well as his art.
Excerpt: If you think NASA's artistic renderings of the deep beyond are cool, you will love these space drawings from French astronomer and artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot.
Read the full article by clicking HERE.
Excerpt: On Saturday, the Ron Paul campaign issued a statement announcing the naming of several new members of the “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul” coalition. The formation of the group was originally announced in August and since then has been very successful in motivating homeschool advocates to rally to Dr. Paul’s campaign for the White House.
As the statement released on ronpaul2012.com stated:
Today, interest in Ron Paul by this population segment has spilled over to many other states and the national campaign. The campaign’s expanded use of the homeschool and other coalitions is proving itself a useful tool in helping to make Barack Obama a one-term president.
The campaign went on to publish a impressive list of influential homeschooling proponents who were joining the advisory board of the the “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul” coalition.
Read the rest of the article here:
Influential Homeschoolers Coalesce Behind Ron Paul