$2.99 Today Only (May 8)—The Worst Jokes I Know

Still looking for fun and educational activities for the children? Share a laugh! Today only (Friday, May 8), the eBook edition of The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!): 101 Funny Bone Ticklers For Jokesters of All Ages by B. Patrick Lincoln is available for only $2.99. This book offers clean jokesContinue reading “$2.99 Today Only (May 8)—The Worst Jokes I Know”

Fields of Farmers

There are two attitudes toward farm internships prevalent in America today. The first is that of stubborn individualism, the rugged “gonna do it my way” philosophy commonly associated with farmers. The second is best described as, “What I need is some interns to get this place in shape!” In Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering,Continue reading “Fields of Farmers”

Territorial Kansas Online

Looking for an extensive repository of digitized primary source material related to the turbulent territorial days of Kansas? Try Territorial Kansas Online, a project developed by the Kansas State Historical Society and the University of Kansas. Territorial Kansas Online displays a wide range of artifacts dating from 1854 to 1861, including: Letters. Speeches. Articles. Pamphlets.Continue reading “Territorial Kansas Online”

Benefits of Making Music

Those of us who play music typically do it for the love of it, not necessarily for any benefits it might bring us. However, research indicates that playing an instrument goes a long way toward making us healthy, well-balanced individuals. Here’s how: Enhanced brain function. About 90% of the brain is stimulated during music practice.Continue reading “Benefits of Making Music”

A Kid’s EcoJournal Series

If your children love the outdoors and also love to write, they may enjoy A Kid’s EcoJournal series by Toni Albert. There are four of these books (spring, summer, fall, and winter), but they all follow a similar format. After some tips on exploring and writing about nature comes space for entries. Each entry hasContinue reading “A Kid’s EcoJournal Series”

The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses

Children love drawing horses! Here’s a book that can guide them through the process in a fun way. The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses by Barry Stebbing starts with the basics: Shading. Mixing colors. Using shapes to make drawing easier. Then on to a number of discussions on drawing different breeds, markings, gaits, and poses. InterestingContinue reading “The Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses”

5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies

If your children are interested in farm-related topics, you may be looking for ways to feed those hungry minds. DIYHomeschooler.com offers free—but high-quality—units on a wide range of subjects. Each unit is packed with information, activities, notebooking pages, and books to read. Below we have picked out five units and activities of particular interest toContinue reading “5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies”

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

If you have an obsession with maps, this is the site for you! The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States offers map after map after map, some of historical interest, others with relevance today: Cultivated crops. Soil regions. Drought frequency. Oil and gas fields. Indian tribes. Spanish, French, and American explorations. States,Continue reading “Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States”