A List of Educational Works

I will be adding documents to the list as I find them

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Home Education



FREE resources on the internet

A list of FREE resources on the internet. It may be out of date in places, but many will still be okay







Animals



The Aardvark

The Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) ("Digging foot"), sometimes called "antbear"[1] is a medium-sized mammal native to Africa. The name comes from the Afrikaans/Dutch for "earth pig" (aarde earth, varken pig), because early settlers from Europe thought it resembled a pig. However, the Aardvark is not closely related to pigs, being placed in its own order.



The Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives. It is thought that we share 98.5% of the same genetic makeup as them. Chimpanzees are highly intelligent animals, and are often trained to perform in circuses and zoos. Some are also sold to people as pets.



The Gorilla

A Gorilla is an ape, the biggest member of the primate order. It lives in Africa. The Gorillas' habitats (living places) are being wiped out by forest cutting for wood. Gorillas will not usually attack but if provoked become very aggressive.



The Dugong

Manatees and dugongs are large, gentle animals that spend thei r whole lives in the water. They are mammals and need to breathe ai r like you and me. Manatees and dugongs can grow to be as long a 13 feet and can weigh up to 3,500 pounds. That's about the same size as a mini-bus.



























Crafts



3D Origami

Origami is created by folding small squares of paper into various shapes. 3D Origami takes that tradition to the next level by combining smaller origami projects into three-dimensional structures. These impressive and seemingly difficult sculptures are deceptively easy to make. Each solid object is formed from simple folded units. The works include cranes, swans, turtles, owls, penguins, pineapples, sunflowers, baskets, hats, urns, kittens, rabbits, and others.



A First Cookbook For Children

Cooking is not the only way to prepare food, it can be fun and creative also. This book not only guides the kids through cooking but also gives them a book which they can colour in as they go.







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Reading





Writing & Grammar





ABC


Astronomy



Galaxies Look Small With Immense Empty Spaces

This is a trip at high speed, jumping distances by a factor of 10.
We'll start 1 meter and will increase the size by a factor of 10 until we reach the limit of our imagination in the direction of the macro cosmos. Later we'll return & continue our trip in the opposite direction reducing distances of travel by factors of 10 into the micro cosmos.



Our Solar System Activity

This activity is designed for students to become familiar with the names and characteristics of the eight planets in our solar system. Once students are comfortable with their knowledge of the planets, they are ready to play Planet-Tac-Toe.



Our Solar System - Comets

Scientists believe that comets are made up of material left over from when the Sun and the planets were formed. They think that about 100,000 million comets orbit the Sun.



Our Solar System - Earth

Earth is the planet we live on. It is the only planet in the Solar System with liquid water on its surface. It is also the only planet we know to have life on it.



Our Solar System - Jupiter

Jupiter is 142,984 km or about 11 Earths in diameter at the equator. That makes it about one tenth as big as the Sun! You could fit about 1,400 Earths into the volume of Jupiter.



Our Solar System - Mars

Mars is the second smallest of the eight major planets in the Solar System. Only Mercury is smaller. It is nearly 7,000 kilometres (km) wide; just over half the width of the Earth. Its volume is about 15% of the Earth. Since a lot of the Earth is covered by water, the total surface area of the Mars is nearly as large as all of the land on the Earth.



















History











Miscellaneous





This list was based on a collection compiled by another Scribd user. Here is a link to her personal web page and blog ... Autonomous Education. It is a jolly and interesting site with further discussion and resources to aid Home Educators.

She says...
"First off, this blog is a personal account of our family's a-typical journey through home education. We are a lone child family on a low income (but not benefit dependent), home educating for philosophical reasons rather than because our child didn't "fit in" at school, and taking a largely autonomous approach to Cupcake's development. Furthermore, as it's a personal blog written by someone with an aversion to candy-coated-read-about-my-perfect-family or so-called 'objective' blogs I generally won't be posting those kinds of things here.

Additionally, it is hoped that this blog may be of use to some other home educators - by highlighting our favourite resources, sharing some that we've developed and providing information for those considering autonomous education for their family."

Another home educator, Michelle Griffiths says...
"Welcome!
I am passionate about children being able to read and receive the best education possible. This passion has emerged and grown from my own childhood, where, if the truth be told, I hated reading! I wasn't exposed to books or read to as a child. Consequently, I found learning to read very difficult. This struggle which was so overwhelming for me, had long lasting effects particularly with regards to my self confidence and self worth as a person. I want to help parents in any way I can, understand the importance of reading regularly with your children. As a parent, you are your children's greatest teacher. This is an incredible gift and an opportunity to make a positive difference in their lives. The irony of my story is, as an adult, I love reading and writing and I am currently in the midst of writing my first young adult novel. My passion for children reading and receiving a good education has also become a passion to write thought provoking and inspiring books for them too. I am happily married and have two beautiful children. I want the best for them now and forever!
Best Wishes, Michelle"


Astronomy - How Big is the Solar system

A Practical Lesson

This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth.


Sensory World

Sensory World is a resource for people with learning difficulties

"Wonderful. I teach students at college who have learning difficulties, mainly cookery skills (entry level).

It is very difficult to find suitable resources. I just happened to find your site. The hygiene and safety section is very good. I am passing this site on to other areas such as horticulture and those who teach life skills. Please produce more. Thank you."

Judith

- Teaching and Learning Leader

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