Learning Resources for September, 2015

month_A_09Here’s a HUGE resource collection to help teach (and learn) throughout the month of September!  I’ll be updating this list with more resources as we go along, so check back.  And, if you have any special day resource favorites, be sure to let me know and I’ll edit them. I appreciate all the help I can get!

BIG List of Special Days in September, 2015 –  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/08/26/special-days-in-september-2015/

Sept. Holidays and Celebrations –  http://holidaywhiz.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html

Sept. Prayer Calendar for Children –  http://cherigamble.com/2014/08/09/september-2014-prayer-calendar-for-children/

Sept. Science Calendarhttp://thehomeschoolscientist.com/september-2015-science-calendar/

Sept. Daily Lesson Plans, Writing Prompts, and Bulletin Boards  http://www.theteacherscorner.net/monthly-resources/september.php

Monthly Authors/Illustrators and Events Almanacs – Librarian Resources K-12 (This is a “new to me” resource and looks wonderful)  http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/almanacs/index.html

Sept. Fact Cards –  http://www.currclick.com/product/64219/September-Facts-Copywork–Mini-Cards?src=newest

Sept. Themed Elementary Printables and Activities –  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

Sept. Themed Bible Based Activities –   http://www.christianitycove.com/

Sept. Themed Vocabulary Word Lists –  http://myvocabulary.com/dir-general-school_calendar

Sept. Themed Arts and Crafts –  http://kinderart.com/seasons/sept.shtml

Sept. Holiday Themed Crafts –  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/craftsbyholidays.html

Sept. Star Gazer’s Guide –  http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2015/08/23/stargazers-guide-to-september-2015/

15 Things to do in September –  http://diyhomeschooler.com/15-things-to-do-in-september-2015/

Sept. Netflix Guide –  http://www.texomashomepage.com/entertainment/netflix-september-list

Specific September Themed Resources

Apples –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/apple-resources.html

Classical Music –  Try these samples of free SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) Lessons  –  http://www.homegrownlearners.com/squilt/

Disaster Preparedness –

DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education  –  Learn from this Animation Library –  https://www.dnalc.org/resources/animations/

Happy Cat Month –  Domesticated Cats Learning Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2014/08/domesticated-cats-resource-page.html

Children’s Good Manners –  Articles, Tips, Games, and more from Emily Post –  http://www.emilypost.com/home-and-family

Food Safety –  Tips, activities, and games for kids –  http://www.homefoodsafety.org/kids

People Skills –

Save a Tiger –  Facts, photos, sounds –  http://bigcatrescue.org/photos-and-facts/

Sewing –  Easy Sewing Crafts for Kids –  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/feltsewinglearnhowtosewartscraftsideaskids.html

Update Your Resume –   Student Resume Tips and Forms –  http://homeschooltipsandresources.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-student-resume-part-2.html

Presidents with September Birthdays

September Statehood Anniversaries

  • California – Sept. 9 1850 –

Printables – http://www.homeschoolshare.com/connections__usa.php

Videos and Facts  –  http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

September Daily Specials

Sept. 1 –  Nutrition Week begins –  Lesson Plans, Activities, and Interactive Games –  http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education/teachers-lesson-plans

Sept. 2 – Blueberry Popsicle Day – A short article with the ‘cool’ history of the popsicle invention http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-blueberry-popsicle-day

Sept 3 –  American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777 –   Resources and Activities http://www.franw.com/2011/07/united-states-flag.html

Sept. 3 –  Skyscraper Day – Learning Resources –  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/09/03/resources-for-learning-about-skyscrapers/

Sept. 6 –  Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World –  Mayflower Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/mayflower.html

Sept. 6 –  Iguana Awareness Day –  Huge Lizzard Resource List –  http://www.franw.com/2014/05/lizard-resource-page.html

Sept. 7 –  Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860 –  Biography, Printables, and Resources –  http://gardenofpraise.com/art43.htm

Sept. 11 –  9/11 Remembrance Day/Patriot Day –  Learning Resources –  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/10/teaching-resources-for-patriot-day/

Sept. 12 –  Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940 – Cave Art Project –  http://artlessonsforkids.me/2009/03/15/cave-art-comes-alive/

Sept 12 – Video Game Day –  Video Games turned into lessons –  http://www.franw.com/2015/08/video-games.html

Sept 13 –  Chocolate Day –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

Sept. 13 –  Author, Roald Dahl born 1916 – Listen to audio book chapters of  Just So Stories –  http://www.loyalbooks.com/book/just-so-stories-by-rudyard-kipling

Sept. 13 –  Defy Superstition Day –  Learning Resources (this was one of our more interesting studies)  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/06/10/superstitions/

Sept 14  – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key 1814 – Learning Resources and Activities http://www.franw.com/2013/07/the-star-spangled-banner.html

Sept 16 – Collect Rocks Day –  Rocks and Minerals Learning Resources and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2015/08/rock-mineral-resources.html

Sept. 17 –  Constitution Week begins –  Learning Resources –  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/17/constitution-week-resources/

Sept. 18 –  Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949 –  Watch a few of these videos –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWdFIXn2Mdo&list=PLL3uNn7f3npgkXGEU71mZSlb31vki3v-J

Sept. 18 – CIA created, 1947 –  K-12 Resources, Games, and Puzzles from the CIA –  https://www.cia.gov/kids-page

Sept. 18 –  US Air Force Founded 1947 – Download this free US Military Mini Helper –  http://www.currclick.com/product/48812/US-Military-Mini-Helper?term=mini+helper+militar&it=1&site=

Sept. 19 –  Red Panda Day * –  Download a free activity book and activity packet –  http://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

Sept. 19 –  Talk Like a Pirate Day – Pirate Unit Study Resources and Activities (this was one of our all time favorites!) –  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/19/arrrrgh-pirates/

Sept. 20 –  Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941 – Glass Sculpture Art Lesson –  http://www.teachkidsart.net/dale-chihuly-glass-sculpture-inspiration/

Sept. 21 –  International Homeschool Spirit Week begins * –

Monday: Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday: International Day
Wednesday: Wacky Tacky Wednesday
Thursday: Retro Day
Friday: Giving Day

Sept. 21 – Miniature Golf Day – DIY Mini Golf Course (indoors or outdoors)  –  http://www.mykidsadventures.com/build-your-own-mini-golf-course/#more-8858

Sept. 22 –  Elephant Appreciation Day –  Resources and Activities –  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/10/elephants/

Sept. 22 –  World Rhino Day –  Lapbooking Printables –  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/rhinos.php

Sept. 23 – Autumnal Equinox – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/fall-equinox.html

Sept. 23 –  Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800 –  Free McGuffey Readers –  http://www.learn-to-read-prince-george.com/McGuffey-readers.html

Sept. 23 – Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838 – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2012/11/inspiring-people-victoria-woodhull.html

Sept. 24 – Jim Henson born 1936 – Links to videos, creatures, studios, and more –  http://www.henson.com/index.php

Sept. 24 –  Punctuation Day –  Interactive game –  http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html

Sept. 24 –  Teach Ag Day – Teacher and Parents Resources –  http://www.naae.org/teachag/index.cfm

Sept 25 –  Comic Book Day – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2015/04/create-comic.html

Sept. 26 – Shamu (the whale) Day – FAQs –  http://seaworld.org/en/animal-info/ask-shamu/faq/#killer-whales

Sept. 27 –  Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805 –  Biography and Printables –  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdmuller.htm

Sept. 27 –  Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822 –  Fun Facts –  http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/rosetta.htm

Sept. 28 –  Confucius born 551 BC – Biography, Information, and Resources –  http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/Confucius.html

Sept. 29 –  Heart Day – Kid’s Activities –  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/ActivitiesforKids/Activities-for-Kids_UCM_304155_SubHomePage.jsp

Sept. 29 – Inventors Day – Inventions, Inventors, and Innovations History  –  http://www.ideafinder.com/history/index.html

Sept 30 –  Hot Mulled Cider Day – Try making your own apple cider with this recipe –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/homemade-apple-cider.html

Happy September Learning!

betty jo

 

 

Special Days in September, 2015

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If you are looking for a special history or science study, a day to celebrate, or food ideas for your menu, this listing of special days should give you plenty to choose from!   September is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!

September Themes

  • ADHD
  • Animal Remembrance
  • Baby Safety
  • Backpack Safety America
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers
  • Sea Cadet
  • Campus Safety
  • Child Awareness
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety
  • Children’s Good Manners
  • Classical Music
  • College Savings
  • Coupon
  • Courtesy
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education
  • Fall Hat
  • Guide Dogs
  • Happy Cat
  • Hat Month
  • Head Lice Prevention
  • Healthy Aging
  • Hispanic Heritage
  • Home Furnishings
  • Hunger Action
  • Library Card Sign-up
  • Literacy
  • Little League
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness
  • Million Minute Family Challenge (Sept. – Dec.)
  • Mold Awareness
  • One-On-One
  • People Skills
  • Piano
  • Preparedness
  • Prosper Where You Are Planted
  • Read a New Book
  • Responsible Dog Ownership
  • Save a Koala
  • Save a Tiger
  • Sea Cadet
  • School Success
  • Self Improvement
  • Self-Awareness Month
  • Sewing
  • Skin Care Awareness
  • Square Dancing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Subliminal Communications
  • Update Your Resume
  • Women’s Friendship

September Food Themes

  • All American Breakfast
  • Apple
  • Better Breakfast
  • Blueberry Popsicle
  • Chicken
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Cholesterol Education
  • Food Safety Education
  • Fruit and Veggies — More Matters
  • Honey
  • Ice Cream Shake
  • Mushroom
  • Organic Harvest
  • Papaya
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Whole Grains

September 2015 Daily Specials  (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)

Sept. 1

  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Cherry Popover Day
  • Chicken Boy’s Day
  • Emma M. Nutt Day
  • Enthusiasm Week begins
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins

Sept. 2

  • Bison-ten Yell Day
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  •  VJ Day 1945

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • National Wilderness system established 1964
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Treaty of Paris signed  1783
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day

Sept. 4

  • Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
  • Macademia Nut Day
  • Lazy Mom’s Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Macadamia Nut Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Missionary Marcus Whitman born 1802
  • Wildlife Day

Sept. 5

  • Bacon Day
  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • Hummingbird Day * (1st Sat.)
  • International Day of Charity
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Jesse James born 1847
  • Voyager 1 launched 1977

Sept. 6

  • Jane Addams born 1860
  • Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) *(1st Sun.)
  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day
  • Waffle Week Begins *(1st full week)

Sept. 7

  • Acorn Squash Day
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Google founded 1996
  • Labor Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week begins *
  • Suicide Prevention Week begins *
  • Threatened Species Day

Sept. 8

  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • Ants on a Log Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • Date Nut Bread
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC

Sept. 9

  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • TV Dinner Day

Sept. 11

  • Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Emergency Number Day
  • Hot Cross Bun Day
  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • No News Is Good News Day
  • Odd Day
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day * (2nd Fri.)

Sept. 12

  • Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning married 1846
  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Day of Encouragement
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)
  • UN Day for South – South Cooperation
  • Video Game Day

Sept. 13

  • Bald is Beautiful Day
  • Celiac Awareness Day
  • Chocolate Day
  • Author, Roald Dahl born 1916
  • Defy Superstition Day
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Grandparents Day *(Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Milton Snavely Hershey (founder of Hershey’s Chocolate) born 1857
  • Hug Your Hound Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • Peanut Day
  • Pet Memorial Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • Programmers’ Day (256th day of the year)
  • Rosh Hashanah *
  • Snack a Pickle Time
  • Uncle Sam Day
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week * (2nd full week)

Sept. 14

  • Balance Awareness Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Creme Filled Donut Day
  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key
  • World Maritime Day

Sept. 15

  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Greenpeace founded 1971
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Dot Day
  • LGBT Awareness Day
  • Linguine Day
  • Make a Hat Day
  • Neonatal Nurses Day
  • Penicillin discovered 1928
  • Software Freedom Day
  • President William B. Taft born 1857

Sept. 16

  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Gedaliah
  • Guacamole Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Stay Away from Seattle Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Working Parents Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • Time’s Up Day
  • Singer/Songwriter Hank Williams born 1923

Sept. 18

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  created 1947
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • Global Be Responsible Day
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Respect Day
  • Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • US Air Force Founded 1947
  • World Water Monitoring Day

Sept. 19

  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Fall Astronomy Day *
  • Mickey Mouse 1st appearance 1928
  • Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sat.)

Sept. 20

  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Keep Kids Creative Week *(last week)
  • Pollution Prevention Week * (3rd full week)
  • Punch Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Women’s Friendship Day

Sept. 21

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banana Festival
  • Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • International Homeschool Spirit Week begins * (4th week)
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • Band Aid Invented 1922
  • Car Free Day
  • Centernarian’s Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day
  • Yom Kippur *

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Autumnal Equinox *
  • Checkers Day
  • Eid-Ul-Adha *
  • Mabon *
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Innergize Day (day after equinox)
  • Monopoly (board game) introduced
  • Punctuation Day
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • Teach Ag Day

Sept. 25

  • Bill of Rights ratified 1789
  • Comic Book Day
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Mars Observer launched 1992
  • Math Story Telling Day
  • Native American Day * (4th Fri.)
  • One-Hit Wonder Day
  • Save the Koala Day
  • Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930
  • World Maritime Day *
  • World School Milk Day

Sept. 26

  • Johny Appleseed born 1774
  • Better Breakfast Day
  • Poet T. S. Eliot born 1888
  • Family Health and Fitness Day *(last Sat.)
  • Composer George Gershwin born 1898
  • Hunting and Fishing Day *(4th Sat.)
  • Love Note Day
  • The Muppet Show 1st aired 1976
  • Pancake Day
  • Public Lands Day *(last Sat.)
  • Rabbit Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Shamu (the whale) Day

Sept. 27

  • US Revolutionary /Patriot Samuel Adams born 1722
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Corned Beef Hash Day
  • Crush a Can Day
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day *(last Sun.)
  • Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805
  • Neighborhood Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Family Dinner Day * (4th Mon.)
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Public Lands Day
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

Sept. 29

  • Coffee Day
  • Confucius Day
  • Physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Inventors Day
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066

Sept. 30

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day *(last school day)
  • Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • Mud Pack Day
  • Stapler patented 1841

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/september-2015.html

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/september.htm

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-september

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/september#vegetarian

http://www.giftypedia.com/September_Holidays

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/september-holidays.html

Happy September!

betty jo

Aviation Week Learning Resources

Betty Jo:

It’s Aviation Week! Here’s the online resources we used as we learned about the Wright Brothers and aviation. It was a fun learning experience and we’re looking forward to going back for review (especially the paper airplanes)

Originally posted on Still Learning Something New:

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According to Special Days inAugust , (http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/07/25/special-days-in-august-2015-2/) , “Aviation” is one of this month’s themes.  And, this week is “Aviation Week”  The reason behind “Aviation Week” is in celebration of the accomplishments of Orville Wright who was born Aug. 19, 1867.

The following links are to the online resources we used as we took a week to learn about the Wright Brothers and aviation.

A biography of the Wright Brothers along with printables – http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdwrigh.htm

Learn about the Wright Brothers. See their house and shop as well as their famous flight in Kitty Hawk, NC. with this old and brief educational movie.  http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/movies/wrightBrothers.html

We’ve been watching some of the animated series Adventurers – Masters of Time so we’re excited to see a Wright Brothers episode  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJud1QjUvo8&list=PL608A5B35B7419A93&index=15  If you haven’t seen these before, I recommend you start with the first episode so you’ll understand the theme, then you can skip…

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Annie Oakley

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According to Special Days in August (http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/07/25/special-days-in-august-2015-2/), Annie Oakley was born Aug. 13, 1860.  We had not studied her before, so this day last year, I thought we should add her to our timeline.  As it turned out, our E (homeschool graduate) and a family friend happened to be around the house and decided to join us for our lessons.  You know it’s a great study when the kids who are not required to have “school” join in for the learning!  Below are the online resources we used as we learned, were entertained, and inspired by this bold and fabulous lady!

Bio and printables – http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdannie.htm

Memorable Quotes – https://sites.google.com/a/marlboroschool.net/the-one-and-only-annie-oakley/annie-oakley-quotes

pilot episode of TV show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWC9iV-eY7M

Animated history video – Adventurers – Masters of Time – The Wildest West

And, if you need a target for shooting practice (bb guns, sling shots, archery, and water guns with dyed water for us)  http://mytargets.com/

Online Wild West interactive game for kids  http://www.y8.com/games/wild_west_shooting

betty jo