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According to our “Special Days in February” list, February 15 is Galileo’s birthday (1564). I’ve checked and updated our resource list from our study 4 years ago. I’m excited to do another study on this incredible scientist with the boys today!
As we continue our homeschooling Middle Ages/Renaissance unit studies, we will be adding Galileo to our lessons. Not only will we be focusing on his inventions and discoveries, but also his character. He showed great respect for those he disagreed with. His willingness to speak out for his beliefs when such beliefs were considered heresy, is inspiring. It’s going to be an interesting study. I found fantastic links and want to share them with you.
Short Biography, quiz, and printables (for younger students) – http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdgalil.htm
Galileo Biography, Discoveries, and Inventions (for older students) [Parental Warning! There was an inappropriate ad in the middle of the biography! I was able to close it. It may…
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A few years ago I put together a cross curriculum resource list for Super Bowl related lessons. I have updated the post for 2017 and super Bowl 51!.
There are fantastic opportunities to learn from the February Calendar. Here’s a collection of free resources for teaching and learning this month!
The BIG list of February, 2017 holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures, composers and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/01/26/special-days-in-february-2017/
Here’s my “go to” list for ideas, lesson plans, printables, book suggestions and art projects for calendar studies https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/
Presidents with February birthdays
We study and review the presidents this way – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=President%27s+Day
E-books, research projects, and family learning activities to go along with February themes such as Chocolate, Strawberries, Bird Watching, Library, Susan B. Anthony, Bubble Gum, Circles –http://www.franw.com/
Black History Month – Biographies, interactives, and printable worksheets http://gardenofpraise.com/blackhistory.htm
Free Resources for Specific Special Days in February (Check back during the month, I’ll add to the resource list as more resources become available)
Feb. 1 – Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week begins – Resources and Activities –http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/celebrate-children-authors-illustrators-20675.html
Feb. 1 – Robinson Crusoe Day – Activity Guide – http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/2011/01/free-resources-for-robinson-crusoe-day/
Feb. 1 – Serpent Day – Notable Snakes – http://nerdist.com/national-serpent-day-the-snakest-snakes-to-ever-snake/
Feb. 1 – 1st US Supreme Court 1790 – Lesson Plans, Interactives, and Discussion Guide – http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/educators/
Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day – The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club- livestream, teacher’s resources, history, and more – http://www.groundhog.org/
Feb. 3 – Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894 – PDF Family Guide from the Norman Rockwell Museum – http://www.nrm.org/pdfs/family-guide.pdf
Feb. 4 – Thank a Mailman Day – Printable Pack – http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/thank-mail-carrier-day-printable-pack/
Feb. 4 – Artist Appreciation Day – This was unanimously our family’s favorite art study ever! –https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/
Feb. 5 – Super Bowl 51 * – Cross Curriculum Learning Resources and Activities –https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/01/31/the-super-bowl/
Feb. 5 – Weatherman’s Day – For anything weather related, this is the best “go to” site –http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
Feb. 6 – Baseball’s Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895 – Articles, Stats, and Photos – http://baseballhall.org/hof/ruth-babe
Feb. 7 – Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867 – – Be sure to check out what’s available at the library. Ours has her picture stories for younger kids as well as The Little House collection and the tv shows on dvd. http://marinecorpsnomads.com/2013/02/complete-little-house-on-the-prairie-series-lapbook-set.html
Feb. 8 – Kite Flying Day (It’s February! I do not see us out flying kites.) NASA has a kite simulator and other kite information. Scroll down for the category “Kites” http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/guided.htm
Feb. 9 – Random Acts of Kindness Week begins – ideas for your family to make a difference –http://wearethatfamily.com/2011/06/100-ways-for-your-family-to-make-a-difference/
Feb. 10 – French and Indian War Ends 1763 – study resources –http://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/exploring-to-revolution/french-and-indian-war/
Feb. 11 – Inventor’s Day/Thomas Edison born 1847 – Edison Unit Study https://redheadmom8.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/thomas-edison-unit-study/
Feb. 13 – Stamp Collectors Day – Lesson Plans and Activities http://stamps.org/Education
Feb. 13 – Artist Grant Wood born 1892 – Artist, Art, and Project Lesson Plan http://harringtonharmonies.com/2013/10/how-i-teach-grant-wood.html
Feb. 14 – Frederick Douglass Day – Biography and worksheet printables http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdfdoug.htm
Feb. 14 – Huge list of Valentine’s Day Resources –http://www.thebettermom.com/blog/2013/01/30/free-valentines-day-resources
Feb. 15 – Galileo Galilei born 1564 – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/25/galileo/
Feb. 16 – King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923 – Article, photos, and a quiz – http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/king_tuts_tomb.php
Feb. 19 – Engineers’ Week begins * – Videos, hands on activities, teaching resources and downloads – http://www.discovere.org/our-activities
Feb. 20 – Photographer Ansel Adams born 1902 – Interactive Lesson –http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/04/27/travel/20080427_YOSEMITE_FEATURE.html?_r=0
Feb. 20 – Presidents’ Day * (3rd Mon.) – Learning Resources – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=President%27s+Day
Feb. 21 – Washington Monument dedicated 1885 – Photos and history –http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm
Feb. 23 – Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685 https://www.classicsforkids.com/pastshows.asp?id=258
Feb. 24 – Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786 – Read Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales online in the language of your choice – http://www.grimmstories.com/
Feb. 25 – Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841 Biography, lesson resources, and gallery –http://makingartfun.com/htm/f-maf-art-library/renoir-biography.htm
Feb. 26 – Grand Canyon National Park established 1919 – Explore online –http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
Feb. 27 – Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807 – Tea Time Study –http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2014/02/tea-time-with-longfellow/
Feb. 28 – Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday Stories for kids –http://www.hellokids.com/c_19799/reading-and-learning/stories-for-children/fat-tuesday-stories/mardi-gras
Feb. 28 – Smokey the Bear introduced 1944 – Story, history, and fire prevention –http://www.smokeybear.com/kids/?js=1
Happy February Learning!