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Tuesday is our regular Books & Libraries Day in the River Houses when we recommend book-related resources you can browse, bookmark, and share with your students. The Library of Congress has an excellent education blog, and this week they’re featuring a great little sample lesson on geology that you can teach with some of the beautiful maps from their collection.
A suggested set of questions and discussion items will guide your students through a consideration of earthquakes and plate tectonics as illustrated by primary sources:
You’ll also find some dramatic historical footage of the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that will help connect planetary-scale structures to their local effects.
What educational discoveries have you made at your library lately? 😊
❡ Dukedoms large enough: Have you found all the local libraries in your area? There may be more than you realize, and there’s no better homeschool field trip than a field trip to a new library! The WorldCat Library Finder will help you find all the library collections near you — public and private, large and small — and the WorldCat catalog itself will help you locate the closest copy of almost any book in the world. 😊
❡ When in doubt, go to the library: This is one of our regular Homeschool Books & Libraries posts. Add your name to our weekly mailing list (riverhouses.org/newsletter) and get great homeschool teaching ideas delivered right to your mailbox all through the year. 📚