The Dover Thrift Editions are a great way to build up an inexpensive library of classic literature for your homeschool students.
📚 Homeschool Books & Libraries: Little Lessons for the Whole Year
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Great homeschool teaching tips and wonderful little lessons on books and libraries from the River Houses Homeschool Network. Add your name to our free River Houses mailing list to get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
❡ Discovering Dewey: This Homeschool Books & Libraries collection also includes our special series of monthly Learning the Library posts that introduce your students to the Dewey Decimal System. 📚
As the new homeschool year gets going, why not get (re)acquainted with the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library. It’s a rich source of free educational materials for homeschoolers and a place every American should know.
On your next library visit, show your homeschool students the many wonderful kinds of dictionaries that are available to them — a lot more than they may realize!
The National Archives in Washington has a wealth of free teaching materials available that are ideal for homeschoolers. Why not pay them a visit this week to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on 17 September 1787.
Have you found all the libraries in your local area? There may be more than you realize, and the WorldCat Library Finder will help you and your students locate them.
Teaching your students to use the library independently is one of the best educational gifts you can give them. Join us this week as we begin our year-long homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal system.
Explore your local library and the whole universe of knowledge as we take a year-long homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal System. This month, as the homeschool year ends, we’ll take a quick look at the alternative Library of Congress Classification, commonly used in colleges and universities.
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” (Happy birthday to the great American writer Henry David Thoreau, born on this day in 1817. Check him out at your local library this week.)
With help from your local librarians you might be able to bring some real moon rocks to your town, courtesy of NASA. It’s a homeschool project worth exploring!
Be sure to add a visit to the National Archives and the Declaration of Independence itself (in person or online) to your homeschool Fourth of July calendar!
Explore your local library and the whole universe of knowledge with our homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal System. This month: The Historical & Geographical 900s.
Ten multi-part masterpieces of the documentarian’s art that you and your homeschool students can watch together and discuss over the summer. (Or at any other time of year!)
Explore your local library and the whole universe of knowledge with our homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal System. This month: The Literary 800s.
Invite your homeschool naturalists to explore the sights and sounds of birds all over the world through the online collections of the Macaulay Library at Cornell University.
Explore your local library and the whole universe of knowledge with our homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal System. This month: The Artistic 700s.
“Come, ye rains, then if ye will, / May’s at home, and with me still; / But come rather, thou, good weather, / And find us in the fields together.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Leigh Hunt, for the merry month of May.)
Happy birthday to the Bard! Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this week with some free teaching materials from Shakespeare’s birthplace itself.
Explore an excellent collection of original documents and ready-made discussion questions on the American Revolution, all set to go for you and your homeschool students.
April 13th is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, so why not spend some quality homeschool time this week learning about Jefferson’s famous library. A ready-made lesson plan from the Library of Congress will help you.
“O let me rise / As larks, harmoniously, / And sing this day thy victories: / Then shall the fall further the flight in me.” (A bonus homeschool poem-of-the-week, from George Herbert, for Easter.)
Explore your local library and the whole universe of knowledge with our annual homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal System. This month: The Technological 600s.
Explore your local library and the whole universe of knowledge with our annual homeschool tour of the Dewey Decimal System. This month: The Scientific 500s.
“Lexicógrapher. n.s. [λεξικὸν and γράφω; lexicographe, French.] A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.” (A humorous homeschool holiday, for all lovers of words and dictionaries.)
Did you know there are secret Dewey Decimal numbers hidden in the books on your very own bookshelves? It’s true! Send your homeschool students on a treasure hunt to find them.
On Copernicus’ birthday, introduce your homeschool students to one of the most important books ever published: “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres” (1543).
Remembering one of the great minds of history, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), on the anniversary of his birth.
“Awake ye muses nine, sing me a strain divine!” (Our amatory homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Emily Dickinson, for Valentine Week.)