It’s a great week at Homeschool Freebie! And, later today, I’ll have a SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT! But, I have to keep mum just a wee bit longer. So, for now, I’ll just leave you with the list! :)
Monday, Jan 17:
HOW BEN FRANKLIN LEARNED:
Four Short Stories for Young Readers (PDF ebook)
Few people ever knew so many things as did Benjamin Franklin. Men said, “How did he ever learn so many things?” For he had been a poor boy who had to work for a living. He could not go to school at all after he was ten years old. Here are four neat stories of young Benjamin Franklin, which may just motivate your own kids to ”learn to learn” for themselves. Included are the stories of how young Franklin taught himself, how an ant helped him find out things for himself, his experiments with electricity and the kite, and the story of paying too much for a penny whistle.
Tuesday, Jan 18:
From BOYS to MEN: A TEENAGERS’ WORK AND INFLUENCE (PDF ebook)
This excellent essay on the changing roles boys & teenagers have as they grow into adulthood written in the late 1800s and
published Anonymously. Though some of the specific references in this text are now dated, the truths contained in this ebook are wonderfully vital and true and well worth sharing with growing boys even today. Excellent reading for thoughtful
(and not-so-thoughtful) young folks!
Wednesday, Jan 19:
IN THE DAYS OF THE GUILD (PDF ebook)
Today’s resource is this great historical storybook, set in 13th Century Europe, telling the stories of different boys and girls who came to learn and master different trades through apprenticeship to different craftsmen and merchant guilds. These stories run the gamut of many of the main crafts and industries of the Medieval period, including scribes, wool merchants, stained glass artisans, goldsmith, potter, goose girl, perfumer, musician, and many more. Lots of excellent illustrations with some color plates too. A wonderful “living history” book that really brings the times to life through the stories of these young people finding their “calling” in life, 13th Century style.
Thursday, Jan 20:
CANDY MATH (PDF ebook)
This little guide is SO much fun! It
shows you how you can make basic, “hands on” math lessons a true delight for your little ones by using inexpensive candy (or even breakfast cereal) as math manipulatives to teach primary age children almost any basic math concept. There is a natural attraction and fascination for children in playing with (and learning from) candy. Just the novelty of candy being part of a lesson (not to mention eating it at the end of the lesson) is enough to hold the attention of most children.The examples in this short ebook will give you almost two dozen creative learning games, lesson plans and activities, with examples to get you started teaching: SKIP COUNTING * ODD AND EVEN * GROUPING * GREATER THAN, LESS THAN, EQUAL TO * MEASUREMENT * ADDITION * SUBTRACTION * MULTIPLICATION * DIVISION * FRACTIONS * GRAPHS * ESTIMATING * MAKING SETS … and more!
Friday, Jan 21:
WHAT TO DRAW AND HOW TO DRAW IT (PDF ebook)
Today’s resource is this wonderful “how to” drawing book first published in 1913, which shows young artists, step-by-step,
how to create all sorts of characters, animals, buildings & other fanciful cartoons & designs. It is a delight, and many of you will have to pry your kids away from this one. Check it out!
You can download each of these resources on their respective days at: