Hugg a Planet – You’ve Got the Whole World in Your Hands!
Mar05

Hugg a Planet – You’ve Got the Whole World in Your Hands!

www.peacetoys.com 136 Jimmo Drive, Ste 4 Colchester VT 05446 Voice: (802) 891-6645 Fax: (802) 878-8909 Orders: 1-800-332-7840 (US only) E-mail: sales@peacetoys.com By Michael Leppert One company has developed a unique way to raise our knowledge and consciousness about our planet and also, each other. Hugg-a-Planet is a line of cloth globes of varying sizes and contents that can be hugged, studied and tossed – however you see fit! The...

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History Unboxed – Brings History to Life
Feb26

History Unboxed – Brings History to Life

http://historyunboxed.com/ by Michael Leppert For ages 5-9 or 10-15 Anglo-Saxon England, MesoAmerica, China, Athens, Egypt, India What child would not want to “visit” these exotic and significant locations and be steeped in their past? History Unboxed makes it possible, all from the comfort of your classroom. Each box contains materials to create arts & crafts, illustrated texts, projects to do – all centered on a specific place...

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Samuel Smith, an American

www.homeschoolnewslink.com  By Mary and Michael Leppert Before you read this story, please suspend your sense of the unrealistic, as the past and present are being mixed for effect. If you would, just relax your mind for a moment, vividly picturing as you read. Samuel Smith is 6 feet tall, weighs 195 solid, muscular pounds and is 43-years-old. Samuel wears rough clothes and boots, as befits one who works for a living, and he has a...

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Mental Mapping – the “Map” in Our Minds
Oct22

Mental Mapping – the “Map” in Our Minds

www.brendarunklegeography.com By Ellen Meade Mental mapping is the imagined “map” we create in our minds. It is the way we mentally organize spatial information, such as locations and characteristics of specific people, places, and environments. They are a combination of objective information and subjective observations that allow people to make connections regarding the world we live in. The idea may sound complicated, but it is...

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Dr. Montessori, Revolutionary Educator
Oct20

Dr. Montessori, Revolutionary Educator

www.thehomeschoolreview.com by Emerson Sandow One-hundred-forty years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle, Italy. She grew to found an educational philosophy and institution that has been consistent and remained intact all over the globe! Throughout her life, Dr. Montessori was an iconoclast, breaking the traditional bonds that were imposed on women and she lived her life on her terms. Maria Montessori was born August...

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