The American heritage Education Foundation has K-12 lesson plans on CD-Rom available for free($150 value). I checked it out & ordered a few weeks ago & just got my CD in the mail this week. Go to their site & request your own CD.
America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Libertyis a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten-12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects. Written by fellow teachers, the resource consists of age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school. Each elementary school lesson plan correlates practically with the nationally applicable Core Knowledge Skills (grades K-6) (national edition) and/or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) objectives (Texas edition). Each middle and high school lesson plan correlates with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards (national edition), TEKS objectives, and/or Project CLEAR objectives (Texas edition). All lessons emphasize one or more themes of freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility.
I just love when I find new websites that offer free downloads or products!
This week I made 2 new discoveries. The first one is a website that offers new free downloads everyday. It is called Freebie of the Day. You can join their email list that will send you an email each Monday to tell you what is coming for the week. The important thing to know is that the free offer is only good for that day. Tuesday’s freebie is not available on Wednesday.
My other great find came from The Homeschool Lounge.
I downloaded this and have really loved it! Built into it are many great features that I am enjoying. There are homeschool blogs, fun sites for the kids and RSS feed already set up & ready to go. My email accounts are there and I can personalize & add whatever else I need in it. My only thing is that I had to download it using Firefox, my IE wouldn’t let me download it. I’m not sure if that is because of some settings on my computer or what. But I like to use Firefox also so it was not that big of a deal to me.