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Skipton Castle

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

So I stumbled upon this, and it looks great for history, specifically English history, and thus castles, from 1090 to about 1670.

And what’s great is it has colouring pages and printouts to make a model of the castle and a kitchen scene. There’s also special paper for letter writing with a coordinating envelope

 

 

 

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My Family Tree

November 15, 2012 Leave a comment

So I’m a worksheet person.

This is a collection of free worksheets I printed for dd2 and the cursive cover for dd1.

Cover: http://twistynoodle.com/our-family-tree-2-worksheet/cursive_outline/

What’s nice about the above site is the fact that you can choose print or cursive (and in between).

Fill in my family tree: http://www.familytreetemplates.net/preview/4generation_family_tree_color

and we added siblings and cousins..

A hypothetical family tree worksheet: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/family/family-tree-worksheet.pdf

Word Scramble, to practise spelling: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/family/family-word-scramble.pdf

To top it off, here’s a sheet for dictation, I haven’t decided on anything to dictate yet. Be dutiful to parents? Wa bil walidayni Ihsaana. http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/family/family-worksheet.pdf

Categories: Geography, History

Prophetic Timeline

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

http://www.prophetictimeline.com/Prophet/Timeline
Another cool, really beautiful timeline. A bit on Prophet Ibrahim (2000 BC) until 11 Hijrah (632 CE)

Great Lessons – Timelines

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Creation of the Universe – now

http://eps.berkeley.edu/~saekow/chronozoom/launch/index.html
http://chronozoom.cloudapp.net/firstgeneration.aspx

Big History Timeline, one version is spread over a year:
http://www.bighistoryproject.com/Big-History/Timelines#
http://www.bighistoryproject.com/The-Latest-Word/BHP-TED-photo-gallery#
has an engaging talk by David Christian on the Big History, intro a bit boring for kids, history starts at ~4.20minutes on:
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/david_christian_big_history.html
http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
and the timelines can be downloaded here: http://www.bighistoryproject.com/The-Latest-Word/Download-Print-Big-History-Timelines
Here’s a nice simple timeline, with stargazer’s (astronomers) bio:
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/universe/itsawesome/cosmiccalendar/index.html

The creation of the Solar system/Earth – now

Interactive, chock packed with information:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/change/deeptime/index.html

Here’s a graphically excellent geologic timeline starting from the formation of Earth 4.5 billion years ago, except that it’s pro monkey to man evolution: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/prehistoric-time-line/

Anyway, Montessori’s own presented was a story, translated into English here: God Has No Hands

I’ve yet to work out how to do a series post. Anyway, I intend to edit the above link to be in line with Islam. So InshaAllah in a later post.

I saw something great about spotting galaxies in a Khan academy presentation, but have yet to locate it. Maybe later:
http://www.khanacademy.org/#browse

So, ain’t it all overwhelming? I’m looking for everything above laid out nicely a story in a book with magical illustrations, am I asking for too much? Here’s a poem from an overwhelmed poet anyway:

When I Heard the Learned Astronomer

by Walt Whitman

When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide,
and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with
much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.

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