Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Findings...Animated Atlas, Book Lists, Metanarratives, and FREE Math...

I've decided to start a new series of posts on Fridays with random thoughts, happenings, and websites I find throughout the week.  I may also share precious photos of the kids....yes, I'm being totally prejudice ;-)  Anyway, here are links from this week...

At Animated Atlas, you will find a 10 minute presentation which illustrates the growth of the United States.  The kids and I enjoyed watching the nation grow and it was a good review of the US history we've covered so far.

I am so in love with One Thousand Books for Children, which was compiled by Penrhyn W. Coussens in 1911!  It has lists of great books from the 19th century.  Many of which you will find in the Ambleside Online schedules.  Some of which have been reprinted by Yesterdays Classics.

I was intrigued by this article and the concept of "metanarratives".   I think it's a good argument for the study of history and worldview in our homeschools.   Knowing our past may help us to better our futures.

Maria Miller, author of Math Mammoth, linked this Math Stars Newsletter in her math news.  Math Stars contain various math puzzles and challenges for students in grades 1-8, which actually look fun.  Miller suggested using one grade level lower for extra summer math practice. 


  1. Sounds great! I look forward to reading your Friday Finds here in Japan on Saturday. :)

  2. Thanks's nice to hear from you! Hopefully you are getting settled in :)