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Answers in Genesis - Creation, Evolution, Christian Apologetics. Hummingbird Booklets and Slideshows. THE WEST - Sam Houston. A sometimes volatile and often contradictory man, Sam Houston played a crucial role in the founding of Texas. Houston was born into a military family in Virginia in 1793. His father, an army major who had served in the Revolutionary War, died when Sam was fourteen.

His mother took their family to eastern Tennessee, where Houston spent much of his later childhood in the company of Cherokee Indians, coming to know their language and customs well. His involvement in the War of 1812 launched Houston's political career. He served under Andrew Jackson in the campaign against the Creek Indians, allies of the British. After the war, Jackson was instrumental in securing Houston a position as an Indian agent to the Cherokee. Houston also began to study law and was soon elected the district attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. Two years later, in the midst of his re-election campaign, Houston and his new wife, Eliza Allen, separated. Houston died on his farm in Huntsville, Texas, in 1863.

Texas Timeline (Key Events in early Texas) Texas State Historical Association - Education - Student Guides. The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - Homeschool Product Reviews - Latin Road to English Grammar, The. The Latin Road to English Grammar (LREG) is a systematic, well organized, thorough, and easy-to-implement program that will take you and your student from the Latin alphabet to the Latin Vulgate in (plus or minus) three school years. Upon completion of the third level, students should be able to work through any Latin work. A very complete scope and sequence of each level is available at Developed by a former Writing Road to Reading instructor, LREG is more than just an in-depth study of Latin. Through the process of compiling an extensive Latin notebook, you and your student will develop a deeper understanding of English grammar, both its similarities to and differences from Latin. Mrs. Beers assumes no prior knowledge of English grammar, and while her explanations are thorough, some children (and parents!)

The program is laid out so well that a parent with no Latin background can lead her child through, so long as she is willing to do the work. According to Mrs. William Whitaker's Words. Creative Resources for Elementary Music Education | All About CTY. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world.

CTY’s roots extend back to our 1979 founding, and even before, to Johns Hopkins psychologist Julian Stanley’s pioneering work with gifted middle school prodigies. His work put the spotlight on exceptionally bright young people and their capacity and enthusiasm for academic challenges matched to their advanced abilities. Today, CTY is the Center where young talent thrives. A former CTY student started Facebook. Since 1979 CTY has identified young people of great academic promise through our annual Talent Search, then nurtured their intellects and personal growth through Summer Programs, CTYOnline courses, and other services and resources. If you’re a parent of a very bright child, welcome. The Reading Game: Make learning to read fast, fun and effective with this card-matching memory game! Long long time ago: stories for children. Curriculum aids/lesson plans - World History & Geography. Articles of Confederation (1777) After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777.

This document served as the United States' first constitution, and was in force from March 1, 1781, until 1789 when the present day Constitution went into effect. On June 11, 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed three committees in response to the Lee Resolution. One of these committees, created to determine the form of a confederation of the colonies, was composed of one representative from each colony with John Dickinson, a delegate from Delaware, as the principal writer. The Dickinson Draft of the Articles of Confederation named the Confederation "the United States of America," provided for a Congress with representation based on population, and gave to the national government all powers not designated to the states. After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by Congress on November 15, 1777.

Primary History - Ancient Greeks. Who were the ancient Greeks? Who were the ancient Greeks? Discover different ancient Greek cities and find out how they were ruled. How did the Olympic Games begin? Learn how the Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago! Find out what events were at the ancient Olympics. What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family? What was everyday life like in ancient Greece? Who were the ancient Greek gods and heroes The Greeks believed in many gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks at war Learn about ancient Greek soldiers, the Spartan soldier state and read about famous Greek battles. What do we know about ancient Greek culture?

Find out what ancient Greek theatre was like and learn about different ancient Greek festivals and art How did the ancient Greeks change the world? What did the ancient Greeks do for us? 3 class clips We have a selection of great videos for use in the classroom Links BBC History for Kids. The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. The real Inca Trail is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba river, following (at least partly) the course of an old Inca roadway leading to the city of Machu Picchu. The virtual Inca Trail has the following advantages: it doesn't take several days to complete (unless you have a very slow modem)there are no fliesyou don't have to start by climbing 2000 metresit's suitable even for people who suffer from altitude sickness or vertigoyou don't need to carry your own foodno one has ever got amoebic dysentery on the virtual Inca Trail (yet) On the other hand, my photographs are no substitute for the real thing.

Click to begin the virtual Inca Trail. One Year Adventure Novel - Homeschool Writing Curriculum - Daniel Schwabauer. Khan Academy. Grade Level Skills Help at Internet 4 Classrooms. Study Island - Leading Provider of K-12 Online Standards-Based Educational Software Learning Solutions.