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Gospel study. Science. Creating Board Games: An Upside Exercise. Settlers of America - Trails to Rails - As more and more settlers head west, new cities pop up like mushrooms. Due to the distances between them, these new cities quickly come to rely on new railroads for the transport of vital goods. Trails become rails and create great wealth. Soon, a complex railroad network develops, and steam belching iron horses connect the thriving cities. Experience the pioneer days of the Wild West! Send your settlers westward to found cities and to develop the expanding railroad network.

How to Make Your Own Board Game: 7 steps (with pictures) Add New Question Can I use cardboard for the game board? WikiHow Contributor Cardboard would be a good choice for your prototype, but because cardboard damages easily, a firmer board would be a better choice for your final product. If cardboard is your only option though, choose cardboard that is more durable or glue two pieces of cardboard together to make your board. Would the game still be fun if there is only one challenge or should there be more? WikiHow Contributor It depends on how long you want your game to go on for.

If you want a game to last for hours, then more challenges would be fine. If you want a game to go for 10 minutes or so, then it should be only one challenge. Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. The Critical Thinking Co.™ - James Madison Critical Thinking Course. The Critical Thinking Co.™ - Better Grades and Higher Test Scores — Guaranteed! Home School Mentor. To Teach The Laws of Nature and Nature's God. How to Make a Mini Flyable Hot Air Balloon with Candles: 9 steps. Edit Article Edited by Greenpogo, Flickety, Tom Viren, Sondra C and 110 others Have you ever wanted to make your own hot air balloon and watch it gracefully float away into the night sky?

It's easier (and cheaper) than you might think! Just make sure that you are not causing a fire hazard and are far away from any largely flammable objects when you release the balloon. Ad Steps Tips Depending of the overall size and weight, you may need to adjust the number of candles.Keep in mind you want to keep it as light as possible - don't over do it with that tape.If you don't plan to recover your balloon, make sure it is likely not to land in a river or somewhere where it is likely to become pollution.

Warnings Be aware that your balloon could catch on fire and fall out of the air.Be careful not to melt the balloon while it inflates with air.Find the plastic bag so that it does not harm the wildlife or litter. Astronomy For Kids - The Ultimate List of Children's Projects, Crafts and Activities. 1- Make a Teepee for the backyard Here's a great project for the kids that will keep them entertained for hours! For instructions on how to build a simple Teepee click here 2- Build a sandpit If you have children and you have a backyard, then you really are obliged to build a sandpit.

Please keep in mind certain health issues when constructing and maintaining your sandpit 3- Take your kids to your local zoo There's no better way to spend the day than at your local zoo. 4- Make a tyre swing Have you ever caught yourself calling your children "little monkeys"? 5-Make a periscope Here's a great educational project for any budding spy. 6- Teach your children origami Is it raining outside and your children are tired of keeping themselves entertained drawing pictures?

7- Make a bird feeder with your children Encourage the local wildlife into your backyard by making a bird feeder with your kids. 8- Build a playhouse For the more ambitious of us out there, why not build a playhouse? 15- Build a gokart. Howtoons. Howtoons. Solve For X. Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar. Educational Videos - Disney Educational Productions. Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Science toy links. I do not trade links with other web sites to up my search engine ranking. All of these sites are quality and non-commercial, or have a worthwhile non-commercial part that anybody can access. Contact me if you can recommend other web sites with great science material. Eploratorium Science "Snacks" (science activities you can do at home) The Exploratorium science museum of San Francisco has set the standard for inspired science exploration since its inception. They surely have inspired me. Some of these "snacks" are versions of famous exhibits that you can make at home.

Arvind Gupta A team of inspired educators in India has put together photographic instructions for dozens of clever toys from junk. YouTube instructional video home page Science Hobbyist This site is...umm... a little different. Mr. MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS. World History Maps by Thomas Lessman. Early world maps. Early world maps cover depictions of the world from the Iron Age to the Age of Discovery and the emergence of modern geography during the early modern period. Antiquity[edit] Babylonian Imago Mundi (c. 600 BCE)[edit] A Babylonian world map, known as the Imago Mundi, is commonly dated to the 6th century BCE.[1][2] The map as reconstructed by Eckhard Unger shows Babylon on the Euphrates, surrounded by a circular landmass showing Assyria, Urartu[3] and several cities, in turn surrounded by a "bitter river" (Oceanus), with seven islands arranged around it so as to form a seven-pointed star.

The accompanying text mentions seven outer regions beyond the encircling ocean. The descriptions of five of them have survived:[4] Anaximander (c. 610 – 546 BCE)[edit] Reconstruction of Anaximander's map Hecataeus of Miletus (c. 550–476 BCE)[edit] Reconstruction of Hecataeus' map Eratosthenes (276–194 BCE)[edit] Posidonius (c. 150–130 BCE)[edit] Strabo (c. 64 BCE – 24 CE)[edit] Pomponius Mela (c. 43 CE)[edit] The United Order Vs. Communism – J. Reuben Clark Jr. - Latter-day Conservative. By President J. Reuben Clark Jr., First Counselor in the First Presidency. The United Order Vs. Communism. General Conference Report October 1942, 2nd Session. Brethren: I have been trying for a week to relieve you of this experience, but Brother McKay, so kind, so sweet, and so merciful, has been perfectly adamant. There is a great deal of misapprehension among our people regarding the United Order.

I have not been able to believe that the United Order meant what some people have thought it meant, so within the last months I have spent quite a little time reading the revelations thereon, also reading our history, and at the same time giving some consideration to a dissertation which has been written regarding the Order. There is a growing-I fear it is growing-sentiment that communism and the United Order are virtually the same thing, communism being merely the forerunner, so to speak, of a reestablishment of the United Order. Early Deviations Consecration Land Portions Surplus The Law of Zion. Books and Resources | Hesperian Health Guides. American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page. What is Observing for Learning? : K-9 Learning Community. What is Observing for Learning? Observing for learning is a powerful concept that provides a framework for understanding how to nurture natural learning and conserve a child’s disposition for wonder.

The notion of Observing for Learning is based on the concept that “Everything said is said by the observer” (from the work of Chilean neurobiologist Dr. Humberto Maturana). We are each observers of our own inner and outer worlds as they arise. Enthusiasm and passion for learning are natural in children and such emotions must not be diminished in the name of compliance or obedient behaviour. In supporting our children we constantly observe them, make assessments and act on our inferences about what we think is transpiring in the inner world of the child.

All parents will remember what it felt like when they realized that they had to interpret their baby’s action in order to understand what the baby wanted. Why Observe for Learning? What do we observe? What do we report? Beautiful Feet Books - History Through Literature. Timberdoodle Co - Homeschool Curriculum, Homeschool Program, Resources, Education, Homeschooling Materials & Books. What is multi-level learning? The Whole Family Learns Together KONOS’ desire is to build relationships between siblings as well as keep home schooling mothers sane! That is why KONOS believes in multi-level teaching. Instead of one child studying frogs, one studying sound, and one studying airplanes, the whole family focuses together on the same unit at the same time. After teaching each child his individual language and math in the morning, KONOS moms can quit juggling kids and subjects and teach everyone together the chosen KONOS unit in the afternoon.

Mother reads to everyone about Helen Keller. Older children read about the ear and create an ear model under the dining room table, through which younger siblings crawl. KONOS studies one character trait such as Attentiveness, Orderliness, Obedience, Honor, Trust, Wisdom, Honesty, Resourcefulness, and Cooperation for a month or two. Human Body Lapbook. HTTA - Timeline Helps. One of the best things about timeline figures is getting the children to work with them! And what could be more fun than learning by coloring! This way, the child observes the nuances of the picture, pays attention to detail, and has just filed this particular lesson in his memory! If your child is of reading age, he most likely reads the text while coloring, again reviewing the material. However, before your children sink much time, effort, and hard work into creating a timeline that will last all their years, there are some things to consider to eliminate possible pit-falls!

Here are some tips we've learned along the way that may be of some help to you! MEDIUMS: MARKERS: Markers are a classic choice of most young children when it comes to coloring. 1.) 2.) 3.) CRAYONS: Crayons are another choice of younger ones, and although they do work fine, they are still hard for getting small detail due to their fatter tips. COLORED PENCILS: Colored pencil! Adhering to Wall Timelines: HTTA - Timeline Helps. One of the best things about timeline figures is getting the children to work with them! And what could be more fun than learning by coloring! This way, the child observes the nuances of the picture, pays attention to detail, and has just filed this particular lesson in his memory! If your child is of reading age, he most likely reads the text while coloring, again reviewing the material.

However, before your children sink much time, effort, and hard work into creating a timeline that will last all their years, there are some things to consider to eliminate possible pit-falls! Here are some tips we've learned along the way that may be of some help to you! MEDIUMS: MARKERS: Markers are a classic choice of most young children when it comes to coloring.

However, when it comes to small, detailed images such as timeline figures, I do NOT recommend them! 1.) 2.) 3.) COLORED PENCILS: Colored pencil! Here are samples of the figures colored with the four mediums I discussed. HTTA - Activity-Paks - Artists. Get to know 33 master artists whose styles spanned the centuries! Also learn about various art movements such as the Baroque, Renaissance, Impressionist, various Modern, Americana, and more! Other Lap BookTM projects include vocabulary terms as well as a variety of mediums used by artists! There is also a pocket designed to hold various works your child will create as they mimic the masters! By experimenting with the techniques and styles of various artists, he will not only become exposed to different media, but try his hand at creating works in the same styles himself! Also included is the File Folder Game, "Art Gallery"!

Travel around the game board by answering questions about works of art by 18 different artists. And finally, a printable, personal Art Sketchbook containing over 20 quotes from various artists. Beautifully detailed masters are provided for all printable projects! Also included are step-by-step illustrated directions for assembling the Lap Book. Homemade Board Games. More than likely your home has quite a few board games. You may even have frequent family game nights. But how about making your own homemade board games? Your children can design the game , create it, and then play it! Here are some steps, but they are not linear. Grammar Game Made by a 10 Year Old Your first step is certainly to choose a topic for the theme of your board game. A read aloud novel a period in history a science unit a grammar skill a math concept an artist or composer See how sneaky this project is? Next, work on your game board by making some sketches and drafts before you start work on quality cardstock.

Sources for free online game board templates Your next step is to decide how you want to move the pieces. Dice & Spinners Crayola (basic die template)Sparklebox (super sized die!) Use small toys, coins, or beans as playing pieces. Think about rules for the play of the game, and write them down. Play some trial runs to make sure that everything works.

Share. Famous Artists Lapbook ~ loads of minibooks! This Famous Artist Lapbook features ~ Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo di Lodovico, Raffael Sanzio da Urbino, Sandro Botticelli, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Peter Paul Rubens, Salvador Dali, Henry Moore and Paul Jackson Pollock I have created a ‘blank canvas’ type lapbook as each minibook is blank and the thumbnails are separate. This means you can use the download as it is and cover every artist, or you could use the minibook templates and use them to feature several works of 1 artist. There is an organized lapbook planner with web site links as well as a page of extra application ideas. Here some samples of the 20 pages: Famous Artist Lapbook planner 1 Applications & Ideas Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo Rembrandt Van Rijn Raphael da Urbino Sandro Botticelli Salvador Dali Peter Paul Rubens Pollock Auguste Rodin Anthony van Dyck Pablo Picasso Matching Masterpieces Pockets of paintings & sculptures Have you downloaded these?

Minibook Master Template Download. Here are my favourite minibook templates all in 1 download. Accordion minibooks Flap minibooks Cross, circle petal and arrow flap minibooks Matchbook and pocket minibooks Flag minibooks with brad, circle and pentagon petal minibook Square petal minibook & triangle flap minibook 5 Tab Minibook NEW! Circle Accordion minibooks Lapbook Planner Sheet There are several ways you can use this download: Print and use the minibooks : Print it out on card stock. Minibooks cut and ready How to use this download to create your own lapbook : Save the Minibook Master Template file on to your computer. Make a Lapbook Folder to store all the minibook templates : When I started making minibooks, I needed to see the minibook in “real life” so I printed the templates and stuck them into a cardboard folder.

Examples in my folder page 1 More Examples page 2 Even more examples page 3 Here are the many helpful web sites, free downloads and templates I found : Did you spot the newest, simplest minibook called a ? Like this: Free Lapbooks and Free Templates. Minibook Gallery.

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