Arthur Miller

Wikipedia: Arthur Miller - Biographical information, legacy, Miller's styles, and more.

Biography: Arthur Miller - Biographical information about Miller's early life, marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and his works.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Author Miller Biography - Offers a short article about Miller's life.

PBS: Arthur Miller Biography - Offers a short bit of info about Miller's life and accomplishments.

YouTube: Arthur Miller Playlist - Interviews, movies, biographical information, plays and more.
Here's one of the videos in the list.




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US Navy

USS Boston (CA-69)
Wikipedia: History of the United States Navy - Foundations of the "Old Navy", "New Navy", and Modern Era.

America's Navy: A Powerful Presence Through The Years - Offers a historical timeline of America's Navy and Navy Reserve. Learn about careers and jobs too.

Naval history and Heritage Command - Trivia, Explore events, Today in History, Ship histories, Art, and more.

History Central.com: Navy History - US Naval Ship History in alphabetical order. Major ship types, war information, and much more.

USNA: United States Naval Academy - History of USNA.

YouTube: US Navy - History of the US Navy, Destroyers of WW II, and The History of Navy Seals. Here's one of the videos in the list...




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Chess


Chess.com: Play a free game of Chess on line, keep up with what's going on in the world of Chess, and get some valuable tips and lessons. The blog offers the history of Chess and how various cultures/countries played.

Wikipedia: Chess - Information about the game, rules, set up, how to record moves, strategy and tactics, phases, history and more. Also, History of Chess - History of the game, Milestones of the game, origins, rule changes, theory and evidence from archaeology.

Cool Math: Chess - Play a game online with a friend, someone else, or play the computer.

YouTube: Chess Playlist -  Find out the origins of Chess, the benefits of playing, and find out various ways the game has been and can be played. Here's one of the videos in the list...



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Apollo 7

Wikipedia: Apollo 7 - Information includes: Crew, background, mission highlights, insignia and more.

Smithsonian National Air  & Space Museum - Apollo 7 (AS-205) - Info includes: First manned test flight of the CSM and Summary of Events. Facts, Crew, Images.

NASA: Apollo 7 - Mission Objective and Mission Highlights. Photo of Launch.

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Phases of the Moon - Moon Resources Include: Moon cycles, names, tides, videos and more.

YouTube: Apollo 7 Playlist - Footage and information about the first manned mission. Plus, videos that show you how to make a variety of rockets.


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SOS International Code


Mental Floss: SOS - What Does SOS Stand For? - Background info about the SOS code and how it became an international code.

BoatSaftey: SOS - What is the Meaning of SOS? - A marine perspective of what the SOS code means. 

Wikipedia: SOS - Information about the international Morse Code distress signal. Offers an example.

The following video offers a 1 minute demonstration of a SOS Morse Code sound effect.



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Niels Bohrs

Niels Bohr 
Wikipedia has the following information: 
Niels Bohr
- Biographical information, Bohr model, philosophy and more.

Bohr Model -  Origin, Electron energy levels, Tydberg formula and more.
Atomic Theory - An example from the page: A scientific theory of the nature of matter, which states that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms.
Old Quantum Theory -  Basic principles, examples, De Broglie waves and more.
Quantum Mechanics - History, mathematical formulations, and more.
Periodic Table - Offer a large chart and information.

Biography.come: Niels Bohr: Scientist, Physicist - Short article includes - Biographical information about his early life, Nobel Prize winner info, and more. 

Nobel Prize.org: Niels Bohr - Article offers a time-line of his life and accomplishments in written format.

Famous Scientists: Niels Bohr - Biographical information, facts, and pictures about Bohr's life and accomplishments. This article is longer then some of the other links listed.

Wired: The Development of the Atomic Model - Article about the development of the atomic model and how it changed. A video is available at the end of the article.

The Physics Hypertextbook: Atomic Models - Article is in an outline form and discusses atomic models of: Rutherford, Bohr, Schrodingder, Pauli, and Dirac and includes mathematical formulas.

APS Physics: Color Me Physics - Free downloadable and printable activity book featuring Abigail Atom - brought to you by the American Physical Society's Public Outreach Group.

ORAU: Center For Science Education: Build An Atom - Learn about protons, electrons, neutrons, and how to build an atom.

Phet: University of Colorado Boulder - Interactive Simulation: Build An Atom Click on the arrow, download or embed it to use the program to build your own atom and find out what you built or play a game.

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Scented Play Clay - Leave out the scent or keep it in to build toothpick atom models.

YouTube: Niels Bohrs Playlist - Biographical information about Niels Bohrs, and info about the atom and quantum physics.


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Irish & Celtic Folktales: Fairies

Timeless Myths: Faeries - Background info: Origins of Faeries and types. Fairy People: A list of faeries and a description.

LetterPile: Forgotten Fairies of Irish Folklore & A Guide To Irish Folk Tales - Articles.

Wikipedia: Fairy - Historical development, origin, Tuatha Dé Danann and more. Also, Classification of Fairies.

Ireland's Eye: Hidden Ireland: A guide to Irish Fairies - Introduction - Look to the left of the screen for more information about Irish Fairies. This site offers short bits of info.

Project Gutenberg: Free, downloadable versions of the following books:


Irish

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats

The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves and George Denham

Irish Fairy Tales by Edmund Leamy

Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens


Celtic

Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and John Dickson Batten

More Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and John Dickson Batten

Celtic Tales, Told to the Children by Louey Chisholm


Literature Network: Yeats: The Celtic Twilight - Free to read online.

LibriVox: Free audio versions.

The Celtic Twilight - Free to Download or listen on line.

Tales of Folk and Fairies by Katharine Pyle -  Listen to 15 Different children's stories from around the world.

YouTube: Watch the Irish & Celtic Fairies Playlist. Listen to The Celtic Twilight by Yeats as well. Here's one of the videos in the list.


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Robert Hutchings Goddard

NASA: Dr. Robert H. Goddard, American Rocketry Pioneer - Article offers a timeline of Goddard's accomplishments.
Photo: Robert H. Goddard and His Rockets

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Robert H. Goddard: American Rocket Pioneer - Offers a little biographical information, info about his relationship with the Smithsonian, and links to: proposals, patent info, grants received and more.

Space.com: Robert Goddard: American Father of Rocketry - Biographical information and info about his accomplishments.

Wikipedia: Robert H. Goddard- Biographical information starting from his childhood till his death. Also, more detailed information about his accomplishments.

YouTube:  Robert Hutchings Goddard Playlist - Info about Goddard and his rockets, plus info about gyroscopes and how to make a simple one. 
Check out one of the videos within the list...


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Ford's Model 'T'

1909 Touring
EyeWitness To History.com: Henry Ford Changes the World, 1908 - Article about the making of the Model 'T'.

Wikipedia: Ford Model T - Information about the car, production and more. Includes a gallery.

History: This Day in History: 1908 Ford Motor Company Unveils the Model T and Model T - Each article offers a little bit of info about the Model T. Each offer some related videos as well.

Super Coloring: Model T Coloring Page - Printable and free.

YouTube: Ford Model T Playlist - Information about the Model T and about Henry Ford. Here's one of the great videos you can find in the list!




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Ed Emberley


Ed Emberley - Ed Emberley's webpage contains biographical information about the author, a list of books he's written, and some fun things to do.

Ed Emberley Drawing Pages: - The main page of Ed Emberley's page contains something fun to draw. Scroll down to the bottom and click on "older pages" to see some of the other things available to visitors.

Wikipedia: Ed Emberley - Biographical information about Ed Emberley.

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Circle - Make fun scenes with a simple circle cut in a variety of ways.

YouTube: Ed Emberley Playlist - Watch interviews with the author, and look at some examples of his books.
Here's one of those great videos...




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September Special Days Activity Companion Vol 1 Ebook Announcement!

I have a brand new ebook to offer you this month! It's called...


I've teamed up with Betty Jo Hendrickson of Still Learning Something New again to offer you more terrific ideas and activities for some of the events, birthdays, and fun and interesting days that can be celebrated during the month of September!

Each of the days we've chosen are meant to help offer homeschool parents, educators, families, event planners, babysitters, libraries, recreational leaders, club leaders, and anyone who plans monthly activities for others, some fun ways to use Betty Jo's awesome list of Special Days!

This wonderful collection of over 120 ideas and activities is suitable for all grade levels and ages, and covers a variety of subjects and diverse topics! 

About this publication:



  • It has been written and developed by Fran Wisniewski and Betty Jo Hendrickson.
  • Has 120+ easy to use ideas/activities and includes some delicious recipes.
  • It's 21 pages long and printer friendly.
  • Is an Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF
  • Contains Family friendly activities.
  • Has a printable recipe and craft section.

I hope you'll take the time to check it out for the low price of $5.00!


Etsy: September Special Days Activity Calendar


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September Special Days Volume 1 Resource Page

The following resources have been provided to help with the ideas and suggestions in the:

September's Special Days Activity Companion


To purchase this ebook filled with 120+ great ideas that companion the days listed below, for $5, please use the following link: 


Etsy: September Special Day Activity Calendar

The following links will take you to a post on Funschooling and Recreational Learning, Still Learning Something New, or to another site. Each is noted.



9/1 -  Emma M. Nutt Day
The A-Z of Manners & Etiquette: Telephone Etiquette

 9/2 - Great Fire of London – 1666
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Great Fire of London

9/3 - Skyscraper Day
Still Learning Something New: Skyscraper Resource List

9/4 - Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
Funschooling and Recreational LearningLewis Howard Latimer

9/5 - Cheese Pizza Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Pizza Project Resource List


9/6 - Iguana Awareness Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Lizard Resource Page

9/7 -  Grandma Moses Born 1860
Still Learning Something New: Grandma Moses Resource List

9/8 - Popcorn Festival Begins
Funschooling and Recreational LearningPopcorn Project

9/9 -  Teddy Bear Day
Kid Search: Teddy Bear Facts

9/10 - Sewing Machine Patented 1846
Funschooling and Recreational LearningSewing Machine

9/11 -  I Want My Own Business Day
9/12 - Video Game Day
Funschooling and Recreational LearningVideo Games

9/13 -  Author, Roald Dahl Born 1916
Still Learning Something New: Dahl Resource List

9/14 - Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key, 1814
Funschooling and Recreational LearningThe Star Spangled Banner

9/15 -  Make a Hat Day
iKat Bag: Cardboard Hat Patterns and Instructions

9/16 - Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Magic Tricks Resource Page

9/17 -  Constitution Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: U.S. Constitution Research Page
Still Learning Something New: Constitution Resource List

9/18 - Cheeseburger Day
National Day Calendar: National Cheeseburger Day

9/19 -  Talk Like a Pirate Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Pirate Resource Page & Knots
Still Learning Something New: Pirate Resource List

9/20 - Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Dale Chihuly Resource Page

9/21 -  Banana Festival
LiveScience: Bananas: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

9/22 - Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Michael Faraday Resource Page

9/23 -  Neptune Discovered 1846
Planets for Kids: Planet Neptune Facts

9/24 - Jim Henson born 1936
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: The Jim Henson Resource Page

9/25 -  Poet, Author, Song Writer Shel Silverstein Born 1930
Shel Silverstein: Silverstein Biography and Resources

9/26 - Johnny Appleseed born 1774
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Johnny Appleseed Resource Page

9/27  Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
Sept. 28 - Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Strawberry Craze
National Day Calendar: National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

9/29 -  Confucius Day
Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Chinese New Year
Quotations Page: Confucius Quotes
Activity Village: Traditional Chinese Games


9/30 - Hot Mulled Cider Day
Time & Date: Hot Mulled Cider Day
Food Network: Mulled Cran-Cider

To purchase this ebook filled with 120+ great ideas that companion the days listed above, for $5, please use the following link: 

Etsy: September Special Day Activity Calendar

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