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The Inuit & Arctic Circle FREE Lapbook

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Using a lapbook is not just for real young children. I am not sure why that thinking permeates in the homeschool world and I have often wondered why it does. I think sometimes we might feel that middle school or high school is suppose to be only about serious learning. My thinking has changed and has been molded by many homeschool experiences but one thing that has not changed is the need to add a bit of fun to our every day subjects. Easy lapbooking is a way to do this and to curb negative a...

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The Inuit & Arctic Circle Hands-On Activities

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

I thought we were going to skate passed the icky sick season this year because we were doing so good, but it seems like we got a touch of it. Not anything though near like my poor mom. She ended up in the hospital and so as life happens, that threw off our scheduling. But I happily make my chicken pot pies anytime my mom requests them ...

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Inuit Art, Arctic Circle + 10 Notebooking Pages & Free Resources

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 6:50 AM

As I try to recover from my Fraud, Forgery & FBI adventure last week, we did manage to get some school done.

Focusing on some of the beautiful art work of the Inuit, we learned about soapstone carving and scrimshaw. The Inuit often carved beautiful and elaborate masks and sculptures. They used bone, ivory and animal antlers. Today, soapstone (a soft rock) is used too. I fin...

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FBI Unit Study:Federal Reserve Bank Field Trip & Free Resources

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:55 AM

 After calling the branch office of the FBI, yep I do things like that, to see if I could plan a field trip there, I decided to take their advice and plan a field trip to the Federal Reserve Bank instead. The FBI has a local outreach community and though it sounded nice to have a special agent come and talk to our group, the outreac...

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Arctic Region Salt Dough Map + Free Map Flag Printable

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

The Arctic ocean is about 5.5 million square miles of water and sea ice floats on top of the ocean. Sea ice or the polar ice cap covers most of the ocean and some of the ice is perennial meaning it is frozen year around. The Arctic is surrounded by land in Greenland, Canada, Russia and parts of these countries as well as part of Alaska is in the Arctic Circle. So I thought making a salt dough map would be the perfect way to show the geography of the land and polar ice cap.

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