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Free Biography Readers Tags: readers leveled readers non fiction books biographies Harcourt Scott Foresman

The following is a list of Harcourt, Macmillan McGraw-Hill, and Scott Foresman biographies and historical readers for grades 2 - 6. Listed alphabetically; download for free:

Thomas Adams Invents Chewing Gum

Benedict Arnold

Benjamin Banneker: A Man Ahead of His Time 

Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor

Shirley Chisholm

Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Code Talkers

Amelia Earhart: Pilot and Adventurer 

Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents

Thomas Jefferson

Michael Jordan: No Quitter 

Helen Keller

Dorothea Lange

Lewis and Clark

Abraham Lincoln

Cyrus McCormick: Friend to Farmers

John Wesley Powell and the Mighty Colorado

Sacagawea: A Sign of Peace

Who is Dr. Seuss?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women Inventors

Wright Brothers

High School Math Resource Roundup
Category: Math
Tags: geometry online high school geometry geometry online book algebra calculus

The following is a list of full math courses, online and free: 

FlippedMath: Videos and worksheets for Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus

MasterMath: Algebra 1 videos and worksheets. (Also has middle school math resources).

SchoolYourself: Video lessons cover algebra, geometry,  trigonometry, precalculus and calculus.

Beginning and Intermediate Algebratextbook, workbook and solutions manual; there are also videos by topic

Algebra 1SAS Curriculum Pathways

Beginning AlgebraSaylor Academy.

Algebra and GeometryHippocampus

Algebra 1, 2, GeometryMath Planet

Calculus 1: Mooculus.

Georgia Virtual LearningThis site has a number of online high school math courses that can be accessed for free.

Curriki Courses: 

Algebra 1: This is a full course, broken into modules, so you can use it in its entirety, or just the parts you want. The course includes lesson plans, with links to related Khan Academy videos, worksheets and assessments with their answer keys, and each unit ends with a real-world project.

GeometryThe course is modular, so it can be used to supplement an existing Geometry program, or serve as the main curriculum. It's project-based, emphasizing real-world examples, such as using Geometry to create architectural designs for an apartment or house, or designing a floor plan that maximizes open space and natural light.

CalculusCovers Limits & Continuity, Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, and Applications of Integrals. Includes links to workbooks and videos.

Math Video Library: Visit Mathispower4u.com for video tutorials in Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus.

Free Textbooks:

(If you know of any other free math courses, please list in the comment section).



Moon Units
Category: Science
Tags: supermoon moon cycle moon pictures moon facts moon landing

(Photo by Guzmán Barquín on Unsplash)

Moon in the News: ​It's been 50 years since the launch of Apollo 8, the first mission to bring humans to the moon, and the one when the famous "Earthrise" picture was taken. Look back on the momentous event in this Tween Tribune article.

China launched a probe that reached the far side of the moon. Read about it in this New York Times article.

Read about "supermoons" in this Popular Mechanics article. 

And check out these free moon resources: 

Smithsonian's Apollo to the MoonInformation about the space race, history of the space program, life in space, the Apollo missions, experiments performed on the moon, and objects from the Apollo missions on display at the museum. There is also information on a new state-of-the-art exhibit that's set to replace the current one and scheduled to open around the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions.

Exploring the Moon: 158-page PDF guide with background information on the moon and activities. Divided into 3 units: Pre-Apollo, Learning from Apollo, and the Future. Suggested for grades 5 - 12.

Observing the Moon Infographic: 

Moon FactsList of interesting facts.

Moon CraftsInstructions for making a flim canister rocket, hovercraft, and moon dust.

Moon Phase Interactives: 

McGraw-Hill

PBS LearningMedia


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