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Free World History Textbooks and Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: world history world history textbook ancient history ancient civilizations

The following free textbooks for middle- and high-school learners are available as pdf files that can be downloaded or added to your Google drive. In addition, at the end of this post are a couple of elementary world history readers and additional resources.

Journey Across Time Activity Workbook

Journey Across Time Printable Worksheetswith blank outlines, reading check questions and vocabulary for each chapter.

                    

For both of these textbooks, at the site, click on individual chapters under the book's cover. Click on the cover and you're taken to the companion website. Continue scrolling down the page, and you can download a variety of world history readers such as these: 

 

Hieroglyphic Typewriter 

                

 

World History Human Legacy Study Guide

Scroll down the page for book chapters, Powerpoints and worksheets.

 

Crash Course fill-in-the-blank notes to go with Crash Course World History videos.

Elementary Readers: 

Knights, Castles and Chivalry

 

Renaissance: Patrons, Artists, and Scholars

Download paper dolls to explore world history and fashion through the ages.  At the site, there's clothing for Romeo and Juliet (1500s), Jane Austen t(1800s), the Edwardian Age (1900s) and others. There's also clothing to make dolls for Ancient Egypt and Rome, the Vikings, Asia, and North American Indians. It's all free.  

Quizlet Set to help review world history topics.

 

               

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

The November 14 "supermoon" will be the closest full moon we've seen in over 68 years, according to NASA, and another one will be on Dec. 14. You can read more about it 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 Interactive: 


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