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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Your Library's DVD Shelves...

...can be full of great resources for your homeschool.

And they are free (as long as you return them on time and don't incur any late fees, ahem).

We've found Signing Times vids there and a bunch of others we couldn't possibly afford to have on our own shelves.

Something we are using right now: a couple of vids from Schlessinger Media's Ancient Civilizations for Children series. This is one of the few good resources I've been able to find on the ancient Aztecs, Inca, and Maya.

What I like: They don't go overboard with the dramatization (there's some to feed the imagination, but not enough to make my sensitive child flee the room every 2 minutes), they are short (less than 20 minutes), they are not full of crazy speculation, no over the top effects, and they each come with a short teacher's guide with pertinent discussion questions and some pretty good suggestions for extension activities. These fit in nicely with our study of New World Explorers and are a change of pace from the books we've been reading.

This post was unsolicited and uncompensated, just sharing a worthwhile resource.

1 comment:

  1. I was so happy to find Signing Times at our library, too. We own a few, and they have so many more. We just got back to the library last week and now have a huge stack of books to enjoy.

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