Multi-use Resources

I've found these resources to be very useful in multiple unit studies. They fit together in the multi-disciplinary approach that we use to homeschooling. Most of the books I purchased from Christian Discount Book (CDB) at a large discount. CDB is a valuable site and I've found the membership well worth the cost.

Resource Type Title/Author Comments Recommend? Rating
Book World Map Skills; Carson-dellosa Publishing LLC Map work related to various historical time periods & cultures. Y 4
Book Ancient Science; Wiese Jim Good hands-on science experiments with good explanations, too. Multi-use Y 5
Book Amazing Facts in World History Grades 5-8+; Blattner, Don Useful in multiple history units. Contains fun quizzes with amazing facts. I'd say the Grades rating is a bit high; I used it with a 4th grader. Y 4
Book Social Studies Made Simple Grade 6; Sylvester, Diane Projects, learning sheets Y 4
Book Draw and Write Through History; Gressman, Carylee Good instructions and information. Writing seems to be rather weak, but useful nonetheless Y 4
Book Multicultural Art Activities; Cavanaugh, Betty Gaglio Useful despite the very PC name. Light on activities for ancient civilizations Y 3
Timeline Timeline History through the Ages Creation to Christ; Pak, Amy Great for wall display, or for making individual timelines. Black line drawings copy well. Multi-use Y 5
Website BrainPop Always a good resource, BrainPop offers short animated movies on science, social studies, English, math, arts & music, health, and engineering & tech. A limited number of free movies are offered. Subscriptions available for a fee. Y 5

 

Ratings: 5=Excellent, 4=Good, 3=Average, 2=Fair, 1=Poor

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