Egyptian Revolution Study Guide: Communicating the Ideas of Revolution

Want to discuss current events in Egypt with your students but aren’t sure where to begin?  Start the conversation with our FREE Communicating the Ideas of Revolution study guide. This brief study encourages students to compare the development and distribution of ideas in the Egyptian Revolution with that of the American Revolution.  The embedded links offer a synopsis of events for those who may need a primer, and the Teacher Resource page gives background information to help guide discussion.

Egyptian Revolution Study Guide

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Into gardening? Check out our FREE activity sheets on garden beneficials to help kids identify and appreciate the good guys.

I’m writing a gardening module for my grandkids (as part of a study on self-sufficient living), and I’ve put together a little activity to introduce them to garden beneficials. Since many fellow homeschoolers are also interested in gardening—specifically using sensible, sustainable practices—I thought I’d share it with our online friends.

The Beneficials’ Bios page gives a brief description of some common garden helpers and how they work for us. You can refer to the pictures on the Beneficials Bingo sheet as you read about each one. When you’re finished, you’re ready to head outside for a scavenger hunt and a game of Beneficials Bingo. We’ve rearranged the pictures on the Bingo pages to create different versions for those who’ll have more than one student participating. Here are the different pages: Beneficials Bingo Card 1 Beneficials Bingo Card 2 Beneficials Bingo Card 3

This FREE Lilly the Ladybug Coloring/Activity Book from Earthbound Farms also makes a great introduction to the basics of organic farming.

And finally, if the height of summer has you fighting a losing battle with weeds and water loss, you might want to check out our previous post on recycling cardboard as garden mulch.

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Win a Free $50 Finders-Keepers Gift Certificate—and let us know what else you’d like for us to give away! Entering is easy!


The Finders-Keepers weekly Facebook drawings have been so popular that we’ve decided to continue them into the summer.  We’ve been blessed, amused, informed, and encouraged by the responses we’ve received to our previous contests, and giving away free materials has been downright fun.  Now we’d like to hear from our Facebook friends regarding what they’d like the opportunity to win in the coming weeks.

Entering is really easy. First browse through the items offered at our website, then respond with a comment to the contest post on our Facebook page naming an item you’d like to see offered as one of our giveaways.  (Feel free to explain why, if you like.)  There’s a lot of good stuff available, so for this week only we’re encouraging participants to enter more than once.  Additionally, we’d love for you to pass the contest information along to likeminded friends to increase the chance of having your favorite products featured as prizes. For instance, if your student will be in an Apologia Biology co-op next year,  you might invite everyone in the group to enter products from that category as potential prizes.

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Happy Birthday, Robert Frost! We’ve created a FREE study guide for “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” to celebrate.

One of the best known works in American poetry, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” offers a great opportunity for a quick & pleasant lesson in literary appreciation.  We’ve created a FREE Study Guide for this purpose, which can be printed or downloaded HERE.

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