Amelia Earhart, Using 'Word Banks', IQ Testing?
By Heather Idoni
Added Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Homeschooler's Notebook
Encouragement and Advice for Homeschool Families
Vol. 10 No 78 October 22, 2009
Copyright (c) 2009 - Heather Idoni, FamilyClassroom.net
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Notes from Heather
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Notes from Heather
I've just created a mini-unit about Amelia Earhart with updated
links to great sites online and ideas for language arts, math,
science, etc. The new movie "Amelia" comes out Friday -- and
there are also good book recommendations. Until I did some
exploring online, I was unaware of all the theories surrounding
her disappearance -- it makes for some fun online research for
older children, especially for those with an interest in World
War II studies. Her famous flight took place toward the end of
the Great Depression, so you could integrate a study of the
decade as well!
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