LINKS

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Area places to go, things to see (websites for local events and attractions)
Beech Creek Botanical Gardens (Butterflies/Amazing Garden)
Alliance
Calendar of Carroll County events
Visitor Bureau's list of events in Carroll County
Calendar of Columbiana County events
Calendar of Stark County events
Calendar of Tuscarwas County events
Calendar of Events at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia
Summer Showcase (music)
Canal Fulton Youth Group Charters
Fort Laurens, Bolivar (Ohio's Only Revolutionary War Fort)
Huff Run Watershed Restoration (Mineral City)
Their mission: To restore the Huff Run Watershed by improving water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat through community support and involvement.
McCook House, Carrollton
Salem Community Theatre, Salem
Schoenbrunn Village (New Philadelphia)
Trumpet in the Land and The White Savage (Outdoor Theatre in New Philadelphia)
Zoar Village (Zoar)
Calendar of Events at Bluebird Farm, Carrollton
Bluebird has restaurants, a gift shop, an amphitheater, and Susie's Museum of Childhood. The amphitheater has a wide-variety of music all summer long.
WWHAM-World History & Art Museum
Alliance Review, April 20, 2011

The World War History and Art Museum (WWHAM) will open on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 30.

Renovations are underway in a 9,100-square-foot building space at College Plaza in Alliance. About 7,500 square feet of exhibit space will be dedicated to the art and history of World War I and World War II. Exhibits will include the outbreak of World War I in newspapers; original paintings and drawings by the soldiers, sailors and airmen of both wars; relics and trench art of World War I; Hitler's power and land grabs; the history of tank warfare in World War II; the roles of women in World War II; and the history of toy soldiers in the 20th century. Other important exhibits are in the works to open later in the year.

One of WWHAM's mottos is, "One of a kind beats a full house." Therefore much of what will be on display will be unique and shown nowhere else, said director and curator Joel Parkinson, who also likes to say, "Show and tell leaves more of an impression than showing off." Accordingly, the art and relics will be displayed along with background narrative to bring life to World War I and World War II and to tell the stories of those who served.

Another motto is, "Museums are the tip of the iceberg." So WWHAM's town hall exhibit space will be dedicated to the memorabilia of men and women from the Alliance area who served in the world wars. Local people will be invited to lend their family history to this project.

More details about the names, themes and contents of the exhibits of WWHAM will be released as the grand opening approaches.

A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. May 28, with the doors open from 10:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. Special hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Memorial Day will continue the grand opening of the World War History and Art Museum.
Buy-n-sell (Places on the web to buy or sell educational materials)
CBD - Christian Book Distributors
CBD has a large selection of homeschool items.
CurrClick
Curriculum in a Click! (Download curriculum now, print it off, and use it today in your homeschool.)
Hearts at Home
Homeschool Curriculum at Affordable Prices!

Homeschooling on a Budget? We have everyday low prices on homeschool curriculum at Hearts at Home Curriculum Store!

We offer fast shipping throughout the USA & Canada, rewards points, & up to 30% off retail prices! We even try to price match if you find it somewhere else for a lower price.

- Homeschool Family Owned & Operated since 2005
Rainbow Resource
In business since 1989, it is our mission to provide the best educational products to homeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest prices we can offer. We currently carry over 40,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond! In addition to our great prices, you can count on us for these "perks" as well.

* Free shipping on orders of $50 dollars or more more to U.S. addresses* (*some restrictions apply)
* Helpful, experienced homeschool consultants to answer your curriculum questions at no charge
* Our 1300-page print catalog with detailed product reviews, available for FREE by request, or to download from our site
* Have a question? Call our friendly customer service 8:30-5:00 Central Time
Timberdoodle
Homeschooling information - Who is Timberdoodle Co?

Timberdoodle began in 1985, when Dan and Deb realized that the homeschool supplies Deb used with their 3 daughters, ages 1, 2, and 3, were in great demand. They soon discovered that if she purchased products in case quantities, she could resell the excess to fellow homeschoolers and save them money off of retail. This began the Timberdoodle tradition of searching out the best homeschool supplies and selling them at discounted prices.

Timberdoodle's homeschool philosophy is to use your school time to focus on teaching your children how to learn. Teach them reading, math, and thinking skills, and they will be well on their way to being a huge blessing to their community. Yes, there is a lot more to learn: Latin, art, music, science, foreign languages, history, writing, grammar, geography... and we encourage you to do as much of that as you enjoy and your time and budget allow.


Why purchase home school supplies from Timberdoodle?


• Super-Fast Shipping
• 60-Day Return Policy
• Discounted Prices
• Low Flat Rate or Free Shipping
• 120-Day, 120% Price Guarantee
• Over 20 Years of Reliable Service
• Hand-Selected Items
• Family-Owned and -Operated
• Here to Help You
• Available Where You Are
VegSource
VegSource has swap boards, where you can list things you have to sell, browse what others have for sale, or browse what others are looking to buy.
Homeschool Classifieds
Buy and sell used curriculum and educational materials.
HSLDA Market
This site is for the sale of curriculum and materials specifically related to homeschooling. HSLDA created this site in response to our members’ concerns about the policy of other auction sites that do not allow the sale of teacher or instructor materials (e.g., anything with an answer key). We want to provide a one-stop shop where anyone can sell, and HSLDA Members can buy, new or used curriculum.
Educational Websites (places with games/content safe for our kids)
MathAngle.com (Free Educational Games--all kinds not just math!)
* Free math games to play
* Free geography games
* Free language arts games
* Free word games
* Free typing games
* Free multiplayer games—play games with friends across the room or across the planet
EduPup.com (Free Educational Games)
* Free math games to play
* Free history / geography games
* Free science games
* Free word games
* Free logic and “just for fun” games
Purpose Games (Games for Geography, History, Science, and more)
Freebies (places on the web that have free items)
Homeschool Share
Hundreds of literature-based unit studies, lapbooks, and notebooking pages -- all free for the printing!
Free American History curriculum
Free lessons from Our Guest Hollow (formerly Our Los Banos)
Vacation Liberty School
Meant to be set up like Vacation Bible School (VBS), but designed to implant the principles of liberty as discovered and implemented by the founders of our country into young Americans ages 10-15 years old. Free to download, or purchase paper copies for $9.
Free Science Curriculum
Otter's Science, a free science curriculum from Guest Hollow (formerly Our Los Banos)
Free Elementary Life Science Curriculum
Classic Science offers their Life Science for free (others available for purchase).
ScriptFrenzy (Learn how to writer scripts)
One-stop shop for scriptwriting know-how! This is where you'll find boot camps to jump start your script, how-to and formatting guides, software suggestions, and a glossary of important scriptwriting terms.
Free on-line courses
MIT OpenCourseWare
Many, many college level courses to choose from.
Courses at Free-Ed.net
Many different courses available.
On-line courses at OpenCulture
Many different courses available.
Other
On-line review quizzes for Norton's Anthology of Children's Literature
This website is the student Web companion to The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature. This site features:

* Self-Grading Review Quizzes for each of the 19 genre introductions

* Annotated Web links for study and research

and more........
Keyboarding Games
Linked to "Typing Adventure"...there are links to other games down the screen.
Free Typing Games
Currently has nine different games.
BBC's Dance Mat Typing
Four levels (12 stages)...the music might be bothersome to some.
Nimble Fingers typing
Nothing fancy, but gets the job done!
Science
Answers in Genesis
Literal, 7-day Creation-based
Creation Ministries
Literal, 7-day Creation based
Khan Academy
We have 1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.
JASON Project
The JASON Project connects students with scientists and researchers in real- and near-real time, virtually and physically, to provide mentored, authentic and enriching science learning experiences.

JASON and its partners create these connections using multiple platforms and technologies, including award-winning, standards-based classroom curriculum developed with NOAA, NASA, National Geographic Society and others; after-school and out-of-school activities; camp experiences; and exploration programs for museums, aquariums, libraries and community centers. The result is a year-round continuum of classroom and out-of-classroom learning.
Math
Khan Academy
1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.
Xtra Math
This is a GREAT (and free!) website to help kids get their math facts down pat. Concentrates on the facts your student doesn't know quickly. Progressively works through the facts until the child is successful. Awesome reports for the parents, including e-mails sent to you letting you know if your child hasn't been to the site to work on them. The reports allow you to see the problems the child was asked each day and how long they took to respond and what their answer was. Highly recommended!
One Mathmatical Cat's First Course in Algebra (free)
A web-based, complete course in algebra
GeoGebra (free software)
GeoGebra is a free, multi-platform dynamic mathematics software that joins geometry, algebra and calculus
MathNook.com (Games, Worksheet generators, Tutorials, etc.)
* Free math games that help reinforce math skills
* Free math worksheet generators—create your own personalized worksheets
* Free math word problem worksheets—just download and use
* Free math tutorials, with more on the way
* Free math centers and stations to use in the classroom or small groups
* Math Teaching Tools (get 50% off by using coupon code: homeschool )
* Free logic and puzzle games
* Many games are whiteboard-friendly
* Blog detailing current activities at MathNook, along with some educational related articles
Co-op class ideas
A 20 page download (PDF file) of ideas
Lots of GREAT ideas!!!
Ideas for grades 1 - 12
Blog post
Ideas mostly for grades 1-4
Blog post
Eagle co-op's list of classes for PreK-12
Heritage co-op's list of classes for Prek-12
Family Christian co-op's list of ideas for K-12
Co-op class ideas for Older Students
Blog post
A list of co-op class ideas