Homeschooling Resource of the Day: 09/29/07

Welcome to another edition of homeschooling resource of the day. As always, if you see something you want changed, you have something you would like added, or know of something that should be featured please feel free to leave me a comment.

Today’s website is EfieldTrips. Once registered with EfieldTrips (registration is free), you can choose any one of the efield trips available at that point in time. An efieldtrip is a slide show with information about the subject of the field trips. There are over 20 available at this point in time, and more are added pretty often. The slide shows are also interactive. On one you can click to hear what one of the invasive species sounds like, in another you can click to see a close up of a butterfly eating. Jonathan goes here often just to do them over and over.

Word of the day: complaisant \kuhm-PLAY-suhnt; -zuhnt\, adjective:
Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.

This Day in History: Sept. 29th
1364 : Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany

1789 : 1st congress adjourns

1789 : US War Dept established a regular army

1829 : London’s Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty: Scotland Yard formed in London

1907 : Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral

1918 : Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line

1923 : Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public

1936 : Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign

1939 : Nazis and communists divvy up Poland

1944 : Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia

1951 : S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter

1990 : Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

Journal Prompt:
What would happen if everyone looked alike?

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