General Resources to include the Five Elements
Fine Art Images from the Art Renewal Center. Art images have been categorized on the Libraries of Hope website for your convenience.
All Things Bright and Beautiful This wonderful blog will provide many resources for sharing art, music, and poetry with children. (Charlotte Mason approach)
Art lessons from Layers of Learning. This site includes historical and seasonal art projects.
Geography lessons from Layers of Learning. This site includes great ideas for learning geography around the world and offers projects that may be included in the Countries of the World notebook.
Folk Music at Smithsonian Folkways Recording. This site provides free lesson plans and learning resources about folk music from countries all over the world.
Popular Songs In American History Website
American Folk and Traditional Music with Lyrics, Midi Files, Tune Information and History behind the folk songs and ballads. With folk songs arranged by time period.
Children's music on lds.org is appropriate for all christian religions and is available online for free.
“Music is a language that everyone can understand. Children all over the world sing these same songs.” (Children’s Songbook, iii). This online version of the current Children’s Songbook makes it easy to learn and share this music anytime, anywhere.
WonderMap: Great resource provided as a download or CD Rom that allows you to customize maps according to the region you are studying. Available from Bright Ideas Press. Also available at Rainbow Resource.
This set of books was a part of my childhood, and instilled in me a love of reading that persists to this day. Each volume begins at a grade level---One being the easiest to Twelve being suitable for high-school level reading. There are selections from some of the finest writers, such as Jonathan Swift, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Rudyard Kipling, as well as fairy tales and folk legends from all around the world, both East and West.
Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon