Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Games People Play

Yes, it's that time of year again--March Madness--when basketball fans go wild following their favorite teams in the playoff. For me, it's my high school--the Randolph Rockets--who just yesterday won a state record 8th state championship (my boys were on five of those teams). As we celebrate the game, we remember that there are A LOT of other games peoples play. Today's freebie offers the rules for thousands of games--sports games, card games, board games, and more. Play on...

Description: Thousands of official rules for all types of sports and games.
Suggested Grade: All ages
Format: Web Site
Availability: All requesters

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

George Washington Carver--A Man with Vision

March is Black History Month. One of the countless African Americans who have contributed so very much is George Washington Carver--a scientist, botanist, educator and inventor. In addition to this work, his important accomplishments also include improvement of racial relations, mentoring children, poetry, painting, and religion. He is truly a man to be remembered during this month when we honor the accomplishments and contributions of EVERY African American.

Title: Carver's Boyhood
Description: Learn what forces shaped the life of this famous man.
Suggested Grade: All Ages
Format: VHS Videotape
Availability: Schools, libraries, homeschoolers, and nursing homes in the United States.
Terms: This excellent freeibe is for loan only. Borrower pays return postage. Return within 21 days after scheduled showing date via US Postal Service. Book 2-3 weeks in advance.
Source: George Washington Carver National Monument
5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840
Phone: 1-417-325-4151
Fax: 1-417-325-4231