Archive for February, 2007

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Monday, February 26th, 2007

This week’s “Living Book for the Ears”…

The Story of the writing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic 

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The Survey says… Laura Ingalls Wilder!

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Some of y’all found a couple of pretty nice gifts waiting for you at the end of our Survey we emailed you about last week.

One of them was a half hour dramatization of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House book, “The Long Winter”! I’m just mentioning this now, because we have another 300 slots open for folks to take our survey, after which it shuts down automatically. So if you want to take 5 minutes of your time to “brainstorm” with us, you will be well rewarded. If the survey is full up by the time you click on this, the link will not work, and there’s nothing we can do about it… so don’t put this off, hear?

Click here to go to our current survey! 

President’s Day Programs!

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

In honor of President’s Day…


It is a beautiful April day in 1789, and the four million citizens of the United States of America are preparing for their very first national holiday. These brand new citizens of a brand new nation are lined up along the great “Post Road” from Mount Vernon to New York, gathered in cheerful, excited groups… winding garlands of flowers on bridges and lampposts, toasting the future, and eagerly waiting to see General George Washington pass by in his carriage on his way to be inaugurated the first president of the United States of America.

But amidst all the cheers and rejoicing, only one figure seems glum and thoughtful, with the whole weight of the world resting on his shoulders… and that is Washington himself. A lot can go through a man’s mind as he travels on a date with destiny. Listen to this great story of that first Inaugural Day, as originally presented on The Cavalcade of America, in 1941.



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Homeschool Poetry Unit Study

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

If you’ve struggled with adding poetry to your homeschool studies…

or want to give your kids a love of good poetry that can last a lifetime…

check out our newly revised and expanded Resource Package.

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The Man Who Taught Lincoln

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

This week’s program:


It is the day of Lincoln’s Presidential Inauguration, and a rough-hewn, craggy, care-worn man asks a guard if he can stand to the side where he won’t be in the way, and watch the proceedings. But before he can get an answer, an aide to the President comes to escort the visitor to the platform as a very special guest of honor.

The man is Mentor Graham, born near Greensburg, Kentucky (in fact, just a few miles from where we live — JE). He attended a one room school when he was very young and in 1812 enrolled in his uncle’s Bush Creek Academy. After a few years Graham was employed as headmaster of Greensburg School. In 1825 Graham moved north to Illinois. Graham is credited with giving Abraham Lincoln whatever higher education he received, including surveying.

Here’s the little known story of Mentor Graham, a country schoolmaster not much older than Lincoln himself, who was one of the most influential figures in young Abraham Lincoln’s life.

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It’s FLYING WEEK here at!

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Okay, now THIS is one neat lineup of programs! This week, we present not one, not two, not three, but FOUR great episodes of the terrific 1940s science history program, Adventures in Research… all dealing with man’s fascination with flight, and earliest attempts to fly. From legends and myths to parachutes and balloons and whacked out “flying machines’, these are some great stories, told in delightful 15 minute episodes the whole family can enjoy! Think: ‘unit study’, take advantage of this great resource, and PLEASE tell your homeschooling friends to check this out!

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