Join HLN as we celebrate Computer Learning Month! It's an opportunity to take a look at the important roles computers, software and the Internet play in our lives, and particularly in our children's education and their future.
Energy comes in many different forms including heat (thermal energy), light (radiant energy), mechanical, electrical, chemical, and nuclear energy. In this thematic unit, you will find out what kinds of energy sources you use and review some ways to conserve!
Join HLN as we take this opportunity to learn basic food safety tips and facts, and also about Louis Pasteur and his contributions to food safety. This unit's lessons will take you across the grades and across the curriculum!
In this unit, students will have the opportunity to learn more about their grandparents' lives and gain a greater appreciation of their family history as they celebrate their elders on Grandparents Day!
If it weren't for Melvil Dewey, finding the books you want in the library might be as frustrating as looking for a needle in a haystack. Dewey invented a system of grouping books of similar subjects together, classified by numbers. His invention, called the Dewey Decimal System, brought much-needed order to libraries.
The Polar Regions Roald Amundsen was one of the greatest Artic and Antarctic explorers in history. Braving bitter cold and repeated danger, this stoic Norwegian explored the magnificence of the icy landscape of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. In this unit, in addition to reading about Amundsen, students will take a look at this fascinating part of the world and will explore the many earth changes affecting these regions today.
Legendary newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who in 1911 endowed the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for exemplary journalism, had this advice for aspiring writers: "Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light." The difficulty of teaching children to write creatively is also legendary. We can, however, follow Pulitzer's advice and attempt to teach them to write with clarity, accuracy, brevity, and beauty. Today's creative writing lessons will help in that effort!
Nearly 400 years ago, a group of people left Europe to seek religious freedom. They made a treacherous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on a ship called the Mayflower. Learn about the Mayflower and its journey to America with lessons and activities across the grades!
Each day, we turn on our televisions and radios, link onto the Internet and read our local newspapers to learn about the weather. The information we find out helps us decide what clothes to wear and what actions to take for the day. The science behind our daily weather reports is part of a field devoted to the study the weather and atmospheric conditions: meteorology. Explore meteorology in this HLN unit packed with fun-filled lessons and activities!
The inventor who gave us the electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion-picture camera, the microphone and a thousand other devices that improved life for humanity the world over was a hard-working, dedicated researcher. Learn about his life and his inventions in this unit.
Earthquakes are frightening events of nature that have terrible aftereffects for mankind. How do earthquakes happen? What have been the major earthquakes in history, and how can we protect ourselves from them? Join HLN in this cross-curriculum thematic unit on earthquakes.
Volcanoes are powerful forces of nature! Molten rock from inside the earth makes its way to the surface to relieve the pressure and shifts happening below the earth's surface. Learn more about the basics of where volcanoes come from in this unit for all ages!
March is the annual celebration of National Women's History Month, a time to honor the achievements and contributions of women. The theme for the 2002 celebration is "Women Sustaining the American Spirit." Get in the spirit and join the Homeschool Learning Network as we explore some of the many accomplishments of women in our two-part unit. In Part One, learn about some achievements of American women.