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    Story of Arachne

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

    At New Direction’s ( our co-op) I have been teaching the kids Greek mythology each week . This past week we reviewed some of the Greek gods and the Story of Arachne who boasted to Athene that she was a better weaver then the goddess herself and was turned into a spider and forces to [...]

    Online Fables and Folktales – Watch Animated Stories Online

    Thursday, July 24th, 2008

    August House learning site has a section on their website called Story Cove with free, animated stories you can watch online. They have an excellent selection. Maybe I am bias but I have always loved Aesop’s Fables and any kind of myths- particularly Native American and African ones. The site has several sections and you [...]

    Historical Fiction for Both Girls and Boys- Geoffrey Bilson Award Winners and Shortlisted

    Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

    I highly recommend any of the books on this list. They are historical fiction for kids- suggested age range of 9-12 years. There are many historical fiction books available for girls- this list has some great historical fiction/novels for boys as well. The list is complied from list of Geoffrey Bilson award winners and shortlisted [...]