Great book list for a K-12 Homeschool Curriculum

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by melbo, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    1. 1879 McGuffey Primer
    2. 1879 McGuffey First Reader
    3. Nursery Rhymes - Various Authors
    4. The Life of George Washington - Josephine Pollard
    5. 1879 McGuffey Second Reader
    6. The Tale of Jolly Robin - Arthur Scott Bailey
    7. The Tale of Solomon Owl - Arthur Scott Bailey
    8. Our Hero General Grant - Josephine Pollard
    9. The Tale of Paddy Muskrat - Arthur Scott Bailey
    10. The Bobbsey Twins at School - Laura Lee Hope
    11. Childhood's Happy Hours - Various Authors
    12. Columbus and The Discovery of The New World - Pollard
    13. The Bible for Young People - Josephine Pollard
    14. Fifty Famous Stories - James Baldwin
    15. Four Naval Heroes - Mabel H. Beebe
    16. The Rover Boys on The Great Lakes - Arthur M. Winfield
    17. The Rover Boys on The River - Arthur M. Winfield
    18. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew - Margaret Sidney
    19. Five Little Peppers Midway - Margaret Sidney
    20. The Rover Boys at College - Arthur M. Winfield
    21. Tom Swift and His Airship - Victor Appleton
    22. The Rover Boys on The Ocean - Arthur M. Winfield
    23. Tom Swift and His Air Scout - Victor Appleton
    24. The Adventures of Pinocchio - C. Collodi
    25. The Rover Boys on a Tour - Arthur M. Winfield
    26. The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann David Wyss
    27. The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle - Arthur M. Winfield
    28. Ben Pepper - Margaret Sidney
    29. Uncle Remus - Joel Chandler Harris
    30. The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island - Arthur M. Winfield
    31. Aesop's Fables - Aesop
    32. The Rover Boys in Southern Waters - Arthur M. Winfield
    33. Joel Pepper - Margaret Sidney
    34. Heidi - Johanna Spyri
    35. The Rover Boys on Land and Sea - Arthur M. Winfield
    36. Tom Swift and His Motor Boat - Victor Appleton
    37. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggins
    38. The Rover Boys Down East - Arthur M. Winfield
    39. Do and Dare - Horatio Alger
    40. Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
    41. The Rover Boys on a Hunt - Arthur M. Winfield
    42. Uncle Remus Returns - Joel Chandler Harris
    43. Jack's Ward - Horatio Alger
    44. 1879 McGuffey Third Reader
    45. Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
    46. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates - Mary Maples Dodge
    47. Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades - G. A. Henty
    48. Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat - Victor Appleton
    49. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
    50. Bob, Son of Battle - Alfred Ollivant
    51. Little Men - Louisa May Alcott
    52. 1879 McGuffey Fourth Reader
    53. The Pied Piper - Robert Browning
    54. The Life of Lafayette - Henry C. Watson
    55. Brave and Bold - Horatio Alger
    56. Facing the World
    57. David Crockett, Scout - Charles Fletcher Allen
    58. Up from Slavery - Booker T. Washington
    59. Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling
    60. Told By Uncle Remus - Joel Chandler Harris
    61. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
    62. Uncle Remus and His Friends - Joel Chandler Harris
    63. 1879 McGuffey Fifth Reader
    64. Picturesque America #1 - William Cullen Bryant
    65. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
    66. Tom Sawyer - Samuel L. Clemens - (Mark Twain)
    67. Memoirs of U. S. Grant Vol#1 - Ulysses S. Grant
    68. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
    69. The Second Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
    70. The Pathfinder - James Fenimore Cooper
    71. Memoirs of U. S. Grant Vol#2 - Ulysses S. Grant
    72. Life of Washington Vol#1 - Washington Irving
    73. The Song of Hiawatha - Longfellow
    74. The Prince and the Pauper - Samuel L. Clemens
    75. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
    76. Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
    77. Life of Washington Vol#2 - Washington Irving
    78. Poems of Kipling - Rudyard Kipling
    79. 1879 McGuffey Sixth Reader
    80. Life of Washington Vol#3 - Washington Irving
    81. The Spy - James Fenimore Cooper
    82. Picturesque America #2 - William Cullen Bryant
    83. Diaries of George Washington Vol#1 - Washington
    84. The Law - Frederic Bastiat
    85. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
    86. Diaries of George Washington Vol#2 - Washington
    87. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Franklin
    88. Pudd'nhead Wilson - Samuel L. Clemens
    89. Diaries of George Washington Vol#3 - Washington
    90. Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes - Oliver Wendell Holmes
    91. Afloat and Ashore - James Fenimore Cooper
    92. Diaries of George Washington Vol#4 - Washington
    93. David Crockett's Autobiography - David Crockett
    94. Not Yours to Give - David Crockett
    95. The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith
    96. Economic Sophisms - Frederic Bastiat
    97. Life of Lincoln - L. P. Brockett
    98. The Friendly Arctic - Vilhjalmar Stefansson
    99. What has Government Done to Our Money? - Murray Rothbard
    100. The Song of Roland - Unknown
    101. Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt
    102. On That Day Began Lies - Leonard Read
    103. The Holy War - John Bunyan
    104. The Soldier in Our Civil War Vol#1 - Frank Leslie
    105. Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood - George MacDonald
    106. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
    107. Heather and Snow - George MacDonald
    108. The Life of Stonewall Jackson - R. L. Dabney
    109. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
    110. The White Company - Arthur Conan Doyle
    111. Environmental Overkill - Dixie Lee Ray & Lou Guzzo
    112. The Heart of the Antarctic Vol#1 - E. H. Shackleton
    113. Tom Sawyer: Abroad, Detective - Samuel L. Clemens
    114. The Soldier in Our Civil War Vol#2 - Frank Leslie
    115. The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt - Roosevelt
    116. Oliver Twist - Dickens
    117. Huckleberry Finn - Samuel Clemens
    118. Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman - Sherman
    119. Don Quixote - Cervantes
    120. Life on the Mississippi - Samuel Clemens
    121. Cicero's Orations - Cicero
    122. The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton
    123. The Heart of the Antarctic Vol#2 - E. H. Shackleton
    124. Julius Caesar - Shakespeare
    125. Of the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals - William Harvey
    126. United States Historical Documents
    127. The Enterprising Americans - John Chamberlain
    128. My African Journey - Winston Churchill
    129. The War Between the States - Alexander Stephens
    130. Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
    131. A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens
    132. The Health Hazards of Not going Nuclear - Peter Beckmann
    133. Rise and Fall of the Confederate Gov Vol#1 - Jefferson Davis
    134. Faraday's Lectures - Faraday
    135. Flat Money Inflation in France - Andrew Dickson White
    136. Caesar's Gallic War - Julius Caesar
    137. Lincoln's Speeches and Letters - Lincoln
    138. The World Crisis - Winston Churchill
    139. Rise and Fall of the Confederate Gov Vol#2 - Jefferson Davis
    140. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy - Admiral Sir Percy Scott
    141. King Henry V - Shakespeare
    142. Two Years Before the Mast - Richard Henry Dana
    143. Common Sense of the Exact Sciences - W. K. Clifford
    144. Paradise Lost - John Milton
    145. Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
    146. Paradise Regained - John Milton
    147. Institutes of the Christian Religion Vol#1 - John Calvin
    148. The Prince - Nicolo Machiavelli
    149. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Shakespeare
    150. Institutes of the Christian Religion Vol#2 - John Calvin
    151. The Ultimate Resource II - Julian Simon
    152. Access to Energy - Arthur Robinson
    153. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Vol#1 - John Locke
    154. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Vol#2 - John Locke
    155. Observations on Daniel and St. John - Isaac Newton
    156. Bellum Civile - Julius Caesar
    157. De Bello Gallico - Julius Caesar
    1. The Mechanical Universe - Olenick, Apostol, and Goodstein
    2. Answers to the Mechanical Universe
    3. Beyond the Mechanical Universe
    4. Answers to Beyond the Mechanical Universe
    5. Supplementary Physics Problems - Foster Strong
    6. Statistical Mechanics - Norman Davidson
    7. Chemical Principles - Gray, and Haight Dickerson
    8. Thermodynamics - Lewis and Randall
    9. Nuclear War Survival Skills - Cresson H. Kearny
    Supplemental Reading list - All Fiction
    1. Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple - Sophie May
    2. Dotty Dimple at Play
    3. Dotty Dimple At Home
    4. Dotty Dimple Out West
    5. Dotty Dimple's Flyaway
    6. Dotty Dimple at her Grandmother's
    7. Little Prudy's Sister Suzy
    8. Ruth Fielding of The Red Mill - All by Alice B. Emerson
    9. Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall
    10. Ruth Fielding At Snow Camp
    11. Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch
    12. Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm
    13. Ruth Fielding and The Gypsies
    14. Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures
    15. Ruth Fielding at College
    16. Ruth Fielding in The Red Cross
    17. Ruth Fielding at The War Front
    18. Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound
    19. The Bobbsey Twins in the Country - Series all by Laura Lee Hope
    20. The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore
    21. The Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge
    22. The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat
    23. The Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook
    24. The Bobbsey Twins at Home
    25. The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City
    26. The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island
    27. The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea
    28. The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West
    29. Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle - Victor Appleton
    30. Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout
    31. Tom Swift and His Wireless Message
    32. Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera
    33. Young Salesman - Horatio Alger
    34. Strive and Succeed
    35. Slow and Sure
    36. Phil, the Fiddler
    37. Erie Train Boy
    38. Young Acrobat
    39. Making His Way
    40. Only an Irish Boy
    41. Sam's Chance
    42. Andy Gordon
    43. Paul, the Peddler
    44. Charlie Codman's Cruise
    45. Joe's Luck
    46. Frank's Campaign
    47. Andy Grant's Pluck
    48. Hector's Inheritance
    49. The Cash Boy
    50. Luke Walton
    51. Walter Sherwood's Probation
    52. Bound to Rise
    53. Jed, the Poor House Boy
    54. Risen from the Ranks
    55. The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker - A.S. Bailey
    56. The Tale of Chirpy Cricket - A.S. Bailey
    57. The Tale of Old Dog Spot - A.S. Bailey
    58. Elsie Dinsmore - Martha Finley
    59. Elsie's Girlhood
    60. Mildred and Elsie
    61. Elsie's Children
    62. Border Boys in the Canadian Rockies - Fremont B. Deering
    63. The Border Boys Across the Frontier
    64. Dick Hamilton's Fortune - Howard R. Garis
    65. Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days
    66. From Office Boy to Reporter
    67. Harry Watson's High School Days - Frank V. Webster
    68. The Boy Pilot of the Lakes
    69. The Pony Rider Boys in the Rockies - Frank Gee Patchin
    70. The Pony Rider Boys in Montana
    71. The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali
    72. The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico
    73. Camping out Days at Putnam Hall - Arthur M. Winfield
    74. The Rover Boys in Camp
    75. The Rover Boys in The Air
    76. The Haunted Mine - Harry Castleman
    77. The Wonder Island Boys - The Castaways - Roger Finlay
    78. The Wonder Island Boys - Capture and Pursuit

  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Here's an even better one.

    • 1879 McGuffey Readers, all seven books by William H. McGuffey
    • Phonics Program, Sentence Building Program, 1000's of Copywork assignments to choose from.
    • Written by Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg:
      • Graded Lessons in English,
      • Higher Lessons in Grammar,
      • Word Building, and
      • Word Lessons
    • The Palmer Method of Business Writing
    • The Art of Writing by Robert Lewis Stevenson
    • Economic Sophisms by Frederic Bastiat
    • Fiat Money Inflation in France by Andrew Dickson White
    • Wealth of Nations, Books 1-5 by Adam Smith
    • World History:
      • A Short History of The World, H.G. Wells
      • A Child's History of England, Charles Dickens
      • Beacon Lights of History, John Lord
      • China and the Manchus, Herbert A. Giles
    American History:
    • History of the United States,
    • Life of George Washington, and
    • Our Naval Hero's by Josephine Pollard- One Syllable Books.
    • Life of Abraham Lincoln, Harriett Putman- One Syllable Book.
    • American History Stories, Volumes 2 and 4 by Mara L. Pratt
    • The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay
    • The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone, John Filson
    • David Crockett; His Life and Adventures, John S. C. Abbott.
    • Davy Crockett You Have No Right, by Davy Crockett
    • First Across The Continent (The Story of Lewis & Clark) by Noah Brooks
    • Ben Franklin Autobiography - Ben Franklin
    • Democracy In America; Volumes 1 & 2, Alexis De Tocqueville
    Chronicles of America Series:

    The Chronicles of America Series was published by Yale University between 1919 and 1922. Each work was written by an expert in the field.
    • Vol. 01 The Red Man's Continent
    • Vol. 05 Pioneers of the Old South
    • Vol. 08 The Quaker Colonies
    • Vol. 10 The Conquest Of New France
    • Vol. 11 The Eve of the Revolution
    • Vol. 12 Washington And His Comrades In Arms
    • Vol. 13 The Fathers of the Constitution
    • Vol. 15 Jefferson and his Colleagues
    • Vol. 16 John Marshall and the Supreme Court
    • Vol. 18 The Old Southwest
    • Vol. 19 The Old Northwest
    • Vol. 21 Paths of Inland Commerce
    • Vol. 26 The Passing of the Frontier
    • Vol. 28 The Anti-Slavery Crusade
    • Vol. 29 Abraham Lincoln and the Union
    • Vol. 30 The Day of the Confederacy
    • Vol. 31 Captains of the Civil War
    • Vol. 32 Sequel of Appomattox
    • Vol. 34 The American Spirit in Literature
    • Vol. 36 The Old Merchant Marine
    • Vol. 37 The Age of Invention
    • Vol. 38 The Railroad Builders
    • Vol. 39 The Age of Big Business
    • Vol. 40 The Armies of Labor
    • Vol. 43 The Boss and the Machine
    • Vol. 44 The Cleveland Era
    • Vol. 45 The Agrarian Crusade
    • Vol. 46 The Path of Empire
    • Vol. 49 The Canadian Dominion
    • Vol. 50 The Hispanic Nations Of The New World
    Founding and Other Important Documents:
    • Frederick Douglas Narrative, Douglas
    • Articles of Confederation
    • Common Sense
    • Daniel Leonard - John Adams Interchange Jan 1775
    • Declaration of Independence Rough Draft
    • Federalist Papers
    • Jefferson's Addresses
    • George Washington's Farewell Address
    • Resolutions of the Stamp Act
    • The American Crisis
    • The Declaration of Independence
    • The Maryland Toleration Act
    • The Mayflower Compact
    • The Monroe Doctrine
    • The Northwest Ordinance
    • The Rights of Man
    • The United States Constitution
    • Gettysburg Address
    • Hero Tales From American History, by Henry Cabot Lodge And Theodore Roosevelt
    • Kennedy Inaugural by John F. Kennedy
    • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant Vol. I & II by Grant
    • The Dollar Bill, Anonymous
    • Slavery in Massachusetts, by Henry David Thoreau
    • The Art of War by Sun Tsu<
    • The Prince by Machivelli
    • Worksheet Generator (non-text)
    • Counting to Pre-Algebra-text, "Steps to Mastering Arithmetic"
    • Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra by E. H. Connell
    • Kindergarten to 12th grade course of study- (topics that are generally taught in each grade level)
    • A Girl of The Limberlost,
    • Song of the Cardinal,
    • At The Foot Of The Rainbow, and
    • Freckles By Gene Stratton-Porter
    • The Jabberwocky,
    • Alice In Wonderland,
    • Hunting of the Snark, and
    • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol
    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving
    • Uncle Remus His Songs and His Sayings, Joel Chandler Harris
    • Little Men and
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • The Complete Poetic Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
    • The Wreck Of The Hesperus, and
    • Paul Reveres Ride by Longfellow
    • Lincolns Yarns and Stories by Colonel Alexander K. McClure
    • Cast Upon The Breakers,
    • Ballads,
    • Driven From Home,
    • Frank's Campaign,
    • Joe The Hotel Boy,
    • Paul Prescotts Charge,
    • Paul The Peddler,
    • Phil The Fiddler,
    • Struggling Upward,
    • The Cash Boy, and
    • The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Aesops Fables by Aesop
    • Gullivers Travels, Jonathan Swift
    • Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
    • The Bobbsey Twins at Home,
    • The Bobbsey Twins At School,
    • The Bobbsey Twins In The Country,
    • The Outdoor Girls At Rainbow Lake, and
    • The Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge by Laura Lee Hope
    • Tom Swift Among The Fire Fighters,
    • Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers,
    • Tom Swift and his Aerial Warship,
    • Tom Swift and His Air Glider,
    • Tom Swift and His Air Scout,
    • Tom Swift And His Big Tunnel,
    • Tom Swift And His Electric Locomotive,
    • Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle,
    • Tom Swift And His Motor-Boat,
    • Tom Swift And His Sky Racer,
    • Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat,
    • Tom Swift And His Undersea Search,
    • Tom Swift And His War Tank,
    • Tom Swift And His Wizard Camera, and
    • Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders - all by Victor Appleton
    • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
    • Heidi By Johanna Spyri
    • Just So Stories and
    • The Jungle Book by Ruyard Kipling
    • Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
    • Swiss Family Robinson by J.D. Wyss
    • Tales of Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
    • The Adventures of Pinocchio, C. Collodi
    • With Lee in Virginia, G. A. Hently
    • The Rover Boys In New York and
    • The Rover Boys In Business by Arthur M. Winfield
    Literature Authors Also Include:
    Oliver Goldsmith, George MacDonald, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Jane Austin, Dana, Bulwer, Frederick Douglas, Steven Crane, James Lincoln, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emerson, Hubbard, Melville, Moore, Edgar Allan Poe, Prescott, Mark Twain, Wallace, Walt Whitman, Baum, Bierce, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Cather, Jack London, Millay, Norris, Phillips, Sandburg Wright, Chaucer, Spencer, Behn, Bunyan, John Milton, Crane, Dreiser, Henry Lewis, Burke Cleland, Booker T. Washington, Rinehart, Coleridge, Gay, Gray Paine, Swift, Wollstonecraft, Abbott, Bronte, Browning,Burnett, Burton Byron, Arthur Conan Doyle, Eliot, Hardy, Keats, Kipling, Lang, Scott, Shelley Stoker, Tennyson, Trollope, Oscar Wilde, Barrie, Buchan, Burnett, Butler, Conrad etc..

    Philosophy Authors Include:
    Epictetus,Lucretius, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke Pascal, Perkeley, Hume, Kant, Paine, Rousseau, Voltaire, James Leibniz, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Plotinus, Augustine, Plato and Aristotle
  3. GaryBrun

    GaryBrun Monkey+++

    Any school books from Singapore. They are superb.
  4. snowbyrd

    snowbyrd Latet anguis in herba

    no Hardy Boys?
    No zombie books, trying to deprave er deprive the kiddies?

    Actually it is a nice list [winkthumb]
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Agree. Also anything by James Beard (outdoor preps.)
  6. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Nice List... printing it out in hard copy...
    I picked up American Education Publishing's Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills for each of the grades... covers reading, english, reading comprehension, math and spelling... turns out its the same book my daughter's school is using to supplement their own curriculum.... great for her to come home and review and get ahead....
    Thanks for posting...
  7. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Re: Books & OUTSTANDING LINKS/INFO. to share...

    Looks GOOD Melbo! ; )

    Are you a HOMESCHOOLIN' PARENT... If so, good for you!!!! I actually have an on-line HOMESCHOOL GROUP, and we regularly get together with locals in our part of the country. It's heaps of FUN! Just scanned through your list...

    Did you mention all of the LAURA INGALLS WILDER BOOKS?
    Those are OUTSTANDING, and they do ALOT of talkin' about the "SIMPLE TIMES" which is beyond educational.

    Over here we are very much "ECLECTIC" doing a bit of everything.
    The McGuffey Readers are WONDERFUL, The Harvey's Grammer Books are as well, and then RAY'S ARITHMETIC, WOO HOO!!!! GREAT EDUCATIONAL STUFF, most people probably have very little knowledge with regards to their contents, sadly. : (

    Here's a LINK to where one can get some of the above mentioned:

    You also forgot,

    A HIGH-QUALITY Dictionary like a
    (which is great for all ages if you are into THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX)

    Here's a good place

    to learn about "HOMESCHOOL METHODS"
    for those who are thinking about it or just starting out.

    and a few others to share...



    When it comes to PHYSICAL FITNESS
    We promote ALOT of OUTDOORS/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. For example, tending to the animals (which we raise for food), garden/orchard, archery, survivalism/primitive techniques, harvesting firewood, & etc.

    here are some LINKS to what we teach/promote
    & some which others may find useful:

    "Recommendations to the U.S. Dietary Committee" from the W.A.P.
    Basically their recommendation is to "ABANDON THE U.S.D.A'S FOOD PYRAMID & Dietary Guidelines Concept" and RETURN THE DIETARY GUIDELINES TO A PLAN THAT STRESSES HIGH QUALITY FOODS FROM THE FOUR BASIC FOOD GROUPS. You can read more @ the LINK below:

    Know your Fats
    Are you confused about GOOD & BAD FATS?

    Children's Health
    Important things you should know...

    Modern Diseases & etc.
    & How to protect yourself from cancer with food...

    Real Milk
    A campaign for REAL HEALTHFUL MILK

    Nutrition & Physical Degeneration
    A wonderful book of great importance...

    Learn how to cook Traditional Healthful Healing Foods like grandma use to make...
    How to make FOOD your medicine!

    Confused About Soy? Click here to read more....

    Attack of the Killer Bean!
    Beware of a commonly eaten food which is harming people left and right. Spread the word and keep people safe!!!!

    The Soil & Health On-Line Library
    Another wonderful source of information to share... lots of good reading.

    Local W.A.P. Chapters
    A place where you can find natural healthful foods for sale in your area. (<--GREAT for those who have no interest in doing for themselves, or those who do, but aren't there yet! : )

    Dr. Mercola's site
    Another site for health information


    Where Women Have No Doctor
    Very Useful Info....

    Midwifery, A Book For Midwives
    Very useful Info.

    Where There Is No Dentist
    Free on-line info. which is very important for those who want to be sustainable or do for themselves when there are no other options.

    Where There Is No Doctor
    Free on-line book full of very useful/important info. you may need one day.

    (FEATURED ARTICLES of Interest)

    Human Anatomy Online
    Illustrated guide to the body's major systems: skeletal, nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, and reproductive.

    The "FEMALE Reproductive" System

    The "MALE Reproductive" System

    "Sex Education Programs" - Definitions & Point-by-Point Comparison

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    The Visable Embryo
    The Visible Embryo is a visual guide through fetal development from fertilization through pregnancy to birth...

    My husband has also taken a "MASTER HERBALIST COURSE" from a very prominant school which also has on-line courses available.
    Through them when have gained much knowledge & quite an outstanding collection of books which are beyond useful. One of the BEST THINGS is to know WHAT GROWS WILD amongst you, HOW TO IDENTIFY IT, HOW TO PREPARE & USE IT if need be -from MOTHER NATURE'S FREE PHARMACY! :) Very useful if the S.H.T.F. or if there were a catastrophic event which changed life as we know it and you HAD TO DO FOR YOURSELF permanently.
    Ok, that's all for now, I shall try and post more GOODIES TO SHARE @ a later date. Have a GREAT WEEKEND everyone & HAPPY HOMESCHOOLING!


    P.S.- This could also be useful :

    How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds
    As you read this work and put its principles into practice, there are two basic axioms you never want to forget. They are the rock upon which all your actions are based. 1 - Nobody, anywhere or any time and under any circumstances has the right or power in this country to immunize you or your children against your will and conviction. If they attempt to do so, you can legally charge them with "assault with a deadly weapon" and have the full resources of our laws behind you. 2 - At all times in attempting to avoid unwanted immunization, you have the Law of the Land behind you. Those who would try to vaccinate you against your will are on very shaky ground. Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom. It is not only your right, but your obligation to use them, if this is what your conscience tells you....You can read more @ the LINK below:

    I also like this site very much. Has some good reading...

    The Alliance for Separation of School & State

    The Case for Separation
    America was a free and thriving country, the envy of the world, well before compulsory state schooling was instituted.
    Take a deeper look here at how the state came to control education, why it shouldn't, and how millions of people are taking back their educational freedom.

  8. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Re: Almost forgot!?!?! LOL

    Here are some of our FAVORITES:

    An outstanding survivalist/subsistence story about a real place
    (St Nicholas Island off the coast of CA.)& a real person who lived
    alone with wild dogs on an island for many years..

    A great story abut a real donkey who lived in the Grand Canyon.


    ...And we are getting ready to read the
    It's another survivalist/subsistence type story about
    an Alaskan girl in the wilderness...

    Two books which have been beyond helpful

    More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for HOME EDUCATION on the Internet & Beyond



    There, I'm sure I'll think of many more goodies which I have forgotten upon sending this in... But those will have to wait for a later date!? LOL

  9. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    This is a great program to teach your kids to read. No pictures that tell the story, just words and learning the property way to sound out and read the words. We started this program with my daughter when she was 4.5 and at 7 she is reading the Little House books....basically she is reading at a 3rd grade level and higher. My son is starting the program right now.
  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Cool... I'm gonna check this out....
  11. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Julie of the Wolves Trilogy ( AK Survival Story )

    Hello there! Well I haven't been on S.M. in AGES! Yep, I know, I know... but I could not help it, as we get pretty busy with all that we do over here (including homeschooling). Plus sometimes I get "too tired" for the darn computer ya know!

    Anyway, some time ago (months back) I had written that we were getting ready to read Julie of the Wolves as part of our homeschooling. Well to make a loooooong story short, our version is "THREE BOOKS IN ONE" (A Trilogy) and we read it all (it was one very thick book indeed) 1 day shy of 3 weeks! YAHOO!!! [applaud]


    What an AWESOME SURVIVAL STORY.... WE DEFINATELY RECOMMEND IT!!!! In the beginning it may be a bit slow for those of you who may not like details on animal behaviour, but after that it really flows, and you'll have trouble putting the book down, as we did! ha,ha

    This is a very good book for homeschoolers... young & old alike!
    Just thought I'd share...

    (a very busy backcountry homesteadin' homeschoolin' survivalist mom )

    P.S.- HAPPY READING everyone! :)
  12. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    My Side of the Mountain ~ By Author Jean Craighead George

    Book title: My Side of the Mountain
    By Author Jean Craighead George


    My Side Of The Mountain - Book Description
    In 1959, Jean Craighead George published My Side of the Mountain. This coming-of-age story about a boy and his falcon went on to win a Newbery Honor, and for the past forty years has enthralled and entertained generations of would-be Sam Gribleys. The two books that followed--On the Far Side of the Mountain and Frightful's Mountain--were equally extraordinary. Now all three books are available in one deluxe yet affordable volume for veteran devotees and brand-new fans alike.

    BOOK REVIEW on the above Book of Interest

    [​IMG] Three wonderful stories together in one stunning volume,
    February 7, 2001

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>Review by </TD><TD>[URL='][B][COLOR=#0060bf]Isabel Harding[/COLOR][/B]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Jean Craighead George's MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN is, quite simply, a masterpiece of children's literature. Almost half a century after its original publication, it is now available in this gorgeous hardcover edition, along with its two stunning sequels, ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN and FRIGHTFUL'S MOUNTAIN. Wendell Minor, illustrator of two of Ms. George's classic JULIE OF THE WOLVES books and many splendid picture books, has done the cover, and Ms. George herself did the fine line drawings for the three books. However, the true beauty of the volume lies with the words that grace its pages. In the first book, Sam is a young teenager who is tired of living in his crowded New York City apartment and steals away to the Catskill Mountains to live in seclusion among nature. There, he burns out a tree to make it his cozy home, learns about wild foods and how to find them, and captures a young peregrine falcon, Frightful, to train to hunt for him. The first book was written in the past tense from Sam's point of view, and is filled with details and entries from Sam's journal. Ms. George manages, in her usual way, to tell about and inspire readers about nature, without sentimentalizing it, and to develop young characters without underestimating them. The journal entries are written just as a kid would write them, in simple, yet interesting text. In fact, many readers have been led to believe that a thirteen-year-old boy actually did write the book. MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN won a Newbery Honor (later Ms. George was to be awarded a Newbery Medal for her truly magnificent JULIE OF THE WOLVES). The second book, ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, is written, even more effectively, in the present tense, as Sam finds his way into more exciting adventures. He still enjoys a life in the mountains--but he is no longer alone, as his sister, Alice, has joined him. This book is written more realistically and in a more modern settting. For example, peregrine falcons are an endangered species, and Frightful must be confiscated by a conservation officer. However, Sam isn't so sure that he really is a legal government worker, and, along with his friend Bando, he takes off to find his beloved feathered friend. At about the same time, Alice disappears, and Sam must find two of the things that mean the most to him. The ending is very exciting, but the sequel never loses the charming, easygoing coziness of its predecessor. In the third book, FRIGHTFUL'S MOUNTAIN, Sam is forced to let Frightful free, as it is illegal to own an endangered species. Frightful, having lived nearly her whole life and depended almost entirely on humans for her survival, faces many challenges in her life in the wild. There are natural dangers--other birds of prey, hurricanes--but the book's basic story relies on Frightful's increasing conflicts with humans. Telephone wires cause an eletrocution threat, DDT poison weakens eggs, and Frightful faces a harrowing few days trying to raise young on a New York bridge. The result of all three books has changed my way of looking at the world. I have started a journal, I dream of living away from the strange world of humankind, I want to try dandelion salad and acorn pancakes, and I constantly watch the skies for peregrine falcons soaring above (there is only one nesting pair in Georgia this year but I am paying attention to conservation efforts to help Frightful and her kind). With this beautiful special edition of three incredible books, I look forward to sharing the story of Sam Gribley and Frightful with my own children someday.

    Whatever you choose to read... HAPPY READING TO ALL!

  13. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Call of the Wild (A Better & Complete Original Version)

    Call of the Wild is another AWESOME CLASSIC! Over here we had several different ones, and then after researching we found "what we thought was THE BEST" for our child/family library.

    There's a new version of CALL OF THE WILD By Jack London,
    which was put out by Danial Dyer. This one is THE BEST!!!!


    WHY, you may be asking??? Well the above version has a "Readers Companion", Historical PHOTOGRAPHS from the actual REAL PLACES described in the story, and is also the REAL full version & not the CENSORED VERSION which was mass circulated (as they didn't want to offend readers) ...

    Here's what it says on the inside of the dust jacket (below):


    THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London, is one of America's best-known novels. Currently published in more than twenty separate editions in English alone, this novel about the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896 to 1899 has been continuously in print since it first appeared in 1903. In his Reader's Companion to this new edition, Daniel Dyer provides a wealth of annotations explaining the book's many "sourdough" expressions and geographical references in order to help the modern reader see what London saw. Dyer also identifies characters in the novel-human and canine alike - whom London had known, and he spices his annotations with Northern Lore and tales from that astonishing time.

    Many of the editions of THE CALL OF THE WILD currently in print are distortions of the original text: The violence has been modified, the rough language sanitized, the punctuation and spelling modernized. This new edition duplicates THE ORIGINAL FIRST BOOK EDITION , which London himself edited and approved. In writing the novel, Jack London did not venture far from his own experiences in California and the Klondike, and indeed, each of the fifty place-names in the tale can be pin pointed on the maps that accompany this edition.

    Dyer (whose great-grandfather participated in the Gold Rush) followed in London's footsteps from Santa Clara, California, to Dawson City, Yukon, including a trek over the Northland's formidable Chilkoot Pass and cruises on the Yukon River. He accumulated dozens of photographs, maps, and other documents from libraries and archives throughout the United States and Canada, from the Library of Congress to the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse.

    This volume will be welcomed by all lovers of Jack London and the frozen North. For the uninitiated, it will open the door to a remarkable time now gone forever.


    If you can find yourself a copy of the above described version, I'd say GO FOR IT/snatch it up if you can, 'cause it's OUTSTANDING with LOTS OF EXTRAS (INCREDIBLE PICS) which stimulate the mind! Even I LOVE it! ;)


    Wildernessgal & family
    (A homeschoolin' Mom....)
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    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

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  15. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Educational Book Recommendations for Homeschooling

    Oh yes... here are a few others we also recommend:

    Title: Atlas of Life on Earth


    Contents as listed below


    Then there is also...



    Wow what a most AMAZING BOOK! It's been a GREAT educational tool as it explains carbon dating, the potassium-argon method & so on...

    Also here are some LINKS to "CARBON DATING"

    & "THE POTASSIUM ARGON METHOD" if it interests anyone.

    Also here's a neat photo below... (one of our favorites)

    A very very aged "forever preserved" set of footprints said to be the oldest ever found, located in Africa

    The above image came out of a really good book called :


    By Author Christopher Miles & John Julius Norwich.

    Depending upon "ONE'S STANDARDS" this one could be for a much more mature audience/age group, as it has some nudity/provocative poses in some of the artwork within. As for myself , I am an artist who's worked with nude models...daughter and I have already gone through this book with no problems at all. She's going to be 8 here shortly, and we didn't want to make a big deal out of the human body/human nature/look at the worlds TRUE HISTORY & not the censored version... as I think that is part of the problem now a days. Just my 2 cents/opinion! ;)

    But anyway, there are so many options/things to choose from.... all one needs to do is find what works best for themselves/family! :)
    Happy HOMESCHOOLIN' everyone!

  16. wildernessgal

    wildernessgal Backwoods is a callin'

    Re: Great LINK for a K-12 Homeschool Curriculum...

    Here's a LINK of interest to share:

    Here you can get the ORIGINAL MCGUFFEY READERS Set



    and so much more...

    Hope that ya find what ya need & HAPPY HOMESCHOOLING to all! ;)

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