Sunday, August 14, 2016

Free Florida Invasive Plant Resources, Curriculum and More

Florida residents may want to check out the free invasive plant resources, curriculum and multimedia materials provided through the University of Florida. Children love to explore their surroundings and Florida is rich in plant life. Not all of the plants that flourish in Florida are native or helpful to the environment. Knowing which plants are productive to the environment and which cause harm is not a lesson solely for botanists.

Resources on the site are plentiful and every teacher or homeschooling parent is certain to find something they can use.

You can check out the resources here.

The following is just a small sample of the resources available on the site.
Protect Your Waters: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers A website educating the public about the spread of harmful plants, animals and other organisms
Solutions for Your Life Brings you current, science-based answers–free
University of Florida Herbarium Focuses in plant collections, acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service

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Free Money and Financial Resources from Practical Money Skills

Practical Money Skills for Life provides free resources for children, teens and college students to help ensure they are financially literate and prepared for handling money in real life situations. They recently had several comic books for students featuring the "Avengers" and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy. "

The comic books are available online and may be restocked and ready for shipping soon. You can access the comic books online here: "Marvel's Avengers Saving the Day" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket's Powerful Plan."

You can order items simply by placing them in your cart. You will not be charged for the items and they will be mailed to you free of charge. There are other resources that you may download and/or view online.

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C-Span Classroom has lots of resources for teachers, homeschoolers and parents

C-Span Classroom has plenty of resources, freebies and teacher materials that are perfect for homeschoolers. If you're following the 2016 elections and want or need more resources for explaining the process to your kids/students, then check out C-Span Classroom.

C-Span has a huge collection of political videos on both their website and on YouTube so you can add lots of multimedia to your lessons.

The site is divided into categories and you can select from topics, opportunities for teachers to attend various conferences and workshops, on this day in history which includes applicable videos and video clips, constitution clips which feature various video clips of relevant information that pertains to the Constitution, lesson plans that are divided by category, bell ringers that provides resources for using C-Span with your social studies lessons, campaign 2016 that provides plenty of resources for following the election, C-Span Classroom Deliberations that provides students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to current political problems through dialogue and approved websites that are recommended for teachers.

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