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Home School: How ‘Wild’ was the Wild West via History Matters on YouTube

August 2nd, 2020 No comments
We’ve all heard the stories of the Wild West. Saloon Brawls, duels at high noon, ladies being tied to Train Tracks by moustachioed gentlemen, Cowboys fighting Indians. But how true is any of this? To put it bluntly. Just how ‘Wild’ was the Wild West. Find out in this short animated simple history documentary.
Watch How ‘Wild’ was the Wild West via History Matters on YouTube


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LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

August 2nd, 2020 No comments

LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

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New Jigsaw Puzzles from Douglas E Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

July 24th, 2020 No comments

Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography, in association with Redbubble logo

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 More puzzles being added nearly every day!

Spend some piece-ful afternoons with new artist-designed jigsaw puzzles. Choose from thousands of designs to find the perfect one, and the artist who designed it gets paid when you shop.

A little about the product:

  • Puzzles come in 5 sizes: 30, 100, 252, 500, and 1000 piece counts.
  • Each puzzle is printed in vivid, full color on a satin finished pre-diecut puzzle board.
  • Comes in a giftable metal box printed with the puzzle’s assembled image.
  • Precise interlocking pieces (so satisfying).
  • Every puzzle purchase pays the artist who designed it.

Happy puzzling.

Take A Walk Along The Path With These Tees, Aprons, Mugs, and more! [For Sale]

July 19th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Virtual Art Galleries via Google Maps Mania

May 25th, 2020 Comments off

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art gallery in the United States. It has over two million works of art in its permanent collection.

The Met 360° Project is a series of six 360° movies which allow you to explore the museum and some of its galleries. The videos include tours of the Great Hall, the Met Cloisters and the Charles Engelhard Court. As each video plays you can pan around 360°, just like you can in Google Maps Street View.

Read Virtual Art Galleries via Google Maps Mania


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Home School: [1020] SentrySafe Opened With a Coat Hanger! via The Lock Picking Lawyer on YouTube [Video]

May 14th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Send Your Kids to Design School With Free Lessons From the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom via Departures

May 12th, 2020 Comments off
 
While we won’t call entertaining and educating kids stuck at home an easy task, we can at least say there are plenty of places stepping up to fill the virtual void. That includes museums offering virtual tours, destinations providing virtual views, and even national parks hosting virtual hikes, all of which make for excellent virtual field trips. But, if your kid is more into math and science now’s their time to shine thanks to The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom.
 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas


Home School: MoMA Now Offers Free Art Classes Online via Gizmodo

April 19th, 2020 Comments off

While New York’s Museum of Modern Art is closed to the public right now, its virtual doors are open in the form of a few free classes from the museum.

MoMA is offering nine free classes through Coursera:

  • Fashion as Design
  • In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Paining
  • What is Contemporary Art?
  • Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes
  • Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom
  • Seeing Through Photographs
  • Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art
  • Modern Art & Ideas
  • Sheying (taught in Chinese)

Classes take anywhere from 12 to 38 hours to complete and can be done at whatever speed you’d like.

Read MoMA Now Offers Free Art Classes Online via Gizmodo





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Wizards of the Coast’s “Stay at Home, Play at Home” page of free D&D materials and resources via Boing Boing

April 12th, 2020 Comments off
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To make your shut-in days (weeks and months) a little bit more entertaining and fun, WotC has set up a “Stay at Home, Play at Home” section of their Dungeons & Dragons website. There you can find tons of free online tools to assist you in your games: how to play materials, free basic rules, campaigns, encounters, and even activities and coloring books for younger kids. They also have a resource section for ways to play D&D remotely.
Read Wizards of the Coast’s “Stay at Home, Play at Home” page of free D&D materials and resources via Boing Boing




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Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice via National Geographic

April 11th, 2020 Comments off
This small lake outside Stockholm, Sweden, emits otherworldly sounds as Mårten Ajne skates over its precariously thin, black ice. “Wild ice skating,” or “Nordic skating,” is both an art and a science. A skater seeks out the thinnest, most pristine black ice possible—both for its smoothness, and for its high-pitched, laser-like sounds.