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Julie’s Tips For Surviving a Hurricane

Step One: Make sure to stock up on lots of toilet paper, milk, and canned goods at the local grocery.

Step Two: Throw everything in a big pile in the front yard. Soak with gasoline. Light match.

Step Three: The hurricane is pleased with your sacrifice and has turned out to sea. Go inside and heat up a hotpocket for dinner.

Nifty (and Free) Youtube vid of Prof Bob Brier teaching Egyptian Mummification

{NOTE: What follows is a lot of babbling. If you’d rather just watch Brier talk about dead things, then by all means, scroll down and hit the play button. }

If there is one thing I love when it comes to homeschooling, it’s free resources, especially good ones! (not the bad ones, though. They suck.) I’ma gonna share a free one with you now- but first I have to tell you why it’s so awesome: A few weeks ago I came across the Teaching Company’s “Great Courses” series. These fab courses taught by the country’s best rated college professors (and two by the highschool history teacher of the year out in California) and according to some homeschool divas I’ve recently met, they’re excellent. The DVDs (or audio CDs, whichever floats your boat or your budget) include lectures about the four majors (maths, science, history, language) as well as some others like music appreciation and art history.

Any-whobers- while I was looking over the curriculum I’ve ALREADY BOUGHT for The Punk this year, said Punk was bouncing up and down and shouting in my ear: MOM! I don’t WANT to learn modern history again! My old school taught me that a bunch of times and it was booooooring! I want to learn about the Egyptians. And also the Mayans. And can we learn about the Aztecs too, because I think they knew the Mayans and the Egyptians. Also the Greeks.

You see now what I go through.

Anyway, after this, somewhat one sided, conversation, I started searching online for Bob Brier– who is the TC’s very popular Egyptologist. If my son wants to learn about Egypt (we’ll set the others aside for now) then by-golly I’m going to find something good about Egypt.

I looked to online videos first because I was hoping to get an idea of Brier’s teaching style when I found THIS. ?


ALSO: BB’s course The Great Pharoahs of Egypt is on sale right now, 70% off…

Easy buy.

And here we have Ike’s highschool yearbook photo.

“A high school yearbook prediction envisioned him as a professor of history at Yale. (His brother Edgar was predicted to become President.)” HT: The Dwight D. Eisenhower
Presidential Library and Museum
 – which is badly in need of a good web designer’s attentions. Scroll down past the big blue blob to read the interesting stuff.


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