Free Civics Studies Lesson 5: The Senate

Read the current chapter online: “The Senate” Suggestions In 1894, when the book was published, streetcars were used to transport tourists. Read more about A Streetcar City at the Smithsonian. View the green trolley cars that were used. Learn more about the locations “the tourists” saw: The Peace Monument. United States Botanic Garden. The GarfieldContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 5: The Senate”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 4: The Cabinet

Read the current chapter online: “The Cabinet” Suggestions We’ll have to forgive the children’s uncle for his rather low (and outdated) view of the nature of girls…. Meanwhile, when the book was published in 1894, why would it have been unusual to see girls riding around on bicycles? View present day Dupont Circle. Learn moreContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 4: The Cabinet”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 3: The President

Read the current chapter online: “The President” Suggestions The “egg-shaped” reception room is currently known as The Yellow Oval Room. Learn more about the “Resolute” desk. You’ll find more about the ill-fated Franklin expedition in the Elisha Kane portion of our free history study. Who was the president of the United States at the timeContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 3: The President”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 2: The Constitution

Read the current chapter online: “The Constitution” Suggestions Learn who the delegates from New York were who “got mad” and went home (Hamilton was not one of them). Learn more about others who did not sign and their reasons. Take a look down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol today and compare to the photo inContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 2: The Constitution”

Free Civics Studies Lesson 1: The Government

Read the current chapter online: “The Government” Suggestions Learn more about The World’s Fair at Chicago. According to Mr. Dunlap, what is “an un-American American”? Make a list of five places near your location that you can visit over the next five months. Read “A Pleasure Trip to Hampton” by B. P. Shillaber. Learn moreContinue reading “Free Civics Studies Lesson 1: The Government”

The Century Book for Young Americans {Free eBook}

The Century Book for Young Americans by Elbridge S. Brooks is a free civics eBook that explains how the government works in story form. The book is subtitled Showing How a Party of Boys and Girls Who Knew How To Use Their Eyes and Ears Found Out All About the Government of the United States.Continue reading “The Century Book for Young Americans {Free eBook}”

Free Music Studies: Chronological Timeline & Review

We covered the Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series in alphabetical order from Bach to Wagner. However, many may prefer to approach these wonderful free music studies in chronological order to help give a better sense of: The contemporaries of each composer. The period that each composer worked in. The changes classical music wentContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Chronological Timeline & Review”

Free Music Studies: Richard Wagner

Wagner: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Little Plays Richard Wagner was a German born composer famous for his complex operas.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Leipzig, Germany (where Wagner was born) View the Bruhl, or the house ofContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Richard Wagner”

Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi

  Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas during the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Italy Roncole, Italy (where Verdi was born) Milan, Italy (where VerdiContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi”

Free Music Studies: Robert Schumann

Schumann: The Story of the Boy Who Made Pictures in Music Robert Schumann was a German composer and critic of the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF)   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Zwickau, Germany (where Schumann was born) Listen to “The Happy Farmer.” Listen toContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Robert Schumann”

Free Music Studies: Franz Schubert

  Schubert: The Boy Who Wrote Beautiful Songs Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer bridging the Classical and Romantic periods.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox audio   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Austria Vienna, Austria (where Schubert was born) Listen to “” or “The Trout,” the melodyContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Franz Schubert”

Free Music Studies: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  Mozart: The Story of a Little Boy and His Sister Who Gave Concerts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific Austrian composer during the Classical period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox audio   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Austria Salzburg, Austria (where Mozart was born) View aContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”

Free Music Studies: Franz Liszt

  Liszt: The Story of a Boy Who Became a Great Pianist and Teacher Franz Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer during the 19th century.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF)   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Hungary Raiding, Hungary (where Liszt was born) At the end ofContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Franz Liszt”

Free Music Studies: Franz Joseph Haydn

Haydn: The Story of the Choir Boy Who Became a Great Composer Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer during the Classical period best known for his development of the symphony.   Free eBook PDF (at tlsbooks.com) Various formats (Kindle, EPUB) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Austria Rohrau, AustriaContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Franz Joseph Haydn”

Free Music Studies: George Frederick Handel

  Handel: The Story of a Little Boy Who Practiced in an Attic George Frederick Handel was a German-born composer during the Baroque period most known for his oratorio, “Messiah.”   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Halle, Germany (where Handel wasContinue reading “Free Music Studies: George Frederick Handel”

Free Music Studies: Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg: The Story of the Boy Who Made Music in the Land of the Midnight Sun Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian pianist and composer during the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Norway Bergen, Norway (where Grieg was born)Continue reading “Free Music Studies: Edvard Grieg”

Free Music Studies: Frederic François Chopin

  Chopin: The Story of a the Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies Frederic François Chopin was one of the greatest Polish composers and pianist who lived during the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Poland Żelazowa Wola, Poland (where ChopinContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Frederic François Chopin”

Free Music Studies: Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven: The Story of a Little Boy Who Was Forced to Practice Beethoven was a German pianist and composer spanning the transition from the late Classical period to the early Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Bonn, Germany (whereContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Ludwig van Beethoven”

Free Music Studies: Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Boy Who Sang in the Streets Bach was a German organist and composer during the Baroque period.   Free eBook PDF (at tlsbooks.com) Various formats (Kindle, EPUB) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Eisenach, Germany (where Bach was born) Ohrdruf, Germany (where Bach moved whenContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Johann Sebastian Bach”

Free Music Studies: Introduction & Free eBook

The Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series by Thomas Tapper was written in the late 1800s covering great composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Verdi, and Wagner. Each book in the series was originally written to be assembled by the child — pasting pictures in the correct place and eventually sewing the bookContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Introduction & Free eBook”

Free Science Studies: John P. Holland & the Submarine

“Other Famous Inventors of To-Day: John P. Holland and the Submarine” John P. Holland was an Irish engineer best known for his invention of the submarine. Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Ireland (where Holland was born) New Jersey Paterson, New Jersey (where Holland taught) Review Robert Fulton and his Nautilus. LearnContinue reading “Free Science Studies: John P. Holland & the Submarine”

Free Science Studies: Guglielmo Marconi

“Other Famous Inventors of To-Day: Guglielmo Marconi” Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian physicist, electrical engineer, and inventor best known for his pioneering development of radio communications. Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Italy Bologna, Italy (where Marconi was born) Canada Newfoundland Signal Hill, Newfoundland (where the first transatlantic wireless message was receivedContinue reading “Free Science Studies: Guglielmo Marconi”

Free Science Studies: Orville & Wilbur Wright

“Other Famous Inventors of To-Day: Orville and Wilbur Wright” Orville and Wilbur Wright were American businessmen, inventors, and aviation pioneers best known for their invention of the first successful airplane. Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Ohio Dayton, Ohio (where the Wright brothers were born) North Carolina Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (homeContinue reading “Free Science Studies: Orville & Wilbur Wright”

Free Science Studies: Thomas A. Edison

  “Other Famous Inventors of To-Day: Thomas A. Edison” Thomas Edison was an American businessman and inventor best known for his inventions of devices that changed the world including the light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera. Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Ohio Milon, Ohio (where Edison was born) New JerseyContinue reading “Free Science Studies: Thomas A. Edison”