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My Audio School provides children with excellent audio content on a variety of school subjects in a format that they can easily use all by themselves.

Classic books, old-time radio theater, historical radio and television broadcasts, and more make My Audio School a treasure trove for educators, parents and students alike.

Each book on My Audio School is broken down, chapter by chapter, allowing children to listen to their daily assignments in manageable chunks. Links are provided for those who prefer to read the book online, or for parents who want to burn a book to CD, subscribe in iTunes or download it to an Mp3 player.

The titles you’ll find on our Unblocked Title List are only about 20% of the content that is available on My Audio School. For a very low annual fee of just $14.99 for an individual/family subscription, you can unlock immediate access to 100% of My Audio School. We also offer a discounted group rate for schools and homeschool groups.

We hope you will enjoy using My Audio School!

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Rare video of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan

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A Basket of Flowers by Christoph von Schmid

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Summary: James is the king’s gardener and he deeply enjoys caring for and cultivating flowers. He teaches his daughter Mary many principles of godliness through the flowers. One day Mary is falsely accused of stealing, and the penalty is death. Through many trials and hardships, Mary learns of the goodness of God, the blessing of praying for her enemies, how to consider her trials as a joy, and true forgiveness. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen for Librivox)

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Running time: 3:01

01 – Chapters I & II

02 – Chapters III & IV

03 – Chapters V & VI

04 – Chapters VII & VIII

05 – Chapters IX & X

06 – Chapters XI & XII

07 – Chapters XIII & XIV

08 – Chapters XV & XVI

09 – Chapters XVII & XVIII

10 – Chapters XIX, XX & XXI

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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children by Edith Nesbit

Titania by Henry Meynell Rheam

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Click here to see downloadable CurrClick materials which could be used in a study of Shakespeare. Clicking this link will take you away from My Audio School.

You may also stream this content by clicking this play box, or chapter by chapter using the links throughout this post.

Shakespeare Émile_Bayard_-_As_you_like_it

Preface and a Brief Life of Shakespeare

Chapter 1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chapter 2 The Tempest

Chapter 3 As you Like it

Chapter 4 The Winter’s Tale

Chapter 5 King Lear

Cordelia by William Frederick Yeames

Chapter 6 Twelfth Night

Chapter 7 Much Ado about Nothing

Chapter 8 Romeo and Juliet

Juliet by Philip_H._Calderon

Chapter 9 Pericles

Chapter 10 Hamlet

Chapter 11 Cymbeline

Chapter 12 Macbeth

"Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo" by Théodore Chassériau

Chapter 13 Comedy of Errors

Chapter 14 Merchant of Venice

Chapter 15 Timon of Athens

Shakespeare Death_of_Desdemona Othello

Chapter 16 Othello

Chapter 17 The Taming of the Shrew

William Hunt's Claudio and Isabella from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

Chapter 18 Measure for Measure

Chapter 19 Two Gentlemen of Verona

Chapter 20 All’s Well that Ends Well

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A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Monet Water lilies 1917-1919

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Flowers on the windowsill by Carl Larsson

A Child’s Garden of Verses

The Child Alone

Carl Larsson, Lisbeth Fishing

Garden Days

Envoys

Posted 5 years, 4 months ago at 11:23 pm. 1 comment

Stories of King Arthur’s Knights Told to the Children by Mary MacGregor

King Arthur, John William Waterhouse,  Tristan and Isolde
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King Arthur, John Collier, Queen Guinevre's Maying

About this book

Geraint and Enid

Lancelot and Elaine

Boys' King Arthur, N. C. Wyeth, Sir Lancelot

Pelleas and Etarde

Gareth and Lynette

King Arthur Rescue of Guinevere by Hatherell

Sir Galahad and the Sacred Cup

The Death of King Arthur

Posted 5 years, 4 months ago at 11:18 pm. 1 comment

Captains of Industry Old time radio show

CI Upstairs at Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory (removed to Greenfield Village), note the organ against the back wall, published by Andrew Balet under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 Generic license

“Captain of industry” was a term originally used during the Industrial Revolution describing a business leader whose means of amassing a personal fortune contributes positively to the country in some way. This may have been through increased productivity, expansion of markets, providing more jobs, or acts of philanthropy. (definition from Wikimedia)

Andrew Carnegie

George Westinghouse

Joseph Pulitzer

Joseph Pulitzer, chromolithograph superimposed on composite front cover of his newspapers, c. 1904, public domain image from the U.S. Library of Congress prints and photographs division

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cyrus McCormick

Cyrus McCormick's reaper, public domain image

Charles Lewis Tiffany

Frank W Woolworth

Charles Lewis Tiffany, 1900, public domain image

Marshall Field

George Pullman

The 1908 Studebaker Brothers limousine.  This limousine had an open driver's compartment for the chauffeur and a closed cabin for the passengers, typical in Edwardian limousines, public domain image

The Studebaker Brothers of South Bend Indiana

George Eastman

William Wrigley Jr.

Milton Hershey

Andrew Carnegie at Skibo Castle, c. 1914, public domain image

E. I. DuPont

Thomas Alva Edison

John Davison Rockefeller

Phineas T. Barnum

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The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty

Cat Ancient Egyptian Bronze Cat, so called Gayer Anderson cat, late period bronze cat in the form of the goddess Bastet, image provided by author Jon Bodsworth with permission to reproduce for any purpose in any medium, copyright free image

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Total Running time: 10 hours, 46 minutes

Hieroglyphs from the tomb of Seti I, image provided copyright free, uploaded by Jon Bodsworth, All photographs on www.egyptarchive.co.uk are copyright free and can be reproduced in any medium

01 – The King of the Rebu – 00:31:56

02 – The Siege of the City – 00:31:28

03 – Captive – 00:33:02

Cat Egyptian Chess Players by Lawrence Alma Tadema, public domain image

04 – An Easy Servitude – 00:33:08

05 – In Lower Egypt – 00:35:51

06 – Fowling and Fishing – 00:32:26

07 – Hippopotamus and Crocodile – 00:34:44

Cheops pyramid seen from the North East, uploaded by author Jon Bodsworth, All low-resolution photographs on www.egyptarchive.co.uk are copyright free and can be reproduced in any medium

08 – The Conspiracy in the Temple – 00:29:12

09 – A Startling Event – 00:34:37

10 – The Cat of Bubastes – 00:35:13

Cat Ptolemaic period cat mummy mask, uploaded by author Jon Bodsworth, All photographs on www.egyptarchive.co.uk are copyright free and can be reproduced in any medium

11 – Dangers Thicken – 00:29:58

12 – The Death of Ameres – 00:35:28

13 – The Search for Mysa – 00:32:46

14 – A Prince of Egypt – 00:31:36

15 – Ameres is Revenged – 00:39:18

Egypt and Nubia by David Roberts, this reproduction of a painting is in the public domain because of its age, image available from US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division

16 – Up the Nile – 00:34:48

17 – Out of Egypt – 00:33:50

18 – The Desert Journey – 00:26:12

19 – Home at Last – 00:32:05

20 – The King of the Rebu – 00:18:30

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Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall

Crazywell Cross

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Total running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

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Preface: About this book

Chapter 1, How Grendel the Ogre Warred with the Dane Folk

Chapter 2, How Beowulf the Goth came to Daneland

Chapter 3, Beowulf Telleth How He Warred with the Sea Folk

Chapter 4, How Beowulf Overcame Grendel the Ogre

Chapter 5, How the Water Witch Warred with the Dane Folk

Chapter 6, How Beowulf Overcame the Water Witch

Chapter 7, How Beowulf Returned to his Own Land

Beowulf Wealhtheow

Chapter 8, How the Fire Dragon warred with the Goth Folk

Chapter 9, How Beowulf Overcame the Dragon

Chapter 10, Beowulf’s Last Rest

Posted 5 years, 4 months ago at 10:48 am. 1 comment

Lord Byron, selected poems

Waiting by Edmund Blair Leighton, public domain image

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She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty e-text

The Prisoner of Chillon
abridged reading

entire e-text for The Prisoner

All for Love e-text

The Tear

The Tear e-text

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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illustration of Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787

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The Carrot Seed from the story by Ruth Krauss

The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed is brought to you by Kiddie Records Weekly.

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True to the Old Flag by G. A. Henty

Pre 1801 Union flag of Great Britain, this was one of the flags used by the King's forces during the American Revolutionary War, image released by its author to public domain

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Summary: This book tells the story of the American war of Independence from the side of the British. The old flag mentioned in the title is the flag of England. This is a book for young readers, but – as a good book should be – everybody can enjoy it”. (Summary by Stav Nisser for Librivox)

British Army in Concord, handcolored engraving by Amos Doolittle, produced in 1775, public domain image

# 00 – Preface – 00:02:42

# 01 – Chapter 01 A Frontier Farm – 00:36:10

# 02 – An Indian Raid – 00:36:22

# 03 – The Redskin Attack – 00:29:15

# 04 – The Fight at Lexington – 00:27:00

Battle of Bunker Hill by Howard Pyle, public domain image

# 05 – Bunker’s Hill – 00:29:26

# 06 – Scouting – 00:33:14

# 07 – In the Forest – 00:32:34

Death of Montgomery during attack on Quebec, 1786 painting depicting a 1775 event, artist John Trumbull, public domain image

# 08 – Quebec – 00:34:21

# 09 – The Surprise of Trenton – 00:34:35

# 10 – A Treacherous Planter – 00:41:46

# 11 – The Capture of Philadelphia – 00:30:25

# 12 – The Settler’s Hut – 00:32:40

TTOF scene of the surrender of the British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga on October 17, 1777, artist John Trumbull, public domain image

# 13 – Saratoga – 00:33:25

# 14 – Rescued! – 00:31:46

# 15 – The Island Refuge – 00:29:04

# 16 – The Great Storm – 00:22:28

# 17 – The Scout’s Story – 00:29:39

Hessian Troops in British pay during U.S. Revolutionary War, public domain image painted by artist C. Ziegler after Conrad Gessner

# 18 – The Siege of Savannah – 00:27:57

# 19 – In an American Prison – 00:32:03

# 20 – The War in South Carolina – 00:32:12

# 21 – The End of the Struggle – 00:10:39

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island Scribner's 1911

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Treasure Island, N. C. Wyeth

01 At the Admiral Benbow – 02 Black Dog Appears and Disappears

03 The Black Spot – 04 The Sea Chest

Treasure Island Blind Pew by N. C. Wyeth

05 The Last of the Blind Man – 06 The Captain’s Papers

07 I go to Bristol – 08 At the Sign of the Spy-Glass


09 Powder and Arms – 10 The Voyage

Treasure Island Preparing for Mutiny by N. C. Wyeth

11 What I Heard in the Apple Barrel – 12 Council of War

13 How my Shore Adventure happend – 14 The First Blow

15 The Man of the Island – 16 Narrative continued by the Doctor

17 Narrative continued by the Doctor – 18 Narrative continued by the Doctor

Treasure Island Jim, Long John Silver and his Parrot by N. C. Wyeth

19 Narrative resumed by Jim Hawkins – 20 Silver’s Embassy

21 The Attack – 22 How my Sea Adventure Began

23 The Ebb-Tide Runs – 24 The Voyage of the Coracle


25 I Strike the Jolly Roger – 26 Israel Hands


Treasure Island Knife Fight between Pirates by N. C. Wyeth

27 Pieces of Eight – 28 In the Enemy’s Camp

29 The Black Spot Again – 30 On Parole

31 The Treaure Hunt, Flint’s Pointer – 32 The Treasure Hunt, the Voice Among the Trees

33 The Fall of a Chieftan – 34 And Last

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You are there! The Rise of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great quelling the Opis mutiny by Andre Castaigne

Rise of Alexander the Great: Peace Offer

Rise of Alexander the Great: Battle for Asia

Rise of Alexander the Great: Mutiny in India

Click here for more world history episodes from the old time radio drama You are There!

Click here to see downloadable Notebooking Pages for Ancient Greeks, Minoans and Mycenaeans from CurrClick.

Click here to see CurrClick’s Ancient Greece and Rome History Scribe pages for illustration and narration (both Elementary and Middle School pages included).  These links will take you away from My Audio School.

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Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle

Raggedy Ann and the Kite

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This book runs 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Raggedy Ann with books

Preface and Dedication

Introduction

Raggedy Ann Learns a Lesson

Raggedy Ann and the Kite

Raggedy Ann and the Washing

Raggedy Ann and the Kite

Raggedy Ann Rescues Fido

Raggedy Ann Rescues Fido

Raggedy Ann and the Painter

Raggedy Ann and the Painter

Raggedy Ann's Trip on the River

Raggedy Ann’s Trip on the River

Raggedy Ann and the Strange Dolls

Raggedy Ann and the Strange Dolls

Raggedy Ann and the Kitten

Raggedy Ann and the Kittens

Raggedy Ann and the Fairies’ Gift

Raggedy Ann and the Chickens

Raggedy Ann and the Chickens

Raggedy Ann and the Mouse

Raggedy Ann’s New Sisters

Raggedy Ann and the New Sisters

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Norton Anthology of Poetry links

Ripe Hachiya persimmons on a tree in December, licensed under GNU Free Documentation license by author Downtowngal

The Norton Anthology of Poetry has provided a web companion with several poems read aloud.  Here is their homepage where you can find several additional resources.  Below are links to the poems on their site.  Click on the links to go to their site, and then click on the speaker beside the text of each poem to hear it read aloud.  You’ll need QuickTime for the audio player to work.

Image of Chaucer as a pilgrim from Ellesmere Manuscript in Huntington Library in San Marino California.  This manuscript is an early publishing of Canterbury Tales.

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – 1400) The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale

Sir Patrick Spens Early Modern Ballads

Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542) They Flee from Me

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) When I Was Fair and Young

Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) Sonnet 75

Shepherd by Strambu Ipolit, 1871-1934

Christopher Marlowe (1564 – 1593) The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) Sonnet 146

John Donne (1572 – 1631) A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) To My Dear and Loving Husband

Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743 – 1825) The Rights of Woman

Old Chelsea Bridge, London by Pissarro, 1871

William Blake (1757 – 1827) London

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) Kubla Khan

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) Ulysses

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Song of Myself

Emily Dickinson, black and white photograph

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) #712

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) Easter 1916

Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955) Sunday Morning

William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963) This Is Just to Say

Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972) Poetry

Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918) Dulce Et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum est, One of many, many graveyards in the Somme battlefields, this one is on the main road between Albert and Baupaume, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0, by author Chris Hartford from London, UK

Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) The Weary Blues

W. H. Auden (1907 – 1973) In Memory of W. B. Yeats

Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953) Fern Hill

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000) We Real Cool

Denise Levertov (1923 – 1997) Tenebrae

Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) Diving into the Wreck

Derek Walcott (b. 1930) A Far Cry from Africa

1593 map Northern Hemisphere, Gerard de Jode

Eavan Boland (b. 1944) That the Science of Cartography Is Limited

Rita Dove (b. 1952) Parsley

Li-Young Lee (b. 1957) Persimmons

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Robert Louis Stevenson, selected poetry

RLS Here comes Rain Again, licensed under the Creative Commons Attributon 2.0 Generic license by author Juni from Kyoto Japan

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Rain

e-text for Rain

Bed in Summer

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My Shadow

e-text for My Shadow

My Kingdom

e-text for My Kingdom

The Wind

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Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Albany, Western Australia, photo released to public domain by the author Darren Hughes

At the Seaside

e-text for At the Seaside

My Bed is a Boat

My Bed is a Boat e-text

From a Railway Carriage

e-text for From a Railway Carriage

Pirate Story

e-text for Pirate Story

Robert Louis Stevenson portrait by Girolamo Nerli, public domain image

Foreign Lands

e-text for Foreign Lands

The Whole Duty of Children

The Whole Duty of Children e-text

Young Night Thought

e-text for Young Night Thought

Windy Nights

Windy Nights e-text

Cows Watering at a Quiet Pool by  Eugenio Zampighi, public domain

The Cow

e-text for The Cow

Romance

e-text for Romance

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin wall, 1989, published under GNU Free Documentation License by copyright holder Lear 21

Parents, please do not allow your children to peruse YouTube (or any other video sharing site) alone, and preview all video content before sharing with your children.

ABC News Broadcast of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Here is another video clip, this time of Regan at the Brandenburg Gate, pleading with Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall!”

Parents, please do not allow your children to peruse YouTube (or any other video sharing site) alone, and preview all video content before sharing with your children.

Click here to see a Cold War Era project pack for 7th grade and above from CurrClick. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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