My Audio School

Just another WordPress weblog

You are currently browsing the Empires category.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Scene from War and Peace, by Leonid Pasternak

Scene from War and Peace, by Leonid Pasternak

This audio was prepared for ESL learners for educational purposes and is presented on a non-profit site for streaming only, not for download. Click on the chapter you want to listen to and the book will automatically open up so you can read along.

Posted 7 months, 1 week ago.

Add a comment

Simon Bolivar

Bolivar the Liberator: Cavalcade of America

Posted 5 years, 9 months ago.

Add a comment

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Monet Water lilies 1917-1919

Download as a zipped file

Internet archive page

Subscribe in iTunes

Read this book yourself

Click here to see downloadable material from CurrClick which could be used with this book. Clicking these links will take you away from My Audio School.

To listen, click play in the box below or click on the chapter titles in this post.

Flowers on the windowsill by Carl Larsson

A Child’s Garden of Verses

The Child Alone

Carl Larsson, Lisbeth Fishing

Garden Days

Envoys

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

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

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Edgar Allen Poe, selected short works

illustration to The Purloined Letter by E.A. Poe, illustrator unknown, public domain image

Read these selections yourself

The Tell Tale Heart

The Purloined Letter

The Fall of the House of Usher, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, public domain

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Pit and the Pendulum

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Lewis and Clark Radio Theater

Lewis and Clark portraits

Lewis and Clark on the General Mills Radio Adventure theater

The American Trail: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Click here to see downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used with a study of Lewis and Clark. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Girl Arranging her Hair, Mary Cassatt

Download as a zipped Mp3 file

Internet archive page

Subscribe in iTunes

To read this book yourself online, click here.

Click here for a FREE study guide for Anne of Green Gables.  Clicking this link will take you away from My Audio School.

To listen, click play in the box below or click on the chapter links.

Child with red hair reading

01. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised

02. Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised

03. Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised

04. Morning at Green Gables

05. Anne’s History

06. Marilla Makes Up Her Mind

07. Anne Says Her Prayers

08. Anne’s Bringing-Up Is Begun

09. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified

Camille_Pissarro_033, painting in the public domain, comilation held by Yorck project, GNU Free Documentation license

10. Anne’s Apology

11. Anne’s Impressions of Sunday School

12. A Solemn Vow and Promise

13. The Delights of Anticipation

14. Anne’s Confession

15. A Tempest in the School Teapot

Tea, Mary Cassatt

16. Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results

17. A New Interest in Life

18. Anne to the Rescue

19. A Concert, a Catastrophe, and a Confession

20. A Good Imagination Gone Wrong

21. A New Departure in Flavorings

22. Anne is Invited Out to Tea

Mary Cassatt, The Cup of Tea

23. Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor

24. Miss Stacy and her Pupils Get Up a Concert

25. Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

26. The Story Club is Formed

27. Vanity and Vexation of Spirit

28. An Unfortunate Lily Maid

Midnight by Anders Zorn

29. An Epoch in Anne’s Life

30. The Queen’s Class is Organized

31. Where the Brook and River Meet

32. The Pass List is Out

33. The Hotel Concert

Young Woman with Auburn Hair in a Pink Blouse, Mary Cassatt

34. A Queen’s Girl

35. The Winter at Queen’s

36. The Glory and the Dream

37. The Reaper Whose Name is Death

38. The Bend in the Road

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Modern Kids, Vincent van Gogh. Portrait of Joseph Roulin. Arles, early 1889


courtesy of Museum of Modern Art

Click here to see a CurrClick Lapbook project pack on Great Artists of the World. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Music from Early America

Spirit of '76 by A.M. Willard

Archiving Early America has posted midi files for several songs from various early American time periods.

Revolutionary War Music

French and Indian War Music

The 18th Century

George Washington’s Life

The War of 1812

The Star Spangled Banner and America

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Clicking these links will take you away from My Audio School.  Kids, please get permission before leaving My Audio School.

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Thanksgiving Proclamations

Turkey Truthahn by Ustad Mansur, 1612

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick for Thanksgiving study. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Free Audio.org has provided 3 historic Thanksgiving Proclamations for download or streaming.

Click here to listen to William Bradford’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, and Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.

You can find more podcasts like these at Free Audio.

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Lewis and Clark: The Great Journey West video trailer and resources

National Geographic has released an excellent movie about Lewis and Clark, titled The Great Journey West. To watch the movie trailer, click the link, and look in the left hand sidebar for the words “Preview the Trailer”.

On their site you can view a preview of the movie, find out where to see the movie, download lesson plans, view the Family Activity Guide, and more.

You may also enjoy  National Geographic’s Go West page for interactive games about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

These links will take you away from My Audio School.  Kids, please get permission before leaving My Audio School.

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne

Summary: Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Seas islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as in his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high adventure, and wonders of the sea greet them at every turn. When all seems lost, they find help from an unexpected source. (Summary by Tom Weiss for Librivox)

Internet archive page

Download as a zipped file

Subscribe in iTunes

To read this book for yourself online, click here.

Running time: 10 hours, 37 minutes

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

coral island 3, photo by Molly Evert

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

100_3709

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

coral island 6, photo by Molly Evert

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Coral island 7, photo by Molly Evert

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Battle of Antietam

Download as a zipped file

Internet archive page

Subscribe in iTunes

To read this book for yourself, click here.

To listen to this book, click play in the box below or click on the links in this post.

Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

A slave auction house on Whitehall Street, Sherman Atlanta in fall 1864, before it was burned by Sherman's army

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 09
Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Battle of Chicamauga

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Battle of Wilson's Creek

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

The Storming of Fort Wagner, lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Just so Camel 3

For this book’s internet archive page, click here.

Download as a zipped file

Subscribe in iTunes

To read it yourself online, click here.

To listen, click play in the box below or click on the chapter titles.

Just so whale

How the Whale Got His Throat

Just so Camel

How The Camel Got His Hump

How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin

Just so rhino

How the Leopard Got His Spots

The Elephant’s Child

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo


The Beginning of the Armadillos

How the First Letter was Written

capital K

How The Alphabet Was Made

The Crab that Played with the Sea

The Cat that Walked by Himself

The Butterfly that Stamped

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

HB8

For this book’s internet archive page, click here.

Subscribe in iTunes

Download as a zipped file

To read it yourself, click here.

Click here to preview or purchase notebooking pages for Hans Brinker. Clicking this link will take you away from My Audio School.

You can also listen by clicking play in the box below, or by clicking the links in this post.

Total running time: 9 hours, 58 minutes

HB2

00 – Preface & Letter

01 – Hans and Gretel

02 – Holland

03 – The Silver Skates

04 – Hans and Gretel Find a Friend

05 – Shadows in the Home

06 – Sunbeams

07 – Hans Has His Way

08 – Introducing Jacob Poot and His Cousin

09 – The Festival of Saint Nicholas

10 – What the Boys Saw & Did in Amsterdam

tn_HB3

11 – Big Manias and Little Oddities

12 – On the Way to Haarlem

13 – A Catastrophe

14 – Hans

15 – Homes

16 – Haarlem, The Boys Hear Voices

17 – The Man With Four Heads

18 – Friends in Need

19 – On the Canal

20 – Jacob Poot Changes the Plan

HB4

21 – Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare

22 – The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous

23 – Before The Court

24 – The Beleaguered Cities

25 – Leyden

26 – The Palace in the Wood

27 – The Merchant Prince & the Sister-Princess

28 – Through The Hague

29-30 – A Day of Rest – Homeward Bound

HB1

31 – Boys and Girls

32 – The Crisis

33 – Gretel and Hilda

34 – The Awakening

35 – Bones and Tongues

36 – A New Alarm

37 – The Father’s Return

38 – The Thousand Guilders

39 – Glimpses

HB5

40 – Looking for Work

41 – The Fairy Godmother

42 – The Mysterious Watch

43 – A Discovery

44-The Race

HB6

45 – Joy in the Cottage

HB7

46 – Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs

47 – Broad Sunshine

48 – Conclusion

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

tn_little_princess_goodbye dad

For this book’s internet archive page, click here.

Subscribe in iTunes

Download as a zipped Mp3 file

To read it yourself online, click here.

Click here to preview or purchase a Highlights Literature unit study for A Little Princess (clicking this link will take you away from My Audio School).

To listen, click play in the box below or click on the chapter links in this post.

a little princess, nice clothes

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

a little princess, with friend

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

 a little princess, eating

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

tn_little_princess_attic

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

tn_little_princess_parrot

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

a little princess, cleaning

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

a little princess, final

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Four Sisters by Norah Neilson Gray

To access this book’s internet archive file, click here.

Subscribe in iTunes

Download as a zipped file

To read the book yourself, click here.

Click here to see some CurrClick resources which can be used with Little Women.

Total running time: 19 hours

You can also listen by clicking play in the box below, or by clicking on the chapter titles in this post.

The Granddaughter writing, 1923, by Max Liebermann

PART 1

ONE:  PLAYING PILGRIMS

TWO:  A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Franz Skarbina, Unter dem Weihnachtsbaum

THREE:   THE LAURENCE BOY

FOUR:   BURDENS

FIVE:   BEING NEIGHBORLY

SIX:   BETH FINDS THE PALACE BEAUTIFUL

LW Girl at the Piano by Robinson

SEVEN: AMY’S VALLEY OF HUMILIATION

EIGHT:  JO MEETS APOLLYON

NINE: MEG GOES TO VANITY FAIR

TEN: THE P.C. AND P.O.

ELEVEN:  EXPERIMENTS

TWELVE:  CAMP LAURENCE

THIRTEEN: CASTLES IN THE AIR

Limes Citrus_×aurantiifolia927505341, image published by Matt in Las Vegas, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 license

FOURTEEN:  SECRETS

FIFTEEN:  A TELEGRAM

SIXTEEN: LETTERS

SEVENTEEN: LITTLE FAITHFUL

EIGHTEEN:  DARK DAYS

NINETEEN: AMY’S WILL

TWENTY: CONFIDENTIAL

TWENTY-ONE:  LAURIE MAKES MISCHIEF, AND JO MAKES PEACE

TWENTY-TWO:  PLEASANT MEADOWS

TWENTY-THREE:  AUNT MARCH SETTLES THE QUESTION

PART 2

TWENTY-FOUR:  GOSSIP

TWENTY-FIVE: THE FIRST WEDDING

The Wedding Morning by Bacon

TWENTY-SIX: ARTISTIC ATTEMPTS

TWENTY-SEVEN: LITERARY LESSONS

TWENTY-EIGHT:  DOMESTIC EXPERIENCES

TWENTY-NINE: CALLS

THIRTY:  CONSEQUENCES

THIRTY-ONE:  OUR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

THIRTY-TWO:  TENDER TROUBLES

THIRTY-THREE:  JO’S JOURNAL

THIRTY-FOUR:  FRIEND

THIRTY-FIVE:  HEARTACHE

THIRTY-SIX: BETH’S SECRET

THIRTY-SEVEN:  NEW IMPRESSIONS

THIRTY-EIGHT: ON THE SHELF

THIRTY-NINE:  LAZY LAURENCE

FORTY:  THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW

FORTY-ONE: LEARNING TO FORGET

FORTY-TWO: ALL ALONE

FORTY-THREE:  SURPRISES

FORTY-FOUR: MY LORD AND LADY

FORTY-FIVE:  DAISY AND DEMI

FORTY-SIX:  UNDER THE UMBRELLA

FORTY-SEVEN:  HARVEST TIME

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

Add a comment

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte radio theater

Jane Eyre illustration

Favorite Story presents Jane Eyre

The Campbell Playhouse presents Jane Eyre

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago.

Add a comment

Buffalo Bill

This story about Buffalo Bill is from the old time radio show Cavalcade of America.

Buffalo Bill

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago.

Add a comment

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott, 1940 movie

According to reviewers, the movie stays fairly true to the book, except for one scene added at the end when two con-men cook up a scheme to save Plumfield from foreclosure. It may take a moment for this movie to load.

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago.

1 comment

Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software


Powered by Wordpress
Sliding Doors Wordpress theme designed by Wayne Conner
Creatively Designed Duncan Services