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The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787

Constitution signatures

Read the Constitution of the United States.

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Click here to see a variety of downloadable resources from CurrClick which could be used in a study of the Constitution. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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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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To hear this book, click play in the box below or click on the chapter titles.

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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Click here for a selection of downloadable curriculum from CurrClick which could be used for a study of Treasure Island.

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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

Click here to see a downloadable unit study from CurrClick about Robert Louis Stevenson. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Rain

e-text for Rain

Bed in Summer

e-text for Bed in Summer

My Shadow

e-text for My Shadow

My Kingdom

e-text for My Kingdom

The Wind

e-text for The Wind

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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Ronald Reagan speaking about Assassination Attempt

Ronald Reagan speaks with Larry King about the assassination attempt on his life, March 30, 1981.

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.

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Ancient and Medieval Church History

Hus, detail, image released to public domain by its author, Taborak

Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, has made several classes available for free online through their Worldwide Classroom.

Although Ancient and Medieval Church History is a college-level course, I believe it would be appropriate for a high school student studying this topic.

In order to listen to these free classes, you’ll need to register with Worldwide Classroom. After registering, you’ll be able to listen to all of these sessions on Mp3, as well as download written transcripts and study guides for each lecture.

Click here to learn more about this course or to download a syllabus.

Click here to learn more about Worldwide Classroom.

Click here for Covenant Theological Seminary’s statement of faith.

Click here to access the Free Registration page, a necessary step to listening to all that Worldwide Classroom has to offer.

Augustine and the Donatists

Here is a course description and a list of the topics covered in this course.
Course Description (taken from the Worldwide Classroom site):
A study of Christianity from the Early Church to the dawn of the Reformation, with source material readings. This course places an emphasis on the application of church history to life and ministry and helps the student to understand the development of Christian thought and the formulation of doctrine as part of God’s overall pattern of history. This course is taught by David Calhoun.

Lesson 1: The Study of Church History

Lesson 2: The Growth of the Christian Church

Lesson 3: The Persecutions

Lesson 4: The Apologists

Lesson 5: Orthodoxy and Heresy

Lesson 6: Canon, Creed, and Bishops

Lesson 7: The Early Church Fathers

Lesson 8: The People of the Early Church

Lesson 9: The Church in the Fourth Century

Lesson 10: The Beginnings of Monasticism

Lesson 11: Donatism

Lesson 12: The Council of Nicea

Lesson 13: Cappadocians and Constantinople

Lesson 14: Ambrose, Jerome, and Chrysostom

Lesson 15: Augustine’s Confessions

Lesson 16: Augustine and the Pelagian Controversy

Lesson 17: Augustine’s Theology of History

Lesson 18: The Council of Chalcedon

Lesson 19: The Early Middle Ages

Lesson 20: Medieval Missions

Lesson 21: The Christianization of Great Britain

Lesson 22: Learning and Theology

Lesson 23: Eastern Orthodoxy

Lesson 24: The Late Middle Ages

Lesson 25: Medieval Monasticism

Lesson 26: Crusades or Missions?

Lesson 27: The Waldensians

Lesson 28: Scholastic Theology

Lesson 29: Thomas Aquinas

Lesson 30: The Sacramental System

Lesson 31: Church and State

Lesson 32: Wycliffe and Hus

Lesson 33: Reform in Italy

Lesson 34: Mysticism and the Modern Devotion

Lesson 35: The Waning of the Middle Ages

Appendix A: Catholic World Missions

Appendix B: The Spread of the Western Church

Appendix C: The Spread of the Eastern Church

Appendix D: The 100 Most Important Dates in Church History

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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

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Inside Birding videos

Inside Birding: Episode One, Size and Shape

This video series from All About Birds is designed to teach children the basics to birdwatching.

Here is a summary about this episode from the All About Birds site.

Learn the most fundamental skill for identifying birds: recognizing them by size and shape.

Chris and Jessie show you how to compare different birds and employ your observations to make a confident ID. Join them in the field to practice these techniques on common birds and learn how to distinguish similar species such as Hairy and Downy woodpeckers.

 

Check out the online bird guide at All About Birds!

Click here for more links from All About Birds.  Page down to Explore More to read about sharpening your ID skills with silhouettes, a video about the American Robin, and honing your ability to ID birds with beak size and shape.

Episode Two: Color Pattern

Episode Summary from the All About Birds Site:

If you’re relying solely on your field guide to make an ID, you might be missing out on easy opportunities to identify the birds you see.

Join Jessie and Chris as they demonstrate the importance of observing a bird’s overall color pattern. Learn to recognize specific features and patterns to identify birds with confidence.

 

 

To learn more, go to the All About Birds Site and page down to the Explore More section.  You’ll find links to information about dark and light plumage patterns, key field marks to watch for, the different parts of a bird, and birding the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Florida, an episode location.

All About Birds has the best online bird guide on the web!

Episode Three: Behavior

Summary of this episode from the All About Birds website:

Besides being fun, observing the way a bird behaves can provide critical clues to its identity. With stunning footage from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, Chris and Jessie show you different types of behaviors to watch for and how to interpret them.

 

Click here to see links relating to this episode, including the Macaulay Library, behavior clues in greater detail, and birding at Green Cay, an episode location.

Episode Four: Habitat

Here is a summary about Episode Four: Habitat from the All About Birds Website:

Inside this Episode

Join Jessie and Chris as they bird the marshes, cypress swamps, and nearby mangroves of Florida’s Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in pursuit of the elusive Limpkin.

You’ll learn how to employ your observations of habitat to help you determine the probability of finding birds in certain locations and to confirm the identity of the birds you see.

 

For links and more information, click here. Page down to Explore More to check out the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, great birding opportunities in Southern Florida, or to visit eBird for dynamic information on when and where to find birds.

All About Birds has the best online bird guide on the web!

Click here to view downloadable curriculum from CurrClick relating to the study of birds.

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The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley

insect, image from 4th edition of Meyers Konversationslexikon, copyright expired, book is now in the public domain,  Meyers b16 s0352a

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Click here for a CurrClick copywork book based on The Insect Folk. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To hear this book, click play in the box below or click on the chapter titles.

insect, mantis, photo released to public domain by its author Neelix, Mantodea 1

00 – A Word to the Children

insect, dragonfly 3, photo released into the public domain by its author Neelix

01 – Our Pretty Dragonflies

02 – The Fairy May Flies

03 – The Stone Fly Folk

04 – The Silver Fish

insect, Common Cockroach, Project Gutenberg eText 16410, image in the public domain

05- The Old Cockroaches

06 – Neighbor Walking Stick

insects, Mantids, Mantidae, and a Walking Stick, plate 50 volume 1 from Illustrations of Exotic entomology, public domain, DruryV1P050AA

07 – The Grasshopper Tribes

08 – The Shorthorned Grasshoppers

09 – The Longhorned Grasshoppers

10 – Pretty Katydids

11 – The Cricket-Like Grasshoppers

insect, musical cricket, from The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates, public domain

12 – The Cheery Cricket People

13 – A Large Family

14 – The Great Bug Family

15 – The Water Boatman

16 – The Funny Back-Swimmers

17 – The Giant Water Bug

18 – Little Mrs. Shore Bug

insect, water strider, Gerris marginatus at Cincinnati Zoo, photo by Ltshears, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Unported license

19 – The Airy Water Striders

20 – A Queer Fellow

21 – The Well Dressed Lace Bug

22 – A Bad Bug

23 – The Troublesome Red Bug

24 – The Ravenous Chinch Bugs

25 – The Well Protected Stink Bug

26 – The Louse

27 – Bird Lice and Book Lice

insect, Cicada,  Illinois summer of 2007, photo by Nickaleck, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 license

28 – Friend Cicada

29 – The Odd Spittle Insect

30 – Pretty Leaf Hoppers

31 – The Comical Tree Hoppers

32 – The Jumping Plant Lice

insect, aphids fight, image by Richard Bartz, aka Makro Freak, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 license, Aphidoidea fight

33 – The Aphids

34 – Scale Bugs

35 – The Horned Corydalus

36 – Fairy Lacewing

37 – The Ant Lion

38 – The Little Caddice Flies

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton’s 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character’s fraught relationships with his “sickly, cantankerous” wife Zeena and his young, beautiful cousin Mattie Silver. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

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You can stream individual chapters of this book using the player widget located on its Librivox Internet archive page

Total running time: 3 hours, 13 minutes

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Panama Canal video

Here is an interesting time-lapse video showing the journey of a cruise ship through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. In less than 2 minutes you’ll get a good understanding of the length of the canal and how a ship moves through the locks.

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 selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used while studying the Panama Canal. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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John F. Kennedy’s Moon speech

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.

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Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Aladdin Arabian Nights

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from the Frog Prince Tales.

To download this story to MP3, click here.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp from Andrew Lang’s The Blue Fairy Book. To read the text yourself, click here. To download the entire Blue Fairy Book to MP3,click here.

Aladdin by Anonymous, from Children’s Short Stories v. 4

General Mills Radio Adventure Theater: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

Click here to see CurrClick’s downloadable copywork notebook for Aladdin. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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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.

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In Flanders Field by John McCrae

Lest we  forget, photo by hobvias sudoneighm, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 license

Read this poem and others by John McCrae

In Flanders Field by John McCrae

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