I love the fact that so many places these days like museums and zoos include lesson plans. Some even offer interactive educational activities and even lend out materials.
What a great way to study the state of Arkansas, the Historic Arkansas Museum has put together some PDF files to learn about the states history. I downloaded the first chapter and was pleased to see they had done it in a fun newspaper format. All together there are six chapters to download and five assements.
They also have loan boxes filled with everything an educator needs, they are free for a one week period. While it does not say so I am sure it is for locals only.
While zoos are a great resource for learning about different animals usually they are geared toward that specific zoo. But, because we are creative homeschoolers we can easily adapt these lesson plans or work sheets for our own personal use. The Saint Louis Zoo has some lesson plans which are not geared towards their zoo.
If you are lucky enough to live in St. Louis you can utilize their library and educational resources which are called zoocases full of educational materials.
Lastly the link that started this whole blog, Show Me a site with links to various museums' interactive sites in the UK.