April 5, 2008

We have several new biographies to offer this month. Each one has a biography written for the elementary student. Activities include free study aids; a printable story, worksheet, crossword puzzle, word search, scrambled word puzzle, online game and an online jigsaw puzzle. There are several links for students to do in-depth research on their own.

Gutzon Borglum Sculptor, Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota

Ansel Adams American photographer, famous for his black and white photographs

James Forten African American inventor, abolitionist, civil rights leader

Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, humanitarian

John Chapman, (Johnny Appleseed)orchardist who planted apple trees across America

Kit Carson scout, Indian agent, Brevet Brigardier General in the Army

Galileo astronomer, physicist, condemned for heresy for his belief the earth revolved around the sun

Linda Lawrence in her series, God's Exquisite Garden, has written three new Bible lessons for women and young adults based on Proverbs 31.

The Virtuous Woman, Part 1

The Virtuous Woman, Part 2

The Virtuous Woman, Part 3

A Personal Note

Some wonder how I have time to write all the biographies. My sweet husband Murray who is 85 years old has Alzheimer's disease. The doctor tells us he is in the moderate to severe stage, so we spend a lot of time at home. When we go somewhere we go together and we get out and go to the gym, the grocery store, to church, and once a month to a concert. He doesn't wander...yet, so I can still leave him for short periods of time when I have an appointment with my doctor or dentist. Garden of Praise is my outlet and my window to the world. Three of our four children live near and they and our grandchildren are our joy. God blesses us with everything we need.

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