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The Download Club
Recently our family was given a year’s access to the Download Club from My Teaching Library. This club allows us to download an unlimited amount from the multitude of resources they have available for Pre-K to 12th Grade.
My Teaching Library has thousands of documents to choose from, but thankfully they are organized in a way that you can search by ‘Grade’ or ‘Subject’, and there’s even a ‘Miscellaneous’ section with a variety of topics.
You can purchase their documents individually, or get unlimited access via the Download Club membership where you can choose to purchase it annually, or with a lifetime access.
Once you have chosen a document, it is ‘sent’ to your ‘Downloads’ folder on your dashboard for easy access.
We reviewed a mix of resources they provided, from lap books and notebooking pages, to coloring, copywork and quizzes. There truly is too much for me to cover in detail, but as a guide this list gives you an idea of the subjects represented:
- Arts : Art Coloring & Projects, Crafts and Music.
- Character Education : Character Traits and Growth Mindset.
- Electives : Architecture, Economics, Health, Home Economics and Religious Studies (Christian and Jewish Holocaust).
- Language Arts.
- Languages : American Sign Language, French and Spanish.
- Science : Chemistry, Earth Science, Life Sciences, Marine, Natural, Physical, Physics and Space & Astronomy.
- Social Studies : Includes Economics, Geography, Government & Citizenship and History.
Making The Most Of The Download Club
As mentioned we downloaded a range of different documents, and still didn’t scratch the surface of what they have to offer. However, here are some examples of what we chose, which tied in with my girls’ current studies and interests:
- Learn to Draw (Baby Animals and Flowers)
- 13 Colonies (Notebooking style)
- 40 Character Traits
- US Geography
- Constitution Lapbook
- U.S. Elections
- Northern Cardinal
- US Presidents
- Little House on The Prairie (Literature Unit)
- Proverbs 3 Copywork
- Monarch Butterfly
- Story of the Red Cross by Clara Barton
- Pony Puzzles
- The Mayflower (Presentation format)
You can either look within the library for something specific to support what you are or you’re going to study, or use it as inspiration to discover a new topic.
It may all seem a little random, but my girls enjoyed that we found resources connected to their current interests.
At first the amount of resources felt overwhelming, but there are plenty of future projects I’ll be gleaning from here. Unfortunately though, there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything.
If you want to study a topic in depth, then this may not be for you; although it contains several detailed literature units for some popular books.
This however is a wonderful resource if you want to learn the basics in a subject such as American Sign Language or gather specific notebooking pages for biographies during Black History Month. These are only two examples, but ones we plan to take advantage of in the future.
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