Since Ben Franklin is synonymous with Almanacs and December marks the 275th anniversary of Poor Richard's Almanack. - lessons on quotes. You can start with the Quotable Franklin.
lessons on history. Here are some pages from a 1753 Poor Richard's.
Other cultures are represented through their almanacs. Did you know that other countries also have had almanacs. Some since ancient times? On the left is a page from the Almanac for the Hindu year 1871-72.
Here are some further references from the Eduhound's article:
- The World Almanac for Kids Online
Offers games, quizzes, contests, and reference facts on topics like space, presidents, the environment, and animals.
- Fact Monster - Almanac
Find facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, business, education, and health.
- Infoplease - Daily Almanac
Features birthdays, This Day in History, news, word quizzes, weather facts, crosswords, and more.
- Baseball Almanac
Features in-depth baseball facts, original baseball research, and baseball statistics not found anywhere on the Internet.
Could books like almanacs and access to the Internet for supporting documentation be a major resource to teaching? I think so.