About

Mrs. Grimm
      Hello, my name is Kathy Grimm. I’m an artist and a teacher living and working in St. Louis, Mo. 'Historic House Plans' is my online journal dedicated to the art and design interests of my art students, colleagues and family members. Most of the posts included here will cover topics frequently associated with Rural Architecture, Interior Design and Home Economics. 
      Although not all of the content found here is unique or original, it is sometimes necessary for educators to adapt the contents of a web journal for easy access by their students and colleagues. Teachers may feel free to utilize these resources in their classrooms as they wish. However, I ask that you not propagate the jpgs. on alternative public websites because many of these are either my own original materials or have been significantly restored by myself for the expressed purpose of resourcing the materials to teachers. This does not limit, however, the number of copies that artists and crafters may produce apart from of the internet for their own private or creative interests.
      Some school districts have very restrictive policies concerning the number of websites that may be visited by students within their own private libraries and classrooms and it is for this reason, I have begun to write several online journals for own classrooms. Thrifty Scissors, The Belznickle Blog , Easter Crafts , Prickly Pins and A Guide to William Shakespeare are a few examples of my online journals for the classroom. In addition to these, I also have a coloring page websites for Sunday School resource and an older online journal called, Art Education Daily, that is the result of my k-12 certification in the state of Missouri.
      Included on my tabs are definitions of the most common areas of interest taught by home economics and interior design instructors in the American high school classroom. Virtual/Educational posts are also listed under the same categories on the left hand sidebar. Artifacts on this blog, may be used by teachers to construct or further extend lesson plans without the worry of violating copyright laws in the United States.  Although there is some original content on these pages adapted and edited by myself, I have meticulously researched and have represented the materials here specifically for the purpose of free use under American copyright law for educators.

Where do the materials come from and how may these be used?

      Although the articles, craft instructions and those original materials by Kathy Grimm are copyrighted, they may be used by certified educators for classroom activities, lesson plans, power points, white boards, ect... Make sure that you know what is what before presuming it to be public domain resource. All of the floor plans, photographs and graphics are either cleaned and restored here or are created entirely by myself or my family members.
      The jpgs. with copyright notices used within the posts that are the original property of Kathy Grimm and may not be used elsewhere on the web unless, you use the blogs' "reblog" software button located beneath the post. Google also sometimes uses our photos to link to our site through images or by maintaining web history through their archive.org searches. By submitting our content to Google we agree with the practice, however, this does not mean that we have similar agreements with webmasters who claim to have search pages that do not provide a direct link to our blog with every image or post listed. Search pages at pinterest do provide direct image linking to our blog, so this search software is a good example of a company software using a correct and ethical linking practice. 
      The videos posted on this blog belong to their prospective owners and are not in the public domain! These videos are provided by the youtube services freely in order to promote viral searches that are related under the category of Easter on this blog. When you upload a video at youtube, you agree to this practice.
      Some of the content redistributed on this blog comes from the generous people at wikipedia.org. Wikipedia freely distributes both encyclopedia articles or current articles that have been both dedicated to the public domain or have passed into the public domain by default. These articles may be freely printed by all school teachers. However, the articles should not be misrepresented as belonging to people who have not actually written them. If you include these in a publishing hard copy, you must reference their original authors in the back of the book, assignment, or report as you would for any resource used or quoted when compiling a book or turning in a paper.
      Blogger has added a simple safety feature to their layout. When designing your blog, simply press the "off" under Navbar and visitors to your blog will not be able to leap onto randomly selected blogs from your journal.

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