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re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

Free world U
discovery education.com
I will be adding lots more.
This way we can all learn some new sites.

This post was edited on Jul 28, 2011 07:01 PM

re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

Awesome Resource LOTS here (I LOVE THIS SITE)
http://www.educational-freeware.com/

(have not used these or looked closely at them. I’ve compiled these lists from various other sites) 

Early Learning:
1. Starfall - Teaches alphabet and early reading skills.
starfall.com

2. Brightly Beaming Resources - Letter of the week, sound of the week, science of the week, etc. This is a good all-around site for early learning.
http://www.letteroftheweek.com/

3. Rhyme a week
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/g....htm#This_Week

4. Enchanted Learning - Not really free, but a lot can be accessed without paying (membership is $20 donation/year per family)
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html





Whole Curriculum:
1. Ambleside Online - Charlotte Mason. Wonderful resource that includes lots of info and is really a full curriculum option. Great booklist!
http://amblesideonline.org/index.shtml

2. An Old-Fashioned Education - Another really complete option. LOTS of stuff to look at and use here!
http://oldfashionededucation.com/

3. Puritans' Home School - I have heard good things, but have never used this. VERY religious site, but it does appear pretty complete.
http://www.puritans.net/curriculum/

4. Core Knowledge lesson plans - Tons of lesson plans on lots of subjects from PK-8. I have not used this, but it looks really good.
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resr...sons/index.htm

5. About.com Homeschooling section (not really a whole curriculum, but TONS of stuff)
http://homeschooling.about.com/

6. Tanglewood Education
http://www.tanglewoodeducation.com/

7. The Baltimore Project
http://www.cstone.net/~bcp/BCPIntro2.htm

8. PASS Materials (FL)
http://www.pass.leon.k12.fl.us/default.aspx

9. Paula's Archives
http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/

10. EdSITEment
http://www.edsitement.neh.gov/

11. Mater Amabilis (Catholic Charlotte Mason Curriculum)
http://materamabilis.org/


Unit Studies:
1. Homeschool Share - Lots and lots and LOTS of projects and unit studies.
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

2. A Journey Through Learning Inventor unit study and lapbook. Click on Free products
http://ajourneythroughlearning.com/

3. H.I.P. Pocket Change. Several Lesson Plans revolving around money
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/

4. Homeschool Helper
http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/units.htm

5. Oceanography
http://www.currclick.com/product_inf...roducts_id=243

6. SCORE Cyberguides
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html

7. Eyes
http://www.aaofoundation.org/what/heritage/

8. Birds Notebooking pages
http://www.currclick.com/product_inf...ers=0_0&free=1

9. Nature Study
http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/

10. Canada
http://www.knowledgequestmaps.com/canadaunit.htm


Math:
1. Ray's Arithmetic - 1885 math book on google books. Thorough and "back to basics". (click on the icon on the page and scroll down to read/print)
http://books.google.com/books?id=eop...age&q=&f=false

2. CSMP materials - K-6
http://ceure.buffalostate.edu/~csmp/...ram/index.html

3. First Lessons in Arithmetic - 1878 math text
http://www.donpotter.net/math.htm

4. NC public school math program K-2
http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/mat...s_k2_resou.php

5. Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (UK) - AKA MEP
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm

6. Living Math History (lessons on right)
http://livingmath.net/LessonPlans/C1...S/Default.aspx

7. Pearson Scott Foresman K-5
http://pgcounty.scottforesman.com/

8. Geogebra (Algebra and Geometry)
http://www.geogebra.org/cms/

9. Oakes Math
http://dorioakes.bravehost.com/Math.html

10. Eduplace printable workbooks
http://www.eduplace.com/math/hmm/practice/lp_1.html
http://www.eduplace.com/math/hmm/practice/lp_2.html
http://www.eduplace.com/math/hmm/practice/lp_3.html
http://www.eduplace.com/math/hmm/practice/l _ 4.html http://www.eduplace.com/math/hmm/practice/lp_5.html
http://www.eduplace.com/math/hmm/practice/lp_6.html
and activities that coordinate with this program
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmm/

11. Middle/High school math
http://go.hrw.com/gopages/ma-msm.html

12. McDougal Littell Math Course
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/ms...e.htm?state=MN
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/ms...e.htm?state=MN
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/ms...e.htm?state=MN
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/pr...e.htm?state=MN
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/al...e.htm?state=MN
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/ge...e.htm?state=MN
http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/al...e.htm?state=MN

13. Missouri Schools program (including TM/answers)
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/msma...e/index.php/mo
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/msma...e/index.php/mo
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/msma...e/index.php/mo
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/prea.../index.php4/mo
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/alge.../index.php4/mo

14. Glencoe Workbooks
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/georgia...workbooks.html

15. Public Schools of NC math program
http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/mat...s_k2_resou.php



Math Drill:
1. Math Magician Games
http://resources.oswego.org/games/ma...cathymath.html

2. Printable math worksheets
http://www.mathfactcafe.com/

3. Math U See (online)
http://mathusee.com/drill.html

4. Math worksheets to create and print (some portions pay)
http://themathworksheetsite.com/

5. Timez Attack (multiplication video game - way cool) - basic is free
http://www.bigbrainz.com/indexd.php

6. Harcourt activities
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/math2002/na/gr1.html
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/math2002/na/gr2.html
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/math2002/na/gr3.html
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/math2002/na/gr4.html
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/math2002/na/gr5.html
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/math2002/na/gr6.html

7. Learn to play chess (I guess this is math...haha)
http://chesskids.com/


Phonics:
1. Word Mastery
http://donpotter.net/PDF/Word%20Mastery%20-%20Typed.pdf

2. Starfall (learn to read online)
http://www.starfall.com/

3. Blend Phonics
http://www.donpotter.net/Blend%20Phonics.htm

4. Sadler-Oxford
http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/student.cfm

5. Progressive Phonics
http://www.progressivephonics.com/

6. Society for Quality Education
http://www.societyforqualityeducatio...stairway2.html


Literature/Reading Guides and Units:
1. Novel Study Guides for the Classroom Teacher
http://www.nt.net/~torino/novels3.html

2. Reading Units by Gay Miller
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/units/units_with_books.htm

3. Garden of Praise
http://www.gardenofpraise.com/lesson.htm

4. Glencoe Literature Guides
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/

5. Literature Activity Guides by Nancy Polette - These are samples, but are in depth enough to test if your child understood the story.
http://www.nancypolette.com/litguides.asp

6. SCORE Cyberguides (California schools)
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cyberguide.html

7. Dangerous Journey (Pilgrim's Progress for kids version) study guide
https://www.visionvideo.com/pdf/DangJourney.pdf

8. Course in nature study: for grades one and two - Detroit Public Schools
http://books.google.com/books?id=i8EOAAAAMAAJ

9. Nature-study: a manual for teachers and students
http://books.google.com/books?id=C4EWAAAAIAAJ

10. Readquarium (mostly games)
http://www.gamequarium.com/readquarium/index.html

11. Harcourt Guides
Grade 1
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/grade_1.html
Grade 2
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/grade_2.html
Grade 3
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/grade_3.html
Grade 4
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/grade_4.html
Grade 5
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/grade_5.html
Grade 6
http://harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/grade_6.html

12. National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/history/


Free Books:
1. Classical Education Library
http://www.classical-education.net/

2. Kids4Classics
http://www.kids4classics.com/

3. Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

4. Online Library of Liberty
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php...icxt&Itemid=29

5. Google Books
http://books.google.com/books

6. The Baldwin Project
http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displ...icle=christmas

7. Planet eBook
http://www.planetebook.com/

8. 19th Century Schoolbooks
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/nietz/

9. Librivox - Free online audiobooks
http://librivox.org/

10. Storynory - Free online audiobooks
http://storynory.com/

11. Free Books online
http://www.wowio.com/

12. Magic Keys
http://www.magickeys.com/books/

13. Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/Readin...dingBrain.html

14. Interactive Story Books
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch...nlinestory.htm

15. Stories about American Heroes
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

Spelling/Vocab.:
1. spellingcity.com - Awesome website where you can input a list or click on someone else's list. Games and quizzes, etc.

2. Zaner Bloser Spelling Connections - practice pages
http://www.zaner-bloser.com/spelling...ice-pages.html

3. Splashes from the River - free spelling course
http://www.splashesfromtheriver.com/...rseoutline.htm

4. Webster's Spelling - 1824 spelling book
http://www.donpotter.net/PDF/Webster...ook%201824.pdf

5. Merriam Webster's daily Buzzword (and games)
http://www.wordcentral.com/buzzword/buzzword.php


Handwriting:
1. Zaner Bloser online
http://www.zaner-bloser.com/zbfontsonline/index.htm

2. Writing Wizard Make Handwriting Worksheets - ESL Writing Wizard
http://www.writingwizard.longcountdo...eet_maker.html

3. Custom Tracer Pages
http://www.kidzone.ws/tracers/none/index.asp


Grammar and creative Writing:
1. Harvey's Grammar
http://books.google.com/books?id=H8A...loirCg#PPP1,M1

2. Young Novelist Workbooks. There is a workbook for elementary, middle and high school. Designed to go with national novel writing month, but can be used any time.
http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/workbooks

3. English Banana Elementary Workbook. For individual pages go to: http://www.englishbanana.com/big-gra...orksheets.html
For complete download go to: http://download.cnet.com/English-Ban...=dl&tag=button

4. Scott Foresman
http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html

5. KISS Grammar
http://home.pct.edu/~evavra/KISS.htm

6. Daily Grammar
http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.shtml

7. Book Adventure
http://www.bookadventure.org/

8. Read-Write-Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

9. Grammar/Writing 6-12
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/missour...workbooks.html

10. Eduplace
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/practice.html
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/6_8/

11. Writing Templates
http://www.classzone.com/cz/find_state.htm

12. Writing for the Grammar Stage
http://home.att.net/~mikejaqua/may-june-00.html






History

1. Scripted 'People of America' History lessons
http://www.prontolessons.com/lessons.html

2. Little City Kids K/1 History/Geography plans
http://www.littlecitykids.com/lessonplans/index.php

3. American Heritage. Uses teacher jargon, but is complete.
http://www.americanheritage.org/curriculum.html

4. American History (WONDERFUL SITE)
http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschoo...toryindex.html

5. Mosaic Introduction to World History
http://bringinguplearners.com/mosaic...s-and-marvels/

6. World History Outline
http://www.smithlifescience.com/SS2005LessonPlans.htm

7. Animated Atlas of US history
http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html

8. Myths, Maps, and Marvels - Ancients lesson plans
http://bringinguplearners.com/mosaic/

9. Colonial Williamsburg
http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/

10. Ancient Mesopotamia unit
http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/...Lesson%20Plans

Geography:
1. Countries and Cultures around the world. Elementary age.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/5622573/Co...s-of-the-World

2. Sheppard Software Geography (Online)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

3. Discover America State by State. Uses the C is for...... book series.
http://www.gale.cengage.com/Discover...ides/index.htm

4. Outline Maps
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/

5. Nat. Geo. Xpeditions for Geography
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/

6. www.kidsofcourage.com click on downloads, give the info, click on downloads again. A countries and cultures curriculum at your fingertips with all the activities and fun right there...and enough to last a couple years! It's good for youngers too but it's quite a bit of info to take in, so there's plenty of "meat" in there for olders as well. You could grab some library books to go along with it for whichever country you are on.
www.kidsofcourage.com

7. Adoption/Cultures
http://www.rainbowkids.com/HTMLFiles...KidsActivities

8. Growing Up Around the World: Books as Passports to Global Understanding for Children in the United States is a project of the International Relations Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/al...roundWorld.cfm

Current Events:
1. TIME for kids.
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

2. NY Times Learning Network. Updated daily and many archived lessons
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html


Music:
1. High school music ed
http://www.harmonyfinearts.com/section/freedownloads/

2. Classics for Kids
http://www.classicsforkids.com/

3. Piano Lessons
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebies.html

4. Guitar
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Fre...itarindex.html

5. Music Theory
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Fun...workbooks.html
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Art:
1. Dick Blick Lessons
http://www.dickblick.com/lessonplans/

2. Meet the Masters
http://www.getinvolvedineducation.co...ram-Manual.pdf

3. A Lifetime of Color
http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/main.taf?p=1

4. Teach Art at Home
http://www.teachartathome.com/FreeProjectCurrent.html


Teacher helps (planning/support):
1. Donna Young - Tons of planning stuff, including some things like handwriting masters.
donnayoung.org

2. Homeschool Inc. - Online planning software (very versatile)
http://home-school-inc.com

3. Homeschool Tracker (planning software - basic free, full pay)
http://homeschooltracker.com/

4. Online Lesson Planner, Scheduler, and Tracker
http://www.homeschoolskedtrack.com/H...isplayLogin.do

5. Super Teacher Worksheets. Lots of well done worksheets for all subject areas. Grade level 1st-4th
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/index.html

6. Free Forms
http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/forms.html

7. Freebie of the day
http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/

8. Currclick. They feature a free product once a week to download. It usually changes Monday afternoons
http://www.currclick.com/index.php

9. Freely educate. Lots of great links here
http://www.freelyeducate.com/

10. Hoagies Gifted. Tons of Free high school curriculum links
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm

11. Education World
http://educationworld.com/

12. Internet Activities to coordinate with each grade and subject
http://www.gsc.amdsb.ca/

13. Scholastic
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp

14. Softschools
http://www.softschools.com/

15. Videos (creationist site -- have not used)
http://www.answersingenesis.org/kids/videos

16. Worksheets
http://www.worksheetworks.com/miscel...rganizers.html

17. Charlotte Mason stuff (not all free)
http://simplycharlottemason.com/

18. FossWeb by Delta Education. Click on the subject, then teacher resources. You will then have to click on Teacher Prep videos for the lessons. Everything else on the page supports the lessons. There are games, worksheets, and many additional resources listed
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/index.html

19. Higher Up and Further In blog
http://higherupandfurtherin.blogspot.com/

20. Pioneer Woman blog
http://thepioneerwoman.com/

21. Well-Trained Mind
welltrainedmind.com/forums/

22. Teacher Tube
http://www.teachertube.com/


Science:
1. Engineering for kids ages 8 and up. Single subject lesson plans. Nicely done and easy to understand
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forum...ree+curriculum

2. Earth Awareness Curriculum for Middle Schoolers
http://cygnus-group.com/use-less-stuff/NSTA.html

3. Life Science Curriculum
http://www.eequalsmcq.com/Thank%20yo...%20Science.htm

4. Otter’s Science
http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschoo...ence_main.html

5. K-12 Science
http://www.msnucleus.org/curriculum/curriculum.html

6. Take a Cloud Walk (Cloud unit)
http://www.takeawalk.com/cloud-walk/

7. Science plans for 6th grade based on the "Prentice-Hall Life Science" book
http://www.smithlifescience.com/

8. Hands-On Technology Program
http://www.galaxy.net/~k12/

9. NASA for educators
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

10. Science Songs
http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/

11. Invitations to Science Inquiry
http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/eri...0/1e/27/27.pdf

12. Science Videos
http://www.teachersdomain.org/

13. Animal Units
http://www.scribd.com/people/documen...06/folder/1072

14. Animal Activity Packs
http://www.kidszoo.org/education/zaps.htm

15. Videos that demonstrate experiments for every element on the periodic table
http://www.periodicvideos.com/

16. Click on the element and then on the microphone to hear about the element
http://www.webelements.com/

17. Inventor's Timeline
http://inventors.about.com/od/timeli...Nineteenth.htm

18. BODIES, the exhibition ~ includes educator guides for various grade levels from Carnegie Science Center. Even if you aren't interested in the exhibit or pictures of the preserved bodies, there is good info in the guides that can be used for lessons:
http://wheresciencehappens.org/bodiesguide.htm


Computer Science:
1. Blender 3D animation creation
http://www.blender.org/

2. Computer Programming Course
http://www.alice.org/index.php

3. Computer Training Courses
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computer/

4. Computer Animating and Design
http://scratch.mit.edu/


Typing:
1. Online typing Course
http://www.goodtyping.com/

2. Dance Mat Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

3. Touch Typing (Online)
http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/

4. Kiran's Typing Tutor
http://www.kiranreddys.com/products/typing.html

5. Learn2Type
http://www.learn2type.com/


Foreign Language:
1. BBC Languages
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

2. Elementary/Middle School beginning Spanish. The first book listed is a free download.
http://nflrc.iastate.edu/pubs/units/unitsList.html

3. Greek and Latin
http://www.textkit.com/

4. FSI Language Courses
http://fsi-language-courses.com/default.aspx

5. Live Mocha - This is a social site, so you may want to monitor your kids closely on this one.
http://www.livemocha.com/

6. OFS (Online free spanish)
http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/

7. Spanish Unlimited
http://www.spanishunlimited.com/

8. Latin Resources
http://www.cdacademy.com/class/2007/...-games-online/
http://www.gettingstartedwithlatin.com/
http://hungryfrog.com/classics.html
http://homeschool.online.program.lat...lyfishfun.com/
http://www.memoriapress.com/help/Latin.htm

9. French Resources
http://www.poissonrouge.com/
http://lexiquefle.free.fr/learn-french.htm

10. Boca Beth (Spanish)
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f

11. Salsa (Spanish)
http://www.gpb.org/salsa/term/episodes

12. Mommy Teach Me Spanish
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f

13. In the Beginning Greek
http://www.inthebeginning.org/


Home Economics/Life Skills:
1. Future Christian Homemakers (Have not used or looked into this)
http://www.futurechristianhomemakers...sonsIndex.html


Virtual Field Trips:
1. Take a field Trip
http://www.uen.org/tours/fieldtrips2.shtml

2. Meet Me at the Corner
http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/


High School/College 1. HippoCampus Free Courses
http://www.hippocampus.org/

2. Mixed Courses in many subjects
http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/

3. Printable Courses in all subject areas. Not sure who funds this one, but I like how the curriculum is laid out
http://www.pass.leon.k12.fl.us/Speci...t%20Areas.aspx

4. University of Berkley Courses. Tons of Free Courses available here
http://webcast.berkeley.edu/

5. Yale University Open Courses. Nicely done and easy to access IMO
http://oyc.yale.edu/

6. University of Washington free courses
http://www.outreach.washington.edu/openuw/

7. M.I.T. open Courseware. Tons of completely free courses in many subjects
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm






Bible Studies:
1. http://www.padfield.com/

2. Calvert
http://children.calvarychapel.com/site/curriculum.htm

3. Notebooking Pages
http://www.notebookingpages.com/stor...5bc3631269ff94


Health and Nutrition:
1. http://www.nutritionexplorations.org...ssons-main.asp

re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

http://progressivephonics.com/~suzettew/ - For phonics

http://oldfashionededucation.com/index.html - Complete curriculum

re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

Yikes, I guess I didn't need to post those last two! :-) Here is another one for Bible...

http://peregrina1.wordpress.com/daily-bible-studies/ages-6/

re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

Wow, jca, that's quite a list!

I'll just add that my blog has links to a number of free resources for homeschooling (mixed in with some not-free).

edubrowsing.blogspot.com

re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

http://www.usa-printables.com/
http://www.seterra.net/
http://freehomeschoolinglibrar.blogspot.com/
http://www.bookadventure.com/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6202439/Free-Homeschool-Resources
http://web4.audubon.org/bird/BoA/BOA_index.html
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search
http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displayarticle.php?article=feature
http://www.handwritingforkids.com/
http://www.spellingcity.com/
http://www.squidoo.com/cheap-homeschooling
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/index.html
http://simplycharlottemason.com/
http://www.charlottemasonhelp.com/
http://www.oldfashionededucation.com/

re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

http://www.homeschoolforfree.net/


It's a blog with links for everything you could ever think of!


re: Let's complie a list of FREE websites for HomeSchool. I will start with...

Don't think these have been mentioned....

www.handwritingworksheets.com (make your own)
www.lessonpathways.com lots of good stuff!
www.sfreading.com great for grammar and etc.

I know I've got lots and lots more bookmarked. I'll have to come back to this thread and post more later. Let's keep this going!

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