Home School Resources

There is an abundance of online home school resources. Most sites basically offer links to places where you can purchase curriculum. But there are a number of great sites that offer free resources. Below are some of our favorites.

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  • Before you commit to any resources, it is important that you understand your own approach to homeschooling. Do you (or will you) use the textbook method, the classical method, unit studies, Charlotte Mason, unschooling, an eclectic approach, or Montessori? Know before you look for home school resources.
  • One of the most noted online resources is published by Practical Homeschooling magazine. It is the main publication of Mary Pride. There are articles, advice, guidance for new homeschoolers, lists of local homeschool groups, and much, much more. Visit Homeschool World.
  • You may need a legal advocate. Even if you don't need the services of a lawyer, it is good to know the laws about homeschooling. The best place for this type of help is Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). A membership with them is well-worth the small price they charge. They provide information and news for each state.
  • Youtube. Believe it or not, Youtube has a large supply of videos that provide home school help. In the search box, simply type "math help" to get a long list of videos. You can also search for things like, "social studies;" or, "math help algebra."
  • One of the largest collections of home school products is found on ChristianBook.com. Visit their Home School department. Look in the left column and choose from 35 different categories.
  • If you are looking for help with high school and college prep math, look no further than YourTeacher.com.
  • Let your kids have a little fun while they reinforce what they are learning in math. Math-Play.com offers many games including Jeopardy and sports games. And best of all – they are free!
  • When it comes to home school resources, free is what everyone wants. So how about a free online Algebra 1 course? AlgebraFree has it.
  • Study Antarctica with your early elementary age children. Use this free home school resource from Classroom Antarctica.
  • Want to read what others say about dozens of different home school curriculums? The Home School Mom has the reviews.
  • For more reviews of about ten home school curriculums, try LetsHomeschool.com. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look in the left column for a list of reviewed curriculums.
  • Need help with math? Here is a site that answers many of the most commonly asked math problems: Ask Dr. Math. In the green shaded area, choose from elementary, middle, and high school.
  • One of the best resources is provided by a man named, B.J. Pinchbeck. He provides several lists of helpful online resources. See his lists of home education resources.
  • For research, check one of the internet’s oldest web sites: The Virtual Library.
  • For more reference material, see RefDsk.com.
  • For a wealth of links to science sites, see RefDsk.com - Science.
  • For brief synopses of each of the historical periods, see Mr. Dowling.
  • If you are looking for an online home school option, you might want to check out K12. Please note, however, that it is a public school education.
  • A good source for finding and purchasing used home school resources is the home school section on VegSource.com.
  • For articles about home schooling and links to other home school resources, try Homes Cool.

Conclusion

The above list provides only a few of the many helpful sites about home school resources. Though not exhaustive, these sites will give you more information than you will need to develop a successful home school.

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