(+Free, =mostly free, & otherwise) Listed as Christian*, LDS, Catholic, etc, or no specification
Tanglewood Education- Grades 1-8; use their curriculum or follow their recommendations- Classical/Charlotte Mason
+Head of the Class K-5 available now, and 6-8 Spring 2011 *last I've heard*
+Ambleside Online Christian
+Mater Amabilis Catholic
+Milestones Academy LDS
Simply Charlotte Mason Christian
Robinson Curriculum Christian
+Rosegate Harbour Christian LDS
+An Old-Fashioned Education Christian
+Hoagies' Gifted: (Free) Online High School Courses
+SAS Curriculum Pathways
Christian Liberty Press Christian
Bob Jones University Press Christian
Christian Light Education Christian/Mennonite
Rod and Staff Christian
My Father's World Christian
Seton Home Study Catholic
Catholic Homeschool Curriculum (list of Catholic curriculum providers)
***Jewish Homeschool Curriculum and Resources (list of Jewish curriculum providers and resources)*** Can't find this again!! Anyone have it, please let us know!!
Progress Academy online school
Arbor Academy online school
Bridgeway Academy online school
+Puritan's Homeschool Curriculum Puritan/Presbyterian *also check out the online course lectures
Christian Book Distributors all sorts of "Christianity" materials here
Greenleaf Press Christian- history books
Heart of Wisdom Publishing Christian
Heart of Dakota Christian
+Free Homeschooling 101 just about anything you need (if you can't find it here :-) *look on the right side of the page
k12 Virtual online school; can be free through various school districts. Check for your state. ~Not to be confused with Mimi Rothschild's sites~
+Main Lesson (the Baldwin Project) I put this with the curriculum because you can build your own from these free online books. Many of these books are available from Yesterday's Classics as well; wonderfully printed books. Mostly historical works, classics, fiction, biography, nature study and literature. *these are available in ereader format now, individually or in a 'package'
+Joyful Light Education (RC focused) this site gives a lot of insight into using RC curriculum in your homeschool. It isn't strictly RC.
+Vital Core this is a blog that does not have a curriculum per se but it does have helpful information about strengthening the core of knowledge- reading, writing, and memorizing math facts- has links to math and vocabulary flash cards
+Free books- Although not a 'curriculum' per se, it is a way to make your own. Here are a few sites to find free book (these are ebooks)
- Free Tech Books: you can find computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.
- Wikibooks: Simply, Wikibooks is a collection of open-content textbooks; textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals (those links should take you to wikipedia where you can read their definition of open-content and textbooks). Personally, I am not a fan of wikipedia but it is fast becoming a 'legitimate' source - even some of my 300 level college professors refer to it on a regular basis...
- Bookrags: academic and research website, featuring study guides, lesson plans, and educational resources available on-demand. The page I linked to is for ebooks. *May not be completely free, I've not snooped at everything yet.*
- Docstoc: You can find a lot of open-content documents here. It is geared for business but the page I specifically linked to is Education.
*Christian does not refer to a specific denomination; however it is labeled different than LDS or Catholic. It is not my intention to say what is or is not Christian. A Catholic church often refers to itself as such Catholic; a Baptist church often refers to itself as Christian. Both churches however, see themselves as Christian, but they hold different views. LDS is also considered Christian, as are many non-denominational churches. If you disagree with these statements please do not leave a nasty comment on here! You can contact me through email. Each of the sites I have linked here that have clarified their viewpoint on the website, I have listed it as such, as far as I could ascertain.
The Homeschool Lounge a Facebook style homeschoolers network
AtoZ Homes Cool this site has so much more than any other site I personally have seen, check out the Support Groups page *under S*
Homeschool.com Support Group search page
California Support Groups at Diane Flynn Keith's Journal of Homeschooling Online page
Valley Home School Association Nebraska
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association Nebraska
Western Nebraska Home Educators Network Nebraska
Christian Home Educator of Colorado Colorado
Homeschoolers of Wyoming Wyoming
Goshen County Homeschoolers Wyoming
Yahoo! Groups: I will list a few that I am personally a member of (but there are probably thousands more that I'm missing) with descriptions from the group themselves.
AO-HEO-ComposerStudy This group is for compiling AO/HEO Composer Study, beginning with 2010/2011 Term 1. It will include links and files to sites and downloads for Composer Study as it pertains to the schedule at Ambleside Online.
AO_and_CM_Resources_and_Forms AO and CM Resources and Forms group is for homeschooling families using Ambleside Online / Charlotte Mason (primarily) in their homeschools.
AO_Lesson_Plans This group has been set up for homeschoolers who use the Ambleside Online curriculum and would like to share lesson plans.
AO_Timeline This group is for users of the Ambelside Online curriculum for discussing posting and researching timeline entries.
AOExams AO Exam Project is for those who are following the Ambleside Online curriculum.
AONarration This group is for us to share and compile ideas for different ways of narrating the books from the Ambleside Online / House of Education curriculum. This is a member led group, dependent on group participation.
Eclectic_Secular_Homeschoolers We are exclusively secular and lean eclectic in nature so if this offends you we are NOT the right group for you. The purpose of this group is practical in nature: to share resource suggestions, reviews, schedules, ideas and encouragement.
Oldbookseducation This is for anyone homeschooling with old or classical books and literature to share ideas, thoughts or just chatting about homeschooling in general. This is also a place for those using free curriculums such as Old Fashioned Education or Ambleside to share their ideas as well.
3RHomeschooling This group is for those who wish to use, or would like to know more about, a literature based curriculum, including Charlotte Mason, An Old Fashioned Education, Sonlight, Ruth Beechick, Accelerated Achievement, Robinson, Konos, Classical, etc., This list is not exhaustive and you are not required to be using these specific curricula to join this group.
All_About_Homeschooling We are an all-inclusive group and welcome anything and everything homeschooling related--with the exception of selling items or advertising (without moderator approval).
AmbleRamble This is a private group for AmblesideOnline homeschoolers who would like a list for the purpose of suggesting CM compatible alternatives to AO books, discussion of any and all CM compatible resources, and more general CM discussion and help. Unlike the main AO list, AO members may chat here about book substitutions, CM-related homeschooling, and personal life matters and challenges.
AmblesideOnline Ambleside Online is a support group for families using the Ambleside Online Curriculum, which is designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason used in her own PNEU schools. This list is exclusively for homeschool parents to discuss the implementing of this curriculum. You may not join this list to sell your product or advertise your business.
AO-Member-Schedules This group is for members and users of the Ambleside Online Curriculum and is for the purpose of storing and discussing daily and weekly schedules. Any home schooler may join, but if you are not using AO or another CM-like curriculum, then this group will be of no use to you.
AO_HEO_PictureStudy_IA This is a resource group for Ambleside Online and House of Education Picture Study. The files contain all of the pictures since the beginning of Ambleside Online as Parents' Union Online in a size to fit nicely on 8.5" x 11" paper. They are in PDF.
AO_HEOCurricula This is a book buying and selling list for users of Ambleside Online and House of Education, a free homeschool curriculum in the tradition of Charlotte Mason.
CMason This list is for those using or interested in using the Charlotte Mason Philosophy for education (including homeschooling), or to enrich their own lives. We read and discuss the original Home Education Series by Charlotte Mason and other CM materials. We use a lesson format for topical parent discussions. Any CM question is welcome at any time and 'newbies' are encouraged to ask questions.
ConservativeHS2C This list is for conservative parents who are homeschooling a high school student and looking ahead to college. Conservative religious viewpoints (including traditional Christian, traditional Catholic, and traditional Jewish) are respected as the dominant viewpoint. The list is not for preaching or primarily religious content, but to serve this population of parents in having a peer group with whom they can give and receive advice about high school curricula, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, etc. The focus is on how to prepare homeschooled teens for the homeschool to college transition. Social and political conservatism shall be the norm.
EclecticHomeschooling This yahoo group is an outreach of Katie's Homeschool Cottage (http://charlottemasonhomeschooling.wordpress.com). This is a place where homeschoolers who use a variety of methods and curricula - Charlotte Mason, Beechick, Montessori, Waldorf, Classical, Unit Studies, Relaxed Homeschooling, and others - can respectfully share and exchange ideas and resources we have found valuable in our own homes.
Homeschool2College Very focused, moderated group to discuss homeschooling high school students for successful transition to college. If you are too busy for chat but need information, this is the group for you. Every new member receives files with starter info and encouragement. You CAN do this!
Homeschool_Links_and_Forms We provide a collection of links to websites and resources and also share forms to help in your homeschooling journey. There's currently over a 100 links in the links section (and our form files are growing)--but as our members share, these numbers will grow! We include: math, science, language arts, standardized tests providers, curriculum reviews/providers and a few homeschooling groups. All are welcome to join. Please feel free to share your own "favorite" homeschool links or forms.
LivingMathForum Welcome to Living Math Forum! This is an on-topic list dedicated to the discussion of "living math" - mathematics education incorporating living books and materials with or without traditional curricula as the primary learning tool. Discussion applies to mathematics learning from birth to adult self education, with the understanding that arithmetic is only one feature of mathematics as a whole. Math and science history topics apply as well. Educators using Patricia Kenschaft, Frank Smith, Charlotte Mason, Thomas Jefferson Ed / relaxed classical, Ruth Beechick, Montessori, Waldorf, "eclectic" and unschooling philosophies and methods may benefit from the exchange of ideas.
MEP-Homeschoolers This is a support group for home schooling families using the MEP Math curriculum, Mathematics Enhancement Programme developed by the CIMT - Center for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, School of Education, University of Exeter, UK. MEP is a math curriculum currently in use in British schools in the United Kingdom. MEP is free for non-profit use and while not specifically designed for home schoolers, the University Staff have been very kind to allow non-institutional teachers (home schoolers) access to their materials.
RaysArithmetics This group is for people who use, or who are interested in using, the Ray's Arithmetic series of books for their homeschool math curriculum. Ray's Arithmetic students learn arithmetic, increase their reading comprehension skills, and learn to think rather than plod through page after page of addition or subtraction problems with a one line direction at the top of each page. A student raised on Ray's will not even know he should be fearful of "story problems" because from day one every problem is posed in a sentence format.
SecularCM Have you been looking for a group of like-minded home schooling parents using Charlotte Mason's home schooling philosophy in a secular manner? Welcome. This list is is for those of us who would like to discuss and share ideas for using Charlotte Mason's ideas secularly, whether or not our home schooling is faith-based. Topics might include adapting the information found on the Ambleside Online website, finding "living books" on particular subjects, or including some aspects of the Charlotte Mason philosophy in another type of home schooling (say, unschooling or WTM).
WORKandHOMESCHOOL Do you have to (or have to return to) work or attend school but still want to educate your child(ren) at home? Have you been told that it's impossible to fit homeschooling your child(ren) into your life if you cannot make it your top priority due to your own work or school needs? Well, many of our list members are proving that work and homeschool can be done!
I will continue this another time...