The links on this site are intended to be helpful to those home schooling or looking into home schooling. I am not responsible for the material on the sites listed. You can send an email pertaining to objectionable material that you may find, but I have examined all the sites before putting them up, so the occurrence of this should be rare. I apologize, beforehand, but I do not take responsibility for the material.
+ means free; = means some cost; +/= means a bit of both!; no sign means $$ (whether reasonably priced or not).
Art/Music (links checked 9/9/12)
No specific order or type
+Drawspace (thanks go to FiveJs for posting about this!)
+How To Draw Portraits (youtube)
+ Online Art Gallery
+Online Art Gallery
+Art Institute of Chicago site for younger students- perhaps to about age 12?
+Artist Study CM method (blog)
+Artist Study CM method
+Famous Paintings Art Appreciation (thanks to Cottage School for sharing!)
+Synthesia Piano for everyone, download for free add the 'learning' pack for $20
+Composer Study (Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius) -you may have to join the group to access these
+AO/HEO Composer Study Yahoo! Group that compiles links and files pertaining to the composer rotation at Ambleside Online (not affiliated with AO) You might have to join the group to see the links.
+Composer Study CM method (blog)
+Listen to Classical music online (WCPE The Classical Station.org)
+Loraine/Cleveland's (OH) Classical Music station WCLV, listen online
+Grooveshark music online
+A Complete Music Appreciation Curriculum, Charlotte Mason Style
+Mark Kistler's Online Video Art Academy watch 12 videos by Mark Kistler for free- the rest cost!
Learn to Draw Online a lot of reading- first few pages are free then it costs a one time fee of $16.95
+Avalon Arts ideas for different ways to do painting
+Classics for Kids game to help kids learn notes
+Jan Brett's Art videos
+Music Appreciation Course offered through Creative Commons license. 211 pages with Attributions at the end. High School and Adults.
Bible (links checked 9/9/12)
resources are mostly *Christian but I am on the lookout for others as well
+Bible Study Program
Bible In Living Sound
+Keys for Kids
+Kids 4 Truth
+KJV Bible audio
+Geneva Bible 1599 (before the KJV)
+Blue Letter Bible
+Bible Lesson Plans Padfields
+Study of God's Word at Home
+Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History
+Adventures in Odyssey audio online
+Study the Bible by topic
+Bible based Spelling Lessons
+Answers in Genesis
+/=Christians Unite this has a lot of resources for those of the Christian faith but I have not distinguished whether they lean towards one denomination
+E-Sword Bible study software downloads
+Bible Master Bible study site
+Bible History Biblical history site
+Online Parallel Bible compare Bibles 'side by side', also has concordance, dictionary, commentary, etc,
+Links for apologetics/defending faith This is from a website called Recon; not all links have been checked and I don't agree with all that are linked but many are useful
+Free Education for Children Globally- Computer Skills
+Microsoft Lesson Plans K-college
+Free Computer Training And Online Courses older children and adults
+Hewlett-Packard Learning Center- list of all classes offered, upper grades and adults
+Free Computer Training Goodwill Community Foundation- probably for older kids (grades 4 and up?)
+Computer Connections: Inside and Out by Carol Welch Kaboose- some of the comments on this particular article are not appropriate otherwise good information :)
+Learning About Computers Windows tutorials and basic articles
+MOS Certification Training Site by David Kimball, sign up for 'classes' to learn to use the computer for practical things (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel only)
+Alice (found this through Freely Educate!) Computer programming for middle school, high school and college
+Alison Free Computing and IT Training Courses
+W3Schools Web building tutorials (found this at FiveJ'sDesign)
+Dance Mat Typing BBC site, haven't used this one myself other than to see how it is set up; was made aware of it from someone on 3RHomeschooling Yahoo! Group. It is a flash site but it can be run with non-flash option.
+Typingweb Free lessons for typing online. There are games on the site and after reaching a point, you get to 'rest' by playing games- which are actually helping you learn to type :)
PagePlus Essentials [Download]
+BBC Languages Thanks to Freely Educate for posting about this! French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Urdu (?), Irish, Japanese, Russian, Gaelic, Welsh, and essential phrases in 36 languages. This has been recommended by many homeschoolers on many different sites and groups that I am a member of.
+Word Champ flashcards, Readers, library
+Free Online Language Courses (the website is word2word) there is a plethora of language resources at this site
+Tell Me More American English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Spanish [Latin American])
+Byki (over 70 languages) flashcard system
+Full List of Spanish Lesson Videos
+Intro2Spanish (Spanish :)
+Busuu (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian)***although this is free some of the material -images used for learning the vocabulary- on this site can be very questionable!!! we stopped using it for this reason
+Live Mocha many languages to choose from, but the free trial is only for the first few lessons, then you cannot access the review or verbal practice- but one of the best online we have found
+Headventure Land Latin, Spanish, Greek- games, videos, readers (through Classical Academic Press)
+Free Resources for Latin Meant to be used with Classical Academic Press materials, can be used with any really.
+/=Visual Latin video lessons for Latin (first lesson is free)
+Japanese Lessons Online ***browse this first, has questionable ads and content
+Learn Japanese Free
+Hiragana and Katakana Practice
+/=More Hiragana and Katakana and Kanji study
+/=Learn German online
+German, Lesson 1 (youtube)
+American Sign Language
+Learn Greek & Latin
Memoria Press Latin, French
World Language Resources place to buy software or materials for learning foreign language
+Instant Replay: Foreign Language videos and instructors guides for German, French and Spanish (took a long time for the video to load on my computer)
+Trent University Spanish Language Exercises
+American Heritage Kindergarten-12 full history lesson plans with resources; comes on a FREE CD or you can order printed materials in a binder for $19.50
+Seterra Learn Geography
+National Geographic Bee
+National Geographic- Lewis & Clark Journey Log
+Geography for Kids
+New Zealand Unit Study scroll down to about the middle of the page
+/=USA History Maps
+AmMap interactive maps, can be used for various map exercises World
+The Archaeology Channel videos of various locations and times in history, these are secular in nature (evolution is promoted) World
+Virtual Tour- Postcards of Algiers
+U.S. History Images
+American Revolutionary War a unit study put together by a Southern Utah University student, and the Lapbook put together by her mom :)
+A-Z of History World/American History
+Detailed Map of the Revd. Dr. Livingstone's route across AFRICA
+Great American History American History
+US History.org American History
+Presidential Elections Lapbook American History
+Presidents Coloring Pages American History
+American Presidency Project American History
+World History for Us All World History
+On This Day... World History
+Lesson Plans -Social Studies American History
+Primary Source Documents American History
+Constitution of the United States American History
+US Constitution.net American History Costitution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and other.
+/=eHistory at OSU World/American History
+Julius Caesar: Historical Background Ancient History
+OpenUW Free Courses (University of Washington)
+Library 4 History British History, here for American History
+Social Studies Lesson Plans LOTS of them! great resource!
+Know Your States map game
+Eyewitness to History quotes, photos, history!
+Printable Maps world and country
+Bringing Up Learners site with lesson plans, 150+ page guide Ancient History
+Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages Church History
+American History Stories, Vol I
+Book of Discovery by M. B. Synge Geography
+Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank Bachman History
+The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge European History
+The Story of the Greeks/The Story of the Romans by Helene A. Guerber Ancient History
+War Inventions by Charles Gibson History
+This Country of Ours by H. E. Marshall American History
+Wild Animals I Have Known by E. T. Seton Natural History
+Animal Heroes by E. T. Seton Natural History
+Wild Animal Ways by E. T. Seton Natural History
All Through the Ages booklist American History
+Boys' Book of Sea Fights by Chelsea Curtis Fraser Military History up to WWI
+Boys' Book of Battles by Chelsea Curtis Fraser Naval Military History up to WWI
+Social Studies for kids this site fits in with Geography/History/Government/Economics/Civics so it gets put right between the two! (Rebecca Miller gave the heads-up for this one :)
+Lessons for the Young Economist by Robert P. Murphy (thank you to Rebecca Miller for this resource!) this is published under the Creative
Commons Attribution License 3.0
+Choosing to Participate A Facing History and Ourselves Publication, focuses on the civic choices—both large and small—people make about themselves and others in their community, nation, and world. The site also has lesson ideas.
+C-SPAN classroom resources (great for homeschoolers also)
Home Ec/Home Making
This isn't just for girls!
FCH Handbook although this is directed towards females with the mentality that they will be the homemakers, these are good skills for all to acquire- that way if they (the boys) don't have a female to 'make their home' they will be able to do it themselves! (no longer free *sniff*)
+allrecipes free recipes, type in what you have and see what you can make!
+/=Home Baking Association- This site does offer free resources but you have to dig some. You can find recipes, sign up for a newsletter and find baking activities
+Food Forum- free worksheets pertaining to dealing with and preparing food. It is a UK site therefore measurements and wording is UK-style *wink* I didn't try all the links
+Home Economics Lesson Plans- these range from middle school to college/university. They do not include any extras just the 'plan'. I thought it interesting what is included in 'home economics' in this list...
+Home Economics/Work and Family Studies- includes a link list of sites that may have some good home economic resources. I've not checked them all.
=SchoolhouseTeachers.com this site has way more than just home ec! The cost is $5.95 a month with your first month just $1.
all things having to do with learning the English language
+Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Companies FREE workbooks grades 6-12 on this page...but check the rest of the site for more resources!
+Scott Foresman Reading Headquarters free workbooks online by clicking Teaching Resources and then Online Writing and Grammar Handbooks
+The Basic Cozy Spelling Course links on the sidebar lead to Grammar, Punctuation, and Essay courses
+Emily Dickinson Museum Navigate around to find games and activities
+Grammar Lessons by Joan the English Chick
+Spelling it Right games, worksheets, advice
+Spelling City games, tests- the paid subscription may offer more and it is only $24.99 a year for a family with 5 students but not sure if it offers enough more to make it worth it
+Look Cover Write & Check
+The Prefix/Suffix Machine
+Language Lessons & Reference scroll down to the bottom of the page, if you don't get sidetracked by the rest of the stuff on the page :)
+Handwriting for Kids this site has many other resources, click on the links
+Parts of Speech
+Paradigm Online Writing Assistant can be purchased, I believe for $7 Write Source writing topics and student models (that's free but the resources, such as handbooks are not)
+The Internet Grammar of English
+Bible based Spelling Lessons
+The Teachers Corner: Writing Lesson Plans: Poetry has more resources near the bottom for more than just poetry, also check out the rest of the site for more resources
+Grammar Practice Park grades 3-5
+Teaching Writing without a Curriculum squidoo lens with great advice and links to teaching writing- some links are for items for purchase
+Grammar Bytes Comma Splices & Fused Sentences, Fragments, Irregular Verbs, Commas, Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Case, Pronoun Reference, Subject-Verb Agreement, Word Choice
+FreeReading K-3 free full curriculum to grade 3 and reading intervention program to grade 6
+Daily Grammar- 440 total lessons starting very basic; has quizzes also. Printed books can be purchased.
+/=English Grammar 101 free grammar lessons. They do offer a Premium package for $40 a year. The paid includes immediate feedback, ability to have more than one student (unlimited), automatic grading and no ads.
+CSMP Comprehensive School Mathematics Program "This disk contains Lesson Files, Worksheets, Blackline Masters and the
Storybooks and Story Workbooks necessary to teach grades K-6."
+Frank Hall's The Arithmetic Primer (elementary)
+Ray's Primary Arithmetic
+Ray's New Primary Arithmetic
+Ray's New Intellectual Arithmetic revised
+Ray's New Elementary Algebra revised edition of Rudiments
+Ray's Practical Arithmetic, by Induction and Analysis
+Ray's New Practical Arithmetic revised
+Ray's Arithmetical Key to the Third Book use with some of Intellectual and all of Practical
+Ray's Algebra, Part First
+Ray's Algebra, Part Second
+Ray's Key to Algebra Part First and Second
+Ray's New Test Examples
+Key to Ray's New Higher Arithmetic
White's Series of Mathematics
+Elements of Geometry: Plane and Solid
+Key to Elements of Geometry: Plane and Solid
Stewart's Mathematical Series
+Plane and Solid Geometry by Stewart
+Exercises in Stewart's Plane and Solid Geometry with solutions
CIMT/MEP -for short
+Centre for Innovation in Math Teaching
Mathematics Enhancement Programme
+/=Free & 'inexpensive' Math Curriculum & Resources (list of links- I have not tried very many of these
+Master Math Middle school math with videos, worksheets, self-grading quizzes (thanks to Ellen at Bluestocking Belle- read her review here) +Advanced Algebra II grades 9-12 this is a textbook, click on "Website" to view the pdf, includes lesson plans, teachers guide, assignments/homework, detailed explanations of the concepts
+Cool Math Games
+Math 4 Kids
+Brightstorm (help with math)
+The Math Mom
+The Math Page covers: Skill in Arithmetic, Plane Geometry, Skill in Algebra, Topics in Trigonometry, Topics in Precalculus, An Approach to Calculus, Evolution of the Real Numbers
+Math Fact Games
+Mathematics at Free-Ed.Net (free math courses and resources)
Life of Fred mathematics books
+Watch Know (videos for learning- when I looked at this site, there were not many videos but hopefully there will be more added)
Time4Learning (not just math)
Chalk Dust Company (I haven't tried this)
+Wolfram Demonstration Project (5000+ demonstrations; free resource of interactive visualizations)
+Math & Algebra Help (videos covering various math from basic to Calculus)
+The Math Forum International lots of links!
+A Kid's Math for younger kids
+Touch Math for younger kids
+Math Cafe free worksheets and flashcards- also for lower grades (up to 4th I believe)
+National Library of Virtual Manipulatives all grades and ages
+Math Games addition, subtraction, multiplication, division- grades K-6
+Home School Math resource list listed by grades
+Math Gen worksheets for K-6
+Sheppards Software free games- more than just math
+Math for Morons Like Us ages 10-17 approximately for help with various math topics, geared for middle to high school- from Library Think Quest
+Raimondi Math Middle School, pre-algebra and algebra help. Slideshow with 'scripts' for helping with algebra concepts.
+Free Education for Children Globally- Math only up to age 12 approximately
+Math Tricks math games, teasers to make you use your brain!
+Math Moves U great site for math games
+Math Apprentice grades 4-12 approximately, site to show kids that math is everywhere and necessary (for when they say "When am I ever going to use this?")
+I Play Math Games K-12 that link takes you to the free worksheets (thanks to Tell'n It! for posting about this!)
+Dad's Worksheets free timed math worksheets, this site even has a timer! "One Dad, two daughters. 5,137 worksheets...and counting!"
+Math and the Movies offers suggestions for clips from various movies that have mathematical concepts, also find worksheets to use along with the clips suggested -no movie clips on the site, you have to find them yourself
+CK-12 Calculus text book for the KINDLE (wootwoot) (more CK-12 books for Kindle can be found HERE)
Mathway You can put in any mathematical problem and get the answer- Premium accounts also get step-by-step solutions. Cost ranges from $4.99/day to $59.99/year
Virtual Nerd video tutorials on Pre Algebra, Algebra, and more to come.
+Calculation Nation by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
+CryptoKids America's Future Codemakers and Codebreakers
+Me & My Math covers numbers, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, number line, fractions, laws of arithmetic (up to grade 7?)
+Math Cats a lot of cute/fun things for math, here is a list of math ideas
+Number Gossip fun little site that will give you all the 'facts' about a number
+Off-Road Algebra from HotChalk 'real-life' application of Algebra
+Super Teacher Worksheets more than just math!
+XP Math games that go up to Algebra, worksheets and math homework help
+The Eyeballing Game by just your eyes, adjust and bisect angles and shapes, pinpoint midpoints and see how accurate you can be
+Circle Math from Wholemovement.com
+Rader's NumberNut basic to advanced math
+Savings Quest from Wells Fargo budgeting for teens (I had trouble getting it to load)
+Marcia's Science Teaching Ideas great site with lots of ideas on how to teach different aspects of science, also has a few links to other places
+The Virtual Scope virtual microscope
+The Science Queen I've not checked the entire site but like it so far, is good for middle school science tips and ideas
+Science Project Ideas for Kids Janice VanCleave’s science fun blog
+The Science Spot lots of links to go through on this...I haven't done it
+Science Bank I believe you have to pay a deposit to borrow these items but you are refunded when they are returned
BrainPOP this site costs but I have heard good things about it. They do offer a free trial and also there is more to BrainPOP than just science
+Free Labs, +Free Books, +Free Stuff, listed side by side because they are offered by the same person
+Answers In Genesis more than science :-)
+Our Created Solar System DVD watch for free online
+The Fairy-Land of Science book or here
+Celestia free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions Jeannie Fullbright books recommended highly by many
+Real Science-4-Kids these books and resources can be purchased but the student text and workbooks and teachers manuals are free online using Flash Page Flip!
+Science Friday articles, videos
+Looking Good, Feeling Good supplements for grades 6-8
+DK online science
+12 Things Kids Should Learn on their Own about Food written by a 12 year old
+How the Body Works
+Your Gross & Cool Body
+Human Body Worksheets
+Human Skeleton Quiz
+Weather this takes you to a Jamin’s Freebies page. If it does not connect, please leave a comment OR email me and I will list them individually
+National Weather Service JetStream
+Virtual Frog Dissection
+Science Bob’s Blog
+MSNucleus k-12 Science curriculum, some things are not completed as of yet but what is available is pretty good. There is the option to purchase the curriculum on CD and if you visit the store there are supplements and aids that can be purchased.
+Free Education for Children Globally- Health
+The Fractory understand about fractals from Think Quest
+Prentice Hall Pearson Education- The Biology Place
+Houghton Mifflin Science K-6
+Rader's Kapili.com FREE chemistry, biology, physics, basic math, astronomy resources
+Light and Matter open-source physics textbooks college 200 level
+Eco Kids Canadian environmental education site
+My Science Box this site is really neat!
+Bottle Biology found this site by digging around on My Science Box
+Free High School Science Texts Physical Science textbooks for free- exactly what it says :) Grades 10-12
+Monday Morning Science Blast (Free Science Labs)
+Free Science from Supercharged Science (you will receive quite a few emails asking for you to buy but..) there are many free resources sent through email as well.
+Science Class free chemistry and physics lessons (thanks to Emilie)
+Wildflower Identification check boxes of what you see to find out what kind of wildflower it is.
Sites of Interest for Learning/Teaching
No specific order or type (the links may be repeated in specific subject areas on this page) I plan on separating these out to make them more organized but for now they are clumped together down here! All great links!
=SchoolhouseTeachers.com this site has way more than I can put in this little blurb! The cost is $5.95 a month with your first month just $1.
+All My Faves/Education this is a site with so many sites listed you'll just have to check it out to see how great it is! Not all the sites are free but I'm sure there are a lot!
+Highland Heritage Home School site with a lot "many items that hopefully will prove helpful to your own classroom - be it either in a school or at home." Forms and unit studies by subject.
+CK-12 open content, the mission is to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. (Thanks to Laurie from 3RHomeschooling for the great resource!)
+Free ebooks for Kindle this blog post lists many sites that offer free ebooks that can be downloaded to the computer in various formats as well as specifically for the Kindle
+Ebooks at mobileread in mobi, epub, lrf, imp formats and miscellaneous (?) Click on Ebooks for a drop down menu
+OER Commons "Find Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from aroundthe World. Organize K-12 Lessons, College Courses, and more." WOW this site has tons of free open-source materials
+/=Sites for Teachers
+/=Sites for Parents
+Lesson Plans for Teachers
+Lesson Plans (Teachers.net)
Teacher Vision I receive an email of topics/subjects that I then find other free resources for- this site you get 3 free downloads but then need a membership
+Super Teacher Worksheets
+AtoZ Homes Cool Homeschool Curriculum and Homeschooling Information, the site is free but not everything is free that she links to
+SAT Practice & 4Tests.com FREE practice!
+/=World of Discovery blog with links :)
+Free Homeschool Resources I think the name says it all :) but I do not think it has been updated lately
+NOVA Teachers Guides by Subject
+Free Education for Children Globally up to grade 6 pretty much
+Cyberbee site of resources all free!
+Education Place Houghton Mifflin Harcourt site, Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, Pre-K, K-6
+Free TI-84 Basic Programs Calculator online calculator like you would find in the store...but free!
+Know It All has a lot of resources that are grouped by age, subject, Parent/Teacher. Found a nice career exploration game from this site.
+Scholastic middle school is the page you will be taken to but on the left you can choose the grade you would like information for
+Hippo Campus great site for upper grades (rising middle schoolers through high school) features Algebra*, Statistics, US History, American Government, Biology, Calculus*, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Religion *offered in Spanish also.
+Free-Clep-Prep Free resource for CLEP, DANTES, and ECE. Just one good thing about this site is it lists the tests available by difficulty level.
+CLEP Prep Lesson Plans for many CLEP tests. Click Lesson Plans to see what's available.
+Free Crossword Puzzle maker You can make the crossword free and print it from the web but cannot 'save' it.
+Free PDF Converter I've not tried this- I have Word 2010- but it might work well for you!
+TV Schoolhouse "
+Safe Internet Information Resources- find various links grouped by subject on this page. I've not looked at all the links so cannot vouch that all work but the ones I checked were good links (thanks to Nancy Cashian and 'kids' for this link)
TO BE CONTINUED! :)