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Homeschool Resources

 

 

 

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

 

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

 

 

Spencerian Copybooks 1-5

 

 

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Links To Free Materials

Dover Books has wonderful free samples! They have three different types of free samples, and they change once a week. They do overlap a little but not completely.
You can download any images from the samples and keep them to use for school; there are coloring pages, word searches, etc.
 
 
Free math worksheets, plus many more with a subscription. They have a free one-week trial of the subscription section if you sign up for it.
 
 
Printout world and US maps, play map games and more

 

Duolingo

Free Foreign Language Lessons

 
Free Lessons from the BBC
 
 
Learn Spanish Online for Free
 
 
Instructional videos and examples
 
Free online typing course
 
 
Word meanings have changed a lot over the years. Read a more thorough and true defintion in the 1828 dicitonary.
 
 
 
 
A Planterium from Home
Use Terra Serva to determine your latitude and longtiude to use Stellarium
 
 
Links to lots (and lots!) of free materials
 

Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheets

 
Printables, including mad libs, math worksheets, seasonal and holiday crafts and more
 
 
Grades K-6 math worksheets. Click on the grade, then click "Leveled Practice". This is like having a free math book.
 
 
 
more experiments
 
Experiments and more
 
Downloads available for one day only, but different each day
 
 
Brigham Young University offers several free non-credit web courses for youth and adults
 
 
Links to lots of free materials, divided by subject (and links for virtual field trips). Click on "Choosing curriculum" for subject links and field trips.
 
 
 
 
Sources
 
For Materials and Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A place to swap homeschool books
 
Find out the rules for homeschooling where you live
 
 
Experiments and Products
 
Ornamental and Spencarian Penmanship books
 
Lists of 1000 good books, grades 1-12
 
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Curriculum Guide:

 

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

 

Reading:

 

Little Women (Unabridged Classics)

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

Heidi

The Great Railroad Race: the Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847

Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired President

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?

 

Nory Ryan's Song

 

Maggie's Door

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates

The Wheel on the School

 

Blue Willow

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (Dear America Series)

One Eye Laughing, The Other Eye Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938

 

The Chronicles of Narnia

Miracles on Maple Hill

Caddie Woodlawn

Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker

 

Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

Robert E. Lee: Young Confederate

 

Louisa May Alcott

Albert Einstein: Young Thinker

 

Wilbur and Orville Wright: Young Fliers

Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator

Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph

Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman

All-of-a-Kind Family

 

Writing and Grammar:

Rod & Staff English Level 4

 

Spelling:

Rod & Staff Spelling Level 4

 

Penmanship:

Spencerian Theory Book- Set

 

Math:

Math 5/4 Homeschool Kit, Third Edition

 

Geography:

National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition

State Activity Sheets

States and Capitals Student Guide

United States Review, Teacher Key, Quizzes & Tests

 

History:

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

The Story of the World: Volume 4 Tests

 

Easy Make & Learn Projects: Northeast Indians

Easy Make & Learn Projects: Southwest Indians

 

 

Science:

Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Textbook

The World of the Microscope

Microscope

 

Music:

Classics for Kids

Piano practice

 

Art:

Drawing Horses: (That Look Real!) (Quick Starts for Kids!)

We use modeling clay,  washable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

Plus our favorite art books, listed here

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