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


The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading



Spencerian Copybooks 1-5





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



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.
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

Seventh Grade

Knight and Lady 


Seventh Grade


Curriculum Guide:


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





  If All the Swords in England: A Story of Thomas Becket

  Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal

The Singing Tree

  Beorn the Proud

The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow

Adam of the Road

The Shining Company

Robinson Crusoe

The Swiss Family Robinson

The Count of Monte Cristo


The Great and Terrible Quest

 Alchemy and Meggy Swann

 Son of Charlemagne

Augustine Came to Kent

The Magna Charta

 The Red Keep

 The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Pearl; [and] Sir Orfeo

Red Falcons of Tremoine

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston

The Good Master

The White Stag

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

The Trumpeter of Krakow


Writing and Grammar:


Rod & Staff English Level 7




Rod & Staff Spelling Level 7



Medieval History:


Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Text

Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Student Guide

Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Teacher Guide




Algebra 1/2 Home School Kit, 3rd Edition

Saxon Teacher for Algebra 1/2, 3rd Edition on CD-ROM




Geography II Set

National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition



Exploring Creation with General Science


Foreign Language:


Additional study depending on language. For Dutch we are also using LearnDutch.org, which has tests.

You Tube language videos




Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More...

 Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book

 Draw 50 Birds: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Chickadees, Peacocks, Toucans, Mallards, and Many More of Our Feathered Friends

The Watercolor Flower Painter's A to Z: An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 50 Popular Flowers

How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets

Draw 50 Animals

Design Your Own Coat of Arms: An Introduction to Heraldry

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