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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

Sixth Grade



Curriculum Guide:


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




 Horatius At the Bridge, Text and Study Guide


 The Bronze Bow

The Young Carthaginian


Victory on the Walls: A Story of Nehemiah

 Hittite Warrior


The Eagle of the Ninth

The Silver Branch

The Lantern Bearers

Frontier Wolf

Detectives in Togas

Mystery of the Roman Ransom

Theras and His Town


 Roman Empresses

The Thieves of Ostia

The Secrets of Vesuvius

The Pirates of Pompeii

The Assassins of Rome

The Dolphins of Laurentum

The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

The Enemies of Jupiter

The Gladiators from Capua

 The Colossus of Rhodes

The Beggar of Volubilis

The Charioteer of Delphi

The Slave-Girl from Jerusalem

The Beggar of Volubilis

The Scribes from Alexandria

The Prophet from Ephesus

Man from Pomegranate Street

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction


Writing and Grammar:


Rod & Staff English Level 6




Rod & Staff Spelling Level 6




Spencerian Theory Book- Set



Saxon Math 76 Home Study Kit Fourth Edition

Saxon Teacher for Math 7/6, Fourth Edition on CD-Rom




Geography I Set

National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition



History and Classical Studies:


Famous Men of Rome

Famous Men of Rome Student Guide

Famous Men of Rome Teacher Guide


Ancient Rome





How Nature Works: 100 Ways Parents & Kids Can Share the Secrets of Nature

Introduction to Chemistry Kit

How Science Works


Foreign Language:


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

You Tube language videos



Piano practice




 Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

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

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...

How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets

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

 Draw 50 Animals


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



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