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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

DIRECTORY OF FREE HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM & RESOURCES

 

Can't find a link that used to be here?  I did some housekeeping to keep the main list down to a reasonable length.  All removed links are in this post.

 

 

DISCOUNTED INTERNET & COMPUTERS

Obviously not free, but enormously useful.

 

USA:

EveryoneOn -- search available discount internet access programs for income eligible households.  Some also offer computers for $150.

PCs for People -- offers mobile internet (4G LTE) for as little as $10/mo (pre-paid) and computers.  A computer requires a modest donation.  This program has more generous eligibility guidelines than other programs (you need to make under 200% of the federal poverty level or be using SNAP, etc.).  

 

CANADA:

Computers for Schools - free or discounted computers.

 

PRE-SCHOOL

see also: Phonics/Learn to Read

 

ABC Jesus Loves Me - five 36 week curricula programs for ages 1-5.

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS)

 

COMPLETE PROGRAMS OR MULTIPLE SUBJECTS

Hunter's Rainbow Curriculum - a complete plan for K-12 using free and public domain resources.

Virtual Homeschool Group -- live and "at your own pace" classes 

Baltimore Curriculum Project -  K-5 Lesson Plans for art, geography, history, literature, science, and music.  Based on the Core Knowledge sequence.  Requires access to a decent library to accomplish this for free.  

African Waldorf -- Scroll down to the English downloads. All subjects including math.

Discovery K12 -- complete online curriculum for PreK to 12th grade.  Parent accounts require a paid upgrade, but aren't required.

All-in-One Homeschool (aka Easy Peasy) and All-in-One High School.  

Georgia Virtual Learning – Many free courses (referred to as “shared resources”) for middle and high school math, social studies, science, English, foreign language, etc.  

MobyMax

 

TEACHING WITH VIDEOS

Cross-disciplinary resources.  Resources that address a specific academic area are found under that topic. 

Journeys in Film: Educating for Global Understanding -- Lesson plans for social studies, science, math, language arts, visual arts, etc.

Homeschooling High School with Video - YouTube channel, videos sorted by subject

Teach With Movies

WatchKnowLearn - educational videos organized by topic

TED Ed -- videos for math, science, English, art, health, history.... and just about every other subject.

 

ART & MUSIC

 

ART LESSONS 

Art Lessons - Concordia University Chicago 

Arttango – art lessons designed for K-5, though many of the lessons would also work well for older kids.  

KinderArt - Art lessons for K-12  

 

ART APPRECIATION 

Smithsonian Education: Arts & Design -- lesson plans for K-12.
National Gallery of Art  -- art lessons with tie-ins to history, science, and writing.

Coloring Pages of Famous Works of Art 

Picture Study (Charlotte Mason style)

Harmony Fine Arts at Home 

Art of the Western World -- video series

 

FILM APPRECIATION

The Art of Watching Films - modern textbook, from archive.org

Film Appreciation -  Series of YouTube lectures, from MIT Open Courseware

American Cinema -- Film history from Annenberg Learner

Teaching Film in High School 

 

MUSIC LESSONS

Hoffman Academy Piano Lessons

Zebra Keys – Piano, ages 13+ 

 

MUSIC APPRECIATION

Music Appreciation Unit Study 

Classics for Kids Music Appreciation

Harmony Fine Arts at Home Music Appreciation -- Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11Grade 12

 

BIBLE

Bible Study, Charlotte Mason Style 

Gideons Bible App

Bible.is App

Kids of Courage

Kids of Integrity

Calvary Bible Curriculum

Bible Paper Doll Friends

Teaching with God's Heart for the World - world missions emphasis, young earth timeline

Young Earth Timelines: 1908 Thompson Chain Reference Bible (each chapter includes a young earth date),  Mystery of History Vol. 1 Table of Contents

 

 

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

see also: Film Appreciation

 

LANGUAGE ARTS (COMBINED)

Core Knowledge Language Arts

The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts -- PDF versions of grades 1-5 are available for free.

 

HANDWRITING

Shortcut to Manuscript: The Direct Path to Fluent Handwriting

The Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Generator

 

PHONICS  /  LEARN TO READ

The Phonics Page - complete, video-based phonics lessons.  Great resource. 

Alpha-Phonics – Time-tested, effective, no frills phonics program.  Student book (pdf) and  Teacher's Manual (pdf)

Progressive Phonics – Complete reading program with free phonics and alphabet books.

Reading Bear -- Beginning phonics lessons using video lessons.

Word Mastery - A Course in Phonics for the First Three Grades -- well-designed, easy to use phonics program.

Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books --  "This guide shows parents how to combine story reading, phonics, and writing to help their children develop into skilled and motivated readers. "   You can download the full text as a pdf 

 

GRAMMAR 

Khan Academy Grammar

Improve Your Writing (University of Bristol) – Useful for older kids to use who need to brush up on grammar or learn it for the first time.

Grammar Rock playlist

Emma Serls’ Grammar series – Excellent vintage, Charlotte Mason style language lessons for the primary grades.

·       Primary Language Lessons 

·       Intermediate Language Lessons, book 1 (you can download it as pdf or epub to make it easier to read) 

·       Intermediate Language Lessons, book 2 

Sheldon’s Advanced Language Lessons – vintage textbook for middle school.

KISS Grammar

Glencoe Grammar Handbook and Grammar Practice Workbooks (grades 6-12)

Guide to Grammar & Writing

 

LITERATURE / READING COMPREHENSION

Scholastic Lessons & Ideas - lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, extension activities.  

Ms. Effie's English Class - Ms. Effie shares some of her best lessons from 40 years of teaching.  

Reading Quest: Story Mapping - also, this page has more worksheets that can be used with any book.

Charlotte Mason Narration (all ages) -- Use this technique of “telling back” orally, in writing, or other creative ways with books of your choice.

Hillsdale College - Great Books 101: Ancient to Medieval, Great Books 102: Renaissance to Modern, Shakespeare: Hamlet and The Tempest, An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

Invitation to World Literature -- video series

EDSITEment! Literature and Language Arts -- lesson plans from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Wordly Wise Literature & Composition

Glencoe Literature Study Guides

 

Novel study guidesNEA – Big ReadNovelguideSpark NotesPenguin Teacher GuidesCliffs NotesPinkMonkey.com

 

Shakespeare: Shakespeare Online Tales from Shakespeare 

 

Myths, Legends, and Folktales: 

Fifty Famous Stories Retold  -- by James Baldwin

Folktales: A Library of Folklore, Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Mythology -- sorted by topic, theme, and character.  

World of Tales -- folk tales sorted by region.

 

WRITING

 

Theory

How to teach writing using the Charlotte Mason Method 

How Ben Franklin Learned to Write

 

Graphic Organizers

Time Magazine A+ Papers Graphic organizers and example papers for 8 types of writing: biography, book report, compare and contrast, how-to, literary essay, news story, personal narrative, persuasive essay.

Story Starters (K-6) 

Edu-Place Graphic Organizers 

 

Writing Programs

CK-12 Writing FlexBooks -- Commonsense Composition, Journalism 101, The Glyfada Method

NaNoWriMo Young Writer's Program 

Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing

Glencoe Composition Practice Workbooks

The Writer's Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use

 

Reference

The Elements of Style (1918) 

 

SPELLING

CK-12 Spelling

K12 Reader - K-5 spelling curriculum 

Spelling for Success (pdf)

Dictation Day by Day  

Grade Spelling

Glencoe Spelling Power Workbooks  - gr. 6-12

 

VOCABULARY

Vocabulary Word Study --  for ACT and SAT prep. Very visual.

 

FREE E-BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

Public domain e-books: Project GutenbergLit2goSurvivor Library (sorted by topic), ebook @ adalaide (nicely formatted)

Internet Archive –   vast collection of public domain e-books, audiobooks, software, as well as a lending library for checking out modern books.

LibriVox – audiobooks read by volunteer readers.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

Duolingo  

Memrise

Open Culture - Huge directory of free language learning resources for just about any language you can imagine. 

Linney Latin Class -- uses The First Year of Latin, which is in the public domain.

Wheelock's Latin 6th edition  and Study Guide

Latin Tutorial - culture, history, and Latin grammar.

ASL: Start ASLASL University

Mi Vida Loca  (BBC) - an interactive video drama and Spanish language course.

Learn Spanish with Señor Jordan - YouTube series for beginning Spanish.  

 

SOCIAL STUDIES & HISTORY

 

GENERAL

Hillsdale College - video-based courses for US History, World History, Economics, etc.

History.com  - video clips and articles

 

US HISTORY

America's Story for America's Children -  vintage history by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick.  Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4&5

The Great West - vintage history by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick

Liberty’s Kids – animated series about the US Revolution. 

American Heritage Curriculum – 3 levels: elementary, middle, high school

America's History in the Making -- video series for middle or high school.

A Biography of America -- video series for high school.

Online U.S. History textbook

Wikibooks US History – printable and pdf versions are also available.

Reading Like a Historian: US History  

Teaching American History - Uses primary sources to guide students through US history.  There's also an optional monthly faculty-led discussion webinar.

 

WORLD HISTORY

Drive Thru History: Ancient History --  At least for now, TBN has the videos free to stream on its web site, the study guides are also free.

Crash Course World History Curriculum  -- Instructional materials that correspond to the “Crash Course World History” videos on YouTube

Reading Like a Historian: World History

World History for Us All

Big History Project

Student's Friend -- 2 year history and geography program.

The Western Tradition -- video instructional series for high school and college.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Geography Resources from the Smithsonian

Places in the News

New York Times Five Themes of Geography

Operation World - 12 month and 60 day prayer calendars.   Each day has information about a different country or region.  

Applying the Five Themes of Geography  to Literature

Using the Newspaper to Teach the Five Themes of Geography

Five Themes of Geography - Interactive Notebook/Lapbook

Five Themes Country Study - links to a lesson for Ecuador, but can be applied to any country.

Home Geography for the Primary Grades, Elementary Geography, and Geographical Nature Studies - Vintage geography books

Geography Blobs -- Getting Started with Geography Blobs and How to Draw a Blob Map of the World 

National Council for Geographic Education Geography Club (years 1-3) - for elementary students  

Knowledge Quest Globalmania: Master World Geography in 7 months or less  - ebook

Seterra  -  a map quiz game

Megamaps - Giant printable world maps

 

GOVERNMENT / CIVICS (US)

Bill of Rights Institute

iCivics

C-Span Lesson Plans

 

ECONOMICS

NY Times Global Economics

Newspapers in Education: Financial Literacy

Wealth of Nations

Communist Manifesto

Crash Course Economics

Build Your Own Country

Economics - 16 week macro- and microeconomics course from The Christian Scholar

Economics U$A -- video series

 

CURRENT EVENTS

A certain level of bias is inevitable.  I’ve listed resources that make a reasonable attempt at objectivity and don’t appear to have an extreme left or right bias.

Stossel in the Classroom  --  Stossel is definitely conservative, but he includes a "Both Sides of the Issue" section.  "To assist teachers in presenting a balanced lesson on some of the issues that John Stossel addresses, we have paired short videos that present an opposing view."

PBS Newshour Extra  (7-12). Lesson plans and resources for teachers and students. 

Smithsonian (Teen Tribune, Tween Tribune, TT Junior)

Scholastic News 

CNN Student News  - ten minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students.

Student News Daily 

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Kids Health in the Classroom

USDA My Plate Activities

 

FIRST AID & SAFETY

Life. Live It.  First aid and safety education for children, from British Red Cross.

St John First Aid Fact Sheets  and Click to Save First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid - from Boy Scouts of America

Wilderness and Remote First Aid - from the Red Cross

 

MATH

 

ARITHMETIC

Games for Dyscalculic (Math LD) Learners - Ronit Bird's books are the go-to resources for kids with math learning disabilities.  She teaches through the use of manipulatives and games. Her books are expensive, but she shares over a dozen games for free on her site, as well as 35 videos on YouTube.

How to Tutor Math -- Efficient instruction from the same person who wrote the Aphaphonics book.

Ray's Arithmetic Video Lessons --  these videos go along with the free Ray's Arithmetic series (K-5).   You can find free downloads of all of the Ray's books (arithmetic through algebra) here.

Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP) – complete elementary and middle school math program. It's from the UK so some of the money lessons will need tweaking. 

CSMP (Comprehensive School Mathematics Program) – funky, awesome program from the 1970s.  Go to the video section of the web site to see it in action. 

Adjective Noun Math - Arithmetic

Developmental Math - An Open Program: Arithmetic, Geometry, and Statistics

 

ALGEBRA & BEYOND

Flipped Math - Covers Algebra 1 (traditional and Common Core options), Algebra 2, geometry, pre-cal, and calculus.  Video-based with downloadable videos and pdf assignments.

College of the Redwoods -  Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra

Pizzazz Worksheets for Pre-Algebra, also Bridge to Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry.

Algebra Worksheet Maker

CK-12 E-textbooks for Middle and High School Math 

Llevadas Algebra I  -- complete course, free pdf textbook and videos.

The First Steps in Algebra (Wentworth)  -- vintage textbook, kindle version

A First Book in Algebra: New Edition (Boyden) -- vintage textbook

Algebra In Simplest Terms -- video series

Adjective Noun Math - Algebra and Adjective Noun Math - Calculus in Everyday Life

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics -- video series

 

MATH VIDEOS

MathTV - 10,000+ math tutorial videos (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus)

School Yourself - interactive, video-based lessons  

Khan Academy 

Yay Math -- video lessons for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics.  Each video includes a worksheet and quiz.

HippoCampus Arithmetic - nicely done video lessons by Art of Problem Solving, WhyU and others. 

 

SCIENCE

 

GENERAL

Science News for Students

CK-12 Science E-textbooks for Middle and High School

MS Nucleus - K-8 science curriculum

Annenberg Learner   Navigate to “Interactives” or “Lesson Plans” and then select Science. 

 

AGRICULTURE

Ag Science -- Georgia FFA

Learn About Ag -- K-12

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom -- K-8

 

BIOLOGY

Mr. Q’s Life Science - Complete life science for upper-elementary or early-middle school students 

Introduction to Biology and Anatomy & Physiology - Carnegie Mellon / OLI 

Guesthollow Biology - Creationist perspective.  This is an edited version of the CK-12 Biology textbook.  References to evolution were removed, and videos and additional content were added.

Middle School Biology Curriculum and Activity Guide - created by Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Marine Science I Student Book and Teacher's Guide

 

CHEMISTRY

Inquiry in Action for K-5 and Middle School Chemistry -  courtesy of the American Chemical Society

Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry - "Exercises, lab investigations, videos, and demos focus on the fundamentals of chemical, mechanical, nuclear and gravitational energy." 

 The World of Chemistry and Chemistry Challenges (both are video-based instructional series).

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Code.org -- Home of the “Hour of Code.”

Code Academy

Computing – Khan Academy 

Scratch -- free programming language community, create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

 

EARTH & SPACE 

NOAA Earth Science Curriculum - pdf student and teacher materials for weather, ocean, and atmosphere related topics.

Owlie Skywarn - Science and safety lessons for young children from the National Weather Service 

Earth Revealed -- geology video series for high school.

The Habitable Earth: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science -- Video series, online textbook, interactive simulation labs.

Astronomy - State of the Art - a beginners course

Big History Project – includes discussion of some science topics (big bang, solar system, evolution, etc.) 

 

ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS

Project Based Engineering - not really a curriculum, just some fun projects to whet a kid's appetite.

Audio & Speaker Electronics and Guitar Building - from MIT's High School Studies Program

DiscoverE - 400+ hands-on engineering projects, lesson plans, videos, virtual field trips.

 

NATURE STUDY

Opening the World Through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts - from the California Native Plant Society 

John Muir Laws Youtube Channel - nature drawing, exploring nature, nature journal club, and a lecture for educators called How to Teach Nature Journaling.

Outdoor Hour Challenges, Getting Started with Nature Study (all ages) - Uses the "Handbook of Nature Study" which can be downloaded for free from archive.org

 

PHYSICS

Intro to Physics- Landmarks in Physics - video course for beginners

How Things Work (Coursera)

 


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:27 PM

Love this list! Thank you for compiling all of these wonderful resources. Guest Hollow also has several free curriculum for history and science. I haven't checked it out too much, but I am looking for my almost 4th grader now.

http://guesthollow.com
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:14 PM

Student's Friend
A two year history and geography curriculum.
http://www.studentsf...nts-friend.html

This is liberal and modern, and a nice capstone/supplement to a vintage-heavy history and geography curriculum.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

Survivor Library has a lot of public domain textbooks broken up by subject.
http://www.survivorl...m/?page_id=1014

African Waldorf. Scroll down to the English downloads. All subjects including math.
http://www.zukunftss...innen/download/

Newspapers in Education
http://www.nieteacher.org
There are lots of math books, but my favorites are the math sections included in the multi-subject books
http://www.nieteacher.org/#elmsmulti
And the financial literacy
http://www.nieteache...g/#financiallit
Again great supplements to an otherwise vintage-heavy curriculum.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

Love this list! Thank you for compiling all of these wonderful resources. Guest Hollow also has several free curriculum for history and science. I haven't checked it out too much, but I am looking for my almost 4th grader now.

http://guesthollow.com

 

Think he might something like this?  Time Warp Trio Lesson Plans  It looks really fun.  I *so* wish I'd found these when my kids were younger.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:46 PM

The author of Alpha-Phonics wrote this arithmetic curriculum. I like this as the spine, then add the vintage for extra drill, and waldorf and newspapers in education if/when mom has time.

http://blumenfeld.ca...Arithmetic).pdf

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:58 PM

New York Times 5 Themes of Geography worksheets. These can be used over and over and over for years, and for more than newspaper stories.
https://www.google.c...USmbnuq4TSVYhKw

I know I am a broken record, but again, this fills in holes of a vintage-heavy curriculum.

If mom doesn't have a printer for the generic worksheets, she can use the questions for discussion.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

For months I have not been able to find the New York Times curriculum guides main page. I finally found it today.

http://nytimesinscho...r-in-education/

As well as the geography guide I linked above, I really like the economics one, too.

There is also high school English and theater, civics and human rights, and science.

So much "free" stuff requires home wifi and a printer. These have been useful to me on just a tablet, and as I said earlier are not vintage.

I think I bookmarked the page. My old bookmark shows a slightly different address. I think they moved them.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

Thanks for sharing your list! I'm off to explore several of the links I hadn't seen before...

 

I did not see the Core Knowledge History and Geography and Language Arts curricula on your list, which contain a sequence of history, literature, and science-themed lessons for elementary school, aligned to current standards.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for sharing your list! I'm off to explore several of the links I hadn't seen before...

 

I did not see the Core Knowledge History and Geography and Language Arts curricula on your list, which contain a sequence of history, literature, and science-themed lessons for elementary school, aligned to current standards.

 

Dude. How did I miss Core Knowledge?   Adding it now :) 


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:01 PM

The American Chemical Society has a free middle school curriculum here:

http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:44 PM

The national gallery of art has some great art lessons. Many are interdisciplinary. I used their "elements of arts" lessons for mine in 1st/3rd and they were just enough for a couple of months worth.

http://www.nga.gov/c...activities.html
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:23 AM

Memrise.com does free foriegn languages. They are like the next step after Duolingo.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

The national gallery of art has some great art lessons. Many are interdisciplinary. I used their "elements of arts" lessons for mine in 1st/3rd and they were just enough for a couple of months worth.

http://www.nga.gov/c...activities.html

 

Thank you for sharing this! The lessons are so nicely done.  I'm going to do some of these with the girls this week.  


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:48 PM

Stossel in the Classroom will send free DVD's to schools and home educators.  Good for current events and critical thinking. 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:44 PM

Stossel in the Classroom will send free DVD's to schools and home educators.  Good for current events and critical thinking. 

 

Love this: "Both Sides of the Issue" I think mainstream news for adults could use more of this.  (Thanks for sharing this resource!)

 

To assist teachers in presenting a balanced lesson on some of the issues that John Stossel addresses, we have paired short videos that present an opposing view.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

Just found something new to me :)  Discovery K12 is complete, secular and the student accounts are free.  The way it's set up kind of reminds me of a secular Easy Peasy.  



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

In search of:  writing programs and resources for younger, middles, and older students.  It might be set up like a traditional curriculum, be a series of youtube videos, free e-books, a web site with tutorials, etc.  

 

So, if you have a friend who is broke and needs help teaching a child to write, where might she go for help?



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:40 PM

This is wonderful- thank you for sharing 😃
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:29 PM

Added Ray's Arithmetic video lessons.  


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:43 PM

Linney Latin Class

http://www.linneyslatinclass.com

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

The Writer's Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use
http://www.newsu.org...iters-workbench

A free online course based on the book Writing Tools. The book is not required to take the course.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:49 PM

Ben Franklin on learning to write. The above course complements the Ben Franklin method.
http://contently.net...-clever-tricks/
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:53 PM

1918 Elements of Style
https://books.google...f.Style&f=false
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:35 AM

Just found out about this: Comcast Internet Essentials program offers high speed internet service for $9.95/mo to low income families.  If you have a child in public school participating in the National School Lunch Program, your family will qualify.  Students in homeschools or private schools have to show proof that the family is on SNAP, TANF, etc.  In other words, the income guidelines are *much* stricter for these families.   :(

 

ETA: more options at EveryoneOn


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:04 PM

I think Word Mastery available from Don Potter is the best free phonics resource that is easy to use. It goes up to a 3rd grade level and starts with the letters that are easiest to blend, it is very well designed.

(While my favorite is Webster's Speller, it is not easy to use.)

http://www.donpotter...stery_typed.pdf

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

I really like this writing guide from the University of Chicago.  Good for high school age students to see that mom's crazy ideas about writing are not so crazy… https://writing-prog...grads/wic0intro


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

In the free e-books/audio books category… Lit2go is wonderful. http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

PCs for People offers mobile internet (4G LTE) and computers.  A computer requires a modest donation.  This program has more generous eligibility guidelines (you need to make under 200% of the federal poverty level).  



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

I can't believe I forgot to include Drive-Thru History: Ancients.  It's there now :)   The videos stream on TBN, so hopefully they continue that for awhile.  The study guides are free downloads on the DTH web site.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:21 PM

Daily Grammar
http://www.dailygram...om/archive.html

This might have started preY2K, or soon after. I remember getting those lessons as emails at a dial-up AOL address.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:31 PM

Shiny, I see you have Annenberg, but do you have the video series directed at 9-12 students?
http://www.learner.o...ces/browse.html

For individual subjects click on "video series". Scroll and click on "video Programs". Click on the desired subject and then "9-12".

World of Chemistry is a bit dated but still excellent
http://www.learner.o...s/series61.html

Chemistry Challenges and Solutions is a bit newer, but I don't think quite as good.
http://www.learner.o.../series218.html

The Western Tradition is a classic.
http://www.learner.o...s/series58.html

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:46 PM

[email protected] are beautifully formatted free ebooks
https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au

Gutenberg has some free historical fiction for kids for the World Wars.
WW1
http://www.gutenberg...shelf)#Juvenile
WW2
http://www.gutenberg...#Fiction:_Youth

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:52 PM

Teach with Movies is now free. It used to be a subscription service.
http://www.teachwithmovies.org
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

Rosegate Harbour. LDS Robinson Curriculum site. Everything from book lists to how-tos on printing books.
http://users.gobigwest.com/rosegate/
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:27 AM

Homeschool Commons has been moved to Homeschool Base, and I no longer know how to easily access this resource. But I used to like this.
https://homeschoolbase.com/commons/

The content is here. I just cannot find any table of contents.

Classics for a High School Transcript: Fiction
It is entirely possible to craft a high school literature course of study using free public domain ebooks. While there are some great works of modern literature currently under copyright, and these should be considered as well, there is such a diverse collection of classic works that could keep a student busy for years.
https://homeschoolba...script-fiction/

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:56 AM

Penguin Teacher Guides. Free literature guides for Shakespeare Plays and Signet Classics.
http://www.penguin.c...teachersguides/

Glendon Literature Guides
http://www.glencoe.c...ure/litlibrary/

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

Adding: Llevadas Algebra I  complete course, free pdf textbook and videos.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

Added Yay Math (videos for algebra and up) and Math in English (printable workbooks for K-6).



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

Adding Schmoop Learning Guides to the appropriate categories.  How am I just now discovering this site?



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

I didn't see KISS Grammar on your list. The boys and I are using the sixth grade complete course this year and I've been impressed. 


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:41 PM

Added KISS, also Scratch programming language.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

I have used this algebra worksheet maker
http://mathteachertools.com
To supplement A First Book in Algebra
https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The book is public domain an been retyped by Gutenberg, not just photocopied
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13309

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:47 PM

Wentworth Algebra is free in a nicely retyped version at Gutenberg as well as the Boyden text. Wow!
https://www.gutenber...3cbe423aaf34f9b

Both books are beginner books and have answers in the back. Wentworth is even easier than Boyden. I'm doing a happy dance.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:53 AM

Sign language resource: American Sign Language University and Start ASL



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

moby max we have often used bits pieces  as supplements but it is pretty complete K-8.  http://www.mobymax.com/


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:54 AM

Added American Cinema



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:31 PM

Added Hillsdale College video based courses.

 

History / Economics / Literature

 

The literature courses look particularly interesting: Great Books 101: Ancient to MedievalGreat Books 102: Renaissance to Modern, Shakespeare: Hamlet and The TempestAn Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

 

 

 


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:07 PM

Adding:

 

I have used this algebra worksheet maker
http://mathteachertools.com
To supplement A First Book in Algebra
https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The book is public domain an been retyped by Gutenberg, not just photocopied
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13309

 

 

Wentworth Algebra is free in a nicely retyped version at Gutenberg as well as the Boyden text. Wow!
https://www.gutenber...3cbe423aaf34f9b

Both books are beginner books and have answers in the back. Wentworth is even easier than Boyden. I'm doing a happy dance.

 



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

I love you people.


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