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Have you added The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts? It's free for levels 1-5

 

Wow, what a great resource!  Thanks for the heads up!  Adding it :)

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Adding: Earth Revealed -- geology video series for high school.

Annenberg videos are grossly underused. These were very pricey videos not too long ago. Most of them are still very current.

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As well as math and science, CK-12 has composition and spelling.

 

Composition

http://www.ck12.org/writing/

 

Spelling

http://www.ck12.org/spelling/

 

I'm still playing around with the CK-12 apps to see what can be done offline.

https://www.ck12info.org/about/tools-and-apps/?_ga=1.29933375.1273844774.1491235977

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Book Lectures from the author of Getting Started with Latin on the book called "The First Year of Latin" http://www.linneyslatinclass.com/booklectures.html

 

Book available for download on Google books here: https://books.google.com/books?id=qbMAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

This appears to be an "after" GSWL course, so I am not sure of the age range. High school??

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Annenberg videos are grossly underused. These were very pricey videos not too long ago. Most of them are still very current.

 

Dude, seriously!  The more I dig around that site, the more I find.  

 

Anyway.... now adding a bunch of stuff from previous posts as well as:

 

FearofPhysics.com - free online physics course.  There's also an Electronics Class that looks fun.

 

Astronomy - State of the Art - a beginners course

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Physics:  

 

Coursera: How Things Work https://www.coursera.org/learn/how-things-work

You can also watch all his in-class lectures for "How Things Work" from UVA here: http://rabi.phys.virginia.edu/1050/2014/schedule.html  and here:  http://rabi.phys.virginia.edu/1060/2015/schedule.html

 

 

Also, edit for prior post on Wheelcock's. Here is another review location to add :  http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/latin/wheelock/index.htm

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Suitable for upper high school courses;

 

MITx Full courses in calculus, economics and computer science: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ocw-scholar/?utm_source=OCWHomePage&utm_medium=CarouselBig&utm_campaign=Scholar

 

Carnegie Mellon OLI- a mix of full-fledged courses. We've liked the ones we've used. Similar set up to Edx- https://oli.cmu.edu/learn-with-oli/see-our-free-open-courses/

 

Saylor seems to offer test for credit for some classes. All full courses. https://learn.saylor.org/course/index.php?categoryid=2&utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=cta&utm_campaign=homepage&utm_content=header_button

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Just added many of the courses from recent posts: MIT, Inquiry in Action, Hunter's econ resources ... and I still have a ways to go to finish. 

 

Thank you for your suggestions.  I'll continue working on this later today. :) 

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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?

 

Note: I have NEVER used these. I cannot speak to the quality.

 

Glencoe Research Paper and Report Writing grades 9-12  http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/rprw/68rprw.pdf

 

Glencoe Writing Assessment and Evaluation Rubrics http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/languageart/grade9/G9WAER.PDF

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 12 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/12cp.pdf

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 11 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/11cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 10 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/10cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 9 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/9cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 8 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/8cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 7 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/7cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 6 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/6cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Grammar Practice Grade 8 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/gpw/8gpw2.pdf

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Note: I have NEVER used these. I cannot speak to the quality.

 

Glencoe Research Paper and Report Writing grades 9-12  http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/rprw/68rprw.pdf

 

Glencoe Writing Assessment and Evaluation Rubrics http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/languageart/grade9/G9WAER.PDF

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 12 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/12cp.pdf

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 11 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/11cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 10 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/10cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 9 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/9cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 8 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/8cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 7 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/7cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Composition Practice Grade 6 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/cp/6cp.pdf

 

Glencoe Grammar Practice Grade 8 http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/gpw/8gpw2.pdf

 

Glencoe Grammar Handbook: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/grammar_gr10/la_0028182960_02.pdf

 

Grammar Practice Workbooks are about halfway down the page here: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/alabama/teacher/languageart/assets/workbooks.html

 

For example, Grammar Practice Workbook Grade 9: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/gpw/9gpw2.pdf

 

There are answer keys to these available if you search "Grammar Practice Workbook Teacher". There is only a one number difference in the web address from student editions. There doesn't seem to be answer keys online for any of the other workbooks.

 

For example: Grammar Practice Workbook Teacher Grade 9: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/gpw_blm/9gpw1.pdf

We are using these in the same manner as Memoria Press' English Grammar Recitation. I put the definition of the part of speech into Quizlet flash cards for dd and then we work through the sheets.

 

These inexpensive handbooks correspond well, are handy references and have additional examples and exercises.  https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=grammar+and+composition+handbook&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Agrammar+and+composition+handbook

 

I find that there are many more teacher editions available for the "odd" years. Must be most schools purchase 7, 9, and 11. Of course, I discovered this after I bought grade 10 for next year.

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Many thanks to Shiny and others for continuing this thread.

 

 

 

My kids can learn, and learn well, even the ones in high school, and even if I am not Rafe Esquith/MarvaCollins/Harold Jacobs/Derek Owens all rolled into one. ;)

 

Seeing all this gives me hope (again). :)

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May I suggest the California Native Plant Society Nature Journaling Curriculum for the Science - Nature Study category:

 

http://www.cnps.org/cnps/education/curriculum/index.php

 

Yes, you may suggest it, thank you :) Through that page I found John Muir Laws' youtube channel, and a lecture called How to Teach Nature Journaling.   Now adding the link to the curriculum and a direct link to the lecture.

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Many thanks to Shiny and others for continuing this thread.

 

 

 

My kids can learn, and learn well, even the ones in high school, and even if I am not Rafe Esquith/MarvaCollins/Harold Jacobs/Derek Owens all rolled into one. ;)

 

Seeing all this gives me hope (again). :)

 

You're very welcome :)   

 

What's cool to me is that, even though I'm currently in a position where I don't need free curriculum, there are resources here that I prefer to paid stuff.  So, as I plan for next year - especially for the soon-to-be high schooler (gulp) - I find myself shopping this list first :)  

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Today's requests:

 

Our geography section could use some beefing up.  Bonus points for structured programs or stuff that's just dirt easy to implement.  

 

It'd also be nice to have links to some high quality tutorials for life skills areas like: car maintenance and repair, cooking, nutrition, sewing, home repair, cleaning, budgeting, etc.   That's not an exhaustive list, but you get the gist.  

 

Last but not least, I think it would be great to have a pre-K section for our younger friends.  

 

 

 

 

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Ambleside Online's Geography 1-6 schedule

https://www.amblesideonline.org/geographysch.shtml

Newly formatted eBooks of the vintage geogrqphies used in the above schedule

http://unplugyourfamily.blogspot.com/2015/08/free-downloads-of-charlotte-mason.html#.WOgIQlQpChA

 

Payne's Geographical Nature Studies is a less popular vintage geography, but just as good, if not better, than the ones so often used in CM curricula. https://archive.org/details/geographicalnat01payngoog

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I'm glad you are keeping the thread going. With my memory loss, it is easier to add stuff as I remember.

 

The survivor library has lots of the life skills stuff. If you start a life skills section, you will want to repost that link, there.

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Operation World Prayer Calendar (Printable version)

http://www.operationworld.org/print/674

The shorter 60 day schedule

http://www.operationworld.org/print/673

There is a printable version of each country page

 

This isn't as printer friendly for low income as I would like, but...when my boys were young, we learned a LOT of geography just reading and praying each morning. And the things listed for each country are the kinds of things that will not be listed in typical books. When I read what was listed for my birth country, I was amazed at what was listed. Someone really had talked for a LONG time to a local minister and LISTENED to things that don't make immediate sense to an American.

 

Voice of the Martyrs

https://www.persecution.com

I'm hesitant to list this, because I personally think some lives are unnecessarily lost in this type of activity, but...it is not my place, here, to sensor resources. Subscription to the magazine is free. It teaches geography and teaches it well.

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The Five Themes of Geography have been replaced in public schools by a "better" model that is more complicated, but there are still,resources for it, because....well...it just works. Googling "Five Themes Geography PDF" and a keyword like "literature" should bring up some results like those below.

 

Literature

https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/cst/MGA/Documents/reading%20month%20Questioning%20the%205%20themes%20in%20literature.pdf

Newspaper

http://www.anderson.k12.ky.us/Downloads/5themes.pdf

Lapbook

http://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/cms/lib09/NC01910456/Centricity/Domain/2836/Five%20Themes%20of%20Geography%20Project.pdf

Ecuador. Includes some generic worksheets too, and ideas applicable to any country.

http://lanic.utexas.edu/project/etext/llilas/outreach/fulbright05/Husiak_FiveThemes.pdf

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Adding Operation World, VOM, and 5 Themes of Geography.  Hunter, thank you so much for sharing these.  My younger DD is studying geography right now so some of these resources are going to be used by us right away :) 

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Adding:

 

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

Cognitive Neuroscience - Video-based, part of MIT's High School Studies Program.  

 

Created a new section SCIENCE - ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS

under which will reside:

 

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

 

 

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