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Arithmetic we need

 

Arithmetic from primer through grade 6. Grades 7 and 8 appear to be consumer math, with grade 8 teacher's book currently available for borrowing. . These materials are from Canada dated around 1950 or so, in full color. Users may need to adjust currency from Canadian dollar depending on their location.  

 

For most grades, there is a  student's textbook, teacher's guide with answer key and teaching notes for each page, and an additional workbook with practice questions. There is a well written scope and sequence in the beginning of each teacher's guide for those who need to submit this information for review or those who may wish it for their own records.

 

These books were converted to digital format in 2017, so hopefully the grade 7 and 8 materials will become available soon as well.

 

Grade K - 1 combined into one volume

 

Teacher's guide

Textbook

 

 

Grade 2

 

Teacher's guide

Textbook 

 

 

Grade 3

 

Teacher's guide

Textbook

Workbook

 

Grade 4

 

Teacher's guide

Textbook

Workbook

 

 

Grade 5

 

Teacher's guide

Textbook

Workbook

 
 

 

Grade 7

 

Teacher's guide - not currently available

Textbook - not currently available

Workbook - not currently available

 

Grade 8

 

Teacher's guide - 14 day borrow window

Textbook - not currently available

Workbook - not currently available

 

 

Jolly Numbers (Daily Life - Arithmetics) - by the authors of Arithmetic We Need - "living arithmetics"

 

There is a primer, volume one, and volume 2 of stories featuring numbers as well as teaching notes, and workbooks. 

 

Primer

 

Workbook

 

Book One

 

Storybook

Workbook

Teacher's guide - not currently available

 

Book Two

 

Storybook

Workbook 

Teacher's guide

 

 

 

 
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Arithmetic we need

 

Arithmetic from primer through grade 6. Grades 7 and 8 appear to be consumer math, with grade 8 teacher's book currently available for borrowing. . These materials are from Canada dated around 1950 or so, in full color. Users may need to adjust currency from Canadian dollar depending on their location.

 

For most grades, there is a student's textbook, teacher's guide with answer key and teaching notes for each page, and an additional workbook with practice questions. There is a well written scope and sequence in the beginning of each teacher's guide for those who need to submit this information for review or those who may wish it for their own records.

 

These books were converted to digital format in 2017, so hopefully the grade 7 and 8 materials will become available soon as well.

 

 

Oh, I just looked at the textbook for grade 4 and it looks delightful. I like that it has little diagnostic tests that tell you what needs more study; the word problems that are about things kids might care about (scout camps or movie tickets or model airplamnes); the make your own questions from information given; the right or wrong; the pick out the answer that can't be correct and a bunch more.

 

(Right or wrong.... They have problems like... (making my own) "A new bicycle tire is good for about 2000 miles. Bob bought 2 tires to replace the ones on his bike. He should be able to ride it for 4000 miles." ) I love that it has them thinking!

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Chemistry: A Study of Matter - courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting.  High school level course. 

 

Physics Fundamentals - courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting.  High school level course.  

 

Salsa Spanish - video-based course for K-3.

 

Irasshai: Learn Japanese - video lessons are free, corresponding textbooks, workbooks, etc. can be purchased from Amazon.

 

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More chemistry, because that's what we're in the midst of with one of my kids  :D

 

SEAChem2020 - a work in progress (10 lessons are done), being created by a high school chemistry teacher.  He also wrote a free chemistry textbook (pdf): Chemistry the Awesomest Science  (ETA: but see JanetC's caveat below)

 

Earth Science:

Introduction to Geology - Christian, old-Earth perspective.  Enough material to be used as a one semester high school course.

 

 

 

 

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More chemistry, because that's what we're in the midst of with one of my kids :D

 

SEAChem2020 - a work in progress (10 lessons are done), being created by a high school chemistry teacher. He also wrote a free chemistry textbook (pdf): Chemistry the Awesomest Science

 

WARNING to preview this carefully folks. I clicked on Chapter 10 of the textbook at random, just to get a taste. Illustration of a woman doing drugs with the caption

 

Figure 10.1: What does this crackhead have in common with chemists? She understands how to harness the power of combustion reactions for her own purposes.

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WARNING to preview this carefully folks. I clicked on Chapter 10 of the textbook at random, just to get a taste. Illustration of a woman doing drugs with the caption

 

Figure 10.1: What does this crackhead have in common with chemists? She understands how to harness the power of combustion reactions for her own purposes.

Wow, that is really disappointing.  Thank you for the warning.

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Just came across a bunch of materials for health from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. I am linking to a Nutrition program for grades 3&4. It includes videos, lesson plans, power points slide and other materials.

http://www.yalegriffinprc.org/Programs-Resources/PRC-Programs-Resources/Nutrition-Detectives

On the left hand side, there are links to other health related curriculum under the heading "Programs & Resources."

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Logic resources linked by Lori D. in another thread.  

Ideas for free online resources at a high school/college intro level:
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking -- download
Introduction to Logic -- pdf
links to 4 texts
list of free Open Culture courses, listed alphabetically -- check out either "Introduction to Logic", or "Critical Reasoning for Beginners", or "A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners"

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Freepianomethod.com

This is the complete Mayron Cole piano series, from primer through grade 10. It’s definitely a bit dated in appearance, but an excellent resource. 

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https://www.underthehome.org/unauth/about

A complete Charlotte Mason style elementary program. It's extremely well done. 

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On 2/20/2017 at 10:02 PM, shinyhappypeople said:

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.).  I have personally purchased a computer through this program and highly recommend them.

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 â€“ Many free courses (referred to as “shared resourcesâ€) 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 

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 
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

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 
Kids of Integrity
Calvary Bible Curriculum
Teaching with God's Heart for the World - world missions emphasis, young earth timeline
 

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

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. 
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) â€“ 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) 

Sheldon's Advanced Language Lessons -- vintage textbook for middle school.

KISS Grammar
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.
Glencoe Literature Study Guides

Novel study guidesNEA Big ReadNovelguideSpark NotesPenguin Teacher GuidesCliffs Notes
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  
Digital History Project
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 extremely 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. 
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  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
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 at 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 â€“ 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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On 2/20/2017 at 10:02 PM, shinyhappypeople said:

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.).  I have personally purchased a computer through this program and highly recommend them.

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 â€“ Many free courses (referred to as “shared resourcesâ€) 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 

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 
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

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 
Kids of Integrity
Calvary Bible Curriculum
Teaching with God's Heart for the World - world missions emphasis, young earth timeline
 

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

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. 
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) â€“ 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) 

Sheldon's Advanced Language Lessons -- vintage textbook for middle school.

KISS Grammar
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.
Glencoe Literature Study Guides

Novel study guidesNEA Big ReadNovelguideSpark NotesPenguin Teacher GuidesCliffs Notes
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  
Digital History Project
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
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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 extremely 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. 
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  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
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 at 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 â€“ 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)

This is unbelievable!!! Thank you so much for linking to such important and useful pages and resources!

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