Curriculum & Helps

Multi-Subject Resources

Ambleside is a free homeschool curriculum designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason used in her own private and correspondence schools.

An Old-Fashioned Education is a directory of free homeschool curricula, literature and text books organized for the use of homeschooling families.

Mater Amabilis is a free Charlotte-Mason inspired  curriculum, geared towards Catholic children ages 4 – 14.

Head of the Class provides preschool through fifth grade parents, learners, and teachers with free access to curriculum-based content. Organized by grade-level, you will find instruction, activities, and multimedia on reading, math, spelling, writing, art, history, music, geography, science, Spanish, and more.

LessonPathways.com Offers free web-based curriculum for grades k-5 in core subject areas.  The site is designed to help homeschool parents create lesson plans, supplement current curriculum or use their ready made “Guided Journeys”.

Units4Teachers Unit Study Archives listed alphabetically, including everything from the Alphabet and Asteroids to the Winter Olympics and Whales; also offers FREE worksheets, posters, booklets, resources, and more; All ages

TLS Books Free worksheets and printables for grades PreK-5th grade.

Sites For Teachers Best resource site ever; 26 pages of continuous lists of other Free resource websites primarily for teachers and homeschooling parents; Teaching aids, Clipart, Learning games, Manipulatives, Printables and Downloadables for all subjects, all grades and ages; Terrific as supplements, for add-ons, or Unit Studies

Old Fashioned Education Public domain and directory; Free curricula and textbooks on various subjects; Creationism, American History, Literature, Public speaking, Emergency Preparedness, and more; All grades and ages

Making Learning Fun This site has great, very high quality printable learning tools for a number of different subject areas.

Kids Know It HUGE resource, Covers animals, astronomy, human body, memory, math, geology, geography, and more; also offers learning games and music.

Hot Chalk Lesson Plans HotChalk’s LessonPlansPage.com is a collection of over 3,000 lesson plans from Preschool through High School and beyond, that were developed by Kyle Yamnitz, students and faculty at The University of Missouri, and more recently by the users of this website.

Homeschool Launch A sharing resource site where you can add to or take from; 100’s of downloadable and printable worksheets and projects; Variety of subjects and ages.

E-Learning is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 – 12. They offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and is building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.

SAS delivers online curriculum resources with a proven impact on increasing student learning and teacher effectiveness – at no cost to US middle and high schools, virtual schools, home schools and other teaching and learning environments.

Math Resources

A Maths Dictionary Great dictionary with definitions of many math topics and clear examples and demonstrations of concepts.

A Plus Math On-line and printable flashcards, games and worksheets for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Can create own flashcards and worksheets.

AAA Math This site offers lessons and interactive activities that cover a wide variety of topics.

Apples 4 The Teacher This site offers tons of math games. Many of them are interactive!

Beacon Lesson Plan Library Lesson plans with great hands-on ideas. Look for the hands-on activity and refer the parent to the activity and adapt instructions if needed.

Brain Pop Jr. Lessons and hands-on activities (the videos are usually subscriber only–occasionally one will be free to view).

Busy Teacher Cafe A variety of math worksheets.

Dr. Mike’s Math Games Really GREAT worksheets, board games, and other Math printables for grades K-8.

Everyday Math Resources Links to various on-line games and activities. Nicely organized by topics. Also lists resources by grade level.

Fact Monster Lessons on various topics organized by topic.

Illuminations Hands-on activities and on-line activities. Searchable by grade and topic. The hands-on activities are for teachers, but are usually easily adaptable for use by a parent and child. Click on activities or lessons and search.

Johnnie’s Free Math Worksheets Many worksheets organized by topic.

Johnnie’s Math Page On-line games and activities by topic.

Kid Zone Math Visit this site for math worksheets for preschool through grade five. You’ll also find timed quizzes.

Math EBook Interactive and eWorkbook; Offers downloadable and printable worksheets, games, activities; Can make answer keys before printing; Includes telling time, multiplication, decimals, fractions, Geometry, probabilities, square roots, and a Math dictionary; Grades K – High School

Math Is Fun Visit this website to find tons of short lessons, games, and puzzles. This site even has a math dictionary.

Math Shortcuts Lots of math worksheets to print.

Math Wire Wide variety of resources, easy to search web site, activities on-site and links to others by topic.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Great site for Manipulatives; Bar charts, money, fraction bars, percentages, pie charts, number patterns, spinners, and lots more.

History Resources

Teaching History.org describes itself as an “educational clearinghouse.”  Here you can find lesson plans, resources and even ask a master teacher a question.

Keene Public Library offers a very nice list of historical fiction, organized by country.

Concordia University Chicago offers free art history lessons available as a .pdf download. Each month (Sept – June) focuses on one piece of art (painting, sculpture, etc.) and includes a short artist bio, details about
the piece, discussion questions, and hands-on activities.

 

Foreign Language Resources

Salsa is a free comprehensive Spanish program for young children featuring puppets, state-of-the-art graphics, animation and a good dose of humor.

 

Science Resources

Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers 17 free DVD plus downloadable teacher and student guides for a variety of science topics including genetics, biology, and biodiversity.  Shipping for the DVDs are free too.

 

Health & Fitness Resources

Nutrition Detectives™ is an innovative program for elementary school children. It shows them “5 clues” to read food labels and detect marketing deceptions while learning to identify and choose healthful foods. The program is novel, engaging, and efficient, imparting crucial information in minimal time

Printables & Worksheets

WorksheetWorks offers a plethora of very high-quality, customizable worksheets in the categories of Math, English, Geography and “Miscellaneous”.

Handwriting Worksheets allows you to print custom worksheets for practicing in print, cursive or D’Nealian.

Homeschool Views has LOADS of printable materials including writing worksheets, calendars & schedules, unit studies, record keeping forms and more.

 

Homeschool Planners & Software

Homeschool Skedtrack is a free schedule creator and tracker, especially useful for homeschooling teachers and private tutors.

7-Step Planner is a free, printable planning system for homeschool families.  Take the time to read through the instructions and you’ll have a completely customized planner for your family.

A Simple Plan is a free online homeschool planner featuring a calendar, assignments, grade book, transcripts and more.

 

Homeschooling High School

Let’s Homeschool High School is the only comprehensive website dedicated to high school homeschooling. The site is completely free and solely informational, and offers instruction on everything from getting started to post-graduation options, as well as providing multiple free templates and downloads for parents.

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