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jhnpldng
01-09-2011, 10:34 PM
This is what I have bookmarked after quick web searches. Please be aware that I have not visited all of these sites. Some are trying to sell you something, I'm sure. There's also some that go to .gov sites like the EPA ones and I will edit as I visit them and add new as I find them. Our homeschooling start is going to be compact, mobile and free for the first year because we're headed for rural parts in another State soon. Hence we'll be utilizing the internet.



http://www.textbookreviews.org/ (As seen on foxnews special report about inaccurate, indoctrinating PS textbooks, Mel & Norma Gabler: Conservative Christian founders of Educational Research Analysts, website has the reviews and a "good" list of textbooks)

H.E.A.R.T (http://www.aheart4homeschooling.com/index.php?p=1_7_Overview-of-H-E-A-R-T-Inc-) Home Education After Righteous Teaching. (Florida Homeschooling org)

http://www.ghsonline.org/ You can homeschool. (Florida based)

CPA VIRTUAL ACADEMY (http://www.championhomeschool.org/virtual.html) Homeschooling via a private accredited Christian prep school. (Florida based but helpful for those who's States are not homeschool friendly)(Their private/prep school grads have gone on to West Point among other places)

http://www.havefunteaching.com/


Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker (http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/) Automatically makes custom handwriting worksheets for you saving you hours of time!

www.donnayoung.org Teach your child to write with these free handwriting printable lessons.

www.homeschool.com Homeschooling Community (where I got a lot of these links)


Mott Media, LLC | Education in the Shadow of the Cross (http://www.mottmedia.com/pages/publications.asp?Pub=rays#Primary) Homeschooling Books offers a diverse selection of excellent curricula . Free Math Worksheets Thousands of free math worksheets in pdf (printable) format for use in the classroom or at home.

Dahle Professional Sharpener Model 155 (http://www.engineersupply.com/dahle-professional-sharpener-model-155.aspx) - A real pencil sharpener

Teaching Resources | EPA Teaching Center (http://www.epa.gov/kids/club/) | US EPA EPA Kids Club | US EPA Homeschool Math - free math worksheets, ebooks, lessons, curriculum guide.

www.homeschoolmath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, extensive link list of games, interactive tutorials & quizzes, curriculum guide, and teaching tips articles. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of mechanical memorization of rules.

The Story of Corn Intro (http://www.campsilos.org/mod3/index.shtml)

Home Plate--Paper Plate Education (http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/) History for Kids | Teaching Social Studies Teaching history for kids creatively is easy with these social studies resources--chronological lists of good books, period crafts, timelines, maps, and interactive games and activities. Supplement American or World history lesson plans with creative ideas!

Aplusmath.com (http://www.aplusmath.com/games/index.html) (online math games)

Mixing in Math (http://mixinginmath.terc.edu/index.cfm) Quick ways to mix math in to what you already do with children: crafts, story times, playground games

Have Fun Teaching (http://www.havefunteaching.com/) Free Worksheets, Printables, Coloring Pages, Flash Cards, Fun Activities, Songs for Kids, Lesson Plans, Teaching Supplies

American Folklore (http://www.americanfolklore.net/): Famous American folktales, tall tales, myths and legends, ghost stories, and more. Retellings of American folktales, tall tales, myths and legends, Native American myths, weather folklore, ghost stories, and more

A Field Day for Math (http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3739) | Scholastic.com Add some bounce and zing into your springtime math lessons with these fast-moving playground games.


Reference
Ed Helper
http://www.edhelper.com
School Express
http://www.schoolexpress.com/ (pop ups and advertisements but some free worksheets)
Learning Page
http://www.learningpage.com (have to register to get it all, free but who knows how much spam)
Tools for Educators
http://www.toolsforeducators.com (part of a network of sites, quite a few ads)
Britannica
http://www.britannica.com
Discovery School
http://school.discovery.com (supposed to be by teachers, for teachers, mostly selling)
Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org (more like a collection of links, might be of use for research)

Miscellaneous
Autism Today
http://www.autismtoday.com
Study Stack
http://www.studystack.com (printable flash cards)
How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Songs for Teaching
http://www.songsforteaching.com/
Lesson Plan Central
http://www.lessonplancentral.com/
Great Resource for K-8
http://www.kids.gov/ (use at own discretion)
Time4Learning
http://www.time4learning.com (online curriculum, haven't delved into it)

edited above, below pending

Math
The Math Worksheet Site
http://www.TheMathWorksheetSite.com
Math Goodies.com
http://www.mathgoodies.com
Math Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com
Math Drills
http://www.math-drills.com/
Math.com
http://www.math.com/
Algebra Help
http://www.algebrahelp.com
WebMath http://www.webmath.com
Cool Math Games
http://www.coolmath-games.com

jhnpldng
01-09-2011, 10:36 PM
High School
High School Ace
http://highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm
Homework Spot
http://www.homeworkspot.com
Explore Learning
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm
Best Colleges
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college
Preparing Your Child for College
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare/index.html

Science
BrainPOP
http://www.brainpop.com
Chem4Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com
Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu
InnerBody
http://www.InnerBody.com
Science for High School
http://www.scienceforhighschool.com/
Cosmeo
http://cosmeo.com
NASA for Students
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html
Astronomy for Kids
http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ss&id=127
Nine Planets
http://www.nineplanets.org
StarChild
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov
The Electronic Zoo
http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm
Smith Life Science
http://www.smithlifescience.com/
The MAD Scientist Network
http://www.madsci.org
Try Science
http://www.tryscience.org
Science & Technology Education
http://www.ftexploring.com/

Arts & Crafts
Art Lessons for All Grades
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/ia...s/lessons.html
Kinder Art
http://www.kinderart.com
Crayola
http://www.crayola.com
Draw Space
http://www.drawspace.com/
Draw Your World
http://www.drawyourworld.com/index.html
Drawing/Sketching Lessons
http://drawsketch.about.com/
Kids Art
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/kidsart.htm

Reading
Starfall
http://www.starfall.com
Reading A-Z
http://www.readinga-z.com/samples/preview.html
TLS-Books
http://www.tlsbooks.com/
Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.net
Wowio.com
http://www.wowio.com

Writing
ABC Teach
http://www.abcteach.com
Scholastic Student Activities
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp
Online Writing Guide
http://oswego.org/staff/tcaswell/wg/para.htm
The Write Site
http://www.writesite.org
Spelling City
http://www.spellingcity.com/
Teacher's Lab
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/

Geography, History and Virtual Travel
Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips
http://www.history.org/trips
Natural Wonders of the World
http://www.field-guides.com/sci/natwon/index.htm
Teacher's Guide Virtual Field Trips
http://www.theteachersguide.com/virtualtours.html
CyberBee
http://www.cyberbee.com
Global Online Adventure Learning Site
http://www.goals.com/Index.htm
The Jason Project
http://www.jasonproject.org
Virtual Field Trips
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours
Xpeditions @ National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions
K-12 Africa Guide
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Stu.../AFR_GIDE.html
States and Capitals
http://www.50states.com
Life in the Middle Ages
http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/.../ma/mahome.htm
New Perspectives on the West
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest
The American Civil War Homepage
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war
The Civil War Homepage
http://www.civil-war.net
The Oregon Trail
http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html
Geography Worksheets
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/fr...printables.htm
White House for Kids
http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids
Lewis and Clark
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark

Talking Points about public schools aside from safety issues(some good stuff for convincing relatives);)
(added 16 Dec 2010) ((note to self)All sites below have been visited)
http://grandfather-economic-report.com/education-a.htm (lots of statistics on gov school)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-122847-5968r/ (shows that teachers aren't big fans of PS for their own kids)
http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com/ (How bad the "new new math really is)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion...03-welsh_x.htm (how schools are destroying the joy of reading)
http://www.project2061.org/publicati...ticles/enc.htm (putting textbooks to the test)
http://www.textbookleague.org/ (out of CA. but a good conservative resource, reviews of 200+ textbooks)
http://www.blessedcause.org/index.htm (exploring islam induction in our textbooks and government)

Southerngirl
01-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Thank you for taking the time to do this and share with us other homeschool parents!!!
I am thankful to be in a very lenient state (OK) where we don't have to report anything!

poisonivie
01-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Here is a few more I dont think I seen listed tried not to double.
http://www.valdosta.edu/~lelee/student.html

http://donnayoung.org/index.htm handwriting

www.familyfun.com crafts and stuff

http://www.doorposts.net/default.asp God centered stuff

http://www.abchomepreschool.com/index.html

http://www.akidsheart.com

http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com

http://www.edhelper.com

http://www.lessonplanz.com

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com