Childrens Preservation Library
Our special out-of-print library here in Traverse City, that houses over 20,000 of the best children’s literature ever, most of it out-of-print and no longer available in the public library, and thus written in the era when Judeo-Christian values were more esteemed and better reflected in children’s books. It is the largest known library of its type in the US.
The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.
Curriculum Discussion Boards
Common Core Project - The Homeschool Resource Roadmap
The following lists provide information for homeschool parents relative to the Common Core Standards (CCS) - alternately known in some contexts as the Next Generation (NexGen) Standards or the College, Career and Civic Life Framework (C3) - currently being implemented across the country.
Three decades ago, A Beka Book began with the mission of providing Christian schools with high-quality textbooks and teaching aids to help each school fulfill its educational goals. The hundreds of traditional educational materials from A Beka Book have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy, one of America’s largest and most respected Christian schools. As a result, throughout the nation A Beka Book is recognized as the standard of excellence in the publishing of textbooks and other scholastic materials.
Alpha Omega Publications
Christian homeschooling curriculum
Bob Jones University Press
Christian homeschooling curriculum
Christian Light Publications
For over a quarter of a century, Christian Light Education has produced quality school material that prepares students for life, both academically and spiritually. Whether you are looking for a full program or a specific subject to supplement your curriculum, with curriculum for grades K-12, CLE can help you.
Christian curriculum written by homeschoolers for homeschoolers
"Everything you've ever wanted to know about Home Schooling and Home Business."
Home Training Tools, Ltd.
Hands-on science products
unit study curriculum
Homeschool Arts Project - the HAP
The Homeschool Arts Project was created to provide young people with quality training and positive experiences in the performing arts.
A site with videos and a notebook about simple machines.
Homeschool Building & HSB Bookstore
Reserve the 3rd Monday in June for the Used Curriculum sale.
New & used curriculum is available at the Homeschool Building
1. Knowledgeable, experienced staff, with time and interest in helping you make the right curriculum choices, based on your lifestyle and the learning styles of your children.
2. You have the benefit of being able to carefully look at both current and classical materials. This is impossible if you're purchasing through a catalog or website.
3. You and your friends can schedule a visit to the store at your convenience. We're open M-F 9am-4pm and Tuesday evening until 8pm. This sure beats the pressure of looking for materials at a conference, between speakers or breakout sessions.
HSLDA - Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
INCH stands for Information Network of Christian Homes. We have been providing information, instruction, and inspiration for Michigan’s home educators since 1984
Lesson Plan Ideas/Activities
Homeschool Fun Magazine
On-line homeschool magazine
Home School World
The Official Web Site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Sites Recommended by Members
God's World Publications
Monthly magazine using current events to develop a Biblical worldview, Christian thinking, and Christian character in children.
Homeschool Digest magazine
National Bible memory and knowledge competition. New in 2009. The vision for the Bible Bee is to encourage parents as they disciple their children through in-depth study of the Word of God, Scripture memorization, and prayer.
Parental Rights - Protecting Children by Empowering Parents
Support the fight for Parental Rights and a Parental Rights Amendment
“1000 Good Books List”
It is organized by age and type, and the book suggestions are yummy. It is produced by the Classical Christian Education Support Loop, but I wouldn’t want anyone to think that it is useful only to Classical Method families. All families will love these yummy reads!
National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network
Traverse City Bulldogs
The TCBAA is a Christian based, board-governed, parent-run, 501(c)(3) association that has been founded with the mission to provide home-schooled youth with competitive athletic opportunities that help build Christ-like character.The Association takes a distinctively Biblical world view on competitive athletics and as such we have also partnered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to bring those principles into the lives of our athletes and coaches.
Young Peoples Theater
Here is the Thomas Edison You Tube link to watch Patrick Garner's show
Here is also a link to the study guide: http://www.historysalive.com/images/TE_Teacher_Guide.pdf
Toying With Science
Discover the fascinating and fun world of science!
Live Eagle cam from Berry College
Feeds for live streaming cameras are featured on this page. This is the only live, streaming video camera of a bald eagle nest in Georgia.
Basic Electricity for kids - Very educational film showing kids how electricity works.
this cool, old-school video on Youtube that teaches basic electricity:
Frog Anatomy - Part 1
Anatomy of a grass frog, part 1. External anatomy and a quick look at the skin (Part 2 shows remaining internal anatomy). Phylum Chordata, Class Amphibia.
This video was made by the teaching assistant (C. Ernst) for the students of Organisms II at McGill University, but is appropriate for any introductory-level zoology program.
Organisms II, 2012
Frog Anatomy - Part 2 (Internal)
External and internal anatomy of a grass frog, with a comparison of male and female reproductive structures. Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Class Amphibia.
Organisms II, 2012
Field Trip Resources/Ideas
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies offers environmental science programs for students and adults of all ages: primary and secondary school, college, and graduate school.
Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center
The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center is named for the founder of the Michigan Conservation Foundation who is a life-long supporter of hunting and fishing. The lobby features a marsh diorama and wall-size aquarium stocked with native Michigan fish.
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Meijer Gardens includes Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; five indoor theme gardens; outdoor gardens, nature trails and boardwalk; sculpture galleries and permanent sculpture collection; library; café; gift shop; classrooms; and meeting rooms.
The Music House
The Museum’s unique collection of instruments provides guests with a walk through the history, artistry and engineering of automated music.
The collection spans from the late 18th century to 1950, going from simple music boxes to early recorded sound and radio. The hour and a half long, docent guided tour showcases the beauty of the craftsmanship, the history of the era and the complexity of the engineering of the collection as well as allowing guests to hear many of the rare instruments on display actually play.