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ADOBE Reader
Download the free ADOBE Reader in order to read many attachments on our Web site.
National Home Education Research Institute
NHERI focuses on homeschooling research.
Texas State Historical Association
Sign up for a short daily e-mail about Texas history. Good material to spark imaginations and develop research skills.
Facebook Ideas
East Texas Homeschoolers
E.T.C.H (East Texas Christian Homeschoolers)
East Texas Homeschool Books for Sale
Tyler Homeschool Playgroup
Homeschool Field Trips (Lindale, TX)
Facebook Ideas (Not Local)
Texas Homeschool Support
Special Kids: Easy Peasy All-in-One-Homeschool
Homeschool Life
Local Field Trip Ideas
Brookshire's Wildlife Museum and Country Store
A great FREE museum full of trophy animals from all over the world, and a country store from days gone by.
Caldwell Zoo
A natural for family fun. Be sure and look for the home school education classes.
Camp Ford
Camp Ford was the largest Confederate Prisoner of War Camp west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Located just north of Loop 323 in Tyler.
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari
CALL BEFORE YOU GO. Nestled in the lush piney woods of East Texas, Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari is a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See over two dozen exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory.
Depot Museum - Henderson
Discovery Science Place
East Texas Arboretum - Athens
One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. Plus special events!
East Texas Oil Museum - Kilgore
This fascinating museum houses the authentic re-creation of oil discovery and production in the early 1930s from the largest oil field inside U.S. boundaries.
East Texas Zoo and Gator Farm
They have dozens of alligators, from hatchlings all the way up to 14 feet long. They have primates big and small. The Duck & Swan Pond is right between two covered pavilions, the perfect spot for a relaxing picnic.
Edgewood Heritage Historical Park
Edgewood Heritage Park was founded in 1976 as a bi-centennial ongoing project, this outdoor museum encompasses authentically restored and furnished structures representing rural life in East Texas circa 1900.
Goodman-LeGrand Museum
The Goodman-LeGrand Museum is open for walk-ins anytime during our normal hours of operation. It is a free attraction.
Gregg County Museum - Longview
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
The purpose of the HAMM organization is to develop an aviation museum where people can view, interact with, and research any aviation information they desire. We welcome your participation and support of the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in preserving the legacy of aviation for future generations.
Center for Earth & Space Science Education - TJC
The Center for Earth & Space Science Education, also known as the CESSE, is located in the heart of the main Tyler Junior College 90 acre campus in Tyler, Texas.
Shreveport-Bossier City Discovery Center
Sci-Port Discovery Center provides an educational and entertaining environment for people of all ages to explore and actively participate in the world of science and technology. The Center develops a comprehensive view of the world through the interaction of science and the humanities and serves as a catalyst to encourage lifelong learning.
Smith County Historical Museum
The Society operates a museum called the Carnegie History Center, which is located in the former Carnegie Public Library building in downtown Tyler. Permanent exhibits include life-size dioramas with Smith County history topics ranging from Caddo Indians to the Twentieth Century. Other items from the Society's collections are showcased in revolving, temporary exhibits.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens
Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas.
Texas State Railroad
This historic railroad offers steam train excursions that travel 25 miles through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas amidst a backdrop of rolling hills, nature and wildlife.
Tours of Tyler
A privately owned company that provides tours to historical sites in and around Tyler, TX. Our service provides a safe and fun means to see many historical sites, a few of which many locals do not even know exist. These would make great outings for both summer fun or education sake.
Tyler City Library
Tyler Civic Theatre
Rogers Children's Theatre has many classes and acting opportunities for home schoolers.
Tyler Landmarks - Architecture
Tyler Museum of Art
Tyler Rose Museum
Located at the beautiful Tyler Rose Garden.
World of Wonders - Longview WOW!
Longview World of Wonders is a non-profit organization seeking to inspire a life-long love of learning by giving children the opportunity to imagine, create and explore in a hands-on educational environment.
TACHE Member Sites & Blogs
All Things Plants
All Things Plants is a large and active social media website dedicated exclusively to gardening, farming, and all things plants, providing daily planting and growing ideas, tips, advice and detailed gardening information.

It was Founded by TACHE members Dave and Trish Whitinger, who live on a 90 acre farm with their seven children in East Texas. They have a homestead with extensive gardens (both flower and vegetables), cows, chickens, and various other domestic animals. In addition to being a master gardener, Dave is also a software programmer whose passion is to bring gardeners together and provide them with custom made software tools that both serve gardeners and take online gardening to the next level.
Our Own Flanders Family!
Keep up with the Flanders! Jennifer has made this site a labor of love, and we get to benefit. All kinds of information and ideas.
Athletics - local, Metroplex and state-wide
Home Education Athletics of Tyler - HEAT
Our purpose is to glorify God through providing Christian Home School families the opportunity to participate in organized competitive sports at the Middle School and High School Level.
Home School Athletic Association
HSAA was established to provide homeschooled youth with opportunities to compete in competitive athletic events in a Christian atmosphere.
PE Central
"Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth."
King's Academy Christian School
The purpose of King’s Academy Athletics is to produce Christ centered champions. We expect our kids and coaches to live out their daily walk through athletics.
EXEL Athletic Association
A Christ-focused Athletic Association formed with the goal of providing opportunities for Home School, Co-Op, and Charter School students to participate in competitive athletic and academic events. We welcome families from across East Texas, including Van Zandt, Wood, Smith, Gregg, and Cherokee counties.


Local Classes & Educational Opportunities
Caldwell Zoo
Join us for life science classes designed for Homeschool students 4-16 years of age.
Civil Air Patrol
This United States Air Force Auxiliary is a great place to learn about Search & Rescue, First Aid, Aviation, Radio Communication and military life. Ages 12 through adult.
Pottery Cafe
Homeschool classes are coordinated through TACHE.
Special Time of Music with Purpose
Theatrical Sword Fighting
"Our mission statement is to promote Godly character through the disciplines of Sword Fighting, Drama, & Discipleship." You'll find many TACHE families involved.
Tyler Civic Theatre
Click on their Education menu item to see what is happening during the school year and the popular S.T.A.R. summer program.
Voices of Faith Choir
Director Pam Eikner inspires this awesome 70+ member choir to raise their voices in praise to our Creator.
Other Home School Organizations
Texas Home School Coalition - Statewide
State wide Christian home school organization that encourages and perpetuates the fire that ignited the original modern home school movement by continuing to defend, protect and promote home schooling and the requisite parental rights in Texas
Home School Legal Defense Association - Nationwide
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit 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.
Home School Athletic Association - Dallas / N.TX
HSAA is a homeschool sports organization that serves the Dallas / North Texas areas. Take a look at their web site to see all the sports and when they play.
National Center for Life and Liberty's Homeschool Center
The attorneys at NCLL's Homeschool Center are not just committed to protecting your legal right to homeschool in America, but to help you in the event you encounter legal challenges to your own homeschool. As a member of the Homeschool Center, you have access to our professional, experienced, caring homeschool attorneys.
North Texas Home Educators Network
Other Homeschool Org. - LOCAL
Christian Home Educator's Co-op (CHEC) - Longview, TX
CHEC is a group of over 100 families that meet together for monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 at Fellowship Bible Church in Longview.
Classical Conversations of Tyler
Classical Conversations values your time and commitment to quality classical Christian education for your family.
Cottage Garden Co-op
Parents make this co-op work.
Holy Hearts Homeschoolers of East Texas
"Through the guidance of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Holy Hearts Catholic Homeschoolers of East Texas is an association of lay faithful, Roman Catholic homeschooling parents established to promote and support those families who are engaged in providing their children?s religious, academic, moral, cultural, and social formation."
Home Education Athletics of Tyler - HEAT
Our purpose is to glorify God through providing Christian Home School families the opportunity to participate in organized competitive sports at the Middle School and High School Level.
King's Academy Christian School
KACS is a University Model School ® and functions under the umbrella of the National Association of University Model Schools. Their students are from the greater Tyler area.
PATH (Parents are Teaching Hearts) - Van Zandt County, TX
Van Zandt County area
Venture Homeschool Enrichment
Venture is a homeschool ministry of Calvary Baptist Church in Tyler, TX, that partners with East Texas families to assist them in the homeschool education of their students. We seek to glorify God through service by inspiring and equipping others to boldly stand for truth with Christ-like character.
Other Discussion List E-mail Groups
This is an email support list for homeschooling families in the Tyler and surrounding areas. A great place to offer support, curriculum advice, buy or sale used curriculum, notice of sales and events in the Tyler area, etc. Virtually anything that would be of interest to homeschooling (or considering homeschooling) families in the East Texas area. This list is not affiliated with any homeschool organization, but is maintained and moderated from a christian perspective and is suitable for all ages. A brief introduction is required for all new members. Business related ads by non-homeschoolers may be posted ONLY on the first Monday of the month.
Minority Homeschoolers of Texas
This is now a discussion list for Minority Homeschoolers of Texas which seeks to promote homeschooling among minorities: Asians African-Americans Hispanics Jews Native Americans Anglos with adopted minority children MHOT is a discussion list where minority home educators will be enlightened, encourageed, promoted and motivated as they nuture and train their children in the way of the Lord and in the spirit of excellence.
East Texas HS Happenings
Welcome to East Texas Home School Happenings! This group is here to provide homeschoolers in the East Texas area with information about local events such as plays, concerts, seminars, classes, conferences, festivals, and anything else that may be of interest to homeschoolers.
This is NOT a chat group, but an opportunity for those who homeschool to share what's going on in our area.

This list will serve the following counties: Van Zandt, Delta, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Henderson, Smith, Gregg, Rusk, Bowie, Harrison, Panola, Anderson, Nacagdoches, Shelby, and Cherokee.
Texas Home Educators
The Texas Home Educators is a list to serve the Home Educators of Texas in discussions of homeschool styles, philosophy, books, curriculum, events, and laws in a Christian atmosphere. As we homeschool our children, or unschool our children, this is the place to discuss and share our triumphs, our questions, and our bumps. Although discussions will sometimes stray from the direct purpose of home schooling, it usually does not stray from our children's interests. TexHmEd has been serving the community since August 21, 1998 and is now the largest statewide homeschool list.
Longview Area Relaxed Home Educators
Longview Area Relaxed Home Educators, or LARHE, offers support for both veteran and new-to-homeschooling families living in or near Longview, Texas.
East Texas Teens
The purpose of the East Texas Teens Christian Homeschool Association is to provide a support group for both teens (ages 12 to 18) and parents of teens involved in teaching their children in a Christian environment.This group will serve the Cherokee county and surrounding areas of East Texas.
Bible Resources / Activities / Crafts
Answers in Genesis
Look for resources for education.
Bible Gateway
A free service for reading and researching Scripture online--all in the language or translation of your choice! We provide advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
Bible Maps - Manna
Geographical maps of Bible times, and work books with lessons for teens and adults. The software not only has maps, but current-day pictures of the Bible lands. There are also chronologies, genealogies & timelines. Some maps are available online for no charge.
Bible Study Games
Three different Bible games.
A wonderful visual representation of history. Did you know that Noah was alive at the time of Abraham's birth? Check it out.
Bible Word Games for Kids
DLTK Bible Activities
Bible-based, parent-designed, family tested products to help you apply scripture in your home.
Heart of Wisdom
Bible Study Worksheets. Free materials.
Biblical Holidays
This site contains hundreds of pages about the biblical holidays, and innovative ideas for celebrating them.
Garden of Praise
Bible, History, Spanish etc. lessons songs and games free printables. Wonderful Site!
High School / College
Alert Academy
The International ALERT Academy (IAA) is a unique Christian training and service organization. IAA encompasses several programs from its base in East Texas, including ALERT, ALERT Cadet, STEP, and Quest, along with our many camps and conferences. Located in East Texas!!
Christian Colleges - Free Information
The Christian Connector is a "one-stop-shop" for receiving free information from Christian colleges.
College Plus
You don’t need to plan your life around earning your degree. CollegePlus allows you to plan earning your degree around your life.
College Prep
CollegePrep is more than just another dual credit program.
Driver Ed in a Box
Driver Ed in a Box® is an outstanding parent taught driver education course.
East Texas Teens
The purpose of the East Texas Teens Christian Homeschool Association is to provide a support group for both teens (ages 12 to 18) and parents of teens involved in teaching their children in a Christian environment.This group will serve the Cherokee county and surrounding areas of East Texas.
Fast Transcripts gives homeschool parents the ability to create professional high school transcripts with error-free GPA calculation. Cost is only $16 ($12 for HSLDA members)
Homeschooling Through High School - HSLDA
"It's our goal to aid and encourage parents who are teaching high school aged children. So if you're thinking about it, already immersed, or nearing the finish line, there are resources and information available here to help you! We'll be regularly adding more resources, so visit often."
Tons of information here. The website is run by the HSLDA but it doesn't look like you have to be a member to access it.
National Home School Honor Society
Eta Sigma Alpha is the first honor society established exclusively for homeschooled students in Grades 9-12
TeenPact Leadership Schools
A distinctive of TeenPact is our focus on training young people not just in politics, but in spiritual leadership, character development and personal excellence.
TSI Pre-Assessmenet Activity
We currently host the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) for 14 Texas Colleges and we sell TSI Math Prep for $30 for individual use on our website.
It is a great prep and refresher tool for those who want make sure they are
ready for the new Texas TSI Assessment that determines if a student is
college ready.
Varsity Tutors
We have created the world’s most comprehensive free ACT and SAT diagnostic and practice test website. Between the two exams, we have 16 diagnostics, 686 practice tests, thousands of flashcards and questions of the day. All of the content is free and we have powerful technology that allows you track your progress over time and manage study groups.
Worldview Academy
Worldview Academy is a non-denominational organization dedicated to helping Christians to think and live in accord with a biblical worldview so that they will serve Christ and lead the culture. Since 1996 they have been fulfilling this mission through nation-wide Leadership Camps, Christianity & Culture Conferences, and through the creation of many books and resources.
Texas Home Educators
AAA Math
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons. There is no cost or registration required.
Amazing Space
Get to know our vast universe by exploring its planets, galaxies, comets, black holes, and more. Be sure and check out the "Tonight's Sky" section. There is also an Educators' section to help you teach about space.
Anatomy of the Human Body
Information about 10 different systems in the human body.
Answers in Genesis
"Upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse." Great resource for creationists.
Explanations, experiments, activities related to English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts & Music, Health and Technology. Many are free, but many more pages are available if you subscribe.
Elementary explanations and activities for Science, Math, Reading, Writing, Health and Social Studies. All seem to be free.
Classic Reader
They offer a large collection of free classic books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others.
Do 2 Learn
..see, do and learn online.
A web site providing activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs
Enchanted Learning
Free worksheets and activities, with ads; or pay a small fee and get them without the ads.
Essentials of Music Theory
This site is designed as both a reference and a teaching tool.
Essential Music Practice
Perfect practice makes perfect! This site is about how to improve your practice techniques.
This is a compilation of many sites that offer free printable materials.
Fun Brain
Games, puzzles, comic books, etc.
HGTV Gardening with Kids
If you want your child to love gardening as much as you do, take a look at these great ideas.
Lots of information and links to blogs.
Home Science Tools
For 19 years, Home Science Tools has offered hands-on science supplies, curriculum, and kits for the home and classroom to make science discovery easy and exciting.
Krampf's Science Experiments
Great "Experiment of the Week" and science links.
Language Translation Dictionaries
Sixteen languages!
Learn Spanish
Many free materials.
Learning Page
Many worksheets.
Love to Learn
An experienced home school family provides advice, newsletters, curriculum and other related items you might need.
Mr. Eclipse
Everything you every wanted to know or see about eclipses - lunar and solar.
Neuroscience for Kids
Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.
P.E. Central
"Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth."
Spelling City
SpellingCity is an online spelling program to help improve spelling skills:
Super Kids
Educational software review and free material.
Texas Almanac
Everything you wanted to know about Texas!
The Futures Channel
This is a great place to find real world math and science problems, and videos about how people use math and science in their jobs. You'll be amazed and your kids will think it is soooo cool!
U.S. Government
Click on the banner at the top for age-appropriate studies, links and learning games.
Charlotte Floyd, Music Instruction
WorldCat Library Tool
You put in your zip and what you're looking for and it will bring up the nearest libraries that have the book. Not all libraries are in it, but most are and the TJC, UT and Tyler Public are.
Old Ways Made New
Home school resources for curriculum guides and lots of historical info including Living History Events & reenactments.
Donna Young
She has printables for everything you can imagine, whether for household help or for school. There are links to many, many curriculum publishers, videos to watch.
The Scroll Christian Bookstore - Tyler
For over 20 years The Scroll has served area believers with incredible prices, and area charities with donations totalling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the nation's largest purchasing cooperative for families educating with a homeschool curriculum.
East Texas Educational Supplies - Longview, TX
Learning Rx
Lifeway - Homeschool
Retail items and great free resources.
Mardel's Christian Bookstore
Christian bookstore with great selection of homeschool materials.
R.O.C.K. Solid
Discount Homeschool Resources of the Christian Kind
Shekinah Homeschool Books - Kilgore, TX
TeachChildren.com is an Educational Superstore for teachers, parents and all educators.
Vision Forum
Discipleship & Education for Christian Families
Curriculum & Online Classes
The purpose of this site is to provide a community where homeschoolers can read reviews and discuss curriculum and other issues that relate to homeschooling.
A Beka Book
Alpha Omega Publications
Alpha Omega Publications provides Christian curriculum for grades K through 12. AOP offers several exciting product options, including Switched-On Schoolhouse, LIFEPAC, Horizons, The Weaver Curriculum, and Power-Glide.
Amanda Bennett's Unit Studies
Inexpensive unit studies.
Beautiful Feet Books
Since 1984, Beautiful Feet Books has provided quality products to the home education and private school markets. Beautiful Feet Books is committed to integrating the best works of children's literature into all aspects of the educational curriculum by publishing noted authors and study guides that enable parents and teachers to incorporate those works easily into a comprehensive study.
Bob Jones University Press
For seasoned homeschoolers, new homeschoolers, or those thinking about homeschooling
Book Samaritan
FREE curriculum available to homeschool families in need. See this site also if you'd like to donate curriculum. Book Samaritan is a real ministry to homeschool families that are in need of a little help. FREE ** FREE
CarmoLearning.com offers nine world history units, ranging from Mesopotamia to World War I, for grades 6 through 10. Students will be reading, writing, mapping, and will become involved in art activities with fact-filled and enjoyable tasks. Each unit takes about ten class periods to complete. VERY AFFORDABLE!
Fun Activities in Science
"Funology" says it all!
How Great Thou Art
Barry Stebbing's award-winning homeschool art curriculum makes learning to draw and paint fun and easy.
KONOS Unit Studies
Goal: to create a true love of learning in each child by teaching hands-on and using discovery learning to foster critical thinking.
The Lukeion Project
Unleash a pack of ancient Greeks and Romans into your home! Our live, online classes provide full coverage of the ancient Greeks & Romans for your late elementary, junior high, senior high curriculum needs.
Steward Ship - Unit Studies
Learning how to simplify teaching by using the UNIT STUDY method can help you keep going. Remembering to focus on the bigger picture of God's ultimate purpose for each child will help keep our academic endeavors in perspective, and help us to NOT GIVE UP!
Math Fact Cafe - free printables
Free printable math worksheets for elementary school and home use. This includes generators for math drills, flashcards, time, money, and more!
Publications, Web Magazines & Blogs
Crosswalk Newsletters
Various newsletters of interest to home schooling families. Crosswalk's slogan: "The Intersection of Faith and Life."
Eclectic Homeschool Online
"Quality curriculum, books, videos, science kits and educational toys for the eclectic, creative homeschooler."
"Homeschooling Today"
A focus on not only the mechanics of homeschooling, but also the mission and metrics of homeschooling.
"Home School Digest"
In the Home School Digest, you'll find practical tips, simple homeschooling suggestions and bold Biblical challenges that make up an open forum for wrestling through the complex issues that affect homeschooling families.
An Encouraging Word
An Encouraging Word is a quarterly publication designed for Christian women of all ages. Now in its 16th year of publication, An Encouraging Word continues to reach thousands of women with encouragement, support, direction, and blessing for wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters...and anyone in need of an encouraging word!
"HomeSchool World"
The official web site of "Practical Homeschool" magazine.
"The Old Schoolhouse"
The Family Education Magazine
"The Teaching Home"
For 25 years, The Teaching Home has provided support to home educators from a distinctly Christian perspective.