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HSLDA - Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association
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.

The group code for LEAH is: 292155
NYS LEAH (Loving Education At Home)
NYS LEAH
NYS LEAH is a state-wide, non-denominational Christian support group for families choosing to educate their children at home.
Core Knowledge series
Download free lesson plans that correspond to the books, "What Your----Grader Needs to Know", by E D Hirsch. The books are available through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Heart of Wisdom
Bases all teaching on God's word and God's world; a unique approach to home education incorporating several teaching styles; ideal for multi-level teaching
Ambleside Online
free homeschool curriculum thru the Charlotte Mason method
Hands and Hearts
History Discovery (art) kits; notebooking kits, books
KinderArt
Art lessons for younger children
Free Books on the Web
Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web
AVKO Educational Research Foundation
AVKO comes from Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic, and Oral, a multi-sensory approach.
Free books - listen online
Educators Publishing Service
Christian Book Distributors
Saxon Publishers
Saxon math, vocabulary
Shurley English
Sonlight
The Mystery of History
Veritas Press
Well Trained Mind
a resource for parents wanting to educate their children according to the classical model of education. This site complements the information in the book, providing updated resources, articles, links, and other information useful to parents who are actively involved in their family's education.
Digital Frog International
curriculum software support sales
How To Teach Science
Support site for teaching science. See her "Sites and Links" for lots of great links to other sites.
Michael Dayah's website
Interactive Periodic Table
Rader's Chem4Kids
Information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.
Science Notebooks
The purpose of this website is to support classroom teachers in their quest to use science notebooks in their classroom. Science notebooks can be used to help students develop, practice, and refine the science understanding, while also enhancing reading, writing, mathematics and communications. On this site you will find examples of student work from science notebooks - many from common used commercially developed science instructional materials, information to support the use of science notebooks, and strategies to use notebooks to integrate reading, writing, mathematics, and science.
Cool Math
You can also link to CoolMath4Kids.com from here
Homeschool Math
Maps of War
Maps-of-War was established in September of 2006. The site was created to help people understand current events, as seen on TV and in our newspaper headlines, as being one small chapter in the much bigger and longer story of human history. Maps-of-War is produced by one individual, a graphic-design hobbyist and professional history-buff. He says:
Monarch Map-Maker Utility
Create your own special-purpose map to shade states You select!
State maps showing all counties
Do It Yourself Color Coded Maps (U.S.)
World ID IQ Game
Player gets points for both speed and accuracy as he clicks the cursor on the world map to indicate the location of the cities or sites named by the game. For each response, feedback is given telling the player how far off his click was and how many points were awarded. Each successful round allows you to progress through the 12 levels of progressively challenging places.
Dianne Craft
Are you working with a struggling learner? Would you like to use the step by step brain research techniques that Dianne uses to help these struggling learners make a 2 year gain in reading and spelling in 1 year?
Glencoe Literature Library
Glencoe Literature offers a collection of hardcover books that allows you to extend the study of literature to your choice of full-length novels and plays. Each Glencoe Literature Library book consists of a complete novel or play accompanied by several related readings, such as short stories, poems, essays, or informational articles. Click on a Glencoe Literature Library title below for a brief description of the novel or play, a list of its related readings, and a link to its individual study guide. Each study guide includes background information and reproducible activity pages for students. To view the guides, you will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ version 3.0 or later. If you do not have this software, please download it from Adobe.com.
Good To Read
A parent's guide to children's books
Scott Foresman Grammar & Writing Manual
Free online grammar and writing manual for grades K-6
Spelling City
This is an interactive site that allows you to create spelling lists for “testing,” “teaching,” or for “game playing.” The program is audible, and pronounces and uses the created words in a sentence when you click on the “Teach Me” button. It has a list of 35,000 words, and new ones are being added. You can use the site without creating an account.
Focus on the Family
HSLDA's Recommended Resources in Homeschooling Through High School
HSLDA's recommended resources in the following areas with links to each resource: Beginning To Home School; Career Resources; College Admissions; College Prep Materials; Courtship/Dating; Curriculum; Conference Info & Tapes; Devotionals; Distance Learning; Driver's Ed.; Encouragement; Extra Curricular Activities; Financing College; Gap Year; Internships; Learning Challenges - Special Needs; Learning Styles; Library Aids; Magazines; Magazines for Publishing Students' Works; Mentoring; Military; Motivation; National Honor Society; Parent/Teen/Family Resources; Preparing Students for College; Recordkeeping; Seminars/Camps; Sports; Testing; Time Management; Transcripts; Vocations; Volunteering
A Clean Heart blog
Welcome to A CLEAN HEART Blog! If…
Childzilla
The Online Interactive Chore Chart & Rewards System!
Fly Lady
Are YOU living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) like Franny in the pink sweats? Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn? Hopeless and you don't know where to start? Don't worry friend, we've been there, too.
CURRICULUM PUBLISHERS
A Beka
Traditional textbook, DVD programs, transcript and diploma program for curriculum users at an additional fee
Alpha Omega Publications
Lifepacs: workbook based curriculum, can buy individual courses or complete grade kits
Switched on Schoolhouse: PC based program for complete grades
Monarch and more
Minimal teaching required
Apologia Educational Ministries
Creation science for multiple grades
Bob Jones University Press
Traditional textbook, DVD program, external hard drive program, transcript service & diploma program for curriculum users at an additional cost
Christian Liberty Academy School System (CLASS)
non-profit organization; full K-12 enrollment services including test/paper grading, CAT testing, report cards, transcripts & diplomas; variety of publishers to choose from (including their own); reasonably priced
Christian Light Education (CLE)
Workbook-based Light Units, and Textbook-based courses; Mennonite; full service K-12 enrollment for an additional fee
Homeschool Science Academy
Your student can take online, interactive courses in forensics, forensic pathology, anatomy & physiology, biology and pre-biology. All classes are taught by a Christian college professor, whose own children are homeschooled. All courses are taught from a Christian worldview. Day, weekend and week-long intensive camps are also available.
Konos
Character based unit studies; ideal for teaching students over multiple grades
Math-U-See
Rosetta Stone
Foreign language
Sonlight Curriculum (SL)
A literature-based education.
State History from a Christian Perspective
All 50 states available! Courses from age 3-grade 12.
Tapestry of Grace (TOG)
The Christian, classical homeschool curriculum for the whole family. Literature-based.
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Helping homeschool parents successfully educate their children for over 30 years.
HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE COMPANIES
Home Science Tools
This company carries virtually everything you need to do science labs. For some curriculum publishers, they sell complete kits to teach science labs.
Rainbow Resource Center
Knowledge Adventure Store
Purchase fun, educational software for your pre-k through elementary student. This site also offers a FREE learning style evaluation for your child.
Homeschool Facts
Lots of fun interesting stuff !!
TESTING SUPPLIERS
Christian Liberty Press
California Achievement Test (CAT) - online or paper. CAT tests for students entering grades 2-12; $25.00/test (paper) or $30 (online); includes language arts and math; fast turn-around time; parent may administer test without restrictions
Bob Jones Testing & Evaluation Service
Iowa & Stanford tests; parent must have a Bachelors Degree & be pre-approved; also offers tests of learning ability, interest & career assessments and writing evaluations for grades 3-12