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Additional Resources

Microsoft FREE Word Viewer
Word 97-2000 Viewer
This freeware program allows users who do not own Microsoft Word to view and print documents that were created in Word. The latest version of Word Viewer can open documents created with all previous versions of Word for Windows and version 4.x and later of Microsoft Word for Macintosh.
Children's Theater
The 2005-2006 Season includes Disney's Cinderella Kids, Frosty: A Magical Adventure, The Wizard of Oz, and Hansel and Gretel at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Arts Association, School Time
School Time offers a number of main-stage performances during regular school hours.
Cincinnati Ballet/Sampler Series
Presented as an introduction to the world of dance and theater; Cincinnati Ballet offers the opportunity to attend a sampling of the main-stage season performances. Also offered are full-length matinee Student Performances for a reduced price to school groups.
Rural Alliance for the Arts (RAA)
The RAA brings fine arts to the Batesville area. They produce community musicals and the yearly Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival. The RAA hosts the Prairie Fire Children's Theater each summer and provide other events.
The SEICHE Ski Club does not compete or participate in organized ski events. We simply organize as a ski club to take advantage of group discounts as well as ski on the same day so the students and adults may enjoy skiing with home school friends. You do not have to be a member of SEICHE to participate in our ski club. Email for more information.
Southeast Indiana Panthers Homeschool Basketball
The Southeast Indiana Panthers is a non-profit parent-run organization primarily designed for the home school athletes who may not have another means to participate within organized sports programs. We provide a Christian environment within the athletic programs sponsored, focusing on the individual and team development employing Christian values and integrity into each program. Sports currently offered are boys' basketball and cheerleading for grades 7-12.
Bible & Character
Answers in Genesis
This Web site features thousands of articles covering dozens of scientific and Biblical topics, plus media programs, daily devotionals, resources, and much more.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith, and to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. AIG focuses particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. They also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its stable mate, a "millions of years old" earth (and even older universe).
Bible based, parent-designed products to help you apply scripture in your home.
Bookstores & Book Sales
Half Price Bookstore
Very large selection of new and used books, music, software, and more at reduced prices. There are three Cincinnati locations. The closest is currently on Colerain Avenue.
Catalogs & Curriculum Resources
ABeka Books
Traditional and comprehensive textbook program designed for use in Christian schools. Published by Pensacola Christian College.
American Science & Surplus
Apologia Educational Ministries
The most highly recommended Science curriculum with home schoolers! Apologia offers college-prep level science from a Christian perspective, and is written specifically to home educated students. Courses begin with 7th grade General Science.
Bob Jones University Press
Traditional and comprehensive textbook program designed for use in Christian schools. Published by Bob Jones University. BJU also offers testing and evaluation services.
Christian Book Distributors
CBD carries over 21,000 educational titles and offers discounted prices and reviews of many popular curriculums, books and videotapes.
The mission at Cornerstone is to help families build a Biblical world view and to equip families to give their children the ability to stand against the thoughts and ideas of the secular culture, an adequate and logical defense for the hope they have within them, and the ability to take the truth of Christianity into the various disciplines.
Critical Thinking Books & Software
Products that assist in developing thinking skills with lessons in reading, writing, math, science, and United States history.
Greenleaf Press
Greenleaf Press is a small family-owned and operated publisher and supplier of quality books for children. Greenleaf Press is committed to "twaddle-free", living books. They believe that history is both important and exciting and that children can share that excitement.
Home Science
A hands-on science program with everything needed included that children of different ages can work on together.
A manipulative-based K-12 math curriculum. Very popular for students who have trouble visualizing math.
Rainbow Resource
One of the most popular catalogs for home schoolers and a helpful resource for comparing prices, reading reviews, and finding curriculum supplements.
Saxon Publishers
Very popular publisher of Math and Phonics programs for public schools and home schools. The Saxon website and catalog are helpful for information. Several other sources sell Saxon with bulk rate prices.
Sonlight Curriculum
A Christian literature based program. The program utilizes wonderful biographies, fictional history and other books to teach a worldview with a heart for ministry. The program is also free of traditional textbooks.
Timberdoodle Company
Veritas Press
Christian Classical home school catalog with a history card program that integrated the best books available on the topics discussed in the cards. The program teaches history chronologically, integrating biblically recorded history with events not recorded in history.
Whole Heart
The mission of Whole Heart Ministries is to encourage and equip Christian parents to build a biblical home and a godly heritage by nurturing, discipling and educating their children at home.
The Dearborn County 4-H program has approximately 400 members participating in 20 community 4-H clubs headed by over 60 volunteer club leaders. The program is guided by a 11 member board of directors made up of nine adults and two youth.
American Heritage Girls
A scouting program for girls that supports the traditional values of God, family, and country.
Their mission is to be a strategic partner with churches and ministries in a global effort to ensure the opportunity for all children and youth to be evangelized and discipled in Christ.
Father's Page
Familyman Ministries
Almost two years ago, Todd Wilson burned the bridges behind him, left the pastorate of ten years, and set sea to write and encourage parents full-time. Since then, he and his family have started Familyman Ministries with the goal of reminding dads (and moms) of what's most important through a variety ways. That's his was what he believes he was created to do.
Gifted & Talented
Education Plus, Inc.
Gifted students are special needs children, too. They present an interesting collection of challenges that require individualized attention and a Biblical approach to training. Learn how to develop your child's gifts fully.
High School & College
Education Plus, Inc.
The site for the popular Transcript Bootcamp.
Generation Joshua/Templeton Essay Contest
$80,000 of Patrick Henry College scholarships available.
Homeschooling Thru High School Program
HSLDA is launching a new program to aid and encourage parents teaching high school aged children. Go to the Homeschooling Thru High School pages on HSLDA's website to see:

- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Curriculum resource lists and links
- Record keeping and transcript resources
- Testing resources
- College admissions information
- Plus lots more...

They will regularly be adding more resources and services, so visit often.
History & Social Sciences
Appalachian Festival
The Annual Appalachian Festival is typically held the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Mother's Day weekend at Coney Island. Friday is "Youth Education Day". All groups MUST be registered to attend this day. (A home school family is considered a group.) Student admission charge is $2.00 each.
Cincinnati Museum Center
The Cincinnati Museum Center is now offering discounted family membership for the first time to homeschooling families!

Contact the Cincinnati Museum Center for information relative to Home School Mondays.
Feast of the Hunters' Moon
This is no typical fall festival. Held each fall in West Lafayette, Indiana since 1968, the festival attracts some 60,000 visitors from all over the state and beyond and recreates the celebratory mood that was shared by Native Americans and French settlers at the height of the fur trade. The French built Fort Ouiatenon in 1717 near what would become West Lafayette, creating the first European settlement in Indiana.

The festival covers a period between 1717 and 1791. The celebration got its name because the Hunters' Moon is on the Miami Indian calendar. For one weekend each year, festival-goers can visit the land where Native Americans and Frenchmen celebrated their robust way of life made possible by the area's lucrative fur trade. The celebration took place in the fall because that's when the French voyageurs would have been loading up their canoes to go back to Montreal, or just arriving to pick their furs before the rivers and lakes froze up.

Eventually the British and American colonists would come to wage war with the natives and Frenchmen. Those battles are a lifelike attraction at each year's Hunters' Moon festival, as crowds gather 'round to hear the guns bang and see the thick smoke fill the air. But the true spirit of the Hunters' Moon is the spirit of celebration which prevailed each fall.

The celebration takes place at Ft. Ouiatenon Historical Park, a 30-acre stretch of land less than a mile downstream from the original Ft. Ouiatenon. Festival-goers relish the annual canoe races that take place along the Wabash, and get caught up in the festive spirit complete with food and general merriment. They spend the day munching on delicious foods of the time. Between snacks visitors can chat with historical re-enactors dressed in period costume, who share stories of the way life was in the heyday at Ft. Ouiatenon. The Hunters' Moon draws some 8,000 re-enactors who walk and talk the part of pioneers each year. The majority spend the night on the grounds.

There are non-stop demonstrations of basket weaving, broom making, candle dipping and wood carving. Muscle-bound men stir giant pots of stew, boiling inside massive iron kettles suspended over an open fire. Cheerful young women in bulky pioneer dresses mingle with guests, offering spoonfuls of crunchy parched corn kernels from within a hand-carved wooden bowl. Bands of musicians fill the air with age-old music to solidify the mood. For at least this one day, it seems perfectly natural to walk alongside men sporting animal skins, complete from head to tail or casually watch women scrape the fur from a buffalo's hide.

It's not any one portion of the festival that makes it so special --- be it the music, the food, the reenactments or the crafts. But the atmosphere as a whole. It's easy to get swept up in the history. Future Feasts: September 24 - 25, 2005, October 7 - 8, 2006, October 13 - 14, 2007, September 27 - 28, 2008.
Hillforest Museum
Mr. Thomas Gaff, a prominent Aurora financier and industrialist, built a magnificent mansion situated on ten acres of land overlooking the Ohio River that Gaff and his family would call home from 1855 to 1891. Although based on the Italian Renaissance architectural style, the two-story home's design reflected Gaff's involvement in the shipping industry with its full-width frontal porch being reminiscent of a steamboat's deck. The enduring legacy of Rogers's design for what came to be known as Hillforest Mansion was highlighted recently when the United States Department of the Interior informed the Hillforest Historical Foundation, Inc., which owns and operates the home, that the mansion had been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Historic Hoosier Hills
Historic Hoosier Hills Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. is a unique organization created by local people to bring people, rural development opportunities, and solutions together. We are a vehicle for helping local people deal with many natural resource, human resource, and quality-of-life issues.
Indiana State Museum
The Indiana State Museum is the crossroads of everything interesting, educational and unique about the state. It's a gathering place, a learning center and family-friendly entertainment, all within a unique architectural treasure.

The website further explains The Indiana Story, Legacy Theater, Tomorrow's Indiana, Art in the Museum, Building as an Exhibit, Hoosier Heritage Trail, and Special Exhibits.

The Indiana State Museum features the Hoosier Heritage Trail, an interactive database within its permanent exhibits that gives visitors information about other interesting places to explore in our state.

Here's how it works: The Hoosier Heritage Trail includes 10 stations throughout the museum. Just scan the barcode on your ticket or membership card at any of these stations if you are interested in more information about a gallery's subject matter.

You choose just the information you're interested in saving. The other galleries work just the same way.

The information you retrieve while you're at the museum is saved to an electronic folder for you. You can retrieve your information through the museum's Web site when you get home. Or, you can print out the information before leaving the museum and take it with you.
Indiana State Historical Sites
A list of numerous historical sites by region.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, opened August 23, 2004.

A $110-million facility, the Freedom Center will feature three pavilions, celebrating courage, cooperation and perseverance. The story of freedom is woven through the heroic legacy of the Underground Railroad and the American struggle to abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people.

Using the Underground Railroad as a lens through which to explore a range of freedom issues, the Freedom Center offers lessons and reflections on the struggle for freedom in the past, in the present, and for the future. And it helps visitors discover the power of one voice - shared with many - by speaking out about the meaning of freedom.
The United States Air Force Museum
Near Dayton, Ohio museum is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The Museum uses both chronological and subjective layouts to tell the exciting story of aviation development from the days of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk to the Space Age. Exhibits include over 300 aircraft and missiles, plus family oriented and historically interesting aeronautical displays. Over one and a half million visitors from around the world come to Ohio each year to tour this unique free attraction.
Language Arts
Book - It
The BOOK IT! National Reading Incentive Program motivates children in grades kindergarten through six to read by rewarding them for their reading accomplishments. Its purpose is to develop in children a lifelong love of reading. Teachers receive free BOOK IT! materials in September.
National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA)
The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for home schooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical world view in a manner that glorifies God. To provide these opportunities to home schooled students, NCFCA shall facilitate qualifying tournaments throughout the country and the annual national tournament.
Aurora Library
414 Second St., Aurora, (812)926-0646. There is a reciprocal agreement with the Lawrenceburg Library District.
Hamilton County Library - Harrison Branch
10398 New Haven Road. 45030 (513)369-4442. There is a reciprocal agreement with the Lawrenceburg Library District.
Lawrenceburg Public Library
123 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, (812)537-2775.
25969 Dole Road (off North Dearborn Road in Logan), West Harrison, (812)637-0777.
There is a reciprocal agreement with the Aurora and Hamilton County Library Districts.
Batesville Memorial Public library
Check out their web site for free "After Hours" concerts.
Home School Digest
Site for Home School Digest and An Encouraging Word Magazine.
Home Schooling Today
Home Schooling Today is published 6 times per year, by home schoolers, for home schoolers. A focus on not only the mechanics of home schooling, but also the mission and metrics of home schooling. Home Schooling Today provides unit studies and literature reviews, encouragement for mothers and leadership helps for fathers. Home Schooling Today is a magazine for the novice and the veteran home educator alike, as well as a resource for the whole family!

Home Schooling Today offer the following features: Understanding the Arts and Music Through the Centuries, The Father's Heart, Living Literature, Precious Preschool, Exciting Unit Studies, A Taste of the Trivium, Bringing History to Life, and The Laboratory.
Practical Home Schooling
Over 100,000 readers, detailed product reviews, special features explaining topics like special education, college preparation, and how to teach a child to read, "Day at Our House" diaries - how other families do it, reports of home school excellence from across the globe, NewsShorts, nationally known columnists cover all major home school methods, plus history, math, and organizing tips 'n tricks.
The Teaching Home
The Teaching Home magazine was founded in 1980. Our purpose has always been to provide information, inspiration, and support to Christian home-school families and Christian home-school state and national organizations.
Indiana Association of Home Educators' (IAHE) Informer Magazine
Visit this link to subscribe to the Indiana Association of Home Educators' (IAHE) Informer magazine print version, electronic version, or both verisons. Subscriptions are free for all versions. Print subscriptions free to US Mailing addresses only. Please note that the IAHE mailing list is never sold, shared, or rented.
Mathworld is an incredible resource for students and teachers interested in all things mathematical.
Cincinnati Symphony Sound Discoveries
Sound Discoveries is a comprehensive program that involves the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its musicians in the educational, cultural and entertainment life of Greater Cincinnati. With the support of The Corbett Educational Endowment established by Patricia Corbett and The Corbett Foundation, the components of this program are made available at very little cost or, in some cases, with only a small honorarium that is recycled into music and arts education programs.
Cincinnati Symphony Young People's Concerts
For Grades 1-12, (weekday mornings). Each season more than 33,000 students from over 300 schools and groups from Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio attend the CSO's Young People's Concerts in Music Hall. These concerts help introduce students to orchestral music and the experience of live performance, participating teachers receive stimulating preparatory materials, including Teacher's Guides for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-12 and a CD or cassette tape of the music to be performed. These materials, created in part by the CSO's Advisory Committee for Education (ACE), enable teachers to make the most of their students' concert-going experience. For information about the Young People's Concerts and the Teacher's Guides, please call (513)621.1919.
Harps on Main
A harp maker in Rising Sun, Indiana. You can take lessons at their store as well as look up their concert schedule.
Young Voices Choir
A community children's choir for singers in 1st through 12th grade.
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Check out their web site for free "After Hours" concerts.
Advance America
Advance America is the state's largest pro-family, pro-church, pro-private and home school, and pro-tax reform organization. Advance America was founded in 1980 by attorney Eric Miller with just 10 people. Today, the grassroots network includes over 31,000 families, 1,500 businesses, and over 3,500 churches around the state. It is a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, educational organization and as such does not endorse any candidate or political party.

Advance America informs individuals about what is occurring in state government and activity in the General Assembly by way of a 24-hour toll-free hot line, business faxes, mailings, speaking engagements, voting record summaries on the Indiana General Assembly, and a variety of other communication methods including their email alert system, the Rapid Action Network.

The staff reads and reviews every bill filed in the Indiana General Assembly (more than 1,500 in some years). They evaluate each bill, offer testimony before legislative committees, talk directly with legislators, draft amendments and bills, sound the alarm when individuals need to call their legislators, and train people how to lobby.

Advance America hosts an annual seminar each fall in downtown Indianapolis that draws over 2,000 Hoosiers. It features special guests such as candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, former Vice President Dan Quayle, and other prominent Indiana political leaders who discuss issues important to all Hoosiers.

They also publish Voting Records of the 150 elected state legislators after each General Assembly and distributes over 850,000 Voter Guides before each general election.

Advance America produces an educational 1-minute radio program called Voter's Voice aired on over 50 stations around Indiana.
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 SEICHE HSLDA group discount number is 299762. Members of Southeastern Indiana Christian Home Educators are now eligible for the 15% discount at the reduced rate of $95.00 per year when they use this number.
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - IN
Web page specific to Indiana.
Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE)
The IAHE is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of serving the Lord Jesus Christ through supporting and encouraging families interested in home education. Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process, and sponsoring seminars for parent education. We also publish a free bimonthly magazine, The IAHE Informer. Our statewide annual convention serves to encourage those who have been home schooling for a number of years and those who are just getting started. This annual event offers a large number of workshops and an exhibit hall filled with curriculum and other helpful materials.

The IAHE is made up of a volunteer board of directors (six home schooling couples) and 16 regional representative couples. The regional representatives are in direct contact with local support groups, serving our families and state as efficiently as possible.
Lawrenceburg Public Library Programs
Keep informed of all Library events & news. Visit often. New programs are added regularly.
Hamilton County Park District Programs
Visit Events or Education.
Harrison Public Library Programs
This page lists all programs available across the Cincinnati Public Library system each day. From there one can select a specific branch, such as us Harrison, and also the type of program they're interested in. Once a branch is selected one has the option to look at programming for a specific day, the next week's worth of programming or all of the programs currently listed for that branch.
Science, Nature, & Technology
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is one of the largest children's museum in the world. The 356,000-square-foot facility houses 10 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts. The Children's Museum is a place to learn and do. Whenever possible, exhibits are hands-on or participatory in nature. The Children's Museum supports children's intellectual curiosity and love of learning. Situated on 13 acres of land in Indianapolis, the museum presents thousands of programs and activities each year
Cincinnati Astronomical Society
The Cincinnati Astronomical Society (CAS), established officially in 1911, traces its origin to probably 1909. One of America's earliest established amateur astronomical societies; it experienced two unique periods during its history. The first period, 1911 to 1941, was dominated by Dr. Delisle Setwart, the Society's founder and President, as he attempted to establish a quasi-professional observatory. The second period, 1941 to the present, was administered by 14 presidents as they guided the Society in its pursuit of classical amateur activities -- telescope making, learning astronomy, and public educational activities.
Cincinnati Nature Center
Cincinnati Nature Center's two sites (Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm & Trails) comprise over 1,500 acres of irreplaceable natural and agricultural land, making it one of the top 10 nature centers in the country. Cincinnati Nature Center's education programs reach 12,000 school children each year with hands-on lessons about ecology, and help ensure responsible stewardship of the land well into the future.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the country. Opened in 1875, it is the nation's second oldest zoo and a national historic landmark. The Zoo's 75 acres house more than 500 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties. Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo annually. This not-for-profit entity is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects around the world.
Hamilton County Park Programs
The Hamilton County Park District Naturalist Department offers many nature-related programs that cover a broad spectrum of topics, from local wildlife to historical perspectives of Southwest Ohio's pioneer settlers. Refer to Evergreen, the Park District's bimonthly newsmagazine available at all Visitor Centers. Groups may schedule private programs by calling (513) 521-PARK.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Charged with diverse assignments in the management of Indiana's vast natural resources, DNR has a wide range of educational responsibilities and opportunities. They include field trips for youngsters, curriculum and material targeting educators and volunteers through the Natural Resource Education Center (NREC), training for enthusiasts on a recreational activity, and information on our many programs. Educational opportunities include Archaeology Month , Boater and Snowmobile Courses, Coal Mine Reclamation Education, Field Trips, Forestry Education, Hunter Education, Interpretive Services, NREC, BOW - Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Go FishIn, Hoosier Riverwatch, Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD , Soil and Water Quality Education - non DNR site, Underground Railroad in Indiana.
Krohn Conservatory
Krohn Conservatory was opened to the public in 1933 and essentially rebuilt after extensive storm damage in 1966. It features plant materials from all over the world exhibited in simulated natural settings. Six special shows are presented annually in the Show House. The Conservatory is open every day of the year.
Cincinnati Observatory Center
Serving as an educational resource in the field of astronomy for area colleges, professional and amateur astronomers, schools and the public at large.
Education Plus, Inc.
The site for the popular Transcript Bootcamp.
Triple Dog
Home school shirts, bags, etc.
Miller Pads and
This is a homeschool company which has
really good prices on cardstock and many other items.
Young Ladies Christian Fellowship
Websites Recommended is built around four primary content areas - Faith, Family, Fun and Community. Each category is further subdivided into areas of significance to many Christians, including Bible Study, Devotionals, Marriage, Parenting, Music, etc.

Within this framework, we work hard to provide timely, relevant, life-enhancing material from qualified, respected Christian sources, including major ministries such as Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, The Bible Answerman and Insight For Living.