LINKS/RESOURCES

ARIZONA FAMILIES FOR HOME EDUCATION (AFHE) is a statewide organization that serves the needs and protects the rights of Arizona's homeschooling families.   AFHE is a non-profit educational corporation directed by a Christian Board.  AFHE membership is open to all homeschooling parents in Arizona.  http://www.afhe.org/
 
AZ Law & Link to the Affadavit Of Intent to Homeschool---http://www.afhe.org/az_law.htm
 
The Salt Seller---http://www.thesaltseller.org/  Website & Newsletter providing information on resources & activities for homeschooling families.

Greater Phoenix Homeschoolers (GPHS) --- This email list enables homeschoolers to share encouragement and information about homeschool activities and resources.  Get a yahoogroups account and search for GPHS to join.  www.yahoogroups.com

MoezArt Productions-- http://www.moezartproductions.com/  Homeschool Drama Classes/Productions  This is a place where kids are enfolded into a community while being taught to glorify the Lord by using their God-given talents to create art, that is a light in a dark world.  Participate in these classes (fee per semester) or check their schedule for quality plays/musicals to attend at an affordable price. ($5 - $7)

Arizona Swing Kids-- http://www.theswingkids.org/   Amazing Dance Opportunity/Ability to Earn Savings Bonds for College  The only program of it's kind in America, with a traveling tour of youths k-12, who perform WWII & Doo Wop Era Shows to Seniors & Veterans---making memories of our past & future. It's an outreach program, FREE to youths, that provides lessons in ballroom dance, music and leadership.

Arizona Christian Homeschoolers   http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/ArizonaChristianHomeschoolers  Support Group that provides an email list of resources and activities for homeschoolers for free.

Little Ark In the Desert -- Homeschooling Blog (Christian Mother of 9)http://LittleArkIntheDesert.blogspot.com

Glendale Public Library Online Resources
Wood Shop For Kids
http://www.woodworkersresource.com/
AZ Outdoor Volunteer
Volunteer outdoors in Arizona to build, repair, & maintain trails; restore wildlife habitat; and,
protect native flora and fauna with other volunteers of all ages and abilities who want to both enjoy and preserve nature.
Trade as One
Fair trade allows you to use your spending power to make the world a better place.

Whether it's a unique gift or an everyday product like fair trade coffee or chocolate, your spending can connect you to a story of hope and dignity for the poor.

That's what it means to trade as one.
Curriculum
HSLDA Curriculum Market
HomeBuyers Co op FREE Curriculum
Online free teaching resources
Home School Buyers Co op
Free online homeschool ID generator, volume discounts on curriculum, used curriculum listings and more
Field Trips
Jan Parson's Fine Arts Field Trips
Listing of field trips scheduled for homeschoolers to fine arts performances (i.e. plays & symphony) in the Metro Phoenix Area.
Arizona Edventures
AZ Field Trip Ideas
American Heritage Festival
The American Heritage Festival is a grand scale educational presentation of diverse civilian and military aspects of historic American life as portrayed by a large and experienced cast of historical interpreters assembled from around the country.
Phoenix Hiking Trails
General Homeschooling Info.
Arizona Families For Home Education
State homeschool organization that sponsors an annual homeschooling convention, college scholarship opportunity and bi-monthly newsletter for members.
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.
A to Z Home's Cool
Homeschool "Mega Site" with a ton of resources including articles for both new and seasoned homeschooling teachers.
Activity Village
coloring pages, home school resources, educational resources, kids crafts, puzzles, printables, Sudoku for kids and much, much more
Teacher Resources/Lesson Plans
Knowledge House
Welcome to Knowledge House... a comprehensive online learning center where
parents and children can explore lots of family-friendly topics and discover
a wealth of educational treasures. This website features original articles, unit studies, homeschool information, teaching resources, holidays, curriculum and product reviews, book and movie lists, an extensive library of links, and more!
Learning Treasures
Learning Treasures is your place for great teaching resources. 
Math 
Language Arts
Spelling
Themed 
History
Science
Bible
Hands-on Fun
Parenting & Family
Themed Writing Paper 
Kids Kreate
Cooking with Kids
Dinners in the Freezer
TOS Homeschool Magazine
File Folder Fun
We've organized out games by age and
ability level to make it easier for you to find
just what you're looking for. Each grade is
also divided into categories like Math, or
Science topics so that you can eaisly
implement these into your classroom. We
have plans to add additional grades as our
children grow, so stay tuned or subscribe for
updates! Additionally you can search our site
by Subject if your needing a thematic unit for
multiple age groups.
PPST
Presentations In PowerPoint & Free Interactive Activities for Kids
Art
Garden Of Praise Art
These studies of Famous Paintings
were written on an elementary level, but will be of interest to all ages.
They will help students become familiar with
and learn to appreciate the works of famous artists.
Paper Crafts at Cannon Creative Park
Foreign Languages
Live Mocha Language Learning
Welcome to the World’s Largest
Language Learning Community
Handwriting For Kids
Language Arts
Soft School Phonics Game
Phonics practice for students of beginning sounds in 3 letter words
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lessons
Great activities for a "must read" book 
Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a stirring portrayal of an African-American family confronting racism in the Deep South during the 1930's.
Roll of Thunder is also a coming-of-age novel, narrated from the perspective of a young girl growing up on a farm during the Great Depression.
The Easy Essay
Generates a basic essay online when you input data it asks for; great tool to teach the basic parts of the 5 part essay
Radio Lovers
FREE Online Radio Programs in MP3 format
Shakespeare For Kids
Words, Words, Words
? Shakespeare Quotations and Scripts
? Meet a...
? Coloring, Games & Puzzles
? Shakespeare Challenges
? Who Am I?
? Cool Shax Facts
? Queen Elizabeth
? Shakespeare in American Life for kids
? Folger Treasures
? Discover Our Collection
? Puck's Place
? About Shakespeare's World
Read Print
Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
Absolutely FREE online books
Thousands of novels, poems, stories
Easy to read books online
221 Baker Street
The Canon refers to the set of 60 original stories (56 short stories, 4 novels) by Conan Doyle. In the United Kingdom and Canada, the stories are now out of copyright. In the United States, the last dozen of them, those published after 1919, are still protected by copyright. Therefore, 48 of the 60 stories are available here in text format.
Many Books
There are 26,865 eBooks available here and they're all free!
Planet EBook
Free Classic Literature EBoosks
Vocabulary Games & Resources
Vocabulary.co.il is a leading vocabulary website worldwide with the best flash online word games.
Math
Soft Schools Counting Game
Online counting practice for young students
Virtual Library of Math Manipulative s
Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications. We can now use computers to create virtual learning environments to address the same goals.

There is a need for good computer-based mathematical manipulatives and interactive learning tools at elementary and middle school levels.
Free Math Help
Math Lessons - Looking to understand a subject better, or maybe you don't understand what your textbook is trying to tell you? We have a collection of algebra and geometry lessons that you can view online right now.
Homeschool Math
HomeschoolMath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents, parents, and teachers that includes free math worksheets, lessons, online math games lists, ebooks, a curriculum guide, reviews, and more. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of mechanical memorization of rules.
Hands on Real Math Experiences
In a child's early years, math is actually play. Counting, stacking, sorting, and balancing are all fun activities that develop mathematical reasoning.

Don't separate math from fun. Don't kill a child's natural love of mathematical play by insisting all mathematical concepts be relegated to a textbook or a workbook once she reaches the elementary years
Primary Resources: Maths
Free lesson plans, activity ideas and
resources for primary teachers.
Music
DSO Kids
Making Music Fun
Music Resources and Games
Zebra Keys
Our site provides over 50 free piano lessons for various levels of difficulty. Each piano lesson is accompanied by visual flash animations that allow learners to view and hear songs as well as play along with the animations on their own piano keyboard. Learning piano with Zebra Keys is fun and easy!
Physical Education/Sports
Basic Wilderness Survival
Science
Robert Krampf's Science
Sign up for free weekly science experiment, some online science experiment videos & Happy Scientist blog
Ed Helper - Earth Theme Unit
Resources for teaching geology---reading comprehension activities, crosswords, word searches, etc.
Teachnology---Earth Science Lesson Plans & Links
Quick Study Labs - Electronics
Online/distance electronics class
AZ Game & Fish Educational Resources
Resource Trunks, posters, links, animal fact sheets, etc.
Windows To the Universe
This is like a visual encyclopedia of information on space, weather, and earth's atmosphere and climate.
Rain Forest
http://www.ran.org/#
Kids Biology.Com
Explore our interactive Biology for Kids website and learn about the cell, the most basic unit of life. Or discover the different organs and systems found in your body. Learn how your body utilizes food to make energy and to help you grow.

Discover hundreds of animal species in our animal section. From the exotic to the every day lifeforms that surround us.

Biology is an exciting subject. Let's learn together.
Surface Tension Video
Amazing video demonstrating the unique property of water--Surface Tension
National Anti-Vivisection Society
BioLEAP Lending Library of Life Science Materials

NAVS is committed to creating a world that fosters compassion and respect for all living creatures in the classroom and beyond. Toward that end, NAVS has created the Biology Education Advancement Program (BioLEAP), an extensive library of state-of-the-art dissection alternatives that are available on a FREE loan basis to students, teachers, school boards and others interested in advancing science education without harming animals.
Science Bank
Search Animalearn’s The Science Bank for alternatives to animal dissection and experimentation. The largest lending library of humane science products in the United States, The Science Bank has over 450 CD-ROMs, models, videos, and mannikins, all available for FREE!
Science & Technology Concepts
STC/MS™ is an inquiry-based middle school science curriculum developed by the National Science Resources Center. This student/teacher site supplements the STC/MS™ curriculum and can be used as a research guide for students.
The Earth In Space
Astronomy Resources
Ask A Biologist-ASU
Social Studies
States In The USA
Extensive links to study the US states; 
If you teach U.S. geography, or if you're an armchair traveler who wants to explore America without leaving your seat cushion--you've come to the right place. Hitch a ride in our virtual backseat as we tour the 50 states in our RV, "Harvey the RV," and share this exciting journey through the window of an electronic postcard.
Maggie's Earth Adventures
Online geography adventures with, Miss Maggie, a pre teen girl. A combination of on site photos & animation.
Nebraska State Historical Society
Oregon Trail, Pioneers, Nebraska History Resources
America's Quilting History
Pioneer Quilts: A Comfort Through Hardship
WWII
How to hide an airplane factory.
Regency Dress Up Doll
Online Virtual "Paper Doll" of the Regency Period
Map Puzzles - U.S. and World
Free Online Map Puzzles, no downloading, no installation - PC or Mac!
Daylight Map
Visual map indicating current day/night around the globe
Kids Past
KidPast.com is the fun way to explore our history. We are who we are today, because of those who have gone before us.
Brought to you by the KidsKnowIt Network, The Totally Free Learning Network, KidsPast.com is packed with articles from early man, to recent historical events.
Todays Front Pages
755 front pages of newspapers from 77 countries.
Home Helpers
A Year of Crock Pot Cooking
All kinds of things you can make in a crockpot.
Bountiful Baskets Food Coop
BBFC is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit. This is a grassroots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. Since there are no employees at Bountiful Baskets, we as a group pay rock bottom prices on your food.
Coupons.com
Free Printable Grocery Coupons
EClip.com
Online free printable coupons
Competitions
Spirit of Innovation Challenge
This annual competition challenges high school student teams to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to develop the products of tomorrow.
Invest Write
InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.
Homeschool Writers--Contest Listing
Are you discouraged with your writing? Would you like a solution? Writing contests are the perfect cure! Even if you have already discovered the joy that comes with writing, you will find that contests are fun and educational.
Homeschool Math Contests
Want increase your kids' enthusiasm for math? Try contests! By making math into a game, contests motivate while offering review, new approaches, and speed improvement, not to mention increased standardized test scores.
Young Naturalist Awards
The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.
AZ Envirothon
The Arizona Envirothon is Arizona’s premier environmental science competition for high school students. It encourages students to explore our state’s natural resources in a fun, interactive way. 

Every spring, students in grades 9 – 12 form teams from across the state to compete in an unforgettable outdoor competition, the Arizona Envirothon. The Envirothon challenges students to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities to natural resource management scenarios.
Aerospace Challenge
h. In its 13th year, this stimulating contest allows fifth through eighth grade students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of space technology. The Aerospace Challenge requires participants to develop plans for an International Lunar Base complete with a physical scale model
Economics
Kids Econ Posters
The KidsEcon Posters© project gives teachers the tools they need to help their students understand the exciting economic world around them - making them more effective producers, consumers, savers, investors, and voting citizens.
National Financial Challenge
The National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States so they can take control over their financial futures. It challenges high school teachers and other educators to teach the basics of personal finance to their students, and rewards students, educators, schools, and states for their participation and their success. Educators and top-scoring students will receive award certificates, and schools and states with the highest participation rates will earn special distinction.
Preschool Kinder
Alphabet Lapbook
Preschool Fun
Blog with links to learning activiites for preschoolers & kindergarteners
DLTK's Make Your Own ABC Mini-Books
Make these free printable children's books to encourage your kids to read. There are a variety of themes to choose from -- the majority of the books target younger readers (preschool, kindergarten and early grade school) although a few of the books are a bit more challenging. The "custom stories" and holidays themed stories are especially popular!

The printable books come with suggestions for complimentary activities and/or worksheets to reinforce the stories.
Homeschool Share
Level 1 Lapbooks
Christian Preschool Printables
This is a Christian-Run site for Free Christian Teaching Resources. There are Bible Coloring Pages, Bible
Verse Cards, Christian Lapbooks, Christian File Folder Games, Felt Board Sets, Finger Puppets, Sunday
School Lessons and Homeschooling Curriculum, Bible ABC's and tons of fun Bible Activities and Games.
Technology
GIMP Free Imaging Software
The volunteer developers of The GIMP have been working hard to develop a polished, user-friendly, and freely distributed image editor. Although the separated palette windows may disturb those users who are used to more traditional layouts, your comfort level should grow exponentially as you discover how pain-free the program is.

One of the most powerful general-purpose image editors around, the upgrades make the GNU Image Manipulation Program eminently comparable to Photoshop

Read more: GIMP - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/GIMP/3000-2192_4-10073935.html?tag=mncol#ixzz1iBD3enjs
Special Needs
The Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center
Difficulty taking in or interpreting this input can lead to devastating consequences in:
daily functioning
social and family relationships
behavioral challenges
regulating emotions
self-esteem
learning
Social Thinking
The extensive content on this website offers more information on social thinking and related treatment strategies.
Summer Opportunities
Serve National Crews
f you are currently in high school, between 15 and 19 and looking for tuition-free summer service opportunities, SCA's National Conservation Crews are for you. There's work to be done in all 50 states -- in parks and forests, on beaches and riverbanks, at fisheries and volcanoes. You could be there, carving trails across tundra, building rock steps up woody slopes, constructing foot bridges over marsh lands...
Young Adult Writing Project
YAWP is a summer writing project for students from 8th to 12th grades who want to integrate meaningful and authentic writing into their life work. Our vision is that through our poetry and our stories, we learn the language that brings healing and peace into our own lives and communities. Every summer young writers from all over Arizona come together as a community to write about their lives, where they are from, and what matters. Published writers visit us to share their own stories, ideas and writing styles as well. Throughout our three weeks together, we work closely and carefully, learning the art of critique and discovering the power of our words.
Grand Cantyon Youth
Come feel the exhilaration of whitewater, hike through ancient canyons, play in waterfalls, move beyond your comfort zone, give back to your community, make new friends, and work as part of a team.

Grand Canyon Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Our mission is to give youth (ages 11–19) an experiential education along the rivers and canyons of the Southwest in an effort to promote personal growth, environmental awareness, community involvement, and teamwork among people with diverse backgrounds.
Taipei Chinese Culture Summer Camp
The purpose of the Taipei Chinese Culture Summer Camp is to educate, introduce, and promote understanding of culture and diversity. Students are able to have hands-on experience in numerous areas of traditional Chinese culture, including learning and practicing the skills of Chinese lion dance, Chinese classical and traditional scarf, fan, native, and drum dances, Chinese calligraphy and painting, Chinese paper folding, paper cutting, and paper arts, Chinese arts and crafts, and Chinese kung fu by local instructors. In addition to these wonderful Chinese cultural classes, students are able to learn special talents and skills from instructors from Taipei, Taiwan.

From Monday, June 25 2012
To Friday, June 29 2012
AZ Animal Welfare League Camps
Our animal themed Day Camps offer fun, quality educational experiences along with superior safety standards and low counselor-to-camper ratios. Our Day Camps promise a ton of fun for campers of all ages. Caring, well-trained counselors help ensure an animal filled, action-packed week of laughing and learning for all. So if you're looking for a different species of Day Camp - you've found it.

Enjoy Camp at AAWL & SPCA in the Spring, Summer, and Winter!
Quick Study Labs
The free class is my gift to you for coming to my website! No tricks, no obligations! Please let me know how you enjoy the lessons, that's pay enough. 
Quick Study Labs has several classes you may be interested in. Edison Project requires the purchase of lab equipment (about $40) and is packed with two years of fun, educational experiments. You can subscribe eight weeks at a time. Edison project is designed to bring out the inventor in every learner age 8 to 108. GREEN TECHNOLOGY is a summer only class. GT is all about different sources of energy and experiments with solar cells, water wheels, hand-crank generators, wind mills, and much more. Chose "About the Classes on the main menu for complete details. 
For the best best learning experience with this class, start with "The Atom" link and work your way to the bottom of the list on your left.
Forest Home Family Camp--Child Care Asst.
If you are a 13-18 year old girl, you could be a Child Care Assistant (CCA) and get a chance to see God work through serving others. You will care for kids so we can offer age graded programming in the mornings and babysitting for a family in the evenings. You are invited to participate multiple weeks each summer and a few weekends throughout the year. Find a home at Forest Home. You’ll be blessed through relationships and through serving others!
College Resources/Scholarships
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program
$20,000 Scholarship 
High School Seniors may enter this contest for the opportunity to win 1 of 10 $2,000 Scholarships. Entries Accepted:
September 1, 2011 - April 5, 2012. 
$5,000
Second Chance
Scholarship Contest

Open to anyone who has graduated high school or equivelency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Enter for the chance to win 1 of 5 $1,000 Scholarships.
CollegePlus! Scholarship Contest
Submit a video or written essay and you could win a full-ride CollegePlus! scholarship and a cash prize worth over $3,000—the top video and written essay each win a full-ride scholarship.

Two runner-up CollegePlus! scholarships worth $1,000 each will also be awarded