FREE CURRICULUM

The Internet is full of free resources for you to use in your homeschool.  Click on the links below to find some of the ones that we find noteworthy.  PLEASE BE WARNED: Every page of these sites has not been reviewed.  Pursue them with discretion!  Please let me know if you find anything offensive  or if you run across a dead link.

Apps

Smart Apps For Kids - over 100 free educational apps for Iphone and Android
Top 50 Educational Apps For Kids - most are free or very cheap

Free Resources

Digital Public Library of America - history, art, timelines, maps. Can download an app

Free Study Guides, Lapbooks, Lesson Plans, Literature and more:

Ambleside Online
Budget Homeschool

An Old Fashioned Education
Classroom Freebies
CurrClick
Donna Young
Easy Peasy - complete curriculum grades K-highschool
GA Peach Homeschool
Guesthollow
Homeschool Share
Lapbooking How-to

Lesson Pathways
Notebooking Fairy
Sparrow Tree Square
- online Literature magazine
Quizlet - flashcard and study game website. includes college test prep too

Contests and Scholarships for Homeschoolers:

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Join these newsletters to have freebies sent to your inbox:

Clickschooling
DVD Schooling Calendar

Free Homeschool Deals - free educational apps and books
Freely Educate
Highlights Teacher's Toolbox - Hidden pictures
Homeschool Freebie of the Day
Preschool Learning Calendar
Science Experiment of the Week
The Homeschool Minute 


 

Art

37 Art and Music Resources
45 Lessons in Pastels

130 Video Art Lessons
1,000 Free Video Art Lessons
Art Career Projects
Art Projects For Kids
Acrylic Painting Secrets Ebook
Everyday Art Starters
Free Online Art Classes
Homeschool Arts
How To Draw Dogs
Jan Brett's How To Draw Videos
Learn How To Draw Portraits - (Warning: Although these videos are clean for children and humerous, be aware that You Tube does have side comments that you may need to monitor)
Learn To Draw With Uncle Fred 

Lessons in Calligraphy
Outline Art
National Gallery of Art
See The Light
Teach Art At Home
The Elements of Drawing Podcasts
The Virtual Instructor

Visual Art
World's Greatest Artist's Unit Study

Bible:

Coloring Pages
Beauty in the Gates a bible study on the book of Ruth
Biblical Maps
ESword downloadable bible study
Teaching with Proverbs

Character Training:

10 character lapbooks
Bible Story Printables
Book of Virtues Unit Study
Go to the Ant chart,a chart to encourage diligence
Honor checklist

Hymn Study
Promote peace in the home
The Character Journal

Godly Character Trait Sheets

Chess:

Lessons and skill practice
Online Chess Club for homeschoolers

Clubs (online) For Homeschoolers:

American Girl Club
Lego Club

Computer Science

Alice: Computer Programing (Middle or high school)
Programming and Coding
Web Building

Educational Videos:

160 educational and family fun videos
Khan Academy - 2400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises

Family Movies:
Homeschool Movie Club

Geography:

Countries of the World
Alaska 
Argentina 
Israel
New Zealand
South Africa
50 States
Geography practice
State Practice

Government:

Civics
Congress For Kids
Election Resources

Election Resources from PBS In The Classroom
Government Agency Pages For Kids
Kids In The House
Kids.gov
Learn About The CIA
National Student Mock Election
Presidential Unit Study

High School and Adults:

12 dozen places to educate yourself online for free

Crash Courses
Coursera
College bound reading list
Hippo Campus
Art Lesson plans for Middle and High School
 

History:

A Book In Time
American Heritage
American History (grades 2-4)
Composers
Civil War
Kings and Queens
Mission US - (grades 5-8) interactive adventure game to understand US History
Pirate Unit Study
Textiles and Clothing
Vikings

World History For Us All
World History Textbook and Games

Holidays:

Christmas Around The USA
Christmas Around The World
Christmas Advent with Christmas books
Chistmas Advent Boxes
Christmas Jesse Tree Devotional Book
Columbus Day
Easter

Easter II
Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit Study
St. Patrick's Day Unit Study
Pumpkin Unit Study
Host An Authentic Thanksgiving 
Thanksgiving Bible Study
Thanksgiving Unit Study
Valentine's Day Unit Study

Home Economics:

Beginning Sewing Lessons
Make a doll quilt
Cooking With Kids
Cooking How To Videos (Warning: Although there are many helpful videos, this site is not specifically geared toward children and does contain some alcohol recipes. Therefore please monitor your childrens activity on this site)
Future Christian Homemakers

Nutrition For Healthy Kids

Languages:

American Sign Language University
Duolingo
Live Mocha - for 12 years and up

Language Arts:

Big Book of Grammar
Easy Essay -an automated program that teaches you to organize an essay in 5 minutes
English For Everyone
Grammar Review
  Grades 6-8
Scott Foresman Grammar Grades 1-6
Daily Writing Prompt
Disney Creative Writing Assignments
Poetry
Vocabulary

Literature Unit Studies:

Alligator Pie
Blueberries For Sal

Farmer Boy
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Johnny Appleseed
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
Little House in the Big Woods
Literature Based Unit Studies  (books grouped from PreK - Middle school)
Shakespeare
Stellaluna

Learning Calendar:

Daily history and facts

Literature:

Younger Children
Books Should Be Free - download free audio and text versions of children's books
Robert Musch Site - 50 of his greatest books in both audio and download formats
Oxford Owl - a nice variety of books for kids ages 3 - 11 that the computer reads to them

Older Children
Classic books audio downloads for MP3
Audio Books audio downloads for MP3 and IPod
Internet Archive - Digital library
International Children's Library (International Children's books - go to "Read Books"
Literature Study Guides for many classic titles

Many Books - 29,000 free ebooks can download to PC, Kindle, Nook, IPad, etc.
Project Gutenberg - 36,000 free ebooks can download to PC, Kindle, Nook, IPad, etc.
Shakespeare No Fear -   plays online - original english on one side and today's english on the other.

Mathematics

Mathematice Enhancement Programme - PK -9th grade
Math Moves U - middle school
Mit Video Instruction

Money and Finances:

High School Economics Text
Money Talks - Should I be Listening?

Penmanship:

Penmanship practice

Reading Skills

Starfall (for Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Science:

Answers In Creation Dinosaur Curriculum (high school)
Answers in Creation Earth History Curriculum (high school)
Answers in Creation Geology Curriculum (high school)
Biology Coloring Pages
Building Bridges
The Amazing Cell (45 minute video class)
Chemistry lesson plan using Legos (ages 11 and up)
Inquiry To Action (Chemistry for elementary and middle school)
Chemistry for middle school
Deserts and Rainforest
Earthquakes
Energy
Flight
How Stuff Works ((Warning: Although there are many helpful videos, this site is not specifically geared toward children therefore please monitor your childrens activity on this site and preview the videos)

The JASON Project - for middle and high schoolers
Literature based Science Curriculum (options for PreK, 1st-8th, and high school)
Make Me a Genius Science Videos  grades 1-7
MIT Science Videos (Engineering, Physics, Biology,Chemistry)
My Science Box
Nature Study: Our Wonderful World (32 week study)
NASA Kids Club

Periodic Table Videos
Volcanoes
Weather

Wolves
Winter

Spelling:

AAA Spelling
Basic Cozy Spelling Course - 6th-8th grades
Big IQ Kids
Garden of Praise
Home Spelling Words
Kids Spell
Spelling City

Sports:

Baseball Unit Study
Basketball Unit Study
Olympics Summer

Summer Fun:

100 Days of summer fun activities
100 Days of more summer fun activities
100 Days of summer fun activities 2013

Test Preparation:

Barron's Customized SAT/ACT/PSAT Prep
Sat/ACT/GRE Prep

Vocabulary for SAT/ACT Prep

Typing:

Dance Mat Typing
Kiran's Typing Tutor
Learn 2 Type