Online Educational and Homeschool Resources

Homeschool groups

http://migiftedhomeschool.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=login

http://www.homeschoolingmichigan.com/supportgroups.html

Legal info

http://www.hslda.org/

Various Personal Essays on Reasons to Homeschool

http://www.brandonstaggs.com/biblical-reasons-to-home-school.html

http://hoguechronicle.com/parenting.php?itemid=109&catid=34

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=452425  (11 page MDC thread: Misconceptions of Unschooling)

USA Geography

http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/usa/index.htm

Geography

http://www.proteacher.com/090027.shtml

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/places.htm

Geography – Mexico

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Map.shtml

http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=187

http://www.first-school.ws/features/holiday/cincodemayo.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Flagprintout.shtml

http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/mexicotr.html

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/cinco-de-mayo/

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/nationalities/Mexican.html

http://www.tooter4kids.com/Mexico/animals.htm

http://www.tooter4kids.com/Mexico/links.htm

Geography – Japan

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/index.html

http://www.japanesekimono.com/kimono_fabric.htm

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2046.html

History

http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/history/eraindex.html

http://webpages.marshall.edu/~irby1/laura/frames.html

History – MLK

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/Ihaveadream.htm

http://www.annieshomepage.com/mlkday.html

http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit11/1l1.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20040211233650/www.life.com/Life/mlk/mlkpics.html

http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/about_king/interactiveFrame.htm

History -Ancient Cultures

http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/ancient.html

History – Ancient Egypt (we studied this last school year)

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

http://www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt/

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/egyptmaps/

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/egypt.htm

http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/AncientEgypt.html

Government:

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html

http://usgovinfo.about.com/?once=true&

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/government/

http://www.nationalmockelection.org/

Presidents

http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/month_to_month/b_february/presidents/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidentsday/color/

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Presidents__Day/

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/go/jump1.cgi?ID=1116

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/go/jump1.cgi?ID=1110

Typing

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Coloring Pages

http://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html

http://christiananswers.net/kids/clr-indx.html

http://www.awhitehorse.com/centaur/

http://www.edupics.com/

http://www.kidsdomain.com/brain/animals/color.html

IRL Activities:

http://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/cyf/youth/index.html

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/default.php (OM)

NOT Lesson Plans/Curriculum but still very useful websites

Michigan 4-H Youth Development

http://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/cyf/youth/index.html

Donna Young

http://donnayoung.org/geo/geocards.htm

Puzzle Maker

http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

Time 4 Learning

http://www.time4learning.com

Ed Helper

http://www.edhelper.com

School Express

http://www.schoolexpress.com/

Learning Page

http://www.learningpage.com

Tools for Educators

http://www.toolsforeducators.com

Britannica

http://www.britannica.com

Discovery School

http://school.discovery.com

Homeschoolers Reference Desk

http://www.geocities.com/homeschooldesk/

Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org

New York Times Learning Network

http://www.nytimes.com/learning

Enchanted Learning

www.EnchantedLearning.com

Wikipedia

www.wikipedia.com

Miscellaneous

www.starfall.com

www.exploratorium.edu

www.enchantedlearning.com

www.brainpop.com

www.pbs.org

Autism Today

http://www.autismtoday.com

Ideal Lives

http://www.ideallives.com

Study Stack

http://www.studystack.com

How Stuff Works

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Study Spanish

http://www.studyspanish.com

Living Spanish

http://www.livingspanish.com/

To Learn English

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/

Songs for Teaching

http://www.songsforteaching.com/

Education Creations

http://www.educationcreations.com/freestuff.htm

Lesson Plan Central

http://www.lessonplancentral.com/

Michigan Dept of Education – Family FUNdamentals Pre K-3 Learning Activities

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140–69358–,00.html

Time Savers for Teachers

http://www.timesaversforteachers.com/

Great Resource for K-8

http://www.kids.gov/

Time4Learning

http://www.time4learning.com

How Color Affects Us

http://colormatters.com

Click Schooling

www.clickschooling.com

CurrClick

http://www.currclick.com

Math

The Math Worksheet Site

http://www.TheMathWorksheetSite.com

Math Goodies.com

http://www.mathgoodies.com

Math Playground

http://www.mathplayground.com

Math Drills

http://www.math-drills.com/

Math.com

http://www.math.com/

Algebra Help

http://www.algebrahelp.com

WebMath

http://www.webmath.com

Cool Math Games

http://www.coolmath-games.com

BigBrainz

http://www.bigbrainz.com

Living Math

http://www.livingmath.net

Math and Aeronautics

http://www.planemath.com

Home School Math

http://www.homeschoolmath.net

Math Slice

http://www.mathslice.com

James Brennan

http://www.jamesbrennan.org/algebra/

Vedic Math

http://www.vedicmaths.org/Introduction/Tutorial/Tutorial.asp#tutorial1_

http://www.vedicmaths.org/Introduction/What%20is%20VM.asp

Music

Creating Music

http://creatingmusic.com

Learning Instruments

http://playmusic.org

Piano for Preschoolers

http://www.pianoforpreschoolers.com/?gclid=COHxnIXxzIoCFQgTWAodHVy2fg

Strings in the Mountains

http://www.stringsinthemountains.org/m2m/1once.htm

High School

High School Ace

http://highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm

Homework Spot

http://www.homeworkspot.com

Explore Learning

http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm

Best Colleges

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college

Preparing Your Child for College

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Prepare/index.html

Science

BrainPOP

http://www.brainpop.com

Chem4Kids

http://www.chem4kids.com

Exploratorium

http://www.exploratorium.edu

InnerBody

http://www.InnerBody.com

Science for High School

http://www.scienceforhighschool.com/

Cosmeo

http://cosmeo.com

NASA for Students

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html

Astronomy for Kids

http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ss&id=127

Nine Planets

http://www.nineplanets.org

StarChild

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov

The Electronic Zoo

http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm

Smith Life Science

http://www.smithlifescience.com/

The MAD Scientist Network

http://www.madsci.org

Try Science

http://www.tryscience.org

Science & Technology Education

http://www.ftexploring.com/

Skateboard Science

http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/

Amusement Park Physics

http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/index.html

Acorn Naturalists

http://www.acornnaturalists.com

Super Charged Science

http://www.superchargedscience.com

Science Toy Maker

http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/

MS Nucleus

http://msnucleus.org/membership/index.html

Miami Museaum of Science

http://www.miamisci.org/ph/

Earth and Moon Viewer

http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

Steven Spangler Science

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/video/

Arts & Crafts

Art Lessons for All Grades

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html

Kinder Art

http://www.kinderart.com

Crayola

http://www.crayola.com

Draw Space

http://www.drawspace.com/

Draw Your World

http://www.drawyourworld.com/index.html

Drawing/Sketching Lessons

http://drawsketch.about.com/

Kids Art

http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/kidsart.htm

Art Lessons

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html

Reading

Starfall

http://www.starfall.com

Reading A-Z

http://www.readinga-z.com/samples/preview.html

TLS-Books

http://www.tlsbooks.com/

Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.net

Ambleside Online – Free homeschool curriculum

http://www.amblesideonline.org

Dolch Words

http://www.mrsperkins.com

Reading Games

http://www.tickettoread.com

Writing

ABC Teach

http://www.abcteach.com

Scholastic – Student Activities

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp

Online Writing Guide

http://oswego.org/staff/tcaswell/wg/para.htm

The Write Site

http://www.writesite.org

Spelling City

http://www.spellingcity.com/

Teacher’s Lab

http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/

Love to Learn Place

http://www.lovetolearnplace.com/BookReports/BookReport.html

Reading by Six

http://www.readingbysix.com/

Classical Homeschooling

http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000-primary.html

Geography, History and Virtual Travel

Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips

http://www.history.org/trips

Natural Wonders of the World

http://www.field-guides.com/sci/natwon/index.htm

Teacher’s Guide Virtual Field Trips

http://www.theteachersguide.com/virtualtours.html

CyberBee

http://www.cyberbee.com

Global Online Adventure Learning Site

http://www.goals.com/Index.htm

The Jason Project

http://www.jasonproject.org

Virtual Field Trips

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours

Xpeditions @ National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions

K-12 Africa Guide

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html

States and Capitals

http://www.50states.com

Life in the Middle Ages

http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm

New Perspectives on the West

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest

The American Civil War Homepage

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war

The Civil War Homepage

http://www.civil-war.net

The Oregon Trail

http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

Geography Worksheets

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/qt/geogprintables.htm

White House for Kids

http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids

Lewis and Clark

http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html

History – Many subjects

http://www.history.com

Little Passports

http://www.littlepassports.com/

Homeschooling

Homeschool.com

http://www.homeschool.com

Homeschool Reviews

http://www.homeschoolreviews.com

Homeschool Blogger

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/home.php

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op

http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com

Homeschool Classifieds

http://www.homeschoolclassifieds.com

The Well Trained Mind

http://www.welltrainedmind.com

Helping to Homeschool

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/homeschool-highlights/

The Homeschool Mom

www.thehomeschoolmom.com

Homeschool Helper Online

http://homeschoolhelperonline.com

Homeschool Share

http://www.homeschoolshare.com

A to Z Teacher Stuff

http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com

All Things Homeschool

www.allthingshomeschool.com

Homeschool How-to

http://www.homeschool-how-to.com

Homeschool Buyer’s Co-Op

www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org

Teacher Vision

http://www.teachervision.fen.com

Educational Games

Family Fun

http://www.familyfun.com

Teach With Movies

http://www.teachwithmovies.org

Fun Brain

http://www.funbrain.com

Discovery Kids

http://kids.discovery.com/games/games.html

I Know That

http://www.iknowthat.com

Jigsaw Puzzles

http://www.jigzone.com

Recommend Blog reading from actual homeschoolers:

http://www.aha.typepad.com/weblogs_blog/

Preschool Homeschool links:

http://www.abcteach.com

http://www.letteroftheweek.com/

http://www.fiveinarow.com/before/

http://www.preschoolbystormie.com/

http://www.preschoolrainbow.com/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.besthomeschooling.org/articles/lillian_jones_ps_kdgtn.html

Sesame Street

http://www.sesamestreet.org/games

Resources:

http://www.educationworld.com/index.shtml

http://www.homeschool.com/articles/top100-2005/

http://www.nhen.org/newhser/default.asp?id=230

http://www.homefires.com/parents.asp

Preschool Development:

http://www.pbs.org/parents/childdevelopment/

Gardening:

http://www.beginningsprouts.com/homepage.html

Takin it on the road:

http://www.carschooling.com/

Deschool Yourself:

http://sandradodd.com/deschooling

Earth Education:

http://earthsbirthday.org/

Factory Tours Directory:

http://www.factorytoursusa.com/

What Level are you on?

http://www.flashkidsbooks.com/

Find a good book:

http://www.librarything.com/

National Budget Simulation:

http://www.budgetsim.org/nbs/longbudget04.html

Today in History:

http://www.oldevents.com/

Printables:

http://www.printactivities.com/Kid_Sudoku_Puzzles/Kid_Sudoku_Puzzles.html

Learning Preferences:

http://www.homeschooldiner.com/quiz/students_learning_preferences.html

Visualizing “Amounts”:

http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/

The Socratic Method:

http://www.garlikov.com/Soc_Meth.html

OTHER:

http://chezsmiffy.blogspot.com/2007/11/homeschool-field-trips-accessible-from.html

http://www.boowakwala.com/kids/boowakwala-games.html

http://lapbooksbycarisa.homestead.com/index.html

http://www.lessonpathways.com/

http://www.freehomeschooling101.com/

http://www.toddlercraft.net

http://www.homeeducationresources.com/FREE1.htm

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/search?isBrowse=Y&N=659&Nr=OR%28Resource_Type:Lesson%20Plan,Resource_Type:Informal%20Lesson%20Article,Resource_Type:Unit%20Plan%29

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

http://edhelper.com/

http://www.dltk-kids.com/puzzle.htm

http://www.dltk-kids.com/

http://www.abcteach.com/

http://www.howtoteachscience.com/index.shtml

http://www.first-school.ws/

http://perpetualpreschool.com/

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/topics.html

http://www.kidzone.ws/

http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/free-printable-master-list.html

http://www.filefolderfun.com/SearchPreschool.html

http://www.letteroftheweek.com

http://www.theheadoftheclass.com/

http://www.time4learning.com/

http://homeschoolingadventures.webs.com

http://preschoolpalace.org/monthlycurriculum.aspx

http://www.havefunteaching.com/

http://www.everythingpreschool.com/

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/

http://www.explorelearning.com

http://www.mathplayground.com

Lesson Plans/Curriculum/Worksheets – various subjects

http://www.ezschool.com/EZSheets.html

http://oldfashionededucation.com/fullcurriculum.htm

http://softschools.com/

http://www.edhelper.com/daily_review.htm

http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml

http://www.edhelper.com/

http://www.ymiteacher.com/teach.htm

http://akidsheart.com/threer/ttools.htm

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/default.aspx

Buying Used Curriculums

Homeschool Classifieds

http://homeschoolclassifieds.com/

Michigan Homeschool swap

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/michiganhomeschoolswap/join

Michigan Curriculum Swap

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Michigan_Curriculum_Swap/join

The Homeschool Shopper

http://homeschoolshopr.proboards37.com

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