K-12 Curricula

Secular, Religious, Online or Book-based Homeschooling Curricula
Most of these curriculum packages are available for purchase. Here is an article you should review before choosing any curriculum, even if it is a free one. It will give you perspective and help you to focus on what it is you are really looking for when searching for a curriculum option that will be a good fit for your family and individual child. If you are looking for grade level specific curriculum options, they are linked from our home page.

Some of these are duplicates from a different list we have.  This one is sorted alphabetically for you.

ABEKA BOOKS
http://www.abeka.com/
A full preK-12 curriculum, and video school option with a christian view.

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
http://www.bju.edu/
preK-12, Christian curriculum publisher.

CASTLEMOYLE BOOKS
http://www.castlemoyle.com/
specializing in publishing and distributing secular, multi-aged/sensory/learning-style, and individualized educational materials for K-12.

CHRISTIAN LIBERTY ACADEMY
http://www.christianlibertyacademy.com/

CLONLARA SCHOOL
private school offers nationwide support to homeschooling parents. Provides curriculum guides, advocacy, diplomas, and more.
http://www.clonlara.org/

PENN FOSTER
Online-based, accredited high school & college
http://www.pennfoster.edu

TIME 4 LEARNING
http://www.Time4Learning.com/homeschool-curriculum.htm
Time4Learning provides online interactive curriculum for children from PreK-8th grade. Units are made up of lessons, interactive activities, worksheets, and assessments.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
students can earn a high school diploma entirely through distance education
http://scs.indiana.edu/hs/highschooldiploma.html

KEYSTONE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
http://keystone-national-hs.com/

MOORE ACADEMY
homeschool pioneers and child specialists Raymond and Dorothy Moore head this academy Working with homeschooling parents to provide curriculum, educational materials, and unit studies for your Homeschool along with aid in learning.
http://www.moorefoundation.com/

SETON HOME STUDY SCHOOL FOR CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLERS
We have designed this Web site to support the mission of Seton Home Study School, to help parents with the Catholic homeschooling of their children.
http://www.setonhome.org/

THE SYCAMORE TREE PRIVATE SATELLITE SCHOOL
Offers over 3000 items to supplement a home-school curriculum. Also includes accredited online school for grades 3-12.
http://www.sycamoretree.com/

K - 12 FREE ONLINE RESOURCE MATERIAL
http://www.easyfunschool.com/?gclid=CNaVgv3ZzoQCFQF4UAod40U9Xg

COMMON SENSE PRESS
http://www.commonsensepress.com/
K-12 Christian publisher of many homeschool materials; learning Language Arts through Literature, great science adventures, more.

COMPLETE CURRICULUM PACKAGES
http://www.tcet.unt.edu/webcurr.htm
This is an online company, that sells K-12 programs.

CONTINENTAL PRESS, INC.
http://www.continentalpress.com/
Since 1937, Continental Press has been offering quality education materials at fair and affordable prices. PreK-12 A secular curriculum option from Continental Press.

FIVE IN A ROW (FIAR) Online
http://www.fiveinarow.com/
Five in a Row's website contains help, support, information. Think on These Things, the online FIAR newsletter, features articles by Steve & Jane. PreK-12 Christian Literature-based unit studies.

ABOVE & BEYOND FIAR
http://www.fiveinarow.com/catalog/above&beyond.html
More About Above & Beyond FIAR • FIAR Message Boards ... We are now proud to announce the first unit of Above & Beyond Five in a Row for ages 12 and up.

KONOS CURRICULUM
http://www.konos.com/
That’s what KONOS is about... one homeschooler talking to another homeschooler... sharing curriculum designed by two homeschooling moms for their own. K-12 A biblically-based unit studies curriculum.

HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM
http://www.oakmeadow.com
K-12 Curriculum for Homeschoolers Accredited K-12 School. Since 1975. Secular and earth friendly.

HIGH SCHOOL HOMESCHOOL Programs
http://www.alliedhighschool.com/
Accredited high school that provide high school classes and online high school programs for homeschooling. Take high school classes online to get diploma. National Online High School Flexible full or part-time Diploma Programs.

ROBINSON CURRICULUM ONLINE
http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/
K-12 Christian curriculum.

SONLIGHT CURRICULUM ONLINE
https://www.sonlight.com/
PreK-12 Sonlight features a unit study approach to history with a Christ-centered view.

CURRICULUM PACKAGES FOR SALE (scroll down once you enter this link) http://www.myeducationathome.com/

CURRICULUM RESOURCES
Catalogs, kits, packages, vendors, guides, publishers, used curriculum

This list of free resources for 3 & 4 years olds (some Kindergarten overlap) includes both secular and religious content, so you have choice. Almost everything is free. There are many more resources online, but this is a good start for you if you are developing your own curriculum, or an adjunct to one you’re using now. We suggest that you also review the links for K and first grade because there is a lot of overlap.  Also, children learn at their own rate. If you see something that you believe is a timely topic for your child and it’s listed in another grade level, certainly dig deeper to explore it! That’s one of the joys of homeschooling; it is out of the box, unique and individualized instruction. Let it work for you.

On the CHN Legal Requirements page, you can read about the legal aspect of homeschooling in CT. For your convenience, here it can be stated that if your child has never been enrolled in public school, you simply proceed to homeschool. You do not opt out of a system that you’ve never opted in to. If your child is already enrolled in public Pre-K or K, then you will need to file a Letter of Withdrawal to homeschool. We have a sample letter on this page. If you are planning to send your child to public school Kindergarten, and you are waiting a year so they will begin at age 6 instead of age 5, you need to appear in person at the school and file an “opt out form”. The form simply shows that you intend to send your child to public school one year later than is typical. This does NOT apply to homeschoolers, because you do not opt out of a system you were never enrolled in, nor planned to enroll in.

There are many philosophies about how to instruct a child that is in K or Pre-K. If you are planning to homeschool, you should consider doing some research on what it means to have such a young child at home. What are your goals and priorities? They will never have a chance to re-live these tender years, so most homeschool parents see the value in preserving and prioritizing the importance of play and socialization for such young children. Academics do not need to be format at this age. Learning is quite natural and simply if you just let it unfold and guide your child as they express their interest in the natural progression of learning the basics. Trust your child to teach that to you! Below are resources for you to consider when deciding what will work best for your particular child. This list is just a beginning. The breadth of options available can be overwhelming, so this is a good stepping stone to begin with.

How Can I Teach My Child to Read & Spell?
10 Steps to Teaching Your Child to Read: Link here
3-5 Year Old Children: Reading Tips: Link here
Easiest Ways to Teach a Five Year Old to Read: Link here
Book: Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons (all of my children quickly learned how to read with this book): Link here

If your youngster is already learning to spell, this site offers free spelling word lists from Grades 1-8 or ages 5-7.
Looking for a list of books to read that are suggested by grade level? Here is a Must Read Book List.

Birth-To-Three
Educational Philosophy: Link here
Currclick: Link here
Simple Homeschool: Link here
The Marathon Mom: Link here
Homeschooling Toddlers: Link here

Pre-School
Hands On Homeschooling: Link here
Successful Homeschooling: Link here
Confessions of a Homeschooler: Link here
In Lieu of Preschool: Link here
Curriculum Choice: Link here
Preschool Printables: Link here
Best Homeschooling: Link here

Kindergarten
Homeschooling About: Link here
Are We There YetL Link here
123 Homeschool 4 Me: Link here
Confessions of a Homeschooler: Link here
Curriculum Choice: Link here
Homeschool-How-To: Link here
Best Homeschooling: Link here
Kindergarten Complete: Link here
Starfall: Link here
Calvert Education: Link here

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum Resources – Newsletter

CHN Website Preschool-Kindergarten Homeschool Links

*Parenting on a Penny for Preschoolers – Link here
*Mega List of Preschool Resources – Link here
*How to Homeschool Preschool for Free – Link here
*Top Free Preschool Teaching Resources – Link here 
*Preschool Curriculum Links – Link here
*Teach Preschoolers at Home – Link here 
*Christian based Pre-K – Link here 
*More Christian based Pre-K – Link here
*An Entire Year of Preschool Lesson Plans!

FREE  GENERAL CURRICULA FOR PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 12 
Some of these have multi-grade overlap.

*3 Year Old Curriculum – Link here 
*Preschool Education – Link here 
*Everything Preschool – Link here 
*Ambleside Online – Link here 
*Khan Academy – Link here
*Teachers Pay Teachers – Small fee, some free – Link here
*Super Teacher Worksheets – Small fee, some free – Link here
*Pinterest: You can Google “Pinterest preschool” for hundreds of ideas
*Torrington, CT Library offers Mango on our website which allows you to learn a language for free!
*Duolingo – Learn a language – link here
*FreeRice – Answer vocabulary questions to donate rice to people in need. – Link here
*Five in a Row – The reading books and when you join the website all the archives are free. They do sell manuals but they are inexpensive.
Link here 

PRESCHOOLERS: Ideas for Social and Emotional Growth
*Preschoolers are commonly ready to be more independent when caring for themselves & their belongings.
*They can contribute to the family ways as a more active participant.
*They are capable of more respectful interactions with people in various social settings, which is a learned skill they gain from guidance and experience.
*They are capable of sharing, taking turns and exhibiting kindness toward others.
*They are capable of basic conflict resolution skills.
*They are able to ask for help when they need it.
*Raising a happy and well-adjusted child who is friendly and confident.
*Parental modeling of appropriate behavior.
*Parents and adults work toward building a preschooler’s confidence & self-esteem through experience.
*Children in this age range should know their contact information (name/address/phone).

VARIOUS ACTIVITY IDEAS TO DO WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER
Play! Go on adventures! Explore! Have FUN! Create wonderful memories & photo-ops!
Visit parks, zoos, farms, museums.
Visit friends for playdates.
Go for walks in nature and discuss what you see.
Collect items from nature to learn about.
Have lots of arts & crafts supplies and create!
Play board games and card games.
Read to your child.
Visit the library.
Learn about age appropriate use of technology.
Cook together.
Bake together.
Attend library events.
Consider a gymnastics class.
Consider a dance class.
Attend homeschool events.
Join a homeschool pre-school group or start your own.
Learn from educational television shows, DVD’s, YouTube, Netflix, etc.
Learn from preschool specific websites…many offer free resources.
Attend a play.
Attend an orchestra – they do programming for children.
Enjoy a restaurant or plan a picnic.
Learn to make lapbooks.
Simple unit studies on topics of interest.
Live, love and laugh…enjoy life. Preschoolers don’t stay preschoolers very long.
Things to do in CT with little children – website 

SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOOLERS (mostly free or inexpensive)
* Homeschooling and Students in Special Education: Sorting Out the Options for Parents article
*HSLDA’s special needs page.
*Time 4 Learning website
*Educating Children with Autism Using an Online Curriculum: https://www.time4learning.com/autism_education.shtml
*Homeschooling Your Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Basics – website
*10 Best Curricula for Autistic Children Homeschooling (some free) website 
*Homeschooling Autistic Children: Tips and Ideas website 
*Special Needs Homeschooling – Autism website  
*Autism an Unexpected Homeschooling Journey website 
*Children With Special Needs website 
*Friendship Circle website 
*Special Education Advisor website 

MUSIC WITH PRESCHOOLERS
*The 10 Best Preschool Songs website
*The Top 30 Songs For Preschoolers website 
*20 Playful Preschool Songs (with lyrics) website 
*Songs for Teaching (a must see!)
*These Preschool/Kindergarten songs are available from a variety of albums and teach directions, parts of the body, opposites, money, weather, clothing, telling time, adjectives, action and participation, and good behavior.
*Fingerplays with Preschoolers website 

MATH WITH PRESCHOOLERS
*Math Salamanders
This site has math for all grade levels. It’s free and comprehensive. There are self-generated math worksheets that you can create easily online, and interactive worksheets to use from the website.
*Preschool printable math worksheets and workbooks
*Math Milestones for preschoolers website
*Preschool math activities  
*The best math activities for preschoolers (40+)
*15 hands-on math activities for preschoolers
*Pinterest ideas for preschool math activities
*Everyday math play for preschoolers website

SCIENCE WITH PRESCHOOLERS
Learn to approach science by exploring and asking questions, which is an introduction to doing research. Teach your child to ask why, what and how about topics of exploration. Document your ‘research findings’.
*Science processes and skills
*Life science
*Earth science
*Space
*Physical science
*Preschool science website 
*Seven Preschool science lesson plans
*Education Preschool science website
*PBS science activities
*Happy Hooligans website 
*Science for Preschoolers website 
*Scholastic science grade level resources 

LANGUAGE ARTS WITH PRESCHOOLERS
*Reading Readiness
Here is a reading readiness checklist 
*Word Walls for Preschool & Kindergarten website 
*A Guide to preschool reading activities

PHONICS
ABC Fast Phonics
Here is a beginning phonics program with over 100 pages, 400 cartoons and click-and-hear words, plus audio narration.  When you get to the site, you can choose from the following categories: Sounds and Letters, Words, Consonants and Vowels, Blends, Common Words.
*KidzPhonics preschool website
*Montessori phonics website 
*7 Phonics activities for  your preschooler
*Phonics worksheets & printables here
*Phonological awareness activities
*Dolch preschool site word printable list
*Preschool phonics alphabet songs

READING – BOOK LISTS
Preschool Library book reviews
Read to your preschooler book lists:
Scholastic book list
Read Aloud America book list
Good Reads book list
Letter of the Week book list
100 Books to Read website

WRITING
*Preschool writing patterns
*Writing paper of various styles to print out
*Parent article: Emergent Writing in Preschoolers
*Preschool Handwriting tips
*Teaching writing in preschool: modeled writing
*Pre-printing skills practice

TALKING AND LISTENING SKILLS
*Baby Center preschool speech and listening skills
*Get read to read website 
*How to help preschoolers with communication skills website 
*Raising Children website 

SOCIAL SCIENCE WITH PRESCHOOLERS
At this age, preschoolers are learning about the world near them. Family dynamics, their community resources, basic area geography and history, economics and citizenship. Of course, these topics are approached at an age appropriate level and builds a strong foundation upon which to build further as the child matures.
*Social Studies activities
*Social Studies lesson plans
*Typical PreK/K SS curriculum
*Social Studies on Pinterest
*Social Studies Ideas and Activities website
*Social Studies activities

PRESCHOOLERS AND TECHNOLOGY
Other than the fact that they are more comfortable with it than some adults, let’s look at ways they can learn (if not teach their elders, LOL).
Article: What Should a Preschooler Know About Technology?
Technology lesson plans for preschoolers

PRESCHOOLERS AND ART
*The top 10 educational art projects to do with your preschooler
*The best preschool art projects
*20 Preschool art projects
*Preschool Arts & Crafts projects
*40 of the best art projects for preschoolers
*50 art projects for 3-5 year olds
*Teaching art to preschoolers – lesson plans 
*Preschool art lesson plans
*More preschool lesson plans for art

PRESCHOOL FILE FOLDER FUN (a pre-cursor to lapbooking)
Link here

FINE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND PRESCHOOLERS
Here are ways to support your child’s fine motor skills

Kindergarten & Preschool Resources
www.homeschoolcreations.com
www.1plus1plusequals1.com
www.simplehomeschooling.net
www.freehomeschooldeals.com
www.3dinosaurs.com
www.royalbaloo.com
www.thisreadingmama.com
www.frugalhomeschoolingfamily.com
www.simplehomeschool.net
www.education.com
www.a2zhomeschooling.com

FREE online curriculum learning games
www.allinonehomeschool.com
www.pbskids.org
www.sightandsoundreading.com
www.starfall.com (excellent!!)

Letter of the Week
www.letteroftheweek.comwww.abcya.com

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten Standards: https://www.kinderiq.com/kindergarten-curriculum.php
Talking & Listening Skills https://www.babycenter.com/child-speech-listening-skills


READING

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann, Haddox and Bruner

This isn’t free because you must purchase the inexpensive book. But, for those using such a resource to teach reading, this program has been rated #1 in the United States! Just 15 minutes a day; it works! “DISTAR is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTARreg; method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading.” Please order on AmazonSmile and type in, “CT Homeschool Network” so CHN gets credit for your purchase. This website has multiple Kindergarten resources, so please review it. It isn’t only about reading, but also includes Sight Word lists, etc. http://www.tlsbooks.com/kindergartenworksheets.htm

**Reading Rockets is a method for teaching reading from K-2: http://www.readingrockets.org/
**Teach Your Monster to Read: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
**I Can Teach My Child to Read: https://www.icanteachmychild.com/10-steps-to-teaching-your-child-to-read/
**Tips for teaching your child to read: http://simplehomeschool.net/learn-to-read/
**WikiHow to teach your child to read: https://www.wikihow.com/Teach-Your-Child-to-Read
**Teaching your child how to read: http://www.icanread.com/

 

READING – BOOK LISTS FOR KINDERGARTEN

**Scholastic – click on age range of choice: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/book-lists-and-recommendations/ages-6-7

https://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/literature/childrens-classic-literature

http://www.best-childrens-books.com/childrens-literature.html

https://www.nypl.org/childrens100

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/book-lists/favorite-books-for-kindergartners/

http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc-book-lists/2016-finalists/

20 Fantastic Books for Kids Learning to Read

https://edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/2012/the-kindergarten-canon.html

 

WRITING

Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker https://www.handwritingworksheets.com/

Make your own printable handwriting worksheets

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

Handwriting Worksheets and Printable Activities Preschool

 

COMPREHENSION

An 86-page workbook you can print out: http://www.lvanca.org/files/get-ready-for-kindergarten-workbook.pdf

https://www.kindergartenworksheets.net/reading-worksheets/reading-comprehension-worksheet.html

https://www.scribd.com/document/358764462/Free-Kindergarten-Reading-Comprehension-Passages-pdf

A 36-page printable book: https://australianteacher.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/reading-comprehension-for-kindy-kids.pdf

 

VOCABULARY

Dolch Vocabulary (parent guide) https://www.mrsperkins.com/files/dolch_book.pdf

Printable Dolch Word List: http://www.webbervilleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Dolch-220-Basic-Words.pdf

Dolch Word Lists through Grade 3 – printable: https://sightwords.com/sight-words/dolch/

 

DOLCH SPELLING WORDS

A printable list of Pre-K to grade 3 words: http://www.dolchword.net/printables/All220DolchWordsByGradeFreq.pdf

 

PHONICS Literacy Teaching Guide: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/specialeducationinduction/files/2011/09/1-Literacy-teaching-guide-phonics.pdf

http://www.kidzone.ws/kindergarten/consonants.htm
https://thekindergartenconnection.com/phonics-your-questions-answered/

 

SCIENCE

Typical K Curricula https://www.verywellfamily.com/typical-kindergarten-science-curriculum-1448844

60 page parent book: book https://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/guides/completely_kinder/21.%20Science-Curriculum%20Outcomes%20FINAL.pdf

Downloadable science books for kids: https://freekidsbooks.org/subject/science/

Lesson Plans: https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/kindergarten/science/

Activities & Experiments: https://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/science/

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/kindergarten/social-studies/

https://www.education.com/worksheets/kindergarten/social-studies/

https://www.familyeducation.com/school/what-your-child-will-learn/social-studies-kindergarten

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/others/articles/social-studies-kindergarten.html

https://app.studiesweekly.com/kindergarten-social-studies

 

MUSIC

https://www.harrykindergartenmusic.com/

Outcomes for Music, 24-page book: https://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/guides/completely_kinder/33.%20Music%20Curriculum%20Outcomes%20FINAL.pdf

Music Lesson Plans: http://lessonplanspage.com/music/kindergarten/

Tips for Teaching K Music: https://www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com/2015/01/tips-for-teaching-kindergarten-music.html

 

ART

https://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/arts-and-crafts/

https://artprojectsforkids.org/category/view-by-grade/0-grade/

http://www.mericherry.com/2015/06/04/art-project-5-year-olds-kindergarten/

https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/category/art-lessons/kindergarten-art-lessons/

http://www.mrsbrownart.com/kindergarten.htm

 

MATH

Math Standards from K-12 This is a one-stop website for all grades to see what the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics grade level recommendations are. It’s beautifully, succinctly and efficiently stated.

There are individual tabs for the grade level expectaions for Numbers, Operations and Computations. You can teach your child all of these via the free resources listed below. Or, in the case of older children who don’t need as much direct guidance, you can utilize many free resources to accomplish the goals. Below are links to free resources for teaching/learning math at all levels.  Understanding Number Sense and Operations “Number sense essentially refers to a student’s “fluidity and flexibility with numbers,” (Gersten & Chard, 2001). He/She has sense of what numbers mean, understands their relationship to one another, is able to perform mental math, understands symbolic representations, and can use those numbers in real world situations.”

https://mathsolutions.com/making-sense-of-math/number-sense/understanding-number-sense/

An Effective Guide to K-3 Mathematics a free 342 page instructional ebook.

Common Core State Standards – Math These are *standards* – goals for the average kindergarten student to reach. They’re a baseline, but not a curriculum. You, as a parent-teacher, can use these printable goals to plan the curriculum you want to achieve instructing these topics with your Kindergarten student. How you go about doing that, as a homeschooler, gives you the flexibility of choice that you want.

YouTube for Kindergarten Math When you google search “Kindergarten Math YouTube” you will have visual lessons pop up, giving you many choices for lessons to do with your child. There are almost 3 million videos for you to choose from. They are, of course, listed at the top by popularity.

Teaching Channel Includes almost 1,200 videos on academic topics – just use the search function for topic/grade. You do have to register here. https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos?default=1

Math Kindergarten Printable Worksheets Here are a list of links to free printable worksheets for K math.

http://www.k5learning.com/free-preschool-kindergarten-worksheets/simple-math

https://www.education.com/worksheets/kindergarten/math/

http://www.kidzone.ws/math/kindergarten.htm

https://www.math-salamanders.com/printable-kindergarten-math-worksheets.html

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/?grade=kindergarten&category=math-2

https://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/kindergarten.php

http://www.math-aids.com/Kindergarten/

http://www.worksheetfun.com/kindergarten-worksheets/

Geometry and Spatial Sense – Children build on their knowledge of basic shapes to identify more complex 2-D and 3-D shapes by drawing and sorting. They then learn to reason spatially, read maps, visualize objects in space, and use geometric modeling to solve problems. Eventually children will be able to use coordinate geometry to specify locations, give direct

Measurement – Learning how to measure and compare involves concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity and money. Telling the time and using money links to an understanding of the number system and represents an important life skill.

Data Analysis and Probability – As children collect information about the world around them, they will find it useful to display and represent their knowledge. Using charts, tables, graphs will help them learn to share and organize data.

Algebra – The ability to sort and order objects or numbers and recognizing and building on simple patterns are examples of ways children begin to experience algebra. This elementary math concept sets the groundwork for working with algebraic variables as a child’s math experience grows.

 

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM RESOURCES
Starfall is an excellent resource including many online, free, interactive topics. Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL): http://www.starfall.com/

 

MISCELLANEOUS Kindergarten multi-subject free worksheets: http://www.kindergartenworksheets.net/

Struggling Readers – parent information: http://www.readingrockets.org/blog/37821

 

GENERAL TECHNOLOGY BASED CURRICULUM HELPS (MISCELLANEOUS) Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids

ABC for kids: http://www.abcya.com/

Free stuff on twinkl.com https://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/lessons/kindergarten

https://www.amazon.com/Kindergarten-Technology-32-lesson-Comprehensive-Curriculum/dp/0978780000

https://www.pinterest.com/kdgworks/technology-for-kindergarten/

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/kindergarten-technology/

The following resources can be used from K-2, depending on the child. Primarily, they are 1st grade level.

Reading & Book Lists
Charlotte Mason reading lists employ a journal technique in which the children either use copy work or write a summary of the story. From K-2 they use picture journals and draw an image of the book and write 1-2 sentences for oldest kids one might transitioned to a regular composition note book and write a summary.

 Math  

You can use Khan academy and supplement with games and manipulatives. If a child struggles with a section you can find more on that math concept, to master it, before moving on.

Science  

You can incorporate field trips and hands on activities to learn through real life experience.

Handwriting   

You can also used alternate handwriting techniques like writing in sand, letters with clay, copy work, tracing, letters with puffy paint, glitter glue etc.

 Unit studies   

Sunflower unit study  

This says pre-K but I did this with older kids and just dug deeper. We incorporated math/science/art/history/reading into a week long project.
https://www.thingstoshareandremember.com/preschool-art-study-painting-sunflowers-2/

Bee unit study   

You can observe bees in your yard, attempt to identify the different types of bees, observed pollination, flight patterns, etc.

Native American unit study ideas

*Read the book, If You Lives With the Iroquois
*Make Native American village with clay, paper, craft sticks, clothes pins. Created story cards for different aspects of life clothing card,  inside a wigwam card, farming card, hunting card.
*Made bead loom jewelry.
*Make Indian themed pottery.
*Read folk tales and saw a Native American story teller at the library.
*Visit Foxwoods Pequot museum, also the Indian Museum in Kent.

These links are primarily for 2nd graders, but they may also overlap into other grade levels, too.

Starfall www.starfall.com
Partial Language Arts Available as an app Preschool-6

Cool Math Games www.coolmathgames.com
Full Math concepts All

Khan Kids www.khanacademy.org/kids
full Math/LA Available as an app 2-6

Education.com
https://www.education.com/games/first-grade/
Partial All Limited free printables First grade

PBS Kids www.pbs.org/kids
Full Several, based on their current shows Available as an app Up to second

Jumpstart www.jumpstart.com
(Storyland) Full Learn to Read Available online or as app

Mathblaster www.mathblaster.com
Full Math Both 1st and second

Willbooks
Willbooks.com
FREE online books Prek – 3rd

Homeschool Creations
www.homeschoolcreations.com
Full Crafts Geography, printables, book units etc

3 dinosaurs
www.3dinosaurs.com
Full Crafts etc Free printables, gross motor activities, crafts

Homeschool Share
www.homeschoolshare.com
Full Lapbooks and book units Prek- 8th

Easy Peasy
www.allinonecurriculum.com
Full All Entirely free curriculum Prek-12th
Christian focus, but that can be omitted.

Old Fashioned Education
www.anoldfashionededucation.com
Full all Entirely free curriculum Prek – 12th

Mater Amibilis
www.materamibilis.og
Full All Catholic, entirely free

Ambleside Online
www.amblesideonline.org
Full All Charlotte Mason, entirely free

Splash Math
www.splashmath.com
Full Math Playground feel

Hoffman Academy
www.hoffmanacademy.com
Partial Piano Lessons Basic subscription free

Handwriting For Kids
www.handwritingforkids.com
Full Handwriting for kids Free Prek-2

Hubbards Cupboard
www.hubbardscupboard.org
Full All subjects Literacy Free Prek – 2

Teach With Me
www.teachwithme.org
Full All subjects Free Prek-1

Letter of the Week
www.letteroftheweek.com
Full preschool All, full curriculum Free Prek-1

123 Homeschool for Me
https://www.123homeschool4me.com/
Full Variety of subjects, crafts Free Prek-2

Read Works
www.readworks.org
Full Many subjects, with interesting resources, reading Free Prek-12

National Geographic Kids
www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
Full Videos, vid. Games, reading Free Prek-6

Plain and not so Plain
www.plainandnotsoplain.com
Full Complete 1/2 Grade Curricula Free 1-2nd

Homeschool Panda
www.homeschoolpanda.com
Full Online Planning app

All Grade 3 subjects
https://schoolhouseteachers.com/browse-by-grade/elementary/3rd-grade/
Third

Schoolhouse Teachers Lesson Plans
https://schoolhouseteachers.com/member-resources/lesson-plans/

Math
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/

Science
https://mysteryscience.com/r1
https://www.ck12.org/elementary-science/
https://allinonehomeschool.com/zoology/
Science — Biology
https://allinonehomeschool.com/science-earth-science/
https://schoolhouseteachers.com/member-resources/lesson-plans/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/355291858093346824/?lp=true
http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/iTunesU_SCIENCE_GRADE_3.pdf
http://www.whrsd.org/uploaded/documents/district/curriculum_guides/science/es/gr_3_science_guide.pdf

 

National Science Association FREEBIES
https://www.nsta.org/publications/freebies.aspx
https://www.nsta.org/parents/

NSTA Science Elementary School Grades
https://www.nsta.org/elementaryschool/

 

Geography Lesson Plans
https://www.teachervision.com/subjects/social-studies-history/geography
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/Geography/Grade-Level/Third/Price-Range/Free

https://www.worldmapsonline.com/LESSON-PLANS/table-of-contents-lesson-plans.htm

http://www.nea.org/tools/teaching-with-maps.html

https://www.education.com/worksheets/geography/

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/map-skills-elementary-students/

https://www.edutopia.org/naturemapping-lesson-maps-directions-coordinates

https://www.learner.org/workshops/geography/workshop6/wkp6less.html

https://www.teachstarter.com/learning-area/geography/

Technology for Homeschoolers

https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/science/topical-areas/technology

https://askatechteacher.com/2016/09/27/3-technology-benefits-for-homeschoolers/  

(Not free) https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/homeschool-science-curriculum-and-supplements/

You can sign up for once-a-month free technology lessons at the bottom of the webpage: https://www.technokids.com/

https://familymaven.io/mamateaches/homeschooling/science-and-technology-homeschool-curriculum-bbYFfF0z50mZt_bCUnEX7g/

 

Language Arts
https://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/3rd-grade/
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/curriculum/languagearts/parents/guides/3rd-english.pdf

http://lessonplanspage.com/english-language-arts/third-grade/

https://www.uen.org/core/core.do?courseNum=4230

https://www.mresc-learning.org/mresc_resources/english-language-arts/

https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/third-grade/

https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/third-grade/ela/

https://www.teachingchannel.org/video/3rd-grade-ela-lesson

https://www.opened.com/search?area=language-arts&grade=3&resource_type=lesson_plan

 

Social Studies
http://lessonplanspage.com/history-social-studies/third-grade/

https://sharemylesson.com/subject/social-studies
https://betterlesson.com/community/directory/third_grade/social_studies

https://www.pinterest.com/3amazingsons/third-grade-social-studies/?lp=true

https://cptv.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkIDyq9Tr3gIVkoppCh0IywdyEAMYASAAEgI2w_D_BwE

http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/history/36/

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/3rdSocSt.htm

http://www.eds-resources.com/edsoc.htm

https://www.coreknowledge.org/community/teacher-workroom/teacher-created-lesson-plans/third-grade-lesson-plans/

https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-subject/social-studies-2/

 

Art & Music
http://lessonplanspage.com/music/third-grade/

http://lessonplanspage.com/music/third-grade/page/3/

http://lessonplanspage.com/music/third-grade/page/2/

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/Music/Type-of-Resource/Unit-Plans/Grade-Level/Third

http://arts.jordandistrict.org/lessons/3rdgrade/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/491244271838989695/?lp=true

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-General-Music-Curriculum-Year-Long-Bundle-2769430

https://musicadventures.wordpress.com/category/lesson-plans-ideas/3rd-5th-grade-lessons/

https://makingmusicfun.net/htm/mmf_music_library_the_lesson_zone_index.php

 

Art
http://kinderart.com/grades/grades-3-5/

https://artprojectsforkids.org/category/view-by-grade/3rd-grade/

https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/category/art-lessons/third-grade-art-lessons/

http://www.mrsbrownart.com/3rd.htm

http://lessonplanspage.com/art/third-grade/

http://arttango.com/project_objectives/third_grade_objectives.html

https://arttoremember.com/lesson-plans/

Math
https://www.k5learning.com/free-math-worksheets/sixth-grade-6
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/grade_6.php
Math K-8 https://www.helpingwithmath.com/resources/worksheets.htm
https://worksheets.edhelper.com/math_grade6.htm
https://www.dadsworksheets.com/6th-grade-math-worksheets.html
https://www.classk12.com/worksheets/grade-6-math/7

 

Science
https://lifeofahomeschoolmom.com/2018/02/science-websites-homeschooling-grades-6-12/
https://lifeinthenerddom.com/free-science-curriculum-all-grades/
https://www.homeschool-life.com/825/custom/15345

FREE Full Online Homeschool Curriculum Options!

https://www.mhschool.com/instructional_materials/ca/fwo.html (grades 1-6)
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/science/68/
https://www.teachervision.com/subjects/science
http://lessonplanspage.com/science/sixth-grade/
https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/science/
https://betterlesson.com/community/directory/sixth_grade/science
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Type-of-Resource/Science-Centers/Grade-Level/Sixth/Price-Range/Free

 

Language Arts
https://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/englishlanguage-arts/
http://lessonplanspage.com/english-language-arts/sixth-grade/
https://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/6th-grade/
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/
https://sharemylesson.com/collections/favorite-sixth-grade-lesson-plans-and-activities
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Grade-Level/Sixth/Price-Range/Free
https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/dailylp/lang.shtml
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/language_arts/
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/language_arts/68/

 

Social Studies
http://lessonplanspage.com/history-social-studies/sixth-grade/
https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/social-studies/
https://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/social-studies/
https://sharemylesson.com/grades/middle-school
https://betterlesson.com/community/directory/sixth_grade/social_studies
https://www.brighthubeducation.com/middle-school-social-studies-lessons/

 

Art & Music
http://lessonplanspage.com/music/sixth-grade/
https://educationcloset.com/arts-integration-lessons/
http://kinderart.com/grades/grades-6-8/
https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/category/art-lessons/sixth-grade-art-lessons/
https://www.pinterest.com/patty_palmer2/sixth-grade-art-lessons/
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons.aspx
https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans
https://www2.mcrel.org/lesson-plans/arts/artslessons.asp
https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/painting/musical-art/
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Price-Range/Free/Type-of-Resource/Projects/Grade-Level/Sixth/PreK-12-Subject-Area/Music
https://www.teachervision.com/subjects/art-music-drama
https://www.teachervision.com/subjects/art-music-drama/music
http://www.eds-resources.com/edmusic.htm

 

History
https://www.brighthubeducation.com/middle-school-history-lessons/
http://www.eds-resources.com/edworldhist.htm
http://lessonplanspage.com/history-social-studies/sixth-grade/page/6/
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lessons-and-ideas/
https://study.com/academy/popular/what-is-history-lesson-plan.html
http://besthistorysites.net/lesson-plans/

Grades 6-8 List of Resources for Various Subject Areas
Mostly free
https://www.tfhsm.com/free-resources-for-homeschool-grades-6-8/

The best feature of this page is that there are many quality educational website options across the subject areas, and they are free!

Grade Level: 7 (Elementary through Higher Ed)
Subject: Technology (STEM)
Title of the website: The Concord Consortium
Engage your students with scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools. Educational resources that expand and deepen STEM inquiry with technology. Lessons, accurate models and activities.  Free registration, required.
https://learn.concord.org 


Grade Level: 7 (Middle and High School)
Subject: Technology
Title of the website: Applied Digital Skills
Website features curriculum and lessons relevant to your classroom goals using Google tools, developing skills in digital collaboration, decision, making and presentations
Includes video instruction, lessons, and activities.
https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com/s/en/home 


Grade Level: 7 (Preschool through High School)
Subject: Technology
Title of the website: Lesson Plans Page
Over 4000 lesson plans, choose from a wide range of subject-specific plans, available for all grade levels.  Print, download and e-mail lesson plans or save the lesson plans you like for future reference.
http://lessonplanspage.com 


Grade Level: 7 (All ages)
Subject: Technology
Title of the website: Common Sense Media
free comprehensive Curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. From lesson plans, videos, student interactives, and assessments, to professional learning and family outreach materials
https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship 


Grade Level: 7 (and up)
Subject: Technology
Title of the website: Ever Widening Circles
Website shares stories of ingenuity and wonder that signal great progress in the world.  Includes outbound links to, ‘long-trusted places of knowledge and goodwill on the web’.  Features free articles and videos.
https://everwideningcircles.com/ 


Grade Level: 7
Subject: Technology
Title of the website: Homeschool Treasury
Website offers several free resources and links to free curriculum.
http://www.homeschooltreasury.com/ 


Grade Level: 7 (All ages)
Subject: Science
Title of the website: Steve Spangler Science
AWESOME science experiment videos and clear explanations. Read the experiment, watch the video.  Fun for everyone.  Also, options to purchase items.
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com 

 
Grade Level: 7 (All Ages)
Subject: Science
Title of the website: Kahn Academy
Site offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
https://www.khanacademy.org  (Also on YouTube)

Grade Level: 7 (All Ages)
Subject: Science
Title of the website: Classic Science
Download the Classic Science series textbooks for free: Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry and Physical Science.  Also available Mr. Q’s LabNotes, a free monthly newsletter which provides lessons and insights.
http://www.eequalsmcq.com

Grade Level: 7 (All Ages)
Subject: Science
Title of the website: The Science Spot
Activities, lessons, & worksheets available.
https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classroom.html

Grade Level: 7 (Preschool through High School)
Subject: Science
Title of the website: Lesson Plans Page
Over 4000 lesson plans, choose from a wide range of subject-specific plans, available for all grade levels.  Print, download and e-mail lesson plans or save the lesson plans you like for future reference.  http://lessonplanspage.com

Grade Level: 7 (Grades 5-12)
Subject: Science (STEM)
Title of the website: Teachers Try Science
Site provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources.
https://www.teacherstryscience.org/

Grade Level: 7 (All ages)
Subject: Science Experiments
Title of the website: Steve Spangler Science
AWESOME science experiment videos and clear explanations. Read the experiment, watch the video.  Fun for everyone.  Options to purchase items.
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com

Grade Level: 7 (Grades 5-12)
Subject: Science Experiments (STEM)
Title of the website: Teachers Try Science
71 science experiments; site provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources.
https://www.teacherstryscience.org/kids-experiments

Grade Level: 7 (All Ages)
Subject: Math
Title of the website: Homeschool Math
A comprehensive collection of free printable math worksheets for grade 7 and for pre-algebra, organized by topics.  Free worksheets, lessons, games and activities.  Can easily supplement another curriculum.
https://www.homeschoolmath.net

Grade Level: 7 (All Ages)
Subject: Math
Title of the website: Kahn Academy
Site offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
https://www.khanacademy.org  (Also on YouTube)

Grade Level: 7 (Middle school and High school)
Subject: Math
Title of the website: Hippo Campus
Site offers over 7000 free videos in 13 subject areas.  Free academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations on general education subjects.
https://www.hippocampus.org/

Grade Level: 7 (Preschool through High School)
Subject: Math
Title of the website: Lesson Plans Page
Over 4000 lesson plans, choose from a wide range of subject-specific plans, available for all grade levels.  Print, download and e-mail lesson plans or save the lesson plans you like for future reference.
http://lessonplanspage.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Math
Title of the website: Brainstorm Math
Site contains over 1,800 engaging online videos with clear and concise concept explanations and sample problems. The math section is entirely free but the SAT/ACT prep section is not. Free registration is required to view more than a sample of the videos.
https://www.brightstorm.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Math
Title of the website: Math Worksheets Center
Math Worksheet Center is home to over 8,000 K-12 no cost math worksheets, lesson, homework, and quizzes.
http://www.mathworksheetscenter.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Math
Title of the website: UnboundEd
139 instructional days of curriculum all available to download for free.
https://www.unbounded.org/math/grade-7

Grade Level: 7 (and up)
Subject: Art
Title of the website: Ever Widening Circles
Website shares stories of ingenuity and wonder that signal great progress in the world.  Includes outbound links to ‘long-trusted places of knowledge and goodwill on the web’.  Features free articles and videos.
https://everwideningcircles.com/

Grade Level: 7 (and up)
Subject: Art
Title of the website: Creative Cricket
STEM art lessons!   Fun, educational art videos packed with cool science, technology, engineering, art, and history lessons for kids. Learn while you draw and explore your world.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXt1ZUmynCyxhezSfDuUsKw

Grade Level: 7 (all ages)
Subject: Art/Art Appreciation
Title of the website: Picturing America
A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that brought masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.  Educational materials created for the program are available for use by students, teachers, and lifelong learners.  Site will redirect you to Edsitement to online lesson plans and study activities in subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.  Content is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.
https://picturingamerica.neh.gov

Grade Level: 7 (All ages)
Subject: Art
Title of the website: Visual Manna
Video art lessons, art tips, resources and more.
http://www.visualmanna.com/video-lessons

Grade Level: 7 (All ages)
Subject: Art
Title of the website: Kid at Art/Imagination Factory
Free creative ways to recycle by making art. The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mache, marbling, and crafts.  Art tips and more.
http://www.kid-at-art.com

Grade Level: 7 ages)
Subject: Art
Title of the website: Teach Art at Home
Your art instruction resource for self-learners and home schoolers. You will find homeschool art curriculum, online art courses, and free art projects.
http://www.teachartathome.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: All in One Homeschool
Students will improve their writing skills by a variety of methods. Writing assignments include: poetry, book review, personal response, expository essay, compare and contrast essay,point of view, short stories, descriptions, and a novel.180 day by day assignments, all available online.
https://allinonehomeschool.com/language-arts-7

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: Homeschool Treasury
Website offers several free resources and links to free curriculum.  http://www.homeschooltreasury.com/

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool
Free lesson plans, unit studies and printables, and lots of other stuff!
https://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/2015/01/30/free-middle-and-high-school-homeschool-language-arts

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: UnboundEd
256 instructional days of curriculum all available to download for free.  Over 5000 lesson plans on various topics.
https://www.unbounded.org/ela/grade-7

Grade Level: 7 (All ages)
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: Help Teaching
Printable and online tests, activities, lessons, games and over 3000 worksheets.  Free to join.
https://www.helpteaching.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Inquiry based language arts program.  This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.  132 downloads, 100 of them are free.  The ‘pay as you download’ options range from $0.99 and up.  For info see this site, or get the app on mentioned device(s).
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/english-language-arts-and-reading-grade-7/id914967069

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Language Arts
Title of the website: Word Game Time
Offering engaging free word games, worksheets and videos for K through 7th grade.  Attention to spelling, typing, reading, geography and language arts.
http://www.wordgametime.com

Grade Level: 7 (All levels)
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: Good Reads
Recommended books – classic and popular.
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/7th-grade-reading-list

Grade Level: 7 (All levels)
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: Common Sense Media
Recommended books and reviews.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-lists

Grade Level: 7 (All levels)
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: Read Write Think
Lesson plans, videos and student interactives to engage students in online literacy learning with interactive tools.
http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type_filtering=6-20-16-18-126&grade=15

Grade Level: 7 (All levels)
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: Tween Tribune
Free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian.  Current events and age-appropriate news stories that will interest students in Grades 1-12,
with questions, quizzes, and tools to help kids follow and understand the news.  Click the “teacher” tab for lesson plans.
https://www.tweentribune.com/category/tween78

Grade Level: 7 (All levels)
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: ReadWorks
Curriculum and tools to teach and learn from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.  Easily print any of our content and curriculum.
https://www.readworks.org

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: All in One Homeschool
Students will improve their reading, speaking and vocabulary skills by reading classic literature including both poetry and novels and online resources.  180 day by day assignments, all available online.
https://allinonehomeschool.com/reading-7

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Reading
Title of the website:  Ambleside Online
AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason’s classically-based principles.  AmblesideOnline library hosts a large collection of digitized original Charlotte Mason materials.
http://amblesideonline.org

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Reading
Title of the website: English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Inquiry based language arts program.  This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.  132 downloads, 100 of them are free.  The ‘pay as you download’ options range from $0.99 and up.  For info see this site or get the app on mentioned device(s).
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/english-language-arts-and-reading-grade-7/id914967069

Grade Level: 7 (and up)
Subject: Social Studies/History
Title of the website: Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections.  Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress.
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons

Grade Level: 7 (and up)
Subject: Social Studies/Culture
Title of the website: Ever Widening Circles
Website shares stories of ingenuity and wonder that signal great progress in the world.  Includes outbound links to ‘long-trusted places of knowledge and goodwill on the web’.  Features free articles and videos.
https://everwideningcircles.com/

Grade Level: 7 (all ages)
Subject: Social Studies
Title of the website: EDSITEment
Online lesson plans and study activities in subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.   Content is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.
https://edsitement.neh.gov

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Social Studies
Title of the website: Michigan Open Book Project
Download the currently available free social studies texts (many texts available, various grades).  7th grade is Ancient World History.
http://textbooks.wmisd.org/seventh-grade.html

Grade Level: 7 (all levels)
Subject: Social Studies
Title of the website: Curriculum Pathways
Site provides hundreds of lessons, including primary sources, apps, tools and interactive atlas.
https://www.curriculumpathways.com/portal/#search/g//s4-l2-z1/0/newPopularScore

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Social Studies
Title of the website: Title of the website: Fun Free Unit Studies
Unit studies are offer for a variety of topics.  Several unit studies can be combined into a complete year-long history course.  Online reading, videos and activities.
https://funfreeunitstudies.wordpress.com

Grade Level: 7 (Grades 6-8)
Subject: Social Studies
Title of the website: Georgia Virtual Learning
Site uses an online textbook, audio lessons, assessments and projects.
http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedEconomics(SSCopy).aspx

Grade Level: 7 (Grades 6-8)
Subject: History
Title of the website: Digital History
12 entire American History unit lessons, all downloadable.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teachers/lesson_plans/lesson_plan_ladenburg.cfm

Grade Level: 7
Subject: History
Title of the website: Eyewitness to History
Described as “your ringside seat to history – from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it.”
http://eyewitnesstohistory.com

Grade Level: 7 (Grades 6-8)
Subject: History
Title of the website: Georgia Virtual Learning
Site uses an online textbook, audio lessons, assessments and projects.
http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SSResources/SSShared/SharedUSHistory.aspx

Grade Level: 7
Subject: History
Title of the website: Teaching American History
Site provides homeschool families with a free curriculum in American History and Government, uses primary sources to guide students through the history of our great nation – reading the words of those who formed it and guided it.
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/homeschool-curriculum

Grade Level: 7
Subject: History
Title of the website: Kids Past
World History, videos, games, worksheets and music.
http://kidspast.com/world-history

Grade Level: 7
Subject: History
Title of the website: Crash Course (an Educational YouTube Channel)
World HistoryUS HistoryUS Government and Politics, and Economics and more.  Short but thorough videos.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q

Grade Level: 7
Subject: History
Title of the website: ThoughtCo
Print history worksheets spanning history.  Also, articles for parents with tips on teaching strategies.  Find lesson plans and activities, plus resources for grading and organization.
https://www.thoughtco.com/free-printable-history-worksheets-1832299

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Geography
Title of the website: Fun Free Unit Studies
Unit studies are offer for a variety of topics.  Several unit studies can be combined into a complete year-long history course.  Online reading, videos and activities.
https://funfreeunitstudies.wordpress.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Geography
Title of the website: Knowledge Quest
Download e-book titled Globalmania: Master World Geography in 7 Months or Less.  E-book provides a detailed plan to learn world geography.  Site includes maps, timelines and MapStudio where you can stop searching for the perfect map and just create it yourself.
http://knowledgequestmaps.com/globalmania

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Geography
Title of the website: Ducksters
US States history and geography games.  Choose by state, continent, country, map or geographical feature.
https://www.ducksters.com/geography

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Geography
Title of the website: The World FactBook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.  Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Grade Level: 7 (All grades)
Subject: Geography
Title of the website: Student Handouts
Thousands of fun printables, games and worksheets.
https://www.studenthandouts.com/geography/worksheets

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Geography
Title of the website:  Google Earth
Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.
https://www.google.com/earth

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: 8 Notes
Free sheet music and lessons for over 35 musical instruments and voice.
https://www.8notes.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: Hoffman Academy
Site offers free video based piano lessons. Learn, practice, print and audio, and games.
https://www.hoffmanacademy.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: Future Learn
Offers several online music classes. Length and format vary from course to course. Availability of courses periodically changes.  Most of the courses are free to join, but there is an option to upgrade.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/categories/creative-arts-and-media-courses

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: Learn to Sing
Singing lessons are presented through the use of step-by-step guides and video tutorials.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sing/learning

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: My Music Theory
Lessons, videos and downloads available.
https://www.mymusictheory.com/grade-7-music-theory-resources

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: Folkways (Smithsonian)
A collection of lessons and interactive features include traditional, ethnic, and contemporary music from around the world; poetry, spoken word, and instructional recordings in numerous languages; and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, current events, and natural sounds.
https://folkways.si.edu/lesson-plans/smithsonian

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Music
Title of the website: Free Printable
Print sheet music for a variety of musical instruments.  Collection covers varied musical genres to suit your musical taste.
https://www.freeprintable.com/free-printable-music

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Health
Title of the website: Alison
Site offers a variety of courses related to health, fitness and medicine.  Courses are free with an option to upgrade.
https://alison.com/courses/health

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Health
Title of the website: Kids Health
Educators’ page of this website offers downloadable lesson plans covering a wide variety of health topics. The lessons include activities, printable handouts, and quizzes. The Kids and Teens pages provide numerous health related articles for students to read.
https://kidshealth.org

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Health
Title of the website: Scholastic
Parent directed – worksheets and lessons on emotions, attitude, boundaries and more.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/grades-6-8-social-emotional-skills

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Health
Title of the website: Nourish Interactive
Nutrition and educational tips, tools and recipes.  Website is designed to make learning about nutrition and exercise easy and fun for the whole family.
http://www.nourishinteractive.com

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Health
Title of the website: Kids Health
Lessons, printables and quizzes in categories of human body, health problems and personal health.
https://classroom.kidshealth.org

Grade Level: 7
Subject: Health
Title of the website: Center for Disease Control
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Teens.  Students will analyze food intake and physical activity and explore the relationship between the two. Students will also discover ways to improve diet and increase physical activity.
https://www.cdc.gov/scienceambassador/documents/healthy-eating-pa.pdf

Almost all of the following resources are free.

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Math
Title of the website:  Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching – Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP)
Tons of entire workbooks to download (PDFs) for grades 1-10
http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/book8/book8.htm#unit1  

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Math
Title of the website:   Aurora Lipper – Supercharged Science
Help with Multiplication Tables
www.superchargedscience.com/opt/multiplication-tables-pc4-con2/  

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Math
Title of the website:  CK-12
More school at home than homeschool – learn K-12 STEM concepts: Math, Science & English
https://www.ck12.org/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Math
Title of the website:  Llevada’s Algebra 1
Straightforward videos and text book materials
https://www.algebrafree.com/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Math
Title of the website: She Loves Math
Online math lessons geared for girls, from counting through calculus
https://www.shelovesmath.com/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Math
Title of the website:  Exeter
Adobe PDF files for the instructor with problems for algebra and more https://www.exeter.edu/mathproblems/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Science experiments at home
Title of the website:   Aurora Lipper – Supercharged Science
If you get on the mailing list there are live period classes where she does on-line experiments for free – the kids really love her classes.
https://www.superchargedscience.com/freestuff.htm/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Science
Title of the website:   How to Smile
Search by age, material costs, and learning time to find science topics.  It is like a search engine for educational resources.
https://www.howtosmile.org/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Science
Title of the website: California Academy of Sciences
Videos and lesson plans – lots of neat topics for exploration
https://www.calacademy.org/educators/highlights-6th-8th-grades 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Science
Title of the website:  PhET Interactive Simulations
University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations – very cool website!
https://phet.colorado.edu/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Science 
Title of the website:  BioInteractive
Neat interactive website has an extensive search engine for biological research – you won’t need college anymore!
https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Science
Title of the website:   Learn. Genetics
A genetic science learning center – amazing multimedia resources for biology- every possible topic!
https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Language Arts:
Title of the website:  Daily Grammar
Grammar lessons with answers on bottom of page with quizzes that follow.  Nicely arranged by subject.
http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Language Arts:
Title of the website:  Great Websites For Kids
American Library Association’s – Association For Library Service To Children – compiled a plethora of websites for literature and languages
http://gws.ala.org/category/literature-languages 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Language Arts:
Title of the website:  Hippocampus.org
English – The Nature of Writing Collection has great whiteboard videos that give detailed information on writing and grammar
https://hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/English;jsessionid=D2106FB38C209E53ADAB378C6AD5FDF2 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Language Arts:
Title of the website:  Quick and Dirty Tips
Not your conventional academic website but some neat videos on grammar and etymology
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Language Arts:
Title of the website:  CommonLit
Track reading and comprehension skills
https://www.commonlit.org/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Language Arts:
Title of the website:  The Homeschool Mom
I just happened upon this website and wish I found it long ago.  While lapbooking may not be considered to be art – there is an ‘art’ to lapbooking.  Lots of resources. 

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-help/lapbooks/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Reading & reading comprehension
Title of the website:   Royal Fireworks Press
Lists for words, vocabulary, and grammar for gifted children
https://www.rfwp.com/pages/michael-clay-thompson/downloads/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Reading & reading comprehension
Title of the website:  Open Culture
Links to over 800 books to download
http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Reading & reading comprehension
Title of the website:  Access Foundation
Great Books list from the 18th century forward
http://www.anova.org/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Reading & reading comprehension
Title of the website:   Educents/Complete Curriculum
Several grade specific free downloads (note – sort by FREE)
https://www.educents.com/c/grade-level/8th-grade?order=price-asc&p=4 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Reading & reading comprehension
Title of the website:  Classical Homeschooling 

Access their YouTube channel for introductory videos to classic books
http://classicalhomeschooling.org/home.shtml 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Reading & reading comprehension
Title of the website:  All About Learning Press
While website sells products – they also have free resources including printable library lists for chapter books
https://info.allaboutlearningpress.com/chapter-book-library-lists 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Music
Title of the website:  DSOKids
Fun interactive website with videos of concerts, sample audio files, and histories of composers
https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/ 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Music
Title of the website:  Cooperative Children’s Book Center;
Never Too Old: Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens – book lists about music, art and much more!
https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=259 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Music
Title of the website:  Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary on Line
Arts & Architecture – MUSIC 
Really thorough and detailed visual dictionary of EVERYTHING musical!  Click throughs take you into even more details
http://visualdictionaryonline.com/arts-architecture/music.php 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Music
Title of the website:  Classics for Kids
Unbelievable fun site for everything classical music – composer profiles, music, and games
http://classicsforkids.com 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Music
Title of the website:  PBS Learning Media
Music appreciation, history and practical applications – several videos as well
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/the-arts/music/?selected_facet=grades:8&rank_by=recency 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Music
Title of the website:  Music Theory.Net
The music theory side of site is free.  It is quite comprehensive but a bit too utilitarian looking
https://www.musictheory.net/  

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Art
Title of the website:   Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course
Videos, text, and lots of references
http://www.openculture.com/2017/01/learn-digital-photography-with-harvard-universitys-free-online-course.html 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Art
Title of the website:  Ohio State University
 The History of Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to Rococo 
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/history-of-architecture-i/id570008367 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Art
Title of the website:  Jerry’s Artarama
A retail outlet that offers tons of on-line art how-to videos
https://www.jerrysartarama.com/free-art-instruction-videos/skill-level/beginner 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Art
Title of the website:  Web Gallery of Art
Really cool searchable database of European fine arts and architecture (3rd-19th centuries) with over 46,000 pieces
https://www.wga.hu/ 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Art
Title of the website:  Big Cartoon News
This a blog site so you may wish to keep an eye on where your kids go -but there is a timeline of animation and some interesting resources under trivia
https://blog.bcdb.com/animation-history-timeline/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Art
Title of the website:  BBC Arts
The Brutalist divide: Concrete monsters or architectural icons? – Good starting article to talk about architecture – other interesting videos
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1CPtMYghnVMJVv1YphFrWDc/the-brutalist-divide-concrete-monsters-or-architectural-icons 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Health
Title of the website:  American Lung Association
A variety of online health education courses
https://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/education-and-training/take-a-class.html/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Health
Title of the website:  Ted
Tons of video lectures to choose from on diseases and health issues – as well as a vast range of other topics
https://www.ted.com/topics/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Health
Title of the website:  Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary On Line
Neat thumb nail descriptions and diagrams of a Human Being
http://visualdictionaryonline.com/human-being/anatomy.php 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Health
Title of the website:   Study.com
Health 101.  They have a 30-day free trial, so you could take this self-paced course during this time.  Maybe a class to take together – chapter 7 may be inappropriate for less mature 8th graders
https://study.com/academy/course/health-course.html\ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject: Health
Title of the website:   Education World
The Human Body: An Online Tour
https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson065.shtml 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Health
Title of the website:  Landmark College
Resources for parents working with children with learning differences
https://www.landmark.edu/research-training/professional-learning/webinars 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Social Studies
Title of the website:   iCivics
Lots of fun games about how the US is run
https://www.icivics.org/games 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Social Studies
Title of the website:  Stossel in the Classroom
Thought provoking discussions on current issues
https://stosselintheclassroom.org/freedvd/ 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Social Studies
Title of the website:  USC Annenberg Center
The ReDistricting Game – an interesting website that explains how ‘voting’ works
http://redistrictinggame.org/index.php 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Social Studies
Title of the website:  Ben’s Guide
Journeyperson level Learning Adventures games and documents critical to understanding our government and how it is organized
https://bensguide.gpo.gov/learning-adventures-14more?id=38&age=ben9_13/ 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Social Studies
Title of the website:  National Center for Constitutional Studies
There is a section called:  Rediscovering the Ideas of Liberty – with several pertinent articles about the Constitution
https://nccs.net/blogs/our-ageless-constitution/rediscovering-the-ideas-of-liberty/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Social Studies
Title of the website:  Hillsdale College
Online classes change periodically – but usually deal with Constitutional issues
https://online.hillsdale.edu/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:  Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool
Christian based resources from Ancient History onward
https://allinonehomeschool.com/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:   Asia Society
The China Game – a fun history quiz game
https://asiasociety.org/china-game 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:  Cooperative Children’s Book Center;
Never Too Old:  Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens – Into the Past:  Book list about History
https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=259 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:   Academic Earth
Wars Throughout History – a series of video lectures.  But check out Video Electives for tons of other instruction – like guitar lessons from Berklee.
https://academicearth.org/playlists/wars-throughout-history/ 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:   Newsela
Latest news articles – not exactly history but current events edited for younger readers – but still use discretion
https://newsela.com/articles/#/rule/latest?content_maturities=Middle%20School 

 Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:  BBC History
Fun and comprehensive history activities.  Look around!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  History/Geography
Title of the website:   American Heritage Education Foundation
An Experiment in Self-Government – lesson plans and teaching guides as well as other resources – very informative site
https://americanheritage.org/sign-up/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Technology
Title of the website:  Curiosity Machine
Kids build, share, and receive feedback on this engineering site
https://www.curiositymachine.org/challenges/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Technology
Title of the website:  Gizmos
Free but also have a paid version.  Tons of math and science simulations
https://www.explorelearning.com 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Technology
Title of the website:  GCF Learn Free.org
Tutorials on everything computer!  Really interesting website sponsored by Goodwill
https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Technology
Title of the website:  Brain Pop
Videos and multimedia approach to exploring technology and lots and lots of other stuff!  One freebie changes daily
https://www.brainpop.com/free-stuff/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Technology
Title of the website:  Code Academy
Sign up for their mailing list for their popular periodic free computer programming classes.  some free classes also offered on their website
https://www.codecademy.com/register 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Technology
Title of the website:  NASA Space Place 
Science & Technology section allows for multimedia exploration!
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/science-and-technology/ 

Grade Level:  8
Subject:  Foreign Language
Title of website:  Duolingo
Tons of foreign languages offered in a very friendly format
https://www.duolingo.com 

CHN Newsletter on Homeschooling High School
This is a must see. Read here

Let’s Homeschool High School
This site details what you need to know.
Link here

National Homeschool Honor Society

Link here

Homeschool High School Graduate Diplomas & Transcripts

Link here for transcript templates.
Link here for high school diplomas.

 

SAT Prep, College Prep & Obtaining Working Papers
plus much more about teenagers, homeschooling and transitioning to adulthood,
can be found here: http://www.gomnb.com/email/newsletter/1413211402

 

Getting your Drivers License

https://driving-tests.org/connecticut/drivers-license-guide/

https://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=447872

https://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=244732

 

Transition into Adulthood

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/transitionadult/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5391995/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5391995/

 

GAP Year: Taking Time Off After High School & Before College
https://www.princetonreview.com/study-abroad/college-abroad/gap-year

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/07/20/8-things-to-know-about-a-gap-year

https://thinkingbeyondborders.org/choosing-gap-year-program-2018/

https://www.teenlife.com/category/gap-year/

 

Technical Schools
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Technical_High_School_System

 

ACADEMICS: High School

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 9
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-9.aspx

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 10
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-10.aspx

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 11
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-11.aspx

Typical Course of Studies for Grade 12
https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study-for-grade-12.aspx

 

Homeschooling High School

Here are a few high school curricula that you can purchase, if interested:
Time4Learning (secular) Link here
Liberty University (Christian) Link here
My Father’s World (Christian) Link here
High School Online (free, secular) Link here
Keystone High School Link here
Laurel Springs High School Link here
Oak Meadow High School (secular) Link here
Aztec High School Link here
Calvert (secular) Link here
American School (secular) Link here

Getting a College Degree: Is It Worth It?

The following articles will give your family food for thought when considering if it’s worth the time and money to earn a college diploma in today’s world. There are pros and cons to doing so and it’s certainly something to research before making the commitment.

Articles

Is College Worth It?
Link here

Is a College Degree Still Worth It?
Link here

The Great College Debate: Is College Still Worth It?
Link here

A Comparison of the Pros and Cons of Going to College
Link here

Advice, Opinions and Facts About Homeschoolers and College

1. Whether a 2 or 4 year college/university, each one has their own admissions criteria.

2. I suggest that you (meaning your child/parents) decide which route you want to go; 2 year or 4 year school, to start.

3. Once you have decided where to begin, contact several colleges and ask them for their homeschool admissions criteria. Of course, write everything down when you talk to them on the phone or in person.

4. As for needing a high school diploma, that, too, will depend on the college’s criteria.

5. If you want/need a high school diploma, you can simply print one out and it “counts” since the parent determines when graduation occurs. Some colleges offer a blank copy that you can fill out online for free (you can ask if they do). Or, you can use this link or a similar one that you search for: high school diploma

6. What some colleges like as admissions criteria is a portfolio (with or without a diploma). Here is a link to give you an idea of how to compose a homeschool portfolio for college admission: http://www.mariannesunderland.com/2013/01/how-to-build-a-college-portfolio-for-your-homeschooled-highschooler/ and also and this and finally, this /.

7. It is common for parents to worry, at least a little, about their teen getting accepted into college/university, when they’ve been homeschooled. Why? Because we love our kids and want the best for them. If the teen wants to go to college, we, as parents, want to feel confident that they will gain admission. For parents who haven’t yet experienced their homeschooled child getting accepted into a college, please trust those who have gone before you. I don’t know of one single child who has been denied college admission! Quite the contrary; colleges are known to have open arms welcoming homeschooled children. Why?

8. While it is common for public/privately schooled high schooled teens to experience external pressures to “go to college to be a success”, it is not common for homeschooled children. Homeschool parents know that a successful college experience will only come from a student who WANTS to be a college student; the attitude in which they will want to maximize their academic experience in a field they have a passion for. Why else would one go to college?

Advice for making the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible for a homeschooled student is simple; plan well in advance and keep your documentation organized. That said, there are plenty of homeschoolers who have gained college admissions without doing portfolios, SAT’s, GED’s, or similar testing. Community colleges typically have very flexible admission criteria; they may want a parent-created diploma (print it out online), and a basic math and English placement test. The test is not for grading purposes, but simply to see what courses are most appropriate for any new student whether they are age 13 or 53.

Whatever path you choose to take; no college, delayed college, community college or starting at the university level – homeschoolers have a long time, proven track record of successfully attending and graduating from colleges across America. Relax, do your college admissions ‘homework’, and enjoy the ride! The road has been paved by thousands of homeschool college graduates who have gone before you, and you will continue to pave it for those who will come after you. Make it a memorable, positive experience!

 

English Grammar
Daily Grammar consists of 440 lessons and 88 quizzes, across grade levels. Use by ability or for review.
http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html

 

Civics
http://frontandcentral.com/k-12-trends/high-school-civics-cool-tap-interest-online-resources/

https://www.icivics.org/

https://betterlesson.com/community/directory/high_school/government_and_civics

https://freelyhomeschool.com/2017/08/free-civics-lesson-plans.html

https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/curriculum/high_school_us_government_civics.html

https://www.studentsofcivics.com/p/american-government-curriculum

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/homeschool-curriculum/

 

Math

https://www.mathplanet.com/

https://schoolyourself.org/

http://www.funmaths.com/math_tutorials/
https://study.com/academy/popular/free-online-high-school-math-courses.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/math-1-2-3

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/math

https://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/mathematics/

 

Science

https://alison.com/courses/science

http://biology.org.ua/files/lib/Raven_Johnson_McGraw-Hill_Biology.pdf

https://homeschoolfreestuff.wordpress.com/science/biology/

http://nongnu.askapache.com/fhsst/Chemistry_Grade_10-12.pdf

http://nongnu.askapache.com/fhsst/fhsstadmin126-incsub.pdf

http://smsdhs.ss13.sharpschool.com/staff_directory/mr__lockhart_s_site/earth_science/earth_science_textbook_chapter_p_d_fs

Space + Science News – CNN.com
www.cnn.com/specials/space-scienceLive Science: The Most Interesting Articles, Mysteries & Discoveries
https://www.livescience.com/Science News | Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine …
https://www.sciencenews.org/https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/ScienceDaily: Your source for the latest research news
https://www.sciencedaily.com/
 
Earth Science News — ScienceDaily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/earth_science/https://www.dogonews.com/category/science
 
discovermagazine.com/tags/earth-sciencetime.com/section/science/Science, Science Articles, Science News | Popular Science
www.popsci.com/science

 

Physics

Physics News — ScienceDaily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/physics/

Physics News – Phys.org
https://phys.org/physics-news/

Physics – Discover Magazine
discovermagazine.com/tags/physics

Physics – The New York Times
www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/physics?mcubz=0

Physics – Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/physics/

Current events – physicsworld.com
physicsworld.com/cws/events

Physics News for Students – Scholastic Science World
scienceworld.scholastic.com 

News | physics.org
https://www.physics.org/news

BBC – Future – Physics
www.bbc.com/future/tags/physics

Physics | Economist – World News, Politics, Economics, Business
www.economist.com/topics/physics

 

Language Arts

https://lifeinthenerddom.com/free-language-arts-curriculum/

http://howtohomeschoolforfree.com/full-online-homeschool-curriculum/

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm

https://freelyhomeschool.com/2011/07/free-full-high-school-curriculum.html

https://study.com/academy/popular/best-online-high-school-english-courses.html

https://www.foresttrailacademy.com/online-high-school-courses.html

 

Literature

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineHighSchoolCourses/English

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/literature

https://study.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_English_Literature_Courses_and_Schools.html

http://learningpath.org/articles/Free_Online_Classic_Literature_Courses_from_Top_Universities.html

https://academicearth.org/literature/

https://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/2013/06/27/free-open-online-courses-high-school/

 

Literature books free online
http://www.textbooksfree.org/Language%20Arts%20and%20Literature%20Internet%20Library.htm
https://krauseinnovationcenter.org/happy-new-year-20-free-online-books-high-school-students/

 

Literature for High School – Reading Lists
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/high-school-literaturehttps://www.goodreads.com/list/show/478.Required_Reading_in_High_School
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/high-school-classics
https://blog.prepscholar.com/books-to-read-in-high-school
https://www.perfectionlearning.com/top-100-american-literature-titles

 

Writing Skills & Prompts
http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/MPS-English/CAO/Documents/PBIS/pbis-in-the-curriculum-HS-writing-prompts.pdf

https://www.bhamcityschools.org/cms/lib5/AL01001646/Centricity/Domain/131/Writing%20Prompts.pdf

https://education.depaul.edu/student-resources/academic-success-center/Documents/501writingprompts.pdf

http://recit.csduroy.qc.ca/pbougie/files/Writing%20Topics/HighSchoolPracticeWritingPrompts.pdf

https://www.dailyteachingtools.com/journal-writing-prompts.html

https://www.edutopia.org/article/50-writing-prompts-all-grade-levels-todd-finley

https://freelance-writing.lovetoknow.com/Teaching_Writing_Skills_to_High_School_Students

https://www.teachthought.com/literacy/41-resources-tools-and-apps-to-improve-writing-skills/

https://crackingtheabccode.com/develop-high-school-students-writing-skills/

https://thejournal.com/Articles/2015/06/25/15-Online-Resources-That-Help-Improve-Essay-Writing-Skills.aspx

http://www.readingandwritinghaven.com/how-to-teach-writing-in-high-school/

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/11-best-grammar-writing-apps-high-school-students/

 

Vocabulary

https://www.majortests.com/word-lists/

https://www.examword.com/high-school-word/

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/165909

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/137567

 

History

https://www.anderson1.k12.sc.us/cms/lib04/SC01000609/Centricity/Domain/1662/TextBook.pdf

https://blog.prepscholar.com/the-complete-list-of-high-school-classes

https://www.verywellfamily.com/high-school-subjects-2610106

https://study.com/academy/course/high-school-us-history.html

https://hiphomeschoolmoms.com/homeschool-high-school-history-curriculum/

 

Accurate History Books
https://explorethearchive.com/accurate-historical-fiction-books
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-most-unbiased-book-on-American-history

https://www.mothering.com/forum/15-books-music-media/146429-accurate-history-books.html

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7659.Most_historically_accurate_historical_fiction

https://www.oddhistorian.com/10-best-books-for-american-history-buffs/

https://www.reddit.com/r/history/wiki/recommendedlist

 

Music

https://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-homeschool-curriculum-high-school-music-appreciation/

https://www.musicedconsultants.net/curriculum-examples.html

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineHighSchoolCourses/Music

https://study.com/articles/10_Sources_for_Free_Online_Music_Courses.html

https://allinonehighschool.com/music-appreciation-2/

 

Art

https://thevirtualinstructor.com/lessonplans.html

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-new-website-offering-free-art-lessons-professors-artists

https://www.canvas.net/browse/otiscollege/courses/art-and-design-fundamentals

https://www.thoughtco.com/free-online-drawing-classes-1098200

https://academicearth.org/finearts/

https://www.edx.org/learn/art

https://study.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_Art_Courses_Lessons_and_Tutorials.html

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineHighSchoolCourses/Art

 

Geography

https://www.eachieve.com/OnlineSocialStudiesCourses/HumanGeographyClass

https://study.com/academy/course/geography-high-school.html

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/geography/

https://allinonehomeschool.com/tag/geography/

http://www.homeschoolcollegeusa.com/geography.html

https://alison.com/tag/geography

 

Curriculum options: online or textbook – Free High School Curricula
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/curriculum/online-high-school
https://www.coursera.org/
https://alison.com/
https://www.udemy.com/
http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/

 

High School Curricula (For Purchase)
Online program, priced very reasonably: https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/high_school.html

The Thirty Best High School Online Curricula
Homeschool High School Accredited Programs (not free)
http://www.onlineschoolscenter.com/30-best-best-online-high-school-programs/

 

Free High School Online Curricula
http://learningpath.org/articles/Free_Online_Courses_for_High_School_Students.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/


Preparing for College – Timeline for Planning

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/planning-list-students-parents.aspx#/sweeps-modal


Early College Entrance
Many homeschoolers contact the Admissions office of the college they’re interested in attending and ask them for their homeschool admission process.  It’s quite easy, but each school is different.


Taking the GED

In the State of CT, there are guidelines to follow if you want to take the GED exam to obtain a high school diploma. Link here: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&Q=322370


Getting Working Papers – Your Teens First Job!

It’s a very fast and simple process.  Once your teen has been officially hired at their first job, they will need to obtain working papers.  Yes, even homeschoolers go to their local public school district superintendent’s office; the secretary processes working papers for all teens, all the time.  Easy peasy.
Details here: https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/minors/wgwrkpap.htm


Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business in CT

https://core.score.org/node/1127764

 

Parent Resources (websites, books, etc)

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education Paperback – September 1, 1998

by Grace Llewellyn

 

 

Rainbow Resource
Perhaps the largest educational catalog on the internet.

Hearthsong: Board games and other mindful toys children

Family Pasttimes: cooperative educational games

4-H Store: 4-H Clubs nationwide products

Timberdoodle: Toys & games to make you think

Dover Publishers: know for their thousands of very inexpensive, new books including lots of coloring books

Tobin’s Lab: a great science resource supplier

Critical Thinking Books: accelerated, deep topics for deep thinkers

MindWare: brainy toys for brainy kids of all ages

Sensory Needs: integrations catalog with many special needs sensory products

Home Science Tools

Kids Connect

Thousands of free printable worksheets

http://www.factmonster.com/
http://www.zoodles.com/
http://www.funbrain.com/

CT’s ICONN is more than a search engine; it’s a research engine.  The service – iCONN.org – provides a core level of information services to students, teachers and all residents of Connecticut and is freely accessible.

iCONN.org for elementary school students:
Link here

iCONN.org for middle school students:
Link here

iCONN.org for high school students:
Link here

The best free cultural & educational media on the web.
Over 200 resources and counting.
Link here 

 

Saturday Music, Art, Foreign Language
Read more here for the music, art & foreign language topics. You’ll see the most recent “featured website”. At the top left part of the page, you’ll see a place to click on “older entries” for past links.

Art History Coloring Pages
Link here

Donna Young’s Art Lessons
Free links here

Learn a Foreign Language
Explore the world through practice and conversations – with  millions of people from over 190 countries. Link here

Duolingo
Link here

Latin
http://headventureland.com/moodle/

Constituting America
Constitutional Chats, resources & downloads available here

Civics: United States Constitution
lessons

Civics: Liberty Kids
Link here

Thursday is Social Science Day at Clickschooling
Read more here for the social science topics. You’ll see the most recent featured website. At the top left part of the page, you’ll see a place to click on “older entries” for past links. They are all free, quality resources.

The Big History Project
13.8 billion years of history told through engaging videos, animations, articles, and classroom activities targeting middle-and-high-school students.

Robert Welch University
was founded to provide “a place where responsible young men and women could go to receive a fundamental education in the accumulated knowledge of history, science, literature, and languages, which we, heirs of all ages, have inherited.”

World History Curriculum
Link here

Civil War Lessons & Resources

Colonial Williamsburg
virtual tour

Story of the World series

GEOGRAPHY
Knowledge Quest Maps

Geography Printable Worksheets: USA and the World
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/qt/geogprintables.htm

Wednesday Language Arts
Read more here for the art topics. You’ll see the most recent featured website. At the top left part of the page, you’ll see a place to click on “older entries” for past links.

Spelling City

Vocabulary City

Kiss Grammar
Grammar lessons for all ages.
Link here

Poetry Lessons
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/kids-poems/
http://www.ncte.org/lessons/poetry
http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/poetry

Reading/Phonics
http://www.starfall.com/ (free and fun…good site!) http://www.factsonfiction.org/ http://www.guysread.com/ http://bookdads.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Books-Young-Kindle- ebook/dp/B004M18VWM/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335289942&sr=1-7 (99 cents gives you clickable links to 1,000 free Kindle downloads of classic literature)

Handwriting
http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/texts/scrambled-pict-words-index.php
Spelling/Vocab http://sequential-spelling.com/ http://www.spellingcity.com/ http://www.k12reader.com

Ten Free Language Arts Curriculum for Homeschoolers
This short video will introduce you to various free LA curriculum options.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIFb7E_M6hg

Language  Arts: National Treasures Workbooks, K-6
Includes free activity, practice, spelling and grammar books.
https://www.mhschool.com/reading/treasure_workbooks/national.html

Grammar in Fun for the Children of Schoolroom-shire
This is a free e-book that was originally published in 1878  for use with 4th graders (approximately).
https://books.google.com/books/about/Grammar_land_Or_Grammar_in_Fun_for_the_C.html?id=iXgSAAAAIAAJ&hl=en

Language Arts
grades 3, 4 and 5
Grammar practice online games
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html

Grammar Rocks videos
https://hubpages.com/education/grammar-rocks-videos

English Grammar Videos
lessons, quizzes, grammar games, diagrams and activities
https://www.neok12.com/Grammar.htm

English Topics
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

Children’s University: Literacy
Lots of lessons and games for learning.
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/introduction/

SparkNotes
Link here

English for Everyone
Link here 

English Grammar
Daily Grammar consists of 440 lessons and 88 quizzes, across grade levels. Use by ability or for review.

Typing (middle or high school)
free online courses
https://www.goodtyping.com/
http://www.learn2type.com/
Typing/Computer
http://www.learn2type.com (free typing curriculum)
http://www.powertyping.com http://www.kids.learn2type.com/ http://www.typingweb.com/

Mu Alpha Theta
http://www.mualphatheta.org
Also known as the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta has over 100,000 student members. It organizes a national math convention, offers special awards and provides competitions.

Economics
Link here

Dave Ramsey
Link here

Mathplanet
Grades 8-12
study U.S. high school math courses for free through theory, examples, and video lessons that include: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, SAT & ACT practice questions.

Monday Math Read more here for the math topics. You’ll see the most recent featured website. At the top left part of the page, you’ll see a place to click on “older entries” for past links.

Math Calculators: This website provides a variety of online calculators, such as math and statistics, engineering and conversion calculators.

Chronological Calculator Timeline
Ages 12+
Link here

Math Poems
Learn math facts while having fun with these perky poems.
Ages 6-14
Link here

Number Nut
Because enough math will make anyone nutty.
Ages 5-14
Link here

Play Picaria
Age Range: All
A homeschooling family offers step-by-step instructions for how to make your own game board and play Picaria, a fun strategy game developed by the Zuni or Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest. It is similar to tic-tac-toe, but more challenging. Don’t miss the terrific tips and videos on worldwide traveling and learning with kids at this website, too!
Link here

Native American Geometry
Age Range: 9-14
This website was designed for students in grades 4-9 and teaches geometry through hands-on investigations and design activities. It has been used successfully in GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) programs as well.
Link here

Mathematics with Native American Tepees
Age Range: 13-16
This lesson plan was created for high school algebra and geometry students and “investigates the tipi of the plains Indians. You will reflect, plan, and consider designs for building tipis. Once done you will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the architecture, design, lifestyle and cultural significance of the tipi in the American culture.”
Link here

Visual Fractions
A tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles
Ages 9 & up
Link here

Dean Vaughn: The World’s Fastest and Easiest Way to Learn Multiplication Systems
26 lessons with a final self-test
Any age
Link here

The Mega Penny Project
View these photos to get perspective on how many pennies it takes to make large numbers.
Ages 6 & up
Link here

Math Coordinates Help You Find the Redcoat
This massive, ad-supported, website offers a variety of educational activities and games to celebrate the 4th of July! I’ve focused on one game for this review, where kids (about ages 8-11) use social studies, geography, and math coordinate skills to “Find the Lost British Redcoat.”
Ages vary
Link here

Fun Interactive Math Game: Are You Smarter Than a Chimp?
All ages
Link here

Math Challenge
Hundreds of math and puzzle problems to solve
Ages 11 & up
Link here

Teach Engineering
The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms.
Ages 5 – 18
Link here

All Things Math & Eggs: Chick Scope
All ages
Link here

Math & Music
All ages
Link here

Math Play
Lots of online games for fun, interactive math learning
Ages 6 – 14
Link here

Math Planet
The #1 place to study math.
Ages: high school
Link here

Tangrams
Ancient Chinese moving piece puzzle, consisting of 7 pieces made using 3 basic geometric shapes. There are two large, one medium and two small triangles, one square and one parallelogram. Learn it’s history, easily make your own tangram set or try solving one of the puzzle shapes.
All ages
Link here

Count On Math
Interactive games and activities
Ages 5-18
Link here

National Institute of Standards & Technology
Activities to help with learning standard measurements.
Ages 6 & up
Link here

Master Math
free video lessons, worksheets and quizzes for Middle School Math.
Ages 10-14
Link here

Understanding the Golden Ratio: Phi: 1.618
Explores the pervasive appearance of Phi, 1.618, the Golden Ratio, inmathematics, geometry, life and the universe
All 9 & up
Link here

Yay Math
Welcome to the first-of-its-kind math video lessons, filmed in a LIVE classroom!
Ages 11 – 15
Link here

NIST: Taking America’s Measure
Fun activities for kids
Ages 8 – 15
Link here

The Dance of Chance
Ages 8-15
The Center for Polymer Studies collaborated with the Boston
Museum of Science to develop this online exhibit of experiments and examples that helps students explore the exciting world of patterns in nature – especially fractals.
Link here

Cool Math
An amusement park of math for fun!
Ages 13-100
Link here

Albert Einstein for Kids
Link here

Arcade Diner
Serving brain games for your enjoyment
Link here

AIMS: Hands on Math
Give your students a fun way to develop creativity, divergent thinking, and persistence with over 100 interesting math puzzles. All ages (younger children will need assistance)
Link here

Googol Learning: Valentine’s Math
The time of year approaches when symmetrical Valentine hearts flourish, Fibonacci flowers are sold by the dozen, sweetheart candies are sorted, and you can count up all the ways you love your Valentine… and math!
Link here

Turtle Diary
Math for young ones
Link here

Unique: Math Art Videos!
Engaging videos that illustrate fascinating ways to think about and use math.
Link here

Math Calculation Nation
The competitive style play allows students to challenge themselves by playing against the computer, or they can play the games with other members of the CalculationNation forum.
Ages 8 – 14
Link here

Math Cram Web
Enjoy interactive games for practicing basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can also get a printable diploma for your effort.
Ages 6-12
Link here

Helping With Math
Covers many math concepts; free access to a variety of math resources, games, and tools.
Ages 5-14
Link here

Me & My Math
A huge website with a variety of math animated and interactive math tutorials
Ages 6-13
Link here

Archimedes: The Greatest Mathematician
A historical look at Archimedes, including info on his inventions
Ages 11 and up
Link here

Teaching Ideas: Math
Ages 5 – 11
Includes ideas, activities and worksheets to help educators teach Math
Link here

Math Games at Math Nook
Lots of math interactive math games, free
Ages 1 – 14
Link here

Johnnie’s Math Page
Some of the best-of-the-net, free, fun, interactive math games plus math lessons and free math worksheets.
Ages 5-14
Link here

Virtual Math Club
Solve problems with other people by doing weekly problem sets
Ages 11 and up
Link here

Mixing in Math
Summer fun; free activities, games and resources that provide ways to mix math into daily activities. Includes multiplayer games!
Ages 4-12
Link here

The Life of Fred Mathematics
Never again hear the question which many math students have: “When are we ever gonna use this stuff?” or “Math is boring!”
Link here

Xtra Math
Help kids master basic math facts
Link here

Online Education Resources
Open-access journals, open courseware, online magazines, teacher-to-teacher networking sites, and other web-based resources offer numerous benefits for students of education programs.

Internet safety

Technology

https://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-how-to-use-a-computer/

https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/

https://www.worldbook.com/teachers.aspx

https://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study.aspx

https://www.education.com/teaching-tools/?cid=11.218

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/parents-and-children/information-for-parents/tips-and-advice/how-to-use-technology-for-learning/

https://mysteryscience.com/

https://education.minecraft.net/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfPyVJEBD7Di1YYjTdS2v8g

https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/virtual-activities-for-at-home-experiences?fbclid=IwAR2-uSrTi6o5cvfOtLc9ZnFqNVMOVaQFxWn1yz75SyGO743WfGomiTFnVeY

https://online-learning.harvard.edu/catalog/free

https://www.superchargedscience.com/shop/complete-online-science-curriculum/

https://biochemistryliteracyforkids.com/

https://learnathome.scholastic.com/thanks.html

 

Tuesday Science at Clickschooling
Read more here for the science topics. You’ll see the most recent featured website. At the top left part of the page, you’ll see a place to click on “older entries” for past links.

Teen Science Cafe Network
http://www.teensciencecafe.org
Teen Science Cafe is a series of free, fun, out-of-school events where teens get to socialize over food and refreshments and have the opportunity to talk with local scientists and engineers about current cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal (out-of-school) setting.  Teen Science Cafés are for teens, by teens. A core group of Teen Leaders, with the committed mentorship of an adult, plan and run the café themselves. They make welcome as diverse of a teen crowd as possible—diverse in ethnicity, culture, gender, and motivations for learning about science. Teen Science Cafés are not just for the science geeks; they are for all curious teens. Along the way, teen organizers gain a host of leadership skills. Cafés are typically 1-1.5 hours, once per each month during the school year, with an additional Teen Leader planning meeting before each café.

Anatomy Arcade
http://www.anatomyarcade.com
Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome games, interactives and videos.
Wack a Bone, Poke A Muscle, Match A Brain, Digestive Jigsaw

DiscoverE
http://www.discovere.org
Thinking about engineering? DiscoverE has a selection of resources on careers, preparing for college and research schools. You might also want to check out their list of videos, trips, websites and hands-on activities.

Society for Science and The Public Student Science
http://www.societyforscience.org
A central spot for science news, blogs, resources and information about Intel competitions. Sample article titles include “Native ‘snot’” and “A library with no books.”

Virtual Tech Camps
http://www.idtech.com/virtual
Year-round online learning destination for kids and teens with curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. Save $100 with code TOGETHER.

Air Force Association's Cyberpatriot
The National Youth Cyber Education Program
www.uscyberpatriot.org
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, and CyberGenerations –a cyber safety initiative geared toward keeping senior citizens safe online

Envirothon
http://www.envirothon.org
North America's Largest High School Environmental Education Competition
NCF-Envirothon is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to coordinate the delivery of an environmental education program for high school students throughout North America. NCF-Envirothon is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The National Environmental Education Foundation
http://www.neefusa.org
Planet Connect Student Grants: Have a passion for protecting wildlife and native habitats? Planet Connect offers high school students grants of $1,000 to implement local projects and participate in wildlife or natural resource internships.

Weather Wiz Kids®
was designed for children to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the different types of weather to children.
Weather Wiz Kids
http://www.weatherwizkids.com

Parenting Chaos
 http://www.parentingchaos.com

Science Activities for Kids
You will find a list of great science experiments for kids with instructions that you can do right at home.
https://parentingchaos.com/science-activities-kids/

Optics 4 Kids
optics4kids.org
What is Optics? Learn more about optics, the science of light, a branch of physics describing how light behaves and interacts with matter.

Science Bob
sciencebob.com
Science Bob "Pflugfelder is a science teacher, author, maker, and presenter that knows how to share the world of science like never before. Bob encourages parents and teachers to practice Random Acts of Science by providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments on his website.

Ask A Biologist - Arizona State University
https://askabiologist.asu.edu/
This site has a large collection of biology learning materials that includes stories, games, activities, videos, and a podcast.

Carnegie Stem Girls - Teens
carnegiestemgirls.org
Carnegie Stem Girls is a comprehensive site with activities, resources, and links designed to get teenagers excited about STEM - science, technology, engineering, and math. There are areas for students, teachers, and parents. Visitors can read about cool careers, learn about STEM programs and competitions, and link to a variety of other sites that help to provide a rich learning experience.

STEM Sational Science
NASA Climate Kids
climatekids.nasa.gov

Discovery Mindblown

Discovery #mindblown inspires you to question what you kow and ask the big questions about the world around us. We're here to show you just how awesome science and other STEM topics can be.
Nasa Science Space Place
spaceplace.nasa.gov
Explore Earth & Space

Sheppard Softward You must see this educational website, we have hundreds of free, online, learning games for kids. But anyone interested in online learning can use our site – we have so many subjects – (geography, math, animals, science,language arts, creative actibities, health) and lots of levels for all abilities – loads of games and activities for learners of any age.
Link here

Curriculum Reviews
These websites can help you narrow down your choices.

The Homeschool Mom curriculum reviews linked here. https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-curriculum-reviews/

Homeschool’s Top Ten curriculum reviews linked here. https://www.homeschool.com/top10/top10reviews.asp/  and https://www.homeschool.com/blog/2018/02/check-out-the-results-from-your-votes-top-100/

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews linked here. http://homeschool-curriculum-reviews.com/

Cathy Duffy reviews linked here

What is a Scope & Sequence ?
It is a typical Course of Study for grades PreK – Grade 12. Here is a list of what is commonly taught at each grade level, in all subject areas. 
Link here