Lizzie’s List of Fabulous Websites for all Ages and Stages updated 2/2010 Presented at long last and

for your convenience in a categorized, described as well as alphabetized version. These are the best of what I have squirreled away and are all family friendly and kid safe sites to the best of my knowledge. As of February 2010, these are all working sites. Technical note: If you reach a page that looks a bit like this… http://www.historyforkids.org/FirefoxHTML%5CShell%5COpen%5CCommand that says they couldn’t find the page, just cut off the part that begins with Firefox in your address bar and hit enter, so now you have this: http://www.historyforkids.org/ it should work right after that all subjects: study notes http://www.sparknotes.com/ American History resources http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ *A U.S. history textbook *Lesson plans and e-lectures *Primary source documents including court cases and Supreme Court decisions *Photographs *Artwork *Essays, letters, and cartoons *Maps *Timelines *Multimedia exhibitions *Video, films, and flash movies *Audio presentations of speeches and debates *Interactive modules, history games, and quizzes *Historical Music *Reference resources that include classroom handouts *"Ask the HyperHistorian" - professional historians answer your questions *Resources to create your own multimedia American history exhibitions http://www.contemplator.com/america/ popular songs, lyrics and background information from the 1700’s to the 1900’s plus other categories like sea chantys and cowboys http://www.earlyamerica.com a very interesting site with primary sources, maps, portraits, and interactive menus and flash movies as well! http://www.nps.gov/history/logcabin/ virtual tours of log cabins such as Abe Lincoln’s as well as Valley Forge

http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library/colonies.html another categorized list of websites this one on the 13 colonies http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/index.html based on the Joy Hakim books this interactive website is loaded with information on US history. I am not a Hakim fan mind you, I find her biases and her tone to be obnoxious but many people love them. I do like the pictures. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html this is the Library of Congress, a great site for primary sources and resources http://www.ushistory.org/

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Jamestown http://historicjamestowne.org/learn/ American Revolution http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/American_Revolution.html a categorized list of information and links http://www.americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/Index2.htm Civil War http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/civwar/index3.html

Ancients Resources
http://guardians.net/egypt/kids/index.htm very cool website with research, games, activities and virtual tours. Lots link to other pages so the fun never ends http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/hst/ancient/TheBoysandGirlsPlutarch/toc. html an online version to read or print out of the Boys and Girls Plutarch http://www.michielb.nl/maya/math.html a page on Mayan math http://www.virtual-egypt.com/ photo tours, timelines, flash movies, lots of good stuff here http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/timelines/0ad.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/J002388/ancientwonder.html http://www.abc.net.au/arts/wingedsandals/default_lowband.htm http://kids.asiasociety.org/

http://rome.mrdonn.org/romanrepublic.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/ http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Architecture
http://www.greatbuildings.com/ for art class or history class this has buildings worldwide with info about the design, the architect and the building itself.

Art/art history
http://www.janbrett.com/ a treasure trove of delights, printables, online art instruction, games and activities by the beloved author http://www.artteacherconnection.com FABULOUS resource, lessons, games, activities on many great artists and art pieces http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html Categorized links of art throughout time http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/loanfinder/index.mhtm Connect art and curriculum by borrowing free learning materials from the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm incredible clickable timeline of art history http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html wonderful site with tons of resources and lessons nicely categorized http://www.drawspace.com/ Extensive site with online drawing lessons you have to register but they are free http://www.teachartathome.com/Free.html Some free projects, lessons and ideas for teachers http://artyfactory.com/ huge site with tons of free lessons in all media http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/ http://americanart.si.edu/education/activities/ Explore the Smithsonian American Art Museum through rich media. Here we post slide shows, podcasts, and other resources that present our collection in new and engaging ways.

Astronomy
NEW! http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ps&id=6 Astronomy magazine’s homepage has stuff for kids of all ages http://www.nasa.gov/ tons of stuff on earth and space science for all ages http://www.michielb.nl/sun/ a virtual tour of the sun

Audio story and audio book resources including historical speeches and lectures
http://storynory.com/ http://www.kiddierecords.com/2006/index.htm http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/ http://www.readingwell.com/audio.html http://www.talkinghistory.org/ http://www.hiskids.net/?profile=Insight and though I am having trouble getting to it today www.librivox.org www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com http://kids.learnoutloud.com/Kids-Free-Stuff lots of stuff here including grade level poems and historic speeches http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/title/titles.html http://www.emediaxpress.com/free.html?gclid=CK37qNvi65ACFRuhFQodBTLrXA http://www.science-groove.org/MASSIVE/ science and math songs http://gardenofpraise.com/mugram.htm grammar, Bible and other learning songs Poetry Read Aloud http://www.kristinegeorge.com/poetry_aloud.html lectures free online http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/GreatLeaderslecture.aspx?ai

Bible Resources, lessons, coloring pages and misc.
http://www.annesschoolplace.com/ Lovely site that has a great free multi level Bible study http://www.vineyard.ca/engine.cfm?i=1&e=10289 some really great studies for different mixed age groups http://www.culham.ac.uk/storykeepers/ lessons that correspond to the Storykeepers videos http://www.tne.net.au/~abdaacts/text2.html http://www.io.com/~lcowper/resources.html

http://www.kids4truth.com/hometwo.asp http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/artscraftsideaskids/coloringpages/biblecoloringpag es.html http://www.bible-history.com/ http://children.calvarychapel.com/site/curriculum.htm http://cbh.gospelcom.net/kfk/home.php http://www.higherpraise.com/ShiningLight.htm http://peregrina1.wordpress.com/daily-bible-studies/ages-6/

BIRDS
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/schooly...loringBook.pdf Bird Songs & Calls http://www.all-birds.com/Sound.htm http://www.naturesongs.com/birds.html Bird Journal/Coloring http://www.birds.cornell.edu/schoolyard/T_Resouces/ColoringBook.pdf

Blogs with uplifting, encouraging or otherwise helpful themes
http://web.mac.com/rivendellpress/iWeb/Rivendell%20Press/Home.html http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/TOSPUBLISHER/ while a tad consumer oriented, I do glean wonderful nuggets from here http://mentalmultivitamin.blogspot.com/ http://www.achristianhome.com/ http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/christinemiller/ (the fabulous lady who writes the Truthquest guides) http://higherupandfurtherin.blogspot.com/ http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/devdoordeborah http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/PeakmoreAcademy/144840/

Book Lists

http://www.tanglewoodeducation.com/ http://amblesideonline.org/index2.shtml http://www.nancypolette.com/BestBooks/bestbooks.asp http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000.html http://www.angelicum.net/curriculum/...lum-book-list/ http://homescool-ed.blogspot.com/200...l-trained.html sonlight books for wtm cycle http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/ leveled readers http://mthopeacademy.blogspot.com/20...ing-child.html Heidi's elementary book list http://charlottemason.tripod.com/4re...g_booklist.htm 4real learning list

Children’s Books on Line
http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/index.htm http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displayarticle.php?article=feature I have printed out many books from here, you can customize font size, text and other things on the page. The only issue is that you have to print it chapter by chapter. The quality is still pretty good if you use a draft or ink saver setting.

Booklists
http://www.abookintime.com/ a great site with lists of history books in chronological order for K-12. It also has planning help and all sorts of other goodies.

Charlotte Mason resources
http://amblesideonline.org/CM/toc.html free CM curriculum framework http://simplycharlottemason.com/home/ somewhat commercial but some great CM ideas http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cheps/index.html http://www.homeschool-diva.com/2007/10/02/charlotte-mason-musiccomposer-study/

Hymns and Hymn studies with bios and midi files
http://www.mystory-mysong.com/hymnpage.htm

http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/hymns.html http://breadsite.org/classic.htm

Chemistry Resources
http://www.miamisci.org/ph/ http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/science/acids/index.htm

Christmas/Advent
http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/ChristmasLesson/ http://www.rca.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?&pid=1628&srcid=1600 this is a great site with information about the Jesse Tree http://www.teachingmom.com/features/advent.html ***** star rating! http://www.brama.com/art/christmas.html http://www.referencetable.net/christmas/nativity/ interactive nativity http://www.dltk-bible.com/advent/ advent coloring book

http://www.fisheaters.com/adventcribs.html history of the crèche http://ww2.netnitco.net/users/legend01/xmas97.htm http://www.annieshomepage.com/gingerbread2.html http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1909.html http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/christmas/nativityalbum/index.htm great clipart http://www.kids4truth.com/thearrival.html http://photojenic.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/advent-christmas-unit-study-2007/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/christmas/ http://www.makingfriends.com/friends/f_spiritual.htm absolutely adorable Bible paper dolls http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/ lots of info for lapbooks/research http://www.artbible.info/bible/luke/1.html Librivox: Christmas Audio Stories A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens legends of Christmas

http://www.homefires.com/click?dickens Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow http://www.homefires.com/click?longfellow The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen http://www.homefires.com/click?andersen When you get to this page - don't be confused. It opens to "The Junior Classics" by William Patten. Andersen's "The Fir Tree" is #69 on the table of contents. Simply scroll down the page to access the story. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry http://www.homefires.com/click?0henry Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nick) by Clement C. Moore http://www.homefires.com/click?moore

Classical Education resources
http://oldfashionededucation.com/index.html Free Curriculum and links to the resources on line http://www.triviumpursuit.com/index.php the Bluedorn's site full of good information http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/v2/index.php?page=3 still under construction the original page was a fabulous collection of information by stage of learning, this will be great too once it is finished http://www.memoriapress.com/articles/ tons of articles from the archives of their newsletter, wonderful resource http://www.classicalscholar.com/ Defines and outlines classical Christian education

Classical Music and Composer Studies
http://www.christusrex.org/www2/cantgreg/index_eng.html Gregorian chants and scores to view http://www.last.fm/music/Antonio+Vivaldi amazing resource with bios, pictures, full tracks and more on many composers NEW http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/makingofmusic/timeline/index.shtml another fabulous BBC site http://www.homeschool-diva.com/2007/10/02/charlotte-mason-musiccomposer-study/ http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_ad ventures.html

Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, animated history of Carnegie Hall, Dvorak’s 9th symphony animated guide and history, and much more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptzTeOKWaI8 Amsterdam Guitar trio play Bach) Classical Music and Composer Studies………… http://www.dsokids.com/2001/composerperiods.htm Simple biographies and music categorized by period http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPeVIuRjUi4 (Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by Celtic Woman) http://www.classicsforkids.com/ one of the best sites, musical dictionary, classical music show for kids, the instruments, ballet, periods of music and games and activities

Coloring Books/Crafts
http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/coloringbooks.html a huge list of all the coloring books put out by the Federal government. Can be fun just reading the titles! ie: “The Noxious Weed Coloring Book, Noxious Weeds are Everyone’s Problem” hee hee http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/kids/things_to_make/index.html Museum of Childhood old fashioned paper toys http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/coloringsheets.cfm http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/kids/index.html Museum of Childhood activities on line and at home

College Prep
http://www.ucopenaccess.org/

**Computer Programming
http://scratch.mit.edu/ http://www.alice.org/kelleher/storytelling/ \ Computer Science: From Chels~ list Blender 3D animation creation. blender.org - Home Computer Programming Course Alice.org Computer Training Courses Free Computer Training at GCFLearnFree.org Computer Animating and Design Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Classical Studies and Languages
Greek

http://www.inthebeginning.org/ntgreek/lesson0/gl0.htm http://www.biblicalgreek.org/grammar/#1 http://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0013314/greekg/courses.htm http://www.textkit.com/ http://www.teknia.com/index.php?page=freestuff http://www.kypros.org/LearnGreek/index.php?lang=en_us http://www.vroma.org/~abarker/thrascontents.html http://www.cambridgescp.com/page.php?p=ag^top^home Latin http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/tchmat.html#overview http://www.nle.org/exams.html#exams_previous http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/subject_matter/languages/latin/ http://www.umich.edu/~classics/latin/Latin_102_resource_center.htm http://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/latin/latin-links.shtml http://www.vatican.va/archive/bible/nova_vulgata/documents/nova-vulgata_vetustestamentum_lt.html http://archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm http://www.ainself.net/irony/latin/ http://www.cambridgescp.com/page.php?p=clc^oa_book1^intro http://www.dl.ket.org/latin1/things/song/index.htm http://www.mythfolklore.net/ Classical Studies, Greece, Rome, Egypt http://www.forumromanum.org/index2.html http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001144.shtml http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/csjh/mytholog.htm http://www.cumbavac.org/Greek_and_Roman_Mythology.htm http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/AncientGreece.html#Games http://www.mythweb.com/

Cooking
http://www.spatulatta.com/ fun site for kids with video lessons and cross curriculum activites

Crafts and activities
http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/kids/index.html Museum of Childhood activities on line and at home

Creation Science
http://www.christiananswers.net/dinosaurs/home.html video of The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible and other resources http://www.nwcreation.net/homeschool.html creation science curriculum and lessons http://www.answersingenesis.org/cec/guides.asp#life study guides to many books sold by AIG

http://www.answersingenesis.org/video/ondemand/ AIG has now put many of their wonderful videos available to watch online for free, podcasts as well. http://www.nwcreation.net/videos/ a huge list of online videos on creation science for all ages Current Events: From Chels~ list TIME for kids. Time For Kids | Classroom NY Times Learning Network. Updated daily and many archived lessons. The New York Times Learning Network

EBOOKs
Site for Free Ebooks http://manybooks.net/categories/CHI/77 this is my favorite, it has a huge listing of public domain books in a very friendly format http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page http://www.free-ebooks.net/ http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/freebooks.htm http://www.baen.com/library/ http://www.suvudu.com/freelibrary/ Sites to purchase ebooks http://www.booksonboard.com/classics.html http://www.ereader.com/ereader/home.htm

English Grammar/spelling Help
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/diagrams/diagrams.htm powerpoint animations of diagramming sentences, very well done http://www.dyslexia.org/spelling_rules.shtml http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_present-continuous.htm English grammar help with visual examples http://www.spellingbee.com/ activities and info on the National Spelling Bee http://www.spelling.hemscott.net/ printables and advice for spelling help and practice http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html free Scott Forseman grammar and writing texts for grades 1-6 downloadable and printable as pdf files http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.html

huge lot of graphic organizers to aid in writing https://www.englishgrammar101.com/Lessons/Default.aspx new online computer course for grades 8-12 FROM LORI D’s LIST GRAMMAR - English•Grammar Online = http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar - Owl Online= http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/ - The Beehive = http://www.thebeehive.org/external_l.../archive.shtml - Cliffs Notes (punctuation, capitalization, word usage) = http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/...eId-29011.html - Cliffs Notes (parts of speech) = http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/...eId28962.html - list of online grammar resources = http://www.dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/S...glish/Grammar/

Finances
http://web.mit.edu/invent/invent-main.html financial management for teens, buying a car, credits cards, college and savings http://www.orangekids.com/ finances and economics for grades 4-8 http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/index.php free downloads of Money 101 and a workbook and a ton of other free resources to order or install

Forms and Planners
http://www.ollhomeschoolresources.com/printables.htm http://home.att.net/~bandcparker/forms.html http://highland.hitcho.com.au/Forms.htm http://highland.hitcho.com.au/ http://www.lovetolearnplace.com/BookReports/BookReport.html book report forms by grade and other misc. http://www.donnayoung.org/ a cornucopia of forms and planners, schedules for many curricula,

Free Online Courses (high school)
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm lists all the online courses available for free http://free-ed.net/free-ed/ http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html http://www.academicearth.org/ new site that combines programming from all universities making it easier to find what you need

French
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/ Online tutorial in French

Freeware Sites http://www.freewebs.com/brandenburgstudies/freewareoffers.htm General History/World History
http://www.historyforkids.org/ a great site for research grades 3-8 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ Kids section of the main BBC site, wonderful for research with lots of activities http://www.englandspastforeveryone.org.uk/webdav/harmonise?Page/@id=140 explore England's past by period, location, theme, person or type NEW! http://www.learner.org/index.html This site has tons of video on demand clips in every subject k-college you have to register but the resources are free. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ This is a fabulous site with countless resources

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Geography U.S. and World Geography
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es clickable USA map explore the states http://www.geosense.net/ online geography games http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/ clickable world geography games http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/geography.asp more clickable geography quizzes http://www.actionquiz.com/quiz.php?trivia=geography fun online quizzes, interactive and clikable http://users.bigpond.net.au/gradley/games/ click on to learn type maps

http://sf.factmonster.com/states.html#games http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm and my favorite http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm wonderful downloadable drag and drop puzzles for spatial learning of geography https://www.cia.gov/kids-page/index.html ok, this amused me but it is interesting, the CIA actually has a kids page! http://www.mapmsg.com/games/statetris/usa/ http://gale.cengage.com/DiscoverAmerica/guides/ Historical maps http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/hist_sites.html#US Geography: From Chels~ List Countries and Cultures around the world. Elementary age. Countries and Cultures of the World Sheppard Software Geography (Online) World Maps - geography online games Discover America State by State. Uses the C is for...... book series. Gale . Discover America Series . Find Out More . Student Activities Outline Maps Outline Maps

http://www.k5geosource.org/index.html
Welcome to K-5 Geosource, the one-stop professional development web site for Earth science! If you are involved in elementary science education in any way, this Web site is for you. The site has a rich store of content, activities, services and links for you to explore, but this is only the beginning

http://www.aag.org/GeoSTART/index.htm
GeoSTART materials will help middle/high school students learn state-of-the-art approaches to geography, earth science, and spatial thinking skills using NASA Earth Observing Missions remote sensing imagery and related data. http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/game1
The Traveler IQ Challenge

Guitar Helps
http://guitar.about.com/library/blchordlibrary.htm http://www.cyberfret.com/chords/chord-finder/index.php

http://www.michael-hogg.co.uk/gce.php Grammar and creative Writing: From Chels~ list Harvey's Grammar Elementary Grammar and Composition - Google Book Search Young Novelist Workbooks. There is a workbook for elementary, middle and high school. Designed to go with national novel writing month, but can be used any time. Young Novelist Workbooks | NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program English Banana Elementary Workbook. For individual pages go to: englishbanana.com Print Your Own: Big Grammar Book > Free Worksheets for English, EFL and ESL Lessons For complete download go to: English Banana.com's Big Grammar Book Reviews and free English Banana.com's Big Grammar Book downloads at Download.com Scott Foresman Scott Foresman Reading: Teacher Resources Kiss Grammar The KISS Grammar Site -- Main Page Daily Grammar Daily Grammar Lessons Archive - Comprehensive archive of grammar lessons Handwriting: From Chels~ list ZB Online Zaner-Bloser FontsOnline 0.6.4 Writing Wizard Make Handwriting Worksheets - ESL Writing Wizard Custom Tracer Pages Custom Tracer Pages Nice Writing Paper printables Patterned Paper Index Page@2Learn.ca

High School
http://www.academicearth.org/ free online video courses http://www.adamsmithacademy.org/titles.html high school and college level reading made into videos for greater comprehension also some college courses http://www.hippocampus.org/ online free high school, AP and college courses, very well done site http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm#collect a list on free on line high school courses http://www.freelyeducate.com/ http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/trans1.html sample high school transcripts and general transcript helps http://esa.homeeducationpartnership.com/

Homeschool National Honor Society web page not free but highly regarded http://www.davidandlaurie.com/REABESTBIOCLEP.htm CLEP test prep help http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/ Assorted games relating to Noble Prize winners http://www.vocabulary.com/VUcthuckF.html High School Vocabulary by reading list http://www.vector64.com/HomeEd/video.html This page contains links to sites that provide free, online video lectures for academic courses and other Open CourseWare materials. I have individual links to individual courses or programs of courses in my other web pages but this page is for keeping track of sites with courses. OpenCourseWare sites typically provide a syllabus, description of the course, problem sets, exams and a schedule. Some sites also provide audio or video lectures, solutions to problem sets and exams, online textbooks, lecture notes, and links to supplementary materials. Many OCW courses require textbooks, specialized commercial software such as Mathematica and software that can be downloaded for free. There are a lot of areas that are not well-covered and some areas that have a lot of coverage. http://www.uccp.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=78 Free online AP courses University of California College Prep http://www.academicearth.org/ High school and College textbooks http://www.textbookmedia.com/Products/BookList.aspx High School and College age-ish (Online): From Chels~ list HippoCampus Free Courses http://www.hippocampus.org/ Mixed Courses in many subjects Free-Ed.Net Printable Courses in all subject areas. Not sure who funds this one, but I like how the curriculum is laid out. http://www.pass.leon.k12.fl.us/Speci...t%20Areas.aspx University of Berkley Courses. Tons of Free Courses available here. webcast.berkeley | UC Berkeley Video and Podcasts for Courses & Events Yale University Open Courses. Nicely done and easy to access IMO. Online Video Lectures and Course Materials — Open Yale Courses University of Washington free courses. OpenUW Free Courses M.I.T. open Courseware. Tons of completely free courses in many subjects. Free Online Course Materials | Courses | MIT OpenCourseWare History: From Chels~ list Scripted People of America History Lessons. Home School Curriculum | Free Home School Lessons for Beginners Little City Kids. Kindy or 1st grade world history and geography. Little City Kids : Daily Lesson Plans American Heritage. Uses teacher jargon, but is complete. Curriculum Mosaic Introduction to World History Free Lesson Plans: Mosaic Introduction to World

History Part 1: Myths, Maps, and Marvels American History American History Curriculum http://www.historyforkids.org a site for middle school kids

Homeschooling in Massachusetts websites
http://www.ahem.info/ http://www.mhla.org/

Homeschool sites with tons of Everything, lists, information, hard to categorize
http://www.guesthollow.com/ http://www.annesschoolplace.com/ http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teacherslounge/freebies.php http://www.homeschooloasis.com/ http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/ Paula's Archives, a real treasury http://highland.hitcho.com.au/ http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/educational.htm http://www.eaglesnesthome.com/ http://www.geocities.com/~perkinshome/homeschool.html http://www.crosswalk.com/homeschool/ http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/WebLinks/weblinks.htm http://www.hsadvisor.com/ http://school.discoveryeducation.com/ http://www.kids.gov/ all sites kept by the good old US of A for kids categorized by subject and grade range, crazy amounts of free resources here from arcade style games, coloring books, I have still barely scratched the surface of this resource! http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ another site with some of everything, lists of links by category, timelines, assessment helps, how to's for computer programs etc.
http://www.teachersdomain.org

It is a free resource where teachers (and homeschool educators) can sign up for already prepared lessons with video clips, questions, etc.

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

Homeschool Used Books forums and auctions I generally trust
http://www.homeschoolclassifieds.com/

Hymns and Hymn studies with bios and midi files
http://www.mystory-mysong.com/hymnpage.htm http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/hymns.html http://breadsite.org/classic.htm http://whosoeverwill.ca/hymns.html

Lap-booking, how-to resources, templates and freebies Notebooking and clip art resources for timelines and more
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teacherslounge/lapbooks.php http://www.squidoo.com/lapbooking/#module2518003 http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm http://akidsheart.com/threer/writeart.htm http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/shapebook/toc.html http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/PeakmoreAcademy/144840/ http://classroomclipart.com/ http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/static/cs/uk/11/clipart/home.html fabulous site with DK's wonderful art all ready to download for your pages and projects. Listed by category this is a favorite http://www.grandmasgraphics.com/ another heavenly site with Molly Bretts and more favorites (mine) http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/ tons of clip art all subjects http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/sitemap.htm be still my heart, what a find!!!! Clip art so beautiful, the literary characters are my favorite and many can be printed out as coloring pages! http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm

Learning to Read/Early Readers
http://www.starfall.com/ animated games and activities for pre-readers and very early readers http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html free Scott Forseman grammar and writing texts for grades 1-6 downloadable and printable as pdf files http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm online games teaching letter sounds

Literature Study Sites/Great Books

http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/teaching.html
http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl512/allegory.html http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl203/203home.html#onlinereadings http://www.googlelittrips.com/

A teacher came up with the unique idea to take a digital book from children's literature and plot out the characters' travels with the digital mapping tools of Google Earth, providing a multidimensional learning experience. Students K-12 can take a virtual field trip in real time to visit the places mentioned in the book, making it even more relevant and meaningful. http://www.pinkmonkey.com/ http://www.thegreatbooks.com/resources TheGreatBooks.com is designed to help Christian educators use the classical model to help each high school student own his or her faith as a total worldview. free lectures on some of the Great Books http://www.mce.k12tn.net/units/units_with_books.htm vocabulary, worksheets and activites on many books listed alphabetically by title http://www.novelguide.com/novellist.asp listed alphabetically by book free guides. This site is a bit difficult to navigate and is supported by advertising but it is worth it. click on the book guide you want, on the right in a purple bar it says Choose to Continue and under it you can choose summary, character profiles etc. Literature Study Sites/Great Books……………….

http://www.centerforlit.com/teacherguides.htm free sample of study guide for The Bronze Bow and a few other freebies of interest under classroom resources http://www.roalddahl.com/ a delightful site with all things Roald Dahl http://www.grtbooks.com/ chronological resources from ancients to modern http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000.html http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

FROM LORI”S LIST

LITERATURE - MIT (free writing and English course materials online) = http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/intro-courses/writing/ - Sparknotes (free lit. guides) = http://www.sparknotes.com/home/literature - Glencoe (free lit. guides) = http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/ - Bookrags (free lit. guides) = http://www.bookrags.com/browse/Book%20Notes/ - Cliffs Notes (free lit. guides) = http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/...id305321.html - Awesome Library (books available to read online) = http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classr...iterature.html - Extreme Intellect (books available to read online) = http://www.extremeintellect.com/ei20...iterature.html Literature/Reading Guides and Units: From Chels~ list Novel Study Guides Novel Study Guides for the Classroom Teacher Reading Units by Gay Miller. Awesome resource. Book Units Garden Of Praise Reading Units. Many popular 2nd and 3rd grade reading level titles. Literature Based Reading Lessons Glencoe Literature Guides. Lots of popular titles. Glencoe Literature: Literature Library Literature Activity Guides by Nancy Polette. These are samples, but are in depth enough to test if your child understood the story. Literature Guides SCORE Cyberguides. California Schools. http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cyberguide.html

Great Books lists by grade
Grimm’s Fairy Tales http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/ not for the little ones, this site is aimed at high school students and shows how harsh life could be in the 1800’s with 12 of Grimm’s original fairy tales. http://litplans.com/ what a find! Unit Plans, Teacher's Guides, Study Guides, and much more for middle and high school linked to many other pages, a very few link to ones for purchase but most are free http://www.penguinreaders.com free resources for penguin edition books of all levels, fact sheets, tests etc.

Math/Logic
http://mathusee.com/drill.html facts drill page with online manipulatives http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html games, videos explaining math and other tools http://www.mathgoodies.com/students.html

“Today our award-winning site has over 500 pages of math resources for students, educators and parents. We have interactive lessons, puzzles and worksheets you can use at your own pace.” Math/Logic……………………….. http://www.themathpage.com/ARITH/arithmetic.htm webpage teaching math, complete course in basic math skills and Plane Geometry, Euclid’s Elements, and Algebra as well as topics in Calculus and Trigonometry http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/toc.jsp?sid=nlvm&cid=2_1 pre-K – 12 many pages of online interactive math activities using Java platform http://www.mathfactcafe.com/ build your own or pre-made factsheets, online flashcards, online games and activities http://www.brobstsystems.com/kids/ printables for the younger set math and misc. http://agutie.homestead.com/files/index.html neat geometry site with lots of resources and videos http://www.visualfractions.com/ a great site with visual representations of math with fractions and worksheets and other stuff NEW! http://www.counton.org/ more math games, but really cool other math trivia as well http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/ pdf’s of printable graph paper and other math goodies

http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/kidz/index.shtml wonderful games and math activites targeted for 4-6 but some of the younger set can play some of them and the older kids would enjoy the review and practice with these fun and numerous games. printable follow up exercises as well. *some link to other websites such as pbs.org http://www.thinkingblocks.com/ThinkingBlocks_MD/TB_MD_Main.html video tutorials in a friendly format

http://calculusthemusical.com/audio/ How great is that really? Calculus the Musical. Remember and learn the principles of calculus to familiar tunes in mp3 format. great for the teen ipod! http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/ great blog with helpful entries and numerous resources

NEW! http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ an animated, alphabetical site that explains math terms http://superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/ math worksheet and answer key generator with logic and other games as well http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching Math: From Chels~ list Ray's Arithmetic Ray's Arithmetic - Google Book Search CSMP Materials. Grades k-6. CSMP Materials First Lessons in Arithmetic Math NC Public Schools DPI Instructional Services: Mathematics: Grades K-2 Resources (2003 SCS) Centre for Innovation (UK) Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching Mathematics Enhancement Programme Living Math History (Lesson Plans on Right side of Page) C1 Outline and Booklists Math Drill: From Chels~ list (Online) Math Magician Oswego City School District Math Games Printable Math Sheets Free Math Worksheets (online) Math U See Math·U·See Drill Page Math Worksheets to create and print http://themathworksheetsite.com/

Middle Ages Studies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDaB-NNyM8o this is an awesome animated Bayeux Tapestry http://www.battle1066.com/ Battle of Hastings website http://www.toweroflondontour.com/kids/ Virtual tour and activites relating to the Tower of London NEW! http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/kids/ fabulous middle ages research site for kids with kid friendly artwork and whoo hoo a quote from the website says.. “Parents, teachers and children may, of course, use them freely for educational purposes.” http://www.yourchildlearns.com/heraldrygame/index.html free online The heraldry game is set in the year 1273, a time when things were, well, pretty medieval be prizes to be shared out.

Misc. teacher sites with numerous resources
http://www.educationworld.com/index.shtml http://www.edhelper.com/ http://www.associatedcontent.com/ odd site but you can find some great stuff searching it such as video handwriting instruction among many others http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm games and skills practice for K-8 listed by grade http://ellenjmchenry.com/id1.html free downloads in multiple subject areas http://www.freelyeducate.com/ huge site with something for everyone

Music, General and Specific but not classical, it has it’s own category
http://drumbum.com/lessons/ free online drum lessons! http://www.musictheory.net/ online or downloadable theory lessons for K-Mom note trainer, virtual keyboard, utilities and sundry http://www.gmajormusictheory.org//Fundamentals/workbooks.html free theory workbooks

Music Theory
http://www.musicards.net/ NEW! http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/index.asp Another of the best sites, musical dictionary, classical music show for kids, the instruments, periods of music and games and activities

Free Piano Lessons/Resources
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebiesP.html http://www.gopiano.com/ http://www.pianonanny.com/1.html http://www.zebrakeys.com/ http://ababasoft.com/music/piano.html

NEW! Newsletters to sign up for with lots of freebies
http://www.currclick.com/ http://www.handsofachild.com/shop/Newsletter2.aspx http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com/E_News/FreebieFriday/FreebieFriday.htm http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/newsletter/ http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/

Naval History
http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html history, primary sources, photos, game and activities as well as lesson plans

Note Booking resources
http://highland.hitcho.com.au/Forms.htm http://www.notebookingpages.com/Notebooking_Pages_Free_Notebooking_Pages.html NEW! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/PeakmoreAcademy/144840/ http://classroomclipart.com/ http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/static/cs/uk/11/clipart/home.html fabulous site with DK's wonderful art all ready to download for your pages and projects. Listed by category this is a favorite http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/sitemap.htm be still my heart, what a find!!!! Clip art so beautiful, the literary characters are my favorite and many can be printed out as coloring pages!

Online educational games
http://www.eduplace.com/edugames.html http://www.purposegames.com/ www.multiplication.com **Online Courses (NEW SECTION and I have not pulled them all from other categories yet) https://www.englishgrammar101.com/Lessons/Default.aspx www.spanish.com http://www.outreach.washington.edu/openuw/ The University of Washington wants you to register before accessing the information. The registration is through a simple name/address form. They promise to not spam you or share your information.

Explore a variety of learning in these free online courses from the University of Washington.
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The American Civil War Energy, Diet and Weight Greek Mythology Gulliver's Travels Hamlet HTML Basics History of Jazz: New Orleans The American Revolution Shakespeare's Comedies Heroic Fantasy: Tolkien World War II

Paper Dolls fun and historical some virtual
(I print them on cardstock so they are a little sturdier) http://www.gallimauphry.com/PD/pepys/louis.html http://www.bellaonline.com/code/doll/ http://marilee.us/paperdolls.html http://100megsfree4.com/gogators4/ http://www.berenstainbears.com/dressup.html http://www.papergoodies.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=305 http://www.pastpatterns.com/doll2.html http://www.ushsdolls.com/paperdoll/pdarc.html http://pheemcfaddell.com/index.html

Phonics
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml games, activities and printables Phonics: From Chels~ list Word Mastery http://donpotter.net/PDF/Word%20Mastery%20-%20Typed.pdf (online) Starfall Learn to Read at Starfall - teaching comprehension and phonics Blend Phonics Blend Phonics

Physical Fitness/PE for credit
NEW! http://www.circusfit.com/ you have to register but it is free and there are lesson plans and videos and a guide for this circus themed exercise program, I can’t wait to get started with this one! http://www.presidentschallenge.org/home_kids.aspx Accepting the President's Challenge is the first step towards being more active. Here you'll find even more tools to help you reach your fitness goals - whether you're looking for new ways to measure your progress or simply a little extra inspiration.

Poems, Poets and Poetry

http://www.firstscience.com/site/poems.asp http://www.kyphilom.com/www/poems.html http://www.sparrowtreesquare.com/past_issues.html a delightful pdf format children’s magazine on poetry and literature http://www.lovepoems.me.uk/a_poems_for_children_great_children's_poems_childrens_resource_index. htm Children’s poems categorized by subject http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/Humanities/Literature/Poetry/Poetry01_VOD.asp “This is a video instructional series on American poetry for college and high school classrooms and adult learners, presented in 13 one-hour video programs. Video for Voices and Vision and the individual program descriptions are provided courtesty of Annenberg/CPB.” http://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=65 all things Longfellow including many lesson plans http://www.poetryteachers.com/ wonderful site with great information ,essons, poetry theater and fun Poetry Read Aloud http://www.kristinegeorge.com/poetry_aloud.html

Religion
http://www.aresearchguide.com/200religion.html http://www.mapsofwar.com/index.html animated maps showing who has had control of the Middle East over time

Seasonal favorites
http://www.teachingmom.com/features/advent.html an all time favorite I could easily use this and do unit studies every December. A wealth of information, activities, art, crafts, hymns, devotions and more. One of these days maybe I will. http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/thanksgiving.htm lovely list of Thanksgiving info and activites links ot may other pages http://www.homeschooled-kids.com/hskidsmainentrance.html a rich site with numerous treasures, not just for kids http://www.1netcentral.com/holiday-graphics.html delightful links to great clipart and animated gifs categorized by holiday

Science Curricula
http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/science/otters_science/otters_science_main.ht ml Virtual Dissections: http://www.whitman.edu/biology/vpd/main.html virtual pig dissection http://library.thinkquest.org/15401/ virtual cat dissection http://froggy.lbl.gov/ http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu//Frog2/home.html virtual dissection of a frog and other resources http://101science.com/Biodissection.htm huge list of links to dissections http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html interactive maps of human body by system http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets.php huge site with tons of great resources http://www.periodicvideos.com/# videos with short experiments for every element on the periodic table very fun! http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/1e/27/2 7.pdf Great Textbook, Invitations to Science Inquiry http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/ great site for studying plants http://darwin-online.org.uk/ the complete works of Charles Darwin incl original notebook from voyage http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/ singing science, old records, now mp3 downloads of all kinds of science topics http://www.frontiernet.net/~docbob/

This site is devoted to the wonders of science and technology. This is an interactive place where you can explore, learn, and ask questions. The focus is on unusual, interesting, and thought provoking topics. I hope that you enjoy exploring Dr. Bob's Interesting Science Stuff.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/heart.html http://www.silkentent.com/gus1911/RonPond.htm
Come on in, the water's fine!! The following pics were taken through my microscope using a digital camera. Specimens were from my backyard pond. And this one too.. http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopyuk.org.uk/ponddip/index.html

http://www.estuaries.gov/ Welcome to Estuaries.Gov where we aim to advance estuarine and coastal literacy. Explore these living classrooms and laboratories - our estuaries -, discover their importance and beauty, and learn what you can do to protect them http://www.biologycorner.com/# The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. It contains a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics http://www.biologyjunction.com/ very cool stuff with some AP resources too http://www.cellsalive.com/ This site with all animations and a complete video library are on the CELLS alive! http://www.sciencespot.net/index.html teacher resources, kids tutorials, reference desk, puzzles and misc. http://www.freesciencelectures.com/ http://www.homeschool2.net/ A website aimed at science and technology-oriented homeschoolers. http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/ an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genetics and heredity http://www.nsta.org/publications/freebies.aspx National Science Teacher’s Association freebies http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets.php extremely extensive site of incredible worksheets to go with any curriculum http://www.georgiascienceteacher.org/gpsresources.htm many resources for teachers http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookTOC.html

Welcome to an On-Line Biology Book Table of Contents. Click on the underlined items to go to those chapters. The text items are modified lecture outlines I have developed over the many years of teaching college-level introductory biology http://www.newtonsapple.tv/TeacherGuides_alphabet.php Teacher’s Guides for all the Newton’s Apple PBS episodes http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ comic book periodic table of elements http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html musical periodic table of elements http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/elementary/5science.htm#teacher lots of miscellaneous resources http://www.physicscentral.com/coloringbook/coloringbook.pdf a physics coloring book, who knew? NEW! http://stores.lulu.com/george1053 free scientific notebooks http://www.light-science.com/ covering biology, biographies, animals, physics, chemistry, human body, science projects, environment, quantum mechanics, math, and technology. Discover people behind advancements in modern science, who were, and still are ordinary people. NEW! http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/index.htm resources on marine mammals and other fun stuff http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/guides/index.htm direct link to pdf files K-12 Splash of Math is very good! http://www.exploratorium.edu/ huge site with lots of resources and online activities, tons of printables, hard to describe, check it out though! http://web.mit.edu/invent/invent-main.html inventions and inventors, history and activities http://4hgarden.msu.edu/main.html hours of fun here, plants, animals, sign language and online games http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/introb.html “Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore.”

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments/ fun kid favorite experiment instructions and video tutorials and experiment of the week newsletter to sign up for http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html Tom Leher singing the Periodic Table to a very familiar Gilbert and Sullivan tune! *http://www.e-learningforkids.org/index.html very cool site for about ages 5-12 , a little of everything, lots of interactive lessons http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/jh/earth/index.html Free earth science resources, texts etc. http://www.medtropolis.com/vbody.asp Virtual Tour of Several Organ systems Science: From Chels~ list Engineering for kids ages 8 and up. Single subject lesson plans. Nicely done and easy to understand. TryEngineering : Lesson Plans Earth Awareness Curriculum for Middle Schoolers NSTA Source Reduction Curriculum Life Science Curriculum http://www.eequalsmcq.com/Thank%20yo...%20Science.htm Otter’s Science Homeschool Science Curriculum K-12 Science Curriculum MSNucleus

Shakespeare resources
http://absoluteshakespeare.com/ the name of the website covers it all, start here for sure http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=588 Folger Shakespeare Library’s kids site, wonderful and full of activities http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/ “To be an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet. Admittedly, some of the resources are not so scholarly, but that's as may be. Usefulness to students (in the broadest sense) is most often the guiding principle. The truly un-scholarly sites are linked on the "Other" Sites page. With respect to current performances, a very popular feature is a listing of Shakespeare Festivals. To present unique Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet. “ http://www.bardweb.net/ “Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Shakespeare Resource Center. You'll find here collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare. There are millions of pages that reference Shakespeare on the Internet. This site aims to make it a little easier to find your sources.” http://www.berith.org/nettalks/shakeintro.html free lectures on mp3 http://www.shakespeare-online.com/

http://shakespeare.emory.edu/illustrated_index.cfm amazing site linking great art and artists who have done works inspired by Shakespeare

Spanish Resources, Courses and textbooks
http://www.studyspanish.com/freesite.htm http://www.multilingualbooks.com/freelessons-spanish.html here are listed every possible Spanish resource on the net you could imagine

Story of the World resources
http://www.lulu.com/content/796912 free workbook download http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/SOTWmenu.htm “The following sites correlate Story of the World (SOTW) with another book or curriculum so you can study one time period in both programs simultaneously.”

Tapestry of Grace resources
http://highland.hitcho.com.au/ancienthistory.htm http://highland.hitcho.com.au/tog2.htm tons of note booking pages here

Things I can’t categorize
http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ a fun site to enter and track your U.S. currency

NEW Timelines
http://www3.canisius.edu/~emeryg/time.html#art A huge categorized list of timelines on the web

Timeline Figures
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/exhibits/portraits/index.html

http://www.fromoldbooks.org/ http://www.cidadevirtual.pt/poge/kings/index.html Kings and Queens of England

Tolkien/Lord of the Rings Trilogy/Hobbit Yes I do think it deserves its own section. 
http://www.cep.unt.edu/songs/tolkien.html http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/hobbits silly ridiculously catchy fun http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/default.asp The Encyclopedia of Arda, a site dedicated to all things Tolkien the links list is fantastic http://www.chriswetherell.com/elf/ elvish name generator and a link to a Hobbit one.  tv online Nova specials http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/index.html

Typing/Keyboarding
http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/ free online teaching program http://www.computerlabkids.com/keyboarding.htm site with lots of links to keyboarding practice http://gardenofpraise.com/keybdles.htm

Unit Studies
http://highland.hitcho.com.au/ http://www.terriebittner.com/history/historythematicunit.html http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/ some free ones here http://www.homeschoolshare.com/ Unit Studies/Notebooking: From Chels~ list A Journey Through Learning Inventor unit study and lapbook. Click on Free products. We enjoyed the lapbook. ajourneythroughlearning.com H.I.P. Pocket Change. Several Lesson Plans revolving around money. H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web Site - Lesson Plans Various Unit Studies Free Homeschooling Unit Studies Oceanography CurrClick - Christian Cottage - Oceanography - try me for FREE! Various Subjects: S.C.O.R.E. Language Arts CyberGuides 3 Curriculums about Eyes Ophthalmic Heritage & Museum of Vision Take a Cloud Walk http://www.nostudentleftindoors.com/...alkMar31LO.pdf Birds Notebooking pages CurrClick -Notebooking Nook.com - Nature Study ~ Birds ~

Notebooking Pages Canada Unit Study Canada Unit Study

U.S. Government
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ divided in to grades form K-12 this interactive website is one of my favorites tons of information and online and printable games as well

US History
http://www.ushistory.org/

Educational Video Sites
http://studio4learning.tv/ cross curricular videos from Middle and High School Standard Deviants live here too http://www.sqooltools.com/edvideos/ videos for the K-8 crowd

Western Civilization/Speilvogel resources
http://www.wadsworth.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl? fid=M20bI&product_isbn_issn=0534646026&discipline_number=21 online resources Whole Curriculum: From Chels~ list Ambleside Online Ambleside Online Old Fashioned Education An Old-Fashioned Education (Preschool and some elementary) Brightly Beaming Resources Puritan Homeschool Curriculum. Contains many subjects but is religious. THE PURITANS’ HOME SCHOOL CURRICULUM Core Knowledge. Teacher jargon outline is at the beginning of each lesson. Scroll past this to get to the actual activity pages of the lesson. Core Knowledge Lesson Plans

Wonderful elementary sites for all subjects
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html http://www.janbrett.com/ http://www.homeschooled-kids.com/hskidsmainentrance.html

Worksheets and Journaling, handwriting and penmanship

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/wspages/writing.htm http://www.kidzone.ws/tracers/none/index.asp FROM LORI’S LIST WRITING - MIT (free writing and English course materials online) = http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/intro-courses/writing/ - Cliffs Notes = http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/...eId-29035.html - The Five Paragraph Essay (instruction; prompts; etc.) = http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/index.html - narrative essay prompts = http://members.accessus.net/~bradley...eprompts2.html - expository essay prompts (Writer's Web) = http://mh034.k12.sd.us/expository_essay_prompts.htm - persuasive essay prompts (About.com) = http://712educators.about.com/od/ess...uasprompts.htm - practice timed essays for SAT/ACT testing = http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/sa...y-prompts.html

FREE ONLINE WRITING LESSON PLANS - K-12 Lesson Plan index (writing lesson ideas by grade level) = http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/index.asp - Writing Fix (writing lessons) = http://www.writingfix.com/ - Writer's Web (list of links to writing lessons/assignments) = http://mh034.k12.sd.us/lessons%20and%20ideas.htm

WWI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/

Homeschool Shopping Sites
This category has its own page as everything on the previous list is free. http://www.christianbook.com/html/specialty/1016.html/600888426 they also have quarterly warehouse sales in Peabody Ma that you can do very well at for curriculum and books. Do NOT bring the littles to this one. http://www.visionforum.com/ pricey but lovely and they do have sales http://www.keepersofthefaith.com/Catalog/CurriculumIndex.asp http://www.fun-books.com/ dedicated to unschooling but wonderful stuff http://www.lostclassicsbooks.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.100.exe/index2.htm? L+scstore+dbmc4310ff12ae12+1191605488

http://www.themysteryofhistory.com/shop_mohstore.shtml an advantage to buying from her website is often there are invitations to participate in beta testing of new products! http://www.beginningspublishing.com/catalog/index.php http://www.exodusbooks.com/ http://www.notgrass.com/world-history-high-school-curriculum.php http://www.statehistory.net/ http://writing-edu.com/ http://www.hstreasures.com/books_menu.html http://www.homeschooldiscountproducts.com/servlet/StoreFront http://home.earthlink.net/~kadgar/ http://www.horriblebooks.com/ You can get Galore Park products here also and save on the UK shipping for Latin Prep. The horrible book series are fun, though secular. You can see their products here. http://www.galorepark.co.uk/home-schoolers.html http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/ **** I have used the timeline figures cd more than anything I have ever bought for our homeschool. You can resize to a coloring page or downsize to a notebook timeline, with or without text. I love this place. some freebies too http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/coursedesclong2.aspx?cid=132&pc=Search http://www.rainbowresource.com/index.php?sid=1191598079-1630458 huge resource that has everything, most at discounted prices, free shipping over $150.00. They can get behind and orders can take longer than most so leave plenty of time. http://dunlopministries.com/ http://www.christianlogic.com/catalog/logic_in_100_minutes.htm home of Fallacy Detective and Thinking Toolbox, great blog as well http://www.gpasmartstore.com/default.aspx http://www.doorposts.net/ I just love these resources, especially the Home Economics http://www.timberdoodle.com/ ***** one of my favorite family owned businesses www.singnlearn.com ****** my very favorite resource and a delightful family owned business

DON’T FORGET, my most heavily used resource www.amazon.com the used stuff is generally a really good deal, just make sure the seller is rated 4 or 5 stars, so there are no issues. Not to mention the reviews are one of my best tools I know of for books, movies, you name it. Shopping sites with huge discounts http://www.libraryanded.com/ tons of the best of the best, sign up for the newsletter incredible discounts and close-out sales with some of my all time favorite resources like Nest Videos, The Devine artists, composers and inventors series and more