Saturday, June 1, 2013

FREE! Lesson Plans, E-books, & Online Classes

Living on a limited budget AND finding funds for curriculum can sometimes be a struggle. There isn't always much left for extras. But that doesn't mean your children have to miss out. The internet is overflowing with free resources, available at the click of a mouse. Let me show you where to look!  

An Old-Fashioned Education
You'll find here a directory of free homeschool curricula, literature and text books organized for the use of homeschooling families.
Ambleside Online
The Ambleside Online curriculum is a free homeschooling curriculum designed to be a modern equivalent to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason (CM) used in her own PNEU schools.
Easy Peasy -- All In One Homeschool
A complete, free online homeschool curricula.
The Puritan Home School
A free home school curriculum consistent with the historic reformed Biblical faith as it is summarized in the original Westminster Standards and the Three Forms of Unity.
World Wide School
This site is dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of educational material.
SAS® Curriculum Pathways®
Interactive, standards-based resources for grades 6-12 in English language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, and Spanish. Free to students and educators in traditional, virtual, and home schools. (I think this is connected with the Department of Education.)
CK-12 Foundation: Kindle Store
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers 40,000 free ebooks to download.
The Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project
The Baldwin Project seeks to make available online a comprehensive collection of literature for children that is in the public domain in the United States. This includes all works first published before 1923. These resources are offered at no charge and permission is granted to individuals to print copies for personal and educational uses.
Thousands of free ebooks, pre-formatted for reading on your computer, smartphone..., iPod, or e-reading device - ePUB, Kindle, eReader, PDF, Plucker, iSilo, Doc, RTF, Mobipocket, Newton Paperback, and zTXT ebooks ready to go!
Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 292 billion archived web pages.
Online Books- Answers In Genesis
The following resources have been made freely available to read online. You may purchase physical copies of these books from our online store.
Homeschooler's Guide To Free Kindle Books
While many Kindle freebies are available for only a short time, this guide features timeless classics that are always free for Kindle.  
The KISS Grammar Site
This site was started more than a decade ago, primarily to explain the KISS Approach to teaching grammar. Since then, the site has grown in a number of directions, including the inclusion of the practical, printable, KISS Grammar Workbooks.
4-H Youth Development Organization
A youth development organization serving more than 6.5 million young people, 4-H... provides youth development programs with a focus on science, health and citizenship.
American government & politics portal. Free online textbook, documents library and more.
Khan Academy
With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, they're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Six awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you US History and Hank Green teaches you Chemistry. Check out the playlists for past courses in World History, Biology, Literature, and Ecology.
Virtual Homeschool Group
A home school online course co-op. Unlike an online school, VHSG is a project that runs on voluntary donations that provides training, tools, and a free online place for those that want to teach something and in turn a place for home school families to come and sign up for those free classes.
Hands-On Essays
Free Video Lessons. In order to get the most out of the video lessons, you will need to order the Hands-On Essays student handbook which contains key points, writing samples, assignments, tips for evaluating assignments, and more.
Education Portal
Take free online courses that are fun and engaging. Pass exams to earn real college credit. Research schools and degrees to further your education.
Homeschool College USA
Free homeschool curriculum for high schoolers who want to use college-level exams for credit.
Covenant Theological Seminary Resources
Free Online Lectures and Courses in Apologetics, Theology, Church History, Archaeology, Literature, Art, and more.
Free High School Resources You Won’t Want to Miss
This is a blog post with more free homeschool and educational resources.
Freely Educate
A blog where high quality and free educational offers are posted every week day. Free homeschooling resources are the primary focus. Giveaways and educational product reviews are also posted frequently.

1 comment:

  1. What an excellent resource! Love it!


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