Handwriting for Kids. This site has instruction
sheets to show how to make all the cursive letters, and they have worksheets
for practicing. They also have math worksheets and a few other things.
Writing Fix. Check out their "Interactive
Instant Plot Creator" and other writing resources.
Project Gutenberg. Over 20,000 free books, with
complete text. These great books are out of copyright, and are free for you
to download and read. Titles include books like Tom Sawyer (and other Mark
Twain books), the works of Plato, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules
Verne, Adventures Of Pinocchio, and many more.
Living Books for the Ears. Sign up to get free
weekly audio programs of "old time radio adaptations of great books and
Joyful Math - Math Games. We really enjoyed the
Pointing Fingers Game on this site. There are some other interesting games,
Roman Numerals. I really like these next two
sites. They made learning Roman numerals a lot of fun for us!
Roman Numeral and Date Conversion with Roman
Calculator & Roman Numerals Test. The Roman numerals test on the lower
right side of this page, is great for learning Roman numerals.
On Roman Numerals. This page has a good
explanation of how Roman numerals work, and a nice Roman numeral converter.
WWF'N Proof - Games for Thinkers. We bought
their Equations game, and we were very impressed with it. Click on the
"Store" link at the top of their page, to see the list of all their games.
NASA. They have lots of educational photos,
NASA's video gallery. Watch these videos
with your children.
Free Aerodynamics Computer Software from
NASA. They have some great free computer programs here, although most of
them would be better for older children.
Popsicle Stick Bridge. Instructions to make a
popsicle stick bridge.
Structures Page - at PBS. Bridges, Domes,
Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. This site has lots interactive experiments
3D Models to Build - Papercraft by Canon. All
kinds of models that you can print and build. Check out the Buildings of the
World. All are free to download.
Science Toys You Can Make With Your Kids. Has
detailed instructions to build simple electric motors, steam boats, vacuum
pump, spectroscope, kaleidocycle, and more.
Museum of Radio and Technology. They have a
nice photo tour of the museum, with radio techonolgy starting from the
Amphibian and Reptile Images. Lots of excellent
photos arranged according to classification.
Magnet Man. This is a great site with lots of
information, photos, explanations, etc. on magnetism.
Hilsch Vortex Tube. This is a great thing to
look at when you are teaching in basic chemistry, that molecules move faster
when they are at a higher temperature. A Hilsch vortex tube, separates a gas
(like air) under pressure into hot and cold molecules. Make sure you check
out both these sites, because they make a much better lesson together.
Hilsch Vortext Tube Explanation. This
site has short history and explanation of how they work.
Hilsch Vortext Tube Diagram. This site
has a nice diagram that shows roughly how they work.
How Everyday Things Are Made - by Stanford
University. They have lots of awesome videos showing how things are
made. Check out the high speed video showing how an entire jet airplane (a
777) is built, and many others. Click on "How Everyday Things Are Made" at
Stellarium. Get this free planetarium program
for your computer. It's great for studying astronomy.
History Central.com. American and world
history, with timelines, and special sections. Lots of great stuff here.
The History Place. This site has mostly recent
history, but it has some good articles.
Google Maps. It has street maps and satelite
photos of most places. See if you can find your house. Great for teaching
geography and showing how maps work.
World Paper Money Homepage. To see what the
money of various countries looks like, click on the "Bank Notes" button, and
use the maps to choose the country you want.
Earth Cam for Kids. Search for live cameras
around the world and see what's going on right now.
Canada Info. Lots of information about Canada.
Home Schooling Leaders
Holt GWS.com - John Holt Growing Without Schooling
John Holt is one of the fathers of modern home schooling. This the main page
from the home schooling organization that he started.
What Is Unschooling?. This is John
Common Objections to Homeschooling, by John
Holt. This article has some interesting home schooling objections, and
John Holt's response to them.
John Taylor Gatto "Challenging the Myths of Modern
Schooling." If you want more information on the problems in schools, and
why you should home school, check out John Taylor Gatto's books and site:
You can read John Taylor Gatto's book "The
Underground History of American Education" on his site, here:
His other books are here:
NHERI - National Home Education Research Institue.
This organization does research on home education.
Other Home School Sites
Here are some other great home schooling sites to
Home Schooling Adventures on the Web.
The Home School Mom.
This site has lots of articles and other home school resources.
Home School Reviews.
Support Groups & Homeschooling Law - Jon's
This page lists support groups for the United
States, by state:
State Groups & Sites - Finding Homeschool Support
on the Internet. This page lists support groups for the United States,
This is their home page:
Home Schooling Magazines
The Old School House.
There product review page covers a very large
number of home school products:
Homeschooling Horizons Magazine,
Canada's Homeschooling Magazine.
Home Schooling Tools
Home School Tracker Program. If you are looking
for a computer program to help you keep track of what you are doing with
each of your children, check out this program. It helps keep track of
assignments, your comments or marks, field trips, appointments, etc. The
basic version is free to download and try.
Yahoo Groups. Yahoo Groups is a site that hosts
e-mail discussion groups, for all kinds of topics, including home schooling.
Some of the home schooling groups are national in scope, some are much more
local. If you are looking for a good e-mail discussion group on home
schooling, Yahoo Groups has lots of them.
If you have never used Yahoo Groups, you have to register with them first
(it's all free), and then you can join any groups you want.
Their main site is:
The sites listed above are only an extremely small
sample of what is available on the Internet for home schoolers. Here are a
few search engines to look for more sites.