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Many of these links contain more subjects than the one under which they’re listed. Please browse within each site to find suitable material. Note that World Schooling Resources does not discriminate based on religious or political affiliation, though pages with an obvious religious or political affiliation are noted as such. We feel it’s your job to decide which resources are appropriate for your family. Please evaluate each site independently before sharing with your children.
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All About Birds | All Ages
Study hundreds of bird species using web cams, photos, videos and descriptions. Learn to identify and attract birds.
Archeology Channel | All Ages
Videos about archeology.
ARM Climate Research Facility | All Ages
“The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Education and Outreach Program creates basic science lessons related to weather and climate for K-12th grade. ARM Education strives to make lessons that are relevant to the needs of the schools in the communities where ARM has its sites, the Southern Great Plains (SGP) of the United States, the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP), and the North Slope of Alaska (NSA). However, almost all of these lessons are useful for students anywhere.” – http://www.arm.gov/education/studyhall/
CK-12 | All Ages
Science, technology, engineering and math open courseware including video and reviewed textbooks.
KidsAstronomy.com | Grades K-8
“Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages. KidsAstronomy.com, part of the KidsKnowIt Network, is the absolutely free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.” – http://www.kidsastronomy.com/
Kids Gardening | All Ages
Extensive collection of curriculum, lesson plans and family gardening tips.
Middle School Chemistry | Grades 5-9
Guided, inquiry-based lesson plans that cover basic chemistry concepts and scientific investigation.
National Parks Service | Grades K-8
Archeology program for kids.
PhET Interactive Simulations | All Ages
Science and Math simulations in 36 languages.
SeaWorld | Grades K-8
Printable PDF teacher’s guides and student activities, with links to Shamu TV.
Weather Unit Study | Grades Pre-K-4
Downloadable 40 page weather unit study covering the water cycle, seasons, temperature, graphing, hibernation, clouds, wind, natural disasters and more.
Calculation Nation | Grades 3-8
Online math strategy games that teach fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, with a separate calculating area for practice.
CK-12 | All Ages
Science, technology, engineering and math open courseware including video and reviewed textbooks.
Dad’s Worksheets | All Ages
Printable math worksheets and flash cards.
Illuminations | All Ages
Over 600 math lessons, activities and games funded through a grant sponsored by Verizon.
IXL Math | Grades K-8
Limited access (per day) online math practice in the form of question and answer.
Kuta Software | Grades 9-12
Math.com | All Ages
Math homework help, practice, tutoring, calculators and tools, and games.
Math Drills.com | All Ages
Thousands of free high-quality printable math worksheets with answer keys.
Math Fact Cafe | Grades K-5
Pre-made or custom math worksheets, including generators for math drills, flashcards, time, money, and word problems.
Math Worksheets for Kids | Grades Pre-K-5
100+ printable kids math worksheets designed to teach early math skills, basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives | All Ages
Online math manipulatives and learning tools.
PatrickJMT | Grades 3-8
Upper elementary and middle school math video instruction.
Sumdog | Grades K-5
Online multiplayer and single player math games covering over 100 numeracy skills.
XtraMath | Grades K-5
Online math fact fluency program for students, parents, and teachers designed to help students master basic math facts.
Code Academy | Grades 9-12
Learn the basics of computer programming to build your own apps and websites.
Scratch | K-8
Create stories, games, and animations and share with others around the world.
W3 Schools | Grades 9-12
Learn to make a website with free tutorials in various web development technologies.
Alphabet Soup | Pre-K
Alphabet Coloring Book with images to color for every letter of the alphabet. Create a complete book.
Book Adventure | Grades K-8
Interactive reading program with online books, quizzes and achievement prizes.
DonnaYoung.org | Grades Pre-K-5
Handwriting and notebook paper, language arts instruction, printable planners and more.
EasyBib | Grades 6-12
Citation generator in MLA, APA and Chicago formats for your bibliography.
Handwritingworksheets.com | Grades Pre-K-2
Printable custom handwriting worksheets available in print and cursive with ability to change colors.
Kindergarten Reading List | Grades K-1
Guided kindergarten reading list.
Nursery Rhymes Coloring Pages | Pre-K
Collection of 48 printable Mother Goose and other nursery rhyme coloring pages sponsored by the Hendersonville, TN Police Department.
Purdue OWL | Grades 9-12
Writing lab design to assist with research sourcing and documentation.
Starfall | Grades Pre-K-3
“Our systematic approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.”– starfall.com
Vocabulary Spelling City | Grades K-12
“Vocabulary Spelling City provides spelling, vocabulary, writing and language arts activities for K-12 cross-curricular word study. We created the site to automate spelling tests, give students immediate feedback, and save teachers the time it takes to administer, grade and record the tests. We aspire to provide students with engaging games to motivate study and promote academic success. We aim to continually advance our services while providing helpful and courteous support.” – http://www.spellingcity.com/
101 Languages | All Ages
Interactive language learning for dozens of languages.
123 Teach Me | All Ages
Resources for Learning Spanish
Duolingo | All Ages
Learn 21 languages for free using game and Q and A.
FSI Language Courses | Teen+
Public domain foreign language lessons developed by the government with downloadable texts and audio files.
Memrise | Grades 9+
User generated mnemonic flashcards teach new vocabulary using memory techniques.
Online Free Spanish | Grades K-6
Spanish lessons and games.
SAS Curriculum Pathways | Grades 6 – 12
Standards based lessons, interactive tools, project plans and a complete Spanish language course.
Tunein | All Ages
Hone your language skills by listening to live radio from around the world.
8notes.com | All Ages
Sheet music and lessons.
A. Pintura: Art Detective | All Ages
“A. Pintura: Art Detective is an online game about art history and art composition. In the game, you play a 1940’s noir detective with a degree in art history. A distraught woman asks you to identify the artist who made a painting she found in her grandfather’s attic. To do so, you must examine paintings by famous artists from Gauguin to Van Gogh. Each example highlights an art concept such as composition, style or subject. The story concludes with an appropriate noirish twist, as the woman’s true identity and motives become apparent.” – http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
Art Coloring Pages | All Ages
Download coloring pages depicting famous artwork.
Art History @pppst.com | All Ages
Downloadable Powerpoint presentations about art history.
Artyfactory | All Ages
Online art lessons using a variety of drawing and painting techniques and materials.
Asian Education | All Ages
Art appreciation and downloadable lessons aboout Asian art, searchable by region.
Biology Corner | All Ages
“The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers and students. It contains a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics for all levels, including introductory life science and advanced placement biology. You can find lessons related to biology topics in the links listed under “topics” on the sidebar as well as specific curriculum for biology classes taught in high school.” – http://www.biologycorner.com/
BBC Online: Learn to Sing | All Ages
Voice lessons about breathing, warm-up, finding your voice, practicing, joining a group and more.
Cannon Creative Park | All Ages
Downloadable arts and crafts lessons.
Classic for Kids | Grades K-6
Educational games about music, composer biographies, and streaming music.
Dick Blick | All Ages
Art lesson plans covering a variety of mediums.
eHow: Getting Started with Pastel Art | All Ages
Video lessons about creating pastel art.
Free Online Art Classes | All Ages
A wide selection of art techniques taught with text and instructional videos.
Garden of Praise | Grades K-8
Christian homeschool site offering a variety of free resources, including art appreciation and music lessons.
Google Cultural Institute | All Ages
Virtual tours of museums around the world.
Harmony Fine Arts | All Ages
Homeschool art and music plans.
Hodge Podge | All Ages
Chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials.
Jan Brett’s Videos | All Ages
“How to Draw” video drawing lessons.
KinderArt.com | Grades K-5
Elementary art and craft lesson plans.
Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs | Grades K-6
Collection of composer timelines and coloring pages.
Mark Harden’s Archive | All Ages
Extensive collection of educational articles related to art and artists.
National Gallery of Art Kids Zone | All Ages
“NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages. Simply select a thumbnail image at the left or click one of the colorful banners above to learn more about each program. The Art Zone programs require a Mac or PC. They cannot be used on mobile devices.”–http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids.html
Online Music Theory Tutor | All Ages
Lessons, Trainers and Utilities related to every aspect of reading and composing music.
Piano Nanny | All Ages
Online piano lessons.
Practical Pages | All Ages
Art study aids and artist lesson plans.
The ABC’s of Art | All Ages
Learn about the elements and principals of design.
The Toy Maker | All Ages
Templates for making paper toys.
The Virtual Instructor | All Ages
Art instruction videos and tutorials. Most videos are free to watch but some require membership.
American Heritage Education Foundation | Grades K-12
(CD-ROM Lesson plans are free). “America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty is a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten-12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects. Written by fellow teachers, the resource consists of age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school.” – http://www.americanheritage.org/k-12_lessons.html
GuestHollow.com American History | Grades K-4
Learn American history using a literature approach.
Zinn Education | Grades 6-12
“The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.” – http://zinnedproject.org/
Dance Mat Typing | Grades 1-4
Learn to type online.
Kids and Money | All Ages
Money management skills for kids.
Simply Charlotte Mason | Grades K-12
Christian company offering a selection of free, downloadable resources including narration exercises, trip journaling, manuscript copy work and printable bookmarks.
Three Jars | Grades K-9
Online money management system using the three jar method of saving, spending and charity.
Vocabulary.co.il | Grades 9-12
Academic Earth | Teen+
Video courses from top scholars and universities around the world.
Academic Skill Builders | Grades K-6
Online multiplayer games for a variety of subjects.
Ambleside Online | All Ages
Complete Christian perspective curriculum based on the Charlotte Mason plan.
Annenberg Learner | All Ages
Teacher resources and professional development in the subjects of art, foreign language, literature and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and history.
Blue Bonkers | Grades Pre-K-5
Activity sheets and coloring pages for a variety of subjects.
Cincinnati Museum Center | All Ages
In-depth learning guides corresponding with current exhibits but having independent educational value.
Discovery Education | Grades K-12
A broad range of high quality, engaging, relevant resources including interactive games, puzzles, lesson plans, videos and more.
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool | All Ages
“We enable families to homeschool who thought they couldn’t because of a lack of finances, a lack of time, or a lack of know-how. Others join EP just because it’s easy and fun and they’re confident of the quality of education. EP seeks to free families from the burden of pursuing the “perfect” and encourages them to let it be “enough.” Each family and each child is different and we seek to provide the resources to enable your family to be who you were meant to be.”– http://allinonehomeschool.com/
First-School | Pre-K
“Preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, and other resources. The preschool crafts, lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6).”– http://www.first-school.ws/
FreeRice.com | Grades 3-8
Answer questions about a variety of subjects while participating in a reward system that sends rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
Funbrain | Grades K-8
“Parents can trust Funbrain to deliver a fun and safe experience for even the youngest children. The Playground helps parents introduce their preschoolers to the Internet and teaches them how to manipulate the mouse and keyboard. Selected by FamilyFun magazine in its September 2010 issue as one of the top ten websites for kids, Funbrain is committed to providing a safe gaming environment that bridges learning and entertainment.” – http://www.funbrain.com/
Hippo Campus | Grades 6+
Educational resources for middle school to college
Homeschool Share Free Lapbooks | Grades Pre-K-5
iTunes U | Teen+
Download the Apple iTunes program and select iTunes U from the toolbar to gain access to free courses provided by leading universities.
Khan Academy | All Ages
Primary or supplementary learning modules in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Students can complete practice exercises to be reviewed by parents.
Kidzone | Grades K-5
Lessons and printables for a variety of subjects.
MIT Open Courseware | Teen+
Online college level courses covering a wide variety of subjects, including music, math, science, fine arts, humanities, health and medical, engineering and energy.
Open Culture | All Ages
Cultural and educational media including links to language learning, eBooks, textbooks, audio books, online courses and movies.
OpenLearn.com | Teen+
Courseware from The Open University including health, education, history, art, language, money, business, environment, STEM, politics and media topics.
PrintActivities.com | Grades Pre-K
“Thousands of preschool printables and worksheets for kids. They include printable preschool, kindergarten and grade school worksheets such as coloring sheets, math worksheets, alphabet letters, word searches for kids, printable mazes for kids, crossword puzzles for kids, tracing letters, color by number worksheets, crossword puzzles for kids & much more. These educational worksheets for kids help develop reading and writing skills, math skills, & logical reasoning.”– http://www.printactivities.com/
Ron Paul Curriculum | Grades K-6
Complete homeschooling curriculum based on Libertarian philosophies.
SAS Curriculum Pathways | Grades 6 – 12
Standards based lessons, interactive tools, project plans and complete courses.
Shmoop | Grades 9-12
College entrance exams, literature reviews, study help, full courses and more. Available in Spanish.
The Teacher’s Corner | Grades K-8
Teacher resources, lesson plans, worksheets and activities.
Please add additional FREE worldwide homeschooling and supplemental learning resources in the comments section so we can add them to this list. Thank you.