Useful Links for Homeschoolers

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Educational Sites mostly for children
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Educational Sites

These sites are useful for the children to visit, for a variety of reasons. Please come back soon. I'm just getting warmed up! I have tons more links where these came from. In addition, please explore the rest of our web site. There are thousands of good links for educational purposes elsewhere on the site, as well as useful information on other pages of the site.

Specific Topics



Underwater Photography by Michel Scokaert
Astrophotography by Jerry Lodriguss
Northern Lights Photos by Jan Curtis
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Strike One Lightning Photos
Meyers Conservatory orchids photos
Absolutely Volcanic
Wildflowers of the Escambia One species featured daily

Birds, Animals

Mangoverde World Bird Guide
Butterflies on the Internet An extensive site for identifying insects and arachnids.
eBird Run by Cornell University, this site collects data from the public on where and when various birds are seen, and the data is analyzed and compiled.
Arizona Field Ornithologists Arizona is one of the richest habitats for birds in the United States. The U.S. has about 800 species, and over 400 visit Arizona. Photos of rare Arizona birds, recordings of bird songs.
Reptiles of Arizona Lizards, etc.
Naturesongs Digital Recordings from Nature!
Native California plants and seeds
Links to award-winning butterfly sites links to bird, hummingbird, frog and toad, wildlife gardening, and dragonfly websites
Stein's Virtual Insectary
Entomology for Beginners
Earth Life Web insects, birds, mammals, lichens, prokaryotes
Favorite Foods of Gypsy Moth tree guide
Moths of North America
The Electronic Zoo
Butterfly Pictures
Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
Fireflies in Houston lots of general info about fireflies

Other Science

PLANTS Database USDA - advanced
Science Hobbyist
Friendly Chemistry complete high school chemistry course
An Ottawa Valley Naturalist
Native Seeds/SEARCH heirloom seeds sold for planting
Biosphere 2
Institute for Creation Research
The Appalachian Naturalist
Volcano World
The Orchid Lady
Earth and Sky online science magazine for kids
Stein's Tree and Shrub Guide
Stein's Virtual Herbarium
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Oakland Zoo

English, Language, and Literature

Word Police Academy
Project Gutenberg great literature online
Summer Institute of Linguistics advanced
Ethnologue Languages of the World: comprehensive
The Basic Cozy English Grammar Course video tapes and workbook. Lighthearted approach that teaches good music, art and science as well.
Homeschool Gazette publishing students' writings
Transparent Language had online monthly newsletters in 11 languages (haven't looked lately), many language helps
Easy Grammar The most logical approach to grammar I have seen: it starts by teaching students to cross out prepositional phrases.
World Language Resources Hundreds of languages
Grimm's Fairy Tales Complete


Classical Midi Archives
WCPE, The Classical Station North Carolina, 5 streaming formats. The best selection of really NICE music on the web.
Music Machine loads of fun!


Laurenz Bobke: English Homepage Link to German page; wonderful photographs
World of Escher

Computer Art Generation Programs

Terragen digital landscapes - free
Ultra Fractal fractal generating program, inexpensive, powerful
Xenodream fractal generating program, slightly more expensive but still reasonable
Chaoscope Free. Some knowledge of mathematics helpful.
Apophysis Free flame fractal generator. Powerful.
Apophysis community on deviantART Extensive resources.


Orbitz blog
Stein's Tour of Egypt
Guide to Japan
Japan for Visitors
Ghost Towns

Ethnic Cooking

FunkyMunky - South African Recipe and Travel Site
Congo Cookbook

History, Political, Legal

Flags of the World
Making of America American historical documents U.S. Congress, legislative information on the internet.


Urban Legends Reference Pages
K-12 Teaching & Learning Center
Lissa Explains it All - HTML Help for Kids
Eclectic Homeschool science, math, social studies, language arts, the arts, crafts, home and family, Bible, high school, collee and career.
DiscoverySchool's Puzzlemaker make crossword puzzles online
Algebra Online online math tutoring
Fallacies short course in this aspect of logic from the Nizkor Project
Smithsonian Kids
Online Virtual Dissection
Math Cats


Go is a very complex Asian board game, which is good for training different thought processes. It can be played online with real players from around the world.

American Go Association
Pandanet IGS
Pandanet Internet Go Server
No Name Go Server
Chess Links temporary

Homebirth and Breastfeeding

Adoptive Breastfeeding
Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Site
Bornfree! Unassisted Childbirth Warning! This site is a mindblower!
Ultrasound in Obstetrics: A Question of Safety
The Nestlé Boycott Another reason for boycotting: Nestle makes "food" for people with stomach tubes that is PURE TRASH! The stuff is actually POISONOUS. Don't let them feed this to you if you are in the hospital. Go to Real Food Blends or Functional Formularies and get real food instead. It's expensive, but it's the only alternative.
Kangaroo Mother Care ideal for premature babies; helps them thrive

Natural Living

The Rammed Earth House book by David Easton
Sustainable Architecture
Rammed Earth Works
Rammed Earth Homes
ITDG - Soluciones Prácticas para la pobreza en español
Médecins Sans Frontières International Doctors Without Borders - in English

Helpful for Parents

Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling
Training Children
Does violence have to be taught?
Alliance for the Separation of School and State e-letter
Should We Have Government Schools?
The Public School Nightmare
Why Schools Fail Samuel Blumenfeld
The Time is Now for Exodus from Government Schools
Against School John Taylor Gatto
How to Separate School and State
Homeschool Learning Network
Homeschooling Kids with Disabilities
How to learn and teach
Selling lies about Lincoln--to homeschoolers!
Mothering Magazine
Foundation for American Christian Education history curriculum; intensive
Classical Christian Homeschooling about the Trivium
Covenant Home Curriculum
NATHHAN Homeschooling special needs children
Home School Headlines
Easy Fun School
Answers to Objections about Home Schooling
National Home Education Research Institute
"Let My Children Go"
Exodus Mandate
Nehemiah Institute Christian worldview testing and training program
Citizens for Excellence in Education
Worldview Weekend Includes American Family Policy, which encourages separation of school and state
Losing Supreme Control
Pacific Justice Institute
American Family Advocacy Center
IPI Policy Report #158 failure of public schools
Why Education Reform Won't Help Schoolchildren
Is Truth Just a Matter of Opinion?
Homeschool World Mary Pride
Home Education Learning Magazine caution: some pages loop in Netscape 4x
Digital Learning Network
Calvert School a century of homeschooling support
The Lost Tools of Learning Dorothy Sayers
How to Homeschool Videos
Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers
Trivium Pursuit Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style
Christian Logic
Cathy Duffy's Homeschool Reviews
Wisdom's Gate Christian homeschooling magazine
College Confidential colleges, financial aid
Kossor Education Newsletter
WriteGuide Individualized writing programs via e-mail
Education Week independent magazine
ADHD of the Christian Kind
High School Science from Apologia Educational Ministries
iStudySmart CLEP test preparation for college credit
Homeschooling from the Heart
Homeschooling Today magazine
Inspired Idea innovative Christ-centered learning
Joyce Herzog learning disabilities, special needs
Knowledge of Truth Ministries homeschooling, evangelizing cult members
Mastery Publications curriculum, special needs
Miserly Moms quit working so you can homeschool!
Durable Toys
Christian Higher Education Resource Center
Eagle's Wings educational materials
Homeschooling Texas
Successful Home Schooling
The Teaching Home one of the first; excellent!
Geography Matters
Sycamore Tree
Interview With Gail Withrow
Unschooling or Homeschooling: What's the Difference?
What is Wrong with Public Schools? Gail Withrow
Twenty-one ways "public schools" harm your children
What's Wrong with Public Schools? Libertarian view
What's Wrong with Public Schools Christian view
Alliance for the Separation of School and State
GreatScopes microscopes
Greek 'n' Stuff Biblical Greek, Latin materials
Greenleaf Press
The Link online homeschooling newspaper
Heritage Institute
Home to Home Christian hospitality for traveling homeschoolers
A to Z Home's Cool lotsa links
Home Education Magazine
Eclectic Homeschool Online extensive, including special needs, Christian
A Citizen's Guide to Education Reform school choice
Alliance for Intellectual Freedom in Education HSLDA debate in New Hampshire
Lew Rockwell How Government and Public Schools Subvert Homeschooling and Private Schools
The Joy of Classical Education
Jon's Homeschool Resource Page
Eighth Grade Test, 1895
Completed Exam (1895)
Sending Washington an "Educational" Message
The American Colonist's Library links to original writings on which the philosophy of the United States is based.
ABC's of Parenting
Association Montessori Internationale
International Montessori
Montessori Parenting - Birth to Three
Montessori Homeschooling
Renaissance Parenting
Foreign Languages
19th Century Schoolbooks
De-worshipping Public Education
Atrium School home study available
Clonlara School
Growing without Schooling John Holt
Home School Legal Defense Association Beware this approach to child rearing. It is abusive. Here are the specifics.
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Christian Unschooling
Christian Unschooling
Christian Unschooling
Live Free Learn Free unschooling magazine
Are children deliberately 'dumbed down' in school?
Edmunds Scientific science materials available online
Screen It! Entertainment Reviews for Parents
Infant Swimming Research
Creative Playthings


The Beeline
Protest Warrior One reason some parents are choosing homeschooling
Alternate link to Protest Warrior

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