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Homeschool Resources

With several homeschooling families among its members, Grace Presbyterian is committed to supporting the homeschooling community in metro Atlanta. Grace members are active in the larger homeschooling community and the church hosts homeschooling events for parents, teenagers and young children.

Below are some resources many homeschoolers have found helpful:

Georgia Resources

Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy (NIPA) is a center for home education that was accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Independent Study (ACIS) and is now serving under the Georgia Accrediting Commission. NIPA consists of a cooperative group of parents who are working together to provide professional scholastic recognition for our home-schooled students. Each family is committed to academic excellence and collegiate preparedness. With common goals and a common commitment, we endeavor to provide documented accountability of the unique methods and mechanisms that we have chosen for our children’s academic learning.

Lilburn Academic Classes This is a group of teachers offering quality, affordable classes to homeschoolers in the Atlanta area. LAC offers weekly classes for students in grades 4 and higher, including a broad offering of high school level courses.

Georgia Home Education Association The Georgia Home Education Association is a network of home education families and support groups dedicated to observing the Biblical commands for parents to train their children.

DeKalb Christian Home Educators A DeKalb County, GA, group that provides Christ-centered support to the entire home schooling family.

Home Education Information Resource (HEIR) Established in March of 1997, HEIR is a statewide, non-partisan, non-sectarian, volunteer-only organization working to ensure that the people of Georgia and their government recognize home study, freely practiced in its diverse forms, as a legitimate choice and value it as a positive force for improving the quality of education.

Lessons and Resources
Teach-nology (Lesson Plans and Printables Galore)
Learning Page (free lessons, instructional materials, etc.)
Furious Shepherd (Insane Amount of Homeschool Links)
Lesson Planet
Simple Homeschool
Enchanted Learning
Lesson Plan Library (Discovery)
eThemes Topical Teacher Resources
BBC Schools (GREAT Science interactives)!
Free Federal Resources for Education
Lynda.com A library of training classes for all things technical.
Mini Offices For Students in Grades K-3
Home School Articles
Pratt’s Educational Resources (Themes)
Teacher’s Favorite Links
Scholastic Lesson Plans
Professor Noggin’s Card Games
Dr. Labush’s Links to Learning
Crosswalk Homeschool Resource Directory
A-Z Home’s Cool Homeschool Links
A to Z Teacher Stuff
A to Z Kid Stuff
Pete’s Power Point Station
Homeschooling Adventures (Subject Links)
DLTK-Kids Printables, Etc.
Free Homeschooling Resources

Reading, Books and Book Lists
My Amazon Bookstore
Wowio: Ebooks
How to Find Books for KONOS
Usborne Quicklinks (for use online with Usborne books)
Studydog (Free Reading Program: K-2nd)
Summer Reading Lists By Grade
Book Report PDF Files from Edhelper
Better Book Reports
Locate a Library Book on WorldCAT
Alibris: Buy Old, New & Out of Print Books
International Children’s Library
Classical Book List
Book Adventure Program
Librivox: Free E-books
Project Gutenberg
Dolch Kit (Reading Problems)
Bartleby (literature research)
Shakespeare Plays and Sonnets; Learning Guides

Geography & History
Shepherd Software: Geography Games
Netstate State Information Site
Explore Texas Independence
Interactive Geography Quiz site
Historical Dates for Kids to Memorize
Historical Fiction by Time-period
History Scribe (also has church history/geography)
Diana Waring History
A Book in Time
History of Dance
Chronological Movie List for Homeschoolers
Born in Slavery
The History Place – U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
Search for Field Trips in TX by zipcode
Online State Test
Fun State Puzzle
Everything History
Native American Chart
School History: Free Lesson Plans
Geography Dictionary
Texas Escapes (Magazine website about Texas people, places and things.)
50 States (state facts site)
Westward Ho! (Virtual Wagon Train)
Postcards in bulk for your geography projects
Virtual Field Trip Maker
Field Trip Factory
Rolly’s Mexican Kitchen
State-specific Foods for Geography
Compassion International Sponsorship Program
Flat Stanley Idea Page
National Geographic Geography Bee
Outline Maps
National Atlas (printable outline maps)
Map Library
Timeline Helps
Wonder Maps (awesome maps that go with Mystery of History)
Travel Texas (awesome regional panoramics, best free glossy magazine ever)
Washington DC Mall Map
Holocaust Museum
Battle of the Alamo
The jackpot of all jackpots of Ancient Egypt Links

Preschool
Busy Activities and Printables for Little Kids
Between the Lions Letters
Noah’s Ark Matching Game
Preschoolers & Peace
Veggie Tales

Writing, Grammar, Penmanship
Free Downloads from Institute for Excellence in Writing
Teaching Writing Starting Late
Punctuation Theater
Frustrated Writer Brain Pop Video
Irregular Verb Dictionary
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Proofreading Makes Perfect
What is Copyright?
Handwriting Samples
Visual Thesaurus
Book Report Ideas
MES English (create your own worksheets)
Webster’s Kid Dictionary
Free Language Curriculum
Book Report PDF Files from Edhelper
Create your own Newsletter or Brochure Online
Adverbs on the Internet (tricksy adverbses!)
English Grammar website
Madlibs.org

Teens
I Drive Safely
Teen Party Ideas
Clutter Free Gift Ideas for Kids & Teens
Lego Church
The HomeScholar (transcript advice & more)

Math

IXL is the Web’s most comprehensive math practice site, providing unlimited questions in more than 2000 topics.
Homeschool Math
MATH HELP: Times Tables Tips
That’s Math!
Downloadable Grid Paper
Practical Algebra Lessons
The Math Worksheet Site
Printable Grid Paper
Printable Graph Paper
Math U See Drill Page
Platonic Realms Home Page (site for math geeks)
Math U See Placement Tests
Multiplication Lapbook
TLS Books Free Worksheets
Multiplication Worksheets
Multiplication Practice Worksheets (nice site!)
The MegaPenny Project

Grading and Tests
Free Diagnostic Placement Test
Discovery Education: Rubrics
More Rubrics and Evaluation Tools
Teach-nology: Even more Rubrics
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Grade (TEKS) – Public School Requirements
Free Taas/TAKS Printable Tests & Answer Keys
TAKS standardized tests from Texas Schools by grade level (printable or online quizzes)
Math U See Placement Tests

Computer, Software, Typing, Photography
10 Cent Photo Prints (First 20 Free) @ York Photo
Picasa Free Photo Editing Software
TyperShark Game (play online)
Goodsearch (browse while you give to your favorite charity)
FastStone Image Viewer Photo Editing Software
Free Digital Photography Lessons @ iLearn

Bible, Character, Chores
Answers in Genesis
Creation Science Evangelism
Devotions for Kids
Bible Study for All Ages
Bible Study Curriculum
Keepers of the Faith (like Scouts)
Home Life Ministries – The Character Journal
Free Spiritual Gift Analysis
Easter Devotional and Passion Tree
Raising Godly Tomatoes: Practical and Scriptural Parenting Advice
Scripture Memory System
Accountable Kids Program (teaching accountability)
The Birds and the Bees: Talking with Your Kids About Sex
Biblical Wall Charts & Timelines
Bible Verse of the Day
Celebrating Biblical Holidays Resources
Doorposts
VisionForum
Keepers: Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
7 Daily Rungs… by Holy Experience
Over 300 Bible Lessons
Handipoints: Fun Online Chore Charts
Goodseed: PDF Bible Lessons (Tabernacle)
My Utmost For His Highest (devos – older kids)
Living Proof (Beth Moore) (devos – older girls)
Biblegateway.com (look up scripture by keyword or verse)
KLOVE Radio (listen while you homeschool)
KSBJ Radio (listen while you homeschool)
Christ throughout the Bible
Dayspring E-cards (be an encourager)
Case Against Evolution Book List (apologia – older kids)
Creation Illustrated (Christian based – similar to National Geographic)
The Way of the Master
E-Sword (free study software)
E-Bible Teacher
Does God Exist? (atheist turned Christian)
Ed’s Collection of Bible Sites
Sunday School Place
Online Parallel Bible
Presidential Prayer Team
Presidential Prayer Team 4 Kids

Foreign Language
BBC Free Language Courses

Homeschool Methods
Classical Christian Homeschooling
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
The Art of Memorizing (Charlotte Mason)
Seton Home Study School
Accidental Unschooling
Narration Ideas (Charlotte Mason)
1000 Good Books for Classical Homeschoolers
Ambleside Online (Charlotte Mason)

Teacher/Household, Forms & Helps
Homeschool Planner Set-Up Instructions
Costumes for Unit Studies by Jessica Hulcy (KONOS Author)
Inbox Heaven (controlling your email)
How NOT to Homeschool
The Organized Home
Family Man Ministries
What About Bad Attitudes?
Podcast for Sibling Conflict Resolution
Beating Burnout
Countdown Timer
The Grocery Game
Teacher Created Resources – Free PDF Calendars, etc.
Calendar Lab
Super Teacher Worksheets
Donna Young: Homeschool & Household Forms
The Homeschool Mom (free planner/menu pages)
Creative Homemaking (organization, menu & more)
Homeschool IDs
Ideas and Printables
Creative Classroom Cooking (free cooking unit study)
30 Day Gourmet (freezer cooking)
FREE Teacher Resources (lots of links – some may be old)
Parenting Habits
Ideas to Spice Up Your Homeschooling
Highland Heritage Forms: More Printable Forms
Oklahoma Homeschool Forms (not just for OK)
Create a PDF Calendar
Homeschool Freebies/Costcutters
Homeschool Helper Online: Record Keeping Forms
Chart Jungle Printables
Resources for Homeschoolers (forms and planners)
Denim Jumpers (Everything Homeschooling!)
Hillbilly Housewife
Creative Organizing

Info About Homeschooling
National Home Education Research Institute

Encouragement/Funnies
Tim Hawkins Homeschool Video (To Adams Family Tune!)
Homeschool Blog Awards (meet, learn, share, swap)
101 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids
Silly IQ Test

Science, Nature, Technology
I Laugh n Learn’s Rock Game (cute, but not free)
Texas Master Naturalist Program
MILSTEIN HALL OF OCEAN LIFE | American Museum of Natural History
Genetics
Anatomy Arcade
Space Sounds (probably the coolest site on the web)
Flight
Visual Periodic Table
Weather Wiz Kids
Neuroscience for Kids
Hands on Science Centers (EXTENSIVE list of links to Science museums and centers around the world.)
Chemistry for Kids
Brain Pop (not just science – history and other subjects, too)
Lego Lover & Robotics Site
Square Foot Gardening
The Weather Channel for Kids
Cells Alive
Biodomes around the World
Cool Science (animal classification & more)
Journey North (Monarch Butterflies)
Cool game/activity on blood and blood types.
Secret Life of the Brain
BBC Schools (GREAT Science interactives)!
Human Anatomy Online
How Stuff Works
Bird Identification
eNature: America’s Wildlife Resource
Time Upside Down
Web Elements (periodic table, etc)
Green Hour (get out and discover nature!)
Edheads – Simple Machines
Cow’s Eye Dissection Online
Museum of Vision
Time Capsule (personal history project)
Natural Egg Dyes
The Developing Egg
From Egg to Chick
Identify Texas Wildflowers

Lapbooking
Lapbook Pictures
Lapbook How-To Video
Lapbook Lessons

Spelling & Vocabulary
Free 6th-8th Spelling Course
Word Game Boards
Free Crossword Puzzle-maker
Discover Education: Crossword Maker
Another Crossword Puzzle-maker
Vocabulary K-12 Site
Spelling Time (not free!)
Making Vocabulary Fun
Spelling Ideas PDF

Art, Crafts, Photography, Etc.
Elementary Art Lesson Plans
See the Light Shine (art lessons, not free)
Heart of Wisdom Homeschool & Digital Scrapbooking
GeeArt – Animated Art Program (history/elements)
Crayola.com (contests, coloring sheet printables, craft ideas)
Eggshell Mosaics
Family Fun
Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker
Learn 2 Draw with BillyBear
Color in Motion
Lightroom Killer Tips (photography)
Poloroid.net (fun picture editor)
Picasohead
Canon Creative Park (artsy project ideas)
Recycling Crafts by Product
Kids Domain Crafts
Artcyclopedia.com
Austin Shutterbug
Masterpiece Art Instruction
Art Activities and Games
The Papier Mache Resource
Pigma Micron Pens
Quilt Gallery

Curriculum Resale
Vegsource Swap Board
Homeschool Auctions
This Little Piggy Stays Home
Yahoo Curricula Sale Search
Freecycle (find one in your local area)
HSLDA Curriculum Market

Music
Sing n’ Learn
Ears, Sound, & Music
Music Timeline
Musical History Timeline
Piano Radio
Learn About Orchestras
Popular American Songs
Classical Music Online

Curriculum, Magazines, Stores
Konos Charachter Curriculum
What’s Covered by Konos?
Knowledge Factory Homeschool Catalog
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Heart of the Matter (online magazine)
Academic Superstore

Sports and Health
Kidnetic
Kids Health
Walk Across Texas
Sacred Nourishment
My Fitness Pal (log your food & exercise to keep fit)
Cold & Cough Medications
Flu Fighters
Online Stopwatch
Trophies & Medals

Credit: Much of this list was compiled at www.sprittibee.com/2013/01/my-big-fat-homeschool-links-list.html.