I am beginning to think that I am a homeschool curriculum addict since I have a growing collection of digital files and books, but how can I resist when I can find great deals and even get free homeschool curriculum?
First of all, I have to say that homeschool curriculum is an investment into your child’s future. Yes, some curriculum can be expensive but I do not think that the price should stop you from using it.
If you cannot afford an entire line of curriculum, pick and choose your pieces and then supplement with the free resources available on the internet. Choose wisely and remember that your child’s learning styles, cognitive ability and interests should be your main determining factors when choosing homeschool curriculum.
Can I also add… last year we purchased all of our curriculum except for social studies and science because I thought, “I am a well-educated person. I have a college degree and part of a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education. I know what the children need to learn each year based on the scope and sequence published on the local school systems website. I can write this curriculum myself!”
Yeah… that was a very bad idea for me. I did it, but it was hard and took a ton of time. I just enjoy having the majority of the work done for me and knowing that I am not missing any important steps in a particular subject.
Free Homeschool Curriculum
Now that I have aired my personal opinions, I want to recommend that you get a copy of Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home which offers a huge variety of free resources. There are also a few free resources I have found on the internet:
- Currclick has a list of free resources and offers a new freebie each week.
- Homeschool.com has a listing for free resources.
- Old Fashioned Education has a listing of free books and other resources which you can use for curriculum.
- cK-12 hosts resources for teachers and students and boasts that teacher can use their website to build their own textbooks.
- Ambleside is a free homeschool curriculum for those who enjoy the Charlotte Mason method.
- Homeschool-Curriculum.org offers a list of links to various free worksheets which you can use to supplement your lessons.
- Homeschool Views links to a few free unit lessons, some free printable worksheets and other helpful items as you homeschool.
- PBS offers a ton of resources by age and grade including printables and quizzes.
- An Old Fashioned Education hosts a listing of free and public domain resources.
- Education.com has free printable worksheets, activities, and online games.
- Homeschool Share is an amazing resource for free lapbooks and unit studies.
- Easy Peasy Homeschool is an all-free homeschool curriculum designed and shared by a homeschooling mother. All of the resources she used are also free.
Have a resource for free homeschool curriculum to share?
Please leave a comment.
Heather Pontious says
Here is a Facebook group that has compiled over 28 pages of Free Internet teaching resources for homeschooling on the Group Google Doc.
I have found some great curriculum at Guesthollow, including an incredible timeline with links to books, videos, websites, and more, which was invaluable when I put my own history curriculum together. Check it out here: http://guesthollow.com
discoveryk12.com is a free site with lesson plans for every grade and all core subjects including many popular electives.
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