One of the Best Resources is Free:
Your local library is one of the best available
resources for home education. From books, videos, and magazines,
to endless research on site and on-line, you can examine practically
any subject in depth. And the librarians are more than happy to
Many libraries have on-line catalogs so you can find what you
want and reserve it before you ever leave home.
Another great library resource is available at Community and
other Colleges and Universities. They often allow residents of
their town, and sometimes their state, to use the library. Just
call and ask.
To find information about any library, just
Google the name of your town and state and follow it with the
word library. For example, to find the Santa Fe library you would
google "Santa Fe New Mexico library" without the quotes.
Homeschool and Teacher Resources and Ideas
- The Education Center. Where great teachers
find great ideas.
- The Scholastic Teacher's Store
- Rainbow Resources
- Great Homeschool Conventions - Conventions
are a great way to find out about resources, get great deals on
books and other resources, and meet others who are homeschooling.
- Homeschool Buyers Coop is not only a great
resource, but they have a great list of conferences across the
One of the reasons we love Homeschooling so much is the ability
to learn by doing and exploring. Field trips to locations, museums,
interactive science facilities, and more help many children learn
much more than any book can teach them.
- Great google map and list of Field Trips throughout the U.S.
Free Books and Other Documents Online
- Internet Archive is a non-profit dedicated
to offering permanent access to historical collections that exist
in digital format. Provides over 2.5 million free ebooks to read,
download, and enjoy.
- Open Library has over a million free books
- Project Gutenberg offers 33,000 free books
- Many Books is another great source for free
- The Public's Library and Digital Archive -
they have one of the largest online collections of literature
I've come across.
- Scribd - Just type in a subject and see what
you can find. All you have to do is upload 1 item and you can
have unlimited downloads for the next 24 hours.
When considering homeschooling, parents might fear that they
will be all on their own. That need not be the case. There are
numerous organizations both on and off-line that offer support,
advice, and events or get togethers for educational and socialization
We belong to several homeschool organizations. Some of them get
together at least weekly year round. Parents take turns leading
or facilitating learning activities. We sometimes go camping as
a group. During the summer most activities are fun and more physical
To find homeschool organizations in your area:
Just Google the name of your city and state followed by the words
homeschool organizations or homeschool information. It is sometimes
easier to start at the state level. For example, to find organizations
in New Mexico, Google "New Mexico homeschool organizations"
without the quotes. If you don't find anything with those words,
then try home education, home learning, or make home school two
words instead of one.
Homeschool Organizations in New Mexico
Home Learning Community of Santa Fe
New Mexico Homeschool Community
Santa Fe Homeschool Association
Both Santa Fe groups have approximately 150 members. The New
Mexico site used to be a yahoo email list but is now a website
with forums for discussion. Some famlies choose to be on more
than one list so they don't miss anything.
Southwest Home Education - http://www.southwest-home-education.com.
This organization hosts the homeschool trip to disneyland and
other regional events.
Visit these links for additional helpful home school resources
on this site:
Homeschool Books and other resources
other audio programs
Resources Educational Links - a huge array of on-liine resources
and help for all academic subjects
for a vast array of information and tools for home educating your
- S&S Worldwide - Educational and Craft Materials
http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/ - Homeschool
Buyers Co-Op. A GREAT resource and a great way to save
tons of money on homeschool programs. I make purchases through
the co-op all the time. I also learn about many great resources
by being a member of the buyers co-op.
- Homeschool Free Stuff. This is a free newsletter
full of interesting information and lots of free stuff.
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use these tools:
Need information about a certain topic?
Wikipedia is a great place to begin your research.
Need the definition of a particular word?
Use the drop down arrow and this tool also offers a thesaurus.
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