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Free Educational Resources
- Creativity Resources for Teachers (Denver Art Museum)
- Coursera (free online courses)
- MIT Open Courseware (Free course materials and lesson plans)
- UDACITY (free university-level courses)
- No Free Lunch: Economics for a Fallen World by Dr. Jeff Haymond, professor of economics at Cedarville University
- American Literature (free outline for course)
- Gutenberg Project (free e-book downloads)
- Poetry (course and resources)
- College Board Tips on Writing a Resume
- Entry Level Resume
- How to Write A Masterpiece of a Resume
- Jobweb—Resumes and Interviews
- Resumes for High School Students
- Resume Writing 101
- Rubrics (to evaluate coursework)
- Constitutional Law—The Harlan Institute
- Current Events—Student News Daily
- The Heritage Foundation’s Guide to the Constitution (online version and teacher’s guide are free)
- U.S. Government—Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
- Life Smarts (free lesson plans from National Consumers League)
- Career Aisle (career development course ideas)
- Phil4—Dr. Seberino offers his online math courses for free, but parents may choose to purchase additional add-ons such as graded exams, unlimited email help, or private tutoring. Click the “Register” icon to sign up for the free class, and then choose any additional add-ons you wish to purchase.
- Stat Trek (AP Statistics free tutorial for exam)
- Glencoe Pre-Algebra online chapter and lesson resources
- Glencoe Algebra 1 online chapter and lesson resources
- Glencoe Geometry online chapter and lesson resources
- Glencoe Algebra 2 online chapter and lesson resources
- Glencoe Pre-Calculus online chapter and lesson resources
- Free Ebooks—you can read five ebooks free each month. More than that costs $50 for three years of unlimited access.
- Barnes and Noble—offers the same software download for your PC and many free ebooks as well. There is a kids’ section where books, complete with full color illustrations, are read by their authors or celebrities.
- Books Should Be Free—free, downloadable audio books of all genres.
- To make your laptop/PC Kindle friendly, download the Kindle software free.
- Basecamp For homeschooling families savvy in computer technology, consider signing up for a free Basecamp account, which offers digital ways to organize schoolwork, communicate work status, and present completed work. One account can handle multiple students and multiple subjects. These techniques can drastically reduce the amount of paperwork floating around your homeschool.
Anatomy & Physiology
- Anatomy Zone offers tutorials, flash cards, 3-D atlas, and question bank
- PhET Interactive Simulations in Biology (produced by the Carnegie Melon University) offers virtual labs, virtual lab problems, tutorials, real-world scenarios, simulations, and concept tests
- ChemCollective (produce by the University of Colorado at Boulder)
- PhET Interactive Simulations in Chemistry (produced by the Carnegie Melon University) offers virtual labs, virtual lab problems, tutorials, real-world scenarios, simulations, and concept tests
- Geology.com: Teaching Earth Science (produced by the University of Colorado at Boulder)
- Phet Interactive Simulations in Earth Science (produced by the University of Colorado at Boulder)
- Phet Interactive Simulations in Physics (produced by the University of Colorado at Boulder)
- Khan Academy
- Study Skills: Your Teen’s Path to Future Success
This edition of the Homeschooling Thru High School newsletter offers ideas and resources for teaching your teens good study habits and time management skills during high school.
Encourage students to adapt the following resources to suit their needs. Dual-enrollment and college prep students will find the college resources quite useful.
- College Time Management and Study Scheduling Tool
- How Is College Different from High School?
- Improving Reading Speed
- Long-Term Assignment Planning Tool
- Note Taking Methods for Effective Learning: 40 Best Templates by Jack Milgram
- Note Taking Skills
- Note Taking Strategies
- Sharpening Teen Study Skills
- SQR3 Method of Reading
- Study Guides and Strategies
- Study Skills Help from the College Board
- Test Preparation Strategy Sheet
- Test Taking Tips
- Tips to Help College Students Get the Semester Off to a Good Start
- Weekly Goal Setting