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Homeschooling Resource List

General Homeschooling Information

Home Education Magazine
First published in 1983, the bimonthly Home Education Magazine offers in-depth interviews, articles and columns about the challenges and joys of learning at home. Much of the magazine’s earlier content is available on its website, which includes a list of tried-and-true homeschool resources that is particularly useful.

Homeschool Central
Homeschool Central is a great resource for homeschoolers, particularly for those looking for support groups in their area.

Home School Legal Defense Association
This nonprofit advocacy association is dedicated to defending the rights of parents to homeschool their children. Check out the “My State” portion of HSLDAs website for information on homeschool legal issues in each state.

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)
Wondering how many homeschooled students there are in the country? NHERI is a great source for statistics and facts about home-based education.


Homeschooling Books

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling,” by Lisa Whelchel
Former teen television star Lisa Whelchel trades on her experiences as a homeschooling mom in this overview. Whelchel visits 15 different families and offers 15 different views of what homeschooling looks like. It’s a good place to start if you happen to be thinking about homeschooling.

“Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School,” by Rebecca Rupp
Is there a “right” time to teach reading? What about arithmetic or foreign language? Rebecca Rupp offers a structured plan for what children should know—and how parents can teach them—for kids aged pre-K through twelfth grade.

“The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12,” by Linda Dobson
Looking to freshen things up? This book offers an array of fun activities for teaching (and learning) outside the classroom in subjects ranging from science and math to writing and manners.

“Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home,” by LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski
How much does homeschooling cost? Nothing, say authors LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski. Their book offers tips on finding free online courses and partnering with the public schools, among other things.


Homeschool Curriculum Websites

HomeSchool Reviews
Founded in 1999, this website provides homeschoolers with a place to review and discuss curricula and  other homeschool resources.

Ambleside Online
Ambleside Online offers a free homeschool curriculum based on the principles of Charlotte Mason (1842–1923), a British educator who promoted a three-pronged approach to education emphasizing atmosphere, discipline and life.
HS Advisor specializes in matching families with curricula that fit their needs. Families struggling to find the “right” curriculum can send an email outlining their educational philosophy and goals, and HSAdvisor will attempt to match them with their best option.


Classical Homeschooling

Classical Homeschooling Magazine
This free online magazine highlights the basics of classical homeschooling, including the Great Books movement, the Socratic Method and poetic knowledge.

The Well-Trained Mind,” by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
Home educator and literature professor Susan Wise Bauer teams up with her mother, Jessie Wise, in this step-by-step guide to homeschooling in the classical tradition.



“How Children Learn,” by John Holt
First published in 1967, Holt’s “How Children Learn” (along with Holt’s “How Children Fail”) is credited with beginning the unschooling movement.
Sandra Dodd is a radical unschooling mother of three children. Her website is chock-full of information, advice and personal stories about unschooling.

  • Terri Lynn Merritts

    Don’t forget Mary Pride’s Practical Homeschooling Magazine. This is a terribly short list. I can name thousands more resources and sites. I have used The Well-Trained Mind and it is excellent. 

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  • Wilma Winfrey

     I have an older sister, Elizabeth. My older sister was born in 1985. I was born in 1987. My older sister got a 3.9 average in high school and graduated in 2003. My cousin John has an older brother, Matthew. I had thoughts that my older sister, Elizabeth, would come visit me. My older sister got a 3.67 average in college and graduated in 2007. My older sister, Elizabeth, attended Arbor Station Elementary School from 1990-1996. She attended Chapel Hill High School from 1999-2003. My cousin John was born on April 4, 1985.

  • Wilma Warner

    I have an older sister. My older sister was born in 1985. I was born in 1987. I played on the playground at Hunter Park when I was a girl. My older sister, Elizabeth, took me to Hunter Park a few times. My cousin John has an older brother, Matthew. My older sister lives in Atlanta. I live in Douglasville. My older sister works at MedShare in Atlanta. Miss Holt was my second grade teacher. Ms. Conforti was my third grade teacher.

  • tonya

    Could someone send me a list of homeschool programs in AL. I’m on a low income basis, but my daughter is doing HORRIBLE in the small town school that she is in. I need some place affordable, but very educational. Thank you.

    • tonya

      She is also special needs and has anxiety disorder. I have come to realize that there are very few teachers that want to “deal” with these children. She is bullied on a daily basis and nothing is being done. Please help. :(

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  • Gail Nelson

    If you’re looking for a new homeschool magazine that also has something for the kids, I publish Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine. We started receiving enough kids’ submissions to create a mini-mag in the middle of the main one. So really, it’s almost two in one.

  • Sarah Egan

    GoConqr is a free social learning platform with tools including mind maps, flashcards, notes and quizzes, online study groups and mobile apps. You can create your own content or browse our user generated content library.

  • Marguerite Pollard

    Atelier is the home schoolers Arts Attack (award winning Art program), it is affordable and an excellent program.

  • Marguerite Pollard

    BBC Muzzy online language learning is a great way to teach foreign languages. It can be used as early as 2 years old as there are tons of non-reader activities. Languages on Muzzy are: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, & Mandarin Chinese, you don’t have to choose a language, they are all a part of the program – and only $89 per year / there are activities, games, songs and a really fun story line. Check it out at!

  • Michael Huber

    If you are interested in computer programming, try – there are puzzles, games and short tutorials.

  • Steve Wheeler

    Looking for a homeschooled sports team? Cincinnati Trailblazers is your answer!

    The Cincinnati Trailblazers is a homeschool basketball program dedicated to excellence in athletics to the Glory of God. The Trailblazers program provides competitive basketball for players looking to improve their skills and compete at a high level. We play against great competition including homeschool teams, OHSAA teams, and public and private schools in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The varsity girls are part of the Great Lakes Conference and participate in the NCHBC Regional and National tournaments. Our varsity boys are a part of the Midwest Conference and participate in the NCHBC tournaments as well.

    The Trailblazers offer teams for younger boys and girls as well. Currently, there are teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman, and Junior High levels.
    For more information about the Cincinnati Trailblazer basketball program visit: or contact the Athletic Director; Julie Strasser at:

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