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Inspiring To Learn is the home of Homeschooling On A Dime!

You are invited to search away for your entire homeschool needs list right here. There are hundreds of textbooks, worksheets, crafts, printables, databases, games, ideas, methods, unit studies, lapbooks, literature, ebooks and plenty more. Every subject, even Bible.

Nothing out there on the net can compare to this wonderful resource and it's right here. I've spent years and years and untold hours compiling this site.
IT'S ALL FREE.

Leave me a comment so I know you stopped by! I get a lot of traffic here 24 hours a day from all over the world! It's nice to hear a note from those who drop in for a freebie!

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Creation Science - Biblical science

 



Preschool - 12th Grade Resources

Very long list that must have taken a lot of time to compile. This page would be safe to turn your kids loose on. Lots of printables, lessons, games, Bible study, and plenty more.



http://www.nwcreation.net/homeschool.html



 

Homeschool Central

 


"Homeschool Central has been around for many years helping homeschoolers of all types. Whether you are just beginning or you are a pro, we have information that will make your job easier.
     If you are new to homeschooling, please visit our
New Homeschoolers page. This will answer many of your questions on how to get started.
      If you are looking for information for your area, please visit our
State Resources area. 
     Please look around or use the search function to find answers to your questions."


http://www.homeschoolcentral.com/
















Homeschool Central Resource Center

A guide to homeschool resources and services that will help you successfully homeschool your children.




General Curriculum
Preschool and Kindergarten
Elementary and Middle School Curriculum
Middle/High School Programs
New and Used Curriculum
Used Curriculum
Distance Education
Distance Education - College
Independent Study Programs
Textbooks
Adult Diploma Programs
Custom Made Diplomas
College Prep
College Scholarships
Driver's Education
Record Keeping
Testing Resources
Educational Software
Educational Videos
Business Opportunities
Family Travel and Adventure
New to Homeschool Information
Home-Based Business Opportunities
Fundraising
Health & Wellness
Recreation
Online Catalogs
Products for the Home



Art
Arts & Crafts
Bible
Books
Cooking
Computer
Educational Books
Educational Toys
Foreign Language
Geography
History
Language Arts
Lap Books
Online Tutoring
Online Classes
Organizational Skills
Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling
Phonics
Fitness and Physical Education
Math
Math Software
Morals Training Resources
Music Education
Reference Books
Science
Social Studies
Special Needs
Spelling
Theater Arts
Unit Studies
Writing



Huge site of free homeschooly materials

 


 


There are many resources here great for supplementing with or straight out using as your curriculum. This is "Favorite Place" worthy.



Unit study goodies!


www.homeschoolshare.com


Language Arts

 


Plenty on language arts and writing.


http://www.internet4classrooms.com/lang_write.htm



Beginning homeschooling

 


There is so much available on the internet on home education that we really do not need to fork out our money to buy books on the subject. Just about any area of interest in homeschooling is available somewhere online.


Here are some links for the beginning homeschooler or person considering homeschooling.



HOMESCHOOLING BEGINNING


http://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/WelcomeToHomeschooling.pdf



http://www.consideringhomeschooling.com/



http://whyhomeschool.blogspot.com/



http://www.eho.org/why_homeschool/default.asp



http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/weblinks/whynot.htm



http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/zysk2.html



http://www.waymarks.com/homeschool/





Saving on groceries

 


Not technically homeschooling, but if you are saving good money in your most reducable part of your budget, then you will have "extra" money to spend or save up for your home education wish list.


These links will, perhaps, open your eyes to some new areas or ways to save.


 


http://www.fabulousfoods.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&category_id=228&article=19928



http://frugaldad.com/2008/02/08/20-money-saving-tips-for-the-grocery-store/



http://www.mommysavers.com/frugal-food-recipes/saving-money-vegetarian-meals.shtml



http://www.mommysavers.com/frugal-food-recipes/save-50%25-grocery-bill.shtml



http://www.wikihow.com/Grocery-Shop-and-Cook-Frugally



http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/930533/guide_to_frugal_grocery_shopping_in.html?cat=22



http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/frugal-grocery-shopping.htm



http://www.survivalinsight.com/articles/save-money-on-groceries.html


http://www.tinyurl/afullcup



 


 

Free preschool & kindergarten

 


http://www.softschools.com/grades/prek.jsp



http://www.softschools.com/grades/kindergarten.jsp



http://www.softschools.com/counting/


 

Free spelling course

 



The Basic Cozy Spelling Course
free online version.



Appropriate for grade 6 to 8 level


 


http://www.splashesfromtheriver.com/spelling/index.htm



Free Christian magazine for kids

 


Free Christian magazine for kids


Just 4 Kids Magazine



http://www.just4kidsmagazine.com/


Free complete curriculum

 


HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM FREE


Several years worth of quality curriculum. There is also a yahoogroup that is linked to this curriculum to get more help or support.


http://amblesideonline.org/


Help for remembering learned info

 



Graphic Organizers


 


http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/


http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/


http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html


http://edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm


http://www.enchantedlearning.com/graphicorganizers/


http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/torganiz.htm


http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/graphic_organizers.htm



Thinking Skills - science

 



Enhanced Thinking Skills in science context


http://resources.edb.gov.hk/gifted/tr/thinking_skills/

Lesson Planet

 


Lesson Planet


Browse Lesson Plans by Subject


http://www.lessonplanet.com/


Schoodoodle

Schoodoodle


Stay updated about product specials, announcements, and seasonal sales


http://www.schoodoodle.com/home/sch/newsletter_main.html


Free monthly lesson plans

 


Schoodoodle


http://www.schoodoodle.com/home/sch/smartlist_1015/lesson_plans.html?stpl=mmnews


http://www.schoodoodle.com/home/sch/newsletter_main.html


 

Online Reference sites

 


Library of Congress


Library Spot


The Internet Public Library


Librarian Internet Index


Martindale's 'The Reference Desk' 


EBSCO  (Username: beatrice   Password: beatrice)


World Book On-Line  (User ID: beatrice  Password: beatrice)


SAT & ACT help

 



Can you answer the SAT question of the day?


 



Try the ACT question of the day, and look at the word of the day!  


You can sign up for a free on-line tutorial!  

Messianic resources, lots of good material

 

 FFOZ.org (Messianic) TEENS & Children


Receive free access to an ever-growing treasure vault of keyword searchable Bible study helps, articles, and archives. Plus, you get to choose which email newsletters you wish to receive.


Myffoz Resources


http://ffoz.org/myffoz/public/overview.html


 






  • The Weekly eDrash: A weekly teaching adapted from Torah Club. The eDrash is published online every week, and sent as an email to Myffoz subscribers. You get access to the complete eDrash online archive, containing all eDrashes ever published.

  • Messiah Online Articles: Exclusive access to old and new selections of articles from previously published First Fruits of Zion magazines and journals.

  • The Monthly eRosh: A monthly resource with a free calendar centered around the current Jewish month. The monthly teaching is sent as an email to all Myffoz subscribers, and can be read online.

  • Torah Teens: Pirkei Avinu Bible studies, exclusively for young adults, with wisdom and insight for practical living and righteous relationships. Published monthly!

  • Torah Kids: Disciple Detectives stories, puzzles, jokes, through Scripture study, plus creative activities for kids ages 2-6. Published monthly!

Free ebooks of all types

 

 


Free ebooks of all types


 


Free ebooks page, these are always available. At my last stop by there were 124 free files there.


 


http://www.currclick.com/index.php?free=1&filters=0_0_0


 


 

Speech & Debate

 

SPEECH & DEBATE


 


I have a link for a lot of help online for speech and debate.


 


http://www.webenglishteacher.com/speech.html


 


 


You can get involved locally!


 


Some Local Toastmasters clubs:


Eugene & Springfield area


http://www.toastmasters.org/find/searchresults.asp?ZipCodeProximity=97478&imageField.x=53&imageField.y=13


Beaverton area


http://www.toastmasters.org/find/searchresults.asp?ZipCodeProximity=97007&imageField.x=53&imageField.y=13


 


Find out more!


http://www.toastmasters.org/about.asp


 


 


 

Writing Prompts - all grades

 

Writing Prompts - all grades


 


http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/writing/writing.prompts.html



http://writingfix.com/  (scroll down)



http://www.everydayspelling.com/workout/prompts/promptsndx.html


 

Handwriting/Penmanship Help

 

Handwriting/Penmanship Help


 


http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/



http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive.htm


http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript.htm



http://www.handwritinghelpforkids.com/worksheets.html


 

Bookbinding

FREE Project: Bookbinding

Useful in forms of lapbooking! Try this craft that teaches a simplified version of real bookbinding to give your students a taste of early American craftsmanship.
Create a pocket sized sketch journal, then go out and fill the book
with drawings!

Ages 8 and up.

See this project at:
http://www.teachartathome.com/bookbinding.htm


 

Unit Study - Names Of Jesus

 

Names Of Jesus - Holiday - Unit Study

http://www.easyfunschool.com/NamesofJesus.html


 


 

Early American documents eLibrary

 

Early American documents eLibrary (lots of good stuff!)



Primary Source Documents
Pertaining To North American History

Historical works which contributed to the
formation of North American politics, culture, and ideals.

This is a massive collection of literature and documents, which were relevant to the early development of the Americas. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere.
ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE (500 B.C.-1800 A.D.)

http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/vlibrary/ ACL.htm




 

America’s Christian history

 


America’s Christian history 


http://www.americanchristianhistory.com/


and there is always Wall Builders, too....
http://wallbuilders.com/


 


 

G A Henty downloads

 


Free G A Henty books to download 


Often Jim Hodges will send out a link to get his great books for free to download. If you sign up on his newsletter you can keep up to date!



Jim Hodges Productions
Henty Books on Tape
http://www.hentybooksontape.com


 

Home management for homeschoolers

 

Home Management for homeschoolers


 
  Are you struggling with home management?  Can you keep things clean and homeschool?  The purpose of Large Family Logistics is to help Christian homeschooling mothers with the daily tasks of home management.  If your family is not large or you are not homeschooling please do not feel that you are not welcome. There will still be things that apply to your life, make the systems fit your family life.    · Bring discipline to your life.
  · Clean your house and keep it clean.
  · Keep up with the laundry. Bit by bit we can do this!
  · Manage your kitchen from menu making, to freezing meals, to daily cleaning tasks.
  · Manage your home office. How to stay on top of the paper piles.
  · Strategic shopping with children in tow.
  · How to fit homeschooling in with your home management system. Chores and schoolwork can both get done.
  · Gardening, otherwise know as nearly free organic food.
  · Preparing for the Lord’s Day.
  · How to plan for hospitality and service work.
  · Fitting in crafts, sewing, and scrapbooking.
  · You get the idea; we’re going to work on it all.
  
  Take these directions and use it as a springboard for ideas that fit your life. We all have unique families and living circumstances.



     http://largefamilylogistics.net/    


 


 

Workshop & Seminar Topics


Often I am asked to come speak at events for homeschoolers whether small informal group, monthly meetings, curriculum fairs or a convention.

Here is a list of the most requested topics.






  • Homeschooling On A Dime





  • Lapbooking: Cross Curricular Learning




  • Grocery Shopping Once A Month... Yes, You Can!




  • Bible, Character, Family Unity




  • In The Way They Should Go: Training For Eternity





  • Planning Your Homeschool Family Year: Martyr-Free Scheduling





  • Support, Support, Support: The Lifeblood Of The Homeschool Family

If you would like to have me, please leave a comment and include your email so I may contact you.



I look forward to serving your community.





Ways to save

 


A Full Cup


 


Technically not homeschooling, but definitely helps the home educating family in a major way!


A Full Cup: The best place I have found to get the low down on where the free stuff and good deals are for grocery shopping and everything else. Tons of real coupons and info on where to find more. This is a community of people just like us! Everyone loves to share and give hints and help. I cannot believe some of the deals I have picked up from this resource! What a blessing!


  


http://www.tinyurl/afullcup


 

Art projects

 


 Free projects monthly that are relevant to homeschoolers from
Teach Art At Home.


http://www.teachartathome.com


 


 

Household Chores

 

HOUSEHOLD CHORES~ WEEK AT A GLANCE



http://www.commonsensepress.com/lessons/household_chores-appendix_c.pdf
  
  and of course
http://www.donnayoung.org has a lot of stuff too


 


 


 

Copywork - American history

 

Free Copywork


 


Searchable Database (we like Fannie Farmer!)


www.bartleby.com


http://www.bartleby.com/100/index1.html


 


George Washington's Rules of Civility& Decent Behavior


http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12029/12029.txt


 


Benjamin Franklin


http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Benjamin_Franklin/


 


 

Free homeschool ebooks of all types (including curricula)

 


 


Free ebooks of all types for homeschoolers


 


Free ebooks page, these are always available. At my last stop by there were 124 free files there.


 


CurrClick


 


 

Homemaking


cheap cooking



A year of crockpotting



Organized Home



Hilbilly Housewife



Flylady



Bookbinding

 

FREE Project: Bookbinding

Try this craft that teaches a simplified version of real bookbinding
to give your students a taste of early American craftsmanship.
Create a pocket sized sketch journal, then go out and fill the book
with drawings!

Ages 8 and up.

See this project at:
http://www.teachartathome.com/bookbinding.htm


 


 


 

Free Literature reproducibles assortment Evan-Moor

 


Evan-Moor Literature reproducibles assortment


 


"Enjoy using these activities from Evan-Moor literature titles. We hope that they will
enrich your instructional program, show you how effective and easy to use our
materials are, and encourage you to try some of the many literature titles for
grades PreK–6 published by Evan-Moor."


 


Evan-Moor Literature packet full of goodies


Yahoo Groups


 


YahooGroups


 


Don’t overlook this huge free resource that is a wealth of help, encouragement and also free home education materials.


Sign up for a yahoogroup account and then you can search the groups available there. Then click the tab to join the group. Be sure to read the rules and etiquette for each group you join. Sometimes these rules come in a special file that is emailed to you. Your “group settings” for each group can be customized. I recommend you set those to “digest form” on high volume elists.


There are too many yahoogroups to list that are homeschool inclined, but you are sure to find plenty! Just a search on the word homeschool turns up over 6,000! Many can be found on curricula buy/sell, homemaking, Bible studies, parenting, age specific, special needs, feeding your family, and more. You can type in a particular curriculum or teaching method and get results, as well.


Here are just a few:



http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClepForHomeschool


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flat_travelers_homeschool/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschool_form_share/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Homeschool_Fleamail/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AHomeschoolReview/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolingboys/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home_school_share/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NotebookingNook/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BasicallyBeechick/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMcurricula/


 


http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/ParentsFreebiesandResources/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolMomsDevotions/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amandabennettunitstudies/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MFWFamilies/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SonlightHomeschool/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KONOS-JessicaHulcy/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mus-users/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Apologia_Science/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Elem_Apologia_Science/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IEWfamilies/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AbekaHomeschool/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Notebooking/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Lapbooking/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Notebooking2Learn/


 


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OldFashionedChristianHomekeepers/



http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shelleylovettsecprintables/




Online unitstudies

 


http://www.come-over.to/homeschool/claudiapicks.htm


 


Music


Sun & Sun Safety


China


 

Company e-newsletters, elists

 

 


Company e-newsletters: these ones often send out freebies to their subscribers


 


Dover (teacher newletter)


TeacherBookbag


HandsOfAChild


HistoryScribe


VeritasPress


Jim Hodges


Old Schoolhouse (tosmag)


CurrClick


KnowledgeBoxCentral


FFOZ.org (Messianic)


Cindy Rushton


LiveAndLearnPress