Welcome to our home education links collection! We homeschooled from April, 1985 to Sept 1998. We found the Charlotte Mason method
to be the best for us. We are dyslexic, and used a multi-sensory approach
to our literature core. We had many excursions down side trails, experimenting
with different curriculum as we learned education truly is an "Atmosphere, a Discipline, and a Life".
If you are interested in Charlotte Mason, look HERE.
CM is often considered an "Unschooling" method, so you may be
interested in those sites.
Of course, the catalogs are full of fun projects and good books
too- so look around! Don't forget to check out our booklist to see what
we have used and liked best. Methods, and Goals 2000 links are below the
table: Scroll down through them.
This page last updated 1-23-05.
Home Education Here are some
useful shortcuts within this site!
Classical and Other Literature-Based
My Charlotte Mason notes, and some links, are now found HERE
Eight Reasons Not to Register in Illinois The Bluedorns use a blend of Classical and Charlotte Mason methods, publish a Classical magazine, write their own Greek educational materials, are active in Debate, and are hosts to TWO email newsletters. Here is an essay Harvey wrote, and gave me permission to include. Here is a a link to their excellent site Trivium Pursuit
Five In A Row Literature
based studies and projects for pre-K to about 4th grade.
SPECIAL NOTE! It has been brought to my attention that Robinson
and other CDROM based curricula may be the perfect curriculum for
blind, visually challenged, and other learning disabled students (dyslexics)
because computer text reading programs exist. I am very interested in this
idea! Thanks, Amy A.!
The Link NEW! Online homeschool newspaper, with regular columns by the Colfaxes and other well-known homeschool writers. Be sure to check out their Conferences!
Clonlara School Accredited HS Diploma by an Unschooling Umbrella, On-line classes available.
Highschool This secular program operates as a correspondance school,
offering either single course (including Driver Education) or a complete
diploma program. What is interesting is that it offers an Accredited program-
it is licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, is an Accredited Member of the Distance Education and
Training Council. This may be useful.
The Sycamore Tree
A catalog and a correspondance program offering a diploma, using a mixture
of popular curriculum.
Bob Jones University
Press Textbooks, homeschool materials, correspondance program, standardized
testing, and much more available here. These folks have high standards
for themselves, and work hard to be of service to homeschoolers. It's worthwhile
to get their catalog as a source of supplies and interesting children's
books even if you don't use their texts.
Core Knowledge Homepage
K-6 Curriculum Guides intended for parents to use at home as well as for
public schools. The site includes sample lessons and lesson plans.
History Alive! History
unit studies for JR/SR High, but lots of fun stuff for littler ones, too.
Units include Music, Art, projects, Literature and Writing, even some Science.
Texts, tapes, timelines, free e-newsletter.
Design A Study How
to set up unit studies. The "Natural Speller", and more! Can
you tell I love these? Free monthly e-newsletter.
Place Fred's got some good essays on home education, as well as useful
links. He's a college math teacher, so there's some help here if you're
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling A comprehensive homeschooling community website which has great legal information for all States, with essays and
links for adults and kids, now with chat rooms, message boards,
classifieds, a photo album, events calendar and more!
Concerned Christian Americans
Pastor Robert D. Vanden Bosch, Director. "Rev. Bob" is a pastor
who spends a great deal of time working with the Illinois Legislature as
a lobbyist on Home Education, Private Schools, family and church matters.
He is an expert on Goals 2000, and you can often arrange for him to speak
to your church or other group. He offers a monthly newsletter called "News
Site An Oregon School Board Member. Articles, including an outstanding,
detailed document: "What Is OBE"
Wonder how a school board really ought to be run (and most are not?) Ask Gene Royer Consultant to the
governing boards of nonprofit and public organizations. Author: SCHOOL
BOARD LEADERSHIP 2000, (Brockton 1996) . This book is a great gift for your local board members.