With schools closing across the nation, many parents have found themselves homeschooling unexpectedly and are seeking free and low-cost resources. I know first hand how overwhelming searching for resources can be, so here is a compilation of blog posts and websites to help make finding resources easier.
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Faith and Good Works: Unit studies are one of our favorite methods of education but can be a little time-consuming to search for and put together all of the educational components. Sometimes it might even seem like it could get a bit stressful on the homeschool budget pulling so many different resources together. However, the internet is FILLED with free unit studies just waiting to be used! I have gathered up over 100 of the very best ones to share with you, saving you time and money!
Where’d My Sanity Go: I love finding new educational YouTube channels for homeschooling. YouTube has revolutionized the way some kids learn. Online learning and educational videos have made a huge impact on my son’s education.
Outschool: As we see mass closures of public schools across the U.S., Outschool is making $100,000 worth of classes available for free to the affected families. Note: There are a lot of affected families all with varying levels of financial need. If you are able, we ask that you only use this funding if you really need it, or for only some of the classes, you’re interested in. For all other classes, please consider paying full price to keep our teachers funded.
We are Teachers: Learning math online isn’t always easy! Luckily there are some great math websites for teaching math virtually We’ve gathered a list of teacher-approved sites that includes resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs for teaching math.
Homeschool Hideout: Netflix has also been a game-changer in the way we homeschool. Sick days can still be educational. Parents can clean the house while kids learn, right from the couch. The number of educational shows on Netflix is growing every day! Not to mention the benefits Netflix has added to homeschoolers who learn best visually.
SuperCharged Science: Discover the amazing world of physics by exploring properties of light, waves, forces, electricity, magnetism and more! We’ll study energy by building catapults, wire up unipolar motors and rail accelerators, be able to “see” invisible particles by building cosmic ray detectors, discover forces by building, split laser beams into a rainbow of colors, and build the experiment that won Einstein his first Nobel Prize! This class is for kids interested in doing real hands-on science, ages 7 – 14 years.
Freedom Homeschooling: Below you will find free all-in-one homeschool curriculum programs. If you prefer to choose subjects individually or feel these programs need to be supplemented, click here and choose a subject area. C = Christian based curriculum
Scholastic Learn at Home: Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
KidsActivities.com: With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are in a bit of a panic as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. If this sounds like you, stop stressing. This is going to be super helpful!
I hope you find these resources helpful. I will continue to add to the list as I come across more resources. Join our community for more tips and resources. Let us know if you have any questions or need homeschooling advice. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.