Homeschool Curriculum and Resources to Educate Your Sons & Daughters Outside of School – Making it Easy to Opt Out!

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Healing from School

Book

Design Your Own Homeschooling Program

Self-Paced Online Course

Self-Portrait Power Traits Assessment

Self-Portraitâ„¢ Power Traits Assessment that helps you uncover strengths and the way that you and your child are naturally wired to learn. I recommend you do it for yourself and your kids: Parents and Students 

Homeschooling Laws

Legal Requirements by State

Books

The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto

Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Tradtional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” by Alfie Kohn: a solid, research-based look at education that will open your eyes. 

Free to Learn by Peter Gray: beautiful book that shows how kids learn naturally through play and self-direction. 

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head by Carla Hannaford 

How Children Learn by John Holt: the classic that started the unschooling movement.

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn: how to love your kids unconditionally so that they become their most caring, responsible selves. 

Unicorns are Real: a Right-Brained Approach to Learning by Barbara Meister Vital

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto: another classic that will change how you view school forever. 

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

Why are You Still Sending Your Kids to School by Blake Boles: a handbook for taking your kids out of school and unschooling them. 

Documentaries & Videos

The Six Purposes of Education by John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto website

Schooling the World

Race to NowhereClass Dismissed 

Do Schools Kill Creativity by Sir Ken Robinson

The Decline of Play by Peter Gray

Finding Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson

The Puzzle of Motivation by Dan Pink

The Myth of Average by Todd Rose

Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin

I Sued the School System by Prince EA

Books by the inventors of forced government schooling

Principles of Secondary Education by Alexander Inglis

The History of Education by Ellwood P. Cubberly

Classical Education

Graded Lessons in English by Brainerd Kellogg and Alonzo Reed

Word Lessons by Alonzo Reed

The Narrow Path by LaRouche Youth Movement – a well designed learning path for teens and adults

Trivium Education: tons of free information about the Trivium and Quadrivium, study materials, and links to free books.

Wittenberg Academy: online Methodist classical education

Trivium Pursuit – resources for classical education for homeschooling

Larouche’s Curriculum for Citizens – a class series on classical education for parents

Roman’s Road Press – Classical education books and live classes

Innovative Online Learning

Firefly Education Network: an emerging education ecosystem for self-directed learning.

Coherence Education – focus on the inner game of learning

Writing Resources

Handwriting Without Tears is a solid approach to learning how to print and also the lost art of cursive.

I can personally vouch for Cover Story as a fun and engaging middle school writing curriculum.

Dyslexia

Made by Dyslexia

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Learning Ally – audiobooks, can qualify for free membership

Math

Constructing the Universe– math through the lens of nature, art, and architecture

YouCubed – Jo Boaler, Stanford professor, has courses and exercises to revamp the teaching of maths

Sacred Geometry Academy

The Number Catcher

The Number Race

Science

Science Unshackled by Matthew Ehret

Rupert Sheldrake website and YouTube channel

The Fourth Phase of Water by Gerald Pollack

The Secret Intelligence of Water by Veda Austin

Regenerate by Sayer Ji and Sachin Patel

Pleomorphism

History, Government & Economics

Clash of Two Americas: Video Series or Book SeriesI highly recommend!!!!

A Trio of Amazing Economics Books offered by the Foundation for Economic Education: Economics in One Lesson, The Law, and I, Pencil

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard Maybury

Paradise Stolen – by Stefan Verstappen

Best Evidence – YouTube channel by John Titus about the Federal Reserve & Money

The Creature from Jekyll Island: a second look at the federal reserve

Online Courses & Schools

Sora – project-based learning for high school

Outschool: live online classes and camps

Study.com – video based learning, some with college credit

Dual Enrollment – Early College

Sofia University– for college credit; free if you complete in 60 days, check with the colleges on your list to make sure they will transfer

Outlier – Intro to Psychology and Calculus through the University of Pittsburgh; pay only if you pass

Grand Canyon University – a wide selection of college courses at ~ $200 each, a Christian perspective, most of the colleges that I asked will accept these courses as long as they are core courses

Bob Jones University – a wide selection of college courses at ~ $225 each, a Christian perspective, most of the colleges that I asked will accept these courses as long as they are core courses

Home Education Curriculum Guides and Online Stores

Cathy Duffy Reviews – organized by age and subject

The Homeschool Resource Roadmap – charts of curriculum and resources by age and subject area

Rainbow Resource

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

For Small Hands – Montessori materials

Build Your Library – learning through books

Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert

Charlotte Mason Approach – literature based

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