||Five in a Row
Five in a Row (FIAR)is a literature-based curriculum. Homeschoolers report on activities they’ve developed to go with the books. These ideas are posted on the Message Board and stored in the Archives.
Extensive FIAR classification chart.
This chart shows FIAR books classified by subject matter, geography, character trait or Konos unit, and chronology.
FIAR books classified by season, geography, theme.
Free homeschool resources for FIAR users.
Supplemental chapter book list for FIAR books.
Descriptions of one family’s FIAR studies.
Photos of lapbooks from B4FIAR & FIAR books with descriptions of each page.
Extension for Inuit Unit Study beginning with Very Last First Time (FIAR, Vol. 1.)
Peter Rabbit coloring book page. (FIAR, Vol. 2.)
On-line chat with Michael O. Tunnell, author of Mailing May (FIAR, Vol. 4.)
Article on Charles Marion Russell (Cowboy Charlie, FIAR Vol. 4.)
Bargain basement for Purple House Press. Several of the reprinted FIAR titles available here.
||Unit Studies and Themes
Homeschool unit studies.
Amelia Earhart, the body, Charlotte’s Web/spiders, environment, insects, plants, ocean, solar system. Excellent resource!
Internet directory of unit studies. Hundreds!
Over 150 well-developed thematic units.
Need information for a unit study on Laura Ingalls Wilder? This is the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library and Museum site. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Teaching Unit is quite extensive.
Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage. Wonderful links for a study on Medieval times.
Thirty thematic units written by students at the University of South Carolina.
List of themes/resources.
Montessori lessons and activities.
Unlimited ideas and lesson plans.
The Scholastic Book site for teachers has a variety of useful information including: authors/books,
lesson plans, and unit study info.
4,000 lesson plans and resources.
Forms to print: calendars, chores chart, assignment forms, lesson plan forms, etc…You can generate
your own time line. Also lesson plans, free worksheets, themes, games, and more! Endless source of
Free printouts and activities. Themes, crafts, maps and more. Another endless source!
World Book suggests typical course of study (general curriculum requirements) for preschool through grade 12.
Teacher site with forms to print, worksheets, unit studies, lesson plans, maps.
Lesson Plan Library (K-12) from the Discovery Channel. All subjects.
Free lessons from Teacher Created Materials. Activity sheets on PDF files.
Search PBS Teacher Source’s 3,500 lesson plans & activities.
Sites for teachers index.
Excellent! For early childhood educators and parents.
||Books and Authors
Online collection of 655+ Fables.
Info on children's literature.
Storytelling activities and lesson ideas.
Teaches students about poetry.
Free online library of classic books, poems, short stories.
Reading Rainbow teachers’ guides by book/subject.
Myths, fables, and legends.
Bartleby.com presents complete works of classical literature, poetry, quotations.
Everything from Anna Karenin, to Antigone, to Bartleby, the Scrivener. Huge source!
Also includes the dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotations, Gray's anatomy,
Bartlett's quotations, and more. See to believe!
Readers' Theater and more by author Aaron Shepard. Tall tales, posters and ways to have kids imitate
Shepard's writing style in their own exercises.
Cyberguides…teacher guides and student activities for children's books.
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids and
collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional
Alphabetized list of specific novel and picture book activities.
Author/illustrator Jan Brett’s home page. Her illustrations are available on email postcards; you can
email these free pictures with your own messages to friends. Also coloring pages, cards to print, and
Author/illustrator Anna Grossnickle Hines’s website. Coloring pages and activities to go with her
Activities & crafts to go along with some of your favorite children's books.
Unit study on author/illustrator Tomie dePaola.
Index providing access to books and websites that contain useful teaching suggestions related to books for children and young adults, and the creators of those books.
Free worksheets for popular fairytales and folktales.
Chris Van Allsburg and lesson plans for Two Bad Ants.
Preschool story, activity, craft & suggested reading lists for a variety of themes.
Skipping Stones is a nonprofit children's magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness.
Dolch word list, preprimer-grade 3. "From 50 to 75 percent of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, and
magazines are in the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary of 220 words."
Folktales from Korea and around the world are told with sound and graphics. Viewers are asked to click on pictures and
interact with the story.
Accelerated Reader List. Huge list of books by reading level.
FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8.
Articles & info about teaching kids to read.
Spanish for children.
More Spanish for children.
Ideas for teaching foreign languages.
Practical pointers for teaching foreign languages.
On-line Mastermind game in Spanish.
Mini-books in Spanish to print.
Common words/phrases in hundreds of languages.
Lessons in Spanish.
ESL flashcards to print.
A non-profit organization "dedicated to making mathematics approachable and engaging." Geometry with Geoblocks for homeschoolers now available.
My kids have learned so much about math from the PBS show, Cyberchase. Here are interactive games from the episodes!
Have the card game SET? (You should!) Here are PDF files for more ways to play.
Hands-on lessons using Cuisenaire Rods. Basic to advanced math.
Lessons on the newly redesigned currency. Other math lessons as well.
Math lessons/activities for primary students. Color worksheets to print.
Tangrams for kids to do on-line.
3-D shapes to print and construct.
Make numeracy fans to learn skip counting and more.
Ideas for memorizing times tables.
Activities for using math manipulatives in grades 4-6. HTML & PDF files. Nice!
Printable math workbooks. Also handwriting & U.S. map quiz.
Create your own math pages. Number lines, hundreds charts, worksheets--you design to fit your own needs.
On-line number line math games for kids.
On-line fact practice for kids.
Teacher exchange of math lessons. K-2. Build houses and bridges using cuissennaire rods.
Geoboard dot paper.
Free, humorous bi-monthly math newsletter.
Info for parents on "living math."
On-line math activities. Described by math concept covered.
NCTM standards explored in on-line games.
Variety of fun on-line math lessons.
More on-line fraction activities.
List of on-line math activities.
Fraction addition with pattern blocks.
Make pattern block designs on-line.
Pattern block shapes to print.
Virtual math manipulatives! Wow!
Math with natural disasters from FEMA.
On-line version of 24.
Interactive math practice.
AMAZING! Math lessons through on-line movies & interactive lessons.
Links to on-line math tutorials.
Many math links.
Fractions & decimals lesson plans.
Info & games for teaching math from a retired teacher.
Many, many math games and pdf files.
||Social Studies & Maps
Among other things, this wonderful site has EXTENSIVE, FREE lesson plans to teach about the 50 states as you collect the state quarters. Includes handouts.
Extensive information about the 50 states. Symbols, profiles, maps.
Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses. Links to history sites.
U.S. history lesson plans by topic. Extensive.
Famous ancient structures built from Legos. Great inspiration for kids!
Directions for making and using timelines.
Guide to U.S. Government for kids. K-12.
Unit study on Colonial America.
Civil war study. Books, videos, lesson plans, projects.
Blank U.S. map to print.
Physical maps, political maps as well as facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Free blank outline maps of the countries and continents of the world.
More free maps. Historical, political, regional and more.
Instructions for creating an edible map.
Students make a paper Flat Stanley and mail it, along with a blank journal, to someone on the List of Participants. Learn geography the fun way!
Many history unit studies.
Eyewitness accounts of history, ancient world to present.
Primary source material from 18th Century America: scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings.
Links for Lewis & Clark, frontiersmen, pioneers, American Indians.
Ancient Egypt lesson plans. Extensive.
Rosetta stone coloring book.
Print your name in hieroglyphics.
"Journey Through the Middle Ages with James the Jingling Jester" will provide the user with the opportunity to discover more
about life in the Middle Ages including feudalism and society; castle life and structure; castle defense; education; jobs
and trades. One of over 4000 student created entries in this library.
Apple Computer’s educational products made available to homeschools.
Science lessons, including forms. PDF. Wonderful resource!!! Fun!
Neuroscience for kids. Lessons, worksheets on the human body.
Solar system unit study.
Calculate your age on other planets. Links to other solar system helps.
Active science lessons. Fun list.
Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars? - The Science Game--test your knowledge of math and science.
Tree identification site.
Resources for nature journaling with children.
Insects! Designed for anyone who wants to pursue an interest in Entomology.
Jim Arnosky’s wildlife journal. (Crinkleroot books.)
Coloring pages on MANY animals by Jim Arnosky.
Learn about advertising and create your own ad.
Interactive site about music for kids. Compose music & more.
San Francisco Symphony site for kids. Music labs & lots of fun.
100s of art lesson plans categorized by subject, age level, theme. Also, coloring pages and card creator.
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun children's crafts, coloring pages and more including
projects for holidays, educational themes, and printable templates suitable for ages 2 and up. Site
is run by Leanne, a mom with two girls.
Download dozens of 3-D Paper Craft projects for free. Amazing detail. Find projects to match your current studies.
Paper fold-up toys and models. From Nativity scene to White House to Eiffel Tower.
A wide assortment of free paper models. Many subjects.
Paper models of all kinds.
Print and fold a little bug box.
Lessons to teach impressionism including PDF files for overhead transparency images.
||Forms to Print
Printable pages including: handwriting paper, scheduling forms, thematic stationary, instructions to
make your own GeoSafari cards, clocks, science lab sheets, and more!
2,500 worksheets to print or download. Subscribe to email newsletter to receive free thematic unit
Homeschooling on a shoestring links. Freebies!
Download old radio shows, new one each week, from a homeschool family.
Links to just about everything about homeschooling.
Homeschool helps with unit studies.
Homeschool family’s lessons.
Montessori activities/lessons for the homeschool.
One homeschool family's website. Information on Sonlight, Well-Trained Mind, and Five in a Row curriculum.
Information on curriculum, teaching methods, games. An unbelievable thirty pages of internet links for homeschoolers.
Themes, music, Spanish, book ideas, games, recipes, crafts & craft recipes, activity sheets, free printables. Early elementary.
823 forms from a homeschool family. Planning, Bible, Reading, Math, Unit Studies, History, Art, Music, Spelling.
Practical ideas and encouragement.
Houghton Mifflin’s site, containing a variety of educational information for kids and parents, including a
homeschool links site.
Links to 1,500 learning games for kids.
Lots of educational games. Words-WackyTales is like madlibs.
Freeware to download.
Kids playground games described with rules. Also jumprope rhymes.
Kids games including tangrams, hangman, slide puzzle, concentration, and puzzles.
Articles, features and interactive activities for kids about health.
Free software for kids.
Educational activities for kids.
||Homeschool Discussion Boards/Used Curriculum For Sale
VegSource has a discussion board for every imaginable homeschool topic as well as boards to buy and sell used homeschool curriculum.
Educational freebies for teachers.
Each year, the Teaching & Learning Company gives away books through weekly downloads (PDF files.)