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By Beverly S. Krueger
It's been said that you can homeschool for free or practically
free. For a thorough look, read Homeschool
Your Child for Free by Laura Maery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski.
The title of their book offered me a challenge to see what I could
find that was free on the Internet to use in our homeschooling.
Finding free curriculum is fairly easy online. You can go to our
Eclectic Weblinks Index
to find educational sites that cover nearly every topic. You can
also find multitudes of lesson plans. Below you'll find a list of
some of the bigger lesson plan sites
My first stop on my freebie search was Google.com.
Using the search terms education and freebie, I was not disappointed.
I've included a list of such sites below
because new freebies are always being offered. Let these sites help
you track what is available.
Here are the deals I discovered:
Greens Lesson Plans & Free Materials Teach your
children about the nutritional benefits of eating leafy green
vegetables. Lesson plans are online and free book covers, trading
cards, brochures and posters are available on request.
Kits from the National Postal Museum Three kits are
available (1) Pen Friends Across the Nation: An Intergenerational
Letter Writing Project for grades 6-9, (2) We Were There: Letters
From the Battle Front Curriculum Kit for grades 7-12, (3) Letters
from Home: An Exhibit-Building Project for the Advanced ESL
Classroom for grades 8-Adult.
Channel Classroom Get a free Idea Book for Educators.
Tape the daily one hour History Channel Classroom programming.
These programs are copyright cleared airing Monday through Friday
from 6-7 am ET & PT/5-6 am CT. Many programs have online
Regional Educator Resource Centers Free materials of
all kinds dealing with earth science topics. Locations of Educator
Resource Center by state. Visit Spacelink for a complete
listing of all NASA
Easy Weekend Projects Booklet Four wood working projects
that take one to two weekends to complete.
Curriculum Material Videos and other materials from
the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
CD-Rom software. You pay $4.95 shipping and handling
for each title you order. Yes, these are all older and don't
sell for much now. But they do include some useful titles. Logical
Journey of the Zoombinis, Carmen SanDiego titles, Reader Rabbit's
Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade, Compton's 3-D World
Atlas, and others.
Educational Freebie Sites
Lesson Plan Sites
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