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A2Z Homeschool Articles, Pages, Kids Lessons Beginning with “C”

Homeschooling Articles and Annotated Websites

Calculators KIDS
Online calculators to help with advanced math topics.

Calculus KIDS
Online help to make learning calculus easy.

Calendars KIDS
Design your own calendars. Calendar math tricks. Important dates in history.

Calendar of Events, Conferences and Conventions
You asked for it! One page with major homeschool events listed by date. Continue to use state pages for events by region.

California
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.
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California Decision Vacated – 4/28/08
The In re Rachel L. decision handed down by the Court of Appeal of the State of California, has been vacated. California homeschooling back to normal.

California Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case – 8/8/08
The California Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of homeschooling in our state.

California Immunization Records Request Response SB277
Even though the vaccination requirement does not apply to you, they can still ask for your records.

California Legal Situation ~ see Is Homeshooling Suddenly Illegal In California? No! – 9/8/02
Here is a statement that has been prepared by one of the attorneys on the HSC legal team. September 8, 2002.

Cameras ~ see Photography for Kids KIDS
How to make or buy a camera. How to take good photographs.

Camps ~ see Homeschool Summer Camps
Not always held in the summer, many take advantage of lovely fall weather and uncrowded camping areas. Many homeschool associations and support groups also hold camps for members.

Canada
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this country.

Canadian History KIDS
From the Children of Eagle and Raven to modern times. Resources for Canadian children and others to study Canada.

Car Games KIDS
Playing games with kids can make a long car trip both pleasant and educational. Print this out to take along!

Car Maintenance 4 TeensKIDS
Too often omitted are lessons on how to do basic maintenance on the family car. If you are going to drive, you had better know how to keep up the car!

Care For the Primary Care Giver – 9/07/97
Prepare to homeschool by planning to get the Care Giver’s needs met first.

Case Law ~ see Things to know before citing Case Law – 2/13/04
Did you know? When a phrase from a court case is quoted, it makes a big difference where the phrase was taken from the decision of that case? by Attorney Deborah Stevenson, Executive Director of National Home Education Legal Defense.

Catalogs
General resource material and listings, covering many interests and subjects.

Catholic
Resources, support and cover schools for Catholic homeschooling families, including Black and Native Americans.

Catholic Curriculum
Catholic resource materials for homeschoolers.

Catholic Homeschool Programs
Distance learning programs that support those wishing to incorporate Catholicism in their homeschool curriculum.

Cats KIDS
Cat mythology, history, biology, behavior, conservation, and responsible pet care.

Caves KIDS
Kids’ love of small, tight spaces lead them to love to learn about caves, the natural play forts of even grown men at times!

CD-rom Based Curriculum
Unlike the completely web-based programs, these distance learning programs provide you with software, usually CD-rom based, so that you can work even without web access.

Celebrating Jamestown – 2/15/07 KIDS
Kids can get a feel for just how labor intensive it was to build during the colonial era by trying out an old fashioned tool called a pump drill.

Central & South America
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this region, from Mexico south.

Challenges
Health problems or having a severe injury can seem undaunting challenges.

Challenges In Homeschooling ADHD Children
Many parents are entirely justified in taking their ADHD kids out of the school system because they rightly feel that they are not getting enough attention.

Challenging Teenagers
Tips and hints for keeping your teen homeschooler challenged.

Charlotte Mason Materials
Charlotte Mason curriculum, reading materials, and study guides.

Charlotte Mason Method
This approach advocates reading good books from original sources and spending lots of time in nature.

Charts & Graphs KIDS
Learn to make your own charts and graphs. Free downloads and data links to use.

Chemicals KIDS
Learn about elements, compounds and mixtures, and the Periodic table.

Chemistry Books
Books to help you build science equipment and perform chemistry experiments at home.

Chemistry Classes KIDS
Free high school chemistry lessons, lesson plans and games to help you master chemistry.

Chemistry Demonstrations ~ see Showy Chemistry Demonstrations KIDS
Showy chemistry demonstrations for advanced students and teachers to amaze and delight younger kids.

Chemistry Experiments KIDS
Chemistry experiments you can do at home with easily found chemicals.

Chemistry Software KIDS
Play around with virtual chemistry experiments BEFORE you blow up your house!

Childcare Co-Ops – 8/28/03
How to organize with your friends and their friends to form an local childcare co-op for occassional childcare.

Children’s Choice Book Awards 2015
Titles are selected by young readers of all ages.

China Homeschooling
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in China.

China Homeschooling
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in China.

Choosing Curriculum
Help choosing curriculum, making the choice, or borrowing before you buy.

Christian Curriculum
Fundamentalisitic Christian-perspective curriculum and suppliers of other materials.

Christian Homeschooling
Sources for Christian Fundamentalist educational material and homeschooling support.

Christian Unit Studies Materials
Suppliers of Christian Fundamentalist unit study curriculum.

Christmas Gift Tags With Hints – 12/07/01
Just add a cryptic hint to a tag to get the recipient guessing what it could be!

Christmas Lesson Ideas – 12/09/98
A Christmas curriculum to fulfill every requirement.

Christmas Skit KIDS
Divide the group into four smaller groups and assign each group one of the words listed here. Read the story. After each of the words is read pause for the group to sing the first line of the song.

Christopher Columbus Unit Study – 10/8/05
This page is an attempt to help parents see all sides of the controversy so that they can better evaluate material they present to their children regarding Columbus and his times, according to the age and maturity of their children.

Christopher Paolini and Eragon: A Homeschool Success Story 
Like so many homeschoolers, Christopher tackles projects by educating himself.

Civics KIDS
Governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, and the UK explained to children.

Civil War KIDS
Coloring pages, recipes, craft projects, reenactments and songs make the Civil War come alive for kids.

Classic Homeschool Books
Favorites published prior to 2000, with lots of good reading left in them.

Classical Education
Many Christian and other families prefer a liberal arts education for their children, including lessons in Greek and Latin, as well as formal instruction in logic.

Classical Christian Education Materials
Resources for homeschooling in the Classical Method.

Classical Tutorial and Distance Learning Programs
Courses online and off for those wishing the Classical Method of education.

Classifieds ~ see A-Z Homeschool Classifieds Yahoo Group
Buy and sell used homeschool curriculum in this Yahoo Group.

Climate and Global Warming for Kids KIDS
Helping kids understand and respond to the growing body of evidence that all of us could contribute less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Clocks KIDS
Build your own clocks and sundials. Learn clock arithmetic.

College
How homeschoolers get into the best colleges and universities in the land.

College Admission
So, how do homeschooled teens get admitted to the finest colleges?

College in High School
Look into concurrent enrollment if you want your homeschooled high schooler to take college classes.

College Stories
Homeschooled teens tell how they got into college and how they are doing. Articles in college publications that tell how homeschoolers are doing.

Colonial Times KIDS
Life in early America was both tough and fun, and these sites show you why.

Color and Light – Optics 4 Kids KIDS
Why is the sky blue? Demonstrations and explanations for the colors and lights we see around us.

Colorado
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.
Associations | Cover Schools | Events | Field Trips | Laws | Legal Information | Online | Resource Centers |Resources | Support Groups | Support Group Lists | Testing Service


Comets & Asteroids KIDS
Multimedia adventures on the smallest celestial bodies in our solar system.

Comfort Zone for the Homeschooling Dad – 5/23/03
Jeff was in torment. How would his children ever make a living as adults? How could his wife condone so much wasted time? Were the children’s minds sinking into quicksand? By Win and Bill Sweet.

Comics & Cartooning KIDS
Learn from top cartoonists how to draw comic characters. Free online art lessons.

Community College Dual Enrollment – 2/20/03
How we have managed to help our homeschooling teen take college courses.

Community Outreach
Reaching out to inform others in your community about homeschooling and getting community support.

Community Networking
Web Wonk ­ One who spends a lot of time online, subscribing to email lists, web surfing or building websites, posting regularly to message boards, and/or hosting chats, and maybe writing articles and books.

Complying With Regulations
How to unschool and meet state recordkeeping requirements.

Computer Shop
Computers, Software, Handhelds, Internet, Virus Protection

Computers 4 Kids KIDS
Learn the basics here about computer hardware and software works.

Concerns and Hurdles About Unschooling
If we don’t do school-at-home, will our child turn out OK?

Conference Conundrum – 4/8/00
One way to learn about homeschooling and select curriculum is to attend a homeschooling conference, convention or curriculum fair.

Connecticut
Resources, support groups and laws for homeschooling in this state.

Considering the Homeschool Program Route – aka Umbrella Schools
These include all forms of external help with homeschooling. Some are called umbrella schools, other programs call themselves Independent Study Programs, Distance Learning Programs, Virtual or Cyber Schools, Charter Schools, Learning Centers, and who knows what they’ll come up with next.

Constellations & Stars KIDS
Stars and groups of stars all have names, and the stories behind the names go back to the times of the earliest star gazers.

Constructing Knowledge
Knowledge is constructed by hands-on experience.

Content Standards – See Using Content Standards – 1/31/02
Why have the government content standards on a homeschooling website?

Content Standards
Online lists of learning goals and standards.

Contests For Kids KIDS
Competition among equally prepared peers can be fun and challenging to children and teens with a competitive nature.

Controversy
Political discussions and debates among homeschoolers.

Cooking Kids’ Recipes KIDS
Fun recipes for kids to make with a little help from Mom.

Cool Games For Kids KIDS
Fun, free things to do online or off. Animated activities for improving lateral thinking skills.

Cool Homes – 9/30/98
Visit this virtual street and knock on the doors of homeschooling families.

Co-ops ~ see What to Know Before You Join a Homeschool Co-op – 5/13/08
Carol Topp discusses some of the disadvantages of co-oping.

Correspondence Schools
Correspondence schools typically provide a full curriculum based on grade level.

Cost to Homeschool ~ see Livelihood Issues
Frugal homeschooling. What are the cost issues of homeschooling? Can it be done inexpensively?

Cottage Schools ~ see Resource Centers & Cottage Schools
Mini-schools are springing up among homeschoolers all over the world.

Course Numbers and Transcript Details – 03/13/02
Important pieces that should always be included when preparing a transcript for a college. By Shirley Minster.

Court ruling jolts home-school community – 3/16/08
A number of inaccuracies in this Milpitas Post article are corrected by Ann Zeise.

Creative Activities
I would like to teach my children through creation, not books only. I want to make with them usable items, not crafts. Do you have any suggestions?

Creative Writing KIDS
Learn to write stories and essays and find places to post them online.

Crime Scene Investigation KIDS
Forensics is the application of science to solving crimes, and scientists are getting really good at it. A Unit Study.


Cruising Homeschoolers
Whether you intend to live on a yacht indefinitely or just occasionally for recreation, here’s where to find out how, and connect with others living and learning on boats.

Crystal Ornament KIDS
Here’s a fun project for Christmas, but you’ll need to start right after Thanksgiving, as the crystals take about 3 weeks to form.

Curriculum List ~ see Quickstart Curriculum
Some books to order to just help families get started in their homeschool journey. Each selection is deliberately short and inexpensive.

Curriculum Reviews
The following are the opinions of the authors on these pages, and do not necessarily reflect my own opinions.


Curriculum Shops
Directory according to subject matter. Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection.

Curriculum To Unschooling – 11/11/97
From off-the-shelf to creating your own, to letting your child lead the way.