Free educational materials you can receive through the mail.
The rest of this site is for free and inexpensive homeschool educational resources you can use online.
Home school materials can be expensive, low cost or free. Take care not to spend so much that you can’t change course while you take time to plan for the future. You will be learning and making changes. Take advantage of these opportunities to borrow materials or to get some free supplies outright for your home school.
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Supplies for home schools.
This page has internet locations for ordering free, physical materials, curriculum and supplies. Get homeschooling and educational curriculum for often just the cost of shipping.
Free material that is available online only is under the relevant page elsewhere on A to Z Home’s Cool. Use the menus, alphabetical site index or site search engine above to find free internet resources. This site is packed to the gills with free online resources!
More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home
by LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski
Provide a solid education at home without breaking the bank.
Introduced in 2000, Homeschool Your Child for Free gave countless parents the plan and peace of mind to get their kids’ education on the right track. Now, in the 2009 edition, authors LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski have revised and updated their popular guide, offering their expert homeschooling advice and information, plus new tools and resources to help you and your child succeed:• Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, from preschool through high school
• Where to find free online courses; NEW!
• Ways to partner with public schools; NEW!
• Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators
• Keys to graduating a homeschooler; NEW!
• Developing personal finance management and life skills; NEW!
• Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers
• Career and vocational guidance; NEW!
• And so much more!
Free Educational Books and Android Apps from Amazon
Free Kindle ebooks and Android apps. You will need less than free devices to use them on.
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Websites that have planning home schools can use. The structured lesson plans are helpful. Usually these have goals and objectives and meet state standards for home schools.
Described and Captioned Media
Provides services to benefit students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Available to schools and families and are a free-loan library of described and captioned educational media and information related to accessible media. U.S. Department of Education funded.
Free or nearly free booklets from the government for learning activities, college planning, parenting concerns. Cover a huge range of subjects for families, homeschooling, bullying, colleges, distance and local school type activities.
Made up of many individual groups across the globe, it’s a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them’s good people). Membership is free.
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Animals & Pets
Kindness to animals. Videos, DVDs, lesson plans, worksheets all free to network members. About how to affect the kind treatment of all animals.
Free Color Printer from Xerox
If you are running a home business, an association or large support group, a resource center or cottage school, you may qualify. You must buy all ink through them, and report on your usage. Homeschooling is a perfect enviroment for learning the value of utilizing business resources offered to the educational community including home schools.
Connecting people and organizations with computers is Free Geek’s mission. Here are some ways you can get a computer from us at little or no cost in Portland Oregon.
We are a registered Canadian charity that collects, refurbishes and re-distributes donated computers to children in need. Our computers are given free of charge for use in homes, schools or community centres. The program is currently based in the Greater Toronto Area.
National Christina Foundation
Use the Non-Profit Locator below to find charities and schools right down the road that are in need of equipment like yours. See if you qualify for a nearby charity receiving these computer. Not available directly to homeschoolers.
World Computer Exchange
A global education and environmental nonprofit connecting more youth in developing countries to the skills, opportunities and understanding of the internet.
Health & Safety
Order a Disaster Public Information Catalog to find out all the materials that FEMA offers. You can call, toll-free 1-800-480-2520.
NICHD/Milk Matters Clearinghouse
View, download as .pdf file, or send away for brochures about milk. Also available in Spanish.
Order free booklets about safety around electricity and natural gas.
Will Rogers Institute Educational Resources
Educational material on health issues for teens.
Tip: Many books specifically on home schooling can be found under the Dewey Decimal call numbers 371.042and 649.68 at your public library.
101 Ways to Save Money on Homeschooling
This free e-book by Carletta Sanders can help you save hundreds of dollars by showing you what to buy, where to buy it, where to find freebies, how to have fun on a budget, and how to earn income from home.
Internet Site Hosting
A2Z Homeschool Blogs
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A free hosting service for homeschoolers wanting to learn about blogging and teaching online writing to their children. 160 templates and social networking monitored for families and homeschooling class work. Visit ourHomeschool Community.
Free Social Project Management Tools
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Share your homeschooling plans on the web.
Math, economics, journalism
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Free curriculum about money, monetary policy, banking supervision, financial services, and more for elementary through high school students.
Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition
30 copies may be a bit much for one homeschool family. Home school groups, church groups, study home school groups may be just right for an ISP or support group needing 30 copies 9 times a year at a good discounted price. Reading and reporting assignment 9 times a year and share online at a2zhomeschool.com the Homeschool Community
See also Free Language Arts, Free Science, and Free Social Studies Materials