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History of Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with these fabulous homeschool resources. Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, find fun book suggestions, and get instructions for entertaining activities to include Fat Tuesday in your homeschool day.
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African American Homeschooling

Homeschooling is on the rise with African-Americans.  Though there may be a multitude of reasons, many families are finding homeschooling as the best educational option for them. Many black parents want to teach their children traditional Afrocentric values and homeschooling is the perfect way to do that. Other black homeschoolers want to focus on teaching African history and culture all year round, not just during Black History Month. Whatever the reasons to homeschool – all homeschoolers find freedom in the opportunity to homeschool.

African American Homeschool Resources

National Black Home Educators
We have assembled (and are continuing to search out) a few of the most treasured resources that we believe will build up the family.

Mocha Moms
A support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities.

Articles for African American Homeschool Options

Black Alliance for Educational Options
Find out more about homeschool options for black children.

For Some Black Parents, the New Home Room is Home
Public schools are failing black boys, say a growing number of parents who are homeschooling. Deion Terry Rhoden, P. Aurora Robinson and her son Tau Issa Robinson-Farrar holding class in Bread-Stuy, a Beford Stuyvesant cafê. By Chloe A. Hilliard, The Village Voice, April 8, 2008.

Homeschool Mom Tips
News and views on political, economic, legal and socio-cultural issues that impact homeschooling families. By Victoria Carrington, M.D., an African-American homeschooling mom, and The Mom Coach. Freelance writer: parenting, mental health & inspirational speaker and workshop leader.

Is Home Schooling the Best Option for African American Children
So at this point, now I am listening and wondering – is homeschooling a viable education option and why are more black families going that route? By Edward Lee, Black and Married With Kids.

Online

Afrocentric Homeschoolers
This Facebook group was created to unify the minds of those who educate Original/Indigenous children in a way that reflects our children’s cultural needs. Teaching our youth knowledge of self early in childhood is imperative for their growth mentally, emotionally and physically.

Black Homeschoolers’ Channel
Videos posted by the Black Academy for your education and entertainment.

Support Groups

Cocoa of MoCo
Cocoa of Montgomery County (MoCo) is a group of inclusive Black homeschool families in Montgomery County, MD. Our high energy group is progressive and fun! We advocate life-long learning and independent wealth-building for families. Mostly, we support accelerated learning and critical thinking and demand high-quality education for our children. We are 100% inclusive! We welcome families of all races, religious beliefs, ethnicities, national origins, professions, and other differences.

Ebony Homeschoolers
A Christian homeschool support fellowship established to strengthen and encourage the African-American homeschooling community in Memphis, Tennessee.

Families of Color Using Homeschooling
This is a group for Christian Families of Color who’ve opted to Home Educate their children. This is a HIGH volume email group, please take this into consideration prior to joining.

Minority Homeschoolers of Texas
Promotes homeschooling among minorities: Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, Native Americans, and Anglos with adopted minority children.

Winter Homeschooling

Winter Unit Study
Find out about really cold places, about the science of cold, fun in the snow, and winter tales.

Winter Sports
Getting Started with snow and ice sports such as ice hockey, skating, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.

Valentine’s Day Unit Study
A jam-packed page of fun Valentine projects for you and your children. A unit study to share with your friends.

Beginning to Homeschool

You’ve made the decision to homeschool.
What do you do next?

Where Do I Start With Homeschooling?
Where to start looking for beginning homeschooling information and advice. How to do the basics. Why home school works.

Home Education Laws & Legalities
Take the steps necessary for beginning to homeschool legally according to your regional laws. Look under “Regional Information” in the “Homeschool Categories” to your left to find your local homeschooling laws and other supportive resources.

Homeschool Support Groups in Your City
Meet with other homeschool families in your area with concerns similar to your own. Exchange tips and ideas with experienced homeschoolers.

Educational Field Trips
Some call it Autoschooling, as we homeschoolers learn on the go, visiting historic sites, science and art museums, civic monuments, and more. Get outside and learn what educational opportunities your local community has to offer.

Homeschooling for Free

Truly Free K12 Homeschooling
How to have a totally free K12 homeschool experience online and off.

Lesson Plans for Free
Websites that have structured lesson plans. Usually these have goals and objectives and meet state standards.

Free Homeschooling Curriculum Materials
You can build a curriculum for free or for very little or by borrowing.

Explorations 4 Kids
Tons of links to free sites for kids to learn. Includes some links to inexpensive Amazon books and games, too, for those who wish to learn experientially offline.

Where do Homeschoolers Get Curriculum?

Curriculum related to our homeschooling topics are on each of our relevant home education pages. Design your own custom homeschooling program! Check our Curriculum Shopping section for advice, tips, and for homeschooling curriculum, games, books, and toys. Our Quickstart Curriculum gives you grade-by-grade suggestions for an inexpensive, basic curriculum to buy from Amazon or borrow from your public library. Some home school programs suggest or provide the curriculum.

All Time Favorites

Reading Level Assessment Tests

Two reading tests to help you assess the reading level of your child. Explanation of the RL code on books.

Free K12 Homeschooling

How to have a totally free K12 homeschool experience online and off. Free resources from A2Z Home's Cool.

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