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Homeschooling is more than just education at home. Homeschool parents, children, tutors, and anyone interested in learning online, a structured home classroom or unstructured unschooling will find A2Z Home's Cool an "cool" home school blog.

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Free Homeschool Curriculum

Free educational materials you can receive through the mail.

Free Homeschool Curriculum: Home school materials can be expensive, low cost or for 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 educational materials or to get some free supplies outright for your homeschoolers. Check with your home school program provider for free supplies.

The rest of this site has free and inexpensive online homeschool curriculum, lesson plans and worksheets.

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!

Homeschool Your Child for Free - Free Homeschool MaterialHomeschool Your Child for Free
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;
• Ways to partner with public schools;
• Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators
• Keys to graduating a homeschooler;
• Developing personal finance management and life skills;
• Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers
• Career and vocational guidance;
• And so much more!

Multiple Topics

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.

Lesson Plans
AN A to Z RESOURCE
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.

Education Publications
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.

Freecycle Network
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.

Homeschool Freebies 
Everyone likes getting freebies, and homeschoolers are no different! Below you’ll find a plethora of resources we’ve compiled to help you with your homeschooling, all of them free of charge!  Enjoy!

Animals & Pets

TeachKind
Kindness to animals. Videos, DVDs, lesson plans, worksheets all free to network members. About how to affect the kind treatment of all animals.

Computing

Computers for Low Income Families
Free computers for low income families, free used and recycled computers, used computer hardware, free PC’s, computers for the classroom, free computers for the disabled and so on is a post I started in 2008, because I understand not everyone can afford to buy a computer. Computers have also become an important part of education and society making them essential for a household to have one. Angie’s Angel Help Network.

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.

Notebooks for Students: Homeschool Laptop Discount
Microsoft product policy has defined a homeschool program or student as a qualified educational user. This allows NFS to provide academic products and discount laptops to homeschool families at the same price and with the same software as traditional public school facilities. Presently NFS supplies thousands of laptops to public schools and now we can do the same for homeschoolers. Simply stated, we here at NFS are very excited with our new Homeschool Program.

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

FEMA Publications
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.

Safe Kids
Order free booklets about safety around electricity and natural gas.

Homeschool-Specific

Tip: Many books specifically on home schooling can be found under the Dewey Decimal call numbers 371.042 and 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.

How to Homeschool High School For Free
We live in an information age, and luckily for the budget conscious homeschooler, information is widely available in many forms for free!

Internet Site Hosting

Free Social Project Management Tools
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
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.

See also Free Language ArtsFree Science, and Free Social Studies Materials

 

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