What is the Best Homeschool Curriculum?

Free, fun lesson plans for use in your homeschool. Some are online and some are printable. For students pre-K throught 12th grades.

Discovery School Lesson Plans
Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both. Also lesson plans to support Assignment Discovery and TLC Elementary School programming.

Easy Fun School
Making homeschooling more enjoyable for both child and parent.

Lesson Plans – Worksheets – Teacher’s Lesson Plans – WebQuests – Primary Teacher Resources – Math Lesson Plans – Writing Lesson Plans – Reading Lesson Plans – Science Lesson Plans – Technology Lesson Plans – Social Studies Lesson Plans.

From the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lessons and units for art and culture, literature and language arts, foreign language, and history and social studies.

Education World Lesson Plan Center
A resource for lesson plans and research materials.

Educational Resources and Lesson Plans
Over 1000 links to lesson plans and other resources of potential use to homeschoolers. It also includes lesson plans and resources unique to this site.

File Folder Farm
Sets of learning games to print out and store in file folders. Topics are Pre-K through 2nd Grade.

Free Printables
Print out unlimited copies of your favorite projects including art, deals, and greeting cards. This is the most comprehensive site offering every kind of easily-printed activity that you can simply copy on your home computer.

Fresh Plans
Cross-curricular lesson plans on all sorts of fascinating topics.

Gateway to Educational Materials
The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!

Google for Educators
This website is one of the ways we’re working to bolster that support and explore how Google and educators can work together.

Grade Level Skills Help Pages
These links are grade specific to help students practice on specific concept areas. Caution: As a teacher, you know that if a child doesn’t understand a skill, they will still not know it if they are put on the computer to practice it. These skill practices are suggested to be used with adult or peer assistance until the student has a basic skill knowledge that can be improved with some extra practice.

Homeschool Huskies and Ponies
Sets of workbooks and projects in different topics. Patches given as awards for completion.

Homeschool Launch
At this point there are several hundred files (forms, unit studies, lapbook templates, worksheets, etc) created and uploaded by various members of the site – with several more being added each week.

HomeSchooler Network: Lessons & Activities
Find innovative ideas for learning at home with our large inventory of resources and materials. Search by subject and your child’s age.

Ideas For Homeschoolers
Marty Layne, of Victoria, BC, posts her monthly newsletter in her delightful writing style that will delight and enthral you.

iTunes U
A part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, videos and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Explore over 200,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums and public media organizations from around the world.

Kitchen table Classroom
Tips and tidbits on how to make learning fun! On this site, we offer a new tidbit each day, so come back often.

The Lesson Planning Handbook:
Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning

by Peter Brunn
Great teachers often make teaching look almost effortless but, inevitably, if you look closer, you’ll discover their “perfect lessons” are the result of thoughtful planning and strategic organization. Peter Brunn draws from his own teaching experience as well as years of classroom research with hundreds of teachers across the country to bring you the steps, strategies, and structures successful teachers use to organize and manage their lessons so that you, too, can experience success with every lesson you teach. Even if you are using a program or mandated curriculum, there are ways to weave in Brunn’s findings about effective teaching. Learn how to address the standards while crafting lessons that ignite student thinking, foster student engagement and independent learning, and, in all ways, create a classroom environment that promotes academic success. For use with Grades K–6.
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K to the 8th Power
Over 600 lessons which are organized into integrated and cross-curricular lessons. The integrated lessons teach a computer skill and apply it to grade level academic content.

Layers of Learning
Layers of learning refers to the scaffolding all people need as they learn. The more we can connect ideas together ast teachers, the more meaningful the ideas become.

Learn NC
A program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, finds the most innovative and successful practices in K-12 education and makes them available to teachers and students.

Learners Online
Each week there’s a new online lesson that takes learners on a thematic journey across cyberspace. Lessons are tied to current events and help learners extend their knowledge on a wide range of topics.

Learning Partners
A Guide to Educational Activities for Families that covers a lot of topics: reading, math, science, geography, history, writing, responsible behavior, and many more. For each topic, there are activities that you can do with your children to reinforce learning. Most are simple, everyday activities.

Lesson Bank
The Teachers.Net Lesson Bank is your opportunity to share your most precious asset – your teaching ideas and lesson plans.

Lesson Pathways
Use LessonPathways.com as a core curriculum or as a hands-on supplement to your existing curriculum. Mix and match Pathways from various grade levels and subjects. Use our Planner tool to customize your child’s curriculum. Create learning plans for multiple children.

Lesson Plan Center
Let TeacherVision.com help you create innovative plans quickly with our large inventory of ideas and materials.

Lesson Plan Page
Far more than just a “page,” this site has plans in all typical subjects, as well as holiday units, computer science, and even PE. Add your own plans to the project.

Lesson Tutor
Free reproducible lesson plans, unit studies and print ready worksheets for all levels, all abilities and all subjects of Grade School and High School. Featured articles will give you general teaching and learning encouragement, references and support.

Newton’s Apple: Teacher’s Guides
A complete collection of Teacher’s Guides from season 9 through 15 is available. Mostly science lessons, though a few from other topics as well.

Large K-12 resource library. Free. Assessments, videos, lesson plans, customized by grade, subject areas, and standards you may wish to use. If you have questions, there’s a chat window in the lower right. Secular.

Outta Ray’s Head
A collection of lesson plans with handouts for writing, literature, poetry, and using the library, by Ray Saitz and many contributors.

PBS Teachers Source
Updated monthly. Resources so you can integrate PBS shows with your unit studies. After 3 resource views, you must create an account.

Praetor Education Technology
How to use open source software to develop free curriculum online. Free Java lessons for educators. Good math and science resources already developed.

Pronto Lessons
Each scripted lesson already comes with fully-inclusive content developed around a single homeschool curriculum, the hours that you would have spent putting these lessons together yourself represents time saved for you. Covers some topics in American history and science.

Read Write Think
Access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.

Scholastic Lesson Plans & Reproducibles
Pick a grade level pre-k through 8th grade and then a topic to locate a variety of lesson plans teaching that skill.

School Express
Free weekly units, free worksheets for online and offline study, and software to download.

Smithsonian Education
Arts, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies plans.

Offers teachers FREE access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, over 150,000 reviewed web sites, rubrics, educational games, teaching/ technology tips, advice from expert teachers, and more.

Teach With Movies
Through movies, introduce children to major events in history, principles of science, extraordinary people, literature, drama, dance, art, character development, and ethics. Low annual subscription rate for hundreds of movies.

Teacher Created Materials
Free monthly activities, lesson plans, and brain teasers. New each month as well as archives.

Teachers Corner
Lessons categorized by monthly and holiday or date themes, mostly for young children.

Texas Instruments Activities Exchange
Browse by subject area or submit your own activity ideas. Learn to use TI calculators to solve real-world problems.

Youth Learn
Relevant, creative materials that can help you make good use of new technology. Look here for planning guides, teaching techniques, activities, projects, and more.