Please note that this list is provided for supplemental materials for your curriculum and not to be used entirely in place of set curricula.
Furthermore, please realize that it is the responsibility of each parent to preview and screen each website prior to allowing their children to freely visit each site. BCEI does not endorse any of these sites, rather we provide you with tools to research on your own in selecting materials for your students. We encourage our families to use extreme caution when setting your child in front of a computer unsupervised.
If you have other sites that have worked for you and you would like to share them please submit them to the editor of Nehemiah’s Leadership for publication in the next newsletter.
- http://www.homeschoolersguides.com A valuable homeschool resource that publishes informational guides that are available for free download by families across the country! They offer guides organized by state for field trips and family vacations, colleges, educational resources, summer camps and programs, ski programs and winter activities, and MUCH MORE!
- http://Clickatutor.us/Go Take a free tour of the world’s foremost Cyber School!
- http://www.BridgewayAcademy.com Resources, discounts, tips, evaluation tests, and a diploma program for homeschoolers.
- http://LDHope.com The Essential Learning Institute can help any child with any learning problem become a star student.
- http://www.rsts.net/edulinks/ Links and resource sites to all kinds of information regarding class subjects, teaching, and education—the encyclopedia of educational links!
- http://ChristianEdUsa.com Dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, Bible, Bible dictionary, newspapers, internet filters, and resource links to help aid you in educating your kids.
- http://CenterpointAcademy.com A full-service Military High School Correspondence Academy. Focuses on the needs of those striving to meet enlistment requirements in the U.S. Armed Services.
- http://RSTS.net/colleges A national listing of prestigious homeschooler-friendly colleges and universities, and other college resources.
- http://CurriculumExpress.com Schools and Homeschoolers: Buy discount curriculum online. Next-day shipping!
- http://CurriculumRecycler.com Have old PACES or curriculum? Buy or sell your used materials from other homeschoolers on this site.
- http://ICERB.org International Cyber Educational Review Board. Become part of the process of creating and evaluating a hot new Cyber Academy.
- http://HomeschoolMall.net An array of online ‘Storefronts’ selling products and services that every student needs.
- http://GEDPrepOnline.com Taking the G.E.D. test? This site is for you! Preparations, news about recent changes, and help.
- http://www.onechapter.com/shop/ Christian writers: E-publish your books on the web. Readers download the first chapter of everything free!
- http://wws.thefathersbooks.com provides educational resources at discounted prices
- http://www.teachinghome.com Will provide teaching tips and newsworthy articles
- http://www.homeschoolingtoday.com provides parental insight into homeschooling
- http://www.autoinsurancerate.com/auto-safety-library-severe-weather-driving-tips/ Driver’s Education Auto Safety Library: Severe Weather Driving Tips (Suggested by Ashley M. and Mrs. Grace McNeil of the Goodwin Community Center – Thank You!)
- http://www.CBHMinistries.org Keys for Kids daily devotional guide with scripture reading, memory verse, and life application story.
- http://www.aboverubies.org provides Weekly Bible studies and encouragement
- http://fafsa.ed.gov obtain your FAFSA application and updated information
- http://www.pheaa.org the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency website will keep you updated on state wide programs being offered for college students
- http://www.tumbletales.com/masters/ Enjoy lessons about great artists, with student work examples and a biographical commentary.
- http://www.pbs.org/art21/ Learn about art in the 21st century from this PBS site. Check out contemporary works, meet the artists, and share your own views on what art is.
- http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/ Watch an animated demonstration of various artistic principles, find examples of these concepts, and create your own composition.
- http://www.colormatters.com/ Explore how different cultures view their color; see how it affects the brain and the body, and much more. You can also learn about color’s use in art and science and voice your opinion in a survey.
- http://members.cox.net/mrsparker2/ Learn about the color wheel, mixing, schemes,and mood. Find activities, vocabulary, puzzles, and quizzes.
- http://www.kidzdraw.com/ Get your paintbrush or crayons out and get ready to be inspired! You’ll find information on illustrators, drawing tips, and samples of artwork from kids of all ages.
- http://kidzart.com Make your own clay gargoyles and other art projects. Check out kids’ works from around the world.
- http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/smartkids/ Learn the language of art, explore art materials, and unravel clues about the history of selected artworks. You can even visit and artist’s studio and make your own art of this cool site.
- http://www.telfairartyfacts.org/ Check out these art activities and games, gallery, and the monthly featured artistic period.
- http://gpn.unl.edu/rainbow/ Check out the kids area on this site for fun activities and trivia based on books. Find contest information and listen to the theme song.
- http://www.learningplanet.com/parents/alphabet Create your own alphabet book.
- http://www.enchantedlearning.com/dinoalphabet Includes facts and print-outs for each dinosaur of the alphabet. From Zoom Dinosaurs.
- http://phonics.jazzles.com/html/onehome.html Take a tour of this musical site with Tazzle the Tiger. Learn songs for each letter of the alphabet and listen to animal sounds and color fun pictures.
- http://pbskids.org/lions/ This cool PBS site offers stores to read, games to play, and adventures to follow that will help you with Language Arts. Check out the word helper and recommended books on this site.
- http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/ Comprehensive guide of book-related resources including authors, awards, stories and more!
- http://www.icdlbooks.org Read children’s books from all over the word in many different languages.
- http://saxonpublishers.harcourtachieve.com/HA/resourcelist.aspx?ca=Online+Activities&SRC1=28&SRC5=saxonpublishers Practice math and phonics using these online activities separated by grade level.
- http://www.starfall.com Stories and activities to help kids learn to read or to become better readers.
- http://www.how-to-study.com Step-by-step suggestions with strategies to help your listening, reading, note-taking, paper-writing skills and much more. Includes the PQR strategy for reading.
- http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/index.shtml Visit this online classroom for fun, facts, and help with science, geography, and language arts. Get help with reports and try the activities too.
- http://www.bookpals.net/storyline/ Watch and listen as celebrities read books by some of your favorite authors including William Steig and Patricia Polacco.
- http://wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm Read Beatrix Potter’s classic tales and nursery rhymes, including Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and others. You can also listen to audio stories.
- http://www.bookhive.org Offers children and parents reading recommendations at a variety of skill levels.
- http://www.education-world.com/summer_reading/ Check out lists of recommended books organized by grade level.
- http://www.randomhouse.com/BB/promos/greatbooks/boys/booklist.html From Ballantine Publishing Group you will find a list of books for boys in various grade levels.
- http://www.randomhouse.com/BB/promos/greatbooks/girls/booklist.html From Ballantine Publishing Group you will find a list of books for girls in various grade levels.
- http://www.wordcentral.com Offers a cool student dictionary and Word of the Day, as well as new ways to have fun with building vocabulary words and language skills.
- http://www.vocabulary.co.il/ Try these fun games to improve your vocabulary skills.
- http://www.mattelscrabble.com/en/kids/ Discover the history of this popular word game, learn some great tips to help you score higher, and play fun games like Scrabble Invaders, Scrabble Snake and Scrabble Hangman.
- http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ Fill in words to make up silly stories on the web.
- http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/letterstoarthur/ Let Arthur show you how to write a great letter and learn some cool facts about snail mail and e-mail.
- http://www.skylinc.net/~scarfone/buddy.htm Buddy, a Bearded Collie, helps kids write and read. Get some great writing ideas, send in your own story, and see some cute pictures of beardies!
- http://www.candlelightstories.com/ Find lots of e-books to read! Some are classics, some are written by kids, and some are even animated. Visit the writing area and find out how you can get published too!
- http://www.nps.gov/yell/kidstuff/Alphabet/ Beginning phonics sounds. Click on a letter to see a picture of an animal in Yellowstone National Park whose name starts with that letter and read about the animal.
- http://www.joanholub.com/kids.html Get writing and illustrating tips from Joan Holub, author and illustrator of over 50 children’s books.
- http://www.collectionscanada.ca/pagebypage/ Have you ever wondered how great books are made? Take a step-by-step tour of the bookmaking process using Tim Wynne-Jones’ book, Zoom Upstream, as an example. Also in French. Read stories, learn about storytellers, or do some fun writing activities.
- http://www.realkids.com/club.shtml Get ideas and suggestions for your writing
- http://www.postdiluvian.org/~gilly/Schoolhouse_Rock/HTML/schoolhouse.html Lots of catchy tunes here help you learn about grammar, America, mathematics, science, and computers. You’ll need a RealPlayer for the audio and video files.
- http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/grammar/ Pick from grade levels 1-5, and learn the meaning of grammar terms such as sentences, nouns, and more! From Harcourt School Publishers.
- http://cctc.commnet.edu/grammar/ Get tips on writing correct and effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
- http://www.webster.com Check your spelling or find out what a word means.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
- http://www.kidnetic.com/ Discover ideas for healthy eating, learn about good nutrition, and find fun physical activities you can do alone or with friends. Includes recipes and fun games as well.
- http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=J002353&url=J002353/ Provides facts about germs, a glossary of terms, and ways to combat them from kid researchers. Also contains poetry written by kids about germs.
- http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/your_health/your_health.html Learn about health, fitness, nutrition, anatomy, and much more. You can choose which grade level you want to start with and then select an activity or game from the list.
- http://www.kidcrosswords.com/kidoutdoors/home.htm Check out this e-zine with colorful articles with information about where to go, what to do and bring, and when to visit the outdoors! You can also learn safety tips or try fun puzzles.
- http://www.galaxy-h.gov.uk/ Find out about keeping healthy and staying safe by checking out the different zones of the space station.
- http://www.car-nection.com/carfun/an-online-road-trip-for-kids-the-50-States.html An Online Road-Trip for Kids: The 50 States. (Suggested by Mrs. Bowen’s 5th grade class – Thank You!)
- http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm Look at a bunch of world maps and timelines that show the progression of economic trends, systems of government, population, and lots more.
- http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/ Learn how artifacts, buildings, and stories can give us insights into history. Study the techniques used by professional investigators, learn how to conduct your own historical investigation, or get to know the team of experts on this PBS site.
- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/soc_stud.htm Teachers, find hundreds of lessons and activities all correlated to state curriculum standards.
- http://explorepahistory.com/teach.php The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is offering resources to help make learning history a more interactive experience for your home school families. There are over 100 lessons plans focused on Pennsylvania’s history and presented through PHMC’s historical markers, including seven lesson plans related to Pennsylvania’s agricultural and rural history.
- http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/springer/ Study the clues to learn how people lived in the past.
- http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ Let Benjamin Franklin explain the branches of the U.S. government and how it started. You can learn about citizenship, elections, how laws are made, national v. state government, and lots more.
- http://www.americasstory.com/cgi-bin/page.cgi This great collection lets you meet amazing Americans, jump back in time to important historical periods, explore the states, or see, hear, and sing bits from America’s past.
- http://www.usmint.gov/Kids/flashIndex.cfm Visit the clubhouse to learn all about coin collecting, take the time machine to other eras in U.S. history, or play some cool money games.
- http://pbskids.org/wayback/ Cool online magazine with an issue each month about a different aspect of history in America. Includes biographies, games, quizzes, and lots more!
- http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/ Explore U.S. history from the time of English settlement to the current era. Includes maps, interactive timelines, and descriptions of key events.
- http://www.rootsoffreedom.org provides activities, teacher guides and other resources for teaching Civics
- http://linkingup.com is maintained by Voice of the Martyrs and can teach our children what it is like to be a Christian in other parts of the world and can be used as a supplement to geography studies
- http://www.coolmath4kids.com Explore this amusement park of mathematics. Have fun with interactive activities and games like Lemonade Stand and Arithmattack.
- http://www.allmath.com Math flashcards, multiplication tables, biographies of mathematicians, and a glossary of math terms are found on this website.
- http://www.mathsyear2000.org A great resource for everything math. Try out some games, learn about top jobs in math, visit Numberland, and be sure to have fun!
- http://www.dositey.com/index.html Lessons, activities, and exercises for kids in grade K-8 are found on this website. It includes math and language arts worksheets.
- http://www.meganova.com/megakids/flash.htm Test your knowledge of math with this cool game from Megakids. Choose addition, subtraction, division or multiplication and found out how fast you can solve the tables.
- http://www.mathfactcafe.com This website will assist you in getting math flash cards and fact sheets for grades 1-4 or make your own.
- http://www.mathmastery.com This fun math site will make you want o keep your brain sharp! Try the CyberChallenges or the Daily Brains problems.
- http://www.teachrkids.com Find everything for learning math from number basics to fractions for grades pre-K and beyond. Brush up on your skills with many worksheets and timed drills.
- http://teachingtreasures.net/index.html Timed math tests for kids of all ages and skill levels are found under “Math” on the site. This site has other great items. Health lessons, worksheets, and a link to lots of other great educational sites are found here.
- http://www.sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp Join the San Francisco Symphony and have fun with music. You can find out the different instruments, learn about harmony and other musical terms, or try your hand at composing.
- http://www.naxos.com/mgloss.htm An alphabetical list of different words relating to music, instruments, singing, and more.
- http://datadragon.com/education/reading/ Find out how easy it is to learn to read music.
- http://www.empire.k12.ca.us/capistrano/Mike/capmusic/music_room/themusic.htm Read up on music history and listen to music samples from different periods. Includes a glossary of musical terminology, as well as information on composers, instruments, and more.
- http://www.creatingmusic.com/ Come explore and create your very own music while you learn!
- http://www.musicards.net/ Test your knowledge of musical notes, signatures, intervals, and more with these handy online flash cards.
PA HISTORY STUDIES:
- http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/pa_intro.htm Learn all about Pennsylvania!
- http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/states/pennsylvania.html Get facts about the land, population, government, history, and economy of Pennsylvania.
- http://www.brainpop.com/ This site has activities and movies that make learning about health, science and technology loads of fun! Check out BrainBuzz and today’s featured movie too.
- http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/ Visit this site from the Agricultural Resource Service (ARS) for cool links to bacteria, bugs, and plants that like heavy metal.
- http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/ Join some real kids doing real science on this companion site to the PBS series.
- http://www.firstscience.com/site/home.asp Offers science articles in various categories such as space, physics, biology, earth science, and technology. It also has science and nature poems, a related quiz, video and photo clips, and games.
- http://www.globalforestscience.org/about_us.html Learn all about the different species of trees in Forest Biology or shred through GF-Awesome and learn about weather, ecology, and other cool topics.
- http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/harcourt_science.html Offers activities and resources by topic including updated Science news and video clips from CNN Turner Learning. In English or Spanish.
- http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/treehouse.html Follow the Tree House Detectives as they solve problems using their math, science, and technology skills on this fun and educational show.
- http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/ Official site of the PBS program. Be sure to check out the video clips, interactive animal games, and free e-greetings!
- http://www.naturesongs.com/ Find sounds and photos of nature here.
- http://www.why-is-the-sky-blue.org/ Get your answer to this question and more; such as why sunsets are red, why Mars is red, and why clouds are white. Try the quiz to test your understanding.
- http://www.homeschoolmovieclub.com/ (Dolphin Tale II has a home school character and Apologia has put out a special curriculum to go along with the movie!)