Hands-on Materials

Biz Kids

This website has all sorts of resources to accompany the PBS show. There are lesson plans for each episode, video clips, activities, online games, and help in starting your own business.

The Time Tribe

This is a very well-made online adventure game that explores history. There is a free trial, and you can purchase an online only version or a deluxe version that includes a membership kit with documents and other hands-on fun.

Centripetal Press

This company publishes science text books that are different from most others. The goal of the books is to teach mastery, avoiding the "cram-pass-forget" cycle, and encouraging deeper learning. The prices are fairly reasonable and materials are available in printed or e-book form.

Sunflower Education

This company publishes a variety of books (available in printed or e-book format) covering history, geography, science, and language arts topics. They include lesson plans and hands-on activities from life-size sidewalk drawings to cooking to timelines. All very reasonably priced.

Maestro Classics

CD's or digital downloads of famous classical works or music with added educational content, including composer biographies and more. The CD's and audio files are reasonably priced, and there are free curriculum guides and other resources on the website. You can get a discount on the entire set through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Living Math

This is a math program that uses the idea of "reading math" to approach the subject through history and stories. You can purchase lesson plans that provide lists of books and schedules for reading and exploring mathematical concepts.

Magic Forest Academy

A hands-on, nature-based curriculum that includes science, reading, math, and arts. You can purchase individual units, seasonal packages, or an entire year of materials. There are currently units available for ages 7-12, and plans for releasing levels for older and younger students.

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