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Youth Digital

Online courses in coding, game design, and animation for ages 8 to 14. Courses are self-paced, with video lessons and project-based learning. The price is a bit high, but you can get discounts through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Eva Varga

This site comes from a homeschooling mom and former middle school science teacher. There are lots of free resources and ideas for learning about science, including a section on leading a STEM club in your homeschooling community. There is also a bookstore with very reasonably priced printable science units.

Great Minds

This company offers curriculum in Math, Language Arts and History.

The math materials (covering K through 12) are available in free pdf form, or can be purchased in print. There is also an optional online component available as a yearly subscription. 

The K-8 language arts program is based on children's literature and looks like it would fit well with both Classical and Charlotte Mason philosophies. You must request a price quote, and pricing looks geared toward schools. But it's certainly worth looking into.

Paper Thin Personas

This is a great little website with printable paper dolls. The dolls represent many historical periods, body types, and ethnicities. Dolls and clothes can be printed in black and white for coloring, and the artist encourages kids to design their own clothes for the doll as well. 

Mrs. O's House

This site has a large collection of resources for about upper elementary to jr. high levels. There are internet hunts, project-based resources, puzzles, worksheets, and more. Subject matter is mostly history and science topics.

Raising Little Shoots

This site, from a homeschooling mom in England, has a blog and a Charlotte Mason inspired, multi-age nature curriculum. Includes a guide book with weekly observations, readings and activities; plus a guided journal with copywork. There is some religious content, mostly around Christmas and the solstice and equinox.

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