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Harmony Fine Arts

Charlotte Mason style art and music curriculum plans. You can purchase plans for an entire year, or shorter units focusing on one composer and artist. The plans give you links to books, cd's and online content, plus weekly suggestions for pacing and activities. 

Mission US

A free, online game where kids take on the role of young people in different eras of American history. Designed for jr. high level students, this resource includes extensive teacher resources such as document based activities, discussion questions, writing prompts and more. Looks like a terrific way to learn US history!


This music appreciation curriculum is affordable and has everything you need to help your child develop listening skills and learn about music and composers. You can buy packages of lessons on musical eras or composers, including links for listening and researching and notebooking pages for recording what you've learned. There is also a subscription option that gives you access to all lessons, plus live online classes and additional resources. There are also lots of great ideas and links in the blog.

Teach Engineering

A free library of learning units, lessons, and hands-on activities in STEM subjects. Registering for free membership allows you to save favorites and connect with other educators. These materials are designed for classroom use, but easily adaptable.

Awesome Stories

This incredibly powerful resource includes a searchable archive of "stories" with multi-media content for learning in the humanities. There is also a maker space for students (and parents) to create their own stories. It's a great place to research and write about anything! The archive of stories and sources is free, and membership (including curriculum and assignment tools) is very reasonably priced.

826 Digital

A small but growing collection of writing resources. It includes three types of resources: "sparks" are one-session prompts; "lessons" have specific outcomes and require longer or multiple sessions; and "projects" use multple sessions to work through the writing process. 

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.


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