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Homeschooling - Supplies

Homeschool.Com
Sell on-line courses, and kits and curriculum by subject. Also message boards and homeschooling FAQ.

Homeschoolers Curriculum Swap
Place an ad to buy or sell curriculum or other homeschooling products, or join a topical swap forum to swap with other homeschoolers.

Oak Meadow
Provides curriculum materials "that respect the spirit of children. We believe that children learn best through doing. Our materials are designed to engage the whole child and foster a joy of learning while providing a solid academic education." Offers onlline courses for grades 6-12, a bookstore, catalogs (available in PDF), FAQs, curriculum overviews by grade, statement of beliefs, etc. Oak Meadow curriculum is based loosely on the Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf School principles.

Alpha-Omega Publications
Biblically based curriculum. Catalog; download-able updates for users; Classes2You, online curriculum for grades 3-12; product info on Weaver, Horizons, Switched-On Schoolhouse, and LIFEPAC Gold curricula.

Educational Software Companies on the Web
Many software companies listed here, some with free demos. Also offers lots of info on and resources for homeschooling.

Sonlight Curriculum
Vendor of total homeschool package, as well as of biographies, phonics books, math, handwriting, and science supplies.

Beautiful Feet Books: History Through Literature
"Publishers of Literature-based Studies for Homeschoolers." Catalog offers study guides, literature packs, timelines, and supplemental resources.

A Beka Books
Claims to be the largest Christian textbook publisher in the world. Also publishes videos. I found its online content weak.

Hewitt Homeschooling Resources
Provides a curriculum for Christian homeschooling. Website lets you order catalog of supplies, sign up for info on online courses, and offers article on how to get started with homeschooling.

Bible Study Guide For All Ages
Sells a Bible curriculum for Sunday schools, homeschoolers, Bible classes, small groups, and family devotionals. There are four units (one per year), each with 104 lessons, visuals, application suggestions, background information, review system, memory-work and drills. The entire Bible can be covered in 4 years studying 2 lessons per week. Some Old Testament and some New Testament books are studied each year. Web site offers some sample pages, including beginner activity pages (ages 3-7), intermediate activity pages (ages 8-12). Also sells timelines and maps.

AmidEast Educational Resources (Washington, D.C.)
Easy-to-use vendor site for Muslim homeschoolers or anyone wishing to teach about the culture of the Miple East. Some book topics are Ancient Civilization, Art & Architecture, Biographies, Culture & Society, Heroes from the East, Islam, Literature, Myths/Legends/Folktales, Quran, Sufiism, and The Miple Ages. Search books by topic, title, or author.

Seton Home Study School
Catholic home school curriculum. Website offers online testing and enrollment form, past newsletters, Internet supplements for enrollees, curriculum info, etc.

Calvert School Home Schooling Curriculum
Sells the Calvert School curriculum. Also offers PDF formatted General Placement Test, Algebra Placement Test, and Primary Math Placement Test.

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Notes
Resources are ranked within each topic; the first listed is the most useful and the last the least useful, in my opinion. This is based on depth and breadth of content, quality of links, ease of use, organisational structure, and general appearance.

A resource ranked last may be a great resource for a limited audience, or it may be an OK resource that's meant for a large audience. I have not listed resources I found to be anything but great or good, except for national organisations. Suggestions are always welcomed.
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