Homeschooling Resources

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Whether you’re just starting to homeschool or well on your way, I hope you’ll find my list of recommended books, organizations, websites, and podcasts helpful. If there are other resources you’d like to share, please be sure to let me know!

 

Books

Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? Cover

 

Blake BolesWhy Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School: the case for helping them, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace

 

Cover of The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas

 

Linda Dobson – The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas

 

 

 

Cover of Dumbing Us Down

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John Taylor GattoDumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling and The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling

 

 

 

Cover of Free to Learn

Peter Gray – Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Unschooled Cover

Peter Gray and Kerry McDonaldUnschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom

 

 

 

Cover of The Unschooling Handbook

The Homeschooling Handbook cover

Mary Griffith – The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom and The Homeschooling Handbook: A Parent’s Guide to Making the Decision; Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style; Getting Started; Creating an Effective Study Program; And much, much, more!

 

 

Cover of Teach Your Own

Cover of Learning All the Time

Cover of How Children Learn

 

John HoltTeach Your Own, How Children Learn, and Learning All the Time

 

 

 

 

Cover of The Unschooling Journey

Pam Larrichia – The Unschooling Journey: A Field Guide

 

Cover of Home Learning Year by Year

 

Rebecca Rupp Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Curriculum

 

 

 

Cover of The Teenage Liberation Handbook

Cover of Guerrilla Learning

 

Grace LlewellynThe Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education and Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

 

Carpe Diem, Illinois cover

 

Carpe Diem, Illinois – My award-winning novel about a Chicago reporter investigating an unschooling town.

 

Organizations

Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association

 

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.

 

National Home Education Resource Institute 

 

The Alliance for Self-Directed Learning

 

Not Back to School Camp

 

Podcasts

  1. Off-Trail Learning
  2. Homeschool Unrefined
  3. Exploring Unschooling – Living Joyfully
  4. Stories of an Unschooling Family
  5. The Homeschool Sisters
  6. The Unschool Files
  7. Unschooling with Kai

Websites

  1. Blake Boles
  2. Self-Directed Learning 101
  3. John Holt GWS
  4. Unschoolers.com
  5. The Homeschool Mom
  6. Wide Open School
  7. #metkids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  8. Smithsonian Institute – fun stuff for kids and teens
  9. Library of Congress Activities for Kids & Families
  10. Library of Congress Resources for Family Engagement
  11. NASA Kids’ Club
  12. MIT Open Courseware – free classes at MIT
  13. edX – free online courses from over 140 institutions
  14. TED Talks
  15. Sandra Dodd on Life and Learning