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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home


The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading



Spencerian Copybooks 1-5





Links To Free Materials

Dover Books has wonderful free samples! They have three different types of free samples, and they change once a week. They do overlap a little but not completely.
You can download any images from the samples and keep them to use for school; there are coloring pages, word searches, etc.
Free math worksheets, plus many more with a subscription. They have a free one-week trial of the subscription section if you sign up for it.
Printout world and US maps, play map games and more



Free Foreign Language Lessons

Free Lessons from the BBC
Learn Spanish Online for Free
Instructional videos and examples
Free online typing course
Word meanings have changed a lot over the years. Read a more thorough and true defintion in the 1828 dicitonary.
A Planterium from Home
Use Terra Serva to determine your latitude and longtiude to use Stellarium
Links to lots (and lots!) of free materials

Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheets

Printables, including mad libs, math worksheets, seasonal and holiday crafts and more
Grades K-6 math worksheets. Click on the grade, then click "Leveled Practice". This is like having a free math book.
more experiments
Experiments and more
Downloads available for one day only, but different each day
Brigham Young University offers several free non-credit web courses for youth and adults
Links to lots of free materials, divided by subject (and links for virtual field trips). Click on "Choosing curriculum" for subject links and field trips.
For Materials and Information
A place to swap homeschool books
Find out the rules for homeschooling where you live
Experiments and Products
Ornamental and Spencarian Penmanship books
Lists of 1000 good books, grades 1-12

Fifth Grade



Curriculum Guide:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home




In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid

Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of 'The Iliad'

The Wanderings of Odysseus

Augustus Caesar's World

 Archimedes and the Door of Science


Galen and the Gateway to Medicine


The Mystery of the Periodic Table

Herodotus and the Road to History


Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

The Lost Hero

The Son of Neptune

The Mark of Athena

The House of Hades


Writing and Grammar:








Spencerian Theory Book- Set



Saxon Math 65 Home Study Kit Third Edition



History and Classical Studies:


D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires' Greek Myths Student Guide

D'Aulaires' Greek Myths Teacher Guide


Famous Men of Greece

Famous Men of Greece Teacher Guide

Famous Men of Greece Student Guide


Ancient Greece


Foreign Language:


Additional study depending on language. For Dutch we are also using LearnDutch.org, which has tests.

You Tube language videos



Exploring Creation with Botany, Textbook

DK Eyewitness Books: Chemistry

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Master the Periodic Table of Elements Worksheets



Classics for Kids

Piano practice



We use modeling claywashable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

Greek Mythology Shadow Puppets

50 Things to Draw and Paint

Usborne Art Ideas Big Book of Things to Draw

Ancient Greece Coloring Pages

Greek Pillar 350