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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

Fourth Grade




Curriculum Guide:


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




Little Women (Unabridged Classics)

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set


The Great Railroad Race: the Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847

Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired President

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?


Nory Ryan's Song


Maggie's Door

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates

The Wheel on the School


Blue Willow

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (Dear America Series)

One Eye Laughing, The Other Eye Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938


The Chronicles of Narnia

Miracles on Maple Hill

Caddie Woodlawn

Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker


Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

Robert E. Lee: Young Confederate


Louisa May Alcott

Albert Einstein: Young Thinker


Wilbur and Orville Wright: Young Fliers

Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator

Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph

Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman

All-of-a-Kind Family


Writing and Grammar:

Rod & Staff English Level 4



Rod & Staff Spelling Level 4



Spencerian Theory Book- Set



Math 5/4 Homeschool Kit, Third Edition



National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition

State Activity Sheets

States and Capitals Student Guide

United States Review, Teacher Key, Quizzes & Tests



The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

The Story of the World: Volume 4 Tests


Easy Make & Learn Projects: Northeast Indians

Easy Make & Learn Projects: Southwest Indians




Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Textbook

The World of the Microscope




Classics for Kids

Piano practice



Drawing Horses: (That Look Real!) (Quick Starts for Kids!)

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

Plus our favorite art books, listed here