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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

Third Grade



Curriculum Guide:


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



The Courage of Sarah Noble

The Iron Peacock

Johnny Tremain

A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620

The Journal Of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, A Pilgrim Boy

The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847 (Dear America Series)

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

Benjamin Franklin: Young Printer

Paul Revere: Boston Patriot

Molly Pitcher

Time for a Story: Focus on the Family



Madeleine Takes Command

When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots


The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon

George Washington: A Picture Book Biography

Louisiana Purchase

Peter the Great


Mary Geddy's Day: A Colonial Girl in Williamsburg

On The Mayflower

Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy


Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

 Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim Times

The Broken Blade



I Saw Three Ships

Thomas Jefferson: Third President of the United States

Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days


Betsy Ross : Designer of Our Flag

George Washington: Young Leader




Rod & Staff Level 3 Spelling

Custom Word Searches I put in the spelling words each week.



Rod & Staff Level 3 Grammar



Spencerian Theory Book- Set



The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 4



The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times

The Story of the World: Tests for Volume 3

Liberty's Kids

Easy Make & Learn Projects: The Pilgrims, the Mayflower & More

Easy Make & Learn Projects: Colonial America



Scholastic Success With Maps Grade 4 and Grade 5

United States printable worksheets

Owl and Mouse Maps and online free map games



Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day: Exploring Creation with Zoology 1



 What Can You Do with a Paper Bag?


How to Draw Birds

  How to Draw Flowers

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



700 Years of Classical Treasures: The Complete History of Classical Music...The Composers, Their Instruments, and Works

Patriotic Songs

Piano Practice