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So you've decided to homeschool. Here are some great resources we know you will find beneficial. These resources include how to find homeschool organizations and links to millions of free books you can read online.


One of the Best Resources is Free:

Your local library is one of the best available resources for home education. From books, videos, and magazines, to endless research on site and on-line, you can examine practically any subject in depth. And the librarians are more than happy to help.

Many libraries have on-line catalogs so you can find what you want and reserve it before you ever leave home.

Another great library resource is available at Community and other Colleges and Universities. They often allow residents of their town, and sometimes their state, to use the library. Just call and ask.

To find information about any library, just Google the name of your town and state and follow it with the word library. For example, to find the Santa Fe library you would google "Santa Fe New Mexico library" without the quotes.



Homeschool and Teacher Resources and Ideas

http://www.theeducationcenter.com/tec/afc/home/go.do - The Education Center. Where great teachers find great ideas.

http://shop.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&langId=-1 - The Scholastic Teacher's Store

http://www.rainbowresource.com/index.php - Rainbow Resources



http://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/ - Great Homeschool Conventions - Conventions are a great way to find out about resources, get great deals on books and other resources, and meet others who are homeschooling.

http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/index.php?option=com_quickbase&Itemid=540 - Homeschool Buyers Coop is not only a great resource, but they have a great list of conferences across the United States.


Field Trips

One of the reasons we love Homeschooling so much is the ability to learn by doing and exploring. Field trips to locations, museums, interactive science facilities, and more help many children learn much more than any book can teach them.

http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/field-trips/ - Great google map and list of Field Trips throughout the U.S.


Free Books and Other Documents Online

http://www.archive.org/details/texts - Internet Archive is a non-profit dedicated to offering permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format. Provides over 2.5 million free ebooks to read, download, and enjoy.

http://openlibrary.org/ - Open Library has over a million free books online.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page - Project Gutenberg offers 33,000 free books online.

http://manybooks.net/ - Many Books is another great source for free ebooks.

http://www.ibiblio.org/ - The Public's Library and Digital Archive - they have one of the largest online collections of literature I've come across.

http://www.scribd.com/ - Scribd - Just type in a subject and see what you can find. All you have to do is upload 1 item and you can have unlimited downloads for the next 24 hours.


Homeschool Organizations:

When considering homeschooling, parents might fear that they will be all on their own. That need not be the case. There are numerous organizations both on and off-line that offer support, advice, and events or get togethers for educational and socialization purposes.

We belong to several homeschool organizations. Some of them get together at least weekly year round. Parents take turns leading or facilitating learning activities. We sometimes go camping as a group. During the summer most activities are fun and more physical in nature.


To find homeschool organizations in your area:

Just Google the name of your city and state followed by the words homeschool organizations or homeschool information. It is sometimes easier to start at the state level. For example, to find organizations in New Mexico, Google "New Mexico homeschool organizations" without the quotes. If you don't find anything with those words, then try home education, home learning, or make home school two words instead of one.


Homeschool Organizations in New Mexico

Home Learning Community of Santa Fe

New Mexico Homeschool Community

Santa Fe Homeschool Association

Both Santa Fe groups have approximately 150 members. The New Mexico site used to be a yahoo email list but is now a website with forums for discussion. Some famlies choose to be on more than one list so they don't miss anything.

Southwest Home Education - http://www.southwest-home-education.com. This organization hosts the homeschool trip to disneyland and other regional events.


Visit these links for additional helpful home school resources on this site:

Homeschool Books and other resources

Audiobooks and other audio programs

Homeschool Resources Educational Links - a huge array of on-liine resources and help for all academic subjects


Other Resources:

Visit homeschool.com for a vast array of information and tools for home educating your child(ren)

http://www.ssww.com/ - S&S Worldwide - Educational and Craft Materials

http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/ - Homeschool Buyers Co-Op. A GREAT resource and a great way to save tons of money on homeschool programs. I make purchases through the co-op all the time. I also learn about many great resources by being a member of the buyers co-op.

http://www.homeschoolfreestuff.com/index.asp - Homeschool Free Stuff. This is a free newsletter full of interesting information and lots of free stuff.


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Need information about a certain topic?

Wikipedia is a great place to begin your research.

Need the definition of a particular word?

Use the drop down arrow and this tool also offers a thesaurus.

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