Free Homeschool Materials

Did you know there are organizations and companies that will send free printed materials, DVD's, posters, and other educational resources right to your door?  We've compiled a list of websites for you here.  And don't forget to check our compilation of free resources for parents and open source links for additional free curriculum resources.

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Web Link America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty
America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty is a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten-12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects. Written by fellow teachers, the resource consists of age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school. Download online or order a free CD.
Web Link Big History Project
The Big History Project is a free, online social studies course designed for secondary schools (grades 9 and up). Watch full length episodes online, download study guides,and sign up to receive a USB drive with exclusive video and curriculum content to explore Big History (for a limited time/while supplies last).
Web Link Econ in the Classroom
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago offers a What We Do lesson plan kit, a supplement for the average high school or entry-level college economics course. It aims to help you teach about the role of the nation’s central bank in a new and multi-modal way. Included are a DVD that outlines the role and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a game that helps students understand the concept of inflation, a set of multiple-choice questions, and a take-home assignment that requires the students to reflect on what they have learned. For your convenience, the entire lesson plan is included in both a print and electronic format.
Web Link Entomological Foundation
Educating Young People About Science Through Insects. Free educational insect materials. Editor's Note: $6 Shipping & Handling - but worth it!
Web Link Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve System Publications Catalog. View, order and/or subscribe to public information materials for students, teachers and the general public.
Web Link First Amendment and Constitution Classroom Materials
Look here for a variety of free posters, curriculum and activity guides, coloring and activity books, flash cards, DVDs, and newspaper ads. Small shipping and handling charges apply.
Web Link HHMI - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
HHMI is a non-profit medical research organization founded by Howard Hughes in 1953. It is one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United States. This link takes you to the HHMI Catalog where you can order DVD's and CD's and download PDF's about evolution, genes, infectious diseases, and more. All products ordered through the HHMI Catalog are free and there is no shipping charge.
Web Link How to Become President of the United States Poster
Use this colorful, and informative Kids.gov poster (22x34in) to help kids understand the process of becoming President of the United States.
Web Link Imagine the Universe! Free Materials
NASA offers free posters, booklets, lithographs, and an Imagine the Universe! CD to teachers and homeschoolers. The CD captures three websites: Imagine the Universe!, Starchild, and Astronomy Picture of the Day, all of which are available online. (See our Science Links)
Web Link Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches
Free CD for the first course in a new series of high interest, visually compelling short courses that provide deeper exploration of 21st century learning concepts using animated tutorials and audio dialogs to explain concepts; interactive knowledge checking exercises; offline activities to apply concepts
Web Link Jermichael Finley Poster and Accelerated Reader Info Packet
Visit Renaissance Learning to order a free poster featuring Jermichael Finley from the Green Bay Packers and an Accelerated Reader™ information packet. Decorate your school room and inspire your little sports enthusiasts to read!
Web Link Journey to the Stars DVD & Activity Sheet
Are you ready to take your students a Journey to the Stars? The American Museum of Natural History and NASA have joined forces to produce a planetarium show about the amazing variety of stars that dot our cosmos--exploding stars, giant stars, dwarf stars, neutron stars, even our own star! But you don't have to go to a planetarium to experience this mind-blowing journey. NASA will send you a DVD and Educator's Guide, for free!
Web Link Just Choices
This program is designed for middle and high school students. It reinforces analytical thinking and reasoning, reading comprehension skills, and civic responsibility.
Web Link NetSmartz Online Safety Education Kit
Request your free comprehensive online safety education kit designed for kids in grades K-5. NetSmartz is a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and it focuses on educating children about online and personal safety. There is also a kit designed for kids in grades 6-8 at http://www.netsmartz.org/mskit.
Web Link Southwest Florida Water Management District's Free Publications
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFMD) offers free brochures, posters, DVDs, coloring/activity sheets, bookmarks, posters, and teaching guides to Florida teachers within a 16-county area. (For those not in the area, you can download free PDFs) Learn about our wetlands and water sources, common species on SWFMD lands, the hydrologic cycle and more.
Web Link Supercharged Science Experiment & Activity Guide
Your kids will be so jazzed about science that they'll be begging to learn more. Click here to get the Science Experiment Guide. This eBook download comes bundled with the Rocket Scientist Newsletter, which includes a weekly free science experiment in your email box. (You will need to enter your email address so they can email you the guide.)
Web Link Timez Attack - FREE Version!
Timez Attack is a stunning, high-end video game just for multiplication! There's a downloadable free version and a premium version. Give it a try!