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Homeschool Legal Defense
Their website is loaded with information concerning homeschooling, as well as their services. www.hslda.org
Information about possible legislation changes is available so you can be proactive.
Sign up for Homeschool Heartbeat

Christian Home Educators of Kentucky
Sample letter of intent and procedure for beginning homeschooling www.chek.org
Regional Homeschool support group, founders of "Best Practices Document", information about homeschooling
and local chapters, annual homeschool convention in Louisville.
Homeschool law and updates
The following is a list of information sources for homeschooling rules and ideas.
Kentucky Home Education Association KHEA
Regional support group http://www.khea.info/

How to Contact your Legislatures
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/whoswho/email.htm
www.citizenlink.org and go to the action center
Estill County Christian Homeschool Organization ECCHO
Our local homeschool group website http://ecchoky.tripod.com/

Estill County School System
http://www.estill.k12.ky.us/
American Homeschool Association
http://www.americanhomeschoolassociation.org/aha.html
National Home Education Research Institute
http://www.nheri.org/
National Home Education Network
http://www.nhen.org/nhen/pov/teens/default.asp?id=7
Kentucky Department of Education
Educational requirements and rules www.kde.state.ky.us


The College Board

www.collegeboard.com











OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES
Estill County Public Library and surrounding counties
Joseph Beth Bookstore - Home School Appreciation Night 20% Discount http://www.youseemore.com/estill/default.asp
Barnes and Noble offer educator's discount 20%
Christian Family Bookstores, Lexington
Parent-Teacher Store, Moore Drive, Lexington
Bethany Book Room, Winchester



RESOURCES

Academic Advantage
The Curriculum Seller (Buy, Sell, Trade) http://www.academicad.com/
A Beka Book http://www.homeschoolusedbooks.com/
Books and materials, Dvd correspondence program www.abeka.com
Alpha & Omega Publications
Aristoplay, Ltd. www.aop.com
Bob Jones University Press http://www.aristoplay.com/default.php
Conservative Christian textbooks, Dvd or satelitte school enrollment www.bjupress.com
The Book Peddlar - Peddlar's Wares
Christian Book Distributors http://www.bookpeddler.us/
Critical Thinking Press and Software http://www.christianbook.com/
Cuisenaire Company of America - manipulatives www.criticalthinking.com
Curriculum Associates http://www.etacuisenaire.com/
Elijah Company www.cahomeschool.com
Hewitt Child Development Center/Hewitt Research Center http://www.elijahcompany.com
Greenleaf Press http://www.hewitthomeschooling.com
Key Curriculum Press - Math materials http://www.greenleafpress.com/
Kids Art, P.O.Box 274, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 www.keypress.com
Math Made Easy www.kidsart.com
Math-U-See manipulative based K-12 Math www.mathmadeeasy.com
The Moore Foundation www.mathusee.com
Rod and Staff Publishers Tours available. www.moorefoundation.com
School of Tomorrow - PACES program www.rodstaff.com or www. Rodandstaffbooks.com
PACES http://www.schooloftomorrow.com/
Sonlight Curriculum http://www.aceministries.com/homeschool/
Timberdoodle Company - hands on materials www.sonlight.com
Lifeway www.timberdoodle.com
The Teaching Home (Free email teaching tips)*** www.lifeway.com
Christ Centered Curriculum www.teachinghome.com
Christian Liberty Press www.christcenteredcurriculum.com
Class Homeschool (Christian Liberty) www.christianlibertypress.com
A2 Home School Curriculum www.homeschools.org
Christian Light Education www.accelerated-achievement.com
Covenant Home Curriculum www.clp.org
Five in a Row www.covenanthome.com
The Foundation for American Christian Education www.fiveinarow.com
Heart of Wisdom www.face.net
How Great Thou Art www.heartofwisdom.com
Keepers of the Faith www.howgreatthouart.com
Lamplighter Publishing www.keepersofthefaith.com
Beautiful Feet Books www.lamplighterpublishing.com
Love to Learn www.bfbooks.com
My Father's World www.lovetolearn.net
Truthquest History www.mfwbooks.com
Christian Unit Studies www.truthquesthistory.com
Veritas Press www.unitstudies.com
Vision Forum www.veritaspress.com
Visual Manna www.visionforum.com
ACT Advantage www.visualmanna.com
Charlotte Mason Resources http://www.actadvantage.org
Home School Learning Network http://www.charlottemason.com/
(Sign up for great Weekly Resources Newsletter with unit studies) http://www.homeschoollearning.com/
Dover Publications (sign up for free weekly email sampler)
www.doverpublishing.com

RESOURCES… Continued
Classical Christian Homeschooling
Core Knowledge guidelines to use for Homeschooling http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/contents.html
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/about/CommonKnowledge/v17IV_2004/homeschooling.htm
Diana Waring's Homeschool Resources
Homeschool Lending Library that Comes to Your Door! http://www.dianawaring.com/
Saxon Math http://www.thehomeschoolsource.com/lending_index.asp
Back Home Industries http://saxonhomeschool.harcourtachieve.com/
Cornerstone Curriculum http://webs.integrity.com/backhome/BHI_Catalog.html
Homeschool Info, planner, college info http://www.cornerstonecurriculum.com/
Home School Free Stuff www.davidandlaurie.com
Homeschool Radio shows, cds, free email stories www.homeschoolfreestuff.com
Home Science Tools www.homeschoolradioshows.com]
Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum www.homesciencetools.com
Apologia Education Ministries, Inc. http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/
Landmark/s Freedom Baptist Curriculum www.apologia.com
The Christian Home http://www.landmarkbaptistchurch.org/modules/lfbc/htmls/
Story of the World and Greek curriculum http://www.thechristianhome.net/
Key Curriculum Press - Math materials
www.opentexture.com
Design-a-Study - Kathryn Stout's guides www.keypress.com
Mapping the World by Heart www.designastudy.com
www.mapping.com
www.homeschoolingonashoestring.com - this website has homescooling methods, used books, a fun page, and many links on specific subjects

Satellite, correspondance, and computer schools
(Some of the previous resources have these options also)

The Calvert School (K-8, advisory teacher, transcipts)
www.calvertschool.org
Christian Liberty Academy, Christian Liberty Press
Full-service progarm for homeschoolers includes college prep program, online computer services, textbooks www.homeschools.org
K-12, correspondence, record keeping, testing, copies of Iowa Achievement

K-12 Online school
www.k12.com
Oak Meadow School
Offers integrative learning with three options: Standard Curriculum and School Enrollment, www.oakmeadow.com
Standard Curriculum only, Individualized Educational Program K-12. Teacher training
K-12 curriculums, experienced teacher advisors who provide regular assistance, student progress evaluations,

Learning by Grace offers 3 different online school options
Grace Academy, Jubilee Academy, The Morning Star Academy www.learningbygrace.org
Sign up for their free email newsletter

Northstar
http://www.northstar-academy.org/
Laurel Springs School, 1002 E. Ojai Avenue
www.laurelsprings.com
Clonlara (Umbrella Program)
http://www.clonlara.org/
Patrick Henry College
http://www.phc.edu/




MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS
The Teaching Home by Christian Home Schools
Order the magazine, FREE email newsletter (and excellent source of information). http://www.teachinghome.com/
Practical Homeschooling
Homeschooling Today www.practicalhomeschooling.com
www.homeschoolingtoday.com
Home Education Magazine (other publications)
www.home-ed-magazine.com
HomeSchool Enrichment
www.homeschoolenrichment.com
Home School Digest
http://www.homeschooldigest.com/
Homeschooling Parent
http://www.homeschoolingparent.com/
The Old School House
http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com/
Homeschooling from the Heart
http://www.homeschoolingfromtheheart.com/
HomeSchool Christian
http://www.homeschoolchristian.com/
The Link FREE
http://www.homeschoolnewslink.com/homeschool/index.html
Home School Court Report HSLDA
www.hslda.org/courtreport
God's World or World
Christian news reader for children and adults; age levels available. www.gwnews.com

Creation Illustrated
http://www.creationillustrated.com/

Consider ordering periodicals for children like 'Cobblestone', National Wildlife magazines, 'Highlights', etc.
Ranger Rick' and 'Kids Discover' are available at the Estill County Public Library.





Curriculum Reviews

Cathy Duffy’s Reviews
Home Schooling Curriculum Reviews and Archives www.cathyduffyreviews.com
www.homeschoolreviews.com

Sites that include worksheets and organizers to print (mostly early learning) *
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
www.donnayoung.org

http://www.learningpage.com/
http://www.dailygrammar.com/
http://www.english4today.com/english_grammar.cfm
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html
http://www.smic.be/smic5022/
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/
http://teachingtreasures.com.au/free_resources.html
http://www.primaryworksheets.co.uk/
http://www.happychild.org.uk/wks/index.htm
http://www.abcteach.com/

http://www.tlsbooks.com/kidspagearchive.htm
http://www.rhlschool.com/
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
http://www.schoolhousetech.com/
http://e-worksheets.com/freeworksheets.htm
http://www.kidsdomain.com/grown/links/Printable_Worksheets.html
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/Explore.htm
http://www.lessontutor.com/
http://www.aplusmath.com/
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/9395/schedules.html
http://www.schoolexpress.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolfree/
http://www.homeschoolsolutions.com/
http://www.geocities.com/homeschoolforms/page2.html
http://www.kidsclick.org/ Free planners, calendars
http://eduplace.com/activity/
http://school.familyeducation.com/
*Google 'Free worksheets' to find many more links.

Public domain libraries - online books to read
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displayarticle.php?article=feature
http://www.bibliomania.com/main.html
http://library.timelesstruths.org/texts/_/
http://www.literature.org/

http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/
http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/screen_main.asp?gg=2&pg=1&or=a
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/
http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primarysources.html
http://www.bartleby.com/
www.biblepro.com

http://www.bibleocean.com/
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/home_schooling/
http://www.classicbookshelf.com/

Other Sights of Interest
www.family.org

www.focusoneducation.com

www.crosswalk.com

http://www.christianity.com/
http://www.nhen.org/resourcedirectory/

Help for Learning How to Homeschool
Home School Digest has really helpful homeschool articles

Homeschool Legal Defense Association Bookstore is filled with books that encourage and inform.
http://www.wisgate.com/
No Greater Joy Ministries - child training and advice

Home School World http://www.nogreaterjoy.org/
http://www.home-school.com/
General Classroom Resources:
www.IPL.org

www.refdesk.com
Home page of the internet public library
http://dictionary.oed.com/entrance.dtl All sorts of reference links
www.m-w.com
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary
www.bratleby.com/61/
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
http://www.bartleby.com/
Online version of the American Heritage Dictionary
http://www.wordorigins.org/ Reference books
www.Infoplease.com

http://www.eduref.org/ A helpful search engine
www.wikipedia.org
Educational reference site
www.worldbook.com
Encyclopedia
http://www.loc.gov/index.html Encyclopedia and other reference materials, Lesson Plans
http://encarta.msn.com/

www.worldbook.com

http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/index.htm Typical Course of Study guideline for learning
Many curriculum providers have a scope and sequence you may request which has a guideline for learning Educational guidelines

http://www.nwrel.org/sky/
www.about.homeschooling.com
The Library in the Sky
www.about.com
Informational site
http://www.estill.k12.ky.us/estill_county_school_district.htm Informational site
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Links to informational sites
http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/

http://www.ushistory.org/index.html
http://www.thehistorynet.com/
http://www.historychannel.com/
Political Resources, www.politicalresources.net

Smithsonian Institution, www.si.edu

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.homeschoolingadventures.com/
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/Explore.htm
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/index.html
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
http://www.howstuffworks.com/at-1.htm
http://www.christiananswers.net/
http://www.oxfordtutorials.com/
http://killeenroos.com/links.htm
http://www.50states.com. Social Studies links
http://www.teachercreated.com/free/
http://www.lessonplanz.com/go/search.cgi?query=math
http://www.algebra-online.com/
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/index.html
http://www.mathdrill.com/
http://www.math.com/


http://www.homeeducator.com/
http://www.triviumpursuit.com/

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

http://learninfreedom.org/
http://www.home-school.com/Articles/







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