A directory of ‘real’ educational resources for the liberty-minded household. This is a community driven directory, however Parents For Liberty has given each listing its stamp of approval. We encourage you to contribute, it’s free!
We use the term ‘school’ merely because this is a common expression. Home education directory is a more accurate description of this resource.
Our goal is to create the most useful home education directory on the internet.
- College Bound (10)
- Conferences (1)
- Curriculum (18)
- Home Education Blogs (1)
- Homeschool Organizations (3)
- Homeschooling Library (5)
- Learning Activities (8)
- Learning By Subject (27)
- Legal Defense (2)
- Local Support Groups (2)
- Organizational Tools (4)
- The Case for Homeschooling (14)
- Unschooling / Peaceful Parenting (11)
- Youth Organizations (5)
In this video, a man who has taught elementary students in Rhode Island for 15 years delivers his resignation speech. His reasons for quitting are very compelling reasons to choose to educate your child(ren) at home.
The most complete online offering of the literature of the Austrian School and libertarian ideas, including books, journal articles, and other writings, sorted by author or any method you choose.
The Ludwig von Mises Institute was founded in 1982 as the research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and the Austrian School of economics. It serves as the world’s leading provider of educational materials, conferences, media, and literature in support of the tradition of thought represented by Ludwig von Mises and the school of thought he enlivened and carried forward during the 20th century, which has now blossomed into a massive international movement of students, professors, professionals, and people in all walks of life. It seeks a radical shift in the intellectual climate as the foundation for a renewal of the free and prosperous commonwealth.
A series of shows about government school’s history curriculum. We explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism).
An intelligently delivered 8-Part Podcast.
From their website: Austin Area Homeschoolers is a network of families who homeschool or are exploring the possibility. We are an inclusive group composed of members who are willing to share their homeschooling experiences. Each member speaks only to their individual experience. We respect each family’s educational choices.
We do not charge dues, and there are no special membership requirements.
We invite everyone to participate in our activities. In addition, we do not specifically endorse or promote the views of individuals, groups, or organizations whose names may be shared as resources; such references are for your information and investigation only.
We have a free email list for homeschooling parents. Currently there are over 2200 subscribers in our announcement list. The email lists are broken in to announcements of interest to homeschoolers, general discussion including but not limited to homeschooling topics, helping homeschooling your own child at home, and high-school homeschool discussion.
Authentic Parenting is a blog about alternative parenting and green living. The blogger, Laura, posts various related articles with a focus on environmentally sound and healthy living, natural birth, and peaceful parenting. Laura currently lives in Liberia (native of Belgium) with her husband and two children. She is passionate about parenting, natural living, and unschooling. She also provides private parenting and unschooling mentoring services.
A collection of free ebooks available from the CATO Institute.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.
Article on Homeschool.com, written in 2005, but still applicable. There are interiews with admissions officers at Harvard, Purdue, and the University of Texas that give excellent advice to homeschooling families with college-bound students.
This list is not complete, but is meant to give you enough examples to determine the kinds of policies most universities/colleges use in regards to students who have been educated wholly or in part at home. The creator of this list lives in Canada so there are several Canadian schools listed, but the vast majority are American schools.
This is an extensive list of contests and scholarships for homeschooled students.
Cosmic Classroom is a series of teaching modules available for $25 each from Space Center Houston. These are Unit Studies with a central theme of space. There is necessarily an emphasis on Science with lessons in astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, geology and more. There are also subjects like math, fine arts, and literature thrown in as well.
The link below will take you to a page outlining the various modules available and their descriptions. At the bottom of the page, you will find a .pdf order form to download and print.
On the menu bar on this page, under “Education Programs”, there is a “Homeschool” option. This page is for their annual Homeschool Day at Space Center Houston. At the time of this posting, their 2012 info is still up, but watch this space for the announcement of their 2013 date. This is an excellent program geared just for those who are learning at home and definitely belongs on your field trip calendar!