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.
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 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.
FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society.
For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead our focus is making the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society widely accessible, easily understood and energizing to young minds. We do this by delivering content that is substantive and thoughtful in forms most convenient to our customers, including in-person seminars and lectures, web-delivered content, printed material in book and magazine form, and networking opportunities. At FEE, young people—and educators who work with them—will find an exciting and optimistic introduction to the Austrian and classical liberal traditions in free market economics as well as opportunities to connect with other young people and free-market organizations around the world.
Free video classes on just about every subject.
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Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
A free video library for economics, history, law, philosophy, political science, classical liberalism, finance, etc.
Are you interested in history and economics from a pro-freedom perspective, but don’t know where to begin or which sources you can trust?
Do you wish you could defend yourself more effectively in discussions with friends, family, and colleagues?
Is your history teacher or professor giving you a biased version of history?
Do you read articles critical of the free society and wish you could answer them?
Are you tired of propaganda and eager for the truth?
Then Liberty Classroom is for you.
Now you can learn real American and European history, as well as economics, from professors you can trust in an inexpensive online classroom that meets whenever you want it to. Lectures are available in both video and audio format, and can be viewed or listened to on your computer or on your mobile device. Discussion boards allow you to ask questions of faculty and discuss course content with fellow students.
The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.
The site includes a daily weblog (EconLog) on economic issues, a weekly podcast (EconTalk) hosted by Russ Roberts, full-text and searchable classics in the history of economic thought, the “Concise Encyclopedia of Economics,” and a special Guides & Topics section, filled with resources for teaching and learning.
The Mises Academy (founded 2010) is the online teaching service of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (founded 1982), designed for students of all ages. Drawing on the Mises Institute’s expert faculty, and long experience in curriculum design and classroom administration, the Academy advances the scholarship and teaching of liberty using digital media. Classes have an economics focus, but cover history, philosophy, law, politics, literature, and more.
Classes include forums, readings, video and audio, study questions, quizzes, forums, chats, live interaction with the professor, office hours, grading, transcripts, and more (tests and grading are optional). Students enjoy access to blogs and class-specific forums, providing opportunities to get to know fellow students. Papers can be uploaded, corrected and commented upon. Students have permanent access to their records. A complete support staff is here to help you. See this video introduction.
“Very few classes have really changed my life dramatically, actually only 3 have, and all 3 were classes I took at the Mises Academy.” ~ Marc Abela, student
Mises.org has an extensive collection of Rothbard’s papers available for free here.
Rothbard has a way of explaining things so simply, that even younger readers will find enjoyment learning real history, sound economics, philosophy, and politics.
Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) was dean of the Austrian School. He was an economist, economic historian, and libertarian political philosopher.