This website page has been created for homeschoolers as an easy way to locate items for subject based inquiries of interest to home educators.. The links are website pages of free and low-cost resources online to assist in your child’s education.
World History EyeWitness to History Here is a free collection of eyewitness accounts from history such as quotes, photographs and audio/video footage.
The History Cat A certified teacher created this open-access online textbook. Customized lesson plans can be purchased.
Students Friend Free lesson plans and reading suggestions are offered along with this open-access textbook on World history and geography; created by a certified teacher.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government Government Publishing Office’s informational publication educates students, teachers and parents with products from the Federal Depository Library. Educational games are included.
Foundation for Economic Education FEE is a non-profit, non-political educational foundation hoping to inspire future generations with sound economic principles and entrepreneurship with free online courses, seminars, free books and daily online articles.
iCivics iCivics provides free resources to practice and become engaged in meaningful civic service for students. The website was founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor after her concern regarding disengagement and misunderstanding of our system of government. She hopes to inspire more citizen involvement in the future. These innovative games and resources were created to assist youth in becoming effective community leaders.
Mission US This free interactive software history website creatively uses game play to send each student on a history “mission” with coordinating curriculum materials. Texas our Texas From PBS, explore Texas history, culture, communities, and individuals with broadcast documentaries, interactive online resources, K-12 educational materials and public events of the Lone Star State.
Thirteen - Media with Impact Created by PBS for its program based on Joy Hakim’s Story of US books, explore free webisodes, corresponding lesson plans and activities.
Usborne Quicklinks Free educational resources, including videos, activities, and games compiled by Usborne, a popular science and history publisher. Access code is not required: try a search on your favorite topics!
UShistory.org Collected and created by the Independence Hall Association, this website contains thousands of free informational pages, including virtual tours, textbooks, historical documents, biographies and more.
Geography 50states.com Website includes state facts, maps, study tools and related links.
Families of the World Downloadable free teacher guides for corresponding videos (for purchase or available at some libraries) were produced by PBS. Resources are useful for cultural studies of family life in countries around the world.
Project Explorer Free globally-focused videos and lesson plans encourage the improvement of cross cultural understanding and global awareness.
Seterra These map quiz games are free when played online. App versions are available for free (with ads) or to purchase.
Disclaimer: The DeSoto Public Library is providing this resource to assist local homeschoolers. A great amount of the information is useful for all educators and parents. It is not an endorsement of any product or business mentioned or a promotion of homeschooling as a preference over other choices in education.