HomeSchool Resources - History and Geography

History and Geography

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.

Wise Old Sayings Ultimate History Guide
Recommended by a local homeschool parent, this page has 40 free online history resources listed. Have a look!

World History for Us All
Another open-access textbook, this one uses an integrative approach by UCLA for World History and is secular in content; contains free downloadable Teaching Units.

American History
American Heritage Education Foundation
Award winning curriculum provides free K-College level textbooks and lesson plans.

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 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!
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.

Website includes state facts, maps, study tools and related links.

Guest Hollow’s Geography Curriculum
This is a free version of Guest Hollow’s Geography Curriculum. Other curricula options are available for purchase.

Homeschool Creations
Free geography resources page on website were created by a homeschool mom. Additional free resources are available in a variety of subjects.

Project Explorer
Free globally-focused videos and lesson plans encourage the improvement of cross cultural understanding and global awareness.

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.