10 Free Secular Homeschool Curriculum Websites

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 Free Secular Homeschool Curricula

 

Here is my new compilation of 10 websites that offer free curricula in mathematics, language arts, sciences, social sciences, art, music and more.   Some concentrate in preschoolers or early childhood education, others run the gamut from preK through high school.  I’ve come across dozens of these sites, however, my number one criteria for inclusion in this list is a secular perspective, and second, each site must be worth our while.

 

1. Cookie

Bright and colorful, Cookie offers a delightful collection of games and activities for kids in preschool through 2nd grade. Perusing its content is free, but registration may be required to access some of the material. www.cookie.com

cookie

 

 

 

2.  ScootPad

A complete learning solution for children in grades K-5. Although ScootPad is geared towards schools, and a full program requires a paid membership, they do offer a free basic plan that can be adaptable to homeschoolers as a nice supplementation.  Really nice, kid-friendly graphics and set up.  www.scootpad.com

scootpad

 

 

 

3. E-Learning for Kids

Claiming to be “a global non-profit foundation”, this site actually offers complete courses in math, language arts, science, computer, health, environmental and life skills. And true to its “global foundation” claim, lessons are found in English, Dutch, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.  www.e-learningforkids.org

eLearningforKids

 

 

 

4.   KidsKnowIt

Thousands of free educational games and activities.  This site indeed offers a great deal of educational songs, games, lessons, movies, coloring sheets, worksheets, and so much more. They cover a lot of topics from astronomy, to biology, history, geology, and lots more. You just have to be very skilled in ignoring or navigating around the ads.  www.kidsknowit.com

kids know it

 

 

 

5. neoK12

neoK12 claims that kids learn best by ‘seeing’ and by ‘doing’, so they’ve gathered what they say is the best collection of free online educational videos, lessons, quizzes, games and puzzles in Math, Social Studies and English.  Indeed, we have used many of their videos, lessons and puzzles; they all have been fun and kid-friendly.  www.neok12.com

neok12

 

 

 

6. cK-12

Free online textbooks, videos, flashcards for children in kindergarten through grade 12. www.ck12.org

CK-12 Foundation

 

 

 

7. WatchKnowLearn

Free educational videos organized by subject and filtered by target age. Their site boasts 43,399,816 videos watched to date.  www.watchknowlearn.org

watch know learn

 

 

 

8. Core Knowledge

Outline and curriculum on language arts and literature, history and geography, mathematics, science, music, and the visual arts. Core Knowledge curriculum identifies the foundational knowledge every child needs to reach grade by grade, year-by-year, in a coherent age-appropriate sequence.  www.coreknowledge.org

core knowledge

 

 

 

9. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is so popular these days that it may not require an introduction. For the purposes of posting a thorough list, however, I’m including it here.  www.khanacademy.org

khan academy

 

 

10. SAS Curriculum Pathways

Interactive, standards-based resources in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and spanish. You must register to use all interactive resources, registration is free.  www.sascurriculumpathways.com

sas curriculum pathways

 

 

10. Lesson Pathways

Free curriculum and teaching resources for grades K-5. It also comes with a planning tool, handy to keep all your family’s learning organized.  Registration is required to use the site. www.lessonpathways.com

lesson pathways

 

 

 

So here is the first part of the list, I will be posting a continuation of these resources soon. And if you know of others that might be relevant to include here, please let me know.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. I would definitely add SpellingCity.com, Time4Learning.com, and LearningGamesforKids.com

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  2. I would add My Schoolroom. It is a classics based curriculum.

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  3. lessonpathways.com hasn’t updated since 2009…

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