Free Resources

The following provide free resources (classes and curriculum only – not field trip providers) that can be used to help supplement a homeschool curriculum.   There are currently many free resources listed through this website as well.  (they are slowly working their way here!)

Classes and programs

Department of Conservation – free educational science programs
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
http://mdc.mo.gov/
Various educational programs including classes, camps, field trips, tours, and community outreach educational programs. Interpretative Centers at Henges, Powder Valley, Rockwood, and Bush Wildlife, Teacher resources, training workshops, educational consultants, Outdoor Teacher Education Center, libraries, media loans, discovery trunks, habitat packs, curriculum, books, posters, videos, and newsletters and magazines.
– additional programs
Frontiers – on-going naturalist educational program, students earn points and awards,  Many homeschoolers participate in this program at the Rockwood Res.

Volunteer

Digital Books / Online Libraries

Classic Book Library
http://classicbook.info/
A free online library containing public domain classics.

Homeschool E-Store
www.homeschoolestore.com
Provides general curriculum supplements in a digitally downloadable format and offers one free product each month.

LearnOutLoud.com
LearnOutLoud.com is provides audio and video learning resources – many of which are free. They have over 10,000 educational audio books, speeches, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.
http://www.learnoutloud.com

The On-Line Books Page
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Project Gutenberg is the Internet’s oldest producer of free electronic books and one of the largest.

WOWIO Free Downloadable Digital Books
WOWIO is today the only source where readers can legally download high-quality copyrighted ebooks from leading publishers for free. Readers have access to a wide range of offerings, including works of classic literature, college textbooks, comic books, and popular fiction and non-fiction titles.
WOWIO is a privately owned company with headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, and engineering operations in Houston, Texas.   For more information go to: http://www.wowio.com/

Curriculum Supplements

The National Gallery of Art – free art lending service
The National Gallery of Art offers a free lending service of slides, videos, DVDs, and curriculum for educators including homeschoolers.
The National Gallery of Art’s Division of Education provides a free lending service including, slide teaching programs, multimedia programs, videocassettes, CD ROMs, and DVDs to millions of viewers each year. These programs are intended to foster awareness of the visual arts and make Gallery collections accessible to a broad audience beyond the Gallery’s walls. They are available to all educators, including homeschoolers.
They are circulated free of charge to educational institutions, community groups, and individuals throughout the United States. They pay the postage to send it to the educator, but the educator must pay the return postage. The material may be held for up to 6 months. They have a catalog that lists all of the available lending products.
For more information go to: http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/loanfinder/

HSDLA Free Test Preparation Product
HSLDA has partnered with eKnowledge and NFL players to offer free SAT/ACT test preparation products to homeschool students. While the program is free, shipping and handling charges do apply.  Go to http://www.hslda.org/tour/satprep.asp for more information.

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