Course of Study
The following links are provided for parents who may want some guidance or ideas of what their children should study each school year. Once again, these are only for guidance. In South Carolina, homeschooled students do not have a set course of study. The law only requires that the minimum curriculum includes English, math, science, and social studies. Parents have the freedom to tailor the education to fit the needs of each child. This list is definitely NOT a recommendation of the product in any way.
World Book Typical Course of Study provides a curriculum guide for preschool through grade 12.
Core Knowledge - they provide curriculum but their website is also full of resources, free curriculum, and guidelines.
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FREE Homeschool ID Card
CHASC provides Family ID Cards for members but if you want to create Photo ID cards for your children and/or create Photo Teacher ID cards, you can create free ones at the Homeschool Buyers Club.
Use the nifty online design tool to create and print your own FREE homeschool ID card at home, or order a professionally printed, sturdy plastic (PVC) ID card from the Co-op for only $7.95. Ships to U.S. & Canada!
You can also get GREAT DEALS AT THE CO-OP on award-winning homeschool curriculum - Save up to 93%!
Online Group Art Classes
Karen DeLoach is a creative arts mentor and artist who offers Group Art online mentoring for all ages.
Regularly $479 per family. CHASC members receive a special discounted fee of $379.
Everyone in the family can gain from the course including:
Class activities include:
Free virtual library for all SC residents. There are resources for students and teachers. Areas include business, economics, legal, careers, current issues, education, facts, general reference, famous people, geography, health and medical, history, literature and language arts, news, science and technology, social studies, South Carolina, and Spanish. There is access to tutoring through Tutor.com and test prep through Learning Express Library. If using a computer based in SC, you should not need a password. If you need a password, one is available by contacting your local library or you can email us. The password is never to be shared publicly so be sure to include your phone number so we can call you.
Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
This is a great place to start when you want to learn about homeschool curriculum.
"Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political and spiritual topics. While we stretch beyond homeschooling, our primary goal always remains the same: To help families successfully educate their own children!"
The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection – This is a blog that provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about homeschooling in SC. It covers everything from getting started to graduation!
34 Best Free Homeschool Curriculum Options - a blog post with information and links written by a homeschool mom of two and a teacher with over a decade of experience teaching kids in preschool through high school.
Math Help/Resources from Triad Math
Free $97 value gift from Triad Math and CHASC - "Learn the Basics of Calculations on a TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator Quick and Easy!” Includes complimentary access to 26 online video math tutorials where the student will Master the TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator, making the learning of post-elementary math much easier. Plus, the TI-30Xa can be used on the SAT/ACT!
For parents who are homeschooling middle and high school students, there is a FREE PDF Copy of the new book, Golden Rule Math for All God's Children, which will help them improve their student's math education. If you know parents who are not homeschooling but want to help their children in math, they can use this link to get a free PDF. Please share it with them!!
In addition, Dr. Del’s Scientific Calculator Programs offer low-cost options for learning how to Master the TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator or Learn Fractions. The courses will Increase Self-Confidence and Remove Stress, Improve Math Accuracy & Minimize Careless Errors, and Empower the Learning of Practical Math in about One Semester.
Students who complete the Master the TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator Lessons can join Triad Math's Students Entrepreneur Club - You may learn about it in this 13 minute video
The Christian Curriculum Connection - A consignment store for homeschool curriculum and other resources that is owned by and supports a homeschool mom. There is both a physical store and online store full of over 7,000 items. They have a Facebook page as well.
Yellow House Book Rental - They offer a variety of services including 5 and 10 month book rentals, "try before you buy ", new or used book sales, buy from them and sell it back, download your curriculum instantly on selected products, consultation services and referrals to affiliate partners.
Driver's Education Resources
Driver's Ed Guru - A free online parent-taught program. It is not intended to replace professional instruction but can help you teach and reinforce what they are learning. https://driversedguru.com/category/drivers-ed-training-exercises
The Parent's Supervised Driving Program - The SCDMV has unveiled a guide for parents and guardians who are teaching their children how to drive. The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program, or PSDP, introduces new drivers to weekly lessons behind the wheel as they prepare for their driving test after holding a beginner’s permit for 180 days.
Virtual Zoology: The Animal Kingdom Branch of Biology - This is a wonderful resource with links to virtual zoos all over the world. Thank you to Kelly who is volunteering at the Hastings Recreation Center in MN for sharing this wonderful resource!
Famous Landmarks and National Parks of Wyoming - This site was suggested by Amelia. She and her mother found this wonderful site about the landmarks and national parks of Wyoming to virtually visit. It includes information and links for even more information about Yellowstone Park, Grand Teton National Park, Boars Tusk, Devils Tower, Grand Prismatic Spring, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Hot Springs, the state Capitol and more. THANK YOU AMELIA!!
Saddletree Science Center - offers classes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and individually tutored Math courses. You can download the information flyer here.
Tyler's Adventures in Education – is a Facebook page created by Brandy Barnett who posts information about all kinds of resources, including free ones.
There is also a collaborative document packed with information on all kinds of resources. The first link is to her page that gives a bit more information and the second link is to the document.
Top 10 Free Kids Coding Apps & Games - this is a blog post featuring the top 10 free coding apps and games that are free!
Amazing Educational Resources – created a list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings that they are updating frequently.
Their Facebook page also has information shared by many other people about all kinds of resources
History Book By Book - a website that lists books by historical period. They recommend a total of 880 books divided into 56 specific book lists.
The American Red Cross - Free virtual presentations are offered by the regional Red Cross Preparedness Team. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy Crafts for Children
NON-TOY GIFTS - https://nontoygifts.com
Kid’s Activity Blog post also has a List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings
The Best Ideas for Kids – shares mostly craft ideas for children but also share activities, recipes, and other ideas.
Learn to Paint with Jesse Robertson has free painting lessons and inexpensive tutorials. On her Facebook page, Jesse Robertson & Keep it Colourful Paint Nights, Jesse hosts free step-by-step tutorials that are live on Sunday afternoons and stay up for a week. You can help support the artist with a tip. If you tip at least $5 you will receive an HD copy of the live tutorial.
Macaroni Kid – has tons of information about local activities including closings and special coronavirus inspired activities like Take and Make kits, etc. Go to the national page and choose your local area. They have a blog, Facebook, and email list.
Charleston area: https://charleston.macaronikid.com
South Carolina 4-H – Offers many virtual activities that are educational and build leadership in areas such as agriculture, arts, STEM, healthy lifestyles, cooking, shooting sports, and more for students ages 5-18.
Membership is $15 per year and youth will get a t-shirt.
South Carolina 4-H STEM is a public Facebook group that shares information on 4-H STEM activities and programs as well as resources like CS First and Scratch. They are hosting a watch party for the Mars Perseverance Landing with a series of five interactive activities and a watch party.
Explore Dubai's Food and Culture - This is a link shared by Pierce, a young man who has been using our resource list and saw that we did not have any resources like it on our list. Dubai is one of the top destinations that Pierce wants to visit as well and would love to share it with others. Thank you, Pierce!
$5 Dinners – Kid’s Cooking Lessons, also great ideas for saving money, recipes and some funny memes
Make – free art classes on their Facebook page
Cleveland Inner City Ballet – Virtual Online Ballet Instruction Program, FREE of charge. You will be able to access the program on their Facebook page at Cleveland Inner City Ballet Facebook and on the website under the tab Virtual Ballet Instruction.
Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall – free digital concerts
Chris Field – Serial Disruptor offered free virtual adventures on his Facebook page each day for a week. You can watch the replays on his page if you miss any. He also shares stories that edify and spread joy.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Home Safari Facebook Live Events
Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Join us starting Monday, March 16 at 3pm EDT for our first Home Safari- featuring Fiona!
Adventures in Familyhood – 20 virtual field trips to take with your children
Mystery Science – free easy science lessons (secular as far as I can tell)
Homeschool Science with YouTube by Freedom Homeschooling – a list of YouTube Science Channels (I don’t know if it is secular or Christian)
Simplicity Parenting - "Imagine your life… with a sense of ease as you begin to limit distractions and say no to too much, too fast, too soon. Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. Internationally renowned family counselor Kim John Payne and the team at Simplicity Parenting help you reclaim for your children – for your whole family – the space and freedom we all need. This simplifying path allows kids individuality to shine and their attention flourish.
Preschoolmom.com – Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet – there are more resources on their page and you can sign up for emails as well.
ROAD TRIP FROM HOME: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS - written by Carly Hallman is a great list of virtual field trips that includes museums, landmarks, the largest cave in the world, the National Aquarium, the rainforest, and so many more places to explore. Shout out and Thank You to Skylar from Kellytown Troop 75 for sharing this great resource! https://www.titlemax.com/articles/road-trip-from-home-virtual-field-trips
Trinity Homeschooling Academy - "We have a three fold mission to support homeschoolers in the area. First we have a support group. Secondly, Trinity also has a co-op. The last part of our ministry is our resource center which has classes for both MS and HS."
Here is a link to tell you more about the co-op - https://iccinc.org
This is the link for their website - https://www.trinityhomeschoolsacademy.com
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