Jon's Homeschool Resource Page

Jon's Homeschool Resources

Web Resources

This page is divided into five parts:
General Resources Something for everyone
Particular Methodologies These sites aren't for everyone
Exceptional Children Both sides of the bell curve
Minorities National minority homeschooling groups
Miscellaneous Stuff I'm not (yet) sure how to classify

General Resources top
Something for everyone

A list of lists of support groups, local laws, and regional web pages, grouped by state (or country) and religion. Conventions, conferences, curriculum sales, even just parties. There have gotten to be so many of these that I wrote a little database app to keep track of 'em. Let me know if I've missed your favorites. A guide to free state tests, for states that require testing. Lists of 'homeschool friendly' colleges, plus homeschool-specific admissions information. The source for answers to those "How Many Homeschoolers Are There?" questions. An online database of homeschoolers - meet homeschoolers near you without revealing your (or their) email address or other personal information.

Particular Methodologies top
These sites aren't for everyone

The "unschooling" section of this site. This is an annual week-long summer camp for homeschooled / unschooled teens. I personally know someone who went in 2000 and 2001, and it sounds absolutely wonderful. Cheap online classified ads (free to read) for selling and/or trading homeschool materials. "TCS is an educational philosophy. Its most distinctive feature is the idea that it is possible and desirable to bring up children entirely without doing things to them against their will, or making them do things against their will, and that they are entitled to the same rights, respect and control over their lives as adults." In medieval Europe, the seven liberal arts were divided into the trivium - grammar, logic, and rhetoric - and the quadrivium - geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, and music. Broadly speaking, the trivium was for children while the quadrivium was for university students. Some people have adopted the trivium under the somewhat misguiding rubric of "classical education". This site is an advertisement for a book on the method, and as such would normally be too commercial for me, but this is the best site I now know of on "classical education". Support and information on Waldorf inspired homeschooling and/or unschooling.

Exceptional Children top
Both sides of the bell curve

Alphabetically, in case that's not obvious.
"A comprehensive guide to homeschooling your deaf or hard of hearing child." Tammy Glaser's autism page. "A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to teaching dyslexic children at home." Information and mailing lists for families with gifted children. Link farms and essays, specially selected with an eye on the needs of parents of gifted children. A secular resource for homeschooling kids who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD (or are at risk of such a diagnosis)." Teach reading by marking up scrolls - a fussy-seeming process that's said to help some LD kids.

Minorities top
National minority homeschooling groups

For "homeschooling families which incorporate Black-positive learning in their curricula." Provides support, resources, networking and information to the national African-American home schooling community.

Miscellaneous top
Stuff I'm not (yet) sure how to classify

An online magazine for homeschooled students, by homeschooled students.

Part of Jon's Homeschool Resources.

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June 14, 1994..September 2, 2004