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Standards

The following links to South Carolina Standards are provided for parents who want to understand them and who may wish to incorporate them. Homeschooling families are not required to follow standards set by the SC Department of Education or any other state or federal entity.

The South Carolina Department of Education web page on Standards and Learning has links to standards in each subject area. 

They also provide these Family-friendly guides to the standards that provide activities to reinforce and support learning of the stadards. 


This is a list of resources that we began to compile because there have been so many shared with us in response to the school closings. Every resource listed is from a trusted website or friend but I have not been able to vet each one and I cannot guarantee that they will perfectly fit your needs or worldview. I hope that you find them helpful.  They are not in any particular order. Sorry about that! 

Feel free to share this page link https://chasc.net/page-1075217

Feedback is always welcome, especially if something is inappropriate or a link is not working.

Wendy

contact@chasc.net

843.376.3209

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!

https://www.homeschoolingsc.org


Schoolhouse Teachers – Offers Christian, Self-paced, Online Homeschooling courses with customizable curriculum for the whole family. It has hundreds of courses from preschool through high school that are full year, one semester and unit study course. Plus, it is guaranteed! We got so much great feedback from our members who used it, we became an affiliate, so your purchase will also help CHASC. 

https://schoolhouseteachers.com/dap/a/?a=82588  This is an affiliate link and we will receive a percentage of any purchases made through this link. The cost is the same. 

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine - Available both in print and digital formats, this magazine contains over 120 pages per issue of informative articles, teaching units and studies, cutting-edge interviews with key players inside the industry, product reviews, resource directories, and curriculum guidance. CHASC is an affiliate and your purchase will help support our association.

https://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/?affiliates=457

This is an affiliate link. CHASC will receive a percentage of any purchase made through this link. The price for  you is the same

Discus – Free virtual library for all SC residents. 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. 

https://www.scdiscus.org


Tyler's Adventures in Education –  is a Facebook page created by Brandy Barnett who posts information about all kinds of resources, including free ones.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/742545323169853


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. 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/tylers-adventures-in-education/educational-resources/293444788644545


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W4r0eLjSxkh-pqXbPqAgDESlFuNTqxGZd2ywJpI0_ME/edit?usp=sharing



Amazing Educational Resources created a list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings that they are updating frequently.

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com


Their Facebook page also has information shared by many other people about all kinds of resources

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445786889466638


The American Red Cross - Free virtual presentations are offered by the regional Red Cross Preparedness Team. If you have any questions please email scdcsprepare@redcross.org.

https://www.redcross.org/local/south-carolina/about-us/our-work/virtual-emergency-preparedness-programs.html

Offerings:

Be Red Cross Ready: Be Red Cross Ready is a national, standardized preparedness education program for adults taught by a certified presenter. The curriculum is designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to year-round disasters like home fires and local hazards like hurricanes. (Adults)

Resource -  Preparing for Disasters During COVID-19

Prepare with Pedro: Prepare with Pedro is a 30- to 45-minute preparedness education program for grades K-2 that teaches students how to "be prepared" and "take action". (Youth Age 5-7)

Prepare with Pedro Activity Book

Prepare with Pedro: Pedro Goes to a Shelter Storybook

Parent Resource - Household Preparedness Workbook

The Pillowcase Project: The virtual Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. (Youth Age 8-12)

The Pillowcase Project Workbook

Parent Resource - Household Preparedness Workbook

Virtual Home Made Safer Visit: The Red Cross and its partners are pleased to offer virtual education sessions on Home Fire Safety for residents of the South Carolina Region from the comfort of your home.

Request an Appointment: Red Cross Free Home Fire Safety Education (wufoo.com)



Kid’s Activity Blog post  also has a List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions


The Best Ideas for Kids shares mostly craft ideas for children but also share activities, recipes, and other ideas.

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com


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 a 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 emails.

National: https://national.macaronikid.com

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. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-home-tickets-100006161120


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

https://www.facebook.com/5dollardinnersfans


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – 1:00 daily, he also has other YouTube video lessons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU


Make – free art classes on their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/makepaducah


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.

https://www.clevelandinnercityballet.org/single-post/2020/03/14/Cleveland-Inner-City-Ballet-to-launch-Virtual-Online-Ballet-Instruction-Program


Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall – free digital concerts

https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall


Fluency and Fitness – giving families 21 days of free unlimited access to the site during school closures

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures


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. 

https://www.facebook.com/disruptionchris


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!

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo


12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours

https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-these-12-famous-museums-offer-virtual-tours-you-can-take-on-your-couch


Adventures in Familyhood – 20 virtual field trips to take with your children

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html


Mystery Science – free easy science lessons (secular as far as I can tell)

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning


Homeschool Science with YouTube by Freedom Homeschooling – a list of YouTube Science Channels (I don’t know if it is secular or Christian)

https://freedomhomeschooling.com/homeschool-science-youtube


Brainpop Educators – Coronavirus Lesson Plan Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus

https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/coronavirus-lesson-plan

Prodigy Games – free math games (curriculum aligned), students cast spells and fight monsters as they are quizzed on math facts

https://www.prodigygame.com


Dice Monkey – Covicon-20 (I don’t know anything about this but people who do this stuff suggested it)

http://www.dicemonkey.net/2020/03/14/announcing-covicon-20


TED-ED Video Playlist – I have not vetted the videos. This is a list of educational videos about a wide variety of subjects that are available from https://www.ted.com

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lUzad8RFMU8cFwCLMeTv7bq1R3ctmdAo1MvZ-NOobpY/edit


Simplicity Parenting’s Special Audio Series - “Troubling Times: Anxiety Rising, Schools Closing, and Way More Time at Home With The Kids.” I have not heard this series.

https://www.simplicityparenting.com


Preschoolmom.com – Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet – there are more resources on their page and you can sign up for emails as well.

https://preschoolmom.com/preschool-printables/butterfly-preschool-printables/life-cycle-of-a-butterfly-worksheet


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! 


Homeschool Connect Expo Curriculum Fair – March 15 to April 15, 2021. This was an online homeschool convention where colleges and universities from all over the country make themselves available to discuss various academic programs. There are recordings of various speakers that registrants can still watch. Interested parents and students can search for schools by name. It’s free to register.

Here is the link for more information https://homeschoolconnectexpo.com


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