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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – 1:00 daily, he also has other YouTube video lessons.
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
Fluency and Fitness – giving families 21 days of free unlimited access to the site during 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.
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!
12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours
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)
Brainpop Educators – Coronavirus Lesson Plan Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8
Prodigy Games – free math games (curriculum aligned), students cast spells and fight monsters as they are quizzed on math facts
Dice Monkey – Covicon-20 (I don’t know anything about this but people who do this stuff suggested it)
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
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.
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!
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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