Homeschooling and Homeschool Resources

There are more and more families making the decision to homeschool their children. For some it is an easy decision, but for many others it is a difficult one filled with questions about how to get started and whether or not it is the right thing for their kids. For those who are trying to decide if it something they want to do, there are many things to take into consideration. There are many benefits to homeschooling, as well as some disadvantages that should also be considered. There are also several different teaching methods with advantages and disadvantages depending on your child’s style of learning.

Why Choose Homeschooling

There are many reasons why families are choosing to homeschool their children. For some, the increased family time, flexibility, and freedom from social peer pressure makes the decision an easy one. There is also the benefit of allowing a child to learn at their own pace, and focus on subjects that interest them. Homeschooling allows a parent complete control over their child's education by both knowing what level their child is learning at and also providing their child with one-on-one learning. Homeschooling allows parents to become personally involved in their children's education and their everyday lives.

EHO A group of resources to use when considering homeschooling.

Gifted Homeschoolers An article on the benefits of homeschooling.

Northern Nevada Home Schools A list of reasons why it is beneficial to homeschool.

Why Many Parents Choose to Homeschool An article with some of the many reasons that parents choose to homeschool.

Homeschooling 101 The advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling.

Home Educator An article about the research done showing the benefits of homeschooling.

Calvert School A list of the benefits of homeschooling.

Homeschool Explained A list of reasons why parents choose to homeschool along with additional resources.

Homeschooling Options

Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling was started by a teacher named Charlotte Mason. It is based on the use of great literature. Students read it, copy it, and narrate it while keeping in mind the grammar, spelling, and writing structure. Her method is also based on short lessons broken up by periods outside in nature where the students collect and observe things around them.

Charlotte Mason Method A number of articles explaining the method.

Introduction to the Charlotte Mason Method An introduction to the method and the steps involved.

Charlotte Mason Homeschool The key ideas and methods behind Charlotte Mason homeschooling.

Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series This includes six volumes of the book series used in the Charlotte Mason method.

Charlotte Mason This history of Charlotte Mason herself.

Charlotte Mason Curriculum The basic curriculum used in the Charlotte Mason method.

The ABC's of Charlotte Mason The philosophy and methods behind the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling.

Living Books Curriculum A website dedicated to the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling.


Notebooking is a method of homeschooling where the children keep notebooks or binders as a type of journal. The children document everything that they are learning in their notebooks. They can take notes on field trips, or draw pictures to document what they have seen. Notebooking allows the children to focus on subjects that interest them and allows for a great amount of creativity.

Notebooking Pages A list of resources and pages for the notebooking method of homeschooling.

Notebooking Discovery An article about notebooking describing what it is with links to more information.

Homeschool Curriculum and Support Information about Notebooking and Lapbooking.

Notebooking A list of the different notebooks that children may keep with descriptions of each and their benefits.

Homeschool Notebooking Information on what notebooking is what you need, and how to get started.

Notebooking Resources A list of ideas for notebooks with printable sheets to help with the process.

Homeschool Helper A list of notebooks that children can keep with printable pages.

Notebooking for Homeschool How to get started with notebooking.

Unit Studies

The unit studies method of homeschooling takes one theme as a unit of study and focuses on it for a period of time. The amount of time spent on the subject can range from just a day to several weeks. This method is very flexible. It can also be fun for the kids because they can have some input as to what they will be studying, as well as fitting for many different age groups.

Unit Study Method Information about the unit study method.

Homeschool Unit Studies The basics of unit studies. This also included the advantages and disadvantages.

Successful Homeschooling An interview with Valerie Bendt, the author of several books on the unit studies method of homeschooling.

Why Choose the Unit Study Method This included information about the unit studies method, and reason why it works.

Homeschool Curriculum How to be successful when using the unit studies method.

Unity Studies Ideas A list of possible unit studies topics.

Unit Study Basics Information about what a unit study is and why many parents are starting to use it.

Making Unit Studies Simple An article about how to teach using the unit studies method without adding difficulty.

Additional Resources

Home School Curriculum Advisor Extensive information about the different kinds of homeschooling with resources for each.

Oklahoma Homeschool A list of suggestions and resources for homeschooling.

Lets Homeschool A list of homeschooling resources including how to get started, teaching methods, and activities.

Homeschool Resources An extensive list of websites, and resources for homeschooling.

Donna Young A large number of resources and printable information for all different subjects.