As you probably know by now, we really like the resources we find on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. We are so blessed to receive a Yearly Membership to this wonderful resource for sharing about all the learning this site makes possible for our family. It is awesome!
At the beginning of December we had an international feast night. In order to prepare, we accessed a large number of resources on SchoolhouseTeachers. From the video titled India Unveiled in a series titled Trek to the Holy Land to a history study titled A Splash of Geography with a section on India, we had access to lots of good information and images. There are lapbooking sets on the rhino and the Bengal Tiger. By far, the best resource on this site was Asia: Trade Route Safari by Bonnie Rose Hudson. This is just one example of how SchoolhouseTeachers can aid a family in unit studies. We could have completed an entire study on India just from this one source.
Of course, that didn’t even include looking up India on World Book Online, another resource available through SchoolhouseTeachers. World Book Online is full encyclopedia plus many other helps. When you access World Book through SchoolhouseTeachers, you have access to ten different libraries. These include
- Early World
- Social Studies Power
- Science Power
- Spanish Library
This is a very powerful resource and we have used it often over the past few months researching topics like Stalin, snowflakes, holidays around the world, and birds.
Another fantastic resource that seems to be growing ever richer in content is the Video Library. This set of videos is accessed from the SchoolhouseTeachers site and includes access to hundreds of streaming videos from companies such as Drive Thru History, Right Now Media, Creation.com, City on a Hill, and much more. There are videos to support just about anything you are doing and some are complete courses. Our family has used a number of these through the years, though Drive Thru History is probably our absolute favorite. The girls even ask to watch from the video library when they have video free time. Quality videos for free time? Sure!
We are using a couple of different courses this year in full from SchoolhouseTeachers. Friendly Chemistry is a complete course, worth 1/2 credit at the high school level. My 8th grader decided she wanted to study chemistry this year and so this is the course we went with. We are using it on a relaxed basis, twice a week. We have PDFs to print out or read online. We are printing so she can have a “textbook” afterwards to refer to later on if needed. It also have a video component, where the course is taught by a teacher. It is a video lecture but does a great job of explaining the concepts. There are also links to an external site to help me learn about the suggested activities, showing videos of them. Well, since this is a class of one and many of the activities are designed for multiple students, we are watching these videos so she can learn the information as though a part of a group. It has been fantastic!
Another class that we just finished using was the People and Places of WWII. This is a printable resource but it does have clickable links if you are accessing it online. It takes you through many of the important moments and time of the war and gives a richer understanding of what people went through in different parts of the world and the war. My younger middle school student used it last year and my upper elementary student is using parts of it to go along with her study of the American Girl book Molly. This resource has really enriched our readings.
From the Parent Resources to Planning (with complete printable planners for homeschool parents and for students) to complete classes and more, SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a wonderful resource that I cannot imagine schooling without. And right now there is a sale you really don’t want to miss. You can get the Yearly Membership for only $90 (regularly $179). And even better is that for as long as you are an active member, this price will not increase at yearly renewal. Lock it in now. Before the end of the month!
Not sure if this is right for your family? Do a short trial for just $5. It is a quick way to access the site and find out if this is for you. Just don’t forget that the above mentioned special ends in just a couple of short weeks and then it goes back to regular price. Want to pay monthly? You can do that, too.
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