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Where a wide range of grades are listed, activities or suggestions for multiple grades are included in the course.

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Art classes on Schoolhouse Teachers

This art appreciation course focuses on eighteen South African artists from the 19th-21st centuries. It begins by asking, “How do we look at art?” then goes on to explore the language and elements of art such as line, shape, mass, light, shade, space, texture, and color, as well as aspects of composition such as rhythm, focal points, and balance. The course is designed for ages 6-12 but may also be enjoyed by older students who are looking for an introduction to art appreciation. For a preview of the Art Appreciation class, click here.

Brenda Ellis of ARTistic Pursuits teaches weekly lessons designed to help your children become visually aware of the wonderful world they live in. More than thirty units are available that teach how to use various artistic mediums such as chalk pastels, colored pencils, watercolors, and more to create pictures of everything from wildlife to your favorite lunch! New units are added monthly, each with four weekly lessons. For a preview of the Art Techniques class, click here.

This video-based art class by Jan Bower of Drawing Success teaches your student key skills needed to draw a variety of textured objects with a high degree of realism. Though suitable for the beginner, it also offers challenges for more advanced students. A new unit focusing on a different object is posted each month and is divided into four instructional videos for your convenience.

Elementary Art is a series of units designed for various elementary ages. Each unit focuses on a different area of art such as famous artists, color theory, primary colors, and more. For a preview of the Elementary Art class, click here.

Do you have a child you would like to introduce to art appreciation through a subject he enjoys more, such as history or science? Do you want a unit study that explores art appreciation alongside other core subjects? We have more than 75 unit studies (ranging from 5-day to 10-day) that cover various pieces of art and architecture through subjects such as math, English, history, the Bible, and more. For a preview of the Everyday Easels class, click here.

Sharon Jeffus of Visual Manna showcases the work of her teen artists who are pursuing art as a ministry. More than forty lessons are available in this ongoing art study. Each lesson is designed to be done in a one- or two-week period. Lessons teach artistic skills through the study and imitation of the masters. For a preview of the Studio Art for Teens class, click here.

Bible Courses on Schoolhouse Teachers

The Apologetics: Creation vs. Evolution class looks at more than 150 different reference materials examining the claims of evolution and Creationism. Each weekly lesson includes a video (approximately 30-40 minutes long) with study worksheets to complete. At the end of the course, there is also a test. Answer keys for the worksheets and the test are provided for parents. This course is designed for students 12 and older, and families are encouraged to take the class together and discuss what is being learned.

From animals that talk to kids who save the day, the Bible is full of incredible stories that showcase the unlimited creativity of God. Awesome Stuff for Kids is a series of eight videos that pair God’s Word with music, colorful illustrations, read-along text on the screen, and more.

Bible Adventures is a series of illustrated Bible stories for elementary children. The full-color files are styled like a picture book and can be easily viewed on the computer. Each month, a new Bible story will be shared in three weekly installments. On the fourth week, a printable packet of related activity sheets such as coloring pages and word searches will be provided. For a preview of the Bible Adventures class, click here. Some Bible Adventures stories are also available in BengaliFrench, GermanHindiMandarin, PortugueseRussianSpanishSwahili, and Ukrainian. For a preview of a Mandarin-language Bible story, click here.

From the stories of Noah, Abraham, and Joseph to the life of Jesus and the adventures of the Apostle Paul, these forty-four Bible story videos are an excellent way to introduce younger elementary children to many of the key stories of the Bible.

Bible Stories for Young Hearts is a collection of forty Bible-based stories specially chosen for preschoolers. Join the Bedbug Bible Gang, the Great Bible Discovery Series, and more as they introduce key stories of the Bible to your littlest learners.

Camping with Jesus is a series of five units, each one focused on a key aspect of the Gospel story. Through fun drawings, coloring pages, activities, and Scripture memorization, it shows kids what heaven is, what sin is, who Jesus is, what it means to forgive, and how to grow to know God more.

What does it mean to be a brave warrior for God or a true princess? Character Training for Young Princes and Princesses is a set of two video series (each approximately 2-1/2 hours long) that teaches preschoolers what being children of the King truly means.

In Foundations for Kids, Theo and his two friendly field mouse friends, Luther and Belfry, entertain children with fifteen animated video lessons that highlight key aspects of the Christian faith such as saving faith, obedience, forgiveness, the armor of God, redemption, new birth, justification, adoption, prayer, abiding in Christ, the Bible, the church, fruit of the Spirit, salvation, and loving their neighbors.

Why did Jesus say He is the only way to God? Did He really do the things the Bible claims? Why should we trust the Bible? These are only a few of the questions Foundations for Teens addresses in an engaging and thought-provoking way. This series of twenty-two videos asks the hard questions and considers well-reasoned answers.

Matthew. Mark. Luke. John. We are familiar with their names and their stories, but now it’s time to take a closer look at the men and their message and go deeper with the Savior they proclaimed through this special five-part video course.

Through books and discussion time, and a notebook, children will learn about forty different character traits, their positive or negative aspects, and how that trait is exhibited by various people and characters.

Whether it’s the stories of the Really Woolly Kids, the Adventures of Donkey Ollie, Monster Truck Adventures, Auto-B-Good, or many others, your preschoolers will meet lots of new friends who will take them on countless adventures as they discover character-building truths in this set of more than eighty videos.

Poverty. Persecution. Corruption. These are only some of the problems that plague our world. To the End of the Age is a special ten-hour video course that will help students learn about these problems and discover ways they can be part of the solution.

What’s In the Bible is the Bible made easy! Buck Denver and his friends take children through the WHOLE Bible in sixteen videos that are perfect viewing for the entire family. Laugh and learn together as you discover the story of the Bible—God’s great rescue plan! Discover how the stories in the Bible fit together to tell one big, redemptive story. This is one journey through the Bible you won’t want to miss!

Computer and Technology Courses on Schoolhouse Teachers

Chris Yust of Homeschool Programming, Inc. has a class designed to help your students learn the technology of the future. Twelve months of weekly lessons teach basic website design with HTML, programming concepts, Minecraft Mods, writing Java programs in Eclipse, and much more. For a preview of the Computer Science/Programming class, click here.

Do you have a teen who is itching to start his or her own business? Do you have a child who loves to dream big and reach for the stars? We would love to introduce you to Dana Beasley and her class—Become an Internet Entrepreneur! Twenty-four weekly lessons help your teen learn how to start and promote a business and learn timeless business principles. Whether your teen actually starts his own business during this course or creates a mock business, he should be prepared to discover brand new ways to explore his God-given passions and purpose. For a preview of Internet Entrepreneurship for Teens, click here.

David Kimball, “The Typing Coach,” provides ten weeks of audio and printable instruction to teach the basics of typing and improve students’ proficiency.

Evonne Mandella, videographer and producer, teaches a class the whole family can enjoy. Come along with Evonne as she shows you how to create custom videos for almost any occasion—from church outreach to personalized gifts.

In the Web Game Design class, students are going to learn how to create some simple games right in their web browser. This is a programming-centric class, meaning the students will be writing (typing) code to make things happen. The course will cover topics including starting a JavaScript game, handling images and sound effects, input fields, 2D frame animation, virtual worlds, and much more. For a preview of the Web Game Design class, click here.

Drama and Speech Courses on Schoolhouse Teachers

This is an eighteen-week class designed for students who want to gain more instruction in public speaking and the evaluation of speeches. This course requires the student to study various types of speeches and both write and deliver several of his or her own. It is recommended that the student complete the Introduction to Public Speaking class before moving into this class, as it will build on some of the concepts learned. For a preview of the Advanced Public Speaking class, click here.

This ten-month class teaches families how to write and produce a community play! From small living room productions to a cast of many, Dr. Marci Hanks will help your students understand the components of playwriting and production and help you choose the size that is right for you! For a preview of the How to Write and Produce a Play class, click here.

From RachelAnn Rogish, author of Simply Shakespeare, comes this exciting dramatic adventure for families of all sizes and ages. Monthly units study drama and classic plays in the light of God’s Word. Instructions for producing your own production are included, such as tips for enjoying the study of drama as an only child. New units are being added regularly.

Homeschool and recent Biola University graduate Rebekah Bell has excelled as a young public and debate speaker in national competitions. This five-month introductory course teaches the basics of public speaking and the several types of speeches. For a preview of the Public Speaking class, click here.

Reader’s Theater presented by Susan Brown is a series of 76 short scripts designed to be read by two or more students. Memorization is not required because the focus on this form of drama is on reading the work with expression rather than reciting it. They are easily adapted to both single-child households and small groups. These scripts are a wonderful tool to increase reading skills, comprehension, speaking skills, and confidence. For a preview of the Reader’s Theater class, click here.

Rachel Ann Rogish and Sharla Orren bring drama to your homeschool with more than a dozen classic plays. This drama elective studies the works and world of Shakespeare alongside the Biblical truths that can be learned from each play. Units are organized by play or topic. For a preview of the Simply Shakespeare class, click here.

Elective Courses on Schoolhouse Teachers

Accounting 101 is designed to equip students with the mastery of accounting fundamentals they will need to be prepared for their college classes while presenting these concepts in easy-to-digest ways. Its goal is to help students appreciate the state of the industry and the world of finance as a whole in such a way as to be able to operate from a Christian worldview to effect positive change if they choose an accounting or other business career. Concepts are presented in units, with each unit being broken down into weekly lessons.

Introduction to Architecture with Tammie Bairen is a thirty-six week class that discusses some basic components of architecture as well as various structures including skyscrapers, bridges, cathedrals, homes, castles, and sports arenas. Students will learn about various aspects of each structure, including the marvel of its inception at that particular point in history, its function, the architects (where applicable) responsible for its creation, and the science behind its stability. For a preview of the Introduction to Architecture class, click here.

This course is designed to enable young entrepreneurs to create thorough, accurate, and complete business plans. It is an in-depth course designed to be taken at the student’s own pace. Printable and video instruction are included, as well as a number of supplemental resources.

Carol Topp of HomeschoolCPA.com teaches an eight-week course designed to help your student consider the world of career possibilities. From seeking God’s will and inventorying their talents to understanding career clusters and job shadowing, Career Exploration helps your teens prepare for whatever future God has designed for them. For a preview of the Career Exploration class, click here.

Schoolhouse Teacher Andy Erickson shares his training and personal experience with overwhelmed parents of high schoolers. His class is perfect for teens and parents to take together. Bi-monthly lessons walk high school students and their parents through the process of choosing a college, applying for financial aid, and attending college. Material is provided for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and parents, and is designed to take families through four years of preparation. For a preview, you can view the application checklist here. For a sample from the freshmen track, click here (separate tracks are provided for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors).

Director/Producer/Co-Writer of Advent Film Group, George Escobar offers thirty-three weekly lessons which take a detailed look at various aspects of the Christian filmmaking industry, including choosing the right camera, lighting, audio, production and post-production, and finding God’s stories.

Hands-On-Architecture taught by Amy Gillispie (Mrs. G.) on SchoolhouseTeachers.com provides step-by-step architecture lessons in many different mediums for the lower elementary through middle school student. Unit 1 will introduce students to exciting, easy-to-find materials they will use to make fun architectural structures, Unit 2 will lead students through the design of their own HOME, and Unit 3 will lead students through the design of a ZOO! For a preview of the Hands-On Architecture class, click here.

Heritage crafts are life skills that people in the past used to create art and live productive lives. We will be learning a lot about these life skills by making a variety of cornhusk dolls, writing with quills, making ink, drying apples, making candles, and more. This class is best done as a family, as some portions of the crafts require parental supervision. For a preview of the Heritage Crafts class, click here.

Home Economics with Heather Leach is more than learning about how to bake a cake or set a table; it is about learning fundamental lessons that can be built upon throughout life. Twenty-three weekly lessons teach basic home skills such as cooking and showing hospitality as well as personal skills including hygiene and manners. Emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for important character traits, and weekly Scripture verses to memorize are included. For a preview of Heather Leach’s Home Economics class, click here.

Image Creation and Editing will teach students the basics of how to edit and manipulate an image. The class will use the free software GIMP, which is similar to Adobe Photoshop but available online as a free download. This class will not only teach students the basics of how to use image editing software but also what kinds of effects can be applied to digital photographs, how various editing features work, and ways to find just the right tool to bring out the best in every photograph.

Introduction to Graphic Design is an excellent guide to the basics of graphic design for your middle school and high school students. It will teach students how to recognize quality graphic designs in the products they see and interact with every day, what makes certain designs stand out, how to design an eye-catching ad that communicates a specific message to a target audience, and what types of jobs are available for graphic designers today.

  • Logic (Middle school—High school)

Lisa Duffy’s fifteen-week course teaches students how to identify common fallacies such as the appeal to pity, appeal to fear, begging the question, hasty generalization, and many more. For a preview of the Logic class, click here.

How are we influenced by the media and society? How can we exert a positive influence on the media and our culture? Join Dr. Lisa Dunne, award-winning author, and lead your family on a nineteen-week course to discover the answers. For a preview of the Media Socialization class, click here.

Money 101 is a self-paced course designed to help teenagers understand the principles behind wise financial decisions so they can build a foundation now that will serve them and their families in the future. It consists of audio lectures and written printables.

Michele Peterson’s thirty weekly lessons teach students how to see the way their camera “sees” and then to use that knowledge to create a recipe for the perfect picture.  For a preview of the Photography class, click here.

Michele Peterson continues to help photography students of all ages expand their skills and stretch their creativity. Weekly photography challenges continue to build on the skills learned in Photography by expanding students’ skills and stretching their creativity. If a student already has a solid understanding of photography, the challenges may be done independently of the Photography class.

Caution, this class may blow your mind! Join Kurt Hoffman, founder of the Young Heroes Academy, for a sixteen-week course that helps students understand the reality of modern-day slavery, some of the causes fueling it, and what they can do to be a part of stopping it. Material is presented carefully and avoids unnecessarily graphic or detailed descriptions. For a preview of Kurt’s class, click here (this file may take a few minutes to load).

Carol Topp’s second eight-week class with SchoolhouseTeachers.com, Starting a Microbusiness (for Teens), looks at what can be learned from starting a micro business, how to find your ideas and make a business plan, how to market your business, and more. For a preview of the Starting a Micro Business (for Teens) class, click here.

You probably already know our next teacher from her more than 900 recipes in the eight cookbooks she has published. Sue Gregg’s class begins with an introduction to whole foods cooking, her story, and an explanation of what children can learn about cooking at various ages. You’ll waste no time putting what you learn into practice by making blender cornbread, almond and coconut milk, almond coffee cake, and more! For a preview of the Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg class, click here.

This fun course from Kelli Becton offers fifteen weekly lessons that introduce animals from alligators to jellyfish. Bible reading, Scripture memorization, copywork, vocabulary, spelling, geography, math, activities, crafts, coloring pages, crossword puzzles, and notebooking are included. For a preview of the Wildlife Adventures class, click here.

Foreign Language Courses for Homeschool on Schoolhouse Teachers

ASL Adventure by Sandra Heflin is a 16-week course in American Sign Language, the third-most-used language in the United States. This class introduces students to ASL through videos and printable worksheets. Students have the opportunity to learn basic vocabulary and about the Deaf culture.

This course is designed as an introduction to grammar for students who are second language learners. Each week will include a new lesson and an answer key. Lessons are broken down into the background of the principle being studied, guided practice, independent practice, and extension exercises. For a preview of the ESL Language Arts class, click here.

Eight weekly lessons share resources and tips with parents who are teaching ESL in their homes. For a preview of the ESL Vocabulary class, click here.

  • French (Elementary—High school)

Greg Shone, a certified teacher and co-author of French Essentials, a downloadable French program, brings French lessons to SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Currently in its third year, French lessons are weekly units with text and audio instruction in the French language as well as review quizzes and an introduction to French culture and history.  For a preview of the French class, click here.

Evonne Mandella, co-founder of Wholesome Learning Publications, lends a contagious enthusiasm to her sixteen-week introduction to the Hebrew alphabet, basic vocabulary, and Scripture passages in Hebrew. For a preview of the Hands-on-Hebrew class, click here.

  • Latvian (Elementary—High school)

This full-year Latvian course introduces students to the Latvian language, culture, and history through weekly video lessons and printable worksheets. It begins with the Latvian alphabet and then moves into words and phrases which are built upon as the year progresses. It is designed for children 4th grade and older and includes periodic review and tests.

Carol Henderson presents thirty-four weekly lessons including video and printable worksheets that provide an introduction to the Spanish language for elementary students.

History, Geography, and Social Studies Courses on Schoolhouse Teachers

Jen McNamara brings history to life for your littlest learners with a preschool history course focused on the ABCs! This twenty-six week preschool class introduces little ones to key figures in American history, one letter at a time. They’ll discover that A is for Abraham Lincoln, B is for Benjamin Franklin, and more. Each week includes information about the historic figure, suggested reading, a coloring sheet, and other helpful resources. For a preview of the ABC with Me class, click here.

Through engaging text, pictures, crafts, maps, and more, early elementary students can discover the beginnings of the United States of America, from Columbus to the Bill of Rights. Weekly lessons provide the material you need to bring the past to life, and plenty of supplemental links to free resources around the Internet share ideas to keep your students engaged throughout the week with what they have learned. For a preview of the American History for Beginners class, click here.

This 32-week course begins with a nine-week study of how to study history using the classical method. Students will learn the tools of the historian including how to distinguish fact from opinion, use supporting evidence, analyze primary sources, and more. The remaining 23 weeks are spent learning about the history of the United States up to 1914 and debating and discussing it objectively. To gain the full impact of the course, it is important that a parent or older sibling work through the class with the students.

Babylon appears frequently in our study of history and the Bible. But who were the ancient Babylonians, what were their lives like, and what can we learn from the records they left behind? This class takes a closer look at this ancient empire through text-based lessons, maps, and more. For a preview of the Ancient History: Babylonian Life and Mythology class, click here.

Bonnie Rose Hudson shares a sixteen-week introduction to the history of Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Vietnam, and Iran with an emphasis on what life is like for Christians living there today. For a preview of the Asia: Its People and History class, click here.

Travel with Safari Saeed and teacher Bonnie Rose Hudson for a thirty-eight week tour of more than thirty Asian countries. Students will be introduced to the people, the history, and the animals of Asia through reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary, art, science, hands-on activities, and math worksheets. For a preview of the Asia: Trade Route Safari class, click here.

Church History begins with the foundations of the church in the Old Testament and continues through to the present day. Weekly text-based lessons are each broken into four daily assignments and include will involve adding dates to timelines, making maps, reading works from all periods of history, and short-answer writing to provoke thought and deeper comprehension while students read. Two larger projects will also be assigned. For a preview of the Church History class, click here.

This semester-long course on the Civil Rights Movement is designed to help students in 7th-9th grade understand the racial tensions that preceded the civil rights movement, learn about some of what happened during it, and become acquainted with key figures of the movement including Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, and Thurgood Marshall. Reading and research assignments will be given.

During this seventeen-week course, Regan Barr of the Lukeion Project helps students dig deeper as they explore ancient sites such as the Great Theatre of Ephesus and the plain of Marathon, where the Athenians stopped the Persian invasion. Drawing on scholarly research as well as his own years in the field, he shares insights, photographs, and resources to help students understand these ancient sites and learn from them today. For a preview of the Classical Archaeology class, click here.

Jennifer Courtney and the Classical Conversations team supply twenty-nine weekly lessons to help students explore ancient history from the first recorded civilizations through the fall of Rome. Various resources are included such as written lessons, reading assignments, videos, supplemental readings, and more.  For a preview of the Classical History class, click here.

This class about the Constitution and Bill of Rights is taught by Attorney Kevin Smith, a husband and father who works with the Alliance Defending Freedom as well as operates his own law firm. Sixteen weekly lessons contain analysis and study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, prompts for independent study, term paper assignments, and exams. A Teacher’s Handbook and answer key is included.  For a preview of the Constitution and Bill of Rights class, click here.

This course studies America’s founding by taking a close look at the people who founded America and the documents and writings they left behind. Reading, research, critical thinking, and analysis are encouraged. Weekly lessons incorporate geography, history, art, Scripture, formal writing, and more. Answer keys are included. For a preview of the Early American History class, click here.

Mike Sims, who teaches Economics at Trinity Valley Community College and is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Terrell, Texas, brings twelve monthly units that make economics come alive through topics such as football, skiing, pirates, and even chocolate!  For a preview of Mike Sims’ Economics class, click here.

If you want to know why economics is so important to understand, this is the series for you. In our day and age, it’s a message every Christian needs to hear. It’s the perfect introduction to economics for middle school or high school students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs or who are preparing to take more in-depth economics classes such as Economics by Mike Sims or Free Market Economics by Savannah Liston.

Explore the history of a different state of Australia or area of New Zealand one unit at a time. Seven monthly units take students across Australia and New Zealand, exploring historic locations and meeting exotic animals. Activities are provided for Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade. For a preview of the Everyday Explorers: Australia & New Zealand class, click here.

Who says history is dull? Not us! Join us as eleven monthly units take students across Canada, exploring the history and natural beauty of this vast land. Activities are provided for Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade.  For a preview of the Everyday Explorers: Canada class, click here.

Enjoy learning about the past—and the present—as we explore a different state each month. Monthly units take students across the United States, exploring the history and wonders of the nation.  Activities are provided for Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade. There’s even a coloring pack with each unit for younger students. This series is ongoing; not all 50 states are available at this time. For a preview of the Everyday Explorers: USA class, click here.

Cathy Diez-Luckie of Figures in Motion creates weekly hands-on activities your children can enjoy that focus on a notable character from history. From Justinian to Robert E. Lee, Benjamin Franklin to Alexander the Great, these standing cutouts and short lessons will captivate your younger students. These lessons are available on a rotating basis and are not permanently archived.

Homeschool and Mises Institute graduate Savannah Liston teaches this twenty-four week course. It is an in-depth study of Austrian economics and its application in the real world, complete with assigned readings (many sources available free online), video lectures, quizzes, exams, and essay prompts. It is designed to be taken as a .5 or higher economics credit (depending on the amount of work completed).

Twelve monthly lessons from Knowledge Quest’s Terri Johnson introduce world geography with various activities and both color and black line maps. For a preview of the Geography class, click here.

Geography of the Bible is a series of seventeen videos that explores the ancient lands of the patriarchs, Israel at the time of Jesus, and the lands traveled to and written about in the epistles and Revelation. Through videos and worksheets, students will take a closer look at the lands of the Bible, the people who lived there, and the many incredible events that took place in that region that continue to shape our world today.

From the Jewish roots of the Christian faith to its influence in shaping Western civilization, the History of Christianity traces the people, places, and events that have greatly impacted Christian history and the world. This video-based course includes almost sixteen hours of engaging documentaries as well as printable worksheets for the students.

Lighting the Way is a video-based elementary history series that studies the lives of heroes of the Christian faith through animated stories, downloadable workbooks, and printable worksheets. Men and women from the time of the early Church through the modern day are discussed.

A series of thirty weekly lessons from TruthQuest History that explores God’s role in history from the time of the barbarians to the time of Tamerlane.

More than two dozen units are available in this ongoing course taught by attorney, wife, and homeschool mom Deborah Burton. Lessons are designed to help students learn about the law and participate in their own mock trials. Teacher helps are provided; new units are added monthly. For a preview of the Mock Trial class, click here.

People and Places of World War II is a series of stand-alone unit studies. The first unit, “The Who’s Who of WWII and the Paths Leading Them to War” covers twenty-one weeks and is an excellent supplement to a history class or introduction to this period of history for students. The class consists of numerous games and activities, puzzles, and projects. A list of additional resources for further study is also included.

When you hear the word Renaissance, what comes to mind? Leonardo da Vinci? Michelangelo? Do you ever think of shoguns in Japan? What about the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires? Rhonda Clark helps students explore Renaissance History through an ongoing weekly series exploring Renaissance history not only in Europe, but in Africa and Asia as well. Activities include crafts, lapbooks, additional reading suggestions, and more. For a preview of the Renaissance History class, click here.

History is full of stories, and this modern history class for early elementary students helps students learn the story of history starting with their own. They’ll build a family tree and then work backward through history until the 1870s and the days of Alexander Graham Bell. There are fun notebooking activities designed to help your child personalize their story of history.

They Lived for God is a series of twenty-three video documentaries of men and women who have made an impact on history for God. From the undying faith of Jan Hus to the enduring legacy of Elisabeth Elliot and Steve Saint, students will learn from an in-depth look at the lives these people lived through videos, worksheets, and essay questions.

This Day in History leads students on an exploration of important events—from ancient history through today—with timeline figures, living book lists, short fiction, discussion questions, hands-on activities, and upper grade options. For a preview of the This Day in History class, click here.

Stevie is trekking around the world, and he has four hours of video to share so that we can join him! In his four-part trek to the Holy Land, we can come along and travel through the ancient land of Israel as we discover how God uses one family to keep a promise designed for the whole world. In his treks to Africa, South America, and Asia, we’ll get a glimpse of what life is like for the Church around the world, meet some incredible people, and see things we’ve never imagined. This is a trek you don’t want to miss!

This course will cover women’s history from ancient times through modern history and will allow students to see the important role women have played throughout history. It will look at the lives of both famous women and ordinary citizens and examine the records they left behind. Weekly lessons will be provided, and additional reading will be suggested.  For a preview of the Women Through History class, click here.

Writing On This Day in History is a fun way to combine writing with history. Each day of the year will feature multiple prompts for your students to choose from that will require historical research and encourage students to make history real by answering questions about their own thoughts and opinions about what they have learned.

Don’t miss the E-Books available in the Monthly Bonus E-Books Section. Titles include the following WeE-books-Beowulf: Fiction or History?; Biography Geography; Civil War History and Controversy: An Interview with Chandra Manning; Lincoln vs. Darwin: What’s the Difference?; Mary Slessor: The White Ma of Calabar; and Missionary Geography. See Resources for Members for details.

Language Arts Courses for Homeschool on Schoolhouse Teachers

Join Alecia Francois for a twenty-six week preschool class that focuses on hands-on play, expanding literacy skills, and exposing preschoolers to the world around them. Each week a new letter will be practiced alongside hands-on activities that introduce little ones to twenty-six different professions.

Adventures in Writing is a fun-filled writing unit for ages 8-12. It includes easy-to-follow Teachers Notes, student worksheets, farm animal printables with fun facts, farm animal report pages with questions to answer, fun writing activities, and unit study ideas to incorporate science and art. Join Daisy the Duck and Moo-Cow Mayor in Mooville and get ready for a zany writing adventure!

This is an advanced high school literature course for students wishing to explore African American literature from the time of the North American slave narratives to modern plays and playwrights. Students will engage in a variety of learning through various audio/visual resources and multi-media technologies designed to cultivate an understanding of the themes of African American literature. Each student will record his or her experience with the course materials in a creative journal. For a preview of the African American Literature class, click here.

All About the Alphabet is a fun way to teach and reinforce upper and lowercase letters with your preschooler through games, foods, books, crafts, toys, and more. From maps to dolls, treasure hunts to lunch menus, you’ll be amazed by how many fun ways there are to learn about letters!

American Folklore introduces students to the wide variety of folk stories that comprise our nation’s history as well as connect it to the stories of many other nations and peoples. It will look at urban legends, sea chanties, legends, fairy tales, spirituals of the South and Spanish spirituals of the West, and much more. A wide variety of literature will be read, and students will have the opportunity to complete their own written project as well. For a preview of the American Folklore class, click here.

Each week of Beginning Handwriting includes three printable lessons in one download that explores foundational skills important for young learners. The class covers topics such as pencil grip, prewriting skills, letter formation, and tips and tricks for remembering which letter is which! Numerous additional resources and printables are included.

The Benjamin Franklin Writing Method taught by Cheri Blomquist explores how a man with limited educational opportunities became one of the literary lights of the nation. In this 24-week course your student will follow in Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps by borrowing his step-by-step study method to improve his/her writing. Each lesson will offer a different selection to study. Topics studied include active reading, notetaking, narration, analysis, and writing in a variety of literary genres. For a preview of the Benjamin Franklin Writing Method class, click here.

Children’s Literature for Life is a series of unit studies. Each study is designed to last four-eight weeks depending on the amount of reading and studying you choose to do each day. These unit studies include literature, writing, history, geography, and science, as well as supplemental Bible and art activities. They are designed for upper elementary through high school students, though younger students may also enjoy taking part. This series will explore many classic children’s books and begins with Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. For a preview of the Children’s Literature for Life class, click here.

This 18-week class leads your student on an in-depth study of six Tolkien works as well as a biography of the man behind the stories. These studies are designed to challenge your student to think deeply and critically about the truths presented. Two short papers and one longer paper (10-12 pages) are also required.

Janice Campbell delivers eleven monthly lessons exploring the classics and teaching writing through a method of absorbing, analyzing, transforming, and creating. For a preview of Classics-Based Writing, click here.

Do you have a child who loves to write? How about a reluctant writer? Creative Storytelling incorporates activities to engage them both. The course begins with a look at what creative writing is and then moves into character development, plot development, setting, and more. But instead of traditional writing assignments, students will be given the opportunity to write about life as a kitchen appliance, create their own fractured fairy tale, write their autobiography, and much more! For a preview of the Creative Storytelling class, click here.

Author Carrie Daws wants to take the pressure off of you and help your kids get interested in writing. In her six-month course, she teaches students about writing fiction, character development, scene development, writing dialogue, fiction guidelines, and getting started in publishing. While not all students will become eager writers (she has two reluctant writers of her own), she says the results just might surprise you! For a preview of the Creative Writing class, click here.

Each day, discover a worksheet that explores and explains various grammar skills. All lessons are broken down by grade level and topic. We currently have lessons for 3rd-4th grade, 5th grade, 6th-7th grade, 7th-8th, and 9th grade with more to come! For a preview of the Daily Grammar class, click here.

This series of one hundred language-based logic puzzles will challenge children between 2nd and 6th grade to create more and more complex words, from two- and three-letter words up to seven- and eight-letter words. Join Judith Holbrook of DGP Publishing for logic puzzles with a language twist!

Sharon Watson of WritingWithSharonWatson.com shares a new writing prompt every weekday to inspire students to write something new every day. For a preview of the Daily Writing class, click here.

Enjoy some hands-on learning for your K-5th graders with these twenty-four weekly or monthly unit studies that can help your K-5th graders explore the world around them–without being tied to a desk. Topics include authors or illustrators, backyard critters, baking with math, banishing boring book reports, birds, the life of frontier photographer Evelyn Cameron, fairy tales, growing up Dutch, the ocean, the weather, and even candy canes! You can learn about everything from space to the Renaissance (you can even throw your own Renaissance festival)! For a preview of the Ditch the Desk class, click here.

Essay Writing 101 will begin with a look at the writing process and then continue with a study of common essay forms including expository, biographical, descriptive, personal experience, eyewitness report, and cause and effect. It will look at the purpose and elements of each and provide rubrics for self-evaluation.  For a preview of the Essay Writing 101 class, click here.

Practice penmanship and spelling every weekday with a new worksheet. More than 200 printable worksheets are available in print and cursive formats to trace or to copy. New worksheets are added regularly. Copywork selections include Bible portions, literature, grammar, foreign language, and much more.  For a preview of the Everyday Copywork class, click here.

Our growing collection of copywork sheets in Spanish are helpful for students who wish to practice their Spanish language skills or Spanish-speaking students who wish to practice their handwriting skills. New worksheets are posted monthly. For a preview of the Everyday Spanish Copywork class, click here.

Teresa Evans, veteran teacher, adds a daily dash of fun with bright and colorful reading and math games every weekday. Hundreds of printable reading and math games are available, practicing skills such as consonant blends, vowel sounds, place value, addition, subtraction, and much more, plus new games are being added every week. For a preview of Teresa Evans’ Everyday Games, click here.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com brings you eight animated books from EZ Tales that help make reading fun for young readers.

This 18-week class leads your student on an in-depth study of several of the books included in the Great Books of the Western World series published by Britannica. These studies are designed to challenge your student to think deeply and critically about the truths presented. Two short papers and one longer paper (10-12 pages) are also required.

Sometimes reluctant readers just need to get hooked on a good story before they are willing to spend time with a book. These monthly book recommendations with a variety of related activities are designed to do exactly that. Hands-on activities and engaging stories are the focus of this series.

Into the Elements is a writing workshop with best-selling author Donald Miller that helps students learn how to engage their audience and offer life-changing truth by following the lessons of storytelling found in the Bible. Whether students are pursuing writing or public speaking, they can learn valuable principles from this workshop.

Kimm Bellotto of In the Hands of a Child shares a new lapbook each month covering subjects ranging from the human eye to pandas to classic literature. More than two dozen titles for various ages are currently available.

From aardvark to zucchini, this series of videos will help your preschooler learn foundational facts they will build on their entire lives. Letters, Numbers, Shapes, Animals is a series of more than thirty videos that bring learning to life.

Adam Andrews, the Director of the Center for Literary Education, offers thirty-five literature studies for various ages. Studies range from picture books to C.S. Lewis classics. Discussion questions can be adjusted to fit the grade level of your child. For a preview of Adam Andrews’ Literature class, click here.

Marla Schultz has more than a dozen books that can be explored as students interact with great writing in a hands-on way while learning language arts, science, geography, and more.  For a preview of Marla Schultz’s Literature Kits class, click here.

Little Language Arts covers a wide range of language arts and writing topics for grades 2-4. Weekly lessons will be given to include teaching strategies, printables, literature suggestions, and websites related to the topic. Generally, each unit of four weekly lessons will center on a theme and include a project designed to last the duration of the unit to extend learning.  For a preview of the Little Language Arts class, click here.

Have fun with your littlest learners and find creative ways to enhance your children’s experience of stories with fun games, activities, and more! Resources for more than three dozen stories are currently available. For a preview of Pre-K Activities: Read and Play class, click here.

Dr. Matthew Glavach, veteran researcher and educator, offers an ongoing series of monthly units to provide a wealth of resources for encouraging and empowering young or struggling readers. Various learning styles and approaches are explored to help your reader excel. For a preview of the Reading Remedies class, click here.

Michelle Miller, of the Children’s Preservation Library and Truth Quest History, compiles printable monthly suggested book lists in this ongoing series that explores everything from photography to travel, character development to history, spelling and grammar to Africa. Suggested reading levels are included for every topic. For a preview of Michelle Miller’s Monthly Reading List, click here.

Choose from seven word lists each week to practice spelling and vocabulary on age-appropriate levels. A wide range of spelling and vocabulary skills are explored through engaging activities and puzzles. Flashcard videos are included for Pre-K/K and Lower Elementary visual learners. For a detailed breakdown and description of the Schoolhouse Spelling program, click here. For a preview of a Schoolhouse Spelling Upper Elementary class, click here.

Beth Gorden of 123Homeschool4Me.com shares a fun twenty-six week series about Playing and Learning My ABCs that offers fun activities to help your child do more than simply learn his or her ABCs. These lessons are designed to help your child develop a rich vocabulary, create crafts to practice fine motor skills, interact with what they are learning, and just have fun!  For a preview of the Sensory Learning for Toddlers resources, click here.

Staring at words on a page can be scary. Staring at a blank page you are supposed to fill with words can be even scarier. Sparking the Noggin: Creative Writing with Pictures overcomes both of those fears with weekly writing assignments that are fun, short, and based on a picture. This is an excellent way to help reluctant writers defeat their fears and start letting out some of the boundless creativity stored inside of them.

This course examines worldviews and how they manifest themselves in literature. Taught by Dr. Steven Hake, the Chair of the Department of Classical Liberal Arts and Director of the Literature major at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, this advanced literature study will look at how authors have answered the “big questions” of philosophy. There are discussion questions in the form of weekly written assignments for the student to complete, along with one-page journal entries and a ten-page final paper.

  • Writing (Elementary—High school)

Janice Campbell, writer and speaker, helps your children analyze great pieces of literature and learn how to incorporate the techniques the authors used into their own writing. For a preview of Janice Campbell’s Writing class, click here.

We can’t escape advertising. It’s everywhere. This three-week mini-course teaches students how to use advertising techniques in their own writing and how to become more discerning and able to identify when those methods are used on them.

This two-week mini course from Sharon Watson will help take the fear out of writing a college admission essay. It shows students how to gain an overview of what college admissions counselors are looking for in an essay and helps students concentrate on the features that are specific to the college or university they are applying to. It also helps students answer questions that show the college or university their unique story, avoid critical mistakes, meet critical requirements, and gain confidence.

Sharon Watson of WritingWithSharonWatson.com delivers a special ten-week course on the skill of comparing and contrasting. Come along with Sharon as she explains how to use this essential tool in your writing. For a preview of the Writing-Compare/Contrast Unit class, click here.

Writing Mechanics teaches writing in an engaging way that helps students improve the quality of their writing by improving the quality of each sentence that goes into their writing. Your student will learn to “build” sentences that are more expressive and descriptive, which in turn will help them better communicate their point in all of the writing they do.

Writing On This Day in History is a fun way to combine writing with history. Each day of the year will feature multiple prompts for your students to choose from that will require historical research and encourage students to make history real by answering questions about their own thoughts and opinions about what they have learned.

Don’t miss the We-book Helping the Reluctant Writer available in the Monthly Bonus eBooks Section. See Resources for Members for details.

Math Classes for Homeschoolers on Schoolhouse Teachers

A+ Interactive MATH ONLINE for 6th Grade is a highly-animated, comprehensive way for your students to learn all the math skills needed for sixth grade. This full-year course includes interactive review, step-by-step instructions, worksheets, progress reports, automatic grading, and more. Through a special agreement, it is available for a limited time, so be sure to read the course details carefully.

What would you say if we told you that kids as young as early elementary can learn the principles of algebra that will make high school math much simpler? Through his unique, fun, and practical worksheets, Bob Hazen introduces elementary and early middle school students to the concepts they’ll need to gain a solid understanding of pre-algebra and algebra later in their education.Thirteen supplemental math worksheets enable students to practice skills such as skip counting and multiples.  (Please note: these are supplemental worksheets only, not a full algebra class.)

Our Daily Math course is a perfect way to supplement your 5th-8th grade students’ math curriculum with quick reviews of common concepts. More than 200 supplemental math worksheets and drills for 5th-8th grade teach and reinforce math concepts such as: Basic Skills (Place Value; Standard Measurements; Geometric Shape Identification; Ordinal Numbers; Number Patterns; Rounding Numbers; Writing Numbers as Words or Digits; Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties; Working with Zeroes; Order of Operations); Intermediate Skills (Factors, Multiples, and Divisibility; Prime Numbers; Fractions and Percentages; Decimals; Subtracting Negative Numbers; Roman Numerals; Exponents; Value of Coins) Advanced Skills (Area, Perimeter, Circumference; Angles; Finding the Mean (Average); Variables); and more. For a preview of the Daily Math class, click here.

The Decimal Workshop is designed to help parents teach students through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.

Teresa Evans, veteran teacher, adds a daily dash of fun with bright and colorful reading and math games every weekday. Hundreds of printable reading and math games are available, practicing skills such as consonant blends, vowel sounds, place value, addition, subtraction, and much more, plus new games are being added every week. For a preview of Teresa Evans’ Everyday Games, click here.

This fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focuses on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands-on approach. Designed for students of any age who need a boost in their understanding of fractions, this workshop will illustrate fractions using concrete objects—balls, vegetables, Popsicle sticks, and more.

Hands-On Math Help with Cuisenaire Rods is designed to empower parents to help their children learn. Its purpose is to help parents of students in preschool-3rd grade make math enjoyable instead of frustrating. Through a free app and weekly tutorial videos, Philip Rowlands shows parents how to teach math in a manner that involves play, directed activities, open-ended tasks, and challenges. It is designed to work with Cuisenaire rods, but instructions for making your own set are included if you do not currently have them.

Veteran educator and Australian lecturer Dr. Peter Price has made it his mission to “change the experience of millions of children who currently find math boring or frustrating.” His weekly video lessons and printable worksheets are a wonderful resource for helping parents learn to do just that.

The Multiplication and Division Practice unit is designed to help parents teach students multiplication and division through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.

The Multiplication Workshop is a step-by-step guide to learning or practicing multiplication tables using written problems, manipulatives, flash cards, word problems, and speed drills. The 160 worksheets spend the most time working on the concept of multiplication and learning the 1-12 times tables. As a bonus at the end of the workshop, multiplication with multiple-digit numbers is introduced.

Online Math Practice is a fun and interactive way for students to practice math skills, identify weak areas, and strengthen their comprehension of mathematical concepts. It is made possible by using the Infinite MathTM practice system by LIVE Online Math. Through a special partnership with LIVE Online Math, all SchoolhouseTeachers.com members will have free access to practice unlimited problems.

Charlene Johnson will help your students learn—and even enjoy—Pre-Algebra! Charlene’s ten-month pre-algebra course includes weekly instruction and daily worksheets. For a preview of the Pre-Algebra class, click here.

Statistics are used in every field, from the census to the lottery, investments, science, computing, and television. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find a field in which statistics are not used. Understanding how statistics are determined will help you gauge the reliability of information presented to you. This five-month course with instruction, worksheets, and an additional lab explains how statistics are calculated and how they are used. For a preview of the Statistics class, click here.

Fourteen weekly worksheets from Martha Candler provide limited instruction and extensive practice of trigonometry. These worksheets are intended to accompany a trigonometry textbook of the student’s choice. For a preview of the Trigonometry class, click here.

The Whole Numbers Place Value Workshop is designed to help parents teach students place value through examples and practice problems. It is a great review unit for an elementary math class and can be done at the student’s own pace.

Don’t miss the WeE-book available in the Monthly Bonus E-Books Section, Math in the Right Direction. See Resources for Members for details.

Music Courses for Homeschool on Schoolhouse Teachers

  • Guitar (Elementary—High school)

Jerry Jennings, recording artist, performer, teacher, and author, delivers twenty-eight weekly lessons using video and written material to help students with an interest in playing the guitar develop a strong foundation of skills on which to build.

Michelle Martin, who also teaches Music Theory I & II, is the instructor for this twelve-week course that explores the history of Western music from ancient times through the modern day. The topics include the origins of music, musical styles from history, key composers and developments in musical history, and differences in various musical styles. For a preview of If It Isn’t Baroque, click here.

Music is a language, and in order to fully appreciate it, one first needs to understand how it works. Each sixteen-week course teaches key terminology and concepts in music theory and illustrates these concepts with pieces of classical music. For a preview of Music Theory, click here.

Joy Sikorski, award-winning film composer, performer, educator, and founder of both SingBabySing and Singing Mastermind, equips your entire family to free their voices and replace fear with confidence through monthly lessons. For a preview of Joy Sikorski’s Music/Voice class, click here.

Nancy Blue’s Beginning Violin class “Strings of Praise” will have you and your children learning to play the violin before you know it! Nancy’s thirty-two weekly lessons teach beginning violin skills through video instruction and primarily uses the Suzuki method.

Nutrition, Health, and Fitness Courses for Homeschool on Schoolhouse Teachers

Bethany Learn of Fit2B Studio teaches with both video and printable components, explaining the importance of understanding and applying proper fitness while giving you and your family practical ways to get up and get healthy! For a preview of the Family Fitness class, click here.

Jennifer Needham’s 14-week course will help your family learn the fundamentals of nutrition, understand why certain foods are healthier than others, and find ways you can apply what you learn to develop a healthier lifestyle. For a preview of the Family Nutrition class, click here.

Health 101 is a health class designed for students in 7th-8th grade. Each week will include a printable lesson with links to additional resources. The class will begin by defining what health is, then proceed to discover how to keep various systems of your body healthy. There will also be a discussion of personal hygiene and care. For a preview of the Health 101 class, click here.

Middle School Health is a twenty-four week course that looks at topics such as personal hygiene, nutrition, fitness, emotions, and safety. Instruction is done primarily through links to various articles and videos. Each lesson concludes with several study questions. For a preview of the Middle School Health class, click here.

Nourishing Nuggets with Wendy Stoller is an ongoing series of bi-monthly lessons that look at the amazing way God created our bodies to work, explain the basic building blocks of food, and discuss how healthy eating choices can impact our lives. For a preview of the Nourishing Nuggets class, click here.

Science Courses for Homeschool on Schoolhouse Teachers

This advanced chemistry course covers all the basic topics of general chemistry. As an advanced course, it is suitable for grades 11-12 and would be best appreciated by a student who has already had a basic introduction to chemistry. This course includes approximately 25 hours of video instruction, supplemental readings, extensive practice exercises, and answer keys.

In Animal Science with veterinarian and teacher Dr. Sonya Brouillette, we’ll study nine months of weekly lessons covering animal classification, digestive systems, reproduction, food animals, companion animals, human responsibility toward animals, and preventative care in domestic animals. For a preview of the Animal Science class, click here.

  • Biology (Middle school-High school)

Whether your children are taking biology because they can’t get enough science or because mom said they had to, Ruth Sundeen loves the challenge of making science fascinating, even for students who don’t consider themselves “science people.” This full-year biology course provides weekly lessons covering a wide range of topics including field study, animal kingdoms and classification, cellular reproduction, ecosystems, the Creation vs. evolution debate, and more. This course is taught from a Creationist worldview. For a preview of the Biology class, click here.

  • Botany (Middle school—High school)

This sixteen-week course examines why we study plants and takes an in-depth look at plants, soil, leaves and stems, plant cells, gymnosperms, and more. In Botany with Julie Polanco, we’ll take a look at the amazing gifts our Creator has given us in the botanical world. Weekly lessons include printables, worksheets, and answer keys. For a preview of the Botany class, click here.

Bug Science with Rosemarie Pagano brings you fourteen weekly lessons that explore the mysteries and complexities of one of our most underappreciated creatures—the worm. Learn about how they move, how they breathe, how they eat, and the many ways they impact our world. Discover both the good and the dangerous types of worms, learn about vermicomposting, and unearth a world of fun science. For a preview of the Bug Science class, click here.

Join Brittney Jordan for six four-week units that explore nature study themes and incorporate activities such as handicrafts, art, and living books to help you and your littlest ones enjoy purposeful play and fun time together.  For a preview of the Charlotte Mason Preschool resources, click here.

Anna Crisostomo loves teaching middle school science and challenging her students to think and create! This twelve-week introductory course covers topics such as the physical and chemical properties of matter, the phases of matter, and more.

Chemistry Help by Matthew Poston includes thirty-six short instructional chemistry videos (between 5 and 15 minutes in length), printable worksheets, printable answer keys, and video explanations of the answer keys. It is designed to help expand on topics typically studied in high school chemistry such as scientific notation, mass and weight, conversions, significant digits, covalent compounds, ions, polyatomic ions, ionic compounds, energy, states of matter, specific heat, and latent heat. It is not designed to serve as a stand-alone class but rather an in-depth tutorial for extra help and practice in key areas of chemistry.

Creation, Nature, and You is a video-based supplement to an elementary science class. Students will be introduced to woodpeckers, butterflies, gravity, seeds, clouds, fingerprints, chocolate, and more by the colorful and wacky Dr. Schniffenhousen. Then they’ll take a closer look at snow crystals, electric eels, bees, and more with three half-hour specials by Moody Science Classics.

From diamonds to quicksand, slime eels to fire ants, this 36-week science series incorporates nine one-month unit studies that will intrigue, surprise, and fascinate students and parents alike. Designed for elementary grades, each unit includes language arts, math, science, art, Bible, and history for 3rd-4th grade, as well as activities for both younger and older students as well.

Yvonne Blake brings an ongoing series of unit studies that explore various environments such as the forest, the seashore, and ponds. Each environment is studied for four weeks, with each week containing reading material, vocabulary exercises, math, writing prompts, and an activity. For a preview of the Daily Discoveries class, click here.

Dinosaurs and the Bible is a sixteen-week course presented from a Creationist worldview. It will try to solve some of the mysteries surrounding dinosaurs and dispel some of the myths. What do believers in the Bible do with dinosaur fossils? Those who believe in the Bible have been ridiculed and misunderstood for over 250 years. This class will attempt to set the record straight.

Earth Science is a full-year course designed for students in grades 7-9. Each session consists of three different types of activities: video lessons to watch, notes for the student to fill out as he/she watches the video lesson, and a worksheet to complete that will help the student study for the quiz. Quizzes, as well as answer keys, are provided. The course will explore aspects of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

Starting with the sun and moving out from there, “Professor Light” shares 180 bite-sized astronomy lessons that introduce students to the wonders of God’s universe. Activities such as observing the stars, creating tasty snacks, and more are included.  For a preview of Professor Light’s Everyday Astronomy class, click here.

Enjoy twelve lessons that provide text, video, practice pages, quizzes, and tests. Topics including an introduction to chemistry, atoms, electrons, ions, and quantum mechanics are discussed. Favorite labs of Joey Hajda’s Friendly Chemistry course are included! Have fun learning the basics of chemistry with Joey’s creative class.

General Science is a thorough introduction to science for middle schoolers. It will look at the history of science, scientific inquiry, geology, classification, and human anatomy through written and video resources.

  • Geology (Elementary—High school)

Patrick Nurre, owner of Northwest Treasures and a popular conference speaker, is offering audio/video slideshows and weekly worksheets to help you discover the amazing world that God has created. Unit 1 covering Rocks and Minerals offers sixteen weekly lessons explaining how to identify various types of rocks, the roles each type of rock plays in our world, and how geology points to a Creator. Unit 2 covering the Geology of Our National Parks offers sixteen weekly lessons. From glaciers to volcanoes, explore the vast wealth of geology found in the United States National Park System.

Erin Dean brings you fourteen monthly units exploring twenty-two different parts of nature, from traveling seeds to coyotes, rainbows to winter weather. Plenty of hands-on activities are provided.  For a preview of Erin Dean’s Nature/Outdoors class, click here.

Physical Science is a thorough introduction to physical science for middle schoolers. It will look at air and the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, weather, motion, Newton’s laws, forces in Creation, waves and sound, light, and an introduction to astrophysics through written and video resources.

  • Physics (Middle school—High school)

“Science Jim” Mueller’s educational and entertaining Physics class is designed especially for homeschoolers. This eighteen-week course provides an introduction to gravity, friction, velocity, acceleration, Newton’s laws, electricity, magnetism, and more, while having more fun than you ever thought possible. For a preview of the Physics class, click here.

Jason Lindsey, an award-winning science educator, loves to get kids hooked on science! Every week, Jason’s experiments demonstrate what you can do with basic household items in fun and easy experiments that will spark a love of science in your children.

Six weekly lessons introduce the scientific method and demonstrate how it is used in both science and everyday life. Fun videos, experiments, and resources are also included.

Dr. Ed Sobey has eight inventing challenges for your curious students. Put your curiosity to work and come along as you take things apart and put them back together again in unique and unexpected ways. For a preview of the Tinkers* Club class, click here.

Don’t miss the E-Books available in the Monthly Bonus E-Books Section. Titles include the following WeE-books: Creation vs. Evolution: Interpreting the Evidence; For the Love of Bugs; Let There Be Light; Light, Color, Optics; Oceanography: Voyage Into a Marvelous World of Creation; Slither, Scamper, Crawl and Climb; and The Real Hummers. See Resources for Members for details.

Just for Parents or the Whole Family

*Some courses are also listed above by subject.

Adventures with Books includes suggested reading lists based on a theme and related activities you can do with your family to bring the stories to life. Activities and books for various ages are included, and themes include holidays, authors, and much more.

Baby Beginnings is a series of lessons and activities you can do with your baby to encourage nurturing, playing, and learning. The lessons are tailored to the months of your baby’s development.

Baby Beginnings is a series of lessons and activities you can do with your baby to encourage nurturing, playing, and learning. The lessons are tailored to the months of your baby’s development.

Be Prepared from Focus on the Family presents practical plans from top experts for dealing with dangers including Internet porn, alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, and premarital sex. You’ll see how to resist the impulse to overprotect your child—and gain insights to help you prepare him or her for the world of today and tomorrow.

Join veteran homeschooler and speaker Cindy West as she shows you how to incorporate a touch of Charlotte Mason in your homeschool. She explains what the Charlotte Mason Method is, how it is used, and the benefits it can have for your family. Join her and learn about narration, living math, nature study, and more! For a preview of the Charlotte Mason Homeschooling resources, click here.

Schoolhouse Teacher Andy Erickson shares his training and personal experience with overwhelmed parents of high schoolers. His class is perfect for teens and parents to take together. Bi-monthly lessons walk high school students and their parents through the process of choosing a college, applying for financial aid, and attending college. Material is provided for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and parents, and is designed to take families through four years of preparation. For a preview, you can view the application checklist here. For a sample from the freshmen track, click here (separate tracks are provided for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors).

This course is designed as an introduction to grammar for students who are second language learners. Each week will include a new lesson and an answer key. Lessons are broken down into the background of the principle being studied, guided practice, independent practice, and extension exercises. For a preview of the ESL Language Arts class, click here.

Eight weekly lessons share resources and tips with parents who are teaching ESL in their homes. For a preview of the ESL Vocabulary class, click here.

Do you want to become more organized? These 116 daily tips can help you bring order to your kitchen, your closet, and even your daily schedule.

Bethany Learn of Fit2B Studio teaches with both video and printable components, explaining the importance of understanding and applying proper fitness while giving you and your family practical ways to get up and get healthy! For a preview of the Family Fitness class, click here.

Jennifer Needham’s 14-week course will help your family learn the fundamentals of nutrition, understand why certain foods are healthier than others, and find ways you can apply what you learn to develop a healthier lifestyle. For a preview of the Family Nutrition class, click here.

Finally Conquer Fractions by Laura Baggett is designed to equip homeschool parents with the tools, confidence, and motivation needed for effectively teaching math to their children. This course focuses on the subject of fractions and provides a visual, step-by-step breakdown of what fractions are, how they work, and why they behave the way they do. Tips are also included for explaining fractions to your children.

Growing in Homeschool Confidence by Willemien Kruger is designed to help parents grow in their confidence and know-how on home education. This is not only for parents who have already made the decision to homeschool, but for parents who are considering homeschooling and those who have just started. Even those who view themselves as longtime homeschoolers can benefit by this course as they seek to improve. Each of the 18 lessons includes questions and homework assignments to help parents deeply explore the questions and topics discussed. Some of the topics explored include how to get started with home education, childhood development phases, learning styles, and developing a course of study. For a preview of the Growing in Homeschool Confidence class, click here.

Hands-On Math Help with Cuisenaire Rods is designed to empower parents to help their children learn. Its purpose is to help parents of students in preschool-3rd grade make math enjoyable instead of frustrating. Through a free app and weekly tutorial videos, Philip Rowlands shows parents how to teach math in a manner that involves play, directed activities, open-ended tasks, and challenges. It is designed to work with Cuisenaire rods, but instructions for making your own set are included if you do not currently have them.

Heritage crafts are life skills that people in the past used to create art and live productive lives. We will be learning a lot about these life skills by making a variety of cornhusk dolls, writing with quills, making ink, drying apples, making candles, and more. This class is best done as a family, as some portions of the crafts require parental supervision. For a preview of the Heritage Crafts class, click here.

This series of articles by Jan Pierce offers help and tips to parents on topics including how to teach a gifted student, ways to have fun with science, ideas for unplugged family fun, ideas for cozy read-alouds, and how to support your young learners while also sharing some help for the holidays. For a preview article from Homegrown Parenting, click here.

These monthly articles are designed to help moms refresh and reflect on what is important: loving family, loving learning, and loving God. A new article will be shared each month. For a preview of the Homeschooling That’s Relational class, click here.

If you are struggling with life-threatening changes or simply the day-to-day struggles of life, Nancy would like to come alongside you and encourage you with this series of Homeschooling Through the Rough Spots articles. Let her show you that it is possible to reach the other side in victory.

If you’ve ever wanted to ditch the chemicals in your household cleaners, can what you grow or purchase at a farmer’s market, make your own gifts and candles, or learn how to do things the natural way, you need to see what Lisa Barthuly is teaching us in her Homesteading class. This ongoing course shares tips and detailed instructions that can enable you and your family to live more simply and naturally. Printables and some how-to videos are included with these weekly lessons. For a preview of the Homesteading class, click here.

Veteran educator and Australian lecturer Dr. Peter Price has made it his mission to “change the experience of millions of children who currently find math boring or frustrating.” His weekly video lessons explain various strategies to parents for teaching elementary math skills to their children. He also provides weekly practice worksheets for the children to enjoy.

What if the middle of your homeschooling years could be as exciting as that first one? This series of monthly articles by homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of ten, Amber Smith, is designed to equip you to finish strong by helping you live well in the middle.

Learn to confidently teach your kids about God with this incredible class featuring Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner. In these busy, hectic days we take our kids to sports practices, games, music lessons, school tutoring and other activities to give our children the best opportunities for success. But what if we’re missing the chance to teach them what matters most? Who is shaping what your kids believe?

Forty-eight daily devotionals full of laughter, encouragement, Biblical promises, practical de-stressing tips, and relatable stories are designed to help moms find Joy in the Morning and be replenished so they can continue to pour into their families and loved ones. For a preview of Michelle Pohl’s Joy in the Morning resources, click here.

Mother and home educator Edwina Moody shares practical tips to help you teach your hands-on learner virtually any subject from math to geography. Printables and additional resources are included. For a preview of the Kinetic Connections resources, click here.

Thirteen monthly lessons are designed to encourage the entire family to learn important vocal skills while building confidence and trust individually and as a family. For a preview of Joy Sikorski’s Music/Voice class, click here.

Nourishing Nuggets with Wendy Stoller is a 16-week nutrition course that looks at the amazing way God created our bodies to work, explains the basic building blocks of food, and discusses how healthy eating choices can impact our lives. For a preview of the Nourishing Nuggets class, click here.

In these six sessions, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott will take you through a parenting approach that takes a sneak peek at real-life parenting moments and vulnerable questions from twenty families, helps you discover ten Biblical traits that will make you a better person and a better parent, and enables you to begin to intentionally pass on key traits to your kids.

Parenting Tips with Dr. Scott Turansky is a series of ten weekly articles designed to help parents understand what it means to parent the hearts of their children. This series breaks away from the common model of behavior modification and explores ways you can connect God’s truth with the hearts of your children to effect real, lasting change that makes an eternal difference. For a preview of the Parenting Tips with Dr. Scott Turansky class, click here.

Good parenting means using your head, your heart, and your faith. Parenting Your Teenager with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott equips moms and dads to recognize common patterns, plan effective strategies, and build character. Worksheets accompany this 90-minute video course.

Matthew Glavach, Ph.D., veteran researcher and educator, offers a new unit each month to help your struggling reader excel. For a preview of the Reading Lessons/Struggling Readers class, click here.

Michelle Miller, of the Children’s Preservation Library and Truth Quest History, compiles a printable suggested reading list on a different subject each month. The list also contains suggested reading levels for each book. For a preview of Michelle Miller’s Monthly Reading List, click here.

Judi Munday, M.A., M. Ed., and owner of HIS Place for Help in School offers nineteen monthly units designed to encourage and equip parents to enable their children to excel. From writing short-term goals for your children to choosing curriculum materials, modifying and adapting instruction to understanding language-based learning disabilities, and more, Judi’s lessons are full of a large amount of encouragement, practical tips, and helpful resources. For a preview of the Special Needs resources by Judi Munday, click here.

This is a series of articles by the mother of a boy dealing with the volatile combination of autism, Tourette’s syndrome, and puberty. Its purpose is to encourage you, share with you, and remind you of God’s faithful love no matter how dark the day is you are going through. For a preview of the Special Needs Trenches articles, click here.

Tips for Homeschooling Active Learners is a series of monthly articles by Melinda Boring designed to help parents teach students who crave movement. Melinda is a veteran homeschool mom, having graduated three children, two of whom had learning challenges. Melinda loves to encourage home educating parents and give them practical tips to help them through some of the challenges they face along the way. For a preview of the Tips for Homeschooling Active Learners class, click here.

You probably already know our next teacher from her more than 900 recipes in the eight cookbooks she has published. Sue Gregg’s class begins with an introduction to whole foods cooking, her story, and an explanation of what children can learn about cooking at various ages. You’ll waste no time putting what you learn into practice by making blender cornbread, almond and coconut milk, almond coffee cake, and many other tasty dishes! Every lesson includes printable resources, recipes, photographs, and more. For a preview of the Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg class, click here.

Your Child’s Learning Style is a series of articles designed to help you identify and understand your child’s preferred learning style so that you can teach to his or her strengths and find creative approaches you can use to tackle weaknesses. Come discover new ways of helping your children excel!

Don’t miss the E-Books available in the Monthly Bonus E-Books Section. Titles include the following WeE-books: 10 BIG Reasons NOT to Send Christian Kids to Public Schools Today; A Classical Education; A Light Unto My Path; Charlotte Mason and Susan Schaefer Macaulay: Mentors of the Modern Homeschool Movement; Fast Track to Memorization; From the Tree to the Table: A Maple Syrup Story; He Leadeth Me; Homeschooling With Young Children; Homeschooling: A Prayerful Journey; I Was Raised by Wolves; Inexpensive Organization; Nifty Thrifty Summer Fun; Play What You Mean: Creative Ways to Teach Communication Skills; Teaching the Fidgety Child; The “Me Time” Myth; The Great Books; The Scoop on Poop; and The Value of Homeschool Conventions. See Resources for Members for details.

Resources for Members of Schoolhouse Teachers

Education

You can find certificates for many ages including achievement certificates for preschool and elementary, graduation certificates for preschool-4th grade, and subject- or interest-focused certificates for older children.

You can explore geography with Google Earth and programming with Hackety Hack in Andy Harris’ technology articles on the site.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com brings you unit studies to learn about three different jazz composers. The unit studies include biographies of the composer, links to listen to samples of their music, and other activities.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com brings you eight animated books from EZ Tales that help make reading fun for young readers.

Veteran teacher David Chandler has shared with us four high school math resources exploring finding area, the Pythagorean Theorem, and pi. These resources are full of challenging problems.

Nationally known history teacher Diana Waring of Diana Waring Presents brings you four lessons on Christian luminaries that are sure to bring new life to any history program.

Lindsay Perro shares materials to help your middle schoolers understand fractions, equations, probability, and statistics. Extra problems to help reinforce middle school math skills are included.

The Schoolhouse Preschool has many resources to make learning fun for your little ones, including coloring and activity books, audio stories, achievement certificates, and much more!

Five eBooks from Dr. Matthew Glavach (who teaches Reading Remedies on SchoolhouseTeachers.com) provide further resources to help you teach reading to your students.

Schoolhouse Music: Recorder provides eleven lessons that will serve to introduce your children to the recorder and get them started on the adventure of playing it. This is an introductory course only.

Do you need to review a past lesson? Do you want to start at the beginning of a course? Take a look at the wonderful classes we have archived for you, select one, and enjoy!

Looking for a quick quiz on any number of subjects? Stop by the Test Your Knowledge quiz archive and find quizzes on everything from geography to Shakespeare! For a preview of the Test Your Knowledge resources, click here.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com brings you four of Dr. Alex McFarland’s thought-provoking apologetics articles that he has shared with us. All four include discussion questions for group or family discussions.

Encouragement

SchoolhouseTeachers.com brings you twelve articles from authors all around the world to encourage you to relax and take the stress off of the Christmas season. Included is a free eBook, The Hippo in the Stable. These twelve encouraging articles and free picture book are here to help you stay focused on what really matters this Christmas.

When you get a little discouraged about homeschooling, you may need to focus on why you homeschool. These articles are meant to encourage you to keep running the race.

Encouraging and practical advice from leading homeschool speakers including Todd Wilson, Kendra Fletcher, Heidi St. John, and more. Enjoy access to many previously recorded Expos absolutely free for members.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com shares articles full of practical tips for cleaning out the clutter in your home and inspiration for dealing with the clutter in your heart.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com brings you prior editions of The Homeschool Minute. Soak up some encouragement for your homeschooling journey from inspiring articles by Todd Wilson, Diana Waring, Deb Wuehler, Hal and Melanie Young, Gena Suarez, and more.

Schoolhouse Planners

Would you like some help organizing your homeschool? If you said “yes,” check out the Schoolhouse Planners, a $125 value, available to members free of charge. These five digital Schoolhouse Planners are full of helpful forms, charts, and lists designed to make your homeschool journey a little easier.

TOS Magazine Resources

Need some encouragement or new ideas? Curl up with the latest edition.

  • TOS Back Issues

Do you want to access a past issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine? Click for 2014 back issues, 2013 back issues, 2012 back issues, or 2007-2011 back issues.

Did you know that many of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s supplements are available for free downloading on our site as well? You’ll find supplemental resources on topics, including “Is Public School an Option?” examining curriculum, and more.

Sister site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine where families can blog and share their “HOME…a way of life” adventures! Print magazine available: www.MollyGreen.com.

Bonus E-Books

We have more than thirty eBooks of encouragement, practical tips, history and science fun, and more. These books are yours for maintaining a membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com for a continuous year. Every month you are a member, through the first 12 months, you gain access to more of these amazing resources! (All books are immediately available upon the purchase of a one-year membership.)

Recordkeeping

In addition to all the great lessons and material you’ll find on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, members also get a free bonus membership to AppleCore, a safe and secure online recordkeeping system equipped with the tools you need to track courses, report grades, generate report cards, design a portfolio, record attendance, and more! Keep all of your most important homeschool data in one place and access it anytime! The silver plan is free for SchoolhouseTeachers.com members.

Download and print a Master Course Checklist that lists all the classes currently available on SchoolhouseTeachers.com by subject and by grade, a blank monthly checklist, and a Skills Learned form. You can also find these on the Courses menu.

Family

This helpful article will give you guidance in how to study great art and artists with your family.

An entire year of recipes just waiting for you! Don’t lose another moment wondering what to have for dinner tonight! Let This Month’s Menu serve you daily recipes full of ideas. For a preview of the This Month’s Menu resource, click here.

Malia Russell offers ten months of inspirational articles, encouragement, and practical help to assist you and your family with everything from grocery planning to homeschooling during times of transition.

Would you like some encouragement and help with homemaking and housekeeping? These two articles take a closer look at spring cleaning and home economics

These two articles provide help and tips for incorporating nature study into your homeschool day.

We are always working to bring new courses to SchoohouseTeachers.com. What would you like to see on our site? Send your thoughts and questions to Bonnie Rose Hudson, executive editor of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, at bhudson@theoldschoolhouse.com. Additionally, if you or someone you know is interested in writing for us and gaining a free membership and other benefits, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!