Whether you're teaching your children at home, or wish to supplement their public school education, these resources can help!
HOW TO GET STARTED
A to Z Homeschool
Cool community website will help you home educate your kids from preschool, kindergarten, even through high school with free online education, lesson ideas, educational websites, helpful articles, top programs, books, materials, & curriculum.
About.com's Homeschooling information and links.
Home School Central
Some Practical Advice for New Homeschoolers
Nevada Professional Homeschool Network
A network of Nevada homeschooling groups.
An Educator's Guide to Information Literacy: What Every High School Senior Needs to Know
Provides standards that prepare students to enter college.
Clark County Virtual High School
CCSD Virtual High School (VHS) became a diploma granting school in the Clark County School District during the 2004-2005 school year. We offer our students a quality education through our online, interactive course format consisting of Blackboard, our learning management system, and Centra, our syncronous communication system. Courses are primarily based on eText and supplemental online learning materials
Nevada Dept. of Education on Homeschooling
Laws, websites, forms, local organizations, standards and contact information.
Nevada Homeschooling Resources
Statewide resources on home schooling for Nevada residents.
International Reading Association
Lesson plans for reading.
Vegas PBS for Teachers
The Vegas PBS Educational Media Services is dedicated to helping classroom teachers and school librarians provide students the best education possible. As part of the Clark County School District, Vegas PBS understands their need for television and technology tools that support their curriculum.
Math: Grade 1
The core math and reading skills acquired in the first four years of school form the foundation of all future academic success. And, like every good parent, you want to ensure that your son or daughter develops those skills in a timely fashion.
READING & LANGUAGE ARTS
Read the Books
Las Vegas Clark County School Book Lists
Read the Books
Find your school's AR Reading List or a good book to read. Grades: pk-8 grades.
Reading for Understanding: High Interest Activities to Boost Comprehension, Grades 1-2
Facilitate reading with students in grades 1–2 using Skills for Success: Reading for Understanding. This 128-page book includes fiction and nonfiction selections from across the curriculum.
Reading Grade 1
The core math and reading skills acquired in the first four years of school form the foundation of all future academic success.
Experiment Central: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound, Vegetative propagation, Weather and more.
Helping Your Child Learn Science
From the department of Education - a instruction and activities for preschool through fifth grade.
Biography in Context
Biographical information on people throughout history and around the world. Includes the Complete Marquis Who's Who. Search by occupation, ethnicity, nationality and/or gender!
Brainfuse is a comprehensive group of modules designed to help you with writing, language and study skills, prepare for exams using our practice tests, creat flash cards. It even offers live help from online tutors.
One stop shopping for encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles. Be sure to try the "Concept Map", it's really cool!
Find biographies, literary criticisms, timeline events, images, audio and video files and 500 primary source documents. A great homework helper for history, English, science and social studies classes.
Educatior's Reference Complete
Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.
Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index including full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals.
Gale U.S. History in Context
Provides integrated access to over 1,000 primary documents, more than 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States makes access to five sorts of US Statistics easy! Find Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, and Governance and International Relations easy!
Las Vegas Clark County eMedia Catalog
Search the online catalog for downloadable books.
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
Library of Congress - Alcove Nine - the Virtual Alcove
An annotated list of electronic resources on many topics - including education and homeschooling!
One-stop source for information on social issues like civil rights, terrorism, gambling and teenage pregnancy. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on the topic of your choice.
Resources for teachers and parents. Includes lesson plans, activities and professional reading materials.
The Librarian's Brain
A blog by Librarians to keep you updated on the libraries databases! Includes lesson plans and information literacy games to use in your classroom. Includes tips & tricks for doing research using the library's databases and resources.
Absolute beginner's guide to homeschooling
by Miser, Brad
A nice introduction to homeschooling, with enough information to let a parent decide if homeschooling is right for them, and their children.
The organized home schooler
by Caruana, Vicki.
Covering issues like time, space and materials, this veteran educator addresses a variety of organizational needs to help families structure not only their work areas, but also their thinking, paperwork -- and each other.
What would Joey do?
by Gantos, Jack
Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema.
by Bobrow, Jerry
This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core algebraic concepts -- from monomials, inequalities, and analytic geometry to functions and variations, roots and radicals, and word problems -- and get the best possible grade.
by Huetinick, Linda
This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core physics concepts -- from classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and electricity to magnetism, light, and nuclear physics -- and get the best possible grade.
Smart science tricks
by Gardner, Martin
Relying on the remarkable forces of science and nature, this material offers great ideas for performing illusions, magic tricks, and experiments.
Breakfast at Danny's Diner
by Stamper, Judith Bauer
Danny´s twin niece and nephew help him prepare to open his diner one morning but are soon overwhelmed by the work, until they put their multiplication skills to work.
Sir Cumference and the sword in the cone : a math adventure
by Neuschwander, Cindy.
Sir Cumference, Radius, and Sir Vertex search for Edgecalibur, the sword that King Arthur has hidden in a geometric solid.
The drop goes plop : a first look at the water cycle
by Godwin, Sam
A mother and baby seagull follow the cycle of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation that provides fresh water to the earth and shows how water is brought to people´s homes.
What's up with that cup?
by Keenan, Sheila.
While trying to make a piggy bank, a young girl learns the importance of using standard measurements. Includes related activities.
Where do chicks come from?
by Sklansky, Amy E.
Describes what happens day-by-day for the three weeks from the time a hen lays an egg until the baby chick hatches. Read and find out all about eggs -- and how baby chicks grow inside of them. Learn how chicks develop,how they get the food they need to grow, and how a mother hen helps keep them safe in this simple introduction to the life cycle of a baby chick.
I fall down
by Cobb, Vicki.
Simple experiments introduce the basic concept of gravity and its relationship to weight.
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