Helpful Websites

  • Email your advisor if you would like logins for subscription resources

    America's Documents - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=search (Free)
    Use this site to see actual documents from American and World history. 

    America's Archive- Internet Archive; a collection of documents, video, music, text... that let you explore American History.
     
    Brain Pop - http://www.brainpop.com/ (HC subscription)
    Learn about many topics with this fun, animated, teaching tool.
     
    Cathy Duffy Curriculum Recommendations -Since 1984, Cathy Duffy has has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschool community. Her latest book is 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. While her book includes extensive reviews of the top products on the market, this site also features abbreviated reviews of Cathy's Top Picks as well as more than a thousand other reviews of other homeschool products. 

    Culture Grams - http://online.culturegrams.com//states/index.php (OHSD Subscription)
    A great source for information about states and countries. See your advisor for passwords.

    E-Library - http://www.elibrary.com/elibweb/elib/do/search (OHSD Subscription)
    Search these primary sources for reliable information

    Ed Helper - http://www.edhelper.com/ (HC Subscription)
    edHelper is an online subscription service that provides printable worksheets to teachers and homeschooling parents. edHelper offers a wide range of materials, including math, language arts, reading and writing, social studies, science, and much more!

    Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html 
    Enchanted Learning, LLC produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment

    Epic Reading-Epic! is an American kids subscription-based reading and learning platform. It offers access to books and videos for children ages 12 and under. The service can be used on desktop and mobile devices. Advisors at HomeConnection can set up your students with access.

    Gale Resource Database - http://find.galegroup.com/menu/ (OHSD Subscription)
    Opposing viewpoints, history resource center, virtual reference library, biography resource

    HippoCampus - http://www.hippocampus.org/ (FREE)
    HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

    Khan Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/ (FREE)
    With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

    Language Arts, Math, Social Studies Activities -annotated links to web resources selected for K-12 homeschoolers
     
    Math XL - http://www.mathxlforschool.com/launch.aspx

    A powerful online homework, assessment, and tutorial program
    Automatically-graded assignments. Personalized homework and study plans. Immediate feedback for students. Help through interactive learning aids. Reliable data and reporting tools. Family license $25.00.
    Available for any middle school or high school math program.

    National Archives - http://www.archives.gov/research/ (FREE)
    Laid side to side, all the documents from this source would circle the globe 57 times 

    President's Libraries - http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/search.html (FREE)
    Find documents, recordings, and pictures relating to a president and events during his term in office. For example visit the Nixon library to learn more about Watergate. 

    Proquest - http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb (OHSD Subscription)
    ProQuest is a resource of electronic collections containing millions of documents originally published in magazines, newspapers, and journals.

    Rosetta Stone - http://oakharbor.rosettastoneclassroom.com/en-US/
    We did not purchase a license this year, but you can join as a family.

    Sheppard Software-http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/
    Hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles and more, for kids and everyone to use online-and free 
     

    World Book On-Line - http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb&tu=%2Fwb%2Fhome%3Fgr%3DWelcome%21 (OHSD Subscription)
    A classic encyclopedia in electronic form

    Drama Notebook- "Hundreds of royalty-free plays for kids and teens. Short plays, one-act plays, and full-length scripts for elementary, middle-school, and high school students. These are original, high-quality play scripts that you will not find anywhere else. Drama Notebook is a leading resource of royalty-free plays for schools. Perfect for drama teachers, classroom teachers, after-school professionals, theatre companies, and parent volunteers worldwide."