I’ll be honest. I don’t see how we can keep this up-to-date or include everything. Still, why not include some neat, helpful free non-Lutheran resources? Together we can keep this vetted.
Anything with an obviously political or liberal slant will be excluded, although, certainly Khan Academy, etc., can probably be used to great effect with supervision.
Unvetted lists & resources that still might interest you:
Free Homeschooling Articles
Free Training Videos for Adults
Free Video Series
These are not entirely vetted, but many of the topical and “how to” videos seem to be pretty safe.
- The Brain Scoop: Chicago’s Field Museum
- Science Max: A Canadian series that demonstrates large-scale experiments to demonstrate scientific principles.
- Smarter Every Day (A family favorite of ours)
- Smithsonian Channel
Free Website-Stuff (Games, Tips, etc.)
Preschool & Early Grades
- ABC Mouse: So far so good. Let us know if you come across anything worth warning about.
- Starfall: So far so good. Let us know if you come across anything worth warning about.
- WikiSky.org: It’s like a Google Earth for the universe.
- Blocks/Legos (FWIW, you can buy separate parts & figures here)
- Lessons for the Young Economist has been recommended but not screened. Geared for ages 13 and older.
- MusicTheory.net: Free website (though you can purchase apps to support the site) for grades 1–12.
- G Major Music Theory: This is a mix of free and subscription resources, but freebies include some free music for piano and guitar, 19 downloadable workbooks, 31 sets of clash cards, contextual listening, harmonic dictation, and music humor.
- Exploring Antarctica: A one-hour documentary about the least-known continent in the world.
- Seterra: A website with lots of geography quizzes
- Western and Eastern European Capitals song
- Geo Quizzes
- World Geography Games
- Talk Sauk: The traditional language of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma
Museums/ Online Exhibits
- Seatup.com has a list of musical education resources
- Deep Sea guide: Scroll down to see animals at various depths
- “Exploring Options for Virtual Dissections” article
- Periodical Table Song (Slow) and (Fast)
- Taking a Closer Look: Examining Light and Telescopes
- US Forest Service Learning for Kids