Homeschooling

Library Resources

  • LearningExpress Library
    Provides test preparation materials for elementary through adult level, as well as math, reading comprehension and writing courses.
  • Universal Class
    Offers online continuing education courses taught by real instructors in subjects like language arts, math, science and history.
  • Homework Help Databases
    A list of our best subscription resources to help with schoolwork on subjects ranging from history and literature to science and math. Just use your DBRL library card to gain access.
  • A list of books and magazines on homeschooling available through the library. (See more at call number 371.042 in Adult Nonfiction.)
  • Local Activities (formerly KidScope) is the library’s online listing of local and regional programs and activities for children.
  • St. Louis Art Museum Kits include replicas of art objects and artifacts as well as slides, posters, books, and either audiocassettes or videos and are available for a three-week check-out period.

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State and Local Resources

Associations, Groups and Homeschooling Information
Curriculum Support and Classes
Things to Do

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National Resources

Associations, Groups and Homeschooling Information
Curriculum Support
  • American Library Association Book Lists - Children
  • American Library Association Book Lists – Young Adults
  • Coursera
    Offers free online courses from partner universities and educational organizations on topics spanning the humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and many others. Many courses are suitable for high school students.
  • Critical Thinking and Web Research
    From Microsoft and the International Society for Technology in Education, this site includes lesson plans, worksheets and classroom information for teaching how to find, evaluate and apply information.
  • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
    Use this fully-searchable database to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards.
  • Education Portal
    Free online video lessons in subjects from science and math to English and history for high school-aged students.
  • Enchanted Learning
    Curriculum support items, including coloring pages, unit studies, science fair projects and more.
  • iCivics: The Democracy Lab
    Georgetown Law’s web-based education project uses games and simulations to teach civics to students. Includes curriculum units for teachers.
  • Khan Academy
    A free online collection of over 2,800 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, etc. for all ages.
  • Library of Congress American Memory
    Provides free and open access to written and spoken word, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • Thinkfinity
    Free educational resources, including lesson plans and tools emphasizing 21st century skills, from the Verizon Foundation.
  • The World Fact Book
    From the CIA, information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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