Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.
American Christian History Institute
Information about the Principle approach to home education.
Chatham Hill Games
Historical games, maps, and prints. Game titles include: The Voyage of the Mayflower, The Battle of Bunker Hill, The Underground Railroad, The Wright Brothers, and much more.
Christian History & Biography Magazine
Quarterly magazine devoted to the history and heritage of the Christian faith.
Cobblestone and Calliope
High-quality history magazines.
Diana Waring – History Alive!
History tapes and books to make history come alive.
Dover Publications, Inc.
Carries inexpensive coloring books, craft activities, and paper dolls from various time periods.
Geography for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Geography Fun
by Janice Van Cleave
Activity book for teaching geography to grades 3-7.
Geography from A-Z Picture Glossary
by Jack Knowlton
An award-winning, interactive electronic game of science and geography
God’s World News
Children’s newspapers for elementary through high school ages.
Guides to History
by Kathryn Stout
K-12 social studies objectives are incorporated into an easy-to-use question guide for the study of any period or culture.
by Maggie S. Hogan and Janice Baker
Lots of history news, quizzes, speeches, and study guides.
Each of these kits is a history unit study in a box. The kits include hands-on activities and reproducible notebook pages.
From the University of Glasgow’s school of history and archaeology.
History Through Literature
by Rea C. Berg
An easy-to-use program for grades 2-6, using the Holling C. Holling books.
Kids Learn America
by Patricia Gordon and Reed C. Snow
Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World
Large reference book in timeline format.
A large timeline to hang on the wall.
The Light and the Glory
From Sea to Shining Sea
Sounding Forth the Trumpet
by Peter Marshall and David Manuel
Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler has living history presentations that are available on audiocassettes. Also carries reprints of classical books that describe America’s Christian heritage.
Mapping the World by Heart and If the World Were a Village
by David Smith
Material World: A Global Family Portrait
by Menzel and Mann
An outstanding book that shows a statistically average family from each of thirty nations, interviewed and photographed with all their possessions. Fascinating.
National Geographic Society
High-quality maps, games, and reference books.
History and social studies resources, including Exploring America, Exploring World History, America the Beautiful, and Uncle Sam and You
You can research biographical information on more than 20,000 famous people. Geared more toward entertainment figures.
Our Christian Heritage
History and geography with a biblical approach, grades 1-8.
The Pilgrim Institute
Primary-level text for teaching American Providential history.
by Brenda Runkle
An outstanding, multi-sensory, evolution-free approach for grades 6-12. Available from Geography Matters.
The Story of the World
by Susan Wise Bauer
Four volumes cover ancient history through modern times.
An award-winning board game that makes geography fun.
TALICOR (Aristoplay Games)
Made for Trade
Travel through a colony shopping for items from that time period.
The Teaching Company
Outstanding audio and video courses for high school- and college-level learning.
The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide
by Cindy Wiggers
This website has helpful articles, projects, and links.
Uncle Eric Series:
“Uncle Eric” Talks About…
Personal, Career, and Financial Security
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
Whatever Happened to Justice?
What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?
Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?
Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today
Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book
by Josh and Hannah Wiggers
More than 100 reproducible maps available in book form or on CD-ROM.
U. S. Geological Survey
Excellent source for maps, as well as news about earthquakes, floods, and droughts.
Usborne World History Dates
Book in timeline format.
David Barton’s site for books, videos, audio tapes, and posters on America’s Christian heritage.
Wall Chart of World History
Fold-up chart 15 feet long x 7 inches high when opened out. Can be hung on the wall. Available in book form through Barnes & Noble and Weaver Curriculum.
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?
Fast-paced, geography-based computer games with a detective theme. Published by the Learning Company, which also offers an online game.
White Mountain Puzzles
Learn while working historical and state puzzles!
Adult weekly news publication. Christian worldview.