Home School Creative Commons Resources

Homeschool Commons was created to serve as a central juncture for finding free resources to use in personal and commercial ventures.

There are other amazing websites that are directed towards homeschoolers which organize and/or provide free resources for use in educating your children.  This site is not trying to reproduce the efforts of others.

Instead, this site attempts to provide a clear distinction between material that is free for personal use, and that which is truly liberated.  Therefore, much of what is found here will be content in the public domain or copyrighted under a flexible creative commons license.

This means that much of the material can be used to create new works and share with others.

 All the material you will find in this category, unless otherwise noted, is free. 

I have homeschooled my children since 2004 and have used tons of free use or public domain content in our studies.  I love to make printables and other resources from public domain sources.

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If you have questions or would like to submit content to this site, please use the contact form.

How to Use The Commons Category

This category is meant to serve as a hub for free educational material found on the web that is suitable for use in homeschooling, unschooling, and other alternative educational ventures.

There are three main categories.  The information in this category is organized in three ways: by grade level, subject, and copyright license.

You can also find what you are looking for by typing in the search button located at the top-right of every page.  Try keywords rather than specific phrases to get the most results from your search.

Free Harvard Online Shakespeare Course - The Merchant of Venice

Posted in High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on May 10, 2017

character of Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Once again, my wonderful connection, Jenny, from HarvardX Communications reached out to me with a great course idea for high school homeschoolers. This is a new course that could be a good fit for high school students interested in Shakespeare. Shylock’s Bond is a new online course taught by Harvard’s Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities. Read More »

Free World Literature Course - Past, Present, and Future of World Literature

Posted in Creative Commons, High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Literature on March 14, 2017

Map of the World

HarvardX is aware of Homeschool Base's mission to connect the homeschool community to high-quality educational resources. We are excited about this post because the HarvardX communications staff directly reached out to us with the news that one of their most popular courses has been relaunched in an updated version. An updated version of the popular Read More »

Kung Fu Panda 3 Educational Movie Guide for Students

Posted in Creative Commons, Elementary on February 28, 2017

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Guide for Students

Today's post is one-of-a-kind and something totally new for the Commons section. Travis from K-12 Movie Guides produces high quality movie guides for many popular movies. These guides were designed to be used as an accompaniment when teachers show movies in their classroom. Travis has 10 years of teaching experience and produces guides that transform movies into educational opportunities. These Read More »

Oxford University Will Offer Free Online Courses In 2017

Posted in High School, News, Online School, Resources on November 28, 2016

Just a quick public service announcement for anyone with high school kids. The highest ranking university in the world will be offering free online courses in 2017. Just like many other universities that are starting to offer free courses, Oxford will be using EdX. EdX is a nonprofit that offers a massive number of online Read More »

Henry Ford Homeschool Lesson Plan

Posted in Free Use, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Unit Studies on November 20, 2016

This lesson was originally published in Telling Detroit’s Story: Historic Past, Proud People, Shining Future curriculum unit developed by the Detroit 300 Commission in 2001. Through these activities and information found in this lesson, kindergarten through second grade students will develop a base understanding of economic production and labor. By having students actually participate in Read More »

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