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.

4 iPad Apps to Enhance Elementary Math Lessons

Posted in Elementary, Free Educational Apps, Resources on August 19, 2017

With homeschooling on the rise, and technology becoming more advanced, children need to learn to worth different apps to be successful in their education. These virtual tools help children become more engaged and more active in their own education. They also help improve academic success. Here are some apps that work with an iPad to Read More »

Free Online Teaching Resources for Anthropology

Posted in High School, History, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Humanities, Middle School on August 12, 2017

Teach anthropology to your kids for free with these valuable resources

Deidre Rose teaches anthropology at the University of Guelph. We’re so excited that she was willing to share these awesome online teaching resources with the homeschool community. What is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of all aspects of humankind and spans across the globe and through time. Because of the massive scope of the discipline, it Read More »

Online Teaching Resources for Canadian History

Posted in High School, History, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Middle School on August 11, 2017

Resources for teaching about Canada

On July 1st, 2017 Canada marked its sesquicentennial. The occasion of the 150th anniversary was met with mixed emotions but did bring the history of the relatively young state to the fore. Here are some online teaching resources that are inclusive, comprehensive, and engaging! History through murder mysteries? My absolute favorite online resource for teaching Read More »

Learning About the Neighborhood by Walking

Posted in Lifestyle, Preschool on July 17, 2017

Mother and a preschooler walking in a blue field

Is your child familiar with your neighborhood? I am not talking about the street your house is on. I am talking about your entire neighborhood. If your child ever gets lost, will he know how to get home? It is important that every child knows the ins and outs of their neighborhood as early as Read More »

3 Fun Educational Engineering Projects for Kids

Posted in Creative Commons, Elementary, Middle School, Science on July 13, 2017

Middle school students piece together a bridge they've designed using toothpicks and gumdrops.

Have you ever watched kids playing? If you have, you know they are fascinated with the concept of building different items and testing how gravity affects them. They also love taking things apart to see how they work. They were born to be engineers. Research has shown that children learn more effectively if they have Read More »

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