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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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.
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 »
Classics for a High School Transcript: Fiction
Posted in College Prep, High School, Public Domain, Reading on August 4, 2016
It is entirely possible to craft a high school literature course of study using free public domain ebooks. While there are some great works of modern literature currently under copyright, and these should be considered as well, there is such a diverse collection of classic works that could keep a student busy for years. Combined Read More »
Johann Sebastian Bach
Posted in High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading, Western Civilization on July 7, 2016
A Short Biography of Bach This little ebook is perfect for a composer study about Johann Sebastian Bach. The online html version at gutenberg.org even includes a link to listen to one of his pieces! This is a simple text that covers the life and death of the famous composer. Published by the New York Read More »
Free Native American Folklore, Tales, and Stories
Posted in American History, Mythology, Public Domain, Reading on July 7, 2016
Free Ebooks to read about Native Americans In looking at various curriculum for studying United States history, I often find thatthere is a general lack of information about the original peoples that populated this country. Understanding the various Native American cultures is important, especially when trying to study the expansion into the West and the Read More »
Free Ebooks to Study China
Posted in Ancient History, Culture, Eastern Civilization, Elementary, High School, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Middle School, Mythology on November 12, 2015
Chinese History and Culture A History of China – high school reading level Village Life in China – A snippet of life in a Chinese village circa 1899 Notable Women of Modern China (1912) China by Sir Henry Arthur Blake Peeps Into China – suitable for all ages Sidelights on Chinese Life China’s Story The Story Read More »