for Home Based Learning families
Teaching tools and HBL information
Learning tools and learning opportunities
Post-secondary education after homeschooling
Canadian Home Based Learning families
Be sure to check out the links on our provincial pages
as well, as many provincial organizations and local resources offer general
information and discussion alongside their province-specific information.
Non-Canadian resources are listed on our Links page.
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - free thematic education packs including teaching guides, lessons, worksheets, videos, and interactive activities, all about animals and our shared environment. Disponible aussi en français.
- Resources for Rethinking
is a project developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future. It provides
teachers access to lesson plans, worksheets and other teaching resources
that integrate environmental, social and economic spheres through learning
that is interdisciplinary and action oriented. Each R4R resource has been
reviewed by an experienced classroom teacher and matched to relevant curriculum
outcomes for all provinces and territories in Canada.
Sugar Institute's Nutrition Information Service includes online information
about nutrition, the history of sugar, sugar science, sugars and health,
and free downloadable educational PDF files that form an integrated curriculum
resource for grades 4-6. (You can also have them sent for free by postal
mail). Through experiments and activities, students learn about food science,
food production, the human body, nutrition and physical activity within
a series of four Missions.
Tools Publishing books on how to teach reading and math to children
and adults with "learning difficulties" ("learning disabilities,"
e.g. dyslexia) by teaching orientation and focus to help them harness their
gift of 3-dimensional processing. Books include Magic
Glasses, Touch the Sky (for teaching
native learners), and Three Dimensional Learning.
The methods taught in the books are also the subject of the author's tutoring
services and programs for parents as teachers.
- Canadian Kids
Page hundreds of links, sorted by Topic and alphabetically by
- CCL: Canadian
Children's Literature/ Littérature canadienne pour
la jeunesse a bilingual academic journal produced by the
University of Winnipeg, publishing scholarly articles about all aspects
of texts for children in Canada in both of Canada's official languages.
Children's Literature index Created and maintained by the University
of Guelph library, this database provides an index to all the issues of
the journal Canadian Children's Literature.
for Teachers Seven books available (tips and ideas, with printable
teacher resources, forms and masters) plus some free
printable worksheets for download and an email list for receiving more
free resources and updates.
- Googol Power
Free worksheets, math games, online music videos, lessons and articles.
Also home of the award winning Googol Power Math Series- 2005 Indie Winner
for Canada's Favourite Children's Music Group.
Education on the Web Developed and maintained at the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, the site
endeavours to list all existing websites relating to Canada and education.
- Reading Wings
-- Two books for helping your kids learn how to read and write without struggling.
Written by Vera Goodman, retired teacher living in Calgary, Alberta. She
also offers workshops and consultations and is available for homeschool
Canadian HBL web sites
Canadian unschooling information and resources for homeschooling
families. Crafts, books, activities, and more.
- The Learning
Lady Resources and support for families interested in home learning
(not strictly for those not attending school). Inspirational quotes, resources,
The Learning Lady column, product reviews, and Math Moments by author
Guide New as of Fall 2004. Also listed under magazines, the website
is mentioned here for its informational content. Some of the info is specific
to Calgary, but much is relevant to all Canadian home based learning families.
Pages are set up for all provinces and will no doubt become filled as information
Town The Magazine for Homeschool kids by Homeschool kids.
- The Upsidedown
Schoolroom also listed under suppliers for its online catalogue
of educational resources, the website is mentioned here for its links to
articles on learning styles, learning differences and giftedness.
Knotwork Links to sites of interest to home based learning families.
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Radio and podcast
RADIO FREE SCHOOL is an all volunteer show by, for and about Unschoolers
/ Home Learners.
Web site: http://radiofreeschool.ca/
Mail: P.O. Box 19, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON, L8S 1C0.
Broadcast is every Wednesday at 12 noon to 12:30 pm (EST) on CFMU 93.3 FM
- Listen live on the web at http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca;
MP3 shows searchable for download/podcast at www.radio4all.net
- CKDU 88.1 FM Halifax, Nova Scotia, www.ckdu.ca
- Free Radio Olympia 98.5 FM Olympia, Washington, www.frolympia.org
- KRBS-lp 107.1 FM in Oroville, California, www.radiobirdstreet.org
- Radio Free Veronica, West Point, PA, www.radioveronica.us/rfv.htm
- WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM, Northampton, Massachusetts, www.valleyfreeradio.org
Canadian learning resources
Reference and research websites
- Electric Library Canada
a research resource delivering reference information and data from
thousands of sourcesmagazines, photographs, televison & radio
transcripts; reference works; maps; full-text articles from over 200 Canadian
& International newspapers and newswires; Note: there is a cost for
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Canadian HBL families
big adventure Jake is a stuffie dog belonging to Dianne Labinski's
son Zachary. Jake went on a big adventure staying with host HBL families
across most of Canada and two locations in Australia.
- Sandy Keane
unschooling and quilting pages.
in New Brunswick This site is listed in the New Brunswick section
of our website but we mention here as well because it includes personal
perspectives in the form of answers to questions posted to the hs-ca
yahoogroupwhat's your typical day like? what curriculum do you
use? that kind of thing. The site also has links to HBL resources, HBL sites
and mothering sites.
pregnancy, childbirth and parenting
- A Safe Passage
-- Jodi Hinds' specialized doula services for pregnant women who are survivors
of abuse, and training workshops for health care professionals to help them
learn how to better support women survivirs of abuse who may be in their
care, especially during pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum.
- Gentle Mothering
-- Timéa Szalay's doula services, serving Simcoe County, York Region
and the GTA in Ontario.
Leilah McCracken's resource pages on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
Whole Family Attachment Parenting Association Judy Arnall is
a regular contributor on our hs-ca mail list!
art, writing, web design
Ammundsen freelance writing, art and photography
Pillinger art and illustration
- Penny Pages Pam
Penny's web design and hosting
- Zoetic Endeavours
Marian Buchanan's art and astrology products and services
- Heartwood Web
Design Marian Buchanan's design and communications services,
"Helping you branch out on the web and in print." Web design,
graphic design, logo design, Search Engine Optimization, web traffic, content
& copywriting, translation, business development.
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