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Resources for homeschooling, unschooling, and church-related schooling
Find the most-recommended reading for kindergarten through eighth grade. For adults, tools to help build literacy include discussion questions and activities for read-alouds, book lists to meet various needs, and program ideas.
A consumer magazine covering homeschooling for parents.
Format: Magazine within database
A nonprofit advocacy organization promoting the right of parents to direct the education of their children. Website provides news, laws and legislation, cases, and an organization directory.
The Tennessee state government requirements and forms for home schooling or church-related schooling.
A homeschooling group based in Knoxville with member families throughout Knox and surrounding counties of East Tennessee. Enrichment classes are offered weekly for students to complement the core academics taught at home.
This short guide (PDF) presents the basic steps of working on a research project for school, with recommendations specific to the resources of Knox County Public Library.
Find books that will help you plan a home schooling curriculum.
Format: Catalog search
Encyclopedia articles examine home schooling from a variety of angles.
Format: Topic within database