A list of the best of the secular homeschool community on the Web, with special interest in rational, freethinking homeschoolers.
Homeschoolers resources listed here are those that believe evolution is the best explanation we have today to explain how life has progressed on planet Earth, and are interested in educating children in the history and science behind this viewpoint.
Interestingly, some secular homeschoolers are followers of various religious faiths, but have decided to follow a secular teaching plan.
This collection is based on a now defunct web page originally compiled by Chris O’Donnell, named The Evolved Homeschooler Wiki, which dates back to 2007. As such, some of the blogs listed here are not actively updated, but they still offer a wealth of experience for readers in their archives.
5 Orange Potatoes “I have a BA from Ohio State University and my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College. I have taught elem. ed. and preschool for about 20 years in schools and parks, my focus has always been science and env. ed.”
A Bunch of Weird Blog has not been updated for a while, but lots of interesting posts to read.
Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog Former Homeschool Mom. Eldest son has a Masters in Computer Science. Youngest son has a B.A. Degree in History with a minor in Political Science
The Ashland School Another blog that has not been updated for a while, with lots of interesting posts to read.
Atheist Homeschool “I am Kathy, I have six children and we’ve been homeschooling since 1998.”
Blueprints for Homeschool Science: 700+ Recommended Resources to Supplement Elementary Studies of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Science by Amy Knepper; Park Day Publishing; ISBN-10: 0986224936
Brain Power Boy “We cover boys’ learning, the importance of play, learning styles, and natural learning as they relate to boys. I do reviews of unique, high quality books–actually the best books for boys!, toys and products and provide homeschool unit studies (not only for homeschoolers!) on a variety of topics. If it has to do with boys and learning you will find it here.”
Bright Kids at Home website geared towards homeschooling and traveling with gifted and talented students.
The Brights’ Net International internet constituency of individuals with a naturalistic worldview, free of supernatural or mystical elements.
Gypsy Mom Lisa Russell describes herself as “the happiest divorced lady in the world, I’m sure of it. I have six daughters and began this site when I was (married and) hoping to take an extended road trip with my kids.”
National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers: The vision of The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers is to advance the recognition of secular education in the homeschooling community and to support academically secular homeschoolers. Through the activities and involvement of N.A.S.H. at the national, state, and local levels, secular homeschoolers will have a stronger, significantly influential voice in the world of homeschooling.
No Time For Flash Cards Allison McDonald, the Founder and Editor, says: “I have been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so you can imagine I have done my fair share of crafts, songs, and circle times. Early childhood education is my passion. Whether in a classroom or family room I want to help adults make learning fun and meaningful for the children they care for.”
Starts at Eight Heidi Ciravola: “As a homeschool blogger a do a lot of writing on unit studies. Having created so many for my own children I have tons of them to share. Since beginning our high school journey in 2012 I also spend a lot of time writing about high school. From curriculum to raising teens, testing, electives and so much more, I share about homeschooling high school and offer support and help to others in this area.”
TheHomeSchoolMom For over a decade, TheHomeSchoolMom has been a guide to the best homeschool resources available online. Originally started by Mary Ann Kelley in 2000, the popular homeschool site now contains over 1,500 pages of homeschooling resources for new and veteran homeschoolers alike.
Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus “I blog about my experience learned through many years of homeschooling. Along the way I have created and sell a program, New Bee Homeschooler that has helped hundreds and hundreds of new and struggling homeschoolers, and a unit study planner and so I offer practical advice on a wide variety of homeschooling topics from homeschooling toddlers to highschoolers.”
An Unschooling Life “An Unschooling Life was created in 2005 as a way of chronicling our unschooling journey and to also give encouragement and advice to those who want to start on this path. This blog is also home to Unschooling Voices, the unschooling blog carnival.”
The Voyage “Curious, enthusiastic and affectionate mother of 3, one of whom is perfectly autistic. I parent, read, play, blog, whinge, educate, clean and occasionally argue on the internet. Pro-science and anti-quackery”