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This section deals with online classes and instructional materials for home schoolers in America. The materials linked below feature puzzles, quizzes, projects, and fun reading materials, while touching on many topics for teaching and learning from home. 

Scroll further down to access free online public school classes in every state. 






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American Culture


State Culture:

Alabama - facts and photos.

Alaska - towns and wilderness. No parka required.

Arizona - other-worldly landscapes.

Arkansas - state parks, cute towns and rugged back roads.

California - National Parks and secret city treasures.

Colorado - villages, vistas and vacation homes.

Connecticut - quirky destinations and fabulous hotels.

DC - Sights, facts, and hotel recommendations.

Delaware - Events and fun places to visit.

Florida - beach scenes and vacation packages.

Georgia - mountains, farmland and theme parks.

Hawaii - tropical scenes and vacation ideas.

Idaho - National parks, mountain ranges and more.

Illinois - Outdoors, inside and outside of Chicago.

Indiana - Scene-scapes, neighborhoods, universities, and more.

Iowa - Cities, universities, farmland, tornadoes. 

Kansas - Stull and other middle America towns we rarely see.

Kentucky - Thoroughbreds, blue grass, mountains, universities and more.

Louisiana - Street scenes, music, colleges and culture.

Maine - Sunsets, Light Houses, Blueberries and Lobsters - but that's not all!

Maryland - Attractions, retirement villages, ocean scenery and more.

Massachusetts - Universities, architecture and fascinating facts.

Michigan - Lakes, lakes and more lakes.  Did we mention lakes? 

Minnesota - Cities, towns and flea markets.

Mississippi - Houses, sunsets and the Mississippi River.

Missouri - Universities, Saint Louis, state parks, hiking trails and more.

Montana - Mountains, Ranch land, Reservations, the Custer Battlefield and numerous National Parks. 

Nebraska - Cities, parks, universities and roadside attractions.

Nevada - Active Retirement, golf, state parks and more.

New Hampshire - Universities, retirement villages, and everything in between.

New Jersey - Local attractions and top universities, among other things.

New Mexico - Explore enchanted landscapes and dream-worthy desert scenery.

New York - Universities, NYC, and statewide sightseeing ideas. 

North Carolina - Cities, islands, universities, demographics and more.

North Dakota - Badlands, oil fields, reservations, sunsets, Photography Art Galleries.

Ohio - State parks, universities, down towns, Amish country.

Oklahoma - Indian tribes, major cities, and other local attractions.

Oregon - Cities, universities, parks, golf, retirement villages, cloudy beaches, and seaside vacations.

Pennsylvania - Facts and photos.

Rhode Island - Sublime seaside villages and other gorgeous local landscapes. 

South Carolina - State facts and photos.

South Dakota - Casinos, badlands, Indian Reservations, towns, and unbelievable sunsets.

Tennessee - Cool homes, great cities and more.

Texas - Major metro areas, nature preserves, universities.

Utah - Warm desert landscapes and other attractions.

Vermont - Autumnal scenery, tiny towns, church steeples and more.

Virginia - Cities, universities, downtowns, beaches, sunrises.

Washington - Cities, universities, parks, rainforests, science exhibits, desert stallions and more.

West Virginia - Mountains, towns, attractions, fall foliage.

Wisconsin - Cities, universities, roadside attractions, and dramatic sky-scapes. 

Wyoming - Wolves, horse ranches, and Wild West towns. 



Holiday Celebrations:

New Years Eve  

Chinese New Year


Valentines Day  

Funny Valentines 

St. Patrick's Day 

April Fools Day 


Easter Wallpaper 

Easter Americana 

Easter Coloring Pages 

More Easter Coloring Pages 

Easter Basket Ideas


Mother's Day 

Memorial Day 

June Holidays 

Independence Day 


Halloween 

Easy Halloween Recipes 

Authentic Native American Halloween Costumes


Thanksgiving 

Christmas 


American Cultural Attractions:

Art and History Museums in every state

American Landmarks 

Annual Events Listed by State

COOL Things To Do in Every State


Miscellaneous American Culture:

Funny Photo Gallery

American Song Lyrics

Affordable Travel All Over America

What is American citizenship? 


Symbols:

State Birds

State Mammals.

State Flowers 

State Trees 

State Mottoes 


State Flags A-K 

State Flags L-N 

State Flags O-W 


Flags of Indian Nations 


Official State Seals A-K 

Official State Seals L-N 

Official State Seals O-W  


American History

Vintage Photos of Native American People

Indian Tribes by State 

Indian Reservations by State

Native American Tribal Flags. 

Native Tribes of Oklahoma

Indian territories of South Dakota 

Native Tribe in New Mexico

Tribal Tattoo Art 


American History FAQ: 

How old is the United States? 

When did the American Revolution start? 

What state was once called Franklin?

What are some interesting facts about the state of Virginia?

What are some interesting facts about Kentucky? 

When did Texas become a State?

Where was the first public library in the United States?

What is the oldest state park in America?

Who invented baseball? 


Dates Of Statehood 

State Firsts  



American Literature

State Newspapers 


Told in the Drooling Ward, by Jack London

The Ransom of Red Chief, by O. Henry

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter


Moral Stories  

Lion Tales

Aesop's Fables 

Sunflower Summer

The Problem With People


Short Sweet Love Poems 

Valentine Poems 

Friendship Poems 

Funny Poems 

Spanish Poem (with translation) 


POETRY FROM EVERY STATE 


American People

Famous Native Americans 

Famous African Americans

Famous Spanish People 


State Governors

State Senators 


Population By State 

Small Towns

Kids In America 

Popular American Baby Names

American Seniors 

Life Expectancy by State 

Fat and Skinny States 

State Health Rankings 

Average IQ Score By State 



American States and Cities


States/Cities Trivia/FAQ:

What is the population of California? 

What are the four largest (in population size) cities in Texas?

Which U.S. city has neighborhoods called Glen Park, Noe Valley and Nob Hill?

Which five U.S. states border the state of Georgia?

Which five U.S. states border the state of West Virginia?

Which of the following cities in Alaska is located furthest north - Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau?

Which of the following cities in Utah is located nearest to the Great Salt Lake - Ogden, Park City or Provo?

Which U.S. city forbids all motor vehicles within its boundaries?

Which famous American songwriter penned the following lyrics?  

From a town known as Wheeling West Virginia

Rode a boy with a 6 gun in his hand

And his daring life of crime

Made him a legend in his time

East and West of the Rio Grande


Which U.S. state has more farmland than any other state? 

Which U.S. state has more natural energy resources than any other U.S. state? 

Which U.S. state produces more blueberries than any other U.S. state?  

Which U.S. states is home to more public libraries than any other state? 

Which U.S. state has cities called Aberdeen, Brookings and Keystone?

Which U.S. state is bordered by only one other U.S. state?

Which U.S. city has a larger population than any other U.S. city besides New York? 

Which U.S. state has more Zip Codes than any other U.S. state?

Which U.S. state has more Indian Reservations than any other U.S. state?  

The Appalachian Trail begins and ends in which two U.S. states?

Which U.S. state is home to an average of about 27 people per square mile?

Which three U.S. states provide the best opportunities for whale watching?

Which U.S. state produces more diamonds than any other U.S. state?

In what U.S. state is America's tallest building? 

In which U.S. state is America's deepest lake?

Which U.S. state flag depicts a big red X on a background of solid white?  

In what state is the World's tallest roller coaster? 


STATE NAME ORIGINS: How each state got its name. 


STATE NICKNAMES: A state's nickname, like any other nickname, is usually chosen based on a characteristic feature of the state itself. The chosen feature tends to differentiate one state from all the rest.


Visit Lake Havasu, Arizona during Spring Break.

Check out Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.  

See the Annual International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado.  

See Mackinac Island, Michigan for a uniquely carless experience.

Fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to visit beautiful Lake Hubbard, Michigan.


STATE CAPITALS

LARGEST CITIES: This page lists each state's largest city. In other words, the city in each state that contains the greatest number of people. The cities with the highest populations are not necessarily the cities with the biggest land areas, and are not necessarily state capitals.



Architecture

Early American Architecture 

Shipping Container Homes 


Top Roller Coasters


Interesting facts about the Empire State Building

Interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty 

Interesting facts about Willis Tower



Business (Entrepreneurship) 

Work From Home in All 50 States 

Free Printable Resume Formats

Factory Outlet Malls in Every State 

Professional Logo Quiz



Culinary Arts 


Chicken Recipes:

Beer Can Chicken: Also known as drunken chicken, this bird falls over when cooked, and is great fun to look at.

Bourbon Chicken: This popular recipe is a tangy Kentucky favorite, featuring plenty of the state of Kentucky's most well known natural resource. 

Chicken Fajitas: A popular Mexican dish prepared restaurant-style. Easy to make and fun to eat. Great with Guacamole and Salsa!

Chicken Marsala: This is an Italian favorite dinner recipe made with mushrooms and Marsala wine. A simple, elegant, five star meal. 

Chicken Parmesan: A popular favorite Italian poultry dish, baked and breaded with tangy tomato sauce and a combination of cheeses. Incredibly inexpensive and easy to make, not to mention delicious. 

Curry Chicken: A lively, popular poultry dish made with lean, boneless meat and flavored with classically familiar Indian spices. Americans on a budget often grab some breasd from a local Indian restaurant and then make Chicken Curry at home. 

Deep Fry Turkey: Deep-frying makes a comeback with this delectable Thanksgivin style feast. Surprisingly tender and juicy! 

Hawaiian Chicken: A sweet, satisfying dinner favorite featuring oven baked chicken with pineapples and sweet bell peppers. 

Jerk Chicken: A popular Caribbean favorite. Go easy on the Cayenne Pepper! For the faint of heart, this page also features a much less spicy Rotisserie Chicken recipe.

Orange Chicken: Tender boneless chicken pieces coated with orange glaze, cooked to perfection and served (if you like) over light, fluffy steamed white rice. 

Sesame Chicken: A spectacular Chinese dish featuring just a few simple ingredients. Great either cooked in baked chicken recipes or sauteed in a skillet. 

Smoked Chicken flavored with herbs and spices.

Teriyaki Chicken A traditional Japanese favorite.



Pork Recipes:

BAKED PORK CHOPS

PULLED PORK SANDWICHES

PORK TENDERLOIN

BARBECUE RIBS

BARBECUE SAUCE for RIBS


Beef Recipes:

THE FRANKENBURGER MONSTER

BEEF TENDERLOIN

BEEF STROGANOFF

ROAST BEEF

SHEPHERD'S PIE

CROCK POT CORNED BEEF

MORE CORNED BEEF

BEEF BRISKET

BEEF ENCHILADAS

BEEF STEW

HAMBURGER RECIPE

EASY MEATLOAF

GROUND BEEF RECIPES



Seafood Recipes:

ROASTED MONKFISH

BAKED SALMON

GRILLED TUNA


SALADS

7 Layer Salad Recipe: This versatile appetizer recipe is crispy cool visual delight.

Ambrosia Salad: This sweet, fruity recipe is a popular American summer favorite. 

Bean Salads:  Protein-rich lunch or side dish recipes, best when served warm. 

Chicken Salad:  This chicken salad recipe features fresh grapes and chopped celery.

Cold Pasta Salad:  A hearty side dish recipe that functions as a meal.

Egg Salad:  Great when made into cracker sandwiches, or served as a raw veggie dip. 

Green Salad:  Green salads are a fresh, lively start to any meal. 

Jello Salad:  This versatile recipe is served as an appetizer, side dish or dessert.

Ramen Noodle Salad:  A quick and easy lunch recipe. Elegant, inexpensive and delicious.


BREADS

Banana Bread 1: A very basic recipe that's always a treat.

Banana Bread 2: This soft, creamy variety is wonderful served warm with butter.

Ciabatta Bread: A soft, spongy Italian bread with a thin, crunchy crust.


SOUPS

Beef Barley Soup: This recipe is a great appetizer, but can also be served as a meal.

Lobster Bisque: A classy, creamy seafood dish, elegant when paired with the 7 Layer Salad recipe shown above.


DAIRY DISHES

Cheese Fondue: A warm cheese dipping sauce for breads, fruits and vegetables.

Deviled Eggs: An easy way to jazz up ordinary hard boiled eggs. 


VEGETARIAN DISHES

Roasted Vegetables

Grilled Corn: A perfect recipe for an outdoor summer barbecue party.

Grilled Vegetables: Served as a healthy side dish or a complete vegetarian meal.

Hummus: A Middle Eastern dip served with pita bread or raw veggie slices.

Cole Slaw: - A popular American favorite.


POTATO DISHES

Scalloped Potatoes Cheesy and delicious with a baked brown topping.

Sweet Potato Fries Crunchy salted french fries with an unexpected sweetness.

Twice Baked Potatoes A smooth, creamy recipe with chives and two cheeses


Other Popular Recipes:

Pizza!

African Cuisine 

Egg Rolls: The classic Chinese recipe we all know and love.


More Recipes

Side Dishes

Dessert Recipes

Holiday Appetizers 


Traditional Recipes From Every State



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Economics

The Federal Cost of Living Index gives a measure of living expenses by state, as compared to other states, and to the national average. This page also provides helpful info on average housing costs in every U.S. state. 

Income Tax in Every State provides a list of income tax rates by state. 

Sales Tax shows the basic sales tax rate by state.

Personal Income by State shows your state's minimum wage and other income demographics. 

Poverty Stats provides a list of the percentage of people in each state who are said to be living below the poverty line. 

Unemployment gives current unemployment statistics for every U.S. state.


Education 

Free Online High School Diploma.

How To Earn a Bachelors Degree.

Learn Medical Transcription Online

Four-Year Degree Programs in Acting: Performing Arts Universities listed by state

Online Colleges and American Universities: Accredited Universities throughout the United States. Includes campus locations, photos, phone numbers and online degree programs.

Science Adventures: Science museums, listed by state. Also included are some handy science project ideas for your next science fair. 

Smart States: A ranking of states by the quality of each state's elementary level education. 

Libraries in America


Fashion Design

Free Fashion Designs 

EVERY BODY, EVERY WEAR: The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion and Style


Foreign Languages 

Afrikaans to English / English to Afrikaans translation.

Chinese to English / English to Chinese translation.  

Danish to English / English to Danish translation.

Dutch to English / English to Dutch translation.

Esperanto to English / English to Esperanto translation.

Finnish to English / English to Finnish translation.

French to English / English to French translation.

German to English / English to German translation.

Greek to English / English to Greek translation.

Hungarian to English / English to Hungarian translation.

Indonesian to English / English to Indonesian translation.

Italian to English / English to Italian translation.

Korean to English / English to Korean translation.

Latin to English / English to Latin translation.

Malay to English / English to Malay translation.

Polish to English / English to Polish translation.

Punjabi to English / English to Punjabi translation.

Romanian to English / English to Romanian translation.

Russian to English / English to Russian translation.

Somali to English / English to Somali translation.

Spanish to English / English to Spanish translation.

Tagalog to English / English to Tagalog translation.

Tamil to English / English to Tamil translation.

Telugu to English / English to Telugu translation.

Thai to English / English to Thai translation.

Turkish to English / English to Turkish translation.

Ukrainian to English / English to Ukrainian translation.

Vietnamese to English / English to Vietnamese translation.


Chinese Symbols for States 



Geography


Geography FAQ:

What is geography?  

In what hemisphere is the United States located? 

What is the largest state in America? 

What is the smallest state in America? 

Where is the Grand Canyon? 


Where can I find a printable map? 



STATE MAPS


Miscellaneous U.S. Geography: 

Area Codes Lookup 

Zip Code List 

United States Postal Service (USPS)


Area Measurements 

Miles Between Cities 


Farmland 

Crops 

Minerals 

Energy 


Natural Wonders of the United States

US Geography Quiz (State Photos)



Health

Low Carb Foods 

List of Fruits and Their Sugar Content

List of Citrus Fruits


Weight - A healthy weight chart showing a range of acceptable weights for different heights and genders. The page also links to useful nutritional info for all kinds of food.


Blood Sugar  A very basic way to figure out if or not you should see a doctor about your blood sugar levels. Other nutritional info is also included here.


Blood Pressure  A way to evaluate your blood pressure measurements using a handy printable chart. Also see tips on how to keep blood pressure levels under control. 


How to Relieve Knee Pain


Math

Math A collection of math problems for practicing the art of subtraction. These problems are especially appropriate for a first or second grade learning level. Answer key included.

Math A collection of multiplication problems featuring three-digit numbers multiplied by single-digit numbers. Answer key also provided.

Math  Free printable worksheets of slightly more difficult multiplication problems. These teacher worksheets feature double-digit numbers. An answer key is also provided.

Math  Free printable fractions worksheet for beginners. Answer key is provided.

Math  Fraction worksheets that are slightly harder. A printable answer key is included.


Multiplication Table  Free printable multiplication table.


Metric Conversions  Unit measurement conversions from inches to centimeters, miles to kilometers, pounds to kilos, and more.


Politics

American Citizenship

Political Cartoons 

State Governors

State Senators 


Quizzes

U.S. Photo Quiz (Name that State)

U.S. City Quiz (Name That Downtown)

US Geography Quiz (State Maps) 

Logo Quiz 


Sciences 

Best Science Museums

Science FAQ:

What is the tallest type of tree on earth?

How Do Hurricanes Form? 


Visual Arts

How to Draw a Rose

How to Draw Flames

Tattoo Art 


Gallery of 19th Century American Art

Gallery of United States Regional Art, featuring paintings by fine artists from every state. 


How to Make a 3D Paper Chess Set

How to Make Origami

Free Printable Tarot Deck 



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online classes in every state

Here is a list of free online classes for public grade school and public high school diplomas in every state. These online classes are officially part of each state's public school system. Public school online classes cover the same materials as the classroom learning format, but with online classes you get to work at your own pace. Online learning of this type is best used in conjunction with other home schooling activities. 


Online Classes in Public School Systems


Alabama            Access Virtual Learning           accessdl.state.al.us       

Alaska               Anchorage School District       asdk12.org

Arizona              Arizona Virtual Academy         azva.k12.com

Arkansas           Arkansas Virtual Academy       arva.k12.com

California           California Virtual Academies    cava.k12.com

Colorado            Denver Public School Online    online.dpsk12.org

Connecticut        CT Virtual Learning Center      ctvirtuallearning.org

Delaware           Griggs International Academy  griggs.edu

Florida               Miami Dade Online                  k12.com/miamidade       

Georgia             Georgia Cyber Academy           gca.k12.com

Hawaii               Connections Charter School      connectionscharterschool.org         

Idaho                Idaho Virtual Academy             idva.k12.com

Illinois               Chicago Virtual Charter School  cvcs.k12.com

Indiana              Indiana Virtual Charter School  invcs.org

Iowa                  Iowa Virtual Academy              iava.k12.com

Kansas               Kansas Online Learning           kansasonlinelearning.org

Kentucky            currently no public online schools, however private online schools are available. 

Louisiana            Louisiana Virtual School          louisianavirtualschool.net

Maine                 Maine Virtual Academy           miva.k12.com

Maryland            Maryland Virtual Academy       mdva.k12.com

Massachusetts                                                 doe.mass.edu/odl/free-activities.html

Michigan     Michigan Virtual Charter Academy   mvca.k12.com

Minnesota           MN Virtual Academy               mnva.k12.com

Mississippi      Mississippi Virtual Public School    connectionsacademy.com/mississippi-school

Missouri    Missouri Virtual Instruction Program   movip.org

Montana             Montana Virtual Academy        mtva.k12.com

Nebraska            Nebraska Virtual Academy       neva.k12.com

Nevada               Nevada Virtual Academy         nvva.k12.com

New Hampshire   NH Virtual Academy               nhva.k12.com

New Jersey         New Jersey Virtual School       njvs.org

New Mexico        NM Virtual Academy               nmva.k12.com

New York           K12 International Academy      icademy.com

North Carolina    NC Virtual Public School          ncvps.org

North Dakota      ND Virtual Academy               ndva.k12.com

Ohio                  Ohio Virtual Academy             ohva.k12.com

Oklahoma          Oklahoma Virtual High School  oklahomavirtualhighschool.com

Oregon              Oregon Virtual Academy          orva.k12.com

Pennsylvania      PA Virtual Charter School        pavcsk12.org

Rhode Island      RI Virtual Academy                 riva.k12.com

South Carolina   SC Virtual Charter School         scvcs.k12.com

South Dakota  

        Black Hills Online Learning Community      bholc.org

Tennessee         Tennessee Virtual Academy      tnva.k12.com

Texas                TX Virtual School Network        txvsn.org

Utah                  Utah Virtual Academy              utva.k12.com

Vermont            Vermont Virtual Academy         vtva.k12.com

Virginia              Virginia Virtual Academy          vava.k12.com

Washington        WA Virtual Academies              wava.k12.com

West Virginia      WV Virtual Academy                wvva.k12.com

Wisconsin           Wisconsin Virtual Academy       wiva.k12.com

Wyoming            Wyoming Virtual Academy        wyva.k12.com


Accreditation for online schools

Online classes are considered part of most public school districts, just as a brick and mortar school are. Online public schools are accredited by any of the following associations, among others: 


New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont


Advance ED


Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

  • Delaware
  • DC
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

  • California
  • Hawaii


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington





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