Military home school resources
Apologia - Curriculum discount
In honor of their service to our country, Apologia happily extends a discount of 35% to military families (both active and reserve) that may be applied to any of the books we publish as well as CD and DVD items.*
To apply for a military discount, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your military email address (ending in .mil). In this email, please indicate (if possible) where you are serving and what materials you are interested in receiving with the discount.
Home School Association for Military Families
If you are a military family homeschooling your children, being a part of HSAMF is an excellent way to support your family and stay connected to others who know exactly what it is like to be in your shoes.
We are a community of military homeschooling families working to bring community, resources, and support to each other, around the world. Our mission is clear and our vision is large. Together we are seeing the fruits of our labor as we connect with Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine families both active duty, retired, and reserve.
HSAMF would love to partner with your family to help make your homeschooling journey a fun and rewarding adventure.
We are here to serve you!
Homeschool Foundation Military Fund
The Home School Foundation's Military Fund assists military homeschool families who are struggling financially to meet their children’s educational needs.
Families where one or both parents are active, disabled, or retired from any branch of the military are encouraged to apply. Curriculum scholarships are given based on financial need and the availability of funds.
If you are a military family that is struggling financially, feel free to get in touch with us to see if you are eligible. Or if you know a military homeschool family, please tell them about this new fund.
Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
Homeschooling resources for military families (Military OneSource)
Home schooling means that you, as parents, assume responsibility for directing your child's education and use your home as the base for that education instead of a traditional public or independent school. Home schooling may appeal to some military families who are concerned that frequent moves and new school systems might disrupt their children's education. If you are thinking about educating your child at home or have already made the decision, the information here will help guide you to support and resources.
The Military Homeschooler
Serving homeschoolers in the United States, and around the world.
Johns Hopkins University Military Child Initiative
The Military Child Initiative will assist public schools to improve the quality of education for highly mobile and vulnerable young people with a special focus on military children and their families by providing national, state and local education agencies, as well as schools, parents and health, child welfare, juvenile justice and educational professionals with information, tools and services that enhance school success.
Military Family Research Institute - How deployment affects military families; downloadable resources for teachers, parents and military spouses
Due to recent increases in military member deployment, MFRI has begun a special collection of resources focusing on this topic. Several of our resources focus specifically on deployment and how it affects military families. Other resources are targeted more toward helping children deal with war, terrorism, and a parent being away from home due to a deployment. Has downloadable resources for teachers, parents, and military spouses. Also has downloadable resources for what to expect when a deployed service member returns home.
Military Impacted Schools Association
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.
Formed in 1986, MISA works on funding (Impact Aid), legislation, partnerships and programs for military families on the move. MISA conducts workshops for educators and provides resources on connectedness, building resilience, military life, transition, and deployment.
Education is an important quality of life program for military families. MISA partners with the Department of Defense Education Activity, National Military Family Association, and military leaders to ensure that all military children are afforded a quality education. MISA works with local school districts and commanders to highlight best practices and partnerships that can further meet the needs of military families.
Parents as Teachers Heroes at Home Program - Parent education and family support for young military families
Military families are increasingly impacted by repeat deployment, demands at home and the stress of being away. This program brings professional parenting support and child development information right to the homes of these young families.
Parents as Teachers is the umbrella under which all programs offering Parents as Teachers services in the United States and abroad operate. The National Center provides these agencies not only with curriculum and training, but also scientific-based research, evaluation and continuous quality improvement efforts.
You, as the professional, are the most important contact that families have with Parents as Teachers. This site for professionals was designed to serve you in that capacity. These resources were designed for program supervisors, parent educators, school counselors, health care professionals, social workers, child care providers, early childhood workers and other professionals working with young children and their families.
You will find links to available resources and more. If you are a certified program supervisor or parent educator, you can also log into your own web portal here (web portal login). This is where you can view information about yourself and your program and find tools to help you with quality implementation and evaluation.
The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University
How to Help Series
How to Help Military and Veteran Families is a series of publications that offer valuable information to various audiences to help them assist and support members of the military, veterans and their families. Each issue provides evidence-based guidance on how a particular group can help, with short, practical suggestions and links that point to additional resources. Each issue has been carefully reviewed both by subject matter experts and military family support organizations. Web-friendly and printer-friendly.
The series is the result of a joint effort between the Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and the National Military Family Association.
Here are some resources for teachers, home school parents and others who want to teach children about the military. Includes various branches of the military, Memorial Day, Remembrance Day and Veterans Day.
S&S Learning Materials
Since the end of World War II, the United Nations has sent peacekeeping forces to many areas in the world, to help maintain peace and order. Canada's military, as peacekeepers, has been very involved in missions that took place at the Suez Canal, Cyprus, the Congo, Rwanda and Afghanistan. Many Canadian military personnel have lost their lives during these events and many have suffered traumatic experiences.
Lest We Forget
S&S Learning Materials
What importance does the War Memorial have, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Peace Tower, the poppy? Learn about these symbols and their history, and the significance they have in relation to Remembrance Day in this information packed resource. 79 activities, 80 pages.
Remembrance Day Gr. 1-3
S&S Learning Materials
Help your students understand the significance of Remembrance Day and develop an awareness of it's ceremonies. Activities for all levels in the primary grades. Some teacher directed activities. 50 activities, 80 pages.
Remembrance Day plays
S&S Learning Materials
Theatre is a powerful teaching and learning tool. The historical plays in this resource contain age appropriate content that can be used to engage children in the stories of the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs that Canadians of all walks of life endured in the dart and dangerous days of wartime. These five plays include scenes both at the home front and overseas which incorporate real events, names, and places to engage both the audience and the participants in historical thinking. A double-use Rubric and Teacher's Guide are included. Commemorate Remembrance Day with one.
Remembrance Day poems
Veterans Week colouring pages and crafts
Veterans Affairs Canada - Kids' Zone
Veterans Week colouring sheets in pdf format. Other crafts: make a wreath, Izzy doll, Origami peace cranes.
Why Wear a Poppy?
S&S Learning Materials
Help your students recognize the sacrifice made by thousands of Canadians during the wars and give them a better understanding of Remembrance Day; 27 activities.
Exploring American Veterans (Memorial Day, Veterans Day)
United States Mint
Veterans Day and Memorial Day are excellent times to introduce your students to the important role that the military has played in our country's past and the freedoms that they will continue to protect in the future. Use the resources listed on this website to bring each of these special days into your classroom.
Memorial Day - A Day of Remembering
Homeschool Learning Network
Monday May 27, 2002, is Memorial Day, a day the United States has set aside to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in the service of their country. As you prepare to observe this important day with your children, help them understand the solemnity of the observance with these lessons, designed to highlight the history of this country's wars, and the debt we owe those who died during the last 227 years protecting our freedom.
Lesson Plans Include:
The History and Meaning of Memorial Day (Grades K-12)
The United States at War (Grades 6-12)
Our Nation's Heroes (Grades 6-12)
Memorials and Monuments (Grades K-12)
Patriotic Music (Grades 6-12)
Americans Who Died (Grades K-8)
Women at War (Grades 6-12)
Does the Date Matter? (Grades 3-12)
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Memorial Day - Memorial Day Minibooks
Learn all about the history of Memorial day as you complete these twelve minibooks. Minibooks can then be added to your notebook pages or used to create a lapbook.
Memorial Day - Memorial Day Mini Study
The Whole Word Publishing
Have fun learning about Memorial Day.
In this mini study you will learn all about Memorial Day.
In this mini study pack you also get: Copywork in seven fonts, optional lapbook cover and booklets for putting together your own lapbook, optional questions and one coloring page.
Memorial Day - Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt
Kids can do an online scavenger hunt that helps them learn about the history of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day - Memorial Day Worksheets for Kids
Teaching Resources Classroom Jr
As I was putting together these Memorial Day printables, I realized I didn’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It turns out that Veterans Day was established to as a way to primarily thank living military veterans. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in service to their country, particularly those who died in battle.
Memorial Day - National Memorial Day Concert
For more than 20 years, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with the annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The multi award-winning event will air live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions... more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
Memorial Day - Our Country's Holidays: Memorial Day (bilingual)
Gareth Stevens Inc.
This bilingual series is ideal for English Language Learners. It supports a key topic in the early social studies curriculum- our nation's holidays- and provides students with an introduction to United States history. Using lively, full-color photographs and easy-to-read text, each title explores a different holiday and explains why it is significant. Beginning readers will also learn how the holidays they celebrate in their families and communities are observed across the nation.
Memorial Day - Our Heroes: Memorial Day Math & Literacy Fun
This includes a full size Fact Reader that has Literacy and Math Activities that create a Booklet for each student to have. There are Writing activities, a Poetry Activity, A Mystery Phrase Math Activity, two brainstorming activities, several art activities, and a post card writing activity!
September 11 - Remember 9/11 Mini Study
The Whole Word Publishing
Remember September 11, 2001. This mini study takes you through the events of 9/11. This study was made to make it easy to teach this important event in our nations recent history. This study comes with optional questions and three coloring pages.
September 11 - September 11, 2001 Lapbook
Hands of a Child
“Where were you when the world stopped turnin’ that September day?” ~Alan Jackson
Learn about the three flights that were hijacked, the history of the World Trade Center, the disaster sites, and how the heroes and victims of that tragic day are memorialized. This 88-page Project Pack includes a 12-page Research Guide and 21 hands-on activities to help your student learn about September 11, 2001.
Live and Learn Press
We are blessed to be citizens of the United States of America. Our freedoms have been hard-won, in many cases defended to the death by members of our armed services. Veterans Day is a special day in the lives of Americans because it is set aside to honor the men and women who have fought for the freedoms we hold so dear. This project will serve as a basic introduction to the whys and wherefores of Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Mini Study
The Whole Word Pubishing
Veterans Day! Sometimes this day is overlooked because of the hussle and bussle of the Thanksgiving holiday but don't forget about it on November 11th! This mini study will make it easy for your children to learn about Veterans day. In this study you will learn all about Veterans Day. This study includes information on Taps, comes with cards and pocket of America's wars, a bonus section about how Disney helped in World War II, copywork in seven fonts, optional questions, a maze and coloring pages.
Veterans Day - The Poppy Lady
A professional CCSS Annotated Discussion and Activity Guide for The Poppy Lady is now available. You may download a PDF file.
Veterans Day Word Search
Veterans Day Worksheets
Teaching Resources Classroom Jr
This holiday provides such an excellent opportunity to discuss our constitution and the freedoms our children might take for granted, while honoring those who have fought and lost their lives to protect them. Visit this LINK for coloring pages.
Air Force - Discovery Hangar for Kids
National Museum of the USAF
Learn about aviation and the U.S. Air Force in our online Discovery Hangar!
Air Force - United States Air Force Lapbook
Hands of a Child
Teachers and Homeschool parents love our high-interest, hands-on curriculum including Lapbook Project Packs, Notebooking Packs and Thematic Unit Study Packs. With this unit study you will be able to teach your middle school and high school classroom all about The United States Air Force.The United States Air Force is a branch of the U.S. armed forces. Formed in 1947 from the Army Air Corps, the Air Force is responsible for conducting military operations in air and space. Your student can complete an educational lapbook about the organization, history, mission, people, aircraft and weapons, training, uniforms, awards and more of the United States Air Force. The 69-page United States Air Force Project Pack contains a 15-page Research Guide and 23 hands-on activities to help your student learn more about flying off “into the wild blue yonder.”
Army - The Army Goes Rolling Along
Army - United States Army (History Scribe)
Enjoy the study of the United States Army with this special History Scribe in a new series about the American Military Forces. Help with your timeline studies. Includes over 30 pages to illustrate and narrate. All History Scribe Books include a couple blank pages for any special topics you'd like to cover.
Beginning of the U.S. Army
War of Independence
During the Civil War
From Post-Civil War
During the World Wars
During the Korean War
During the Vietnam War
Desert Storm & Iraq Wars
Army Rank Insignia
M2 Bradley Fight Vehicle
Army M16 Assault Rifle
Army M60 Machine Gun
Army 9 MM Beretta
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Fort Benning, Georgia
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
General George S. Patton
Sergeant Alvin York
Audie Leon Murphy
Super Cobra Helicopter
Black Hawk Helicopter
Apache Attack Helicopter
Bunker Defeat Munition
Someone I Know
Army - United States Army 1st Infantry Division: The Big Red One Lapbook
Hands of a Child
Teachers and Homeschool parents love our high-interest, hands-on curriculum including Lapbook Project Packs, Notebooking Packs and Thematic Unit Study Packs. With this unit study you will be able to teach your elementary, middle school and high school classroom all about the U.S. Army. The 1st Infantry Division of the United States, also called “The Big Red One,” is the oldest division of the United States Army. In continuous service to the United States since 1917, The Big Red One was named after its shoulder patch. Your student can complete a lapbook about The Big Red One with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 58-page pack includes a 16-page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities about the mission, history, conflicts and wars, the patch, 1st Infantry Division band, song, monuments, and a brief biography of Colonel Robert R. McCormick.Help your students create an educational Lapbook while using our planning guide and answer key to make your lesson planning a breeze!
Marine Corps - United States Marine Corps (History Scribe)
Enjoy the study of the United States Marine Corps with this special History Scribe in a new series about the American Military Forces. Help with your timeline studies. Includes over 30 pages to illustrate and narrate. All History Scribe Books include a couple blank pages for any special topics you'd like to cover.
The Beginning of the USMC
The Marines during the War of 1812
Mexican War to the Civil War
Spanish-American War to the Present
Marine Corps Rank Insignia
Marine Corps Units
Marine Corps Emblem
Marine Amphibious Vehicle
Marine Heavy Artillery
Marine Special Forces
Marine Corps Assault Rifle
Marine Corps Machine Guns
Marine Corps Side Arms
Marine Corps Mascot
Paris Island, South Carolina
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Camp Pendleton, California
General Alexander Archer Vandegrift
Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone
Lt. General Lewis Burwell Puller
Lt. Colonel Oliver North
AH-1W Super Cobra
CH-46E Sea Knight
CH-53E Super Stallion
United States Marine Band
Marine Corps - United States Marines (Happy Scribe Copybook)
If you want your children to have beautiful handwriting, then they need to practice! However, so many handwriting copybooks offer boring, worn-out sayings that do not interest most children today! How about combining your children's interests and studies into their handwriting drills to make them fun and exciting? Happy Scribe Copybooks are just the answer!
Twenty themed handwriting exercises in three different handwriting scripts. A month of exciting copybook handwriting exercises for your own little Scribes!
The simple handwriting sayings are all about the Marines... a great way to honor friends and family that are serving in our country's military forces... Lots of fun facts and information on the service.
Navy - Think Quest
Navy - United States Navy (History Scribe)
History Scribe helps your children to LOVE history studies. Children learn as they draw and write history...your children bring history alive with their own creative hands!
Learn all about our U.S. Navy and the special people that make it all that it is. Weapons, machinery, famous sailors, special events and much more!
Help with your U.S. History studies. Includes over 40 pages to illustrate and narrate. All History Scribe Books include a couple blank pages for any special topics you'd like to cover.
The Beginning of the Navy
War of 1812
The Civil War
Spanish-America War to World War II
Cold War to the Present
BGM-109 Tomahawk Missile
Naval Special Warfare Command
John Paul Jones
Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
Naval Submarine Base: New London
Naval Base: Coronado, CA
Naval Base: Norfolk, VA
San Diego Naval Station
Mark 46 Torpedo
AEGIS Combat System
Mark 45- 5", 54-caliber lightweight gun
Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS)
Someone I Know
Navy - United States Navy Lapbook
Hands of a Child
Anchors Aweigh! Find out about one of the exciting branches of the U.S. Military in The United States Navy Project Pack. This 96-page Project Pack has all the tools you need to learn about U.S. naval history, Special Forces, ranks and much more! This Project Pack includes a 19-page Research Guide and 24-hands on activities.
Military - Deployment... It's Not a Game
Operation Military Kids
Iowa's Speak out for Military Kids youth created "Deployment: It's Not a Game" to increase awareness about the deployment cycle. As players move through the game, it serves as a tool to get them thinking and talking about the impact of deployment on military kids and families. Players are encouraged to identify issues military kids face during deployment, to reflect on how they might act in similar situations and to discuss how their school, community or organization might develop a plan to support military kids and families experiencing deployment.
Military - Medal of Honor Coloring Book
Home of Heroes
The Medal Of Honor Coloring Book is an exciting new Home Of Heroes feature we have been working on for several months now. In all, more than 50 pages of coloring fun will soon be available. If this is your first visit, you will want to print our beautiful cover, title page, and even the pages you have already missed. Then, drop back by each week for new pages to add to your collection. When you are finished, you will have an attractive history of some our our country's greatest heroes, all in the living colors that YOU provide yourself.
Military - United States Armed Forces Mini Unit/Lapbook
Creative Learning Connection
There have been at least four generations of military in my family, and at least three generations on my husband's side, including our daughter, who recently joined the U.S. Marines.
This mini unit/lapbook is dedicated to the honor of all those who have served, and who are currently serving, in the U.S. military. It contains 4 cards for each of the 5 branches, as well as several other military pictures, and a brief timeline of the military. It could easily be used for a lapbook (no directions are included for that), for notebook pages, or just a mini unit on the Armed Forces of the United States.
Military - United States Military Armed Forces Combo (History Scribe)
Children learn as they draw and write history...your children bring history alive with their own creative hands!
And one of the best ways to experience History Scribe is through our combo-packs! Get several of our popular E-Books together in one combination. Economical and a great way to cover all the resource needs for one historical period.
Our US Military Forces Combo offers 4 books for your home school.This combo includes:
Also you get a bonus book, A Happy Scribe Copybook with on Military Forces - 20 different writing copywork pages in 3 different handwriting fonts all with a military slant! Great for little boy reluctant writers!
Military - United States Military! Mini Helper
A homeschool bits Freebie!
Facts about the five U.S. Military active-duty Services and their respective Guard and Reserve units. This is just a quick mini helper to learn a few facts about the U.S Military. 6 pages.
Military - WannaBe Series - When I grow up, I want to be IN THE MILITARY
The Old Schoolhouse
Do you know the Air Force, Sailor's and Soldier's Creeds?
Who are the Thunderbirds, and what military branch are they in?
What is Military time and how does it work?
Learn the answers to these questions and much, much more as you pore
through the pages of the exciting, activity-packed E-Book . . .
When I Grow Up, I Want To Be . . . In the Military
Your kids will be captivated by this E-Book! Take a look at some of the interesting topics included:
Discover fun and interesting facts about the different branches of the military.
- Learn about staying faithful to God in the military.
- Meet Staff Sergeant Charles Lawson and hear him describe his job in his own words.
- Examine the pay scale for Military personnel according to rank.
- Learn what it takes to become a member of the military.
- Find out what life is like for a military wife.
- Find out what military personnel promise when they recite their creed.
- Discover some of the interesting jobs available in the military.
- But that's only the beginning!