Are you looking for some great new programs and products to add to your homeschool? Then, this is the Guide for you. Or are you looking for a great vacation or field trip site in the Southeast? Both are in this Guide.


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AMERICAN VILLAGE, P.O. Box 6, Montevallo, AL 35115, (205) 665-3535 x 1062, Our young people cannot safeguard what they do not cherish. And they cannot cherish what they do not know. Take your students on one of the most important field trips of their lives. Experience the stories of America’s journey for independence, liberty and self-government. Step into the scene as dramatic events unfold during America’s revolutionary decision to declare its independence. Become active participants in “Securing the Blessings of Liberty” and leave with a better foundation for good citizenship. More than a field trip, the American Village educational programs are tied directly to objectives in state courses of study in history, citizenship (civics) and government, as well as graduation standards. Unique in its mission to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government through citizenship education, the American Village is an educational experience like no other!

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-814-4000, 

BUTTONWOOD BOOKS – NATIONAL PARK MYSTERIES, 517, 887,8232, The nine-book series is written with the purpose if opening up the world of our National Parks. Each location is known for its best feature, be it historical or geographical, so those facts are woven through each engaging plot. There is an appendix at the back of the book with facts about the Park, the State in which it is located, important people, comping recipes and a coded message as to where the Cooper twins are going next. The books are biblical worldview and safe-reading for all ages. The main characters are real homeschool twins from Lansing, MI, who are now visiting National Parks, too.

CALCULADDER AND LEARNING VITAMINS SERIES, School Made Simple, Newton, KS 67114. The Learning Vitamins™ Drill Series – CalcuLadder™, ReadyWriter™, AlphaBetter™, and SanctFinder™ – were written by Dr. Edwin Myers, homeschool father of twelve and real-life rocket scientist!  These amazing drills build speed and accuracy, and have been homeschoolers’ favorite for 39 years!  You can start them anytime of the school year or summer to supplement any curriculum in any grade. Today, over a million students worldwide have used the Learning Vitamins! CalcuLadder Math Drills turn finger-counters into number-crunchers! ReadyWriter Penmanship Drills turn sloppy scrawlers into skillful scribes! AlphaBetter Drills for dictionary skills change lookups from fright to fun! SanctiFinder Bible Book Drills make Scripture-searching fumble-free! Get your FREE Sample Pak today at:

CHARLESTON COUNTY PARKS, 861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC    29412, 843-795-4386, Charleston County Parks in Charleston, SC feature a variety of ecosystems just waiting to be explored by young learners. The Homeschool in the Parks series teaches natural and cultural history through games, exploration and hands-on activities. Each program is led by a professional interpreter and highlights an ecosystem, animal, or culturally significant story in the parks.

COASTAL GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Ga 31522, 912-634-7095. The Coastal Georgia Historical Society operates the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and World War II Home Front Museum.

COMMON SENSE PRESS, 3121 Skyway Circle, Suite A, Melbourne, FL 32934, 321-419-8163, Common Sense Press has been publishing materials that are complete and require a minimum of planning since 1989. We believe that education is more than just getting the right answer on a multiple-choice test. Learning should be meaningful, comprehensive, and stimulating to the student. Try Learning Language Arts Through Literature, a comprehensive and effective language arts program. The integrated approach is easy to teach and will not over-burden your student or your schedule with busy work. In one lesson your student will learn grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing mechanics, and more based on a passage of real writing as a model. 

COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS – ARTS CENTER IN KINSTON, NC, 400 North Queen Street, Kinston, North Carolina 28501, (252) 527-2517. The Arts Center, is a beautifully renovated, handicap accessible, 30,000 sq. ft. historic building located in the heart of downtown Kinston. This cultural center offers residents, children, and visitors quality programming and continued development of the arts in and for our community and extended region. Along with providing a unique rental venue and diverse gift shop, the Arts Center offers classes; workshops; gallery exhibits; and fixed, revolving, and special events. CCA also has the largest public collection of 2D and 3D art in North Carolina, and we are the hub of the African American Music Trail, which encompasses eight (8) counties. The Arts Center is open to the public.

EASY GRAMMAR SYSTEMS, 7717 E. Greenway Road, Scottsdale, AZ 86260, 800-641-6015, Easy Grammar Systems is a leading publisher for grammar and writing curriculum for grades 1 – 12+.  Author Dr. Wanda Phillips has made learning grammar easy and enjoyable while ensuring that students achieve mastery. Concepts are presented with the most basic skill first, and skills build for ease in understanding.  Parents and teachers love the ideas and strategies that promote mastery.  It truly is “Easy to Teach . . . Easy to Learn . . . Easy to Remember!”

FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 352-846-2000.

HAGOOD MILL HISTORIC SITE, 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC  29671, 864-898-2936, Hagood Mill Historic Site is on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts one of the oldest waterwheel powered grist mills still in operation in South Carolina.  It is also the site of the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Center which features rock art pecked out of the boulder located by Hagood Creek.  The site offers monthly events on the third Saturday that include music, artisan vendors, living history demonstrators and more.  There are opportunities for field trips, guided and self-guided tours, an array of classes for all ages, in addition to Camp Hagood held in the summer and Camp Hagood Adult Edition held twice a year. 

HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM, 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, (305) 664-9737, 

HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, 256-830-4447 ext. 253, Huntsville Botanical Garden loves to provide opportunities for everyone to expand their knowledge of plants, the environment, and their place in nature. It is the place to be to make science come alive for your students. Students will discover the amazing world around them in our action-packed STEM education adventures. We offer programming all year long in the form of field trips, camps, classes and volunteer opportunities for youth with our Youth Volunteer Program. 

IVY KIDS KITS, (888) 549-0200, Ivy Kids creates book-inspired STEM kits for children ages 3-8. Every kit includes a highly rated children’s book plus over 12 fun and unique STEM activities inspired by the story. Some of our past book-inspired themes have included space, frog life cycles, rain forests, farm life, owls, and gardening. Ivy Kids kits encourage the development of math, literacy, science, engineering and art skills through hands-on play, exploration, and experimentation. Every Ivy Kids kit includes a new book, guided learning instructions, bookmark reading guide, story retelling accessories, board games, literacy activities, science fact boards, crafting materials, art projects, instructive toys, math manipulatives, science experiments, engineering challenges, and many more activities inspired by the book of the month. Everything you need to read, play, create and learn is included in the kit and conveniently delivered monthly!

MADAME TUSSAUDS, NASHVILLE, 515 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, 615-485-4867, Welcome to Madame Tussauds Nashville; world’s greatest wax museum where stars are born. We can’t wait to take you on a musical journey through time alongside a memorable cast of lyrical legends. Rock ‘N’ Roll with Elvis, wail out a tune with Jimi Hendrix, party with “Queen Bey” or take center stage with Reba and other country stars for a grand finale performance. We are located adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Conveniently located inside Opry Mills. Call us today and take advantage of student/youth group booking discounts. 

MCDOWELL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (MEC), 105 Delong Road, Nauvoo, AL 35578, 205-387-1806, The MEC offers a 3-day, 2-night field trip which includes 12 daytime class hours, 2 nighttime programs, meals, lodging, and 2 snacks a day. At the MEC students are taught by seeing nature up close; wading into a stream to catch macroinvertebrates, touching sandstone canyons on hikes, identifying trees using a dichotomous key, and solving group challenges with their teammates. For homeschool groups, we cater to students from second grade through high school and only require a minimum of 10 participants, including chaperones. If you have a smaller group, please contact our Conference Center for assistance with booking. 

MUSIK AT HOME, One Musik at Home Membership for the whole family offers unlimited access to hundreds of musical activities including piano lessons, singing games, imaginative musical stories and more to set your child on the path toward music literacy. With class series for Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Mixed Ages, Ages 4-7, Piano Lessons and Family Music for Christmas, participate anytime, anywhere on the web, mobile app, Amazon FireTV and AppleTV. Lyric books, workbooks, delightfully orchestrated CD’s/downloads and simple instruments are also available to go with each Musik at Home class series. Ukulele and percussion classes are available separately in the Musik at Home Academy. Claim the special offer for Homeschoolers Guide families at

PIA – School of Aviation Maintenance, 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122, 800-444-1440, Campuses also in South Carolina, Maryland, and Ohio. PIA – School of Aviation Maintenance takes pride in training students to become qualified aircraft technicians who find valuable careers within the aviation industry. The training at PIA emphasizes hands-on learning through projects that mirror the work students will complete as aviation technicians. Qualified faculty present thorough instruction as they blend their practical experience with new information and techniques. PIA’s Career Services Department helps students find their purpose by creating opportunities for students to explore career options throughout many stages of their training. PIA was ranked the #1 Two-Year Trade School by Forbes Magazine in 2018. PIA.EDU.

RIGHTSTART™ MATHEMATICS, 321 Hill Street, Hazelton, ND 58544, 1-701-782-2000,  Brief Description (around 100 words): Do you want a strong, comprehensive math program for your children? One that is easy to teach and one that gives the children the foundation they need for everyday living and for studying science in our technological world. Do you want your children to have a solid understanding and love for math? RightStart™ Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approach to elementary math. Fractions are approached with a linear perspective. Card games are used to learn concepts and strategies and to practice facts. The lessons guide the teacher day-by-day, helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics.

SACRED WAY SANCTUARY, 4409 County Road 200, Florence, Alabama 35633, 256-648-0582, Sacred Way Sanctuary is a research, education, and preservation facility dedicated to honoring the history of the horse in the Americas and its relationship with Native Nations. Our 100-acre wildlife preserve provides a safe haven for a rare breed of horse – the Ancient Horse of the Americas. Our Visitor’s Center offers the following: An Interpretive Center and Museum, which combines artifacts and cutting edge research to tell a remarkable story; a Trading Post, featuring high quality, authentic traditional arts and crafts; and an outdoor meeting and teaching space where students and families can learn about Native heritage of the area and Native history, in general. * Visitation of our preserve is limited to research and educational purposes to preserve the integrity of their habitat. 

SOAR SUMMER CAMP, 226 SOAR Lane, Balsam, NC 28707, 828.456.3435, For 45+ years, SOAR’s adventure and education programs have provided ADHD/LD youth with critical life skills and self-sufficiency, preparing them for life success by focusing on strengths and eliminating barriers. 

SPELLING POWER, Castlemoyle Books, 694 Main Street, PO Box 520, Pomeroy WA 99347, 509-843-5009, Spelling Power uses both research-proven systematic and functional approaches to build your student’s spelling skills. Pretests of high-frequency words, organized by spelling principles, help determine the words he needs to learn. Then, your student studies them using 10 multi-sensory steps. Spelling Power’s spirally organized approach includes six levels of built-in review. Spelling Power goes beyond mere memorization. Through its functional approach, your student also learns words misspelled in his own writing. Additional spelling power develops as they participate in hands-on skill-building activities. You only need one Spelling Power for your whole family and the new on-line tutorials make getting started quick and easy. 

STEAMsational,, Dallas, TX, STEAMsational (founded by a former homeschooling mom!) offers STEM lesson plans and teaching resources to build a firm STEM foundation to encourage a lifelong love of science in kids around the world.

THE FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1310 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208, (502) 635-5083, The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately supported historical society dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the significant history and culture of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley. The Filson’s operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our exhibition galleries and research library are open during these times. Schools and homeschool groups can visit the Filson for tours of the historic Ferguson mansion and exhibit galleries and take advantage of the library and collections for research purposes. Reservations for these tours are required. For more information: email or visit

THRIVE ACADEMICS, 818-927-2703, The transition from high school to adult life is a major one. How can you make sure that your student is well prepared for the leap? By accessing the right resources! Voyage is an interactive, online program that walks high school students through key skills they need to transition into adulthood well. Whether they are trying to figure out a career, exploring a college path, or simply seeking to learn adult life skills, Voyage has the tools and lessons to help equip them for their journey. With five interactive modules covering personal development, career planning, college planning, financial responsibility, and everyday life skills, Voyage is designed for self-paced, independent learning.

TROY UNIVERSITY’S ACCELERATE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM, 111 Adams Administration Building, Troy, Alabama 36082, 334-670-3178, Attn: KeLeigh Pritchett: TROY’s ACCELERATE students enjoy the advantages of earning college credit while still in high school. Since all courses are completed entirely online, this program is flexible enough to fit into any busy schedule and offers a multitude of benefits for schools, students and families. The dual enrollment courses available through ACCELERATE are designed to transfer to any college or university. They can be used to satisfy the general education core requirement at the freshman or sophomore level of college. Our Accelerated Dual Enrollment courses are offered at an extremely discounted rate!  Accelerate courses are offered at $145 per credit hour compared to the traditional rate of $388 per credit hour. students.html?campaign=10205183455&content=542786629897&keyword=troy%20dual%20enrollment&adgroup=102818458075&location=9012811&adposition=&placement=&network=g&campaign=10205183455&content=542786629897&keyword=troy%20dual%20enrollment&adgroup=102818458075&location=9012811&adposition=&placement=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjw6raYBhB7EiwABge5Km_AUzziHM4Tc2cXUvmrSGpWOdVHbtzOhddjTohMER8g1tQ-NnkWqxoCVa4QAvD_BwE#Steps_to_Apply

VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS, 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami Fl. 33129, 305-250-9133, 


WORLD HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA, World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization publishing the world’s most read history encyclopedia. Its mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Every submission to the encyclopedia is carefully reviewed by its editorial team to ensure that only the highest quality content is published. The publication follows academic standards, but it is written in an easy-to-read manner with students and the general public in mind. As a result, World History Encyclopedia is recommended by many educational institutions, including Oxford University, Common Sense Education, and MERLOT II (California State University).