Homeschool Resources at CCPL

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  Homeschool Resources at CCPL

Here you’ll find a collection of homeschool resources located at the Cass County Public Library.


▶︎ Library Databases — Research and Homework Help

For a more expansive list of library databases that homeschoolers can utilize for students of all ages, check the homework help sections of the Kids and Teens pages, as well as the Online Resources, and Learning from Home pages of the library website.


                           Grades        Database and Description   
Start Now1-12+Learning Express School Center

The Learning Express School Center provides access to tutorials, practice tests, ebooks, and articles organized by grade-level and subject. This database also offers a wide variety of resources for career preparation, high school equivalency, college admissions test preparation, adult core skills, computer skills, and resume and cover letter builders.
Search Now 1-5Primary Search

This database provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Search Now 6-12Explora for Public Libraries

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Search Now 1-5Explora — Elementary School

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in elementary school in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Search Now 6-8Explora — Middle School

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in middle school in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Search Now 9-12Explora — High School

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in high school in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Access Now 6-9Science Flix

Enhance your understanding of science concepts and ideas through this interactive, engaging resource! Find articles, videos, hands-on project ideas, and so much more. This resource has features to improve comprehension by allowing users to adjust text difficulty, look up words, and hear text read aloud.

Note for teachers and parents: lesson plans and quizzes are available to gauge student learning.
Access Now 6-9Freedom Flix

Find out more about the people, places, and events that have shaped our world through articles, videos, primary sources, and vetted web links. This resource includes credible, accurate, age-appropriate content perfect for youth looking to learn more about history and government.


Note for teachers and parents: project ideas and games offer more opportunities to engage students.
Search Now 1-5Non-Fiction Book Collection — Elementary School

Searchable collections of non-fiction reference books on a wide range of subjects for elementary school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Search Now 6-8Non-Fiction Book Collection — Middle School

Searchable collections of non-fiction reference books on a wide range of subjects for middle school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Search Now 9-12Non-Fiction Book Collection — High School

Searchable collections of non-fiction reference books on a wide range of subjects for high school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Search Now 9-12MAS Ultra – School Edition

This database is designed specifically for high school students and contains articles from nearly 500 popular high school magazines. There are also over 85,000 biographies, 107,000+ primary source documents, 360+ reference books, and 592,000 photos.
Search Now 6-12MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Search Now 6-12Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Search Now 9-12Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 scholarly journals have PDF images dating back to 1985
Search Now 9-12GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records.

▶︎ Resources in the Library Catalog

Here you'll find titles available in the library catalog covering topics like homeschooling, childhood development, parenting, and more. Click on a book cover or the Catalog button to view the title in Evergreen and place a hold.


Homeschooling: You Can Do It! Place a Hold Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started Place a Hold The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child Place a Hold Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick-Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in 2 Weeks Place a Hold Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners Place a Hold
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life Place a Hold Homeschooling for the Rest of Us: How Your One-of-a-Kind Family Can Make Homeschooling and Real Life Work Place a Hold Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self Discovery Place a Hold Homeschooling: Opposing Viewpoints Place a Hold The Everything Homeschooling Book: Take Charge of Your Child's Education Place a Hold
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School Place a Hold The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities Place a Hold The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers Place a Hold Games with Books: 28 of the Best Children's Books and How to Use Them to Help Your Child Learn, from Preschool to Third Grade Place a Hold 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Each Child's Learning Style Place a Hold
Home Education Place a Hold  For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School Place a Hold The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home Place a Hold Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World Place a Hold Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom Place a Hold
Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education Place a Hold The Unexpected Homeschooler: Anxiety and the Gifted Child Place a Hold The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education Place a Hold Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects that Matter Most Place a Hold Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence Place a Hold
The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling Place a Hold Homeschool Gone Wild: Inspired Learning Through Living Place a Hold Help! I'm Homeschooling: Helpful Habits for the Heart of Homeschooling Place a Hold The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids Place a Hold Place a Hold
Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World Place a Hold How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Place a Hold The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind Place a Hold Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting Place a Hold How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success Place a Hold
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too Place a Hold The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being Place a Hold Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less Place a Hold The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed Place a Hold Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs Place a Hold

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