Website resources for home school families abound

"For parents looking to continue their students’ education by making the transition to home schooling, during the statewide school closures, there are a plethora of online sites offering free lesson plans, courses and books to help ease the way. Here are 11 of the best websites Valley News found currently offering free access to parents and students.

According to its website, Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free e-pub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. Readers will find the world’s great literature at, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the e-books, for enjoyment and education. The site is completely free for use by readers though the site does take donations.

Designed for teachers to supplement and inspire their classrooms, explore themes in American history and self-government through the study of original historical documents at

Offering online resources, interactive activities quizzes and lessons in everything from science and social studies to art and engineering, parents can turn any room into a classroom with Brain Pop," …