One of the biggest lessons that we have learned, from our own trial and error and tips from others, is to not make things more difficult than necessary. Below is a list of resources that have helped us (in the past, present, and hopefully future) in our unschooling journey.
Note: This list will continuously grow. We only list resources that we have read, watched, listened to, etc. If you have a book, website, podcast, or anything else that you want us to check out, please share it with us in the comments or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life – by Julie Bogart (Fun fact: this is the first homeschooling book that we read, front-to-back)
- Homeschool Gone Wild – by Karla Marie Williams
- The Makings of the Little Indigo House by Kiara Diggs
- Fare of the Free Child – by Akilah S. Richards
Websites or Social Media Pages – there are so many websites/social media accounts that we follow and love but this is a list of the ones that spark the most joy
- Living Joyfully – by Pam Larrichia – “…an online resource for parents wanting to live joyfully with their children through unschooling.”
- Abundant Freedom – formerly, Hip Hop Homeschoolers (check out their website and Instagram Page)
- Sandra Dodd – there is SO much useful information on her page!
- Honey, I’m Homeschooling the Kids – I like her Instagram page and her website has some good resources (I haven’t yet listened to the podcast but the topics sound interesting).
- Netflix; Disney+
- Outschool – Outschool connects motivated learners, parents, and teachers together to create great learning experiences
- Varsity Tutors – “Our vision is to seamlessly connect experts and learners in any subject, anywhere, anytime.”
- Sankofa Homeschool Collective – The Sankofa Homeschool Community is an intentional community for African, African-American and homeschoolers of color. Our mission is to create a community from which family and educational relationships will be built and resources will be shared. Sankofa is homeschooling community of families who want to grow, learn, and build together. Sankofa Homeschool Community is dedicated to creating a rich, supportive homeschool community through a combination of social outlets, enrichment programs, access to co-operative courses, and the sharing of academic resources.
- DC Public Library (or your local public library) – we are fortunate that our local library provides a lot of amazing, free, online services. We hope yours does too!
- Kamali Academy – Afrikan-centered curriculum; Homeschool coaching; Online courses.
If you have experience with anything on our list, what are/were your thoughts?