Alabama Homeschooling

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Alabama Home School Laws
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Alabama. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Alabama.
North Alabama Trailblazers
North Alabama Trailblazers is a group of homeschooling families in Madison, Morgan, Limestone, AL, and Lincoln, TN, counties, meeting together for mutual socialization and companionship of children and parents alike. Offers field trips, seasonal and holiday parties, play days, and other activities.
Christian Home Education Fellowship of Alabama (CHEF)
CHEF of Alabama was founded to serve all home educators in Alabama by providing information, services, and resources from a Christian perspective to anyone who needs help in the area of home schooling.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee Institute, a small black college in Alabama, was selected to host the "military experiment" to train African American pilots and support staff--thus the Tuskegee Airmen were born. The outstanding performance of the over 15,000 men and women who shared the "Tuskegee Experience" from 1942-1946, is immortalized at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
Troy University Library
Services offered include instruction in the use of library resources on an individual or group basis by appointment. Interlibrary Loan for materials not housed in the libraries is provided for students, faculty and staff. Bibliographies on various topics are available. New bibliographies can be prepared upon faculty request.
Alabama Homeschooling
A YahooGroup serving homeschoolers in Alabama.
Robinson Iron Factory Tour
Robinson Iron is located in Alexander City. Offers a free tour of the facilities that produce cast iron, aluminum and bronze historic reproductions, furniture, lamps, fountains, urns, and more. During the tour you will see the projects that are currently being working on.
Homeschool-Alabama
This list is for the discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Alabama. All Alabama homeschool parents (or those planning to homeschool in Alabama) are welcome regardless of reasons for home schooling, religion, etc. Posting of events, organizations and homeschool websites is welcome.
Frank Jackson State Park
This 2,050 acre park is ready to serve as your fishing spot of the South, with a well-stocked and managed 1,000 acre lake. A swimming beach, picnic area, campground and playground are also available.
Florence Museums System
The Florence Museums System consists of five separate properties: W. C. Handy Home, Museum & Library, a restored log cabin that was the boyhood home of the famous composer known as the "Father of the Blues"; Indian Mound and Museum; Pope's Tavern Museum, a Civil War era historic site; The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts; and Frank Lloyd Wright-Rosenbaum House.
Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences
An ivory anatomical model used by medical students in the 16th century. A surgical set from the 1850s. An early Emerson Respirator, a.k.a “iron lung,” used at UAB Hospital in the 1950s. These and a host of other displays at UAB’s Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences trace the evolution of health care through seven centuries of progress and innovation. See these items firsthand and experience the intriguing history of medicine - and the role Alabama’s health professionals have played in it - f...
Moundville Archaeological Park
Eight hundred years ago, Moundville was the largest city in North America. Visit the site of this ancient city and tour the Jone Archaeological Museum, which houses artifacts and interpretive exhibits providing information on more than 60 years of archaeological excavations and investigations. The theater offers a series of videos on Moundville and the history of Southeastern Indians. There is also a nature trail, Indian Village and Crafts Pavilion, and more. The site and facilties are located i...
Kentuck Museum and Art Center
Nestled around a landscaped courtyard in downtown Northport, you'll find the Kentuck Museum of Art, the Gallery at Kentuck and the acclaimed Kentuck Studio Artists. Sometimes eclectic, occasionally experimental, the Gallery at Kentuck showcases the work of up-and-comers, while the Kentuck Museum of Art exhibits bimonthly exhibits of nationally known and established artists.
Tennessee Homeschool Umbrella Schools
According to the Tennessee education code, homeschoolers have three ways to follow Tennessee homeschool laws. The most popular of these options with homeschool families is to enroll their child in a church-related umbrella school. These schools are operated by denominational, parochial or other church organizations and are required to meet specific standards of accreditation. Umbrella schools in Tennessee are free to choose their own operational procedures. Each school will vary on curriculum op...
Wind Creek State Park
Located seven miles southeast of Alexander City, this park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of Lake Martin, which is a 41,000 area clear water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state operated campground in the United States with 640 sites, many of which are waterfront sites allowing campers to fish, swim and boat right out their back door. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic are...
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Fort Toulouse/Fort Jackson Living History Events
Wetumpka, AL
Events include monthly living history programs (the French period and the early American period), monthly meetings of the Historic Blacksmiths, French and Indian War Encampment (held annually in April and re-enacts the time period of the war between the French and the British), Alabama Frontier Days (held annually in November and depicts life on the frontier from 1717 to 1820).
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Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started
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Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child
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The Outdoor Life of Children: The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities (Charlotte Mason Topics - Volume 2
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