Alabama Homeschooling

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Baldwin County Heritage Museum
Baldwin County Heritage Museum takes a look at Baldwin County history from 1900 to 1950. Explore the importance of agriculture and ethnic diversity in its settlement. The museum features a large hall displaying farm machinery, vehicles, and tools and a smaller gallery for exhibits on everyday life in the county. Collections include documents, photographs, old buildings, farm machinery and vehicles, tools, utensils, household and mercantile furnishings, and clothing.
Alabama Laws
Provided by Alabama Home Educators.
Tennessee Valley Homeschool Center
661 Jeff Road Huntsville, AL 35806 Phone: 256-830-2720 Tennessee Valley Homeschool Center is a resource center for home educators sponsored by Franklin School.
Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center
Opened in October, 1993, the museum features a TVA exhibit, Indian Room, and River Room which focus on topics relating to local history. Future exhibits will include a War room.
Alabama Homeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Alabama, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
AL Christian Homeschool
This email group is provided for Christian homeschoolers in Alabama.
Wiregrass Area Unschoolers
Email group for unschoolers in the Wiregrass area, including Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike counties.
ALEX - Alabama Learning Exchange
Alabama's education web portal where teachers can find courses of study, lesson plans, and web resources aligned to Alabama Course of Study content standards.
Black History Museum
The Museum officially opened in December 1986, during the Christmas on the Coosa Celebration. It displays artifacts, documents, memorabilia and art works relative to the lives of African-Americans from both individuals and families in the area, including a mirror and dresser used by Joe Louis in Chambers County. Also on permanent display, are paintings donated by local artists -Columbus Cook and Steve Mitchell, which depicts scenes from life in Wetumpka.
Florala State Park
Located in the city of Florala, along beautiful Lake Jackson, this 40-acre park offers swimming, fishing, a community building, campground and picnic area along the shore.
HS4RKids Social Group
HS4RKids Social Group is a group for home schooling families who would like a place to post social activities for home schoolers that they have planned or others have planned for home schoolers in the North Alabama area. Offers play dates, field trips, fun days, and seasonal/holiday parties.
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.
CM Families of the South
The purpose of this loop is to encourage homeschooling families living in the Southern states who are trying to incorporate the philosophy of Charlotte Mason in their homes in their efforts to raise their children with an enthusiasm for learning.
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Located in Birmingham, Ruffner Mountain is a 1,011-acre nature preserve in eastern Jefferson County. Its protected forest, ridges and valleys provide a refuge for a wide variety of native plants and wildlife. Located in the center of Alabama’s largest urban area, it also offers a place for people to retreat to the serenity of the outdoors.
Sloss Furnaces
On April 18, 1882, Sloss Furnaces began producing iron and did not stop until ninety years later. Over the decades, Sloss Furnaces gave rise to the city of Birmingham and served as a battleground for economic, employment and social reform. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces is open to the public as a museum of industry which speaks to the contributions of the working men who labored there. With its massive furnaces, web of pipes, and tall smokestacks, it offers us a g...
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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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