Alabama Homeschooling

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Eastern Shore Art Center
Eastern Shore Art Center is a non-profit arts organization located in downtown Fairhope, Alabama. The Art Center houses four galleries with exhibits that change monthly, as well a gallery featuring member artists' work for sale. The Academy offers a wide variety of classes and workshops in five spacious studios. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis to both adults and children.
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.
Gulf State Park
Ranging across 6,150 acres with 2.5 miles of sugar white sand beach, Gulf State Park has a spectacular resort/convention complex. It includes a 144-room beachfront resort hotel with an outstanding restaurant and cocktail lounge. Spend a lazy afternoon drifting in a canoe (the Park does not offer canoe rentals), by the shores of Lake Shelby, or a dip in the Hotel swimming pool. Fish off an 825 foot pier, the longest on the Gulf, or in a 500 acre freshwater lake a stone's throw away. Meander along...
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.
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian Plateau landscapes any season of the year. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, stream riffles and pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians. Little Rive...
Alabama Graduated Drivers License Law
Alabama has a Graduated Drivers License (GDL) Law which includes three stages: Learner's Permit, Restricted License, and Unrestricted License.
McWane Center
See the wonders of our world in action, and leave with new-found perspectives. Through amazing hands-on exhibits, larger-than-life IMAX® films and quality educational programs, McWane Center in Birmingham strives to make learning an adventure for all ages. Features ScienceQuest, Just Mice Size, and World of Water exhibits.
Paul "Bear" Bryant Museum
The mission of the Paul W. Bryant Museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit items, and to disseminate information relating to the sports history of the University of Alabama.
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.
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.
American Village Citizenship Trust
The mission of The American Village Citizenship Trust is to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government through citizenship education. Join costumed historical interpreters as a Nation is born and a Constitution is framed. Learn how the words "We the People" have come to include all Americans. Explore the historically-inspired buildings of The American Village, including Washington Hall which is patterned after George Washington's historic Mount Vernon. Stroll th...
Bellingrath Gardens & Home
The original 60 acres of the Bellingrath Gardens & Home were purchased by Walter Bellingrath in 1917 upon the advice of his physician. Dr. P. D. McGehee advised his patient to learn how to play and told him to buy the fishing camp he had been admiring. The camp consisted of three dilapidated houses and an overgrown jungle. Mr. Bellingrath reworked the cabins and began clearing the paths and was able to have his first house party here in December of 1918. The gardens were eventually opened to the...
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.
Mobile Home Educators
Mobile Area Home Educators' Network is a homeschool support group based in Mobile, Alabama. Offers field trips, play groups, and other activities.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center puts you in the world of the astronaut with simulation, historical displays and futuristic exhibits. You'll find an interactive Space Transportation Exhibit, illustrating the evolution of the Space Shuttle through interactive displays and hands-on activities. Sit inside the Apollo Cockpit Trainer, watch live performances, and watch an IMAX film.
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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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Alpha-Phonics
Alpha Phonics is a primer for beginning readers. It features 128 self-explanatory lessons, printed in large, clear calligraphy suitable for beginning readers. You'll find product information about Alpha-Phonics here.
Bob Books
Bob Books are organized into sets that progress in level as your child learns. They have cute stories and darling illustrations. These books are perfect for children ages 4 to 8. Bob Books First! Level A, Set 1 Bob Books First! Level A, Set 2 B...
Montessori Life
Designed to provoke thought, professional growth and provide a forum for discussion of major issues & ideas in education.
Real-Life Homeschooling: The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home
The book that shows homeschooling in action! What does it really mean when parents say they homeschool their child or children? For Rhonda Barfield -- a homeschooler for the past 10 years -- the definition is as diverse as the 21 families she studi...
100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
The key to successful home education is determining your educational philosophy and linking it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. Homeschool guru Cathy Du...
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