Many homeschoolers, regardless of homeschooling style, have books
listing annotated literature titles to help in book selections. Internet
Resources for Homeschooling is akin to such a book. The Internet
holds thousands of free resources, so it would have been impossible
to include all possible links, but Heidi Johnson spent hours searching
and compiled an easy-to-use e-book with links to free resources--from
phonics lessons to Spanish to tours of the White House and historical
documents. There are resources for every grade and every subject.
The e-book is divided into different sections: Language Resources,
Mathematics, History/Social Studies, Science, Bible, Foreign Language,
Lesson Plans and Unit Studies, Art and Music, Testing and College,
Miscellaneous Resources, Games, and My Favorite Recommendations.
Within each category, the author uses sub-categories if necessary
and lists several resources with annotations of each. There is
also a link at the end of the e-book for those who want to sign
up receive updates on the links or additional links that she finds.
Overall, I think the format and information are good. The e-book
format of this book is superior to some of the printed books about
Internet resources because it allows the reader to click the links
in the book and go directly to the sites. The Table of Contents
is also clickable and allows the reader to quickly scroll to the
desired main topic; however, I would have liked to see the sub-topics
included in the Table of Contents to aid in quick navigation. I
think this is a great resource to add to any homeschooling family
reference desk, and I look forward to putting it to good use.