In Part 1 of this post, I mentioned that the government supplies curriculum for some states and does not for others. (When it does supply curriculum, it is not necessarily considered homeschooling).
However, there are some resources supplied by the government that you can use, free for the taking. You can find some Federal Resources here:
Kids.gov is “the official kid’s portal for the US government”. It is supplied by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It links to a plethora of pages that will teach your child everything you want them to know, and then some. Of course, it is up to you to organize and the lessons for your child. Subjects include Arts, Geography, History, Science and Math (combined), and even Fighting crime.
FreeEd.gov is a free site for “teaching and learning resources from Federal Agencies”. It holds recourses to cover science, math, history, and language arts. Math alone has over 100 resources covering everything from number and operations to Algebra and geometry. There are also hundreds of science lessons available to anyone who seeks them. History is broken into U.S. History Topics, U.S. Time Periods, and World Studies, each section having hundreds of links. The language arts section teaches literature, reading, and more.
Whitehouse.kids.gov not only teaches your child about the government, but also has a math challenge, videos, and fun quizzes that can be completed online.
If you want to teach your child about money math, The Bureau of Public Dept has everything you need. Not only can you learn all about the math of money for grades 7-9, but you can also download a free eBook that goes with it.
Addition to these federal resources there are also numerous state resources as well. So whether or not the government supplies acceptable “homeschooling curriculum” to you or not, you should know that homeschooling resources are just a modem away.