Don’t you just love it when you can find FREE online resource for your homeschool (or for anything for that matter)?! I’m sharing today two of my favorite totally free online religious study resources that we like to use in our homeschool!
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ARDA stands for: American Religious Database Archives. This is a fantastic resource for your middle school student and high school student. ADRA is an excellent tool to use for research too.
Learning how to do research is an excellent skill to begin teaching your children at any age, but I find that we were able to really hone in on the skills once we hit middle school. At this stage, we’ve encouraged our kids and given them the tools to formulate ideas on their own. In doing research this is essential as you are gathering information and need to piece it all together to see the data and to formulate you own idea about it.
That’s what I have really grown to enjoy about the ADRA. The site is built wonderfully for research and offers some excellent learning tools! You can find some great information for your Middle School Student and/or High School Student over on the Teaching Tools page.
I found the historical timelines to be wonderful! The historical timelines offer the ability to explore several important events and people throughout the centuries of American religious history. It’s fully interactive which is pretty neat! See below:
The other feature I found would be super useful for homeschoolers especially was the lesson plans! You can find this via this link and by clicking on “Lesson Plans”. They integrate the content from the ARDA resources and create teachable units for students to work through. Like most lessons in any rhelm, they each focus on specific objectives and topics. There are also assessment tools to help gauge student learning on the lesson.
Take some time to dive into the ADRA site, as I’m sure you’ll find it to be super useful, especially for your middle school student and high school student! The site provides ample ways for you and your student to make great use of what it has to offer, and the best part is that it’s totally FREE resource!
I highly suggest bookmarking this in your browser and/or pinning it to your homeschool resources board!
Grace to You is an online resource of a church in California called Grace Community Church. They offer loads of resource like online sermons, videos, books, articles, and probably more! The sermons can be heard in either mp3 format on the site, you can download them for free to your desktop, and you can print out a PDF transcript of the sermon too.
They offer a great search tool where you can narrow down your search by choice and you have several options. Bible book, Title, Date, or even by manually searching for a topic in the search bar found at the top of the site.
I personally enjoy this resource for personal use, but I also think it’s another great resource for middle school and high school students to use as they peruse a better understanding of the Word.
What are some of your useful religious study resources that you use in your homeschool?