Resources for Georgia Homeschoolers

These posts are specific for Georgia, especially North Georgia around Athens. Also included are some destinations within a day’s drive from Athens. Non-homeschoolers may find these resources useful too. I will add more here as we explore more places.

HOMESCHOOLING IN GEORGIA

Georgia’s Kindergarten and Homeschooling Laws– Everything you need to know.

Intentional Reading Using Georgia’s PINES Online Library Catalog

NATURE EVENTS & CLASSES

Knee-high Naturalist Class at the Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, GA

The Homeschool Science Classes at the Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, GA

The Junior Ranger Program – Includes details on the Georgia Junior Ranger Program and links to the National Junior Ranger Program

SCIENCE CENTERS

Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, GA

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA

The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA

Natural History Museum at Georgia College & other sightseeing in Milledgeville, GA

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

GARDENS

Atlanta Botanical Garden

HIKING

Free Places to Take Kids in Athens, Georgia

Hiking at Harris Shoals Park

Just for Fun: Our Trip to Anna Ruby Falls (a beautiful day hike for young kids and it’s stroller accessible)

The Lake Loop Trail at Unicoi State Park (stroller accessible)

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Ft. Yargo State Park

Hard Labor Creek State Park

Amicalola Falls State Park

Victoria Bryant State Park

Anniversary in Blairsville

Indian Springs State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park

ZOOS

Dauset Trails Nature Center

Noah’s Ark (animal sanctuary in Locust Grove, GA)

North Georgia Petting Zoo & Farm

JUST FOR KIDS

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) Museum in Gainesville, GA

Day Trip to Greenville’s Children’s Museum, Greenville, SC

ART MUSEUMS

The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

Michael C. Carlos Museum on the campus of Emory University

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville

SEASONAL

Pumpkin Patch (Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Watkinsville, GA; They also have strawberries in the spring.)

Scary, Oozy Slimy Day at the Sandy Creek Nature Center (Every October)

The North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show – A must see!  (Every December at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Gwinett County)

Lazy B Farm Statham, Georgia – Farm field trip. Field trips can be arranged for small homeschool groups during their field trip season. Also a Jr. Beekeeper certification class is offered there.

PLACES TO LEARN ABOUT HISTORY

Homeschool Field Trip to the William Harris Homestead (Near Monroe, Georgia. Open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.)

Indian Springs State Park

Museum of Aviation, Warner Robbins, Georgia

Michael C. Carlos Museum on the campus of Emory University

INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGIA HOMESCHOOLERS

Interview with a Former Homeschool Student

Interview with Homeschooled Student Rachel Foy

Interview with Barrow County Homeschooling Family: The McGarrys

Interview with Barrow County Homeschooling Family: The Bells

More to come…

External Links

4 thoughts on “Resources for Georgia Homeschoolers

  1. Shelli, I LOOOVE your website and go through it rather maniacally. It really helps me with my homeschooling. Of late, I’ve been using a lot of online resources to supplement my son’s education. Online worksheets, educational games seem to work with him. Do you review such resources? For example, I use http://www.jumpstart.com/ for English and Math games. I could use something else for science. Are other homeschoolers using these as well? Am I going about it the wrong way? Would love to hear back from you about this.

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    1. Evelyn – Thank you so much! That is a big compliment for me!

      No, I have not heard of jumpstart.com, so I have not used it. I use very little worksheets except for Math, and I try to keep it minimal because the seven-year-old doesn’t like them. But as to your question, “Am I going about it the wrong way?” Of course not! If your child likes it and responds well to it, then you are on the right track! I’m sure plenty of other homeschoolers use worksheets from the Internet and from all those vast resources out there. You just have to try different things and see what works best for you and your child. I have learned from my seven-year-old that if he can’t pay attention, acts silly, spaces off, or even balks at something, then he’s just not ready for it. Or it’s not for him. That’s when I try to look around for something that might work better for him, or either I stop doing those particular lessons with him for a few months and try again later.

      I noticed that you posted this comment on my Resources for Georgia Homeschoolers page. Do you live in Georgia? Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

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