Need homeschool help? Come to Calvert Library. Our librarians can help you find resources for planning, lessons and projects.

A free Calvert Library card provides:

For more information, or to schedule a library tour, call or visit your local library location. We are here to help.


Getting Started

Maryland Home Instruction Law, Education Article, §7-301, Annotated Code of Maryland

Maryland State Dept of Education Home Instruction Information

Calvert County Parental Instruction (Homeschooling)

Approved Umbrella Organizations

State Standards

Homeschool Associations

Maryland Homeschool Association

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (Mache has a curricula fair)

Home Education Associations of Virginia (HEAV is a convention with seminars, materials, and more)

Christian Homeschooling Association of Pennsylvania (Has a convention as well)

Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers

Selected Calvert Library Resources

All Premium Digital Resources

Brainfuse Online Tutoring/Homework Help

Children’s Premium Digital Resources

Kids InfoBits: Elementary

Novelist K – 8

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

TumbleBook Library

World Book Online

Homeschooling Resources

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling

Brave Writer

Christian Unschooling

Crossing Over to Homeschooling

Frugal Fun for Boys

Hand in Hand Homeschool

The Homeschool Mom

Homeschool World

New To Homeschool: Helpful Tips and Resources to Help You Get Started

PBS Parents

The Pioneer Woman

Simple Homeschool

Simple Homeschool: How to Homeschool

Local Homeschooling Groups and Tutorials

Anchor Christian Collaborative

Bridge Tutorial Ministries

California Christian Tutorial

Classical Christian Tutorial Services (CCTS)

Classical Conversations

Homeschool Christian Academy

Kathy Warman Math Tutoring

The Maven Academy

Northern Calvert Christian Co-op and Northern Calvert Christian Co-op Facebook

St. Peter the Rock Homeschool Tutorial

Southern Calvert Baptist Church Homeschool Fellowship

Southern Maryland Homeschool Community and Southern Maryland Homeschool Community Facebook

Southern Maryland Homeschool Network

Homeschooling Curriculum and Teaching Resources

The following are resources that provide a small snapshot of homeschooling curriculum and resources.  Calvert Library does not endorse any particular one of these curricula, but provides these as a starting point at looking for curricula or lessons plans.  Many of these are free or provide portions of their resources for free or low cost.

ABC Mouse (Free at your local library)

Ambleside Online

A2Z Homeschooling

Bridgeway Academy

Cathey Duffy Reviews

Code Academy


Easy Peasy All in One

FREE Full Online Homeschool Curriculum Options

Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources

Help Teaching

Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op

Khan Academy

Successful Homeschooling

Teachers Pay Teachers


Local Organizations with Homeschooling Days or for Field Trips

AnnMarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Calvert County Department of Natural Resources

Calvert County Parks and Recreation

Calvert Marine Museum

Calvert Nature Society

Carrie Patterson / The Yellow Line (art)

Darnall’s Chance Historic House and Museum (this location includes women’s history and hosts an annual gingerbread contest)

Greenwell Foundation (Greenwell State Park)

Hammond-Harwood House Annapolis

Historic London Town Gardens

Historic St. Mary’s City

The Homeschool Mom: Field Trips in Maryland

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Kennedy Center Education

Places to visit in Calvert County

PolyMath Place

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center/SERC

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Sotterley Plantation

St. Mary’s Recs & Parks Museums(St. Clement’s Island, St. Clement’s Island Museum, Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum, and Historic Park, and Drayden African American Schoolhouse)

Maryland State Parks – Southern Maryland

Virtual Field Trips

Mommy Poppins Giant List of Virtual Tours and Field Trips

Buckingham Palace

Colonial Williamsburg

Ellis Island

Ventian Canals


Great Wall of China

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The Liberty Bell

Mt. Everest

Mt. Vernon

The Louvre

British Museum

The Guggenheim Museum of Art

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Franklin Institute

Paul Getty Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Peterson Automotive Museum

Smithsonian online events

Star Gazing

Nature Conservancy Nature Lab

United States National Parks

Great Lakes

Discovery Field Trips

Boston Children’s Museum

360 City Tours

National Constitution Center

Son Doong Cave


San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium