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Thank you for visiting Budget Homeschool. This section of our site provides free resources for homeschooling parents and students on a variety of topics and subject matter. I hope you find these links useful.

While I do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, some websites do fall by the wayside. If you find a bad link, or a link that should be included here, please let me know.

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    • Virtual Prison Tourby Florida Department of Corrections Ages: 13+Death Row cells are one-man and 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high. To find other Death Row information, see the "Learn More" section at the bottom of the page. Explore a secure cell, the cell housing unit, an open dorm room and the exterior of the compound. Did you know that only ten of the major state-managed prisons in Florida have air-conditioning in some portion of the facility housing inmates.Subjects: virtual tour, prison cells, civics, prison system, inmates, confinement, career resource, prison guard, life of crime, inmates, escape, pen pal, resource, incarceration, inmate housing, institutional lifeLocation: Florida

    • Panoramic Virtual Tourby Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Ages: 12+The comprehensive virtual tour allows the visitor to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. The visitor can navigate from room to room either by using a floor map or by following blue arrow links connecting the rooms. Camera icons indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up on a particular object or exhibit panel.Subjects: history, art, virtual tour, museum, images, rotunda, rooms, walking tour, exhibit, extensiveLocation: Online - Virtual Tour

    • Pyramids -- The Inside Storyby NOVA Ages: 8+Follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built on NOVA's "This Old Pyramid." Wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built. You can also follow the 1997 field season of a team of archaeologists as they excavated the bakery that fed the pyramid builders. Walk around the Sphinx, enter the Great Pyramid, visit tombs, temples, and more. Subjects: virtual tour, video, PBS, Great Pyramid, history, excavastion, Khafre, Menkaure, Sphinx, Giza, science, Hieroglyphs, Hypothesis, archaelogy, mud, bread pot, lesson guidesLocation: Ancient Egypt

    • Doing History Virtual Toursby Hewit Institute Ages: 6+Students explore Denver's Historic Larimer Square, learn about Colorado Indians. The site is simple enough for younger children, yet interactive enough to satisfy middle school aged children. You'll find more of a photographic history of the Colorado Ranchers, Miners, Historic Cities, complete with geography lessons and parent resources.Subjects: virtual tour, silver mine, farm, history, Denver, Lebanon, miners, trappers, traders, geography, maps, image gallery Location: various

    • Seattle Virtual Tour Ages: 12+Visit Seattle from the comfort of home or prepare for you next trip. Christened "The Emerald City", Seattle is one of the most livable cities in the world. It actually receives less annual rainfall (36 inches) than New York City and Atlanta. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, Puget Sound, and mountains, Seattle is a recreation enthusiast's dream. Subjects: virtual tour, history, government, geography, time zone, weather, climate, walking tour, points of interest, culture, college, museums, galleries, theatreLocation: Seattle, Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace Video: Remembering Lincolnby KET Ages: 9 - 15Why is it important to memorialize heroes? Why is Abraham Lincoln remembered and how is he recognized? Find out more in this video segment from the KET production Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian and in this background essay. Because of his leadership as president, Abraham Lincoln is considered an American hero. Have you ever thought about how we honor our heroes?Subjects: video, history, resource, essay, Abraham Lincoln, hero, leadership, Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, memorial, stamps, Lincoln pennies, honor, log cabin, President LincolLocation: Hodgenville, Kentucky

    • Alcatraz Islandby National Parks Service Ages: 12+Alcatraz was probably the most famous federal prison in US history. The US government operates federal prisons to hold people convicted of violating federal laws. Alcatraz housed some of America's most notorious offenders from 1934 to 1963. They were held under the most secure and regimented conditions, in the virtually escape-proof environment on a rocky island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Take a virtual tour and learn more...Subjects: exhibit, museum, history, The Rock, collection, multi-media, image gallery, military period, federal prison, escapes, officers, Indian occupation, slide shows, cell block, kitchen, mess hallLocation: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA

    • A Virtual Tour of St. Petersburg Ages: 14+Take a tour of St. Petersburg! Learn about Russia's greatest historical and cultural treasure, its "Northern Capital" - the famous "Venice of the North". Virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s period of Stalinist reconstruction, downtown St. Petersburg is crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges. Not yet 300 years old, St. Petersburg is a city crammed with historical and cultural associations and a refined air of mystery. Subjects: virtual tour, image gallery, Menshikov Palace, The Hermitage, Peter the Great, Peter and Paul Fortress, Rostral Columns, St. Petersburg State University, history, art, architecture, The Stock Exchange, St. Isaac's CathedralLocation: Saint Petersburg, Russia

    • Pinellas County Parks: 360 degree Virtual tourby Parks & Preserves Ages: 10+The Parks and Conservation Resources department maintains more than 20,000 acres of parks and preserves. Picnic shelters, camping, playgrounds, boat ramps and trails are among the many amenities enjoyed by our residents and visitors. Enjoy panoramic views Boca Ciega Millennium Park, Chesnut Park, Ft. De Soto Park, Howard Park, Lake Seminole Park and many more recreational areas.Subjects: virtual tour, boardwalk, 360-degree views, interactive, playgrounds, campgrounds, dog parks, trails, Indian Mound, Honeymoon Island, waterways, beaches, museumsLocation: Pinellas County, Florida

    • UC Santa Cruz - Virtual Tourby University of California Ages: 14 - 25UCSC opened in 1965 with 650 students. Forty-five years later, the campus is home to nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus. Explore the campus for yourself...Subjects: virtual tour, panoramic images, interactive map, college campus, athletics, arboretum, visual arts center, observatory, science, historyLocation: Santa Cruz, CA