Homeschool Resources

How You Can Help

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now, but the VCBF is here to help. And you can help too.

The VCBF relies exclusively on donations to keep us going, and just like most non-profits and cultural institutions, we are struggling to keep afloat right now. Please consider donating to the VCBF to make sure we can continue to provide our programming. 

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in joining the VCBF family? We are working on new remote outreach programs and can always use dedicated volunteers. Email volunteer@vachildrensbookfestival.org to get involved.

Partner With Us

The VCBF is still working to host our annual festival in October, but as you can imagine, that is not easy. We could really use your help. Please consider partnering with us to make the 2020 VCBF possible. Email us at info@vachildrensbookfestival.org to see how your partnership can keep us going. 

Donate Books & Materials

At this time, book donations are more essential than ever to ensure our children are not at home without books. Please contact us at info@vachildrensbookfestival.org to learn how to sanitize and donate your books so we can make sure our kids have something to read. 

Using the Library and Museums

Your local library or state museum may be closed, but there are still online resources to be had. Please check below to see some of the offerings that are available. 

Document Bank of Virginia

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.

VMFA Resource Center

Home activities and resources with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Videos, activities, projects, and exploration. 

Science Museum of Virginia YouTube Channel

From short animations to full length music parodies, we take all kinds of approaches to help you learn more about science. Head over to our YouTube channel to browse.

VCBF Resources

We have compiled some of our favorite resources for you to use at home. 

Daily Drawing Class

With Jarrett Krosoczka

2 pm EST-Daily

. You won’t need anything fancy. Some paper, a pencil. Maybe a marker. As we go along—and I plan to keep this going as long as we need—I may work in color lessons. (Color pencils, watercolor.) And definitely incorporating writing lessons. And will read aloud some too. I’ll also offer art games that grown-ups and kids could play together. And remember—you can rewatch later so you can replay and pause as much as you’d like!

Learn at Home

With Scholastic

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

 

Chemistry for all ages

With American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society provides a complete chemistry curriculum for multiple age groups.

Lesson Plans

From the National Endowment for the Humanities

From Harriet Tubman to the Mexican Revolution, from suburban architecture to simulating the Supreme Court, the NEH’s EDSITEment! has humanities-based lesson plans for grades K-12.