BYU Independent Studies (9th to 12th)
BYU offers two courses which cover the basics of gardening: Planning and Preparing Your Garden and Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts. The material in both courses is presented through the use of online text and includes assignments and assessments.
ChopChop Cooking Club (K to 6th)
ChopChop provides recipes, how-tos, shopping and storage tips, fun activities, and conversation starters. Children can upload pictures of the meals they’ve prepared to receive virtual badges. Badges celebrate the different cooking skills learned in each recipe, such as whisking, roasting, mixing, measuring, and grating.
Crawfords Auto Repair (9th to 12th)
Crawfords offers twelve lessons on automotive repair and maintenance in both video and eBook format. There are also several additional videos on various auto care topics.
Driver’s Ed Guru (9th to 12th)
This driver’s education course is designed to be taught by the parent and takes approximately six months to complete. A very detailed four-stage lesson plan is provided. Additionally, this website also offers DMV practice tests and many articles about driving safety.
DIY.org (1st to 10th)
At DIY.org, children complete challenges in different skills to earn virtual patches. The virtual patches are free, but real embroidered patches can be purchased if desired. A wide variety of skills are offered, including many life skills (cooking, gardening, etc.). Children can create portfolios to show the skills they’ve learned, as well as, meet, share with, and learn from other children in DIY’s safe online community.
Fool Proof Me (6th to 12th)
This course teaches money skills, financial responsibility, and about the free enterprise system through the use of interactive, self-grading video-based modules.
FutureLearn (9th to 12th)
FutureLearn offers several online classes related to life skills; including, job search skills, money management, and study skills. Length and format vary from course to course. Availability of courses periodically changes. Most of the courses are free to join, be there is an option to upgrade to access additional benefits, like the ability to qualify for a certificate.
Georgia Virtual Learning (6th to 12th)
This Financial Literacy course is taught using online text, slide shows, and recorded lectures. Links to additional related resources are provided with each module.
A Guide to the Business of Babysitting (8th to 12th)
This website offers a comprehensive guide to babysitting. Information is provided on doing business, caring for children, safety, stages of child development, and more.
Hands on Banking (4th to 12th)
This course, created by Wells Fargo, teaches students money skills using video lessons. There are also downloadable instructor guides. Three levels are offered: Kids (for grades 4th and 5th), Teens (grades 6th through 8th), and Young Adult (ages 15 to 21).
Khan Academy (9th to 12th)
Khan Academy offers the following life skills courses, College Admissions, Careers, Personal Finance, and Growth Mindset. The format differs from course to course, but most lessons are video based.
Kids Sewing Projects (K to 12th)
This website offers sewing lessons at five levels ranging from beginner to advanced. The lessons have detailed instructions, and some also include a video.
Learn How to Become (9th to 12th)
This website assists with career choice and preparation. Information including detailed job descriptions, outlook, average salaries, required education or training, and more are given about a wide range of professions.
Money Talks (8th to 12th)
This financial literacy program consists of downloadable student materials, comprehensive instructor guides, and videos. Topics covered include consumer skills, banking, credit cards, and employment.
Plain and not so Plain (6th to 12th) C
The following life skills courses are offered: Home Economics Kitchen Skills, Home Economics Household & Personal Management, and Life Skills for Young Men. Each course is made up of 18 online or downloadable text-based lessons and should take one semester to complete.
Practical Money Skills (Pre-K to 12th)
This website offers money skills lessons organized by grade range. Topics range from basics for the very young, such as “What is Money?” to more comprehensive courses for teens and young adults. Downloadable lesson guides, worksheet, quizzes, and tests are provided.
Spatula: Cooking for Kids (1st to 7th)
These kid-friendly recipes feature easy to follow directions and video tutorials.
SucceedSocially.com (9th to 12th)
This website contains an extensive collection of articles on social skills and getting past social awkwardness. The articles are aimed at adults and older teens, but many of the ideas apply to younger children as well.
YMO Homeschool (6th to 12th)
This home economics course is taught using online text and links to various resources including, printable worksheets, instructional videos, powerpoint presentations, and more. This course is designed to be completed two days per week for 30 weeks.