Free Online Resources
"If you read a lot of books you are considered well read.
But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed."
- Virtual Museum Tours Free Tours of world-class museums.
- Women Artists “Lost” women artists from the 15th-19th centuries
- Story of the Week Sent directly to your inbox from Library of America
- Tolstoy Together Read and discuss War and Peace with an online book club. The text is free. Only 12-15 pages a day!
- LA Theater Works Dramatic readings of great plays
- Selected Shorts Dramatic readings of great short stories
- Rattle Foundation Poems about current events posted almost daily.
- New York Public Library Download thousands of books for free.
- Words Without Borders World literature in translation.
- Library of Congress Archives, news, blogs, exhibits. Everything from soup to nuts.
- Smithsonian Museums There are actually over 20 museums and galleries in Washinton, DC. Check out their virtual tours and on-line exhibits
- Zinn Education Project Lots of teaching materials if you have kids at home.
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” Aristotle
- The Partially Examined Life Podcasts and Blog
Free Online Classes and educational resources
- Free online courses taught by college professors. (Not for college credit, though.)
- Purdue Online Writing Lab Great to keep your writing skills honed!
For Kids and Adults
- Open Culture (All ages)
- The Well-Trained Mind (For home-schooling. Some resources free. Some by subscription)