CalcuLadder consists of a sequence of 96 one-page standard arithmetic drills, divided into six one-year wirebound workbooks spanning 16 drills each. The publisher asserts that even though the workbooks are named CalcuLadder 1 through CalcuLadder 6, any workbook may be used as needed at any grade level along with any math curriculum. The drills are Continue reading »
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Calvert Homeschool offers self-paced learning for students with step-by-step lesson plans for parents. Calvert Education was acquired by Edgenuity as part of their Glynlyon purchase in 2019 and currently offers mainly digital curriculum (K-2 is still print-based). According to their website, the new curriculum includes: Best-of-class digital resources Step-by-step lesson plans An online learning platform Continue reading »
Campfire Curriculums is a Christian extracurricular done from home for homeschoolers or non-homeschoolers that combines a Charlotte Mason ideology with job shadowing/apprenticeship. Emphasis is placed on experiential and hands-on activities with contributions from experts or professionals in each field. Continue reading »
It is Catholic Heritage Curricula's belief that, when solid academics are offered in a gentle, flexible manner, the vast majority of children will blossom spiritually, emotionally, and academically. CHC’s educational approach lays a joyful foundation, resulting in children who achieve at and above grade level, do not ‘burn out,’ and instead ‘learn how to learn’. Continue reading »
The Charlotte Mason Original Homeschooling Series is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today Continue reading »
Child-size Masterpieces is a curriculum collection of postcard-size reproductions of artwork designed to introduce art to young children, ages 3-6. Each level contains an instructional book and DVD, 36 postcard-size reproductions of art to be cut out and used for matching the art to the artist. Books move through increasing levels of difficulty: easy, intermediate Continue reading »
The Christian Kids Explore… Series is a series of three self contained books, covering chemistry, biology and earth and space from a Christian perspective with multiple chapters, each one representing a lesson. There are also multiple unit reviews. The books are available for around $30.
Full-color photos, illustrations and charts throughout clearly display concepts discussed and help with visualization of terms and processes. From the scientific method to biochemistry to body systems and biogeography, each chapter looks at how God's plan and purposes are evidenced in creation. Scientifically accurate and true to a 6-day/young-earth creationism, Biology provides a scientific education Continue reading »
For too many years, the segment of homeschoolers that consider themselves "Christians" and "unschoolers" have been ignored. Many thought one couldn't be both a Christian and an unschooler. But Teri Brown with Elissa Wahl expose that not only to Christian Unschoolers exist, they are growing in numbers. Through Christian Unschooling: growing your children in the Continue reading »
Citizens' High School provides quality coursework for people to earn a high school diploma from an accredited program. They observe a year-round calendar and students may begin and complete coursework and grade levels at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home or wherever their travels may take them.
Classical Conversations offers both community classes and curriculum resources for individual use. Foundations is the curriculum guide for K4 to 6th grade, Essentials for 3rd and up, and Challenge for 7th to 12th. The community classes meet throughout the US and Canada. From the website: "Our three curriculum programs support your home-centered education by providing Continue reading »
Classical Kids music resources introduce children to classical music. A dramatic story, small bits of history, and classical music, set the scene for each musical adventure. The curriculum presents the great composers - Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Handel - as characters in their individual stories.
Classical Science is a secular, classical science curriculum created by Paige and Brad Hudson and available through Elemental Science.com. Key features of this classical science program include: Weekly Coordinating scientific Demonstrations an experiments Visually-appealing reading assignments Notebooking with customized student workbooks Classical Science Programs in the series include: Grammar Stage Series for children ages 5 Continue reading »
Compass Classroom started creating educational videos in 2010. Each series is presented from a Christian worldview and uses a variety of video lengths, readings, assignments, and quizzes. Products are available in physical and digital formats and include textbooks, readers, worksheets, teacher's guides, and videos. Digital courses are accessed via a learning management system that tracks Continue reading »
Connect The Thoughts is a home school and classroom-use curricula for ages 5-adult which offers a secular but religion-friendly core curricula. Curricula are sold in PDF bundles. Curricula are broken out into age groups: Starter (ages 5-6), Elementary (ages 7-8), lower school (ages 9-10) and upper school (ages 11-adult). Curricula are meant to be used Continue reading »
Considering God’s Creation is a creative encounter with science that consists of a 272 page consumable workbook, a teacher’s guide, and a CD with Christian songs. There are no preparations required and the course is structured in a way that allows multiple grades to be taught together. Considering God's Creation works well with notebooking and Continue reading »
"The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts, History and Geography, and Science. Materials for Math are in development." The downloadable curriculum is available at no cost with free registration; teacher guides are Continue reading »
According to publisher’s materials, "Critical thinking is the identification and evaluation of evidence to guide decision making. A critical thinker uses broad in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately." The resources are designed to help students develop analytical thinking processes. The various curricula including Grade Level Solutions in Continue reading »
CTCMath, created by math educator Pat Murray, is a K-12 online math curriculum that uses a multi-sensory approach to help students build on math concepts. CTCMath overs over 1400+ tutorials the present math concepts step-by-step. Videos are between 4-9 minutes long and include audio and animated instruction. A printable summary of each video is available Continue reading »
This program is based on the unique system for helping students grasp abstract math concepts using colored blocks of varying length. The course materials are a combination of books and manipulatives.
Curiosity Chronicles is a secular homeschool history curriculum that uses two main characters, Ted and Mona, to take students on a tour through history beginning in ancient times. Books are told in a dialogue format as Ted and Mona discuss history back-and-forth, ask questions, tell stories, and look for answers. The curriculum is aimed at elementary-aged Continue reading »
Published by Compass Classroom, Dave Raymond's American History is based on the perspective that history is best understood through the dual lenses of dramatic story and godly wisdom. Veteran history teacher Dave Raymond gives a comprehensive history of the United States by applying a Christian worldview to the characters, events, theology, literature, art, and religious Continue reading »
DIVE Math teaches every lesson in each Saxon textbook from a Christian worldview. Each level of Saxon Math has a CD that features a Video Lecture covering each Saxon Math Lesson, practice problems that are different than Saxon's, so student can complete DIVE practice problems and then complete Saxon's practice set if extra practice is Continue reading »
Download ‘N Go is a series of unit studies and lapbooking materials from Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse for K through 4th grade students. The units have 5 daily lessons that are complete and require no preparation. A wide variety of units are available for instant access.
Draw Write Now is an eight-book series with step-by-step drawing instruction and short sentences for writing practice. Each Draw Write Now book is a unit study with 21 directed drawing lessons presented on two pages showing a colorful drawing, four sentences, and step-by-step drawing instructions. The units explore history, geography, natural science, and social studies. Continue reading »
E-Tutor utilizes an intense Guided Study program in conjunction with the one-on-one approach to learning. E-Tutor offers services in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies (including World and U.S. History), Foreign Language, and Economics and Politics. Pricing starts at $99/month for K-1 students, with high school pricing per subject.
"Easy Grammar texts use the prepositional approach combined with effective strategies. This helps students to understand grammar, a tool for speaking and writing properly." The courses are for grades 2 – 12, and involve student texts, workbooks, a teacher’s guide and a mastery review intended to be used at the beginning of each days’ instruction. Continue reading »
Easy Writing focuses solely on sentence structure, teaching students how to write higher level and varied sentence structures. It does not teach paragraph composition.
An insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, this homeschool economics curriculum links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand.
The Economics of Entrepreneurship Course consists of 40 ready-to-go lessons teaching basic Economic Concepts with a focus on the value of Entrepreneurship by introducing a series of engaging short videos, inspiring articles and stories, as well as fun, interactive games and activities. It provides students with the tools and resources they need to start their Continue reading »
Editor in Chief is a popular program which, according to publisher’s materials, "improves your child’s grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and attention to detail using a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. This effective method teaches students to carefully analyze and edit stories that contain errors in writing mechanics and story details." The materials Continue reading »
Educating the Whole-Hearted Child is a tremendous source of comfort for new and experienced homeschoolers. Guiding you with seasoned advice and encouragement, the Clarksons show you how to combine discipleship and education to create a God-designed program---the home-centered, whole-book approach to lessons. Using this revised and expanded edition with four main sections---home, learning, methods, and Continue reading »
This lay-flat book teaches 100 Latin and Greek roots. This curriculum includes a new Latin pronunciation guide, word definitions, and teaching notes. The instructions are appropriate for elementary through high school grades. There is no special preparation required for instructors.
Enlightium Academy (EA) is a Christ-centered, accredited K-12 online program with instruction based on the Biblical view of God and the world. Leveraging technology to bring education to students, Enlightium Academy meets them wherever they are in their educational journey. At EA, students can work independently or receive one-on-one support as quickly as the selected Continue reading »
Evolution Homeschooling developed its secular K-6 homeschool curriculum to meet the educational and budgetary needs of modern homeschool families. Each grade year of the program provides families with an entire homeschool curriculum-in-a-box with a curriculum that is the culmination of three models of education: Classical, Montessori and Unschooling. Kids choose their own reading materials. All Continue reading »
Excel High School offers accredited, online high school diploma programs for high school age and adult learners. They are fully accredited by Cognia-AdvancED, the parent organization of the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (all agencies recognized by the State and US Department of Education). This ensures Continue reading »
Excel Math a K through 6th grade math curriculum, that "teaches math concepts using a spiraling approach, with CheckAnswers to provide immediate feedback to students as well as giving you excellent value for your curriculum dollars." The course consists of a student text and worksheet, teacher’s guide and projectable lessons on a CD.
Excelerate SPANISH is authored by a homeschool mom of four and former public school Spanish teacher and was designed specifically for homeschool families. No previous experience with Spanish is required, so ANY parent can use the program successfully with her children (and learn along with them, if desired). The DVDs provide the necessary instruction, lesson Continue reading »
This phonics based reading program for grades 1-4 has two components, one based on workbooks and the other, online. The book based instruction has workbooks, study guides, and other supporting materials. The online component is a multi-sensory phonic program, based on the latest literacy research. The online materials provide immediate feedback to students as they Continue reading »
Three CDs contain all the materials for a complete K-10 science curriculum that is projects-based. The CDs include the text, testing materials, experiments, activities and projects.