100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum, published in 2005 and available in trade paperback and for Kindle, guides you through the process of choosing curriculum, offering "Top Picks" from each subject area, narrowing down to a manageable number of choices using questionnaires and charts. Parents no longer need to sort through the entire universe of Continue reading »
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A Reason For... materials are designed for Christian parents and students to "incorporate Scripture Values and provide options for Differentiated Instruction." The materials include leveled readers with biblical stories, spelling based on contemporary stories based on biblical themes, and a handwriting course built around Bible verses with challenging letter combinations. The courses include workbooks, teacher’s Continue reading »
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola provides an introduction and overview to the education principles espoused by Charlotte Mason. Among the principles contained in this volume are: recognizing a "living book"; using narration; teaching reading, spelling, composition, and vocabulary; appreciating great art classical music, poetry, plays, and novels; keeping a nature notebook (for science); Continue reading »
A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison is a distillation of the Charlotte Mason educational method into weekly schedule and a by-grade curriculum that will allow parents to employ the Mason principles in a systematic way.
A Child's Geography: Explore His Earth is a gentle, narration-style approach to geography. Written with a tone of amazement and wonder, students will embark on an exploration of the atmosphere, continents, oceans, climate, plate tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes, latitude and longitude. Divided into easily-identifiable sections that parents can adjust to complete in a day or Continue reading »
A History of US by Joy Hakim is a popular 10 volume set that presents American history in a series of interwoven narratives and biographies. Whether it's standing on the podium in Seneca Falls with the Suffragettes or riding on the first subway car beneath New York City in 1904, the books in Joy Hakim's Continue reading »
A Journey Through Learning offers lapbook resources for unit studies and other topics. They also offer lapbook kits to go with Apologia elementary units and Geography Matters units.
Accelerated Christian Education® has taken the conventionally styled textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable, worktexts called PACEs. Each PACE is similar to a unit in a textbook. Each level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. PACEs integrate Godly character-building lessons into the academic content, and self-instructional activities are carefully designed to develop thinking Continue reading »
ABCmouse is an online preschool-kindergarten curriculum that teaches letters, letter sounds, counting, math, art, science, music and phonics. The child starts out at the level that you choose and progresses through various areas by working virtual puzzles, singing songs, visiting the zoo and farm, reading books, virtual coloring, etc. A fun bonus is that the Continue reading »
Abeka provides a complete line of traditional Christian educational materials that have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy. The resources are available in physical and digital format and include textbooks, workbooks, readers, and videos. Products can be purchased individually or as grade level kits. Continue reading »
Abeka Academy is an accredited distance learning program for Kindergarten through grade 12. Christian character building textbooks from A Beka Book are used with video instruction for a college preparatory education. A Beka Academy offers a variety of educational options to include: Accredited Programs, Independent Study, Traditional Programs and individual courses. Students may use DVD's Continue reading »
Acellus resources are available through Acellus Academy, an accredited online private school, headquartered in Kansas City Missouri, and Power Homeschool, a flexible online resource with affordable classes designed for students to learn at their own pace. Both are programs of the International Academy of Science, a non-profit organization with a long history and mission of Continue reading »
ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is a research-based, web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning online math program for grades 3-12. ALEKS provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction 24/7 for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor and is accessible from virtually any computer with Internet access. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to Continue reading »
All About Reading is a multisensory, mastery-based program that starts with essential pre-reading skills and continues on to teach all five key components of reading. This complete program teaches phonics, decoding, fluency, and comprehension in a fun and engaging way. Suitable for all ages and learning styles!
The program is multi-sensory and is mastery-based rather than grade-level based, so when students master a specific concept, they move on. If a child needs more practice in a certain area, the program allows for that so the child can really master each concept. There’s no sense building on a shaky foundation, because that will Continue reading »
Monarch is an interactive, Internet-based homeschool curriculum for grades 3-12 that's compatible with most web browsers on a Windows® or Macintosh® operating system accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Monarch contains Bible-based online lessons in the five core subjects of Bible, history and geography, language arts, math, and science, as well as a wide Continue reading »
Alpha-Phonics is classic phonics instruction where the parent works with the child, but the instruction requires no preparation. It has been used in its current form for over 24 years. The curriculum is contained in a lay-flat book, CDs and for Kindle.
Amanda Bennett Unit Studies offers in-depth study of a topic (space, trees, cars, etc.) that takes into account many areas of the topic, such as geography, science, history, art, etc. A complete immersion into the topic so that the student will see things as a "whole" instead of bits and pieces learned throughout their education. Continue reading »
"AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason's classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world. AO's detailed schedules, time-tested methods, and extensive teacher resources allow parents to focus effectively on the unique needs of each child."
American School is a long-standing, accredited distance learning school that awards high school diplomas. There are 70 different subjects that can be pursued on two academic tracts, a General High School curriculum and a College Preparatory curriculum. Homeschoolers may receive credit for courses by passing comprehensive examinations. Completion of 4.5 classes with American School are Continue reading »
Analytical Grammar offers grammar, literature, and writing curriculum for 4th grade through graduation. Their primary program, Analytical Grammar, teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage. It is designed to be taught in three grammar “seasons” over three years; however, it is flexible enough to be adapted to a one- or two-year schedule. It is recommended for Continue reading »
Diana Waring's Ancient Civilizations and the Bible is a bible-based history unit study. All of the core subjects except math are covered. There are quality resources used for each chapter, including suggested books . Each resource listed is divided up by elementary, middle school, high school and adult. The "True Tales" and "What in the Continue reading »
Apologia provides fun and challenging K-12 creation-based science curriculum specifically designed for the home school. Written by a former university professor and homeschool parent, the courses provide college-preparatory science in a way that is both clear and challenging... Continue reading »
This two volume set is a series of questions about geography that is designed to be completed in one school year. Payne's back-to-basics guide uses a "notebook approach" that's ideal for multilevel learning. As a result, your youngest children can research the questions clearly marked for them, while the older students can look into the Continue reading »
ARTistic Pursuits is a comprehensive art program designed to involve the student in the creative process while developing observational skills. A variety of fun applications teach both the expressive and technical aspects of art while allowing children to make choices about what and how they will draw, paint, and sculpt. Assignments work within the stages Continue reading »
A specialist in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean languages, Asian Language School teaches virtual language classes to students in elementary, middle and high schools. Continue reading »
Basic Christian Education and BCE Academy are conservative Christian outreaches to homeschooling families and Church School ministries. For more than 34 years they have served homeschooling families and church ministries nationally and internationally. They offer an accredited homeschool program through BCE Academy and sell curriculum to Christian schools and homeschoolers not in the academy.
Beautiful Feet Books provides study guides and literature packs for learning history through literature. They also offer unit studies on a variety of topics outside of history. Most resources are guides for purchase, but a few topics include printable curriculum.
A 4 CD series, these CDs help with the recognition and identification of well known classical music through the clever use of silly words.
Big History is a FREE, online, secular social studies course for middle school and high school students. The Big History Project is a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to help students explore the past, make sense of the present, and look to the future. The course Continue reading »
"Big Life Journal is an illustrated and guided journal for children ages 7-11. It is available as a hardcopy and PDF. You can print PDF at home, your local library or your favorite print shop." The journal is over 200 pages and additional lesson plans, activity kits, printables, and more are available to accompany the Continue reading »
BigIQkids offers both free and premium online programs for spelling, vocabulary, math, and geography. The programs are designed for students in grades K-8 and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning.
BJU Press offers both curriculum for purchase and a distance learning solution. The texts cover all core subjects with a Christian worldview, critical thinking, and hands-on learning.
Blossom and Root is a secular homeschooling curriculum that focuses on Nature, Literature, STEM, and art. Program levels are for Early Years (ages 2-5), Kindergarten (ages 6-7), Elementary (grades 1-4), and 2 science-based stand-alone mini-programs called "Book Seeds". The Book Seeds series is recommended for ages 2-12. Continue reading »
Bob Books are simple readers that start with 3 letter words. They allow the child to complete an entire lesson by him or herself, thereby developing confidence. The books are sized to allow children to hold them comfortably as they read. Parent’s guidance is included within the text of the books themselves. The books come Continue reading »
BookShark offers students from Pre-K to Age 16 the chance to learn all the required educational subjects through the engaging lens of books. BookShark’s curriculum is designed to develop creative and academically successful minds in children by teaching them to view the world and historical events not through rote memorization but through unforgettable stories that Continue reading »
The Brave Writer program is designed to help parents teach their children writing. Brave Writer offers both self-teaching guides and online classes with instructors with programs available for students ages 5-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18. Online classes are taught by coaches who are published authors and experienced homeschool teachers. Brave Writer offers a homeschooling Continue reading »
Bridgeway Academy is an accredited distance learning program for Kindergarten through grade 12. Bridgeway promotes its customized learning packages and offers several levels of personalized options. At the high school level, remedial, honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment classes are available.
Build Your Library is a secular Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool curriculum created by Emily Cook that takes a literature approach to educating children in art, history, literature, science, and language arts. Full-year general homeschooling grade level products are available for Kindergarten through grade 12. Build Your Library also offers multi-age unit studies using well-chosen popular Continue reading »
This program offers spelling or grades 1-8. Weekly units with daily lessons concentrate on a particular phonetic sound within. List of words. Writing the words, using them in word activities, and pre-test work are used for practice. Each book represents a year of spelling training.