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 »
Social Studies Curriculum Reviews
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
"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 »
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 »
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 »
Exploring America is an American history high school curriculum combining American history, American literature, and Bible. It helps high school students gain a fuller understanding of our nation's past as they read the history narrative, read classic American literature, complete writing assignments, and study what the Bible says about issues and ideas in American history. Continue reading »
Exploring World History is a high school world history curriculum combining world history, world literature, and Bible. It helps high school students gain a fuller understanding of the past as they read the history narrative, read classic literature, complete writing assignments, and study what the Bible says about issues and ideas in world history. Exploring Continue reading »
A hands-on filmmaking class that teaches the basics of filmmaking and early film history. It takes students through a unique journey starting in the late 19th century, then guides them through the steps first directors took in creating the modern language of film. The goal is to teach students how to make films one step Continue reading »
Geography Matters' flagship product is the Mark-It Outline Maps, which are available in a variety of sizes in paper or laminated for creative write on-wipe off activities. Geography Matters also provides geography curriculum manuals and support materials, such as atlases, to make teaching geography a simple task for homeschool parents and classroom teachers.
Greenleaf Press materials include resources for parents and children on Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, & Modern History, Literature & Art. The curricula are designed for teaching history chronologically and focus on biographies of famous individuals. The publisher describes the course materials as “guaranteed 100% twaddle-free.” The course materials are exclusively books, and can be purchased Continue reading »
This program is presented via video and screen-sharing. The program rotation covers: 1) America and the World We Live In 2) Asia, Africa, and the World We Live In 3) Europe, Russia, and the World We Live In History at Our House provides a comprehensive picture of world history and every major culture. Ancient history Continue reading »
History Odyssey/History Quest offers secular full-year history courses for students Grades 1 through 12. History Quests and Odysseys are broken down into three levels to support elementary, middle, and high school students. Level One (grades 1-6) offers four year-long courses coordinating age-appropriate reading books, blackline maps, activities, craft projects, art projects, cooking, and coloring. Level Continue reading »
History Through the Ages is a collection of clip-art style figures to affix on wall and book timelines. The entire collection is available as one set, or they may be purchased separately as Creation to Christ, Resurrection to Revolution, Napoleon to Now and American History. Resources are available printed on cardstock, as a CD, or Continue reading »
Jim Weiss is a storyteller specializing in classics, wisdom stories, history, and folk tales. He brings characters and stories to life in a way that makes him one of the most popular storytellers among homeschoolers. Story sets are available on CD downloadable mp3 files. Browse a list of stories by title and suggested age range.
KONOS History of the World is a high school unit study curriculum based on world history. It covers History, English Composition, Literature, Bible, Drama/Speech, Art Appreciation, Geography, Studio Art, Study Skills, and some Latin (in HOW II). It is available as a two volume set.
Recommended by The Well-Trained Mind, Map Trek is an atlas plus historical outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. Available in 4 World History e-books + 2 US Map e-books, Map Trek teaches students historical and current geography as they learn about ancient history. Included: Full-color teacher answer maps. Blank outline maps Continue reading »
Moving Beyond the Page is a comprehensive homeschool curriculum that covers science, social studies, and language arts. Its project-based curriculum covers preschool through about 10th grade and is designed for gifted, creative, and hands-on learners with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. Continue reading »
Mystery of History employs a classical (using rhetorical teaching techniques), chronological (instead of thematic) and Christian approach to teaching history. The Mystery of History is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, teaching children to see God's hand throughout history...and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history. Written in a conversational Continue reading »
Finn's & Ginny's parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to go back to early America to find them. In the first book of The Our America series, The Pilgrim Adventure, they discover that the Pilgrims had far more adventures than they had ever realized. Their second American adventure Continue reading »
Spectrum offers supplemental workbooks in the following subjects: Math, Early Childhood Reading & Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Testing. The materials are grade appropriate, but there are not materials for every grade.
Streams of Civilization is a two volume set of history stretching from Creation through 20th Century American history. The material gives both evolutionary and creationism points of view for natural history and a Judeo-Christian perspective for world political history. The texts also include a list of important words and concepts at the end of the Continue reading »
Susan Kilbride is a homeschooling mother with a degree in biology. A few years ago she noticed that many homeschooling parents are either uncomfortable teaching their children science, or just don't have the time to do the necessary research to teach their children science. Susan wrote her first book, Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Continue reading »
This extensive collection of texts, workbooks, tests and recordings presents the history of the world from ancient times to the modern ages as a series of narratives. Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times Continue reading »
Thinkwell's multimedia products in math, science, and social science integrate technology, art, and video with great teaching to produce a new path to success for students.
Time Travelers History Study Series focuses on American history from new world explorers to the Great Depression (WWII is in development as of 2010) using hands on projects to facilitate transfer of learning. The materials contain brief subject narratives, along with many activities and teacher’s guides. Teacher Helps include tips for preparing and organizing, as Continue reading »
Time4Learning.com is an online education program that teaches preschool through twelfth grade curriculum in an interactive, student-centered environment. Time4Learning combines 1000+ animated lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities to teach math and language arts lessons correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided as a bonus for most grades. Key features Continue reading »
Torchlight is a literature-based, secular curriculum for learners ages 4-13. The curriculum is delivered digitally, with each PDF including daily and weekly lesson plans with prep pages for 36 weeks of instruction. Torchlight also uses specially curated books that can be purchased online, at a local bookstore, or borrowed from your local library. Parents are Continue reading »
Under the Home offers studio art, art history, music, mathematics, reading, writing, prose, and poetry for grades K-1 as well as science, geography, and history for grade 1. They will be adding grades 2-5 over the years 2017 & 2018. As of January 2017 the price is $30/year.
Working from the idea that literature communicates powerfully to young minds, WinterPromise developed a curriculum that is strongly literature-based. This offers parents the opportunity to do less teaching and more "learning together" with their children. This "Learning Together" method has the additional benefit of requiring almost no preparation for the parent, preserving as many moments Continue reading »