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Curriculum Choices & Resources
There is a smorgasbord of choices when deciding on curricula for your family. It is often trial and error until you find what works best for you and your child. We offer you a complete look at the curriculum choices available.

 
Choosing Your Curriculum
  There are so many curriculum choices available that it can be overwhelming to know which, if any, to choose. We'll help you sort through these choices and learn what to look for in a curriculum package.

Design Your Own
  What do you do if you've tried curriculum after curriculum, spending time and money, only to find out that neither you nor your children like or thrive on them? The answer may be to design your own curriculum. It is not as daunting as it may sound. Here are some resources to help you find the right materials for your family.

Unit Studies
  Unit studies are a way to integrate many subjects into one topical unit, using one idea, subject, or topic to explore different approaches to study. In general, a topic is chosen and is studied, learning history, science, math, writing, reading, and other subjects while exploring the single topic. Unit studies work well for multi-age homeschoolers, for those looking for a creative way to learn, and for anyone who want real hands-on, real-world learning.

Literature Based Curricula
  All learning does not need to come through a textbook. In fact, using the world of books, especially "living books," will excite interest in your childen, will bring history alive, and can awaken them to new perspectives and ways of learning.

Language Arts Curricula
  Browse through resources, ideas, and curricula designed to help you teach language arts in your home, especially spelling, writing, reading, and grammar.

Math Curricula
  Learning and teaching math at home doesn't need to be hard. You just need the right tools and support. These resources and suppliers offer great idea and educational materials that will make learning math a fun and productive time in your home.

History Curricula
  For many children (and parents), learning history is one of the great joys of homeschooling. You can take your time and explore each topic and age until you are ready to move onto the next one. These resources offer great materials and ideas for teaching history in your homeschool.

Geography Curricula
  Learn about the world around you and beyond your horizons with these geography resources and materials.

Science Curricula
  Can homeschoolers learn science at home? Of course! Learning science in the home can be easy with these great resources, ideas, and materials.

Sonlight
  Sonlight Curriculum is a Christian homeschooling company that specializes in literature-based homeschool curriculum programs. They provide complete homeschool curriculum packages and individual homeschool materials so you can build the preschool or K-12 homeschool curriculum that best meets your family's needs. Sonlight is based in Littleton, Colorado and serves customers in over 150 countries worldwide.

Catholic Curricula
  There are many curricula providers who offer particularly Catholic materials for homeschoolers. Browse through these resources to find information, support, curriculum, and materials to meet the needs of your Catholic family.

Other Curricula
  Here you can find the best of the rest. Browse through this extensive collection of curricula providers.

Used Curricula
  There are many opportunities to save money by purchasing used curricula. We've gathered together the best sources for finding the perfect used curriculum at the best possible prices.


Featured Articles & Links Back to Top
This Curriculum Will Teach the Kids, Wash the Dishes AND Do the Laundry!
Mary McCarthy
As homeschoolers we have a lot of products and services to choose from. There are a lot of really great companies and individuals marketing homeschooling supplies and services. There are also a few "bad apples" in our basket. How can you tell the difference, and how can you know whether the products or services are worth what you are paying for them?
Roman Catholic Homeschool Curriculum Swap
This message board is offered to Catholics looking to buy and sell used curriculum and homeschooling materials.
Life of Fred
This set of books is unlike any other textbooks. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods. Tons of solved examples. Each hardcover textbook contains ALL of the material – more than most instructors cover in traditional classroom settings. Includes tons of proofs. Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humour, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically. Completion of this series prepares student for third year college math.
Buying Used Curriculum
Barb Shelton
A look at some of the reason not to buy used curriculum. What and where you purchase your curriculum (and any other homeschool-related books) will have a much greater impact on the homeschool market than it would in any other only because of how small this market is.


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