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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
Putting Together an Eclectic Curriculum
Cafi Cohen
The best way to accomplish an eclectic style of learning is to work together with your children to find topics that interest them and lead to further learning. Author Cafi Cohen discusses how learning from mistakes along the way, and trusting that they were the best judges of what was right for their family, allowed them to develop a learning style that was both eclectic and effective.
Catholic Home Study Service
Catholic Home Study Service (CHSS), sponsored by the Vincentian community and the Missouri Knights of Columbus, offers free courses on the Catholic Faith. Six free courses, faithful to the teachings of the Church, are available. When you request a course, you will receive a textbook and a workbook with study questions. After reading a section of the book, you can send your workbook answers to us either over the internet or by postal mail. We will make whatever corrections are necessary and answer any questions you want to ask. All who complete the course receive a graduation certificate.
Jewish & Torah Observers Sonlight
This is an international forum for Jewish and Torah-observing homeschoolers/home educators using Sonlight curriculum, or other literature-based curricula or methods. For support, encouragement and discussion about Sonlight curriculum, literature selections and with specific reference to Jewish education, calendar and life-cycle, etc.
Singapore Math
Singapore Math books are clear, logical, and sequential. There is a strong focus on mental math. Word problems and geometry are integrated throughtout the series. Singapore Math® books are a popular choice of homeschool families and for parents looking for math activity books to support what their child is learning in school. There are also titles to help home educators understand the foundations of Singapore Math® methodology, giving you tools to help your student be successful and have fun.They offer math texts from pre-K to 12th grades. This series challenges children to think through and understand mathematical concepts instead of simply memorizing facts and algorithms. One of the benefits of using this program is its affordability. The textbooks are inexpensive and are reusable. The consumable workbooks are priced so that even families with multiple children using this program will find it affordable.
Lord of History
The Lord of History card game is a simple, inexpensive, low-effort, fun way to introduce children to key people and events in world history, while highlighting their Catholic significance. Using clear succinct stories about famous men and women from the arts, politics, exploration, literature and religious life, spanning the 3rd to the 20th centuries, players compete in a challenging and educational game for the whole family.


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