More is not always
better.Choosing a curriculum can be somewhat overwhelming at first because
there are so many to choose from. To see a more detailed description of the
curriculum resources below and many others "out there", a good place to start
is to purchase The Big Book of Homelearning by Mary Pride. This book is full of
product reviews and how-tos.
Please browse the varied curriculum and supplies listed. The items marked
with this image
indicate product highly recommended by SFCS. Products with obvious Secular or
Christian tones are indicated "Secular" , or
"Christian". Items in neither category have no
Wieser Educational provides an extensive line of high-interest
instructional materials specifically designed for their appeal to remedial and
special needs students in grades K through adult. These classroom and library
materials include Textbooks, Workbooks, Videos, CD-ROM and other Computer
Software for Special Education, Reading, Social Studies, Literature, Science,
Mathematics, Language Arts, Personal Social Skills, Students at Risk, ESL,
Independent Living Skills, Career Education, Adult Basic Education.
From the publisher: Full of stimulating,
controversial and exhilarating ideas, this practical book is a must for all
teenagers who want to learn, but seriously question the educational system's
abilty to teach.
A straighforward guide to the most necessary questions. Included
are several anecdotes and success stories. This book presents step-by-step
instructions for tailoring a curriculum to the individual, integrating academic
homeschooling with public school extracurricular opportunities, maintaining
family energy and peace, and developing diverse community based enrichment
Lists 501 websites featuring free printables, unit studies,
lesson plans, tools and resoursces for K-12.
Early College Guide Features include:
First book ever written on early college programs
Over 250 programs at 190 colleges profiled
Early college program strategies for more than 80 exciting careers
Special sections for underrepresented and learning disabled youth
The COOLEST unit studies we've seen. Designed for grade levels 4-12 these unit
studies are chock full, really, really full, of information. Interested in sheep?
How about color? Arachnids? So far, they have 15 different titles, and they
are inexpensive. Email:info@KymWright.com
A discount Catalog for courses in the 3 R's, history, timelines,
economics, biographies, music, historical fiction and more! Questions:
(425)-778-4526. Orders: (800)-260-5461.
PO Box 5789 Lynnwood, WA 98046.
Books, magazines, posters, stickers, books, and more. (800)-951-2665
Konos offers character building unit studies
for K-12. (972)-924-2712
KONOS can almost be used as a complete
curriculum in itself! The subjects covered: Bible, character, history, science,
literature, writing, practical living, field trips, critical thinking,
arts/crafts, music, grammar/speech, geography, social studies, health/safety.
No spelling, phonics, upper level gramamr or math.
It is even better if you can get several families involved.
Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands?
Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled
at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, answers these questions.
Facinating! Grades 7+
The activity book is a child's version of the best-selling chronicle of
America from the Revolution to the mid 1800's, showing God's hand in America's
Brighter Vision LEARNING ADVENTURES ™ is a program designed
by early childhood educators to help parents help their children develop a love
of learning. Each month a shipment of fun-filled educational materials is
delivered conveniently to the home. Each shipment contains a variety of
activities designed to teach children essential early school skills and to
develop the self-confidence that leads to a love of learning and a successful
school experience. Order your free introductory packet.
This series was recommended by one
of our Home Study Families
Easy Grammar is just what the title implies:
grammar made easy! By learning to delete prepositional phrases from sentences
first, students are able to distinguish and recognize the other parts of speech
Easy Grammar simplifies learning grammar along with other concepts, such as
punctuation, capitalization, clauses, and more. It is designed especially for
students who struggle with learning grammar, or as a review course for older
students. Grades 3+. Teachers Editions available. (866)-725-2662.
Daily Grams: Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills
Each book contains 180 review lessons for grammar concepts and usage -
one to be done each day to aid in mastery learning. Each lesson covers
capitalization, punctuation practice, sentence combining, and more.
Grades 3-6. (866)-725-2662.
Easy Writing is a text for learning higher level sentence
structure, including appositives, introductory participial phrases, semi-colon
subordinate clauses, and more. Two levels of instruction for every concept
enable the parent to use this manual with upper elementary through high school
students. Grades 5-12. (866)-725-2662.
The Wordsmith Series course is designed with step-by-step
instructions for students who want to improve their writing skills. It is a
fun approach that uses the newspaper as a basis to learn reporting,
paragraphing, sentence review, and more. Grades 4-12. (866)-725-2662.
This program teaches children 100 Greek and Latin words and their
derivatives. Each child compiles their own file of 3X5 index cards with the
root word on the front and the definitions and derivatives on the reverse.
Not too dull, too schoolish, too intense, or based too heavily on mythology.
An innovative 36 week program that teaches phonics, reading,
spelling, grammar, and higher order thinking skills, all through using
books such as Goodnight Moom, Old Hat New Hat, and
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit for 1st graders, to
Across Five Aprils, A Lantern In Her Hand, Eric Liddell,
and God's Smuggler for 8th graders. High School studies cover
American and British Literature, using books by Ernest Hemmingway, Charles
Dickens and more.
(From Rigg's Institute website)
"The method of instruction explained...begins by teaching manuscript letter
formation through dictated (no copying or tracing) instructions, together with
a sufficient set of phoneme/grapheme relationships to accommodate the
Webster-Oxford collaboration that standardized English spelling in the early
1860's. These spellings are virtually unchanged 140 years later. These
sound/letter relationships (the alphabetic principle) are taught together as
"explicit" phonics, without key words, pictures or letter names as recommended
in the federal synthesis of reading research done by the nation's leading
reading professors, 1985's Becoming a Nation of Readers (BNR). This takes only
four of the first nine weeks of instruction in Grade 1, and at half that pace
These new editions of Shakespeare's most popular plays feature the
complete original text and a translation into contemporary English,
aligned on facing pages for easy reading. Most importantly,
each translation retains the rhythm of the original, yet obscure words and
phrases are modernized, making footnotes a thing of the past. A manual / study
guide is available for Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet,
Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar . Each features a summary
of acts and scenes, background information about Shakespeare, and suggestions
for teaching and even staging the plays.
Dr. Robert C. Aukerman, in his book, Approaches To Beginning
Reading, describes Spalding(s Writing Road to Reading)
as, "... The Spalding Method ... is ... a total language arts system, in that it
... is an approach to learning the phonetic base of the language through
listening, seeing, speaking, writing, spelling, and reading.
...in a first grade class the children
were reading at an almost unbelievable level of comprehension, voice inflection,
knowledge of word attack."
Couple The Writing Road to Reading with Wanda Sanseri's,
Spell to Write to Read, the companion guide to teach The Writing
Road To Reading
WriteGuide provides individualized writing instruction for
homeschooled students in grades three through twelve. They provide you with your
own private writing teacher who works with your son or daughter five days a
week (Monday through Friday) on a wide variety of papers and projects. The
papers can be designed by parents and students themselves, taken from other
curricula or classes, or you can ask your writing teacher to suggest or assign
projects. Their goal is to provide in-depth writing instruction to fit the
precise needs of the individual student. All that's required to use our program
is a computer and the ability to communicate via e-mail.
Teaches 5-12 graders thinking and communication skills using
literature as a base. Each unit and book can cover comprehension, vocabulary,
crictical thinking, and more. This is a great program!(360)-754-3660.
Science, art, learning and fun all go hand-in-hand
with this interactive thematic workbook for kids. With over 50 projects,
kids are bound for hours of adventure using ingredients and items
(that you probably already have in the home) to encourage learning,
science and curiosity. And parents will love the fact there are no
hard-to-find, expensive or hard-to-get items.
You can do hundreds of experiments with just one tank. View ants,
worms, roots like no other product. 150 lessons using everyday materials.
Set up is simple. It is intuative and very visual. Hands-on for better retention.
offers high school science. (888)-524-4724
From the Institute for Creation Research. A science program
presented within the Christian creationist framework to students in
grades K-6. Materials include demonstrations and experiments that can be done
in a home setting.
A fun, educational, entertaining upbeat music CD and video series
for kids ages 3-8. These CDs and videos feature Spanish songs,
counting songs, spelling songs, songs about manners, and a poetic story.
They also feature everyday children from local communities interacting and
learning with Ms. Maria. COOL SCHOOL WITH MS. MARIA is a program that offers
children ages 3-8 an opportunity to learn while at the same time providing
entertainment that will captivate their attention.
A guitar course - on line, which is highly accelerated.
All concepts are made easy to understand. Fully animated!
High tech finger exercises are incorporated to build strength and
independence into each finger.
Upon completion of each lesson, the participant receives an e-mail with a
professional set of notes, and an assignment to work on.
They recommend children to be at least 10 years old.
Complete Piano Course in 6 levels: Preparatory Level, Level 1
through Level 5 - beginners through advanced. INcludes six books and eight
audio cassettes. This course can be used with an electronic keyboard. All
music, text, and illustrations help reimforce Christian values.
Driver Ed in a Box® offers a number of features to help you in
training your teenager or student to become a collision-free driver. Both the
complete course and the behind-the-wheel only version have been developed by
Mr. Patrick L. Barrett, and designed to give parents the tools and training
aids needed for the student to form collision-free driving habits.
All features of the course are designed to fit together seamlessly creating a
logical, frustration-free experience for both parent and teen. The completion
certificate isued upon the completion of the complete course may be useful for
car insurance discounts. Talk to your insurance agent.
Discover America -- the complete (except math)
two-year literature-based program that can be used to teach 3rd, 4th, 5th, or
6th grade. Six eleven-week studies form a two-year program that includes:
history, reading, writing, Bible, grammar, art, spelling, science, health, music,
hands on activities, time line figures, geography, and answer key.
Everything Home Schooling, from Abeka
Home School to Wisconsin Home Schooling.
The INEW website provides a large mathematics database which is
useful for practicing and sharpening various skills for students in grades K-6.
You will find over 500 core math skills with millions of variations, a fun and
helpful demonstration to get you started,as well as a brief overview that
highlights their mission, benefits and service.
The Junior Mater Gardener® Program's mission is to engage
children in novel, "hands-on" group and individual learning experiences that
promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment,
and cultivate the mind. JMG inspires youths to be of service to others through