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The following resources are listed as a springboard for your research into home education. The list is not exhaustive by any means, and inclusion or omission of an item should not necessarily be construed to be an HSLDA endorsement or censorship of any resource. Some materials carried below may not be written from your family’s worldview or may include resource suggestions inconsistent with your worldview so, as always, parents are encouraged to use discernment in selecting materials appropriate for your family’s needs.

Choosing Curriculum

(includes Teaching Approaches)

Also see Early Years page: Curriculum Resources

Curriculum & Bookseller Catalog

The following resources are listed as a springboard for your research into curriculum choices. The list is not exhaustive by any means, and inclusion or deletion of an item should not necessarily be construed to be an HSLDA endorsement or censorship of any resource. Some materials carried below may not be written from your family’s worldview so, as always, parents are encouraged to use discernment in selecting materials appropriate for your family’s needs.

Also see Early Years page: Curriculum Resources

  • A Beka Books
    P.O. Box 19100
    Pensacola FL 32523-9100
    1-800-874-2352
    Textbooks and workbooks designed for and used in many Christian private schools across the country. Comprehensive program. Also available as correspondence or video school.
  • Alpha Omega Publications
    1-800-622-3070
    Publishers of the popular LifePacs; Switched-On Schoolhouse (CD-ROM), (SOS online), A/O Academy correspondence program, A/O On-Line Academy. Weaver and Horizons curricula. Diagnostic and placement tests.
  • American Homeschool Publishing
    1-800-684-2121
    Resources for K-12 classical education.
  • Audio Memory
    1-800-365-SING (7464)
  • Beautiful Feet Books
    1-800-889-1978
    Publisher of History Through Literature Approach study guides and timelines.
  • Bluestocking Press
    1-530-622-8586
    Historical documents, books, music, toys, and tapes. Publisher of the Uncle Eric books.
  • BJU Press Homeschool
    Greenville SC 29614
    1-800-845-5731
    Well-known and respected publisher of textbooks/workbooks used in homeschools and private Christian schools across the country. BJU Press Homeschool also offers distance learning options via online, DVD, and hard drive delivery methods.
  • Builder Books
    1-800-260-5461
  • Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
    505-534-1496
    A catalog of unit studies such as The Prairie Primer and Further Up and Further In, as well as other quality resources.
  • CBD Home School
    P.O. Box 7000,
    Peabody MA 01961-7000
    (978-977-5005)
    Department of Christian Book Distributors. Nice variety, colorful catalog, discount prices.
  • Charlotte Mason Research Company
    P.O. Box 296
    Quarryville, PA 17566
    Karen and Dean Andreola have revived and interpreted this approach.
  • Children’s Books
    1-800-344-3198
    Large selection of good “living” books, most discounted.
  • Christ-Centered Curriculum
    1-800-778-4318
    Sells a complete phonics program plus math for early childhood and mid-elementary grades. Bible appears throughout the phonics and math materials.
  • Christian Liberty Academy Publishers
    502 W. Euclid Ave.
    Arlington Heights IL 60004
    1-800-348-0899
    Actual on-campus private school offering several satellite school options, including full-service correspondence school as well as family-administrated curriculum package; individual courses now also available. Christian Liberty Press, their publishing branch, offers discounted resources and curricular materials.
  • Common Sense Press
    1-352-475-5757
    Carries Learning Language Art Through Literature, Great Editing Adventure series, math, science, and unit study material.
  • Cornerstone Curriculum Project
    1-972-235-5149
    David Quine’s music, science, math, and worldview curricula.
  • Cross-Over Educational Products
    1-970-385-1809
    Carries Snapshot Typing and Quick Piano.
  • Diana Waring—History Alive!
    1-425-397-0631
    History tapes and books to make history come alive, as well as Beyond Survival and Reaping the Harvest. Diana stresses activities for all learning styles and teaching approaches.
  • Dorling Kindersley
    1-800-788-6262
    Colorful, high-quality, educational books.
  • Dover Publications
    31 East 2nd Street
    Mineola, NY 11501-3852
    Informative, detailed coloring books and paper projects covering many subjects.
  • Eagle’s Wings Educational Materials
    1-580-252-1555
    Building a solid foundation in math, phonics, and science.
  • Education Plus+
    1-864-286-6492
    Inge Cannon’s resources on child development from a Christian perspective and Mentoring Your Teen: Charting the Course to Successful Adulthood, as well as transcript and recordkeeping helps.
  • Elijah Company
    1053 Eldridge Loop
    Crossville TN 38571
    (1-888-2ELIJAH)
    Lots of resources and articles. Free counseling site with moderators and bulletin board.
  • Essential Learning Products
    800-357-3570
  • Farm Country General Store
    731 North Fork Road
    Metamora IL 61548
    1-309-367-2844
    Well-rounded, helpful book lists. Includes many healthy living resources.
  • Foundation for American Christian Educations
    800-352-3223
    Information and products for the Principle Approach to home education and the Noah Plan (pre-school to adult).
  • Greenleaf Press
    3761 Highway 109N
    Unit D, Lebanon TN 37087
    1-615-449-1617
    Guaranteed 100% Twaddle-Free! Resources for history, literature, art, music and nature study. Useful just for the book lists! Has several informative articles within the pages, as well as detailed descriptions of items.
  • Harcourt Publishing Company
    800-531-5015
    Carries full line of K-adult educational material
  • Heart of Dakota
    1004 Westview Drive
    Dell Rapids, SD 57022
    605-428-4068
    Christ-centered homeschool curricula that is easy to use, flexible, and can also be used with multiple ages at the same time. For preschool through junior high. Flagship product is Drawn into the Heart of Reading, a multi-level reading program that you can use with any books you choose.

  • Heart Of Wisdom
    Info and resources for a multi-level teaching approach using a combination of methods, based on God’s world and God’s Word
  • Hewitt Homeschooling Resources
    1-360-835-8708,
    Catalog for hands-on approach. Based on the work of homeschool pioneers Raymond and Dorothy Moore
  • His Publishing Company
    P.O. Box 1159
    Plymouth, NY 13832
    Specializing in unit study materials
  • Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
    The world’s largest purchasing cooperative for homeschoolers. Co-op members get deep discounts on their homeschool curriculum. Membership is free.
  • Home School Resource Center
    P.O. Box 67, Palmyra PA 17078
    1-800-937-6311
    Owned by Debra Bell, author of The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling. Resources for creative homeschooling.
  • Institute for Excellence in Writing
    Designed to provide your student with the critical skills of thinking and communicating through writing, Andrew Pudewa’s award-winning writing program engages a wide range of ages and aptitudes and is guaranteed to work—or your money back.
  • Keepers of the Faith
    906-663-6881
    Conservative books; Keepers at Home and Contenders for the Faith clubs, which are locally-based Christian children’s groups similar in concept to scout organizations.
  • Lamp Post Homeschool Store
    Homeschool-run Lamp Post Homeschool Store offers curriculum with a Christian perspective. Online shopping, product information, and encouraging articles about homeschooling.
  • Learning Parent
    434-845-8345
    Rick and Marilyn Boyer’s books, tapes, and personal picks for Christ-centered, family-based education. Focus on character training. Socialization info, too!
  • Lifetime Books and Gifts’ The Always Incomplete Catalog
    1-800-377-0390
    $5 Catalog/supplement contain over 390 pages of personal reviews, lots of helpful information on the various subject areas; extensive book lists. Lots of hard-to-find items.
  • Mott Media
    800-421-6645
    Biographies, reprints of 19th-century textbooks, plus books written by Dr. Ruth Beechick.
  • My Father’s World
    573-426-4600
    Multi-age unit studies for preschool through high school.
  • Rainbow Resource Center
    Route 1 Box 159A, 50 N 500 East Road
    Toulon IL 61483 (
    1-309-695-3200)
    400+ pages of resources for all different home education styles.
  • Scholastic Books
  • Shekinah Curriculum Cellar
    1-903-643-2760
  • Sonlight Curriculum
    8042 South Grant Way
    Littleton CO 80122-2705
    1-303-730-6292
    Comprehensive, interrelated, literature-based studies; includes all necessary supplies and books (including science supplies).
  • The Sycamore Tree
    1-714-668-1343
    Carries a variety of books and resources.
  • Tapestry of Grace
    1-800-705-7487
    Multi-level, unit study approach in a classical education framework.
  • Timberdoodle
    1510 E Spencer Lake Road
    Shelton WA 98584
    1-360-426-0672
    Proponents of a hands-on, fairly relaxed approach to home education. Lots of fun and real-life-application stuff.
  • Time4Learning Homeschool Curriculum
    Online curriculum for pre-K to 8th, offering standards-based multimedia lessons in math and language arts. (Science, social studies and art are also included as a bonus in most grades.)
  • Tobin’s Lab
    1-540-937-7173
    Science resources, lapbooking resources, and more.
  • Trivium Pursuit
    1-309-537-3641
    The Bluedorns’ site for classical education includes many informative articles.
  • Usborne Books
    800-475-4522
    Colorful, educational books from Great Britain.
  • Veritas Press
    800-922-5082
    Classical education.
  • Whole Heart Ministries
    P.O. Box 3445
    Monument, CO 80132
    1-719-488-4466
    Authors of Educating the WholeHearted Child and more. Resources based on the premise that real books and real life are the roads to real learning (based somewhat on the writings of Charlotte Mason and Susan Schaeffer Macaulay).

A Day in Our Homeschool

Encouragement

Also see Early Years page: Encouragement Resources

For Fathers

Getting Started

The following resources are listed as a springboard for your research into home education. The list is not exhaustive by any means, and inclusion or deletion of an item should not necessarily be construed to be an HSLDA endorsement or censorship of any resource. Some materials carried below may not be written from your family’s worldview or may include resource suggestions inconsistent with your worldview so, as always, parents are encouraged to use discernment in selecting materials appropriate for your family’s needs.

(Also see preschool/primary, middle school, curriculum)

Gifted Learners

HSLDA’s Broadcasts

Learning Styles

Also see Early Years page: Learning Styles Resources

Middle School

Also see Early Years page: Middle School Resources

Newsletters

Preschool/Elementary

Also see Early Years page: Preschool/Primary Resources

Publications

Homeschool magazines contain a wealth of information (including advertisement of many useful resources). Here is a partial list of homeschool periodicals and e-newsletters:

Recordkeeping & Organization

See Early Years page: Organization Resources

Testing & Assessment

Also see Early Years page: Testing


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