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.
(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
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
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
Resources for K-12 classical education.
- Audio Memory
- Beautiful Feet Books
Publisher of History Through Literature Approach study guides and timelines.
- Bluestocking Press
Historical documents, books, music, toys, and tapes. Publisher of the Uncle Eric books.
- BJU Press Homeschool
Greenville SC 29614
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
- Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
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
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
Large selection of good “living” books, most discounted.
- Christ-Centered Curriculum
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
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
Carries Learning Language Art Through Literature, Great Editing Adventure series, math, science, and unit study material.
- Cornerstone Curriculum Project
David Quine’s music, science, math, and worldview curricula.
- Cross-Over Educational Products
Carries Snapshot Typing and Quick Piano.
- Diana Waring—History Alive!
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
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
Building a solid foundation in math, phonics, and science.
- Education Plus+
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
Lots of resources and articles. Free counseling site with moderators and bulletin board.
- Essential Learning Products
- Farm Country General Store
731 North Fork Road
Metamora IL 61548
Well-rounded, helpful book lists. Includes many healthy living resources.
Foundation for American Christian Educations
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
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
Carries full line of K-adult educational material
- Heart of Dakota
1004 Westview Drive
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
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
A pioneer in the homeschool movement, Hewitt provides books, testing, and teacher services. Hewitt carries their own line of unit studies for the early grades (PreK-2). Hewitt also offers free, for individual families, online Learning objectives for grades K-8.
- 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
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
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
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
$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
Biographies, reprints of 19th-century textbooks, plus books written by Dr. Ruth Beechick.
- My Father’s World
Multi-age unit studies for preschool through high school.
- Rainbow Resource Center
Route 1 Box 159A, 50 N 500 East Road
Toulon IL 61483 (
400+ pages of resources for all different home education styles.
- Scholastic Books
- Shekinah Curriculum Cellar
- Sonlight Curriculum
8042 South Grant Way
Littleton CO 80122-2705
Comprehensive, interrelated, literature-based studies; includes all necessary supplies and books (including science supplies).
- The Sycamore Tree
Carries a variety of books and resources.
- Tapestry of Grace
Multi-level, unit study approach in a classical education framework.
1510 E Spencer Lake Road
Shelton WA 98584
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
Science resources, lapbooking resources, and more.
- Trivium Pursuit
The Bluedorns’ site for classical education includes many informative articles.
- Usborne Books
Colorful, educational books from Great Britain.
- Veritas Press
- Whole Heart Ministries
P.O. Box 3445
Monument, CO 80132
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
Also see Early Years page: Encouragement Resources
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)
- “Finding the Gift in Your Child” by Vicki Bentley (adapted from HSLDA Early Years email newsletter, May 2010)
- “Gifted and Talented Children: What Every Parent Should Know” by Inge Cannon
- “Gifted Learners and Twice-Exceptional Resources” (HSLDA Struggling Learners/Special Needs webpages)
- “Homeschooling Academically Gifted Kids” by Lisa Fenner
- “Homeschooling Gifted Children” (extensive resource list from Hoagies’ Gifted Page)
- “Homeschooling the Gifted Child”
- “Gifted with a Glitch” by Dianne Craft, HSLDA coordinator
- “Homeschooling the Gifted Child Part 1” by Maggie Hogan
- So You Think Your Child May Be Gifted by Helene Barker Kiser (e-booklet)
- Yahoo group offering support and Christian fellowship with other homeschooling parents of gifted children
- Gifted Children at Home by Maggie Hogan, Kathleen Julicher, and Janice Baker
Three moms of gifted students share what they’ve learned about the best resources and opportunities and options for educating an intellectually gifted child.
- Smartkidathome.com (Website by Beth Bess, parent of several profoundly gifted children)
Beth offers several lectures as free downloads; topics include “Try The Eclectic Method for Your Unusual Learner,” “Acceleration Options for Gifted Children,” and “Could My Child Be Gifted?”
- “How Do I Homeschool My Gifted Child?” by Tiffany Tan (Methods, Materials, and Mentors)
- Educating Your Gifted Child by Vicki Caruana
- “Gifted and ADD/ADHD” (article from the National Association for Gifted Children)
- A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by Webb, Gore, Amend, and DeVries.
- The Gifted Development Center (website featuring Dr. Linda Silverman and other resources from the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development)
- “Teaching Highly Distractible Kids” by Carol Barnier of OpenGifts.org
- “The Animal School” by Dr. George Reavis
- A few scripture verses on talents and abilities
Also see Early Years page: Learning Styles Resources
Also see Early Years page: Middle School Resources
Also see Early Years page: Preschool/Primary Resources
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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