Suggested Curriculum 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 exclusion 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)
- Book lists for preschool through high school—Reading Roadmaps (Center for Literary Education & Exodus Books)
- Book list: A printable list of 230-plus top favorites—classics, Christian, and “just plain, fun reading!” from Lisa Jacobson at Club31Women. (Older and younger children might like these, but the target range is about 4th-6th grade.)
- “Creating a Free Curriculum Using the Public Library; Part One: Language Arts” by Mary Hood
- “Reading, Writing, and Reciting Poetry: Bringing Back Lost Arts!” By Maggie S. Hogan
- “Homeschooling on a Shoestring—Spotlight On: Language Arts”
- “How We Teach Alphabetizing” By Marie Rippel
- “The Importance of Early Language Learning for Baby” By Marsha Peterson
- Summer Reading Teaching Home e-newsletter No. 374) Newsletter topics include read-alouds, selecting books, a Bible read-a-thon, reading clubs, and teaching your child to read.
- 101 Ways to Love a Book by Melissa Hart (illustrated by Mary Engelbreit). Try these instead of the standard book report—great for reading clubs.
- 100 Tips for Beginning Readers
- Scripps National Spelling Bee
- Reading Eggs
- Foundations in Writing—HSLDA Online Academy (8th grade)
Science and STEM
- “Homeschooling on a Shoestring—Spotlight On: Science”
- Young Scientists online classes for grades 4 to 6. Anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biology, physics. The purpose of these classes is to introduce students to science, listening in class, taking notes, studying, and taking an online class.
- FIRST LEGO League
- Odyssey of the Mind
- Supercharged Science
- Robotics resources at ScientificsOnline.com
- Robotics courses at iDTech.com
- Digipen offers unique courses in video game programming, art and animation, music and sound design, etc.
- Computer Skills and Coding Courses at Homeschool.com
- Creation Museum
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