Curriculum and Resources (primarily elementary and middle school)

Below is a list of curricula and resources available to use in your homeschool. If you are looking for curriculum for high school,go to the Curriculum page in the High School Section.

A great place to get a look at the materials is at NCHE's Annual Conference and Book Fair which is held on Memorial Day weekend.

For a more detailed and comprehensive description we refer you to the book: Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, by Cathy Duffy; Website:

Complete Programs

ABeka (traditional)
Alpha Omega (traditional)
Switched on Schoolhouse (traditional)
Bob Jones University (traditional)
Sonlight – the whole package with teacher directions; a literature-based approach (versatile – can tend to Charlotte Mason method, unit studies, and is eclectic in nature)
Tapestry of Grace – history, Bible, literature, writing with detailed instructions (a classical approach through a directed unit study method)
Calvert – the whole curriculum in a box (traditional)
Konos – activity based unit studies 

Math Curricula

A+ Tutorsoft Math (computer software and online option), self-correcting, instructional
Math Mammoth – (K– 8 pre-algebra) worksheets with instruction; available as a book, download or CD; complete curriculum by grade or topical supplemental
Math U See – (K –precalc) manipulative based, complete program, somewhat different sequence
Teaching Text Books – begins at third grade – computer instruction with worktext
Horizons – workbook based
Miquon Math – K – 3 manipulative concept driven instruction
Math Essentials; workbooks with examples and instrctional videos on CD.  A complete course, or a refresher.
Life of Fred
Singapore Math and

Language Arts

Learning Language Arts through Literature (Charlotte Mason approach)
Language Lessons for Little Ones, Language Lessons for the Very Young, Language Lessons for the Elementary Child, Language Lessons for the Secondary Child, Language Lessons for the High School Student (Charlotte Mason approach)
Easy Language Lessons
Easy Grammar and Easy Writing (non-graded worktexts)
First Language Lessons (classical approach, consumable worktext)
Design-A-Study, Comprehensive Comprehension, Natural Speller – multi-grade level master instruction books,
Spelling Workout
Spelling Power
All About Learning Press – spelling and early elementary reading
Alphaphonics  (simplified phonics)
Phonics Pathways
Critical Thinking Press Reading Detective


Write Shop: elementary through middle school
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
Writing Strands
WORLD  magazine writing   


Beautiful Feet
Tapestry of Grace
Greenleaf Press materials (see their catalog)
Memoria Press – classical history resources, with some science
Truthquest History – (Charlotte Mason, unit study)


Apologia – elementary through high school
Rainbow Science – elementary through high school
Critical Thinking Press
Christian Kids Explore ________ (Chemisty, Biology, etc.)
TOPS Science modules
Janice Van Cleave Science for Every Kid Series
The Backyard Scientist series
REAL Science