Curriculum

As a homeschooler, there are many curriculum options to choose from. On this page we hope to help you in your search. 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 curriculum and materials is at NCHE’s Thrive! Conference which is held annually in the spring.

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

Complete (or Almost Complete) Programs

ABeka (traditional)
Alpha Omega (traditional – LIFEPACK, Switched-On Schoolhouse, Monarch)
Ambleside Online (Charlotte Mason)
Bob Jones Press (traditional)
Calvert (traditional – the whole curriculum in a box)
Christian Light  (traditional – an open-and-go, self-directed curriculum)
Five in a Row (Charlotte Mason and unit study)
Gather ‘Round Homeschool (unit study)
The Good and the Beautiful (hard to classify)
Heart of Dakota (Charlotte Mason and unit study)
Konos (unit study; activity based)
Master Books (Charlotte Mason)
Memoria Press (classical)
My Father’s World (incorporates ideas from Charlotte Mason, classical education and unit studies with a biblical perspective)
Rod & Staff (traditional)
Simply Charlotte Mason (Charlotte Mason)
Sonlight (versatile, can tend to Charlotte Mason method, unit studies, and is eclectic in nature; the whole package with teacher directions; a literature-based approach)
Tapestry of Grace (a classical approach through a directed unit study method, history, Bible, literature, writing with detailed instructions)
Veritas Press (classical)
Weaver, (unit study)

Math

A+ Tutorsoft Math (computer software and online option), self-correcting, instructional
Elementary Algebra (Jacobs)
Geometry (Jacobs)
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)
Teaching Textbooks – (begins at third grade; computer instruction with worktext)
Miquon Math – K – 3 Inexpensive manipulative concept driven instruction emphasizes mathematical patterns and relationships rather than pre-set formulas and methods.
RightStart Math 
Saxon Math (K-high school, available from many sources)
Life of Fred (available from many sources; inexpensive and engaging, each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line.)
Singapore Math (K – 6)

Language Arts (including Writing)

All About Learning Press – spelling and early elementary reading
Alphaphonics  (simplified phonics)
Easy Grammar and Easy Writing (non-graded worktexts)
Easy Language Lessons
Editor in Chief (from Critical Thinking Co.)
Explode the Code (Before/Beyond the Code)
Handwriting Without Tears
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
Jenson’s Grammar/Format Writing/Vocabulary
Learning Language Arts through Literature (Charlotte Mason approach)
Language Lessons (from Master Books)
Phonics Pathways
Spelling Power
Spelling Workout
Wordly Wise
Wordsmith
Write Shop
Writing Strands

History

Beautiful Feet
BiblioPlan (core is history)
Greenleaf Press materials (see their catalog)
Memoria Press – classical history resources, with some science http://www.memoriapress.com/
The Mystery of History
Notgrass History, (unit study, core is history)
Story of the World
Tapestry of Grace (a classical approach through a directed unit study method, history, Bible, literature, writing with detailed instructions)
Truthquest History – (Charlotte Mason, unit study)
Biblio Plan, (core is history)

Science

Apologia 
Berean Builders
Rainbow Science (junior high)
Christian Kids Explore
TOPS Science modules
The Backyard Scientist series
REAL Science

Misc.

Critical Thinking Press

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