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  Finding Your Homeschool Curriculum

Here you’ll find a variety of resources for selecting your child’s homeschool curriculum.

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Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Here you can search Cathy Duffy's comprehensive homeschool curriculum review database and purchase her books. Each review provides an in-depth analysis of the material as well as a Instant Key, which includes the recommended grade-level, suitability for group or independent study, religious and political perspective, educational approaches and methods, special audiences, and technology of the material or curriculum. If you sign up for Cathy's free e-newsletter, you'll receive a discount on her curriculum book.

The Homeschool Mom
The Homeschool Mom Curriculum Reviews
Each curriculum in the ever-growing database has a brief description of the material and some have multiple reviews by other homeschoolers who have used it. You can submit a review of your own with a form that includes your evaluation of the material, the pros and cons, and the grade levels it was used for. When searching, you can filter these reviews by subject or publisher.

Homeschool
Top 10 Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
This is Homeschool.com's list of 10 comprehensive reviews of homeschool curriculum, including online and book-based materials. The list contains both secular and Christian Worldview curriculum like Time4Learning, Oak Meadow, and Alpha Omega. Each review provides an in-depth description of the material, content, educational philosophy, any associated fees, and more.

Resources for Homeschooling on a Budget

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Free or Inexpensive Curriculum Resources
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▶︎ Secular Curriculum Resources

Explore this list of  secular curriculum resources available online:


Homeschool Resource room
The Homeschool Resource Room
Here you'll find the 2020 Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide, with categories like Best All-in-One, Best Secular Take on Charlotte Mason, Best Resource for College-bound Homeschoolers, and more. The website also provides curriculum reviews, resources by age, grade-level, and subject, field trip ideas, and resources for educating children with special needs.

Time4Learning
Time4Learning
With a subscription, students can access Time4Learning's complete inclusive homeschool curriculum for grades Prek-12.  Each child or teen follows their own learning path, with animated lessons, interactive activities, unit assessments, and integrated printable worksheets for reinforcement. Math and language arts lessons correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are provided to most grades. Students may also add foreign language learning to their subscription for an additional fee.

Oak Meadow
Oak Meadow
Oak Meadow's print-based curriculum can be used independently by homeschoolers, or through enrollment in their teacher-supported distance learning school. Each coursebook includes 36-weekly lesson plans, with a variety of assignments, activities, and readings. They also include assignment checklists, planners, materials lists, and learning assessment rubrics to track student progress.  Teacher manuals, craft kits, and supplementary materials are available, if needed. When you purchase their materials, you will receive everything you need to homeschool your child for an entire year.

Be Naturally Curious Science Mini-Courses
Be Naturally Curious
Started by Valerie Grosso, a former college biology professor, Be Naturally Curious sells mini-courses, in the form of downloadable PDFs, each of which focuses on a core scientific concept. Every mini-course is written by a Naturally Curious expert. Each mini-course also incorporates a range of nontraditional teaching techniques, including an illustrated story, a craft or manipulable, a game, and an experiment or outdoor field activity.

K-12 Online Public School
K-12: Online Public School
K12 offers one of the largest online K–12 curriculums in the industry for those who want to homeschool, featuring more than 240 courses—from preschool to advanced high school. It can be used to supplement your existing homeschool program or enroll in online public school at home. Their online courses provide solid foundations in math, language arts, science, and history, as well as art, music, world languages, and an array of electives for homeschool students. Many courses are enhanced with the use of textbooks, illustrated storybooks, paints and paintbrushes, CDs, inflatable globes, and even items such as microscopes and rock-and-mineral kits for science lessons.

TEDEd
TED-Ed
Here you'll find a growing library of original animated videos and international platform where teachers can create their own interactive lessons and make them available for free. Every TED-Ed Animation represents a creative collaboration between experts. Such experts may include TED Speakers and TED Fellows, as well as educators, designers, animators, screenwriters, directors, science writers, historians, journalists and editors. These original animated videos, paired with questions and resources, make up the TED-Ed Lessons.

CK-12
CK-12
CK-12 provides free access to open-source content and technology tools to help students experiment with different learning styles. They offer access to classes based on grade-level and subject along with customizable digital textbooks, study guides, interactive chemistry and physics simulations, webinars, and Common Core math resources.

Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Secular Online Courses
Here you can search Cathy Duffy's comprehensive homeschool curriculum review database and purchase her books. She has provided a list of secular online individual courses.

▶︎ Christian Worldview Curriculum Resources

Explore this list of curriculum resources available online that are Faith Neutral or aligned with a Christian Worldview:


Alpha Omega Academy
Alpha Omega Publications Academy
Alpha Omega provides online, print and computer based homeschooling curriculum formats. Here you can purchase curriculum services like computer-based Monarch or Switched-On Schoolhouse, or shop for materials from student-paced LIFEPAC, teacher-led Horizons, or Weaver unit-studies. Or you can choose online learning from Alpha Omega Academy: "from single course enrollment and credit recovery to full-time enrollment for multiple children, our academy supports your family’s unique needs, giving you multiple options while providing academic rigor, Bible-based curriculum and a Christian worldview."

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Easy-Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
This site has curriculum for preschool ("getting ready 1"), kindergarten ("getting ready 2"), and first through eighth grades. There is a separate high school site. Choosing a grade level will set reading, language arts, math, computer and logic, any of which can be switched to a more appropriate level. Choosing a theme enables all of your children to study the same topic at the same time. The themes are based around the history courses of ancient history, early American history, geography and cultures, music, art, science, and modern history.

Gather Round Homeschool
Gather Round Homeschool
Owned by Rebecca Spooner, homeschooler, author, speaker, and worship leader, her blog Homeschool On provides printables, inspiration, fun quizzes, and reviews by subject. In her shop you can purchase her illustrated unit studies, full year, and mini-unit curriculum packages.

HSLDA

HSLDA Online Academy
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides over 40 live, interactive, online courses for grades 7-12 taught from a biblical perspective. Tuition for these course can be expensive, though HSLDA subscribed members receive a discount. Books and materials are not included in the tuition fees. Students get to join their virtual campus and meet fellow Christian high schoolers from all 50 US states and from several countries around the world.

Home Science Tools
Home Science Tools
This website provides homeschool science supplies for chemistry, biology, earth science, and physics and engineering. Here you can purchase science kits, microscopes, curriculum kits from companies like Abeka, Apologia, Christian Light, and more. Also, the Learning Center offers information, resources, and advice for parents and educators.

Lamp Post Homeschool
Lamp Post Homeschool
Owners Wynne and Harriet Yoder believe "that as Christian parents, the most important goal in educating our children is teaching them to know, love, and serve the Lord." Their store offers curriculum materials and complete packages for specific grade-levels from a variety of companies including Alpha Omega and Master Books. You can also choose to view available course books and materials organized by subject. These subjects include language arts, math, science, social studies, bible, electives, and foreign languages.

Sonlight Christian Homeschool Curriculum and Programs
Sonlight
Sonlight believes most children respond more positively to great literature than they do to textbooks, and therefore, approach homeschooling with a literature-rich curriculum. Their instructor's guide provides 36 complete, weekly lesson plans, and all required books are included. You can shop their curriculum materials by level, grade, or subject. They offer a variety of packages including the History/Bible/Literature program and the All-Subjects package which adds Science, Language Arts, and Math to the above. You also have the choice of creating your own unique, customizable curriculum package.

Summit Ministries Homeschool
Summit Ministries Homeschool
Summit Ministries believes that a Biblical worldview curriculum trains students with a foundation of wisdom and knowledge for today’s unique challenges. They provide both Christian school and homeschool versions of their curriculum organized by grade level. Also, you can download and view samples of their "Building on the Rock" student workbooks and teacher manuals before purchasing to help decide if it is right for you.

Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Religious Online Courses List
Here you can search Cathy Duffy's comprehensive homeschool curriculum review database and purchase her books. She has provided a list of religious online individual courses with a variety of denomination perspectives (each labeled when applicable).

▶︎ Additional Resources by Subject & Grade-Level
▶︎ Homeschool Blogs & Podcasts

Here you'll find a variety of resources – including both secular and aligned with a Christian worldview. These websites provide helpful advice, new ideas, and free activities, printables, and curriculum.

Blogs and podcasts are listed below alphabetically.


1+1+1=1
1+1+1=1
Run by Carisa, a Christian homeschool mother, this site provides access to Christian Pre-K curriculum organized by grade, free printables, activity ideas, and inexpensive lesson units for purchase in their shop.

Annie & Everything
Annie&Everything
This website focuses specifically on homeschool resources for high school students and college prep. Ann Karako provides access to her podcast episodes, how-to articles, homeschool books, curriculum, and advice just for moms.

Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Cathy Duffy Reviews
Here you can search Cathy Duffy's comprehensive homeschool curriculum review database and purchase her books. Each review provides an in-depth analysis of the material as well as a Instant Key, which includes the recommended grade-level, suitability for group or independent study, religious and political perspective, educational approaches and methods, special audiences, and technology of the material or curriculum. If you sign up for Cathy's free e-newsletter, you'll receive a discount on her curriculum book.


Confessions of a Homeschooler
Run by Erica Arndt, a Christian homeschool mom, this website has curriculum, curriculum reviews, activities and arts & crafts ideas, organization skills, homeschool help and reading lists by grade level, and printables.

Great Homeschool Conventions
Great Homeschool Conventions
Great homeschool Conventions is a collection of Christian homeschooling workshops facilitated each year with a wide variety of speakers. This blog covers topics like homeschooling methods and styles, socialization, resources, and convention information.

Hip Homeschool Moms
Hip Homeschool Moms
Part homeschool blog, part Christian lifestyle advice blog, this website provides information and resources organized by grade-level, unit studies organized by subject, arts & crafts activities, and general advice for homeschooling, homemaking, and family issues.

Homegrown Learners
Homegrown Learners
Owned by a former public school teacher, this blog offers a variety of homeschool methods and tips, reading lists, curriculum, encouragement, and Amazon shopping idea lists full of book recommendations, curriculum resources, and more.

Homeschool On
Homeschool On
Run by Rebecca Spooner, homeschooler, author, speaker, and worship leader, this blog provides printables, inspiration, fun quizzes, and reviews by subject. You can also access Gather Round Homeschool, to view and purchase her unit studies, full year, and mini-unit curriculum packages.

Mary Hanna Wilson
Mary Hanna Wilson
The blog's namesake Mary Hanna Wilson provides information and resources including book lists for both children and moms, creative homeschool resources organized by subject, and book guides for sale.

Midwest Parent Educators

Midwest Parent Educators
This website is for homeschoolers in both Kansas and Missouri. Their blog provides homeschool resources and opportunities in the Greater Kansas City Area, finding homeschool resources on a budget, general homeschooling advice and ideas, information about homeschool laws in your area, and more.

Only Passionate Curiosity
Only Passionate Curiosity
Here you'll find information, resources, and activities organized by grade-level and subject. Also, curriculum reviews, hands on crafts and experiments. In their store you can purchase printables, unit studies, curriculum by subject, and themed activities, as well as download "freebies" including templates and free printables.

Organized Homeschool
Organized Home+School
This blog combines homeschooling tips with organization resources for housekeeping, food planning, and scheduling. You'll find advice for school planning, time management, organizing your school supplies and learning environment, choosing curriculum resources and more.

Practical Pages
Practical Pages
This blog offers practical tips, projects, plans, and art ideas and beginner's information about the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling.

Read Along Revival
Read Aloud Revival
Formerly Amongst Lovely Things, this blog is run by Sarah Mackenzie, author of "Teaching from a State of Rest" and "Read Aloud Revival." Her podcasts cover a variety of topics including how to foster a love of reading in your child, homeschooling advice, teaching from rest, and incorporating book lists and reading aloud into your family. She also offers themed book recommendation lists for children of varied reading levels.

Simple Homeschool
Simple Homeschool
Blog editor, Jamie C. Martin, brings together other homeschool moms to write posts and contribute their expertise. Here you'll find posts about curriculum, family time, field trips, home management, organization, inspiration, homeschool methods, and educational philosophies, as well as advice and tips specifically for moms (or homeschool parents, in general). You can also subscribe to the blog's podcast for additional content.

STEAMsational
STEAMsational
Run by Becky Priddy, author and STEAM education consultant, this blog offers resources for parents looking to incorporate the STEAM system into their children's education. STEAM activities promote the idea that science, technology, engineering, art, and math can all work together to help kids become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators. In her store, you can purchase her curriculum and activity books, as well as activity packs.

Teach Kids Engineering
Teach Kids Engineering
This website is run by Matt, an electrical engineer, and his wife Kristen, who together homeschool their four children. They provide resources for STEM activities, experiments, and projects, LEGO Mindstorms and other STEM toys, downloadable build instructions and Rubik's cube tutorials, and also links to the educational videos on their YouTube channel Teach Kids Engineering.

Techie Homeschool Mom
Techie Homeschool Mom
Beth is a techie homeschool mom providing resources to help other homeschool parents integrate more digital learning into their children's educations. The blog covers topics include online learning, tech advice for homeschoolers, general homeschool tips, STEM activities, and a Curriculum Directory – a fairly comprehensive and searchable database of homeschool curriculum you can filter by subject, grade, and type.

The Homeschool Scientist
The Homeschool Scientist
Marci Goodwin, former naturalist and researcher, offers science resources (and experiments!) for homeschoolers covering subjects like biology, botany, chemistry, earth science, engineering, physics, and human anatomy and physiology. She also has a wide variety of free science printables to supplement your child's science education.

This Reading Mama
This Reading Mama
This website is run by Becky Spence, a former classroom teacher and elementary reading tutor, who now homeschools her four children. Her blog posts and resources cover topics including the alphabet, teaching kids learn how to read (especially struggling readers), phonics, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing skills. She also has over 1,000 free printables available on her website, and package resources for purchase in her shop.

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Blog owners Wendy Hilton and Trish Corlew have invited a team of homeschoolers to contribute their knowledge and resources here. Over a half dozen experienced homeschool moms write posts about topics like encouragement, general homeschool how-to's, activities, field trips, planning and organization, bible study, curriculum reviews, and more. Subscribers have access to a collection of freebies including homeschool and activity books.

Your Morning Basket
Your Morning Basket
Pam Barnhill's blog and podcast cover a variety of homeschool-related topics and resources. Each podcast, she invites another experienced homeschooler, author, or education expert to discuss a topic with her. Barnhill defines a morning basket as "a time in the day when everyone in the family can come together and learn together about specific subjects. All ages can homeschool together doing activities like reading aloud, studying the arts, or even efficiently combining students for subjects like history and science."

▶︎ Free Worksheets & Printables
▶︎ Virtual Field Trips & Museums

Google Arts & Culture Virtual Exhibits: This site provides virtual access to 2,000 museum collections from 80 countries. Visit the Guggenheim in New York City, the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands, the Tokyo National Museum in Japan - even the White House - all from home! Explore history, art, and culture from across the world for free.

Take a Virtual Vacation Without Traveling: With this list of free online resources for virtual vacations, you can travel the world from the comfort of home. Walk the Grand Canyon without breaking a sweat, see the stunning mountain views (and ornery llamas!) of Machu Picchu, and wander the Old City markets of Jerusalem.

Virtual Field Trips for Kids of All Ages: This list of virtual exhibit and tours lets kids connect with learning opportunities they might not otherwise have. Spend a day exploring the Pyramids in Egypt, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, or Mount Everest to learn about the highest mountain in the world!

Explore Children's Museums Online: Access children's museums from across the United States - and even one in Australia! Museums like Florida's Glazer Children's Museum or the Minnesota Children's Museum provide a wide variety of enrichment resources including virtual exhibits, videos, activities and experiments, and all kinds of fun, educational things to enjoy from home.

▶︎ Supplemental Resources Online

41 Free Educational Resources for Kids Stuck at Home: This exhaustive list of free resources has something for everyone trying to keep kids engaged and motivated when learning from home. Subjects include science, physical education, cooking, art, history, foreign languages, and more! A description and link to a website is provided for each resource.

America's Story from America's Library: This educational website from the Library of Congress contains resources and information about notable people, historical events, and more!

Animal Diversity Web: An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology provided by the University of Michigan. Part animal science encyclopedia, part virtual museum, the database is a learning tool for those interested in the study of animals.

Exploratorium Online Learning: The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory dedicated to science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. The institution's online Learning Toolbox has a free collection of resources for learning from home, including websites, videos, exhibits, and hands-on, teacher-tested science activities called Science Snacks.

International Children's Digital Library: This project by the University of Maryland and Internet Archive has created an online collection of literature that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. The books have been digitized and many are translated into English and other languages by volunteers.

Khan Academy: This website offers a free, personalized learning resource for students of all ages. Learners can set their own pace and coursework, or students out of school can take advantage of prepared daily schedules customized for specific grade levels. Khan Academy has partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

NASA For Students: The NASA STEM page of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's website provides access to a free catalog of articles, videos, activities, and games for students in grades K-12. Resources are organized by grade level.

Scholastic Learn at Home: This free resource provides 20 days worth of engaging day-by-day projects, worksheets, activities, and reading and writing quests designed to keep kids reading, thinking, and learning even when not in school. Content is organized by grade-level for students Pre-K to 9th grade.

Tynker: Coding for Kids: A kid-oriented coding platform that offers interactive, self-paced online courses to learn computer programming from home for children age 5 through 14+. Games can be customized by experience-level and what subjects the student is interested in.

Wide Open School: Built in response to Coronavirus school closures, this free website is a curated collection of online learning experiences and resources for educators and families. Educational content provided by organizations like National Geographic, PBS, Scholastic, Sesame Workshop, and more, is all accessible here in one place!

▶︎ Educational Youtube Channels

Crash Course: This channel makes engaging, educational videos taught by experts that cover a wide variety of topics. Check out the playlists for courses in computer science, film history, mythology, physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.

Crash Course Kids: The kid-friendly version of Crash Course focuses on grade school science. Courses include biology, engineering, physics, astronomy, and more.

Free School: This channel is dedicated to exposing children to famous art, classical music, children's literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.

Geek Gurl Diaries: Carrie Anne Philbin teaches kids computer programming and robotics with tutorials and practical Minecraft coding exercises.

How to Adult: This channel is for learners of all ages dedicated to teaching everything you need to know as an adult that school never taught you. Courses include personal finance, automotive work, home economics, professional etiquette, and social skills.

National Geographic Kids: Explore the world with videos about awesome and weird animals, wacky pets, science experiments, space, and the world around us!

SciShow: Let your curiosity run wild with videos that explore some of the strangest, most unexpected questions about science and look for answers. Topics include chemistry, biology, space, medicine, and more. Be sure to check out the channel's "sister shows" SciShow Psych and SciShow Space.

SciShow Kids: SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask "why?" Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.

Science Max: This high-energy series explores the question "What if we did this science experiment, but made it BIGGER?" Fans of Bill Nye might also like this channel.

The Art Assignment: This channel is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. It explores art and art history and how it all fits into our world today.

The Brain Scoop: Hosted by Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, this channel explores the amazing things they have in the museum's collection. Topics covered include biology, conservation, culture, museum archiving, taxidermy, and dissection.


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