The Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List came out of a discussion I had with fellow homeschooling moms. Every year we struggle to find a homeschool curriculum list that provides both breadth and depth and includes resources to keep our kids engaged. Not only do they get bored easily, but we want them to have a well-rounded education. It hard to find new and unique products these days, it’s also hard to find a comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum List. So, we put together this 2019 Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List just for that very reason. These products are some that we use in our homeschooling, and/or have come highly recommended from other homeschooling families. We hope that you will spend some time getting to know the companies on this 2019 homeschool curriculum list. They are all small businesses and your support of them is not only greatly appreciated, it gives you the chance to try something new and innovative with your kids.
NOTE: The products & services in the 2019 Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List are listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
Alpha Omega Publications – A Christian publishing company founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications (AOP) proudly provides quality, Bible-based curriculum, educational resources, and services to homeschool families worldwide. For over 40 years, AOP has striven to follow its mission every day by creating and developing Christian curriculum and educational products to meet the diverse needs of homeschool families.
With print-based, computer-based, and online formats, AOP’s curriculum for students from preschool through 12th grade includes brands known and loved by both parents and students, including LIFEPAC, Horizons, and Monarch. A groundbreaking online curriculum, Monarch offers budget-friendly plans that allow customization across grade levels to meet individual needs for each subject and child.
AOP also offers an online education for K-12 students through Alpha Omega Academy, which is accredited regionally by NCA CASI of AdvancED and internationally by the Association of Christian Schools International.
American School – American School offers quality accredited courses in grades 6-12 at a cost families can afford. Courses are available in online and paper-based formats and include core subject areas like English, math, science and social studies as well as elective courses in business, career and technical education, fine arts and world languages. Select AP courses for advanced high school students are also available. Students may enroll in full-year programs which lead to them earning American School’s accredited high school diploma, or they may enroll in individual subjects to enrich an existing homeschool program. Regardless of how many courses they take, students can work at their own pace and contact American School for assistance at any time. Instructors are available to answer questions via phone during normal business hours and reply to emails within one business day. Courses are available to students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, and monthly payment plans are available for students in full-year programs. American School is accredited by MSA-CESS, Ai and NCPSA and has been a leader in distance education since 1897. For more information, visit www.americanschool.org or call 708-418-2800. American School looks forward to serving your family!
Boxlight – The Labdisc portable lab opens the door to inquiry-based learning in a variety of science fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and geography. With our STEM science lab, take the science classroom anywhere. Labdisc helps students connect and engage with science from wherever they are.
There’s a wireless, compact Labdisc data logger for every science domain, with up to 15 built-in sensors. Fits in the palm of a student’s hand.
Up to 150 hours of battery life make it a practical tool for inside or outside the classroom. The ideal solution for long-term experiments such as plant growth, weather change, and pollution.
Ever ready with zero setup time, automatic sensor testing, and calibration — maximizes valuable lab time.
Includes a library of lessons, many aligned to the NGSS standards.
Brave Writer – The Brave Writer program brings a fresh point of view to the writing process. Rather than emphasizing format writing as the key to success, Brave Writer’s materials and instructors facilitate the emergence of an authentic writing voice in your children. Once children have access to the language, insights, and ideas locked within, they easily learn a variety of writing genres, including the rigorous academic formats of high school and college.
Brave Writer offers
- home study courses for original writing,
- literature-based language arts programs,
- and online classes.
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Check out Brave Writer today for your language arts and writing needs!
Breaking the Barrier – Founded in 1997 by educators, Breaking the Barrier is a leader in print and digital language learning. Featuring instruction in Spanish, French and English for Spanish speakers, Breaking the Barrier provides students with a solid understanding of language fundamentals as well as cultural insights from around the world. Our programs genuinely offer students the fastest path to language fluency.
Breaking the Barrier blends the rigor of serious content with simplicity, clarity, and a student-friendly voice. The tone is informal and conversational – a one-on-one session between teacher and student, perfectly suited to a homeschool setting. By the end of our series, students will have practiced every important topic in the Spanish, French, or English language. They will have the confidence to read, write, and speak fluently. Our books engage students, teachers and parents with updated topical content that’s culturally relevant and just plain fun. Our programs were developed by our founder, an educator who created his own teaching materials after being frustrated with commercial textbooks. Today Breaking the Barrier products are used all across the country.
The Homeschool Package offers you a complete curriculum, and has three levels – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level is the equivalent of one year’s worth of Spanish and French. You’ll find our workbook-textbook with all lessons and exercises, accompanying audio with hours of recordings from native speakers, answer key booklet, testing program (with answers!), and our handy Oasis Travel Dictionary, also available soon on the iTunes App Store!
Character First Education – “Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.” – Anne Frank
Developing a solid foundation of character in our children and in our families is essential to making good decisions and building true success in life. Character can grow if encouraged and as parents and caregivers, it is our responsibility to instill strong values in our children.
Our curriculum actively opens the dialogue about character through engaging stories from history and nature, real-life experiments you can perform with common materials, songs, poems, enriching projects—both short-term and long-term, and enjoyable games and activities. Besides studying what each character trait means, you will also have the opportunity to apply it directly to life with 5 “I Wills” that remind us what it means to live a life of character.
To view our curriculum please visit our website: characterfirsteducation.com
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Thank you for valuing a culture of character in your home and family.
Classical Academic Press – Classical Academic Press (CAP) is a K–12 educational publishing, media, and consulting company for schools and homeschools. The company has developed and grown through nearly 20 years of brainstorming, conversation, innovation, review, and revision. Their mission is to produce superlative curricula and media resources in order to advance the renewal of classical education around the world. In addition to curricula, Classical Academic Press has also developed services for consulting, online teacher training, online student education, classical homeschooling communities, and online student practice.
Classical Academic Press was founded in 2001 by Dr. Christopher Perrin, along with three other teachers who were serving with him, while he was head of school at a classical school in Harrisburg, PA. Christopher is an author, consultant, and national speaker on classical education, and serves as the publisher and CEO of Classical Academic Press.
CTC Math – CTCMath is a full curriculum which specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy’s 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your student break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!
The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a “test”. If you want to be Common Core aligned, then this is NOT for you. CTCMath is NOT aligned to Common Core!
Each one of the video tutorials is taught by internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). Using a multi-sensory approach having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.
David C. Cook – Several young detective cadets investigate a mystery involving a Corgi puppy as they learn real detective skills that will help them understand and share the truth about Jesus.
Many young believers want to tell others about their relationship with Jesus but aren’t sure how to begin or can become rattled by questions. In fact, many young believers have their own questions about Christianity and struggle to find answers.
Detective J. Warner Wallace helps kids develop good investigative skills, so they can navigate tough questions about faith and share what they’ve learned with others.
As in their other Case Makers Academy books, J. Warner and Susie Wallace teach kids to think like detectives by reaching into their detective tool bag. While they search for clues to the real owner of a lost puppy, the cadets learn how to be confident in sharing the truth of their faith in Jesus with friends.
Easy Grammar Systems – Easy Grammar Systems publishes several award-winning grammar series.
Easy Grammar texts (Grades 3-6 and Plus) use the prepositional approach, which deletes prepositional phrases to help students find subject, verb, agreement, etc. Concepts are taught in a building-block-escalator paradigm that incorporates mastery learning strategies. Unit reviews/unit tests and cumulative reviews/cumulative tests also promote mastery learning.
Easy Grammar: Grade 2 is set up with 180 daily lessons—teaching and application of capitalization, punctuation, grammar and other concepts, and sentence combining for creating excellent sentences.
Daily GRAMS texts (Grade 3-7) are daily, 5-10-minute reviews (180 lessons). Following a systematic format, students complete capitalization (#1), punctuation (#2), grammar and other concepts (#3/#4), and sentence combining (#5) for improved quality of writing.
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts (Grades 8-12) provide high-school students with 180 teaching lessons designed cyclically for mastery. Concepts are introduced, reviewed, and applied in 10-minute lessons, allowing focus on literature and writing.
Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD based art education program specifically designed for homeschooling families. We make it so easy. All you do is put out the art supplies and the kids follow along with Ms. Volin on the DVD. Each project is fun and challenging. We include art history wherever possible and use a variety of mediums. Your kids will love Home Art Studio.
You can learn more here: www.officialhomeartstudio.com
HUE HD – Their mission is to inspire creative learning and teaching by offering a variety of products perfect for use in the classroom and at home. Their products are designed to provide colorful, innovative and affordable technology and are popular with teachers, parents, and students worldwide.
The HUE HD camera is renowned worldwide as an economic and portable USB camera for the classroom, home, and office use.
The award-winning HUE HD Pro visualizer and document camera incorporates a heavier base, built-in LED lights and can capture a full page image with a wide angle lens. It comes with its own HUE Intuition software which can capture images and record video.
HUE Animation Studio is a STEM.org approved education toy popular with teachers, parents, and children. It includes the HUE HD camera, a single license of HUE Animation stop motion software and the 64-page HUE Book of Animation full of tips & ideas. The HUE Animation software includes a facility to upload animations directly to Creattubles, a fun, friendly and safe creative platform for kids, families, and teachers.
Kids Cook Real Food is the only online cooking course specifically for kids. Using fun phrases and easy-to-understand directions, Katie Kimball teaches your kids all the basics for a healthy kitchen (no canisters of crescent rolls allowed). Over 30 skills organized into 3 levels so all your kids can work together on one meal or snack and be so proud of their accomplishments!
Skills include, Peeling veggies, Spreading (3yos make PB&J by themselves!), Hospitality, Measuring & Following a Recipe Well, Sharp Knife Skills (5 classes), Stovetop & Oven Safety, Sautéing & Baking, Flipping Pancakes & Tortillas, Cooking Rice & Dry Beans & Creating Meals.
Happy members say:
“Our three-year-old, Deborah, keeps chanting all the phrases, and Dad has enjoyed and been impressed by ants on a log, Ranch dip, and fruit salad, all made by the kids.” –Elizabeth, Cambridge, England
“Have recommended this class to friends in our homeschool community!” –Tara, Oregon
“I could never interest my son in cooking with me until ‘Mrs. Kimball’ came along. Now he enthusiastically peels cucumbers, spreads butter, measures spices and critiques my knife skills.” –Elana, Vancouver, Canada
Build life skills and family responsibility. Get help with dinner and save yourself time.
Lion Hudson – Lion Hudson Limited is committed to publishing quality literature, worldwide, true to the Christian faith. They publish books and other media for adults and children under multiple imprints. They publish accessible books that reflect a Christian worldview to a general audience as well as resources for Christian families, individuals and communities. Their books, especially their illustrated color books, are translated and sold around the world.
Lion Children’s imprint publications aim to appeal and engage children from birth to middle grade, sparking and developing their interest and enjoyment in the stories of the Bible. The focus is primarily on publishing Bibles, Prayers, and Bible story retellings for each age range, but also includes Bible-related activity books and gifts for special occasions, such as baptisms and first communion. Books for children also include informative non-fiction about Bible lands, Who is Jesus, Bible history, Christianity in the context of World Religions, and series embracing the dialogue between science and faith.
Lulu is a leader in providing teachers and educators with free to use tools to create high-quality, curated textbooks, workbooks, and supplemental materials for the classroom. Lulu’s online platform utilizes print-on-demand technology so you can order exactly what you need for your classroom. And, with free updates and revisions, your material never goes out of date.
Math-U-See’s unique instructional approach makes it easier for instructors (parents, teachers, and tutors) to help students progress in mastering fundamental math skills and concepts. Math-U-See’s simple but powerful set of colorful manipulatives allows abstract math concepts to be represented in clear, relatable ways. These manipulatives, combined with distinctive strategies presented through videos, textbooks, practice, systematic review, and assessments, guide students from concept to concept as they build a solid understanding of mathematics. Because the focus is on understanding math concepts, the curriculum is not organized traditionally by grades; rather, Math-U-See is a skills-based program that focuses on student mastery of a concept before progressing to the next concept. https://www.mathusee.com
Quality Science Labs, LLC – Located in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, Quality Science Labs is a small, family-owned company that produces science lab kits for elementary grades through college-preparatory level courses. The kits are designed to include everything needed to ensure a successful hands-on learning experience for the student. Each science lab kit contains all the components needed to perform the experiments, as well as a comprehensive lab manual written by Quality Science Labs. These kits are utilized by schools, homeschools, and colleges primarily in the USA, but also around the world. Quality Science Labs has been providing innovative solutions for quality education for over 15 years and invites you to take a look at their products.
Real Reading Company – A reading program that is easy to use and really works!
Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple provides all the tools necessary to coach students into becoming successful, lifelong readers and spellers. A crucial key to becoming an accomplished reader is learning the 48 sound patterns of the English language. This program teaches these patterns and provides instructions & practice opportunities to master them.
The lessons presented are designed for one-on-one instruction or for small reading groups. The teaching methods are systematic and research-based. Reading concepts are clearly explained, and teacher preparation is minimal.
Students who struggle in reading due to instructional gaps or learning disabilities thrive with this curriculum. Beginning readers, accomplished readers, and college-bound students also benefit using this program.
“It’s really the have all end all right here – one book – three kids
(all different levels) – no lesson planning.” – Homeschool mom, Texas
Real Science-4-Kids offers a solid curriculum for a solid foundation. Enjoy this logical and sequential approach to real science. Select from two comprehensive programs, ‘Exploring the Building Blocks of Science’ Series and the ‘Focus On’ Series, to find the teaching method that works for you.
Reap the benefits of the nourishing upward-spiral teaching method employed in Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Series. Real Science-4-Kids integrates the 5 core disciplines of science into one convenient book for each grade level. Children must first learn about atoms, molecules, chain reactions, and more before they can truly grasp how plants grow. Exploring the Building Blocks of Science provides those fundamental scientific building blocks for comprehension, and builds on that foundation in age-appropriate increments.
Looking to focus on one subject at a time? Enjoy the detailed approach of the Focus On Series. These semester-long unit studies encourage students to move deeply into one subject at a time, where they can really focus on and grasp scientific concepts in a memorable way.
Let Real Science-4-Kids help instill a love of science through a nourishing, worldview neutral curriculum that encourages students to see, touch, feel, and think about the scientific world they live in.
Spelling You See’s carefully designed approach empowers instructors (parents, teachers, and tutors) to help students develop skill and confidence in spelling through an effective, engaging, low-stress learning experience. Developing confidence in spelling skills contributes to developing effective written communication skills, which are important for success in higher education and adult life. Also, this successful approach can foster a student’s lifelong love of learning that transfers to all subject areas. Spelling You See’s consistent format guides students through the five essential activities (listening, reading, chunking, copywork, and dictation), presented at the appropriate developmental stage. These activities help students transfer the correct spellings of common words they see in print to long-term
memory, enabling them eventually to be able to reproduce the correct spellings in their everyday writing. Lessons are limited to short daily sessions to keep interest and enthusiasm high. There are no word lists to memorize and no weekly tests. Spelling You See is a program based on years of research into how students learn to spell. Students become effective communicators as they grasp the proper spelling of words in the English language.
Sycamore Academy – A Friendly, Personable Atmosphere with Project-driven Curriculum for a Character Building, Quality Education
Sycamore Academy is a very affordable accredited online school and our live classes are an added bonus with no extra fees. Classes are project driven— the students are doing projects, not just reading and answering questions. Teachers are available to meet with students via Zoom meeting to answer questions or help with assignments in addition to the “Live” classes. For many years, families have turned to Sycamore Academy to meet their educational needs. We offer a personalized approach with flexible scheduling and it is customized to your student’s needs, abilities, learning style and goals. Sycamore Academy Online offers you all of the freedom and flexibility you need along with an engaging curriculum that offers complete support and help. Sycamore Academy is quickly becoming a favorite among homeschoolers because we do the difficult work and give you the freedom to enjoy your child and be a partner in your child’s education. We are here for you every step of the way to guide and encourage you. Communication is key and parents are kept informed and involved. Let’s start a great relationship with you and your child!
Learn more here: http://www.SycamoreAcademy.com
– At Sylvan, they believe that learning should be personal. This foundation drives their investment in curriculum that works for every child – personalized to individual needs so every child is set up for long-term success. They focus on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity and inspiring a love for learning — all of which make a big impact in academics and in life. For 40 years, they’ve helped millions of students in reading, math, study skills, writing, STEM, and college prep programs. Families get the best in certified teachers and interactive technology, so every child feels fully engaged and gets the exact learning he or she needs. Their teachers not only instruct, but they challenge and inspire. They developed their proprietary Sylvan Method™ through academic research, years of teaching experience and technology. No matter why a child comes to Sylvan, they have a program to challenge, build confidence, and boost skills.
The Good & The Beautiful – This unique, faith-based curriculum promotes advanced academics while connecting children with the good and the beautiful: God, family, nature, wholesome literature, and high character. Our goals are to
1. Make homeschooling more affordable with free curriculum and some of the best-priced, high-quality curriculum on the market.
2. Make homeschooling less overwhelming with no prep-time, powerful lessons.
3. Bring joy, character, and beauty back into learning.
Language Arts & Literature
Over 300,000 language arts & literature courses have been downloaded! Find out why families are saying this curriculum is bringing joy and beauty back into learning. Levels 1-5 are offered as FREE downloads! All of the following subjects are combined in one easy-to-follow, beautiful course set that requires no prep times and makes learning engaging and meaningful: reading, writing, literature, spelling, grammar, art, and geography.
History & Science
Our faith-based, family-style history and science courses require little to no prep-time and are designed to be engaging for the whole family.
Thomas Nelson – Indescribable is a fascinating and faith-changing series for adults from pastor and bestselling author Louie Giglio. Now the message of how great God is and how amazing His creation is comes to children in Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science.
Indescribable teaches this theme in fun, kid-friendly ways that will engage a child’s heart and mind for the glory of God. One hundred entries from Louie cover topics from all areas of science, with devotions on issues such as creation, evolution, animals, dinosaurs, space and the universe, molecules and tiny matter, medical science and medical miracles, our amazing bodies, and geology and fossils. Each devotion includes Scripture, a relevant illustration or story, a life application, and a prayer. In addition, each devotion includes a science section that can range from fun facts to creative experiments for kids to further engage with the content.
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