Help! I want to homeschool, but I don’t know where to start!
How many times have I heard these statements from homeschoolers?
I can’t even begin to count.
As a matter of fact, when I first got started on my own homeschool journey, I felt the same way.
So, if you’re new to homeschooling, know that you are not alone. We’ve all been there.
One of the biggest questions that most new homeschoolers have, is all about curriculum.
How to choose it. How to find it. How to wade through the options.
Well hold on, help is on the way!
This post will give you a crash course in many of the popular curriculum options in the homeschool market today. Consider this giant post a starting point for your research.
I’ll give you some all-in-one grade level options. Then I’ll give you some options that are specific to certain subjects. And then at the end, there will be a few online options. This is not an exhaustive list, but it will help you get started.
Deep breath! You can do this. Let’s look through some of your options.
- Bob Jones University Press
- Christian Liberty Press
- Christian Light Education
- Alpha Omega
- Master Books
Literature Based Programs
Classically Based Homeschooling
Unit Study Based Programs
- Moving Beyond the Page
- Five in a Row
- Amanda Bennett Unit Studies
- A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks
- Homeschool in the Woods
- Trail Guide to Learning
- All About Reading
- Logic of English
- Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
- The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
- Cat and Dog Theology
- Bible Study Guide for All Ages
- Grapevine Studies
- Discover 4 Yourself
- What We Believe
- Critical Thinking Company
- Prufrock Press
- The Art of Argument
- Traditional Logic
- Introductory and Intermediate Logic
- Introduction to Logic from Master Books
(while many of the above options are neutral or can be modified to fit most belief systems, there are a few publishers who advertise that their materials are secular, so here are a few specifically-secular options)
And you should check out these other posts all about curriculum!