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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Choosing Curriculum

This section of our website is devoted to book lists that you can take to your library. The lists are sorted by Category, Subcategory and then Topic.

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Choosing Curriculum List

  • 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
    by Cathy Duffy
    ISBN: 0805431381
    The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success.

    In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective.
  • Books to Build On: A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
    by E. D., Jr Hirsch, John Holdren.
    ISBN: 0385316402
    The hugely successful Core Knowledge Series has told the parents of first- through sixth-graders what they need to know. Now this essential companion volume helps those parents finds the books and other resources that will allow their children to learn even more about their favorite subjects. BDD online feature.
  • Charlotte Mason Education, A: A How to Manual
    Catherine Levison
    ISBN: 1891400169
    The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of homeschooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will both inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children.
  • Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual Elementary Grades
    by Cathy Duffy
    ISBN: 0929320131
    This is the premiere guide for choosing homeschool curriculum. For beginners or veterans, Cathy helps you wade through the curriculum jungle so you can choose whats right for each of your children. It's packed with over 500 pages of reviews of hundreds of books, games, videos, computer programs, parent helps, and much, much more. For all subjects grades K-6.
  • Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual Junior/Senior High
    by Cathy Duffy
    ISBN: 092932014X
    The fifth edition of the Junior/Senior High volume of Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual is bigger and better than ever. Over 500 pages packed with reviews and recommendations show home educators how to teach their teens at home for grades 7-12. Reading through the Curriculum Manual is like having your own personal curriculum counseling session. Cathy Duffy walks parents through the process, hitting each of the major questions to be considered so that parents can work with their teens to create a program personally tailored to suit each learner.
  • Complete Guide to Home Schooling, The
    by John Perry, Kathy Perry, John Mike
    ISBN: 0737304227
    Quickly becoming the choice of more and more American families, home schooling a child can be a daunting and exhausting task. When John and Kathy Perry decided to withdraw their sons from public school and teach them at home, they found much information decrying the state of education but little on how to develop a program to ensure academic success. The Complete Guide to Home Schooling presents step-by-step instructions for tailoring a curriculum to the individual, integrating academic home schooling with public school extracurricular opportunities, maintaining family energy and peace, and developing diverse community-based enrichment studies.
  • Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic, The
    by Rebecca Rupp
    ISBN: 0609801090
    This ambitious reference guide lives up to its name. Practically three inches thick--and we're not talking large print here--it's packed with titles, ordering information, and Web site addresses. From where to send away for a kit to make your own Chilean rain stick to how to order a set of Elizabethan costume paper dolls, the book connects families to a world of learning possibilities. Book titles, short synopses, authors' names, publishers, and years of print make up the bulk of the guide. Classics such as The Cat in the Hat and Curious George share billing with lesser-known titles like Stone Fox , the story of a legendary Indian dog-sled racer. Every entry appears with recommended ages and an icon that shows whether the item is a book, computer disc, or video; an outstretched palm denotes hands-on materials. Most of the resources seem to have been test-driven by the author and her three homeschooled sons. Rebecca Rupp, a former scientist who has been teaching her kids at home for more than 10 years, peppers the guide with anecdotes about her children's experiences in various subject areas, much of it drawn from the family's extensive journals. Along with books, magazines, and kits for reading, math, writing, science, and history, a considerable amount of space is given to computer and television resources, as well as "life skills," a broad category that includes everything from etiquette and carpentry to sewing and sex education. Like a Yellow Pages guide to knowledge, The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook belongs on the shelf of anyone looking for new ways to spark a child's imagination. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
  • Curriculum Yellow Pages, The
    by Dborah Taylor Hough, Leanne Ely, Penny E. Stone, Brook Noel, Deborah Taylor-Hough
    ISBN: 1891400045
    Book Description
    Tired of paying hundreds of dollars for curriculum that goes unused or you find frustrating after a few short months? Is your budget tight, and you need creative solutions for learning programs? Are you looking for a way to find materials that fit your plans, instead of fitting your educational plans to existing materials? Then we have created the ultimate resource that you won't want to be without! Four authors scoured the Internet to find 501 places that have unit studies, lesson plans, printable, interactive areas, worksheets, free software and more waiting for you.

    Each site was reviewed by at least two people to make sure it met our standards for comprehensive information, ease of use and graphic appeal. They were then categorized by grade level and subject. No more digging through educational mega-sites in search of nuggets of gold—we have done the digging for you! Simply look up the topic, choose a grade level and click! There are over 300 topics ranging from Phonics, to Aviation, from Ancient Greece to Designing a Cartoon Strip, from Self-Esteem to Rainbows—you name it, it's probably here!
  • Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum : A Guide to Catholic Home Education
    Laura M. Berquist
    ISBN: 1883937043
    Home educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect. Her approach, covering grades K - 12, is detailed and practical, and it is adaptable by parents and teachers to any situation.
  • Early Education at Home : A Curriculum Guide for Parents of Preschoolers and Kindergartners
    by Jean M. Soyke
    ISBN: 1884098150
  • Home Learning Year by Year : How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
    by Rebecca Rupp.
    ISBN: 0609805851
    Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features:

    * The integral subjects to be covered within each grade
    * Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each level
    * Recommended books to use as texts for every subject
    * Guidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interests
    * Suggestions for how to sensitively approach less academic subjects, such as sex education and physical fitness
  • Home School Manual 7th Edition, The
    by Theodore Wade Jr.
    ISBN: 0930192362
    If you want to sharpen your home teaching skills in particular subjects or methods, find a support group or teaching materials, or if you you simply want to decide intelligently for or against home schooling, this book is for you. You will find it practical and easy to read. By Theodore E. Wade, Jr., Ph.D. plus 44 other experts. 62 chapters, 26 resource sections and 17 forms to copy.
  • Home School Organizer, The
    by Greg Harris
    ISBN: 1568570082
    This high-quality, three-ring binder has all the forms you need to organize and keep track of the details of you home school. It will save you countless hours in lesson planning and record keeping. In fact, The Home School Organizer is integrated so that you never have to write anything more than once. No more transferring information from one form to another. Forms include a Repeating Weekly Schedule, Weekly Lesson Plans, Grades & Attendance by Subjuct, Health Records, Daily Checklist, Reading List, Support Group Records, and much more. What's more, The Home School Organizer meets the record keeping requirements in every state.
  • Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for College Admission, Revised
    by Jeanne Gowen Dennis
    ISBN: 1932096116
    You can design a solid high school program that both maximizes educational freedom and leads to successful college admission!

    Find answers to your questions about grading scales, diplomas, entrance exams, scholarships, application procedures, and much more, all while maintaining your family's ideal balance between autonomy and accountability in your home high school.
  • How to Create Your Own Unit Study
    by Valerie Bendt
    ISBN: 1880892421
  • How to Write a Low-Cost/No-Cost Curriculum for Your Home-School Child
    Borg Hendrickson
    ISBN: 0945519214
  • Literary Education, A
    by Catherine Levison
    ISBN: 1891400231
    Book Description
    With her two best-selling books, A Charlotte Mason Education and More Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison guided many down the path to creating a successful and beneficial home school environmnet. Now she offers further guidance with A Literary Education. In this book, Catherine shares her favorite resources for many areas of homeschooling, including math, poetry, art, science, literature and more. Through detailed descriptions and age-appropriate suggestions, homeschoolers have an abundance of recommended resources to compliment their homeschools.
  • Losing Our Language: How Multiculturalism Undermines Our Children's Ability to Read, Write and Reason
    by Sandra Stotsky
    ISBN: 1893554481
    Why do American students' reading and writing test scores continue to decline? Why does the achievement gap continue to grow between minority and other students? Poor teacher training, large class size, small budgets and other such answers have been proposed for these vexing questions. But Sandra Stotsky argues that it is the incorporation of a multicultural agenda into basal readers, the primary tool for teaching reading in elementary schools, that has stunted our children's ability to read.

    In "Losing Our Language," Stotsky shows how basal readers have been systematically "dumbed down" in an effort to raise minority students' "self esteem." While elementary readers of the past featured excerpts from classic stories such as "Arabian Nights" and "Robinson Crusoe," with a complex vocabulary and sentence structure able to challenge the imagination and build reading skills, today's basal readers present students with politically and ethnically correct stories whose language is virtually foreign and unable to engage students. Drawing words from Swahili, Spanglish and other trendy dialects to teach students with a shrinking English vocabularly is a symptom of this intellectual and cultural disorder.

    Sandra Stotsky reminds us that how successfully we teach reading is no mere academic matter. Literacy--cultural and verbal--gives all students, but particularly those from poor or minority backgrounds, personal independence and achievement and the ability to participate fully in our civic life.
  • Sign Me Up! The Parents' Complete Guide to Sports, Activities, Music Lessons, Dance Classes, and Other Extracurriculars
    by Stacy M. DeBroff
    ISBN: 074323541X Stacy DeBroff offers hope and help for parents with a child whose schedule resembles a Stanley Kaplan cram course. Sign Me Up offers a sane alternative, urging parents to use extracurricular activities to find a child’s "sweet spot--and unlock their true potential." Her first step is nailing parent peer pressure. As she explains,"the question what do you do for work? has been replaced by asking what activities does your child do?" DeBroff offers wise counsel for holding your ground and choosing activities to help your child develop and mature, rather than packaging them for college applications. She establishes a balance between the goals of activity (discipline, self-discovery) and the value of downtime (spontaneity, self-motivation). Her advice features quotes from parents and coaches, and focuses on the details of hundreds of family friendly choices including lacrosse, chess, ballet, archery, drumming, and cartooning. Each activity is explored in terms of time, cost, competition and fit with a child’s temperament and skills. Debroff also includes smart ideas about thorny issues such as how to be a spectator and what to do when your child wants to quit. This excellent book would have been strengthened with more details about volunteering and community activities outside of scouting. If after-school activity is about enriching maturity, DeBroff might encourage parents to sign up their children to help repair the world. --Barbara Mackoff
  • Student's Guide to Liberal Learning, A
    by James V. Schall
    ISBN: 1882926536
    A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning is an inviting conversation with a learned scholar about the content of an authentic liberal arts education. It surveys ideas and books central to the tradition of humanistic education that has fundamentally shaped our country and our civilization. This accessible volume argues for an order and integration of knowledge so that meaning might be restored to the haphazard approach to study currently dominating higher education. Freshly conveying the excitement of learning from the acknowledged masters of intellectual life, this guide is also an excellent blueprint for building one's own library of books that matter.
  • Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum, A
    Mark C. Henrie
    ISBN: 1882926420
    College students today have tremendous freedom to choose the courses they will take. With such freedom, however, students face a pressing dilemma: How can they choose well? Which courses convey the core of an authentic liberal arts education, transmitting our civilizational inheritance, and which courses are merely passing fads? From the smorgasbord of electives available, how can students achieve a coherent understanding of their world and their place in history? In a series of penetrating essays, A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum explains the value of a traditional core of studies in Western civilization and then surveys eight courses available in most American universities which may be taken as electives to acquire such an education. This guide puts "the best" within reach of every student.
  • Teaching Children : A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade
    Diane D. Lopez
    ISBN: 0891074899
    An excellent educational approach which naturally integrates a Christian world view and Scriptural principles, Teaching Children draws on noted English educator Charlotte Mason and the Child-Light approach to learning. Child-Light puts children in touch with fine literature and teaches them through the use of "living books.".
  • Three R's, The
    by Ruth Beechick
    ISBN: 0880620749
    Three resources in one READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC! Learn how to take the mystery out of teaching the early grades with this practical, down-to-earth guidebook from Ruth Beechick. The book is divided into three sections that are tabbed for easy reference. The READING section tells how and when to begin phonics, and how to develop comprehension skills. The LANGUAGE section shows how to develop written language skills naturally, in the same way children learn oral language. The ARITHMETIC section explains how to teach understanding of math concepts, and not just memorization of facts. Bonus: A removable 2-sided wall chart for phonics and arithmetic.
  • Worn Out Woman, The : When Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty
    by Dr. Steve Stephens, Alice Gray
    ISBN: 1590522664
    For the growing number of women who want to drop out because they are stressed out, this easy read provides practical solutions. Women can immediately apply these tools and strategies for limiting commitments, identifying gifts, dealing with emotions, nurturing the spirit, burying anxieties, facing the past, celebrating accomplishments, developing a support network, and protecting dreams. The Worn-Out Woman will help the reader trade in a life of running on empty for a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. She will find and recapture her passion, finally realizing the great potential God gave her.
  • You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8
    Ruth Beechick
    ISBN: 0940319055
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