Curriculum Information

Since you are running your own school, you may choose your own curriculum. There is a vast list of curriculum providers. The first step is to determine which method of homeschooling you will be using.

There are many styles of homeschool that don’t require the traditional textbooks. Many of our local families use unit studies or put together their own units using library books. Again, the choice is yours. The Rainbow Resource Catalog (www.rainbowresource.com) is a wonderful resource for reviews.

Home Schooling Methods of Education

Accelerated Education
www.schooloftomorrow.com/Default.aspx

Classical Education 
This method emphasizes trivium, concrete, analytical, and abstract thinking. Subjects include Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. 
www.accsedu.org

Delayed Academics
Moore Foundation
www.moorefoundation.com

Eclectic Home schooling Method

An Eclectic Homeschooler is one whose approach and methods are tailored from various styles and curriculum, fulfilling the unique requirements of their homeschooled children.

Montessori Method

www.montessori.edu

Principle Approach
Intrepid Books (916)-684-1530

Traditional or School-at-Home Method

This is set-up like a public school, with complete curriculum, traditional grading system and record keeping.
www.abeka.org

Unit Studies Approach

The Unit Studies Approach is an umbrella style for combining all curricular areas into one theme or topic.
www.fiveinarow.com

Waldorf Education

Waldorf Education is based on the spiritual-scientific work of Austrian scientist and intellect, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). 
www.awsna.org

Scope and Sequence (Typical Course of Study)

Scope and Sequence is a curriculum plan, usually in the form of a chart, which presents a range of instructional objectives, organized into the successive levels at which they are taught.  Each of the major curriculum providers has its own scope and sequence that you can request with a catalog.  Most of these are available at no charge.