Do you enjoy unit studies? Do you enjoy unit studies that are already prepared for you? Do you enjoy unit studies that require little to no gathering of materials on your part? Do your children enjoy learning on the computer? Do you desire for your children to be able to learn independently? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of my questions, then Brandenburg
Our family enjoys lapbooking. We don’t use lapbooks for every single unit we complete, but I like to find two or three really good lapbooking units to use throughout the school year. I find my self going to Hands of a Child quite often when looking for the perfect fit for our lapbooking needs. Their units are typically thorough, easy to implement and well organized.
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Kim Solga can be seen around the homeschooling world quite a bit and I know a lot of different programs recommend it for a study of great artists. Jackson Pollock-Action Splatter Things I Like About Discovering Great Artists: The chart in the front
The Evan-Moor company has become one of my favorites over the past couple of years. Even though they don’t write curriculum specific to homeschoolers, I’ve found that much of their material is suitable for those of us who teach at home. One of my most recent Evan-Moor treasures is called The World: Reference Maps and Forms. Why do I love this so much? Being a
Lyrical Learning is good music, good science,and good-time learning! I’m a lover of science and have been hodge-podging our science curriculum together for 8 years. I like to use a little bit ‘o this and a little bit ‘o that. Someday I’ll write and reveal my brilliant science curriculum, but not today. ; ) I want to talk about learning science by singing it. No,
When I first began looking into homeschool curriculum a few years ago, one of the first things I came across was Five in a Row, a collection of literature-based unit studies by Jane Claire Lambert. These units are geared towards children ages four through eight, but I have known families who have used this curriculum with younger and older students. There are four separate volumes
Apologia publishes a full-range of science texts for the Christian homeschool. They began with high school science texts which have been very popular with homeschoolers for many years. More recently, Apologia began publishing elementary texts. Currently, the elementary science series includes five titles: Astronomy, Botany, Flying Creatures, Swimming Creatures, and Land Creatures. These texts follow the immersion principle of learning. Rather than study a wide-variety
The Elements by Ellen Johnston McHenry Now let me introduce you to the profile of the compliant child: My oldest is very easy to homeschool. I could hand him a 500 pg. book to read, give him 3 pages of questions to answer, assign a 5 page typed report and he would comply by the following day. I know this about him but I do not