If you are seeking to learn more about our history or to add to a child or grandchild’s education, there is a wealth of books and videos available.
100 Bible Verses That Made America: Defining Moments That Shaped Our Enduring Foundation of Faith
Excellent books by Peter Marshall and David Manuel (though written years ago) detailing fascinating information not found in government school textbooks. The authors also wrote versions of these books for children.
The Light and the Glory: 1492-1793 (God’s Plan for America) From Sea to Shining Sea: 1787-1837 (God’s Plan for America) Sounding Forth the Trumpet: 1837-1860 (God’s Plan for America)
Can be found at https://www.Amazon.com https://www.christianbook.com/ https://www.barnesandnoble.com/ 40 Episodes of Liberty Kids are DVDs (It’s more expensive now than when I ordered them for grandchildren though they cost less through resale.)
Learn Our History is another great series https://learnourhistory.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAs5eCBhCBARIsAEhk4r61JphkGDiYHfIm-skp1nQ3k6MVpo3eInVfPYY6p_NR6zzF8d23XREaAhnrEALw_wcB
There is also excellent material available from the publishers or Christianbook.com or used from local homeschooling conventions that can add to a student’s education. My homeschooling adventure was many years ago, but six of my grandchildren are currently homeschooled by a daughter-in-law. She has graciously provided some input to this post.
Additional curriculum resources:
Classical Conversations https://www.classicalconversations.com/
A valuable subject often neglected in school is business or consumer math. For example https://www.christianbook.com/abeka-consumer-mathematics-in-christian-perspective/pd/226603?event=Homeschool|1008960
www.rainbowresource.com is an excellent online retail store to purchase almost all homeschool curriculums.If you plan to homeschool, it’s wise to learn what the requirements are in your particular state. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is the nation’s largest, most trusted homeschool advocacy organization and it can answer most of your questions. https://hslda.org/
Look up Homeschool Conventions to find some near you. Here are some places to start.
Popular curriculum for teaching various subjects:
All About Reading https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-reading/
All About Spelling https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-spelling/
Institutes of Excellence in Writing (IEW) https://iew.com/
Handwriting without Tears https://www.lwtears.com/hwt
Saxon Math https://www.hmhco.com/programs/saxon-math
These are just a few of the many resources available.
Joining other homeschoolers in your community is a benefit for the teacher as well as the student for support and friendship. Some homeschoolers form cooperatives where one parent may provide math instruction to two or more students while others may teach another course of study. I did this with another parent, allowing each of us to teach two boys one day a week in our favorite subjects, giving us each a “day off”. Guess which subject was my specialty? 😉