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SOURCES

Choosing Curriculum 

Home education offers the opportunity for craftsmanship in education. Loving parents, rather than book publishers or school administrators, are the experts in education. Remember the effective methods of education you used before your  children began "school." Inquire of godly parents with experience home-educating. Find out what teaching materials they use, what they like and don't like about them, and why. Attend several home-education support group meetings. Read books and articles about home education to broaden your perspective. Visit a curriculum center or educational store in your area. Examine the actual materials you are considering (not just a catalog). The goal is to choose teaching materials that will work for you and your student(s) in your home. Most importantly, pray and seek the Lord for direction.  

Suggested Reading for Parents 

102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, by Cathy Duffy, 2014 

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, by Debra Bell, 2009 

Educating the WholeHearted Child, by Clay & Sally Clarkson, 1996 

How to Home School (A Practical Approach), by Gayle Graham, 1997 

The How & Why of Home Schooling, by Ray E. Ballmann, 1995 

A Charlotte Mason Education: A How-to Manual, by Catherine Levison, 1996 

Approved Sources (not comprehensive)

A Beka (video available)

ACE [Accelerated Christian Education (Paces)] School of Tomorrow

Acellus (Power Homeschool)

Alpha Omega (Monarch[online], LifePac, & Horizons
Alpha-Phonics by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

Ambleside Online

Apologia (Science)

Bob Jones University Press (video available)

Demme Learning
Easy Peasy - allinonehomeschool.com and allinonehighschool.com

Five in a Row (FIAR)

The Good and the Beautiful (K-8)

Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)

Heart of Dakota

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Landmark Freedom Baptist

Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL)

Math-U-See (Manipulative-based math program)

My Fathers World

Notgrass History

Right Start Math (K-8) 
Rod & Staff
Saxon

Sonlight Curriculum (Literature-based unit study) 
Story of the World
Teaching Textbooks (Math)
Weaver Curriculum

Homeschool Curriculum Online Stores 

Christianbook.com

Rainbow Resource Center

Magazines 

Home School Digest

The Teaching Home (back issues only) 

Homeschooling Today 

Practical Homeschooling

Resources

Well Planned Gal

Achievement Testing 

Bob Jones University Press

Abeka

Legal

Home School Legal Defense Association

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