Secular Curriculum Reviews
There are lots of great curricula options out there, but these tried-and-tested programs got high marks from our reviewers.
Shelli reviews a vocabulary program that’s designed to help middle and high school students boost their vocabulary — by going beyond memorizing word lists and mastering the nuances of adding new language to their repertoire. (Plus, we’ve got a special coupon code for you!)
Shelli reviews a beginner’s Chinese curriculum that’s working well for her 6th and 3rd grader.
Rebecca loves the nerdy grammar fun of Michael Clay Thompson’s Language Arts. It may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely for word lovers.
Forget alternative facts and deal with actual science: Rebecca Pickens reviews The Science of Climate Change, a hands-on curriculum that tackles one of science’s most important issues.
Answers to your questions about our new high school curriculum. (Feel free to ask more questions in the comments!)
Fix It! Grammar by IEW is a practical, no-frills elementary grammar program that competently covers the essentials.
IEW’s Student Writing Intensive is a practical, step-by-step writing curriculum that works great for kids who think they hate writing.
People have strong feelings about this step-by-step reading program, but it worked great for Shelli's family.
Start honing critical thinking skills early with a philosophy curriculum designed for elementary-age kids.
Want to add more current events to your homeschool? The News-O-Matic app is an easy way to help your kids plug into what's happening in the world.
Here’s something I should have written about sooner: A math curriculum that my math-hating daughter actually loved.
A free history program that covers 13.8 billion years of history — from the Big Bang to the present day.
The Heroines Club is both an innovative history curriculum and a how-to guide for creating and nurturing a mother-daughter circle.
Kids who love crime shows will love the chance to dig into real forensic science and you can't beat the price on this free science program, but be aware that lab work requires a lot of specialized equipment and there are some careless errors you'll want to keep an eye out for.