Welcome to our homeschool curriculum "launch" page!
NEW!! The Science of Seasons Curriculum- Join Abigail, Henry, Grace, and their lively Fox Terrier, Beowulf, as they learn about the seasons and many other science topics!
NOTE: You do NOT need to use the Science of Seasons storybook and Science of Seasons Activities book in a curriculum. You can just purchase them and read them for fun!
Coming Soon: Guest Hollow's Elementary Physical Science- a year-long literature based "core" curriculum for grades K-6.
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Check out our FREE ancient history! This is a year long literature based history study or homeschool supplement that uses either The Mystery of History or Story of the World as a spine. (We used both.)
Check out our FREE homeschool history! This is a year long literature based history study for grades 2-6, or as a homeschool supplement for grades K - middle school.
This free American history supplement / curriculum / program was originally written for the target grades of 2-8 (with a few extras for older students as well). It could possibly make an excellent supplement to any other American history curriculum (for a variety of ages) with plenty of "gravy" like worksheets, printables, links, extra reading, crafts, videos, lapbooks, activities and more.
Awesome History Timeline schedule - This is the schedule my son and I are currently working through. It covers history in a very visual and easy to follow, tweakable, CHRONOLOGICAL format that goes from 29 A.D. to today. It covers both world and American history (either of which can be used independently). It can be used with ANY age (even as an adult history reference) although my choices on it "as is" reflect Otter's age as he works his way through it. I LOVE it and we are currently working with it. It schedules in lots of various spines (pick and choose whichever you want), and all the other goodies my other schedules have (books, movies, and so on). It's...well...awesome, lol. You can use it by itself or very easily use it with anything else. Because it follows a chronological format, it's so easy to add in items.
The Awesome History Timeline Schedule includes the study of these time periods: The Dark Ages, Medieval history, Renassance and Reformation, The Age of Exploration, Early American History (with corresponding world history) and Modern History.
The History Shelf - Click here to visit The History Shelf! - While this is not a curriculum, you can get oodles of reading and video ideas for late roman times to the present for adults and children. I have thousands of suggestions laid out in a timeline format and more are being added all the time. Just pick the time you are studying and browse the selections.
Otter's Botany - A flexible botany curriculum I designed for a year of Otter's middle school science that is easily adapted to a variety of ages.
There is a one year and one semester option!
Otter's Anatomy and Physiology Curriculum
Join us on a FREE 33 week literature based tour through the human body, first aid and survival using "living books"! Otter's Anatomy and Physiology curriculum is designed for 2nd to 6th graders though you could easily use this program for a student up to 8th grade. I've included a variety of engaging books, websites, activities and experiments for a fun filled year of study.
Little Otter's Human Body Curriculum is for preschoolers through 1st grade. This is a gentle, literature approach to science with simple experiments and activities.
Otter's High School Anatomy and Physiology Curriculum can be a supplement to Otter's Elementary Science so you can combine your younger kids with bigger kids and still study the same subjects or it can also be used as a stand alone curriculum with plenty of labs, some great optional DVD's and a unit at the end on survival and first aid.
Otter's Chemistry - One of our FAVORITE years of science. Otter learned and retained so much for this hands-on, interesting study.
Click here to see pictures of our year with Otter's Chemistry! Warning: Don't show it to your kids unless you want them to bug you to do it!
Otter's Physical Science Curriculum Schedule - Otter studied physical science in 7th grade. We used a combination of Apologia's Physical Science and Exploration Education's Physical Science Advanced. I added in a bunch of extras like living books, websites, printables and more.
I've scheduled in all sorts of goodies for Otter's pre-algebra. Besides a proven text, there are all sorts of videos, games, printables and hands-on activities to help build a fun and firm foundation before moving on to algebra.
We also have information, articles and resources for a variety of homeschooling subjects. Click on a subject name that you're interested in. You can also find a lot more articles on our blog and a mixed variety of downloads accessible via our printables page.
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