Welcome to our homeschool curriculum "launch" page!
I'm slowly working on revamping and updating all of the Guest Hollow curricula schedules. Everything is getting a fresh face with new books, updated links, and more! Updated curricula have graphic banners that feature a two-tone blue border. Subscribe to my blog to be the first to know about any new updates!
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Curriculum -YEAR ONE
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 curriculum covers pre-1492 through 1869. The Civil War is only briefly touched on, as it's covered in more depth in my American History Year Two program.
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.
This curriculum covers 1861 through the 1990's.
Awesome History Timeline schedule - This is a schedule my son and I worked 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" reflected Otter's age as he worked his way through it. I LOVED 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.
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!
Knowledge of Nature Curriculum: In this full, literature based curriculum, your child will learn about chemistry, physics, animals, scientists, some history, art, and even ice cream!
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.
Curriculum Reviews / Opinions
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