Homeschool Curriculum and Supplements
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homeschool curriculum "launch" page!
We are working on revamping and updating all of the older Guest Hollow curricula schedules. Everything is getting a fresh face with new books, updated links, and more! Subscribe to my blog or check our the Guest Hollow Facebook page to be the first to know about any new updates! We're also busy creating new and innovative programs that are receiving accolades from both parents and students! Keep checking back. Guest Hollow is growing!
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- High School Chemistry in the Kitchen - This is NOT a traditional, boring chemistry course. Most chemistry curriculums are comprised of thick, boring textbooks that require a firm grounding in algebra and feature labs with chemicals that can strike fear in a homeschool parent's heart. Our chemistry curriculum is like nothing out there in the homeschool market (that I know of)! You don't need to know any higher level math to do it. You don't have to purchase a $250 lab kit with chemicals galore and test tubes. This is a PRACTICAL chemistry course for those of you who have students who hate math, hate science, and are in tears thinking of that scary chemistry textbook they are supposed to choke down. This is also the perfect science curriculum for those students who LOVE science and want to learn some down-to-earth science they will use and enjoy knowing throughout their lives.
- High School Conceptual Physics - This math-free conceptual physics course will help your students to better understand the world around them, as well as the famous people and discoveries in this fascinating field of study!
- Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum- This FREE high school biology program comes with a free, beautiful textbook that features a Christian, creationist perspective, a free lab book, a free workbook correlated to the text, free videos, and lots of great extras. Don't be fooled by the fact this curriculum is free. This is a high-quality curriculum that can compete with (and in many opinions beat!) popular homeschool biology programs!
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!
- Guest Hollow's Botany - A flexible botany curriculum with great books, nature journaling, recipes and more for middle school to high school.
- ARCHIVED: Otter's Botany - This is our outdated botany curriculum that is archived, but still usable (and free).
- Guest Hollow's Jr. Anatomy Curriculum - This engaging human body study tracks with the high school level, for multiple age teaching. It's engaging, interesting, fun, and meaty enough to be a core curriculum!
- 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. This is an older, free program I created for my son, but is still useable.
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. This is an older, free program I created for my son, but is still useable.
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.) This is an older, free program I created for my son, but is still useable, and very meaty.
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 is one of our oldest programs (hence the Memorable Places and OurLosBanos.com name), but it's still quite popular. Be on the lookout for the new multi-age American history program we're developing in 2017-2018!
Curriculum - YEAR TWO!
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 is an older, free program I created for my son, but is still useable.
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, Renaissance 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.
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. This is an older, free schedule I created for my son, but is still useable.
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Curriculum Reviews / Opinions
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