Guest Hollow Archives

Before we became a business, we were a family homeschooling our own children. This often necessitated creating curriculum that was tailored for them. The following materials are things we made before Guest Hollow was a business. These items are FREE for you to use and download. They are not kept up-to-date, but they are still useable!

Note: Links are not updated in any of these schedules. These schedules may make use of books you can no longer purchase new. These schedules were also not tailored for our business. They may be more "rough" and unprofessional. Have fun browsing! Many families are still using these freebies!

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You may still be able to access it, even though it's not "live" online anymore!

  • ARCHIVED: Big Otter's Human Body Curriculum - This is our outdated anatomy curriculum that is archived, but still usable (and free). It's a much more low-key and simplified anatomy study that was often used in co-ops.

Chemistry Curriculum



ARCHIVED: Otter's Chemistry - This was one of my son's favorite years of science when he was young. He learned and retained so much from this hands-on, interesting study.

Click here to see pictures of our year with Otter's Chemistry!





Physical Science Curriculum

ARCHIVED: 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.

Ancient History Curriculum


  • ARCHIVED: Ancient History Curriculum

    This is a year long literature based ancient history curriculum 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. I've added it to the archives because it needs a huge overhaul that I don't have the time for right now. Many of the books can no longer be purchased new, etc. At some point I will probably create a completely NEW ancient history course for different ages.
Homeschool American History Curriculum

ARCHIVED: American History
This is an older, free program I created for my son. This is one of our oldest programs (hence the Memorable Places and name)
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.


American History 2

ARCHIVED: American History
Curriculum -
This is an older, free program I created for my son, but is still useable.

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.

Homeschool History Curriculum

  • ARCHIVED: 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


  • ARCHIVED: 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.

ARCHIVED: Otter's Pre-Algebra

Pre-algebra math schedule

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 program I created for my son, but is still useable. Links are NOT updated.

Click here to download the .doc format.

Click here to download it in .docx format.

ARCHIVED: We also have information, articles and resources for a variety of homeschooling subjects. Click on a subject name that you're interested in.

Language Arts


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