This is a master list of all the curriculum and resources I have used while homeschooling that I can highly recommend. I’ll add more resources to it as we use more. The link will go to my review, if I’ve written one, or to where you can purchase the product online. Feel free to e-mail me with questions, if you have any. Everything is secular except where noted.
writing & grammar
Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Student Writing Intensive Level A
Fix It! Grammar: The Nose Tree: Student Book 1 with Teacher’s Manual
Michael Clay Thompson: Language Arts Curriculum, Level 1, The Island Level
Calligraphy Set & an Instruction Book (makes learning to write fun)
Handwriting Without Tears My Printing Book
Handwriting Without Tears Printing Power
Beginning Traditional Cursive
Cursive Writing Practice: Inspiring Quotes
my husband’s history lectures
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship
The Kids Books of World Religions
Follow my history lesson logs…These list the resources and library books that I use for each history topic.
I also recommend my resource, The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years, for anyone with a child up to eight-years-old. It will get you started in creating an atmosphere at home that will promote independent learning. It also has a big list of secular resources in the back. And tons of other tips and practical advice. I hope you’ll check it out.
* The author of the Life of Fred series is religious, and this is apparent in the books, but there are few references and nothing preachy. It was a non-issue for us.