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.
Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Student Writing Intensive Level A
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.
Of course, I also recommend my little e-book, The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching 1st Grade, 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 very few references and nothing preachy. He does throw in a lot of lessons in common sense, which I think most people can agree on.