Secular Curriculum I Can Recommend

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.


Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Language Arts


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: Grammar Program, Grammar Island


All About Spelling


Calligraphy Set & an Instruction Book (makes learning to write fun)
Handwriting Without Tears My Printing Book
Handwriting Without Tears Printing Power
Beginning Traditional Cursive

Free Typing Lessons


Life of Fred* elementary series
Life of Fred* intermediate series
Spectrum Workbooks
Singapore Math (U.S.) (Level 1A & 1B)

Social Studies

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.


Magic School Bus Books
Let’s Read and Find Out Science Books
My Citizen Science Projects
See my homeschool science posts for more ideas.


Risas y Sonrisas
Mango (free via public library)


Developing a Sketchbook Habit (doing this has been invaluable)
Cave Paintings to Picasso
Georgia Museum of Art (field trips to)
Carla Sonheim online art classes (link goes to her free stuff)

Of course, I also recommend my resource, The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Yearsfor 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.

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