One of the joys of homeschooling in 2018 is that there are tons and tons of fantastic curriculum options. Ironically, that can also be a problem for us parents who are indecisive.
Thankfully this year I had the opportunity to head over to one of the Great Homeschool Conventions and checkout the curriculum in person.
I allowed my 8th grade son to choose *some* of his curriculum, after giving him a few choices to flip through.
Here is the lowdown of the curriculum we are using by subject.
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We are studying about one artist per month/ every 5 weeks. We are using Simply Charlotte Mason’s Picture Studies and some other books. Once a month we paint or draw like our artists.
There are many great studies here: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-category/product-art-study/picture-study-portfolios/
We are studying one composer every 8 weeks. We listen to music during breakfast and read something about their life at that time.
Master Books: General Science 1 This is made up of 4 textbooks and a workbook. Topics: Ocean, Weather, Astronomy, Minerals.
Math-U-See Algebra I *DVD or Online Teacher Video
The Fallacy Detective
A variety of Logic Games
Spelling Tutor *Online
Word Up by Compass Classroom *Online Program
Writing Strands (includes Reading Strands)
Following Narnia by IEW includes reading The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe & The Horse and His Boy)
Biographies – We’ve Read Captain John Smith, William Bradford, George Washington so far this school year
Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Amos Fortune: Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Brady by Jean Fritz
Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Blue Willow by Doris Gates
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
Katy by Mary Evelyn
Notgrass America the Beautiful – This includes a set of age appropriate literature which corresponds to the time periods studied, included above.
The World’s Story 2: The Middle Ages
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy
Whatever Happened to Justice?