How To Find a Christian Home School Curriculum

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Finding a home school curriculum that meets the unique needs of your child can be challenging enough. When you need that curriculum to be Christian-based, you can find yourself fighting an uphill battle.
 
The following steps will help you find a Christian Home School Curriculum:
 

  1. Search the Internet.  Use keywords like "Bible based curriculum," or "Christian home school," and "reviews" to find out what others think about possible Christian home school curriculums.
  2. Talk to other Christian home schoolers you know.  Find out what they are using to home school their children and why.  Ask if there are materials that should be avoided for blatant secular content.
  3. Visit your local Christian bookstore.  They may have books and material on hand for you to review.  Some of the more popular programs recommended by Christian home schoolers are:
    • A Beka
    • A2 Home School Curriculum
    • Alpha Omega Publications
    • Bob Jones University Press
  4. Compile a list of materials you will want to avoid.  Many secular curriculums include the following items:
    • Themes used in math word problems like presence of witchcraft.
    • Themes used in reading material like homosexuality and evolution.
    • Evolution-based science and social studies
  5. Get the latest  Christian school and home school catalogs, available online (see links).  In them are hundreds of Bible-based resources.
  6. Compile a list of materials to review.  When reviewing the materials you should look for:
    • Look for math word problems with themes that promote character development.
    • Look for reading materials that are bible- and character-based
    • Creation-based view of  science and social studies.
  7. Choose Christian reading material:
    • Your first choice for reading material should be the bible- and age-appropriate bible stories.
    • Choose classic over modern literature.
  8. Borrow and read or review your favorite home school curriculums.  If the programs are online, ask for trial offers.
  9. Compare the way the curriculums are organized to the way your child learns.
    • Visual children would do best with online programs.
    • Kinesthetic children may enjoy hands-on classes and workshops.
    • Auditory learners may want you to read to them.
  10. Discuss the options.  Before you make your final decision, discuss the options you have found with your child (especially with older children), giving them a chance to review the materials.  See if they get excited about the program (for more than 1 day).  Ask why they like or dislike the materials.

 

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