2020-21 Curriculum

I’m trying something new this year…I’m sharing my curriculum list before the school year begins! Of course, there’s a chance that I have forgotten to include some things and may come across them as the school year progresses…if that happens, I’ll try to remember to update it. This year, Turkey and Bunny will be in 12th grade (!!!), Ladybug in 8th, and Chickadee in 3rd. Moose will begin the school year at home with us in 9th grade, but he will be doing distance-learning through his high school, so I don’t have curriculum specific to him, although he is welcome to follow along with whatever we’re doing in addition to his work.

Religion

  • Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns
  • One and All Rejoice
  • The Illuminated Hymnal

Math

For Turkey and Bunny:

  • Math-U-See Calculus

For Ladybug:

  • Horizons Algebra

For Chickadee:

  • Horizons Math 3

Language Arts

For Turkey and Bunny:

  • The Elements of Style
  • On Writing Well
  • The Lively Art of Writing
  • Wordly Wise 3000, Book 12
  • The British Tradition Book Three: Poetry from the Romantic to the Victorian Age

For Ladybug

  • Spelling Workout H
  • Wordly Wise 3000, Book Eight
  • Writing with Skill, Level Three

For Chickadee

  • First Language Lessons, Level Two
  • Writing with Ease, Level Two
  • Explode the Code, books seven and eight
  • Spelling Workout C
  • A Reason for Handwriting Cursive C
  • Wordly Wise 3000, Book Three

Literature

For Turkey and Bunny

  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Macbeth
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • Murder on the Orient Express

For Ladybug

  • Treasure Island
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • As You Like It
  • The Trojan War

For Chickadee

  • Farmer Boy
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • A Bear Called Paddington

Social Studies

For Turkey and Bunny (A study of US geography and cultures)

  • 1491
  • A People’s History of the United States
  • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
  • The Warmth of Other Suns
  • March–Books 1-3
  • There are No Children Here
  • Between the World and Me
  • Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking

For Ladybug and Chickadee

  • The Story of the World: The Modern Age
  • US Elections Lapbook
  • The US Constitution (Ladybug only)

Science

For Turkey and Bunny

  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book
  • Blood Typing Kit

For Ladybug

  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science

For Chickadee

  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology One

Electives

  • Psychology (Turkey and Bunny only)
  • Duolingo
  • Tennis

2015-16 Curriculum

I get worse and worse about sharing our curriculum every year! Now that we’re almost ready to start the 2016-17 school year (our ninth year of homeschooling!), I thought it was time to share what we used last year, when Turkey and Bunny were in seventh grade and Ladybug was in third. As always, this is a basic list…I’m sure there are things that have been left off, especially since I waited so long to write it down!

Religion

Math

Language Arts

For Turkey and Bunny:

For Ladybug:

History

Science

For Turkey and Bunny

For Ladybug

Electives

Read-Alouds/Literature (all with accompanying Memoria Press study guide)