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    Secular Homeschool Curriculum Directory

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    Bookshark

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    Textbook-based K-8

    From the leaders who built the award-winning Sonlight® curriculum, BookShark offers a literature-based academic program that meets the needs of all homeschool families. BookShark’s comprehensive curriculum schedules an unrivaled selection of books and is filled with thought-provoking questions. All the preparation is done, enabling you to focus on teaching

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    Global Village School

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    Online/Workbook-based/Textbook-based/Multisensory/CD-Rom/Literature-based/Book K-12

    GVS is an international, non-profit, K-12 distance learning school. We work closely with families to provide creative and progressive curricular options whether you want to enroll or use our curriculum on your own. Our K-8 guides are designed to be very flexible while our 9-12 offerings are more structured.

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    HistorySimulation.com

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    Online/Digital Download
    6-12

    HistorySimulation.com offers interactive history lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students. Developed by a teacher, they actively engage students in historic events through simulations, lesson plans, PowerPoints and keynotes. Easy to set up and run, they will bring history to life for students. Ideal for home schooled students.

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    Oak Meadow

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    Textbook-based/Multisensory/Literature-based/Book/Other

    PreK-12

    Learn organically with Oak Meadow! Their homeschooling curriculum for K-12 encourages creativity and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects. Child-centered and nature-based, families love their organic approach to personalized learning. Use independently or enroll in their distance learning school.

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    Prepworks

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    Online

    7-12

    PREPWORKS is transforming the way students learn and achieve with award-winning, adaptive instruction! Our innovative programs are specifically designed to promote student achievement in secondary school and on high-stakes standardized tests. PREPWORKS proudly serves students worldwide: online everywhere, at local levels, and through partnerships with independent schools and non-profit organizations. Try PREPWORKS today - Results Guaranteed!

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    Actual Size Social Studies
    Workbook-based
    PreK-6
    36 detailed blueprints with simple directions along with 36 complete lesson plans make it easy to create full-scale drawings

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    Advance Placement US History

    Online/Books

    9-12 AP-level course designed specifically for homeschool students

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    American History Go Fish Game

    Hands-On

    3-12

    American history-based deductive-thinking game that teaches thinking skills, chronology, and history facts

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    American History Memory Game

    Hands-On

    K-4

    History-based memory game that teaches thinking skills, introduces kids to American history, and teaches chronology

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    Ancient History Go Fish Game

    Hands-On

    3-12

    Ancient history-based deductive-thinking game that teaches thinking skills, chronology, and history facts

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    Ancient History Memory Game

    Hands-On

    K-4

    History-based memory game that teaches thinking skills, introduces kids to ancient history, and teaches chronology

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    Bluestocking Press Government and Economics Courses

    Books/Study Guides

    6-12 Makes difficult economic concepts accessible to middle and high school students by breaking them down into digestible information

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    Bringing Up Learners: Mosaic

    Downloadable Learning Guide

    K-4 Free year-long day-by-day schedule coordinating many popular history, literature, and activity books and websites

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    Chester Comix

    Comic Books

    3-8 Historical comic book series that even reluctant readers will enjoy

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    A Child's History of the World

    Storybook

    4-6 Focusing on how historical events relate to each other; world history up through the 20th century  (not traditionally a secular text, but modified and used by many secular h-schoolers)

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    Classical Historian Ancient Civilizations

    Workbook/Textbook/CD-Rom/Primary Source

    6-8

    Students can learn Ancient Civilizations History, Critical Thinking, The Socratic Discussion, and Analytical Writing

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    Classical Historian Medieval Civilizations

    Workbook/Textbook/CD-Rom/Primary Source

    6-8

    Students can learn Medieval Civilizations History, Critical Thinking, The Socratic Discussion, and Analytical Writing

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    Classical Historian Modern American History

    Workbook/Textbook/CD-Rom/Primary Source

    9-12

    High school history program that teaches Modern American History, Critical Thinking, The Socratic Discussion, and Writing

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    Classical Historian Modern World History

    Workbook/Textbook/CD-Rom/Primary Source

    9-12

    History program that teaches Modern World History, Critical Thinking, The Socratic Discussion, and Writing

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    Cooking Up Some American History Cookbook
    Cookbook
    PreK-6
    50 authentic easy-to-make recipes from all periods of American History that includes historical contexts and classroom connections

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    Cooking Up Some World History Cookbook
    Cookbook
    PreK-6
    50 authentic easy-to-make recipes from all periods of World History that includes historical contexts and classroom connections

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    Critical Thinking in United States History

    CD-Rom

    6-12 Teaches history and how to evaluate it from different perspectives

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    Explore Everywhere
    Online/Multisensory
    PreK-4
    Multimedia learning program that provides international cultural and musical lessons

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    Focus on US History

    Workbook

    7-11 Teaching units including a teacher's guide and worksheets for students

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    Genevieve Foster Books

    Literature-based

    6-12 Although published by a Christian publishing company, many secular homeschoolers like this literature approach to history

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    Heritage History Classical Curriculum

    CD-Rom/Literature-based/Book/EPUB MOBI PDF

    4-12 Classical history curriculum utilizing a living books method; complete eBook library compatible with Kindle/iPad eReaders, study guides, maps, timelines included

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    History at our House

    Audio-based

    2-12 Can be accessed via live conference calls or via MP3 downloads

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    History Odyssey

    Classical

    1-12 "Great book" approach to history

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    Horrible Histories
    Books/Magazines/Video
    2-6
    An irreverent and fun take on history that began as a book series and branched out to a franchise.

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    Intellego's World Religions
    Unit Study
    6-12
    Your children will take an interactive journey through history to learn about 14 different world religions

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    Learning Through History

    Unit Study

    4-12 Series of 64-pg magazines that include articles, activities, and study guides for specific historical periods or themes

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    Lessons for the Young Economist
    Textbook
    9-12
    Introduction to economics for the young reader that covers both pure economic theory and how markets work

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    Living Religions
    Textbook
    9-12
    Focuses on cultural customs, popular spiritual practices, mixtures of religions, and varieties of religions ways

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    Medieval History Go Fish Game

    Hands-On

    3-12

    Medieval history-based deductive-thinking game that teaches thinking skills, chronology, and history facts.

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    Medieval History Memory Game

    Hands-On

    K-4

    History-based memory game that teaches thinking skills, introduces kids to medieval history, and teaches chronology.

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    Neighboring Faiths
    Multisensory
    6-9
    From the UU: 32 flexible sessions explore history and development of different faith traditions.

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    One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship
    Textbook
    3-7
    Author Mary Pope Osborne introduces young readers to the world's seven major religions

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    People, Places, and Principles of America

    Texbook/Resource Kit

    7-12 Designed as a two-year overview of American history

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    See Time Fly

    Visual/Timeline/Workbook

    4-8 History for visual learners; part of the visualizing and verbalizing program

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    Short Lessons in US History/World History

    Textbook

    6-9 Secular, liberal-leaning approach to the events of world and American history

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    Story of the World

    Classical/Read-Aloud

    1-5 Presents world history in a narrative format

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    The Story of Religion
    Book
    1-4
    Introduces the history of religious belief and the practice of religion in the world today

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    Usborne History Books

    Books

    4-8 Standard and internet-linked books making history appealing for visual learners

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    World History Detective, Ancient and Medieval Civilizations, Book I

    Workbook/Textbook

    6-8

    368 page history book includes geographical maps, timelines, and concept maps, and develops critical thinking and reading skills

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    World History for Us All

    Unit Study

    6-12 Free online history unit studies

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    Youngzine

    Website

    2-8 Site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world

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    If you know of a secular history or social studies program that you would like to see added to this list, contact us.

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