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    Hello Everyone!

    A little introduction here, I'm a Muslim married to a spiritual Colombian with a 14 y/o stepson. We're a family of nomads who love to travel around with Kuwait being our (permanent) home.

    Our boy has been taken out of private schooling in Colombia and placed in a homeschooling program in Kuwait where he needed to learn English from scratch. And in less than a year he can read, write and speak English pretty well!

    Although we really liked his teacher and her methods, we're a bit unsure with how we feel about the 'amount' of religion involved in his studies. Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against religious studies. In fact, I encourage him to learn as much as possible about various religions and to ask us anything about them.

    We're a multi-cultural family, I want him to grow up with an open and stable mind in today's tumultuous world. As every child should!

    So since I'm new here, I could use a bit of advice in how to proceed with our 7th grader and what programs/curriculum would be ideal for him? Due to our nomadic lifestyle, we think it's best if we go for an independent curriculum. Not to mention that the whole world is our boy's oyster!

    Thank you in advance and looking forward to reading some of your experiences!

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    Hello! You will have lots of different options offered here which should help you make a decision.

    I loosely use the Global Village School curriculum. It is from a social justice, international perspective. The have programs that go from elementary through high school. The reason I have use them, is I like their books suggestions. They have a wide perspective of introducing kids to different cultures and religions. There is quite a bit of flexibility in the program too, which I like, as we are not very formal with the education.

    Welcome to the group! Let us know if you have questions.

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    So lovely to have you join the site, bionicnomad. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself! Just curious...are you looking primarily for an English-based curriculum?


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    Thanks for having me here!

    Yes we're only looking for an English curriculum. As that will be his primary focus, even if his mother tongue is Spanish.

    In a multilingual home such as ours, he won't have a problem choosing a language elective: English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and French!

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    Welcome to the forum
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    If you want a curriculum that "travels with you," and as long as you'll always have connection to the internet, I recommend taking a look at Time4Learning. If he'll be at the high school level, you get four core courses at a time. All the lesson planning and grading is done for you, so that takes a lot of the time and pressure off. My youngest used it all the way through graduation and really enjoyed it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsy View Post
    If you want a curriculum that "travels with you," and as long as you'll always have connection to the internet, I recommend taking a look at Time4Learning. If he'll be at the high school level, you get four core courses at a time. All the lesson planning and grading is done for you, so that takes a lot of the time and pressure off. My youngest used it all the way through graduation and really enjoyed it.
    Thank you, I'll look into that as well

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