Abundant Freedom Homeschool recommends using fully secular and inclusive curricula, using #OwnVoices at every opportunity.
Torchlight uses the Socratic method to engage children and their learning partners in a process of discovery and thinking critically and organically. PDF guide only. Must purchase or borrow all books separately. Separate math and language arts programs needed. Grades PreK - 6
"BYL" models the Charlotte Mason philosophy of homeschooling by incorporating general education subjects with nature studies and using narration, dictation, copywork, memory work, etc. PDF guide only. Must purchase or borrow all books separately. Separate math program needed. Grades K to 12
"B&R" is a hands-on curriculum that focuses on nature studies, literature, and art. PDF guide only. Must purchase or borrow all books separately. Separate math program needed. Grades PreK to 6
Workbook-based. Online & teacher-supported academy also available.
Oak Meadow is a traditional education curriculum that includes textbooks, teacher guides, lesson plans, craft and science kits (elementary), and more. They also offer a teacher support option, or a full accredited academy if you enroll online. Complete Curriculum in K-4, individual subjects offered for grades 5-12
Khan Academy offers complete online curriculum in math and language arts for grades 2-12, as well as science, history, and test prep for middle and high school. Their mobile app 'Khan Academy Kids' offers beginning math and reading for PreK-2nd. PreK - College test prep
“Fully secular” curricula contain no religious references outside of discussions of world religions in an academic capacity. Science is fully and deeply explored and covers universal creation origins that center on the Big Bang Theory and include discussions on evolution.
“Neutral” curriculum is often sold as secular and is often written by faith-based authors. A neutral curriculum generally chooses to forego all discussion of creation and evolution in science topics, and many health courses tend to skip reproduction and related body systems.
I'm happy to add it once reviewed, should I feel it meets secular/inclusive standards. Please use my contact form to send me a message and I will get back to you.
McRuffy offers language arts, handwriting, math, and science as fully printed, full-color workbooks. Online version available for level K. Science is available until grade 3. Grades PreK-5
Note: McRuffy was originally written for use in Christian Private schools, and edited to create secular versions. While I have not personally found problematic material in the curriculum, I also have not reviewed any of the science.
Workbook-based. Online Version available.
"MBTP" offers complete curriculum for grades K-9 (as of Summer 2023). Fully Printed workbook-style curriculum. Math is included until grade 5.
Notes: The parent company for MBTP is titled 'Epiphany Curriculum, LLC'. Secular users of MBTP have shown claims of problematic views regarding Indigenous Americans, health topics, and assumptions of Biblical knowledge.
Unit Studies for K-5
Waldock Way offers basic unit study guides for a variety of subjects. Units can be done using the provided book lists and videos and are easy to add to. Student and teachers guides are included. PDF guide only. Must purchase or borrow all books separately.
Note: The anatomy unit doesn't include a section on reproduction, and books listed in the space unit avoid talk of age-based origins.
Literature-based for K-12
BookShark is a complete, literature-based, homeschool curriculum offering a parent and student guides and a full, detailed schedule.
Notes: Bookshark has historically used non-secular book options for science and history. More recently, they have been working to update their curriculum packages to include more truly secular options.
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