Easy Peasy Homeschool
Full Curriculum / May 29, 2017

Easy Peasy Homeschool Content: Full Grade(s): 1st – 8th Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || FREE Publication Date: Ongoing Publisher: allinonehomeschool.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: No ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** This curriculum is comprehensive and college-preparatory, but not intensive. The lessons are short and intended to keep the school day short. Coursework requires Internet access. There are two decisions you need to make to get started with this curriculum. One, choose your child’s level. You can select a pre-made level, ie. First, Second, Third, or you can mix and match and have your child do a different levels for math, reading and language arts. Placement Guides are available to aid you in your decision. The second decision is to choose a “program year”. All of your children will use the same “Year”. Easy Peasy uses a 4-year rotation of topics: World history and biology Early American history and animals Geography and cultures with some history of each country and earth science Modern American history and physics and chemistry Reading Instruction: The Easy Peasy Reading approach teaches children letter names and sounds before teaching them to…

Verticy Learning
Full Curriculum / May 29, 2017

Verticy Learning Content: Full Grade(s): 3rd – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Online & Book Publisher: www.calverteducation.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Built on the simple premise that children who learn differently should be taught differently, the Verticy Learning program was created specifically for students who are struggling with reading, spelling, writing, or math for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Based on the Orton-Gillingham teaching methodologies, the gold standard in dyslexia instruction, your child will experience a combination of multisensory instructional strategies and interactive online resources to develop reading, writing, spelling, and organizational skills. Your student will benefit by receiving information from a variety of voices including: in the home by a parent or tutor; multimedia online content such as instructional videos; via game-based math supplements; and by hearing literature selections that are “read” by an online tool. Verticy is available as individual supplemental courses, or as a complete homeschool curriculum combined with Calvert Core Lessons (Science, History, Social Studies, Geography, and Art), the Verticy Learning program will help your child develop…

Global Village School
Full Curriculum / December 2, 2016

  Global Village School Content: Curricular Guide Grade(s): K-12 Religious Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Extensive Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: 90+ Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: www.globalvillageschool.org Date of Review: July 6, 2016 Common Core Aligned: No Review of Global Village School Recently, a friend asked me if I had ever heard of the Global Village School homeschool curriculum. She knew I had unschooled my kids in the early years and she knew I was Quaker, with a strong belief in community service and civic responsibility. When my friend stumbled onto GVS, she thought of me and wondered what I thought of it. I had never heard of Global Village School, but the website did, indeed, look like something that would have caught my attention back in the day. My friend wound up buying both the 3rd and 4th grade curriculum to use with her kids. Within days, she called me up and said, “You’ve got to take a look at this!” So, I made a cup of tea, sat down, and started looking at Whole Child, Healthy Planet. Then, I looked again. I even came back another day to look one more time because I was convinced…

Time4Learning
Full Curriculum , High School , Most Popular / February 17, 2011

Time4Learning Content: Full Curriculum Grade(s): PreK – 12 Perspective: Secular Prep Time: None Teacher Manual: N/A Teacher Involvement: Minimal Monthly Cost: $$ || ? Pages: Online Publication Date: 2003 Publisher: www.time4learning.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Time4Learning is a student-paced online educational tool covering preschool through high school. It combines 1500+ multimedia lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities in a student-paced environment that brings concepts to life. It is entirely web based, with no software to download, no CDs and nothing additional to purchase. The K – 8 program includes language arts and math. Math and language arts lessons are correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided as a bonus to most grades. The high school program includes language arts, math, social studies, and science courses, along with the option of adding on extra courses for a nominal monthly fee. Other key features of Time4Learning: Students get individual logins and work on their own schedule and pace Parents can set the grade level independently for each subject The grade above and below are available in most grades for review and additional study Detailed lesson…

Five in a Row
Full Curriculum / February 5, 2011

Five in a Row Content: Full Curriculum Grade(s): PreK – 3rd Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: No Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 159 Publication Date: 1997 Publisher: fiveinarow.com Updated Review: May 12, 2014 From Five in a Row’s website: Five in a Row provides students with a unit-study approach to early education based on outstanding children’s literature. Five in a Row is comprised of 4 manuals. Volumes 1-3 contain units that are all written at about the same level based on books at about the same level, and the units can be completed in any order. The units in Volume 4 are based on more difficult literature, cover more challenging concepts and designed to be completed over a two week period of time. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners will all benefit from Five in a Row’s variety of lessons and activities. Just bring home one of the 70 books used in Five in a Row from the library and then locate the corresponding lesson plan in your teacher’s guide. Read the story aloud each day during the week and use the suggestions and lesson plans to lead your children on a wonderful learning adventure. You’ll…

Griggs International Academy
Full Curriculum / February 1, 2011

Griggs International Academy Content: Distance Learning Full Curriculum Grade(s): K -12th Perspective: Christian Teacher Involvement: Cost: $ || ? Publisher: www.griggs.edu Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Griggs International Academy offers a full Kindergarten to 12th grade curriculum in regionally accredited programs. Because distance learning families have different needs, Griggs offers two different educational options. * Accredited Plan: ensures that state requirements are met, program provides students with formal report cards, tutors, access to media to help enhance learning and step by step guidance throughout the educational process * Alternate Plan: allows parents to use our curriculum without input from Griggs The Griggs K-8 education utilizes multi-sensory learning. Assessment of student learning is made using a variety of methods, including students creating podcasts, producing a variety of art work, craft presentations, producing music pieces, writing books, and building things. Griggs Online High School offers college preparatory and basic diploma options for distance learners. They are a multiple-accredited school (state, regional and national). About the Publisher: Since their founding in 1909 as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Griggs has provided a Christian education to nearly a half million people around the world. Because one…

Calvert Education

Calvert Education Content: Full Grade(s): PreK – 12th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Online & Book Publisher: www.calverteducation.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Calvert Education’s inquiry-based method of learning allows students to absorb subject matter and apply knowledge in vibrant, expressive ways. In sharing their own knowledge and techniques with their peers, individual students collaborate in a bright, open world of learning with endless possibilities. Elementary and Middle Schol Programs focus on the four core subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Science, and History. Students develop strong reading comprehension skills, write original composition pieces, develop critical thinking skills, learn fundamental math concepts, read classic literature, explore a variety of science topics, and learn about the world around them. The programs also include integrated technology lessons that coincide with subjects and lessons. Calvert Education is Available As: Complete Homeschool Program: Everything you need to teach your children at home is provided to you, including materials, step-by-step Lesson Manuals, access to the online planning tool – Calvert Teaching Navigator, and engaging online resources. Individual Calvert Classes: Supplement your existing homeschool program…