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Almost-Free Homeschool: A Free-Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

Almost-Free Homeschool: A Free Thinker's Secular Curriculum

by Jenny Harrington

The schedules are designed to be student and parent friendly. Implementation tips, full 36 week schedules, and materials lists are included. There’s no need to purchase any books or texts beyond this guide, although recommendations for cost-friendly materials are provided along with plenty of free options.This curriculum isn’t a textbook, although you’re welcome to use textbooks if you like. Instead, it provides a day-by-day guide for each of the major subjects, including a few extras. Simply print off the guides, or schedules, you need for each term and help your student set to work.

The schedules use only the best quality of free curriculum sources, many from universities. The schedules take care of the planning, so all you have to do is open the materials in a browser window or print them for your student. Some schedules are a full written curriculum so no outside materials are needed.

All curriculum materials are 100% secular, although religion is sometimes mentioned in a historical or mythological context. Everything is approached from the stance of reason and science, so Darwin, evolution, the age of the universe and similar concepts are discussed where appropriate. The Guide is based loosely upon the Classical Method of education and rotation of subjects, but with more emphasis on math and science — a necessity in our STEM-based modern world.

The 2nd Grade Guide provides schedules and lesson plans for Language Arts (including writing, grammar, spelling and reading), Math, Earth and Space Science (Including labs!), Medieval history, and Art. It also includes free and nearly free resources and schedules for adding in the extra-curriculars of your choice, including Music and Foreign Language Study.
Canadian edition

Almost-Free Homeschool 3rd Grade: A Free Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

The 3rd Grade Guide provides schedules and lesson plans for Language Arts (including writing, grammar and vocabulary), Math, Chemistry, Early Modern history, and Art. It also includes free and nearly free resources and schedules for adding in the extra-curriculars of your choice, including Music and Foreign Language Study.
Canadian edition

Almost-Free Homeschool 4th Grade: A Free Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

The 4th Grade Guide provides schedules and lesson plans for Language Arts (including writing, grammar, spelling and vocabulary), Math, Physics (Including labs!), Modern history, and Art. It also includes free and nearly free resources and schedules for adding in the extra-curriculars of your choice, including Music and Foreign Language Study.
Canadian edition

Almost-Free Homeschool 5th Grade: A Free-Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

The 5th Grade Guide provides schedules and lesson plans for Language Arts (including writing, grammar and vocabulary), Math, Physics with Labs, Early Modern history, and Art. It also includes free and nearly free resources and schedules for adding in the extra-curriculars of your choice, including Music and Foreign Language Study.
Canadian edition

Almost-Free Homeschool 7th Grade: A Free-Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

The 7th Grade Guide provides schedules and lesson plans for Language Arts (including writing, grammar and vocabulary), Math, Chemistry with Labs, Early Modern history, and Art. It also includes free and nearly free resources and schedules for adding in the extra-curriculars of your choice, including Music and Foreign Language Study.
Canadian edition

Almost-Free Homeschool 8th Grade: A Free-Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

The 8th Grade Guide provides schedules and lesson plans for Language Arts (including writing, grammar and vocabulary), Math, Physics, Early Modern history, and Art. It also includes free and nearly free resources and schedules for adding in the extracurriculars of your choice, including Music and Foreign Language Study.
Canadian edition

Check for releases of Pre-K and Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 6th Grade Editions here. Other editions, such as multiple grades in an edition, may also show up on the author’s blog.

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