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So you have decided to homeschool. You have checked out the homeschool laws and contacted homeschool groups. Now you need to decide on a curriculum for your homeschoolers. How do you get a homeschool curriculum? Or better yet, how do you find the best homeschool curriculum for your homeschooling needs?
Before you get started searching for a curriculum, find out what kind of curriculum you need and assess your homeschool options! We have help on choosing a homeschool curriculum plus a free Choosing A Homeschool Curriculum Workbook to assist you.
Where To Find Homeschool Curriculum
Now that you know what kind of homeschool curriculum you need and want, it is time to find it! There are many different places you can search for a homeschool curriculum depending on if you wish to buy a new homeschool curriculum, used curriculum, or curriculum to fit specific needs you homeschoolers have. Luckily we have resources to help with all that below.
|New Homeschool Curriculum||Specific Homeschool Curriculum Needs|
|Used Homeschool Curriculum||Free/Budget Homeschool Curriculum|
New Homeschool Curriculum
Shiney new homeschool curriculum? That is what makes most homeschoolers excited. It leads most of us to have shelves of homeschool curriculum that we might not necessarily need, but we just had to buy. I highly recommend checking out the used curriculum section to see if you can save money before purchasing a new homeschool curriculum. However, if you can’t find it used or have your heart set on that shiny new curriculum, check out the resources below.
Unless you know exactly what you are looking for, Amazon can be hard to search and find homeschool curriculum. I recommend searching for specific titles that you want here.
“Since 1989, Curriculum Express has sold what we believe to be the finest self-instructional curriculum available for private at home education and homeschooling.”
Search by subject, grade, category, and format to find the homeschool curriculum perfect for your homeschoolers.
“Discount School Supply had its beginning in a small retail store selling educational products. Founder Ron Elliott had creative ideas about how he could supply more products to respond to teacher‘s needs. The Discount School Supply catalog was born, the place where you can BUY WHERE TEACHERS BUY®.”
The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world’s largest buyers club for homeschooling families. Founded in 2005, we are a family-owned and operated business dedicated to providing top-quality curriculum at the lowest price possible.
Conventions can also be a great place to pick up a new homeschool curriculum. Plan in advance or figure it out while you are there. We have tips to help here.
Specific Homeschool Curriculum Needs
If you are looking for a specific curriculum to meet the needs of your homeschool and homeschoolers, you might want to look at these carefully curated lists on some of the most common homeschool needs.
Used Homeschool Curriculum
While we all like new things, you can save money by finding a used homeschool curriculum. There are a lot of places you can search for a great new-to-you homeschool curriculum.
We have a homeschool curriculum classifieds group over on Facebook!
This group is for families who want to sell or give away their gently used homeschool curriculum, supplies, or educational items their children or teens no longer need, and for other homeschool families to have a way to find these items. Click the image below to join us there!
Used Books Stores
While most people think of Amazon for new items, you can also find a lot of used items as well. I recommend checking out:
Selling new and used textbooks as well as curriculum packages, science videos, Spanish worksheets, and writing guides.
Find used and new books at better prices. This is a great place to look for gently used textbooks, resource books, and novels for your homeschool.
You can find great deals on eBay, however, it can take some time and careful searching to make sure you are getting something worth your time and money.
“Waste not, read a lot. That one simple philosophy is the inspiration behind the country’s largest family-owned bookstore chain. But we do more than just read a lot: We buy and sell new and used books, music, movies, games, electronic devices and collectibles in more than 120 stores and growing.”
Let us help you ease the cost by offering our huge selection of quality used home school curriculum. A 30-day money back guarantee is in place if you are not satisfied with the used home school textbooks you purchase from us.
“ThriftBooks started in 2003 with a pick-up truck of used books stashed in a storage unit, listing books solely on Amazon.com. Our first book sold was the beloved children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Over the years, we’ve added regional processing centers across the country and hundreds of employees. Throughout this time, we also built our processes to purchase, grade, and distribute used and rare/collectible books.”
Homeschool Curriculum Swaps
Here you will find Catholic Materials not usually found in other general and Christian swaps/boards. You will also find popular secular materials.
For homeschooling families to exchange living books and curricula that are used with the classical (Trivium) method or the Charlotte Mason method.
Large, easily-searched site for buying and selling new and used curriculum. Ads are free but there’s a limit of two at one time.
A group to find homeschool curriculum.
“Do you have used homeschooling items to sell, items you want to buy or trade? Then THIS is the place to be your own online homeschooling rummage sale! “
Rabecca created this site so homeschoolers, SAHM & WAHM can post their used curriculum for free as well as buy sell & trade. Registration is free, posting is free and unlimited.
“This is the group to join if you are looking to buy, sell, curriculum, educational items and books. We welcome any home educator, parent or educator willing to sell and share your expertise/knowledge with other members.”
“This page is for buying and selling SECULAR homeschool materials. You do not have to be secular to be here, but your ITEMS do. 🙂 There are a multitude of pages on Facebook that sell other types of homeschool materials – if you are selling nonsecular items they belong there, not here.”
Free/Budget Homeschool Curriculum
Let’s face it, homeschoolers love free and cheap! There are so many other educational things that we would rather spend money on so having a list of free and low-cost homeschool curriculum is always a great thing. Check out these places to get free and low-cost homeschool resources.
Where do you find your new and used homeschool curriculum? Let us know below!