Buying an expensive boxed all-in-one curriculum is not the only option for those looking for a complete homeschool curriculum. There are several free curriculums online that offer everything you need to teach your student the three R’s for free.
Brightly Beaming Resources
Brightly Beaming Resources started out as primarily being a preschool curriculum and has grown over the years while now offering early elementary curriculum choices. Katrina Lybbert has developed the curriculum through teaching her own four children over the years.
Among the programs offered at Brightly Beaming Resources is Brightly Beaming Babies, for newborns up to one year of age, Brightly Beaming Toddlers, for children who are one year of age, Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading, for children age two to seven, Kindergarten Curriculum, with three different levels, Primary Curriculum, with three different levels, and Elementary Curriculum.
To learn more about Brightly Beaming Resources you can visit their website.
Ambleside Online is a very popular curriculum that has been designed to as closely resemble the very curriculum that Charlotte Mason herself used. The curriculum is designed for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and offers both a booklist and weekly schedule for each grade. Ambleside Online uses books that are available online that can be used for free.
You can learn more bout Ambleside Online and view their curriculum by visiting their website.
The Puritans’ Homeschool Curriculum
The Puritans’ Homeschool Curriculum was written by J. Parnell and Charlotte McCarter and is based upon the teachings of Reformed Christian faith. The curriculum contains all of the major subjects but is very religious in nature.
You can learn more about The Puritans’ Homeschool Curriculum and view the curriculum by visiting their website.
An Old Fashioned Education
An Old Fashioned Education is another free curriculum based upon the educational principles of Charlotte Mason, with living books that are available for download online for free being used as the basis of teaching. All subjects are covered including Bible Study, Arithmetic, Science, Language Arts, Literature, History, and Social Studies. An Old Fashioned Education offers a forty-week schedule for all students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.
To learn more about An Old Fashioned Education or to view their curriculum you can visit their website.
Core Knowledge offers full lesson plans for all subjects for students in preschool through eighth grade. In addition to lesson plans for major subjects such as Language Arts, History and Geography, Mathematics, and Science there are also lesson plans for special studies such as arts and music.
To learn more about Core Knowledge and to view their curriculum you can visit their website.