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Bible, Missions, Evangelism and Apologetics


Family Worship - Devotions Led by Mark at Night (kids do a reading schedule for the New Testament on their own for devotions and are quizzed at night by Mark and then we read through the Old Testament as a family at night)
The Picture Bible - A Family Classic! (Bible)  
Christian Heroes: Then & Now (Missions)
Trailblazer Books (Missions)
The School of Biblical Evangelism (Evanglism and Apologetics)
Answers for Kids Bible Curriculum (Evangelism, Apologetics, Bible)
How Do We Know the Bible is True (Apologetics)
Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Volume (Apologetics)

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Athiest - Book and Workbook
ROOTS - Evangelism Training
Way of the Master - Evangelism Training
The School of Biblical Evangelism - Short lessons
Families on a Mission: Practical Application and Homeschool Credits!
Mommy Evangelism
Mem Lock - Scripture Memory System (computer based)


The Three R's

ABeka math (K5-3rd)
Teaching Textbooks (3rd - ??) The best $ I've ever spent!
ABeka English (K5-5th)
ABeka phonics & reading (K5-6th)
Systematic Mathematics DVD's (grades 6-12 with a learning disabled child)
Math-U-See (Used in the past)
Writing Strands (5th-12th)
One Year Adventure Novel
Oral Language Plus 
The Daily Spark 
Vocabulary Cartoons 
A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks

Homeschool in the Woods lapbooks/unit studies
Far Above Rubies (GIRLS: HIGHLY recommend this for high school! We use as a supplement, but it is FANTASTIC!)
Blessed Is The Man (BOYS: HIGHLY recommend this for high school! We use as a supplement, but it is FANTASTIC!)
GOOD Books, GOOD Books, GOOD Books! (preview first)


Science

** Our family loves "Living Science", where science is experienced or read about in "living books". I find that the children retain so much more from this course of study. Visuals through experiments are important, too! **


YouTube Unit Studies (all ages)Science Jim

Steve Spangler FREE Science Videos! (all ages)
Magic School Bus Books (all ages; primarily elementary)
Let's Read and Find Out Books (all ages)
God's Design Science (Elementary)
Real Science 4 Kids (middle/high school)
Read and Understand Science (as a read-aloud...we skip or refute the evolutionary comments)
The Young Scientists Club (Magic School Bus)
The 101 Series (doing Biology now and LOVE it..it's a full course! Creationism!)
GOOD Books, GOOD Books, GOOD Books! (preview first)

Biology 101

**Combining the teaching of science and history saves time in large families, is easier for teacher prep and the kids still learn a LOT!**


Social Studies

Beautiful Feet Early American History (all ages)
The Mystery of History (all ages)
ABeka My America (K5)
Top Secret Adventures (Geography)
Map Skills Grade 3
Painless American Government (middle/high school)
A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks

Homeschool in the Woods lapbooks/unit studies
US and World Geography (easy and fun and they LEARN SO MUCH!)
GOOD Books, GOOD Books, GOOD Books! (preview first)


**Combining the teaching of science and history saves time in large families, is easier for teacher prep and the kids still learn a LOT!**


Foreign Language

Latin's Not So Tough

Rosetta Stone


Computer Science

Free Typing Program (Age 6 - once all keys learned, on to Mavis Beacon)
Mavis Beacon (After keys are learned on free typing program)
Computer Activities Throughout the Year (9th grade)

**Children 6 and older should be able to do this COMPLETELY on their own with no help from you, aside from showing them proper hand positioning. Try covering their hands with a towel if they look at their keyboard too often.**

Electives

4H (Science, Practical Arts, Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speaking, etc.)

Insight Technical Education (for Ethan, 10, who wants to be an engineer)
Far Above Rubies (full curriculum for high school girls)
Family & Consumer Sciences (high school, but start training in elementary)
Logic - The Critical Thinking Company (all ages)
DVD Homeschooling (for use with ALL our schooling)
All-In-One Curriculum for The Pilgrim's Progress
Vocabulary from Classical Roots
Spirit Controlled Temperament (Psychology of Personality - High School)

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks
Clementine Patterns

Homeschool in the Woods lapbooks/unit studiesGOOD Books, GOOD Books, GOOD Books! (preview first)


Preschool

Everything for Early Learning
Rod & Staff Preschool
Leap Frog

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks

Homeschool in the Woods lapbooks/unit studies
•Games, Games, Games!!

GOOD Books, GOOD Books, GOOD Books! (preview first)

**All of our children 7 & older learn to teach by teaching the little ones preschool. See my post HERE for more info.**


Manipulatives

Geometry in a Box
Base 10 Blocks
Linking Cubes
Geo Boards
Pattern Blocks
Geo Mags - THE BEST!

Perceptual Puzzlers
•Games, Games, Games!!

Games

Money-Wise Kids
Measuring Monkeys
Pizza Fractions
Presto Change-O
Made for Trade
Buy It Right
Timing It Right
Hop Off Geography Game
Dino Math Tracks
Tangoes
Initial Consonants Game
•West Point Bridge Building Contest

CurrClick





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