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All-in-one curriculums are those that contain all 4 core academic subjects (English, math, history, & science) in 1 curriculum. These are great for convenience. The parents only need to learn how to use a single curriculum and the program covers everything needed for the grade level. We've included a couple of curriculums here that only missing one subject, but we've highlighted any subjects that need to be added.
These curriculums are also often great at making connections between subjects as the kids are working through them. In the U.S. we have tended to act as though subjects exist in isolation when really all academic subjects are much more interwoven. All science, for example, contains elements of history, reading, writing, and math. All-in-one curriculums are able to help kids find these connections in a natural way.
Unit Studies Digital Downloads Grades K-8
The Harbor and Sprout curriculum is a subscription based, unit-studies program that works similarly to the way Audible works. You receive a credit each month and can use that credit to access a download of the unit study of your choice. Each unit study contains about 4 weeks worth of learning activities that center around one common theme. The lesson plans are divided into 4 learning levels making this a great product for families with multiple kids and works well for a learning pod or co-op. Harbor and Sprout offers a variety of educational products that are worth exploring above and beyond their curriculum. The digital nature of this curriculum makes the monthly cost reasonable and accessible to many. They are a vendor for Lakeview and South Sutter. Unit can also be purchased separately.
Waldorf Stories Project-based Grades K-12
"Oak Meadow" is a beautiful, gentle homeschooling curriculum created for Waldorf homeschoolers. They have been around for decades and have refined their program to meet the needs of home-based learners. Many of the assignments are project-based and artistic. The stories included are rich and diverse. Many of the local charter schools carry this curriculum. "Oak Meadow" also offers distance learning enrollment.
Literature-Based Grades K-12
"BookShark" is a literature-based curriculum that covers all core subjects for grades Pre-K through 12. Their approach focuses on reading, hands-on learning, and critical thinking skills. It includes a wide variety of resources and materials to support learning. Through the program kids read between 30-50 different books a year. The material is clearly organized and paced for a 4-day week . They also offer a "Reading with History" program that enables parents to teach history to multiple levels at the same time.
Literature-Based Project-based Grades K-12
"Moving Beyond the Page" is a literature-based, curriculum that covers all subjects for ages 4-14. It uses a hands-on, project-based approach to learning and emphasizes critical thinking and creativity. This curriculum can be used as an all-in-one or as a single-subject. Many of the local charter schools carry this curriculum. They strive to create creative thinkers and problem solvers by helping kids see the interconnectedness of many concepts. The material is differentiated for you which makes it easy to make your child at their learning level. Parents report that there is a lot material covered in this curriculum and it works well for families who love to read.
Videos Online Worksheets Grades K-8
This financially accessible program offers a complete curriculum for grades 3-8 and a partial curriculum for K-2 (ELA & Math). Each lesson begins with a short video lesson provided by the teacher for that semester. Kids answer several questions after each video to demonstrate understanding. Many lessons are accompanied by a worksheet or activity for your child to complete. Each self-paced course is divided into semesters making it easy to jump in mid-year. Parents enjoy the easy-to-use platform and the direct instruction done by a teacher. Teacher support is available if needed. They also have a social-emotional learning course available. They offer a 7-day free trial and the ability to downgrade to a single subject from the complete curriculum if that's preferred.
Online Grades K-12
"Time 4 Learning" is an online curriculum that covers all core subjects for Pre-K through high school students. It uses multimedia lessons and interactive activities to engage students and offers personalized learning paths to meet individual needs. Parents often rave about the ELA and math components. "Time 4 Learning" is working on improving their science and social studies material which parents report are hit and miss. This is a good option for families that like having instruction and practice provided and ready-to-go anytime. It's good for independent learning.
Almost Complete Curriculum
There are several curriculums that have 3 out of the 4 core subject areas. We've listed these here and noted which subjects they include and which ones are missing.
Family-style Learning Grades K-12
This curriculum is almost an all-in-one. It is missing a math component. However, we've chosen to include it here because it does a great job of including ELA, science, and history for multiple grade levels. This can be a game-changer for families homeschooling multiple kids. This curriculum includes hands-on learning, book recommendations, worksheets, and games.
Includes: ELA, Science, History
Nature-based Grade K-5
"Blossom and Root" is almost an all-in-one curriculum. It does not include math. This relatively new curriculum is designed for homeschoolers by homeschoolers. It is an inexpensive, open-and-go curriculum with hands-on, discovery activities and rich literature. Lessons take about 2-hours a day and are designed with active families in mind. Many local families love the gentle, joyful nature of this curriculum. It is not common core aligned.
Includes: ELA, Science, History
If you have a curriculum you love but isn't included here, we'd love to hear from you!
Also, if you see a correction we should make, please let us know.