Quick Curriculum Reference

I know there are a lot of people looking for curriculum and they don’t have time to find every single option out there.

This is meant to be a quick reference separated by availability (online access and ebooks) and by subject.

Every single item on this list is secular. My recommendations are based on my own experience or the experience of people I know and trust.

I’ve chosen not to include items that would need to be mailed on this list. My reasoning for that is this is meant to be a quick start guide. You should be able to sign up/purchase any of these items and get started with it today.

I also wanted to keep it as succinct as possible. Throwing tons of options at you is not going to make your decisions easier.

Jump to:

Math
English Language Arts
Science
History
Art/Music
Valuable Extras

All in One

I wanted to start with all-in-one options because they’re the easiest to use to get started quickly.

However, all-in-one programs can be problematic because you might not want the same approach for math and writing. But you can figure that out as you go.

Khan Academy

  • Free
  • K-12 and also college level
  • Also has ‘Khan Kids’ for kids aged 2-7
  • Online
  • Video-based with quizzes to show passing grades
  • Includes math, ELA, science, history, computer science

IXL.com

  • Monthly fee based on number of students and number of subjects
  • PreK-12
  • Online
  • Answer questions. If you run into trouble there are instructions on how to complete the problems.
  • Includes math, language arts, science, social studies, and spanish.
  • Uses a diagnostic to identify your student’s level

Time4Learning

  • Monthly fee based on number of students
  • PreK-12
  • Online
  • Videos with a quiz at the end
  • Includes ELA, Math, science, and social studies

FunCation Academy

  • Monthly fee based on number of students and how engaged parents want to be with teaching
  • K-12
  • Online
  • Uses a diagnostic to identify your student’s level
  • Includes core subjects and potentially some extra-curriculars

** This is a fairly new program and I don’t have a lot of information about them.

MobyMax

  • Free version/Can pay for more teacher features
  • K-12
  • Online

DiscoveryK12

  • Free version/Can pay for more features
  • K-12
  • Online
  • ELA, math, History/Social studies, science, physical education, visual/performing arts

Single Subjects

Math

Beast Academy Online

CTCMath Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for deals

Teaching Textbooks

ThinkwellCheck Homeschool Buyers Co-op for deals

Zearn

Expii – PreAlgebra and Algebra 1 for Middle School

MathSeeds – age 3-9 – Check Homeschool Buyers Co-op for deals

Science

Mystery Science

Crash Course Science

Crash Course Kids

Expii – Biology for Middle School

Biology4Kids

Cosmos4Kids

Chem4Kids

Physics4Kids

Geography4Kids (includes Earth Science)

Middle School Chemistry

Thinkwell ScienceCheck Homeschool Buyers Co-op for deals

English Language Arts

ABC Mouse

Nessy Learning

Teach Your Monster to Read

Progressive Phonics

Starfall

StoryBird – writing courses for kids

BookAdventure

History

Crash Course History

Big History Project

Art/Music

Deep Space Sparkle – great video art lessons

Sparketh – try for free

Art for Kids Hub

Dick Blick Lesson Plans – include many types of art. From painting to sculpture and more

Hoffman Academy – online Piano Lessons

Art History Kids

Valuable Extras

Brain POP / BrainPOP Jrcheck Homeschool Buyers Co-op for deals

Prodigy

Dreambox

Duolingo

Learn Scratch

Pobble365 – Fun writing prompts and ELA challenges every day

The Kids Should See This – find new topics to explore

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