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Homeschooling - Supplies

Sell on-line courses, and kits and curriculum by subject. Also message boards and homeschooling FAQ.

Oak Meadow
Provides curriculum materials "that respect the spirit of children. We believe that children learn best through doing. Our materials are designed to engage the whole child and foster a joy of learning while providing a solid academic education." Offers onlline courses for grades 6-12, a bookstore, catalogs (available in PDF), FAQs, curriculum overviews by grade, statement of beliefs, etc. Oak Meadow curriculum is based loosely on the Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf School principles.

Sonlight Curriculum
Vendor of total homeschool package, as well as of biographies, phonics books, math, handwriting, and science supplies.

Beautiful Feet Books: History Through Literature
"Publishers of Literature-based Studies for Homeschoolers." Catalog offers study guides, literature packs, timelines, and supplemental resources.

A Beka Books
Claims to be the largest Christian textbook publisher in the world. Also publishes videos. I found its online content weak.

Bible Study Guide For All Ages
Sells a Bible curriculum for Sunday schools, homeschoolers, Bible classes, small groups, and family devotionals. There are four units (one per year), each with 104 lessons, visuals, application suggestions, background information, review system, memory-work and drills. The entire Bible can be covered in 4 years studying 2 lessons per week. Some Old Testament and some New Testament books are studied each year. Web site offers some sample pages, including beginner activity pages (ages 3-7), intermediate activity pages (ages 8-12). Also sells timelines and maps.

Seton Home Study School
Catholic home school curriculum. Website offers online testing and enrollment form, past newsletters, Internet supplements for enrollees, curriculum info, etc.

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