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Homeschooling Scope & Sequence - HowToHomeschool.Info

Part of deciding what to teach is figuring out what your children should be learning. This of course varies from child to child, but a general idea can be gathered through the use of a scope and sequence. A scope and sequence can be as detailed as you require. If you're looking for an indepth scope and sequence try one of the books we suggest.

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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
by Dorothy Moore, Raymond Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule. Instead of a cut-and-dried approach, you'll discover the freedom of a flexible program that encourages creativity and initiative.

Teaching Children : A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade Diane D. Lopez. An excellent educational approach which naturally integrates a Christian world view and Scriptural principles, Teaching Children draws on noted English educator Charlotte Mason and the Child-Light approach to learning. Child-Light puts children in touch with fine literature and teaches them through the use of "living books."
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning by E.D. Jr Hirsch
With its comprehensive curriculum providing a sound basis in the fundamentals of math, art, history, language arts, science, and technology, the phenomenally successful Core Knowledge series has become an esteemed tool for parents and teachers striving to better educate today's children. And since it is agreed that the first years of schooling are crucial to a child's lifetime educational achievements, it is no wonder that parents and teachers alike have been asking for a volume for kindergartners.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education by E.D., Jr. Hirsch.
What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Revised and updated, filled with a wealth of opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education.

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education by E.D., Jr. Hirsch.
Since the Core Knowledge series was introduced, hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from these books' effective and user-friendly knowledge-based curriculum. Researchers at the Core Knowledge Foundation constantly refine and update the curriculum based on feedback they receive from parents and teachers across the country. This new, revised edition of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know reflects the fruit of that research and features a complete redesign with thirty-two pages of color illustrations.
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education by E.D., Jr. Hirsch.
With thirty-two pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, reflects the Core Knowledge Foundation's ongoing commitment to providing a solid educational foundation for today's elementary school students. What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, covers the basics of math, language arts, science, geography, art, and technology. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and more add to the book's usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This revised edition gives a new generation of third graders the advantage they need to make progress in school today, and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.
What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Fourth-Grade Education by E.D., Jr. Hirsch.
Covers the basics of language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math, and science. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and biographies of famous scientists add to the book’s usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge series. This revised edition gives a new generation of fourth graders the knowledge they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.
What Your 5th Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of Good Fifth-Grade Education by E.D. Jr. Hirsch.
The Core Knowledge Series helps children gain the fundamentals they will need to make progress in school and be effective in society - specific knowledge in the subject areas of language arts, fine arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, and technology. Editor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy, has worked with many teachers, parents, historians, scientists, and experts on America's multicultural tradition to compile this model of a coherent core of content for elementary school children. By devoting a modest amount of time each day, you and your child can work through every page of What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know as a supplement to classroom education. Building on themes and topics from earlier volumes in the Core Knowledge Series, some of the things you will find in this volume include stories and speeches: selections from Homer's epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Don Quixote, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; American Civilization: progress and problems with industrialization, reformers who worked for rights of women, African-Americans, and the urban poor, and the complexities and compromises of becoming an international power; life sciences: classifying living organisms and life cycles and reproduction of plants and animals; geography: climate zones and time zones and how lakes are formed; physical sciences: combining concepts of science and math such as mass, speed, force, and energy; and world civilization
What Your 6th Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education by E.D. Hirsch.
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.

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