Thank you to The Good and the Beautiful for providing us with their curriculum! All opinions are my own.
The time has come to begin sharing homeschool curriculum choices and I’m super excited to share what we will be using! This post is dedicated to our large family curriculum choices. These are the materials we will be using together as a family. I will post individual curriculum choices in a few weeks.
Family Style Homeschool Curriculum
We are using My Father’s World Creation the the Greeks this year for Bible and history. I really like the way MFW combines Bible study with history, so I’m really excited to study the Old Testament with the kids this year! We are also studying Greek vocabulary.
From MFW’s website, here’s what we will be learning:
Study Old Testament stories in depth using your Bible combined with the DK Illustrated Family Bible and Ancient World for helpful background information.
Participate in the Jewish feasts celebrated in Old Testament times and learn how they point to Jesus, the Messiah, using Celebrating Biblical Feasts.
Integrate the history of other civilizations, such as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Greece, with Old Testament history. Learn how the 10 plagues were a judgment against Egypt’s gods, and why Israel and Judah feared Assyria. All of history is viewed from a Christian perspective using the Bible, Streams of Civilization, and other resources.
Complete a timeline and create a history notebook, which includes a page for each major event or person, map work, and illustrations to color.
Enjoy playing the ancient Egyptian game of Senet, writing in cuneiform on clay tablets (cookies), and sampling Old Testament times food. Hands-on projects from Ancient Egypt and other sources reinforce learning.
Library books provide enrichment for topics that you study. We provide an extensive list of recommended books for independent reading, but none are required.
Morning Time Subjects
You know I love my homeschool morning basket! We are sticking with The Homeschool Garden for all of our morning time subjects. The Homeschool Garden has simplified all of our morning time subjects such as artist study, composer study, poetry, hymn, folksong, etc. You know all of those Charlotte Mason type things that we want to add to our homeschool but aren’t sure where to fit in. It’s a total open and go resource that makes homeschooling a true delight! Each month you get a new session and it’s so much fun to learn everything with the kids!
I have fallen in love with The Good and the Beautiful science units, so we are using them in place of Science in the Beginning from MFW. I really like being able to pick and choose science units based on what interests my kids at the time. I am currently planning on doing four science units from TGTB with a bit of supplementation from Science inn the Beginning. I also plan to do the pyramid study from MFW.
I also decided to add in the Nature Notebook from TGTB, too!
And that is what we are using for our family homeschool curriculum not including read-alouds. Be on the lookout for individual curriculum choices by grade in the near future!