It is important to find a curriculum that works best for each student in your family. There are a few resources to help you in this endeavor. One important factor in your search is determining each student’s learning style. Another significant step is becoming informed about the different types of curricula available. With extensive resources and options available, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your student.
For more information, choose from a category below.
Types of Curriculum
Below is an abbreviated list of the types of curriculum available. There are thousands of curriculum providers, and homeschool parents are free to choose curriculum that best meets the needs of their student while satisfying the requirements of the law (homeschool curriculum does not have to be approved by the state because homeschools are private schools). Enjoy looking through the different types of curriculum and researching those that might work for your family.
- Workbook/Textbook Approach
- Great for Visual and Auditory Learners
Traditional curriculum for parental research:
Basic Christian Education
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool (Free)
Lifepac (Alpha Omega)
The Robinson Curriculum
Accelerated Christian Education
- Topical/Thematic Approach Covering Various Subjects
- Great for Multi-Sensory Learners and Multiple Children of Varying Ages
- Learning that Coincides with the Child’s Cognitive Development
- Great for Multi-Sensory Learners
- Computer or Internet-Based Approach
- Great for Visual Learners
- Learning from Real-life Situations Approach
- Great for Auditory and Kinesthetic Learners
- DVD Approach
- Great for Visual Learners
- Non-faith based
- May use State Funds to Purchase
- Great to fill in gaps and broaden learning experiences
- Interest-based learning
Secular curriculum for parental research:
THSC has a section completely devoted to Special Needs Homeschooling. There is no standard curriculum for a child with specific diagnoses. THSC is available to consult with you on the variety of curricula available, the different learning styles that your child may possess, and the organizations and companies that promote themselves “Special Needs Friendly.” THSC does not endorse a specific group or organization. The resources we provide are merely a starting point for you and your loved one with special needs. It is for you to determine what is best for your individual situation.
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Choosing a Curriculum
When choosing a curriculum, keep in mind that by law it must be in visual form, such as workbooks or a video monitor, and it must include Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Mathematics, and Good Citizenship.
Consider Your Child’s Learning Style
- Visual learners absorb new information best by seeing.
(Textbooks, workbooks, DVD)
- Auditory learners learn best through the use of verbal communication.
(Lecture, audiotapes, DVD, storytelling)
- Tactile/Kinesthetic learners benefit from hands-on learning.
(Unit studies, manipulatives)
Where to Obtain Curriculum Materials
Check out the exhibitors from our most recent conventions in Arlington and The Woodlands.
Helpful Articles on the Topic of Choosing Curriculum
THSC provides curriculum reviews to help homeschoolers make those important decisions about what to buy.