Step #6: Research and Choose Curriculum

As homeschooling becomes more prevalent, many more companies are offering products for home educated students. Making a choice can be overwhelming. Whatever curriculum you choose, you must include reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science, and regular courses of instruction in the Constitution of the United States.

These subjects do not all need to be studied concurrently, but should be covered in a timely and age-appropriate way. In order to choose a curriculum, you must know what your goals are for your children's education. Determining your goals is a several step process which begins with a review of your philosophy of education.

We recommend reading the Comprehensive Guide to Home Education and Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. You can browse other curriculum options and homeschooling helps at CHEC's bookstore, Family Books and Resources – 10461 S. Parker Road, Parker,CO 80134.

A scope and sequence can also help you plan your curriculum.