Homeschool Complete Curriculum's Focus
Homeschool Complete is written with an academic focus that is challenging and fun. It will prepare your home-educated students for success. Integrated subjects and fully-planned lessons assure parents they are teaching fundamental skills and avoiding learning gaps while leaving time for them to spend with their families.
The curriculum is organized while keeping flexibility in mind. You can use the full year curriculum which gives you a year of fully planned lessons and activities in all the subjects, not just core subjects.
You can adjust each topical study to your family's interest level. Move through a unit quickly, or include additional enrichment activities.
Use a four day school week for lessons with one day for activities and field trips, or add activities into each day of the school week.
Homeschool Complete also is available by the semester instead of as a full year curriculum, or you can purchase and download individual unit studies for only the topics you are interested in.
Use individual studies as the core of your relaxed homeschool. Include Charlotte Mason's methods or a "school-at-home" approach. Use unit studies as a supplement to add a fun and different twist to a traditionalist's homeschool year.
Individual unit studies that cover one topic that our kids are interested in which integrate subject skills for more than one level of learning are perfect for families with multiple children.
Unit Studies and the activities planned within the program are intended to be spring-boards for a child's imaginative play. If they are given free time (like the four day school week encouraged by Homeschool Complete) and not discouraged, they will include many of the topics that they are learning about in their own drawings, crafts, videos they watch in their free time and day trips they want to take. It is exciting to see our kids "take off" when they are learning what they love.
Unit Studies allow you to appeal to the strengths of each learning style. Unit studies incorporate books & worksheets for print learners and allow us to choose materials that are visually interesting for visual learners.
When parents work closely with students as they guide them verbally through a unit, students who are auditory learners & those who are relational are benefitted.
Hands-on activities and experiments provide kinesthetic learners with what they need to learn.
Some studies estimate that around 30% of us are strong in one particular learning style. About 10% of us have multiple learning strengths/styles.
Those needs are all met with the unit study method.
Music, videos, field trips - all those learning experiences that integrate with a topic can create a rich and wonderful learning environment for our homeschools.
This all-inclusive curriculum will help you guide your child to explore new ideas.
Integrated subjects make teaching more effective, and increases the child’s comprehension and retention of the skills. A variety of activities are provided because each child learns in a unique way. The curriculum is designed to help homeschool parents have an enjoyable year in effectively teaching their children.
Detailed lesson plans in all the subject areas are created around thematic units. They will guide you step-by-step in teaching your child, and will provide documentation for your work during this year:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Fine Arts
- Physical Development & Fitness
- Character Development & Bible
About the Author
Curriculum creator, Debra Arbuthnot, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Secondary Mathematics Endorsement. She has 27 ½ years of teaching experience at the Elementary, Junior High, and High School levels in both public and private schools. She also homeschooled her own three children in grades kindergarten- fifth, and then 8th-12th. She used this curriculum with her children who have now graduated from high school and earned college scholarships.