There is a lot of homeschool curriculum out there, a lot of religious curriculum making it difficult at times to pick out the secular homeschool curriculum from the religious. I wanted to put together a list of secular curriculum that we can all use to find the perfect materials to educate our children.
List of Secular Curriculum
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My focus of course also being those that are available to Canadians, because that is where I reside, and if you thought it was hard to find secular curriculum in general, try finding secular homeschool curriculum that isn’t American.
I am trying to break it down within all-in-one curriculum, and then into different subjects. I will also try my best to keep this up to date, adding or removing as need be.
These links lead directly to the publisher or owner’s website. These may be the best prices you can find. However, I would urge you to research titles thoroughly, and when you have made your decision check for programs available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op and for homeschool curriculum books on Amazon to find deals.
Secular Homeschool Curriculum by Subject:
Secular Social Studies & History
The Canadian Homeschooler
Hands On History. Timeline of Canada. Canadian Adventure – interactive, virtual trip across Canada. And more!
Northwoods Press – Donna Ward
Donna desires to bring you living history through exciting and authentic resources with a commitment to quality and excellence.
Secular Language Arts, Writing, and Grammar Curriculum
All About Learning Press
Offers courses in reading and spelling for preschool through grade 7.
Blossom and Root
Currently K-3 with 4th grade coming in 2020. A secular, nature based program that includes language arts, nature study, and art.
A workbook based program where students solve problems through space “missions.” Note: you will see a dedication to God in these books, but the rest of the material and educational content is secular. You can read a review of this curriculum here.
Soaring with Spelling, Winning with Writing, Growing with Grammar, and Digging into Diagramming. Grammar, spelling, and writing curriculum for grades 1-8. For Canadian homeschoolers.
Logic of English
Offers reading, phonics, spelling, and handwriting instruction for ages 4-7 with a second package for struggling readers ages 8 and up.
WriteShop Primary and Junior
Kindergarten through 6th grade writing curriculum. *Note: Per the website “WriteShop Primary and WriteShop Junior are free of religious references. WriteShop I and II contain occasional religious references.”
Reading and Phonics Instruction
Barton Reading and Spelling System
A great tutoring system for children, teenagers, or adults who struggle with spelling, reading, and writing due to dyslexia or a learning disabilities.
Explode the Code
Phonics workbooks for direct phonics instruction.
Hooked on Phonics
Learn to Read is an award-winning program that has helped over 5 million kids become confident readers.
Free reading program for primary grades.
Make Your Own Comic Book – Comic Book Pages
Secular Math Curriculum
Complete online math courses for roughly grades 3 and up. Placement test is given to set the initial level. You can read our review here, we have been loving TT for two years so far.
AoPS Academy (Art of Problem Solving)
Middle and high school math offers text and online courses.
Comic book based math instruction for kids 8-13. Book and online interactive programs available.
Online math program for K-12. This is great for kids that need to learn at their own pace. We have used this and liked it.
Complete math curriculum for grades 1-7.
Miquon Math Lab Materials
Hands on curriculum for grades 1-3.
Integrated approach to math that includes step-by-step instruction, lessons, and practice for grades kindergarten through advanced high school.
Curriculum for pre-k through 8th grade based on the Singapore method.
Multiplication Booklets 2-12
Secular Science Programs
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU)
BFSU is for homeschoolers to deliver a first-rate science education to K-8 students and older beginning-science learners. Vol. I (here) is for grades K-2 and older beginning-science learners.
Classic Science Curriculum, Mr. Q
High school science including (free) Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Biology, Advanced Earth Science, Advanced Physical Science.
Real Science Odyssey
Each of their science courses spans a range of grade levels, the content can be modified based on your student’s academic needs.
The Story of Science by Joy Hakim
A set of texts where narrative storytelling meets secular science, these are great for high school science and language arts studies.
Science books for your homeschool:
Foreign Language Curriculum
Language learning app that features short lessons and games in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, and Czech. Free program with ads or upgrade to Plus to remove ads.
Packages include complete courses in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, and more. Choose from 6 month, 12 month, and lifetime access.
Time4Languages from Time4Learning
English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Hebrew.
English & French Number Matching Cupcakes
Other Programs for Homeschoolers