No two homeschools are alike. In fact, no two homeschoolers are alike, and so we've made lists (something we like to do around here) to give you an idea of some of the options and possibilities. These reflect both the actual experiences of past and present employees, as well as their future plans concerning any progeny they may have.
Each list includes both favorite materials of the particular employee in question, and a brief biographical sketch of their homeschool background. Jon got to do co-operative unit studies; Eli used a variety of curriculum options; Hadley was an Omnibus guinea pig; Joseph participated in living history; and Caleb is just the weird one.
If you sometimes wonder how these 20- and 30-something guys know so much about homeschool curriculum (or you wonder why you should trust them), part of the answer is that they spend all their time looking at it and talking to people about it, but the other part is that they've had personal experience with a lot of it and understand how it works, why it works (or not), and which students it's best suited for.
Of course, you may disagree with our assessments. We aren't infalllible. Also, we like to hear when customers disagree with us because it gives us a more nuanced view of particular strengths and weaknesses a program might have, as well as pointing out misunderstandings we have. So, talk to us; we don't bite, and we bark as little as possible.
That said, these aren't "this is the way these courses work" lists. They're informative in the sense that they show you where we're coming from as individuals, but they're suggestive in the sense that they offer options and maybe reveal strategies you haven't considered. Have fun looking through the materials and books we've selected, don't get lost, and let us know if you find them helpful in any way.
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