Homeschooling Curriculum - Have You Considered Sonlight?

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You have decided to teach your children at home. However, have you given thought to what curriculum you will adopt? This article will introduce you to Sonlight Homeschool which is worth considering, particularly if you want a Christian-based curriculum and homeschooling adventure.

According to its website, "Sonlight Curriculum is a Christian company specializing in literature-based homeschool curriculum programs" for preschool and grades K-12 and is based on what Sonlight's website describes as "Literature-rich homsechooling." By that designation is meant its textbooks tend to be filled with excerpts from literature, including movies and songs. Because of its dependence on literature, reading aloud to students is an essential requirement for parents who adopt this innovative curriculum. It would seem that such a requiremeYou have decided to teach your children at home. However, have you given thought to what curriculum you will adopt? This article will introduce you to Sonlight Homeschool which is worth considering, particularly if you want a Christian-based curriculum and homeschooling adventure.

According to its website, "Sonlight Curriculum is a Christian company specializing in literature-based homeschool curriculum programs" for preschool and grades K-12 and is based on what Sonlight's website describes as "Literature-rich homsechooling." By that designation is meant its textbooks tend to be filled with excerpts from literature, including movies and songs. Because of its dependence on literature, reading aloud to students is an essential requirement for parents who adopt this innovative curriculum. It would seem that such a requirement would make the homeschooling experience more time consuming. However, the school states that "Despite our emphasis on reading aloud to your children in the younger years, Sonlight takes a relatively small amount of time when compared to classroom school." It would have been more helpful if the comparison would have been made with other home schools.

This author reviewed several of the textbooks available through the school and noted that even in its American history text, it emphasizes God's providence in American history. Without a doubt, the school is true to its claim to offer a Christian-based curriculum.

Sonlight Homeschool also offers a wealth of information and resources to homeschooling parents. The school provides a website with numerous resources, including a parents' forum where parents can interact with each other as well as ask questions and share experiences. The school also offers materials to support homeschooling and while its textbooks and curriculum modules are designed to comply with minimum state requirements and more, this author did not see where the school advises parents on the requirements of laws in their particular states and thus parents will still need to join a homeschooling association to alert them to state law requirements for parents who teach their children at home.nt would make the homeschooling experience more time consuming. However, the school states that "Despite our emphasis on reading aloud to your children in the younger years, Sonlight takes a relatively small amount of time when compared to classroom school." It would have been more helpful if the comparison would have been made with other home schools.

This author reviewed several of the textbooks available through the school and noted that even in its American history text, it emphasizes God's providence in American history. Without a doubt, the school is true to its claim to offer a Christian-based curriculum.

Sonlight Homeschool also offers a wealth of information and resources to homeschooling parents. The school provides a website with numerous resources, including a parents' forum where parents can interact with each other as well as ask questions and share experiences. The school also offers materials to support homeschooling and while its textbooks and curriculum modules are designed to comply with minimum state requirements and more, this author did not see where the school advises parents on the requirements of laws in their particular states and thus parents will still need to join a homeschooling association to alert them to state law requirements for parents who teach their children at home.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01