What’s New?

What’s New This Week?—October 20-25

intro-to-architectureWe have two more new courses to share with you! Tammie Bairen’s 36-week Introduction to Architecture for middle school and high school debuts this week. And Wendy Stoller’s new Daily, Nourishing Nuggets, joined us last week. Don’t miss these two wonderful new courses (and be sure to check out Michelle Miller’s Monthly Reading List all about architecture!).

We’re changing the way we post new content each month to make scheduling your weeks a little easier. You can view the new schedule here. This schedule has built-in review and catch up weeks, and also notes when the majority of our teachers will be taking time off for the holidays. As always, any changes to this schedule will be posted on individual teacher’s pages. Remember, courses can be started at any time. Miss any material? Catch up on your schedule!

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Learn from the Experts and Our SchoolhouseTeachers.com Courses

  • national-park-badlands-and-trBiology with Ruth Sundeen explores cells and virusesWatch the course preview video.
  • American History: Colonization Era with Amy Puetz studies colonial life this week.
  • Renaissance History with Rhonda Clark-Overview of English history (Rhonda’s October lessons have been delayed due to a family need.)
  • Animal Science with Dr. Sonya Brouillette-our next animals are all farm animals. This week: chickens.
  • Creative Writing with Carrie Daws-Octobers focus: Scene
  • Literature with Adam Andrews-The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. Ten pages of study on a literary classic, a blank story chart for you to develop, and much more! PLUS, Marla Schultz has a Literature Kit to accompany this study.
  • Writing with Janice Campbell-”Whistle,” a letter by Benjamin Franklin.
  • Geology with Patrick Nurre of Northwest Treasures-this week, Exploring America’s Natural Wonders: Badlands National Park & Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Watch the course preview video.
  • Mock Trial with Deborah Burton-October’s topic: environmental law. Develop your own mock trial, debate, or persuasive paper.
  • Botany with Julie Polanco studies plant genetics.
  • Art Techniques with Brenda Ellis shares how to draw autumn leaves with colored pencils.
  • Music Theory/Education with Michelle Martin has concluded Music Theory II. Michelle will return with a new course segment in the spring.
  • Reading Lessons for young readers or struggling readers with Dr. Matthew Glavach-September’s focus: middle school and high school struggling readers
  • Science with Jason Lindsey-weekly experiments with pdfs and videos
  • Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie-September’s Figure: Stonewall Jackson
  • Lapbooking with Kimm Bellotto-choose from dozens of available lapbooks to study.
  • Literature Kits with Marla Schultz-October’s Lit Kit: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.
  • Reading List with Michelle Miller-October’s Topic: Architecture
  • Studio Art for Teens with Sharon Jeffus explores eagles in art.
  • Tinkers Club with Ed Sobey has fun with wearable LED lights.

Plus great material in (How to Teach) Elementary Math from Dr. Peter Price, Homesteading with Lisa Barthuly, Special Needs with Judi Munday. French with Greg Shone will return for Year Three later this fall.

Previous weeks remain posted for catchup and review.

For a list of all courses both active and archived that includes suggested grade levels, click here.


Don’t miss all the incredible resources we have in the Schoolhouse Preschool for your littlest learners including:

  • homegrown-preschoolerSeven lessons from the Homegrown Preschool team of Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards.
  • ABC with Me history series for preschoolers
  • Early Learning Sensory Activities with Beth Gorden.
  • Charlotte Mason Preschool with Brittney Jordan.
  • Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie.
  • Pre-K Activities: Read and Play.
  • Pre-K Spelling with video flashcards.
  • Animated books by EZ Tales.
  • Plus coloring activities, stories, games, and more!

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We’ve got lots of new material this week in the Schoolhouse Dailies, bite-sized units to fit into any day.

Plus great ongoing material in Pre-K: Read and Play, Simply Shakespeare (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Everyday CopyworkDaily DiscoveriesJoy in the MorningKinetic Connections, Everyday Copywork, and Everyday Explorers: USA.

And don’t forget the resources in our completed Dailies including Daily Math, Everyday AstronomyEveryday Explorers: Australia & New Zealand, Everyday Explorers: Canada, Schoolhouse Music: Recorder, Schoolhouse Spelling: Pre-K/K, Schoolhouse Spelling: Lower Elementary, Test Your Knowledge, This Day in History, and This Month’s Menu.


Don’t forget the DOZENS of complete courses we have on the site including:

st-directory-bDo you want to see everything SchoolhouseTeachers.com has to offer—in one place? Click here to see an outline of what you’ll find and where to find it!

Looking for a way to track the various courses you and your family are using on SchoolhouseTeachers.com? CLICK HERE for our monthly Course Checklists for your Pre-K through Elementary, Middle School, or High School students. These printable lists allow you to mark your progress each day and week. A Skills Learned page follows at the end of each checklist, giving you room for detailed notes. A final checklist is available for your family’s other courses, as well.