Courses Taught by the Schoolhouse Writers:
All About Maps: Maps are an integral part of geography. This course starts with basic map skills including directions and the compass rose and advances through a study of latitude and longitude, various types of maps, natural resources, how settlement and war have impacted political maps, settlements and land use, natural disasters, and natural hazards.
Ancient History for Elementary: Lead your children on a journey through ancient history and explore the cultures of India, the Native Americans, Mesopotamia, Sumer, the lands of the Bible, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China through 36 age-appropriate lessons that includes a wide range of activities and projects.
Beginning Listening and Speaking Skills: Wondering where to start with your youngest learners? Beginning Listening and Speaking Skills gives your kindergarten and first-grade students a firm foundation that will help them for the rest of their lives. Use these thirty simple activities for six weeks to help your early learners gain self-confidence in daily activities. The activities address skills like following directions, reading aloud to others, reenacting stories, memorizing and reciting, listening for comprehension, and describing an experience.
Everyday Astronomy: Our Everyday Astronomy homeschool science course takes students on a tour of the solar system and beyond. Through thirty-six weeks of lessons, students learn about the sun, moon, planets, and other space phenomena through science projects, assignments, short stories, and even appetizing astronomy recipes.
Everyday Explorers: Australia and New Zealand: Want to travel to Australia and New Zealand from the comfort of your own home? Everyday Explorers: Australia and New Zealand is the perfect answer! In each homeschool geography unit, students focus on a different state or territory of Australia. Through text-based lessons, activities, notebook pages, and links to additional information, students can virtually explore the areas discussed in the day’s lesson.
Everyday Explorers: USA: Do you like to explore? In Everyday Explorers: USA, you will learn about the United States—with your very own tour guide to point out important and interesting places and events that occurred in each state. Lessons include activities, notebooking pages, maps, weather studies, stories, and more as students of all ages are introduced to the excitement lurking in the States!
Exploring God’s World with First Grade Science: This is a 36-week introduction to science for first grade. It includes text, experiments, activities, extension activities, and links to further resources.
Great Musicians: This course is based on a series of short books originally published in the early 1900s about twelve great musicians. Each book is written in simple, easy-to-understand language that brings the musicians to life for the readers. Each book concludes with simple comprehension questions and an optional story activity.
Growing Healthy in First Grade: This course introduces young students to the importance of good nutrition, sleeping well, hygiene, exercise, safety, and manners in a fun, brightly illustrated way that includes activities.
Growing Healthy in Second Grade: This course includes nine lessons, which can be done once weekly or at any pace that fits your schedule. It explores food groups and the importance of a balanced diet, hygiene and staying safe, and using good manners in various situations.
Growing Healthy in Third Grade: Hazards abound, but with a little training and preparation, children can learn to avoid many of them and prevent some emergencies from happening. From fire, water, and street safety to what to do if someone is bleeding or choking, Growing Healthy in Third Grade discusses everyday situations younger elementary children may encounter and shows them how to respond.
Leaders of History: This advanced essay-based history course for high schoolers provides students with a historical analysis of figures from history, beginning with Cyrus the Great and concluding with Abraham Lincoln and other leaders of the nineteenth century. Students are challenged to write essays based on their readings and additional research.
Loving Literature through Chapter Books: Do you love literature? So do we! The staff of The Old Schoolhouse® have chosen their favorite books to share with you in our Loving Literature through Chapter Books language arts curriculum. Each book-length unit study will provide your family with the opportunity to read and explore a different chapter book. Whether you choose to study one or all of the novels included in the course, we know that you will love these books as much as we do.
Manners and Healthy Habits for Preschool: Bright illustrations and simple worksheets help your preschooler as they learn about ways to keep themselves and others neat and healthy and ways they can demonstrate good manners at home and in public.
Preschool Playground: Arts, Crafts, and Music: With more than 35 different activities and activity ideas, the Preschool Playground: Arts, Crafts, and Music collection can be used to supplement early learning or as part of our complete Preschool Playground curriculum.
Preschool Playground: Language Arts: With 65 different activities and activity ideas, the Preschool Playground: Language Arts collection can be used to supplement early learning or as part of our complete Preschool Playground curriculum.
Preschool Playground: Motor Skills: With more than 25 different activities and activity ideas, the Preschool Playground: Motor Skills collection can be used to supplement early learning or as part of our complete Preschool Playground curriculum.
Preschool Playground: Numbers, Patterns, and Cognitive Skills: With more than 75 different activities and activity ideas, the Preschool Playground: Numbers, Patterns, and Cognitive Skills collection can be used to supplement early learning or as part of our complete Preschool Playground curriculum.
Preschool Playground: Social Studies: With more than a dozen different activities and activity ideas, the Preschool Playground: Social Studies collection can be used to supplement early learning or as part of our complete Preschool Playground curriculum.
Research Skills: This is a six-week unit designed to supplement a middle school language arts class or help students brush up on research skills. Topics covered include using a dictionary, library skills, writing a bibliography, checking the accuracy of online information, and writing a proper citation. Lessons can be done sequentially, broken down into more than six weeks, or combined into fewer weeks. Select lessons may also be chosen to be completed independently of the rest of the course if review of a certain topic is desired.
Schoolhouse Bible: Our Schoolhouse Bible curriculum has a Bible reading guide for every grade, as well as Bible memorization passages. A student who follows the curriculum every year from kindergarten through twelfth grade will have studied the Bible through five times. Additional activities, which vary by grade level, help students internalize and apply the Word of God.
Scientists A–Z: Take a fun look at science through the lens of history. Each short lesson is followed by comprehension questions, activities, and additional resources that provide options for going deeper.
Western Hemisphere Social Studies: From icy Greenland to Tierra del Fuego, the Western Hemisphere includes more than two dozen countries and territories, is home to close to one billion people, and is a wealth of countless cultures, languages, and people groups. This course is a basic introduction to the geography and peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
Courses co-authored by the Schoolhouse Writers:
Exploring God’s World with Fourth Grade Science: What is the scientific method? What types of animal habitats did God create? What is the Law of Conservation of Energy? Exploring God’s World with Fourth Grade Science takes students through several topics in physical, life, and earth sciences. Thirty-six weeks of lessons include reading assignments, worksheets, quizzes, and optional hands-on lab activities.
Fun with Gravity and Climate: Early elementary students explore the topics in Fun with Gravity and Climate through thirteen weeks of Bible reading, projects, treats in the kitchen, writing assignments, and research. Learn foundational science concepts, and have fun doing it!
Rights of Citizens for Third Graders: This short elementary course is a great way to introduce your young students to the way the democratic system of government in the United States is designed to work as well as introduce them to the Constitution and what it means.
Stretching Higher with Third Grade Math: After a brief review of previously learned skills, Stretching Higher with Third Grade Math introduces new concepts involving multiplication, division, money, fractions, decimals, equations, and more. Expand your student’s knowledge of the importance of math in everyday life through daily lessons and regular quizzes and tests.