I am thrilled to be starting another year with the Homeschool Review Crew, which means more exciting homeschool products for us to try! One of the things we’ve been doing over the last few months is supplementing our curriculum with classes from SchoolhouseTeachers.com. As a member of the Homeschool Review Crew, I’ve received another complimentary Yearly Membership to this amazing on-line treasure trove of homeschooling classes and helps.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. They provide courses in all subject areas (varying in length and intensity) for children in preschool through grade 12. There is so much flexibility with the site, in that classes can be started and completed at the student’s own pace. Almost all of the courses offered have a written component, and many have an audio or visual component as well.
Some of the amazing features you will find are:
- Over 300 course options with new courses added regularly
- Full Year and One Semester Courses as well as short Unit Studies
- Access to Streaming Video
- Schedule Creators
- No Common Core (if that is important to you)
- High School Credit and Transcript Support
- Excellent Customer Service
- A Single Membership Covers Your Entire Family
- No Hidden Fees and No Additional Books To Purchase
- Affiliate Earning Potential
How We’ve Been Utilizing This Resource
As a full-time working mom who is homeschooling a middle school child, I like to have a lot of options with curriculum. Sometimes what we started with isn’t working, or there are times where we just need a change of pace or a little supplemental work here and there. Although I do not use this resource as my core curriculum, we have been benefitting so much from what we are utilizing. Some of the Middle School courses we’ve completed over the last few months include:
Sparking The Noggin
Most recently, my son has been working through the All About The World Geography course. We have not studied much geography, so I thought this course would be a great introduction, as it introduces him to continents, capitals, landforms and biomes, major lakes and rivers, mountain ranges, political boundaries, and more. Some of the activities he’s been completing include matching, decoding puzzles, multiple choice, map work, and even an international traders’ challenge.
I print up the worksheets for him each day and after he completes them I place them in a binder I created just for this course.
One of the best things I’ve found about this resource is that I am not stuck at a certain grade level. Although my son is in 8th grade, he’s performing below grade level in Language Arts, Writing and History. We can choose to use elementary curriculum for a certain subject, while others subjects span both Elementary and Middle School levels.
Our Final Thoughts
I am very pleased with this on line treasure trove of resources. I can’t say enough about the variety and flexibility that SchoolhouseTeachers.com has to offer. I love the Resource Center, where we’ve found helpful resources such as Help Charts to assist in our learning of States, Capitals and Presidents as well as the Just For Parents section which offers a wide array of helps for parents, such as dealing with emotions, teens, marriage, special needs parenting and so much more!
If you are looking for online courses for your child, or perhaps to supplement something you are already doing, then make sure to check out SchoolhouseTeachers.com and all they have to offer. You can find out more about them on social media here:
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