2019/2020 Curriculum Choices and Daily Schedule

(last revision: (08/12/19)

3rd year, high school

Logic: How to Read a Book (year 3 of 3)

Language Arts: English 1302 (community college)

Languages:  Lingua Biblica (Latin) and Breaking the Barrier 1 (Spanish)

MathTeaching Textbooks  Geometry

Science: Guesthollow Chemistry (with Exploring Creation with Chemistry and The Idiot’s Guide to Chemistry as reference books)

Economics: Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

Elective: Introduction to Nutrition and Health (community college)

Pre-College Preparation: designated time for essay preparation, college exam preparation, scholarship follow-ups, administrative work, etc.

Read-Aloud/ Reading List–Medieval/ Renaissance History (still in development)

Dante’s Inferno

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

William Shakespeare plays–“Caesar,” “Othello,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “Twelfth Night” 

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Catherine, Called Birdy

 

Daily Class Schedule:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

                                                 Bible study (daily)

Chemistry (daily)

Math

 

Math

 

Math

 

English 1302 *

 

English 1302 *

 

 

Logic

 

 

Pre-College Prep

Economics

 

Economics

 

 

 

 

 

Latin

Spanish

Introduction to Health and Nutrition (online elective) *

History/ Read-along/ Read-aloud (daily)

 

* Courses taken at local community college via dual enrollment program

 

20 thoughts on “2019/2020 Curriculum Choices and Daily Schedule

  1. I homeschool an 8th grader and work full time! I hope to have my curriculum choices up soon. I noticed you are using Time4Learning for one class. We’ve used it in the past. Do they provide different pricing for just one course?

    1. Thanks for the visit. Unfortunately, I believe that Time4Learning charges a flat fee for up to 4 courses, whether you actually use 4 courses or not. You might contact them via e-mail, though, to confirm. I have only used it for one year and one subject with each of our children, so I could be wrong.

    1. Nita, thanks. I am not “sold” on Time4Learning, so I might check out Acellus as well. My MIL, a public school teacher for decades, gave us a biology text, so after this semester of T4L’s “Nature of Science,” we might move there, and so it will be a while before we get back to online learning for science.

  2. Thank you for sharing your schedule. Even after many years of walking this homeschool journey, I still find tremendous value in learning from others. Your plan reminded me to formally include current events on our schedule. It is one of those subjects that we do organically in our home, so long as we remember. Putting it on the schedule will certainly help jog that memory!

    1. Nicole, thanks so much for the visit, and yes, without some formality, we quickly become one of those “so long as we remember” families, too!! Plus, I am trying to get a very plugged-in teen to recognize what is news worthy of her time and attention versus what the hottest celeb is doing/ saying/ wearing. It gives us a chance to teach discernment, too!!

  3. I just watched your interview on Youtube, “Rise of African American Homeschooling” on the HedueMedia channel. I loved it! I am thankful for your advice. The way you said God led you to homeschool, I feel he is doing the same with me. I am about to pull my daughter out of public school. She is in 8th grade. I am excited to take this journey. I am a working mom but will adjust my schedule accordingly. We will start with evening homeschool, then we will transition to day homeschool once I can switch schedules at work (and I’m going on maternity leave in December, so that will help a lot). God bless you!

    1. Congratulations to you on starting your journey!

      We study American history during those middle school years, and I use the history that I developed. At that level, we use “This Far by Faith.” You can see our entire product line at http://blessedheritage.com.

      If you are studying another era of history, I might be able to suggest some curriculum; just let me know, and thanks for the visit.

  4. Hi Belinda,
    I am homeschooling a 7th, 5th and a 2 year old. This is my second year I use memoria press but I want to do a little shift for history this year to African American History. I am Haitian American so I was super happy when I saw your book on Haiti. Can I just use Volume 1 of your curriculum or do I need to do Volume 2 as well this year? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon as I am in the process of ordering everything so I can start school after Labor Day.

  5. Hello Belinda,

    Blessings to you and your family. I am a new homeschool mom. I will be using the Good and the beautiful for the most part and maybe Saxon Math I have not chosen a History curriculum. I saw your interview and I am interested in your course. My son is 11 years old in the 6th grade. I am not sure where to start. Do you think you can guide me? My children are African American and Latino. I love how you represent all history that usually are not taught in public school. Would love your insight and any guidance you can give me.

    1. Alina, hi, and congratulations on getting started on your homeschool journey! By this time, I see that you are a customer, for which I am very thankful. Please, as you are working through our curriculum with your children, feel free to write and ask questions as needed. Thank you again.

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