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Choosing the right curriculum for a homeschool student can be a daunting task for a parent, so Cathy Duffy comes to the rescue with her new book 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. Back when some of us began homeschooling in the 70’s and 80’s there were not many choices as far as curriculum. Now there are so many that a parent could spend years just sorting through it all and never get started, or waste a year trying to use a good curriculum with a child that it does not fit.
Cathy Duffy is a household name with veteran homeschoolers. She has been a leader in homeschool circles for years and made her first major contribution with her book Christian Home Educator’s Curriculum Manual. For the past twenty years Cathy has been a speaker at homeschool conferences and worked as a consultant to publishers, distributors and individuals. Her writing is a wealth of information and good guidance for beginner and veteran alike.
100 Top Picks is designed to help a parent determine his student’s best choices by evaluating the student’s learning styles and the parent’s educational philosophies. Chapters 1-5 are interactive chapters posing questions with writing space, like a workbook, to help a person line out his philosophies and then judge what type of learning styles his student has. Chapters 7-11 discuss the basic school subjects and introduce suitable curriculum for each. The reviews of the materials are detailed and even include prices and purchasing info. Chapters 11-13 discuss choices for unit studies and all-in-one programs, foreign language programs, electives, and on-line classes.
This book helps answer the question; “How in the world do I figure out which curriculum to use?” I would recommend it highly to anyone starting out in home education. It would also be beneficial for homeschoolers who feel they need to rethink their philosophies or change curriculum. – Elece Hollis, Christian Book Previews.com
The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success.
In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community.