I thought I would put together a list of neutral or secular curriculums......

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  1. Rebecca

    Rebecca Cunning Woman

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    I just found the subforum -- thanks!
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    Mamax4 Amity's Focus Member

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    Peacehill Press has a new-ish book called "The Ordinary Parents Guide To Teaching Reading".

    I also wonder if www.christopherushomeschool.org is neutral? It's Waldorf, but I don't know how tied into Anthroposophy Simmons is.
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    librarymama New Member

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    I have practically all of the Christopherus material. Donna Simmons is very tied into Anthroposophy herself, but recognizes that not everyone is, and is okay with that. The one thing she comments, though, is that it seems nearly impossible to do Waldorf without *some* sort of spiritual base. There was at least one atheist on her yahoo group, but I forget who, so I'm not sure how active they are. Others are Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim...and Donna Simmons really celebrates the diversity, btw.
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    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    I added a unit studies section.
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    I'll add:

    Reading A-Z: http://www.readinga-z.com - it's a leveled reading program avail on line. I love it!

    Ladybird Key Word Readers - published in the UK - but so worth the effort in obtaining them for the beginning reader. My daughter ADORES this series and I like the added bonus of a discussing cultural differences.

    Phonics: Check and Double Check - http://www.scholarschoice.ca - Available only in Canada. I think this is the BEST series for teaching phonics. The activities make sense and my kiddo loves the work.

    Writing/Grammar: Write Source series. This is a wonderful series for teaching writing skills.

    Handwriting: Write On - http://www.incrediblekid.com - Worked wonders w/my kiddo!

    Social Studies: Highlights Magazine - Which Way USA? and Where in the World? - These are monthly subscriptions filled w/facts and fun. It's a great way to learn geography. Sinead adores these!

    Lynn
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    annb It's like herding cats.

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    Phonics: a book called Five Minute Phonics is excellent!! (better than 100ez lessons)
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    mama2yx In the dark!

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    WOW, just saw this. Very helpfull for a newbie~Thanks~
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    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    I updated the list a bit:)
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    annb It's like herding cats.

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    Spelling: www.spellingtime.com

    I didn't think Story of the World was secular??

    Maybe we could add religious curriculums under another heading, so that we have a list of those too? Or is that just too much?
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    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    Many consider SOTW Neutral. I'm not up to doing another thread, but if you would like to tackle the project....:)

    I will add spelling time to the list.
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    Robin Jesus Follower

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    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    Did some updating:)
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    movingbeyondthepage.com ?

    ~jo
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    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    I listed it under unit studies :)
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    ah- I thought I might have just missed it, thanks for keeping up with this thread. I find it helpful!

    ~jo
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    Great list! I will be reviewing it often to get stuff for next year. :)

    Val
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    Glad it is of help to you:)
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    Added some more resources.

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