Favorite Homeschool Encouragement and Curriculum:

The John MacArthur Study Bible
A Mom Just Like You by Vickie Farris
When You Rise Up by R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
The California Homeschool Guide by California Homeschool Network
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp
The Latin Centered Curriculum by Andrew Campbell
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechick

Favorite Homeschool Websites:

The Underground History of American Education (read the entire text online) 
Courageous Beings by Karen Kindrick Cox
Design Your Own Curriculum - (extensive home school resources)  
Classical Christian Education (online)  
The Well-Trained Mind
Veritas Press
Brave Writer
Memoria Press

Favorite History Resources:

The following books are available at Nothing New Press .    History from Creation to the Great Republic written in story format.  Excellent for elementary to junior high.  Titles include:

The Story of the Ancients - Christine Miller, H. A. Guerber
The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
The Story of the Romans - H. A. Guerber
The Story of the Middle Ages  - Christine Miller, H. A. Guerber
The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation - Christine Miller, H. A. Gerber

Favorite Science Resources:

Creation Science texts by Jeannie Fulbright: Great science texts with a Christian worldview, beautiful photographs, fun projects and simple experiments.  See website for age appropriateness.  Titles include:

Favorite Literature Resources For...

Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh by Ludmila Zeman
The Revenge of Ishtar by Ludmila Zeman
Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean
Hieroglyphs by Joyce Milton
Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padriac Colum
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Tale of Troy: Retold by the Ancient Authors by Roger Lancelyn Green
In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid by Penelope Lively
The Aeneid for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church
The Odyssey for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine by Jeanne Bendick
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick


Gabriel and the Hour Book by Evaleen Stein
The Story of Liberty by Charles Coffin
Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch
Beowulf the Warrior by Ian Serrailier 
Design Your Own Coat of Arms by Rosemary Chorzempa
The Fairie Queene by Edmund Spenser 
Here I Stand A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
First Voyage to America From Christopher Columbus 
The Ocean of Truth: The Story of Sir Isaac Newton by Joyce McPherson
The World of Christopher Columbus by Genevieve Forster
The Magna Charta by James Daugherty
The Tale of Paradise Lost: Based on the Poem by John Milton


Daniel Webster: Defender of the Union by Robert Allen
From Sea to Shining Sea for Children by Peter Marshall
Gettysburg (Landmark Book) by MacKinlay Kantor
Noah Webster's Advice to the Young by Noah Webster
The Light and the Glory for Children by Peter Marshall
The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz
Visible Saints The History of the Puritan Idea by Edmund S. Morgan
The Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark Book) by James Daugherty
A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth by Dwight B. Heath
Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children by Peter Marshall

1 comment:

j anthony said...

Hello Ruth!

Am very glad to find a conservative homeschool family! The feel of your site is graceful, and invokes the more innocent, pioneer days. Speaking of those days, I invite you to my own site (see below), where you can compare what I argue are today's Typical Homeschool Curriculum and the early Republic's. Furthermore, several of the books you list, I have reviewed, at

Hoping to correspond, I am, respectfully yours,
Dr Joe