Catholic Schoolhouse

Homeschool Success through a Classical Approach

What Else Should I Use?

Catholic Schoolhouse is designed to be flexible and work with a variety of curricula. You, the home teacher, are the best expert there is to choose resources for your students, and we encourage you to explore and try new things.

Because many families have requested ideas, we have put together this list of possibilities for you.  In addition to this list, the Catholic Schoolhouse Blog posts have ideas, activities, AND recommended books that go with each week of the tour guide.

Don’t be confused: you don’t NEED any of the books below to successfully use Catholic Schoolhouse in your home.  The curriculum is designed to integrate whatever books you already have on the subjects into your homeschool.  If you already have an encyclopedia set, use it! If you already have a nice book about space, use it!  We have just complied some of our favorite ‘extra’ books into the list below, so if you’re a family starting from scratch, you have some guidance in building your library!

(The links below are affiliate links.  If you purchase a book using these links, Catholic Schoolhouse will receive a small portion of that sale.  It does not increase the cost to you in any way.  Thanks!)


 

Year 1

History

What your ___ Grader Needs to Know, by E.D. Hirsch

2-8 The Story of the USA. by Franklin Escher

5-8 From Sea to Shining Sea (Cath. textbook, Ave Maria University)

Language Arts

Grammar-Land by M.L. Nesbit (free from google books)

Primary/Secondary Language Lessons by Emma Serl

American Cardinal Readers, by grade level

All About Reading

All About Spelling

Math

Sir Cumference Adventures by Cindy Neuschwander

Penrose the Mathematical Cat Adventures by Theoni Pappas

K-5 Singapore Math

6-8 MEP Math

Algebra/geometry by Jacobs

Science

What your ____ Grader Needs to know, by E. D. Hirsch

Real Science 4 Kids

Biology4kids.com (Q1)

How the Weather Works by Michael Allaby

My Temple of the Holy Spirit (Catholic Heritage Curricula (Q3)

Physics4kids.com (Q4)

Simple Machines in Automobiles

Music

Musician stories by Opal Wheeler: Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thurungia (Q1), Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells (Q2)

Art

 

Saints

For young Readers- In the Footsteps of the Saints series (see Marys Books)

For older Readers- Books by Mary Fabian Wyndeatt and Vision Books

Religion

Baltimore Catechism

King of the Golden City (Catholic Heritage Curricula)

Latin

Prima latina


 

Year 2

(a lot of these are the same for each year- the core subjects can use the same series of material)

History

What your ___ Grader Needs to Know, by E.D. Hirsch

Child’s History of the World by V.M. Hillyer

Language Arts

Grammer-Land by M.L. Nesbit (free from google books)

Primary/Secondary Language Lessons by Emma Seri

American Cardinal Readers, by grade level

All About Reading

All About Spelling

Math

Sir Cumference Adventures by Cindy Neuschwander

Penrose the Mathematical Cat Adventures by Theoni Pappas

K-5 Singapore Math

6-8 MEP Math

Algebra/geometry by Jacobs

Science

What your ____ Grader Needs to know, by E. D. Hirsch

Real Science 4 Kids

Biology4kids.com (Q1)

Chemistry4kids.com (Q2)

Physics4kids.com (Q4)

Music

The Nine-Note Recorder Method, by Penny Gardner

Art

Artist Stories by Ernest Raboff

Saints

For young Readers- In the Foodsteps of the Saints series (see Marys Books)

For older Readers- Books by Mary Fabian Wyndeatt and Vision Books

Religion

Baltimore Catechism

King of the Golden City (Catholic Heritage Curricula)

Latin

Latina Christiana, Memoria Press


 

 

Year 3

(a lot of these are the same for each year- the core subjects can use the same series of material)

History

What your ___ Grader Needs to Know, by E.D. Hirsch

2-8 The Story of the Western civilization, book 4 by Alan Riese (Q1)

Child’s History of the World, Ch. 62-91 by V.M. Hilyer

 

Language Arts

Grammer-Land by M.L. Nesbit (free from google books)

Primary/Secondary Language Lessons by Emma Serl

American Cardinal Readers, by grade level

All About Reading

All About Spelling

Math

Sir Cumference Adventures by Cindy Neuschwander

Penrose the Mathematical Cat Adventures by Theoni Pappas

K-5 Singapore Math

6-8 MEP Math

Algebra/geometry by Jacobs

Science

What your ____ Grader Needs to know, by E. D. Hirsch

Real Science 4 Kids

Biology4kids.com (Q1)

How the Earth Works by Michael allaby (Q2)

My Temple of the Holy Spirit (Catholic Heritage Curricula (Q3)

Physics4kids.com (Q4)

Music

Musician stories by Opal Wheeler

Art

Artist Stories by Ernest Raboff

Saints

For young Readers- In the Footsteps of the Saints series (see Marys Books)

The Man who Limped into Heaven (about Saint Ignatius) (Mary’s Books)

For older Readers- Books by Mary Fabian Wyndeatt and Vision Books

Religion

Baltimore Catechism

King of the Golden City (Catholic Heritage Curricula)

Classical Languages

English from the Roots Up, by Joegil Lundquist

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