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Subject: 6th grade materials
Date Posted: 6/23/2009 11:07 AM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2005
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I am looking for an entire 6th grade curriculm. I prefer Christian based if possible. DOes anyone have suggestions  for me?

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Thanks so much. :)

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 2:58 PM ET
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There are LOTS of Christian HS publishers.  I would try to find one to fit your student(s)'s learning style.  Do you know what that might be?  A hands-on learner my reject a textbook-based curriculum, etc.

There's plenty to be found here on PBS, but I've also had great luck buying & selling at:

www.homeschoolclassifieds.com

The new Rainbow Resource catalog just came out.  It's larger than a big city phonebook.  You might want to start there, or at Christian Book Distributors:

www.rainbowresource.com/index.php

www.christianbook.com/

You can see the different curricula & resources I use on my profile.  My HS'ed son is 11.

JC

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 5:33 PM ET
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I need a more of a hands on curriculm. How do I find out which ones will best suit him? I do have the Rainbow resource but it is so big I am overwhelmed.

 

Thank you so much!

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 8:34 AM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2007
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I have a child that needs a hands-on approach (will be a 5th grader), and for him I try to keep the reading curriculum centered around history and science, the two subjects he likes the most.  He loves to do science experiements, so this next school year, we're going to work through "The History of Science" curriculum from Beautiful Feet Books.  www.bfbooks.com   It is a literature-based approach, but with the science experiments happening in every two or three lessons, I think my son will really get into this.  It is Christian, too, and the lessons include learning scripture verses that apply to a specific scientific principal, or character trait of the individual being studied.

This is not a complete curriculum, so we'll also put Math (Math U See - on DVD and uses manipulatives at times to learn math principals which is hands-on), Easy Grammar (easy to teach, too), English From the Roots Up, Reading Detective and Editor-In-Chief books (for reading comprehension, grammer and punctuation skill practice), Geography (books like the Maps, Charts and Graphs series and Around the World in 180 days), etc. with it, but there are several great books that are used in this History of Science curriculum, several reports for writing, vocabulary, reading, research skills, and all kinds of science activities in this curriculum, as well as history. 

With this sort of approach, we do get some good literature being read, but the hands-on science that keeps him motivated to do all the reading and writing that goes with it.  There are 67 lessons in the book, so I figure it might take us the whole year to get through this because he's going to want to make biography posters and extra projects to go with all of these experiments and we'll add a lot to this.

I know this isn't an all-in-one approach like you were looking for, but that approach hasn't worked well for my son yet.  I'm interested to see what others suggest too!   Hope this helps!



Last Edited on: 6/30/09 8:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 12:10 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2008
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We use Christian Liberty Academy School System....very reasonable, and we are extremely pleased with it......except for the bible study (we changed to the Lutheran bible study program from Concordia).....

 

here's their link...

 

http://www.homeschools.org

 

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 11:02 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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Here's another company to consider. My Father's world. I have not used their products but have read good reviews.

 

http://www.mfwbooks.com/