Secular homeschool curriculum is hard to find, I know this because I am looking for it too. I am looking for a Canadian secular curriculum which is even rarer. But it is out there, you just have to look, or scroll farther down this page for secular history curriculum.
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For me, history is secular as long as you are not reading the bible. Yes, there are texts that are from the creationist viewpoint but we aren’t going with those texts of course.
Secular curriculum only discusses religious beliefs from an anthropological perspective. It is not faith-neutral (this becomes important especially when discussing science and history curricula). It does not posit biblical/religious beliefs as historical facts.
Homeschool Secular History Curriculum
Canadian History Curriculum
The Canadian Homeschooler
Hands-On History. Timeline of Canada. Canadian Adventure – interactive, virtual trip across Canada. And more!
Northwoods Press – Donna Ward
Donna desires to bring you living history through exciting and authentic resources with a commitment to quality and excellence.
American History Curriculum
Build Your Library – Levels 5-6, 12
This is a literature based curriculum that integrates history with other subjects. It has all grade levels available.
US History with Blossom & Root – Younger Elementary
World History Curriculum
Build Your Library – Levels 0-4, 7-11
This is a literature-based curriculum that integrates history with other subjects. It has all grade levels available.
All the history!
Use the Usborne World History Encyclopedia. History Quest: Early Times Study Guide has all-new activity ideas, new literature readings, and new writing/comprehension exercises.
I think there is a lot you can learn about history, whether you want the world, American, or Canadian history just by heading to your library and getting books. You don’t necessarily need to find a curriculum to teach history or social studies in your homeschool. I have found this is what works best for us, and then each of my children can learn bout what is of interest to them.
For example, I asked my kids what they were interested in learning in history this year and I got: Dinosaurs, Early Humans, and Ancient Times. So we’re learning about early world history.
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