If you are a secular homeschooler then chances are you have heard of BookShark curriculum. They are a secular homeschool curriculum resource, with a book-based approach. You can use BookShark curriculum to teach multiple ages in your homeschool without the stress of planning or juggling different levels.
Curriculum We’re Using this Year – BookShark
*This is a sponsored posted. I received curriculum in exchange for BookShark reviews. All opinions are 100% my own, the good and the bad.*
When you open a box of BookShark the first thing(s) you see are books. As a literature-based curriculum, this is to be expected. We received Reading with History 1 and it includes a huge pile of books! Plus the books that go along with Science 1.
If looking at the pile of books that we received in one box wasn’t enough to make me happy then the weekly planner was more enough to put me over the top.
They have a four-day, one-day “leftover” week for sports, field trips, or other extracurricular activities, or in our case, for taking a day off in the middle of the week.
The weekly schedule is laid out with printable worksheets to do when to do them, when to read which stories, and such. This makes me wanna be a planner, routine heart leap for joy. Even if I struggle to stick to a routine. Who knows, maybe this will be the year we follow a plan and routine.
BookShark tells you that you aren’t stuck to their schedule, make things work for you, and think of the schedule as a guide, the instructor guide if you will.
I am going to admit that I just want to dig into the work right now. In fact, just this morning I was going looking through the parent binder, just itching to get started.
My girls (and Gauge too) have been openly enjoying the books that came with the Reading with History 1 books. Keeping books away from my kids is impossible, I would have to hide them, and I just can’t do that.
BookShark Curriculum Offers:
All Subjects Packages
All-Subject Packages are for those aged 4 through to 14. Though not all levels have all of those, it depends on the level you choose. What can include:
- Language Arts
There are nine different history options for those aged 5-16. There is:
Intro to the World: Cultures
Intro to the World: Year 1 &2
Intro to American History Year 1 & 2
World History Year 1 & 2
History of Science
History & Literature
BookShark Curriculum – Secular Language Arts
There are eight different language arts that you can choose from, from ages 5-13. There are also three different level 2 options: Regular, Intermediate, and Advanced.
BookShark Math Options
There are multiple math program options to choose from through BookShark, including Math U See, Saxon Math, Singapore Math, and Teaching Textbooks.
Basically, BookShark has everything you could want or are looking for to teach your child up until about the age of 14. With the different options that they have, what more could you want in a secular homeschool site?
We really enjoy BookShark for the content of the curriculum and the open-and-go style that it lends to parents with everything planned out for you. Some of the subjects we have used have included:
Science for 6-8-year-olds and for 9-12-year-olds
BookShark vs SonLight
Both Sonlight and BookShark have similar educational approaches and learning goals. The key difference is that BookShark offers a secular choice for people who enjoy the “Sonlight education” experience.