Eunoia Curriculum Directory

There are so many wonderful and delightful homeschool curricula and resources available.

Firstly, you get a Complete Curriculum that will provide all the subjects and homeschool support in the form of Teacher Manuals and Tests/Exams, etc. that you may need to educate your child at home.

Secondly, you get single subjects or online subjects/ schools/ service providers/ resources that you can use to build your own custom-fit and eclectic curriculum for your specific child’s unique needs.

The way you build your child’s curriculum will be determined by your homeschool philosophy, the age of your child (primary or high school), and the education system/ school exit you choose, e.g. SA, UK or US curricula.


1. SA Education System (CAPS)


Complete Homeschool Curriculum

  1. Impaq https://www.impaq.co.za/register-for-2022-homeschooling/

Online Schools / Virtual Schools / Tutor Support

  1. UCT Online High School https://www.uctonlinehighschool.com/
  2. Brainline https://brainline.com/brainline/
  3. Think Digital Academy https://www.thinkdigitalacademy.org/
  4. Teneo https://www.teneoschool.co.za/
  5. Nukleus Onderwys https://nukleus.co.za/
  6. Cambrilearn CAPS https://cambrilearn.com/caps
  7. Hatfield Christian Online School https://onlineschool.co.za
  8. Koa Academy https://www.koaacademy.com/
  9. Clonard Online https://www.clonard.co.za/
  10. Curro Online https://curro-online.co.za/
  11. Futures Academy https://futuresacademy.co.za/
  12. Impaq Online High School https://www.impaq.co.za/impaq-online-school/
  13. Praxis Online School https://praxisschools.com/
  14. Saving Grace Education CAPS https://www.savinggraceeducation.co.za/onlinehomeschool/
  15. Swales Online Academy https://swalesonlineacademy.co.za/
  16. Die Markplein Eksamen vraestelle https://markplein.co.za/

Special Needs Online School

  1. Saving Grace Special Needs Online Homeschool (Remedial CAPS curriculum) https://savinggracespecialneedshomeschool.co.za/
  2. EduExcellence https://www.eduexcellence.co.za/
  3. EduExcellence Online https://www.eduexcellence.co.za/satellites

Tuisonderwys in jou Moederaal

  1. Tuisonderwys in Afrikaans van Cape Home Educators https://www.capehomeed.co.za/tuisonderwys-in-afrikaans/
  2. Wolkskool https://wolkskool.co.za/
  3. Lief en Loflik http://www.lieflikenloflik.co.za/
  4. My Afrikaanse Avontuur http://www.myafrikaanseavontuur.co.za/
  5. Kieswetter Klaskamer https://kieswetterklaskamer.wordpress.com/
  6. Tuisskool in Afrikaans http://www.tuisskoolinafrikaans.weebly.com

2. UK Education System


Complete Homeschool Curriculum

  1. British International Distance College http://www.britishinternationalcollege.co.za/Distance-College/Subjects-Offered/

Online Schools

  1. Cambrilearn https://cambrilearn.com/british-curriculum
  2. Wingu Academy https://wingu-academy.com/
  3. CL Education http://www.cleducation.co.za/
  4. Clonard Education https://www.clonard.co.za/
  5. Theocentric Christian Education http://www.homeschool-tce.co.za/
  6. My Online Schooling https://myonlineschooling.co.uk/
  7. Mountain Cambridge School Online https://learn.themcs.co.za/
  8. Wolsey Hall Oxford https://wolseyhalloxford.org.uk/
  9. Saving Grace Education https://www.savinggraceeducation.co.za/cambridge/
  10. Kings Inter High Leading Online School https://kingsinterhigh.co.uk/
  11. Open Study College https://www.openstudycollege.com/qualifications/a-level
  12. Harrow School Online https://www.harrowschoolonline.org/
  13. Distance Learning Academy https://www.dlaint.co.za/
  14. The Chapel Lane Academy https://chapellaneacademy.co.za/
  15. St. Stithians Online School https://www.ststithiansonlineschool.com/
  16. Valenture Institute https://www.valentureinstitute.com/
  17. Crimson Global Academy https://www.crimsonglobalacademy.school/za/
  18. Cambridge Homeschool Online https://www.chsonline.org.uk/
  19. Cambridge Online Academy https://www.cambridgeonlineacademy.com/

Cambridge Tutor Support

  1. https://www.eduanywhere.academy/#/
  2. https://www.borntolearn.co.za/
  3. https://www.senecalearning.com/
  4. http://www.gojimo.com/
  5. https://www.gcsepod.com/
  6. https://www.znotes.org/
  7. http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/students/
  8. http://www.explainingmaths.com/
  9. https://www.cambricollege.co.za/
  10. https://iic-online.com/
  11. http://tutorindex.co.za/
  12. https://www.ool.co.uk/
  13. http://www.explainingmaths.com/
  14. https://www.mysecondteacher.com/
  15. https://tuitionkit.com/
  16. http://www.mathslounge.co.za/
  17. https://uk.ixl.com/
  18. https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/free-resources/
  19. https://www.twinkl.co.za/resources/keystage3-ks3
  20. https://cloudlearn.co.uk/locations/gcses-and-alevels-in-south-africa
  21. https://simplycambridgetutors.co.za/cambridgeonlineschool/

For more info on How to Homeschool with Cambridge, see https://eunoiahomeschool.com/homeschooling-with-cambridge/


3. US Education System (GED or AHSD)


Complete Homeschool Curriculum

  1. The Good and the Beautiful http://www.goodandbeautiful.com/ ENGLISH & MATH ARE FREE FOR LEVELS 1-5. Marine Biology is also FREE.
  2. Funschooling https://www.funschooling.com/ see FREE pdf resources.
  3. Sonlight https://www.sonlight.com/
  4. Classical Conversations https://classicalconversations.co.za/
  5. Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool https://allinonehomeschool.com/ FREE.
  6. Gather Round Homeschool https://gatherroundhomeschool.com/
  7. My Father’s World https://www.mfwbooks.com/
  8. Winter Promise Curriculum https://winterpromise.com/
  9. ACE School of Tomorrow Curriculum https://www.aceministries.com/curriculum
  10. Book Shark https://www.bookshark.com/
  11. A Gentle Feast https://agentlefeast.com/
  12. Simply Charlotte Mason https://simplycharlottemason.com/
  13. Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits https://timberdoodle.com/collections/curriculum-kits
  14. Love 2 Learn https://love2learn.co.za/
  15. KONOS Homeschool Curriculum, available from Oikos https://oikosstore.co.za/product-category/social-studies-konos/ and official website https://konos.com/?v=47e5dceea252

Online Schools / Virtual Schools / Tutor Support

NOTE: In order to qualify for matric exemption in South Africa per USAf’s requirements you need to do High School (grades 9-12) through an ACCREDITED service provider.

  1. Power Homeschool https://www.powerhomeschool.org/
  2. Acellus Academy https://www.acellusacademy.com/ ACCREDITED
  3. Southern  African Virtual School https://www.campusnet.co.za/savs ACCREDITED
  4. Swithched On https://switchedoneducation.co.za/ you need to work through an Academy in South Africa, e.g. Active Academy or Pure Life Academy ACCREDITED
  5. Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ FREE
  6. Time4Learning https://www.time4learning.com/
  7. Abeka Academy https://www.abeka.com/Homeschool/ ACCREDITED
  8. Educ8 SA https://www.educ8sa.net/american-high-school-diploma/ ACCREDITED
  9. Northgate Academy https://www.northgateacademy.com/homeschool/ ACCREDITED
  10. Excel High School https://www.excelhighschool.com/ ACCREDITED
  11. Thrive Academy https://ithrive.school/
  12. Christa McAuliffe Academy School of Arts and Sciences https://www.cmasas.org/ ACCREDITED
  13. James Madison High School https://www.jmhs.com/ ACCREDITED
  14. North Star Academy https://www.northstar-academy.org/ ACCREDITED
  15. Oak Meadow School https://www.oakmeadow.com/ ACCREDITED
  16. WiloStar 3D Academy https://wilostar3d.com/ ACCREDITED
  17. Whitmore School https://www.whitmoreschool.org/ ACCREDITED
  18. Well Trained Mind Academy https://www.wtmacademy.com/ ACCREDITED
  19. Enlightium Academy https://www.enlightiumacademy.com/topics/home-school/cambridge-homeschooling-south-africa-overview ACCREDITED
  20. For more options see this 50 best online schools for the American High School Diploma https://thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-high-school-diploma-programs/

Umbrella Schools

  1. Home Life Academy http://homelifeacademy.com/ ACCREDITED
  2. Kairos Academy https://m.facebook.com/KairosAcademySA ACCREDITED
  3. Diversio Learning Academy https://m.facebook.com/DiversioLearningAcademy/ ACCREDITED
  4. Bridgeway Academy https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/ ACCREDITED

Gifted & Talented Academy

  1. Laurel Springs School https://laurelsprings.com/ ACCREDITED
  2. Stanford University Online High School https://onlinehighschool.stanford.edu/ ACCREDITED

Early Learning & Pre-school

  1. The Good and the Beautiful Pre-school https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/preschool-quick-start/ and FREE level K https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/free-downloads/language-arts-level-k/ and FREE Math grade K https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/free-downloads/simply-good-and-beautiful-math-k/. Also see Handwriting for pre-K and K https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/pre-k-8-curriculum/handwriting/
  2. Khan Academy Kids https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/
  3. ABC Fun & 1-2-3: Footprints on our Land Preschool Homeschool Curriculum https://www.south-african-homeschool-curriculum.com/preschool-homeschool-curriculum
  4. ABC Jesus Loves Me https://www.abcjesuslovesme.com/
  5. Ambleside Online grade K https://amblesideonline.org/ao-y0
  6. Easy-Peasy All-in-One Homeschool Preschool https://allinonehomeschool.com/getting-ready-1/
  7. Power Homeschool Kindergarten https://www.powerhomeschool.org/kindergarten-grade-homeschool-program/
  8. Starfall Kindergartenhttps://www.starfall.com/h/index-kindergarten.php
  9. Education.com Kindergarten Educational Resources  https://www.education.com/resources/kindergarten/
  10. Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.co.za/ and https://readingeggsjunior.co.nz/
  11. Blue Manor Academy https://www.bluemanoracademy.com/
  12. ABC Mouse https://www.abcmouse.com/abc/
  13. Five in a Row Kindergarten https://fiveinarow.com/five-in-a-row-preschool-kindergarten-curriculum/
  14. Gather ‘Round Letters & Numbers https://sites.google.com/gatherroundhomeschool.com/resources/letters-numbers
  15. HEEP Hands-on Energetic Easy Preschool Curriculum http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2016/08/heep-hands-on-energetic-easy-preschool.html
  16. KinderTown from DemmeLearning https://demmelearning.com/products/kindertown/

Special Needs

  1. Funschooling Special Needs https://www.funschooling.com/special-needs-bookstore
    1. Dylexia/ ADHD https://www.funschooling.com/dyslexia-games
    1. Dyscalculia https://www.funschooling.com/dyscalculia-games-math-craft
  2. Homeschooling with Dyslexia https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/
  3. ADHD Intensive https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/adhd-intensive/ and https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/adhd-intensive/#join
  4. Good Sensory Learning Dyslexia https://goodsensorylearning.com/pages/about-dyslexia-materials
  5. Acellus Academy https://www.acellusacademy.com/special-needs/
  6. WiloStar3D Aspergers Homeschooling https://wilostar3d.com/aspergers-homeschooling-2/
  7. WiloStar3D Gifted https://wilostar3d.com/gifted-virtual-school-and-homeschooling-program/
  8. WiloStar3D Learning Accommodations https://wilostar3d.com/learning-accommodations/

Individual Subjects & Eclectic Homeschooling


Individual subjects can be sourced from various curriculum providers to build your own eclectic, individualized, child-centered and delight-directed curriculum.

English Language Arts

See my comprehensive article on “Mastering the Art of Language Arts” https://eunoiahomeschool.com/2018/07/30/mastering-the-art-of-language-arts/

Full Language Arts Curricula

  1. The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/pre-k-8-curriculum/language-arts/
  2. Funschooling Language Arts https://www.funschooling.com/homeschooling-bookstore-language-ar
  3. Sonlight Language Arts https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/language-arts
  4. Grammar Galaxy https://funtolearnbooks.com/grammar-galaxy/
  5. Winter Promise Language Arts https://winterpromise.com/
  6. LATTL Learning Language Arts Through Literature from Oikos https://oikosstore.co.za/product-category/language/

Homeschool Reading Lists / Living Books

Readers

  1. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/a-complete-classical-christian-school-reading-list-grades-1-8/
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/homeschool
  3. https://ihomeschoolnetwork.com/homeschool-reading-lists/
  4. http://www.thepeacefulhaven.com/homeschool-reading-list-kindergarten-12th-grade/
  5. https://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2015/06/my-list-of-top-book-lists-and-other.html
  6. http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000.html
  7. https://a2zhomeschooling.com/main_articles/reading_lists_p1/
  8. https://a2zhomeschooling.com/explore/language_arts_kids/high_school_literature_english_reading_lists/
  9. https://blog.hslda.org/2015/07/16/reading-lists-for-teens/
  10. https://welltrainedmind.com/a/the-great-books-history-as-literature/
  11. https://charlottemasonhome.com/2007/05/30/literature-by-grade/
  12. https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/
  13. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/21764.Charlotte_Mason_Method_Living_Book_List_Elementary_School

Reader-Alouds

  1. https://sherigraham.com/homeschoolers-read-aloud-guide-book-lists-websites/
  2. http://simplehomeschool.net/top-25-read-alouds/
  3. https://www.design-your-homeschool.com/read-alouds.html
  4. https://readaloudrevival.com/favorite-booklists/
  5. https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/read-aloud

Phonics & Reading

  1. Foundations Logic of English https://foundations.logicofenglish.com/
  2. Explode the Code https://www.explodethecode.com/
  3. All about Reading https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-reading/
  4. McRuffy Language Arts https://mcruffy.com/pages/mcruffy-online
  5. Total Language Plus https://totallanguageplus.com/
  6. Excellence in Literature https://totallanguageplus.com/
  7. Gather Round Ready to Read https://gatherroundhomeschool.com/blogs/news/ready-to-read
  8. Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.co.za/
  9. Starfall Reading Resources https://www.starfall.com/h/
  10. Reading Bear https://www.readingbear.org/

Spelling & Vocabulary

  1. Wordly Wise 3000 http://wordlywise3000.com/
  2. All about Spelling https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-spelling/
  3. Spelling You See https://spellingyousee.com/
  4. Spelling Wisdom https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/spelling-wisdom/
  5. Total Language Plus Vocab/Spelling https://totallanguageplus.com/
  6. Vocabulary Lists https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/
  7. WordUp App https://www.wordupapp.co/
  8. Zinc Learning Labs https://www.zinclearninglabs.com/
  9. Vocabu-Lit Series https://www.perfectionlearning.com/middle-school/middle-school-lang-art/vocabu-lit.html
  10. Twinkl Word Roots https://www.twinkl.co.za/teaching-wiki/root-words
  11. WordBuild Online https://wordbuildonline.com/
  12. Sequential Spelling Online https://www.sequentialspelling.com/static/ss_online.php
  13. Home Spelling Words Free Online Games https://www.homespellingwords.com/spelling-games
  14. A Reason For Spelling https://homeschool.areasonfor.com/collections/spelling

Composition/ Writing & Grammar

  1. Night Zookeeper https://www.nightzookeeper.com/
  2. IEW Institute of Excellence in Writing, available from Oikos https://oikosstore.co.za/product-category/language/iew/
  3. Easy Grammar Series https://www.easygrammar.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  4. Language Lessons for Today (My Father’s World) https://www.mfwbooks.com/item/30016/Language-Lessons-for-Today-/
  5. Saxon Grammar and Writing https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/composition-and-grammar/graded-language-arts-curricula/saxon-grammar-and-writing
  6. Classical Writing http://www.classicalwriting.com/
  7. Guest Hollow’s Language Arts Curriculum https://guesthollow.com/homeschool-curriculum/homeschool-language-arts-curriculum/
  8. Movies as Literature https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/phonics-reading/readers-literature/readers-literature-grades-9-12/movies-as-literature
  9. Tapestry of Grace https://tapestryofgrace.com/ and see their online version https://tapestryofgrace.com/tapestry-online/
  10. Trail Guide to Learning https://https://tapestryofgrace.com/tapestry-online/geomatters.com/pages/trail-guide-to-learning
  11. Writers in Residence, from Apologia, available from Cum Books https://cumbooks.co.za/products/gr-4-8-writers-in-residence-vol-1-apprentice-spiral-
  12. Brave Writer http://www.bravewriter.com/
  13. No Red Ink https://www.noredink.com/
  14. Write at Home http://www.writeathome.com/
  1. Fix it! Grammar  http://iew.com/fix
  2. Keys to Good Language, available from Sonlight  https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/language-arts/grammar/keys-to-good-language/
  3. Khan Acadamy Grammar  https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar FREE
  4. Winston Grammar  http://www.winstongrammar.com/
  5. Grammar Book – The Blue Book  https://www.grammarbook.com/
  6. Quill Grammar  https://www.quill.org/tools/grammar
  7. Grammar Flip https://www.grammarflip.com/
  8. The Grammar Ace, available from Sonlight https://www.sonlight.com/the-grammar-ace
  9. Grammaropolis https://grammaropolis.com/
  10. Grammar Planet https://grammarplanet.com/#/
  11. Life of Fred Language Arts Series https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/composition-and-grammar/ungraded-multi-level-resources-grammar/life-of-fred-language-arts-series
  12. Write Shop https://demmelearning.com/products/writeshop/
  13. Analytical Grammar https://demmelearning.com/products/analytical-grammar/
  14. Writing with Ease from the Well-trained Mind https://welltrainedmind.com/c/subject/writing/

Handwriting

  1. The Good and the Beautiful Handwriting https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/pre-k-8-curriculum/handwriting/
  2. Sonlight Handwriting https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/language-arts/handwriting
  3. A reason for Handwriting  https://areasonfor.com/collections/handwriting
  4. Practical Pages Handwriting  https://practicalpages.wordpress.com/free-pages/handwriting/  FREE
  5. Handwriting Without Tears  https://www.lwtears.com/hwt
  6. Handwriting Success https://handwritingsuccess.com/
  7. Peterson Directed Handwriting https://peterson-handwriting.com/why-peterson-directed-handwriting/home-schools-cursive-writing/

Math Curricula

  1. Math-U-See, SA version, available from Oikos https://oikosstore.co.za/product-category/sa-math-u-see/ or their official website for digital tools https://mathusee.com/digital-tools/
  2. The Good and the Beautiful Math https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/pre-k-8-curriculum/math/
  3. Singapore Math South Africa https://www.singaporemaths.co.za/content/12-homeschooling
  4. Saxon Math, available on Takealot and Loot.
  5. Teaching Textbooks Math https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/
  6. CTC Math https://www.ctcmath.com/
  7. Life of Fred Math https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/math/life-of-fred
  8. Math Mammoth https://www.mathmammoth.com/
  9. Miquon Math https://miquonmath.com/
  10. Khan Academy Math https://www.khanacademy.org/math/k-8-grades
  11. MathTacular! https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/math/mathtacular
  12. Math Adventures, available on Takealot https://www.takealot.com/math-adventures-spy-school/PLID47546364 Math Antics https://mathantics.com/
  13. Right Start Math https://rightstartmath.com/
  14. IXL Math https://za.ixl.com/
  15. Adapted Mind Math https://www.adaptedmind.com/Begin-Enrollment.html
  16. Matific  https://www.matific.com/za/en-za/home/
  17. Accelerated Individualized Mastery (AIM) for Addition and Subtraction https://www.sonlight.com/aim-addition-and-subtraction and here https://store.demmelearning.com/accelerated-individualized-mastery-aim

See these examples of Math Manipulatives from Sonlight: https://www.sonlight.com/shop?product_types=Manipulatives

Science Curricula

  1. The Good and the Beautiful Science https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/pre-k-8-curriculum/science-health/
  2. Sonlight Science https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/science
  3. Exploring Creation science series – Apologia Science for Junior and Senior High Levels https://www.apologia.com/product-tag/science/ and available from Creation Store in South Africa https://zastore.creation.com/category/60-apologia
  4. Science in History Series https://bereanbuilders.com/ecomm/
  5. Noeo Science https://noeoscience.com/
  6. Elemental Science https://elementalscience.com/
  7. Super Charged Science https://www.superchargedscience.com/
  8. God’s Design Science Series, from MasterBooks https://www.masterbooks.com/gods-design-series
  9. The Rainbow Science Curriculum https://www.beginningspublishing.com/rainbow-junior-high-science-curriculum/

Science Experiments & Enrichment

  1. Steve Spangler SICK! Science  https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/ and his at home learning solutions https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/at-home-learning-solutions/ and see his SICK! Science videos https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/category/spangler-videos/
  2. Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/
  3. Supercharged Free Science Experiments https://www.superchargedscience.com/opt/freestuff/
  4. Science Fun Experiments for Kids https://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/
  5. 60 Easy Science Experiments using Materials You Already Have on Hand https://www.weareteachers.com/easy-science-experiments/
  6. DK Science & Nature Books https://www.dk.com/us/category/science-and-nature/
  7. Elephango https://elephango.com/ see Science https://www.elephango.com/index.cfm/pg/k12learning-c/category/146/Science
  8. Biology on Ted Talks https://www.ted.com/search?q=Biology
  9. Biology Teaching and Learning Resources http://www.biology-resources.com/
  10. Brain Hemisphere Hat Craft Activity http://www.ellenjmchenry.com/brain-hemisphere-hat/
  11. Britannica Science Launch packs https://britannicalearn.com/product/launchpacks-science/#trial
  12. Cells Alive! https://www.cellsalive.com/
  13. Gizmos Interactive Science Simulations https://www.explorelearning.com/
  14. Hewitt Drew-it! Animation videos about conceptual physics http://phyz.org/hewittdrewit/
  15. Love 4 Science Experiment Boxes http://www.love4science.co.za/
  16. Periodic Table of Elements in Pictures http://elements.wlonk.com/
  17. Science Mom https://jennyballif.com/
  18. The Homeschool Scientist Experiments https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/category/experiments/
  19. Experilab Online Shop for Biology & Chemistry Kits in South Africa https://experilab.co.za/catalog/
  20. My Lab Science and Chemistry Kits in South Africa https://mylab.co.za/ and see their Technology Kits https://mylab.co.za/technology-kits/
  21. Smart Labs for Science Equipment in South Africa https://smartlabs.co.za/collections/all
  22. Nkazimulo Science Kit https://www.nkazisciences.co.za/parents/
  23. Magic School Bus Readers https://www.readerswarehouse.co.za/products/9555717700848
  24. Hooked on Science https://www.hookedonscience.org/
  25. Equine Science from Winter Promise https://winterpromise.com/science/equine-science-for-3rd-7th-grade/

Nature Journals

  1. The Good and the Beautiful Nature Notebook https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/products/pre-k-8-nature-notebook-nature-notebook/
  2. Funschooling Nature Study Journals https://www.funschooling.com/homeschooling-with-nature
  3. See this article from Supercharged Science on “How to keep a Science Journal”   https://www.superchargedscience.com/how-to-keep-a-science-journal/
  4. Backyard Science eBook https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/products/backyard-science-ebook/
  5. How to start a Nature Journal https://www.littlegirldesigns.com/how-to-start-a-nature-journal/

2nd Language

Afrikaans (Huistaal / 1e Addisionele Taal)

  1. Afrikaans sonder Grense http://www.kleuters.co.za/index.php?destination=afrikaans%20sonder%20grense
  2. ToetenTaal Afrikaans http://toetentaal.co.za/
  3. Piekfyn Afrikaans http://www.nb.co.za/en/book-search?keyword=piekfyn%20afrikaans
  4. Beter Afrikaans – Spelreëls en Spelling https://www.beterafrikaans.co.za/website/index.php
  5. Kom in pas met Afrikaans https://www.lapa.co.za/klaskamerhulp/taalgidse/kominpas-met-afrikaans-huistaal-gr-4-7/sagteband
  6. Mieliestronk – Afrikaanse Aanlyn Ensiklopedie http://www.mieliestronk.com/
  7. Omvattend Afrikaans http://www.homeschooling-curriculum-guide.com/omvattend-afrikaans-graad-drie.html
  8. Slimkoppe gr. R tot 7 https://www.slimkoppe.co.za/
  9. Woema Boeke https://woemaboeke.com/
  10. VIVA Virtuele Instituut vir Afrikaans https://viva-afrikaans.org/
  11. My Klaskamer – Afrikaans Huistaal gr. 1  tot 3 https://myklaskamer.co.za/tuiste/hulpbronne/huistaal-afrikaans/
  12. Luistervink – stories word voorgelees https://luistervinkstories.co.za/
  13. Maljan boekies van Edu Smile https://edusmilekidstoys.co.za/?s=maljan
  14. Kieswetter Klaskamer https://kieswetterklaskamer.wordpress.com/
  15. My Afrikaanse Avontuur – Afrikaans https://www.myafrikaanseavontuur.co.za/afrikaans
  16. Leer Afrikaans 123 http://www.leerafrikaans123.co.za/
  17. Japtrap Leesmetode http://www.japtraplees.co.za/
  18. Leer Afrikaans sonder om jou rieme styf te loop http://leerafrikaans.co.za/

When you follow the US pathway then you don’t have to do Afrikaans as a second language. You basically need 2 credits of a Foreign Language in high school for the American High School Diploma. Your options will be determined by your service provider for high school. You can also transfer credits (single subjects) from one accredited service provider to another. Check with your service provider!

For a comprehensive list of Foreign Language Service Providers, see Cathy Duffy Reviews: https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/foreign-language

Foreign Language

  1. Rosetta Stone https://www.rosettastone.com/
  2. 10 Minutes a Day Series https://bbks.com/products.html
  3. The Learnables Foreign Language Courses https://learnables.com/
  4. Muzzy BBC https://www.muzzybbc.com/
  5. Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/
  6. Sign Language http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/lessons/lessons.htm
  7. Better Chinese https://www.betterchinese.com/
  8. Learn to Read, Write and Speak Japanese Easily https://nihongomaster.com/

Social Studies: History & Geography

  1. Footprints on Our Land: SA History https://www.south-african-homeschool-curriculum.com/south-african-homeschool-curriculum now also available in Afrikaans https://www.south-african-homeschool-curriculum.com/voetspore
  2. South Africa Geography: Meandering Mzanzi https://www.meanderingmzansi.co.za/
  3. Sonlight History https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/history-bible-literature
  4. The Good and the Beautiful – History https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/pre-k-8-curriculum/history/
  5. My Afrikaanse Avontuur – Geskiedenis https://www.myafrikaanseavontuur.co.za/geskiedenis
  6. The Story of the World https://welltrainedmind.com/c/subject/history-geography/
  7. Trail Guide to Learning https://geomatters.com/pages/trail-guide-to-learning and Geography https://geomatters.com/collections/trail-guide-to-world-geography
  8. Funschooling – History https://www.funschooling.com/homeschooling-bookstore-history and Geography https://www.funschooling.com/homeschooling-bookstore-social-stud
  9. Truth Quest History https://www.truthquesthistory.com/
  10. BiblioPlan Cool Histories https://biblioplan.net/cool-histories/
  11. Horrible Histories Book Series https://raru.co.za/books/search/horrible+histories
  12. Sonlight History Famous Figures – paper dolls https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/subjects/hands-on/famous-figures
  13. Sonlight History Project Kits https://www.sonlight.com/shop/subjects/hands-on/history-project-kits
  14. Sonlight History Lap Books https://www.sonlight.com/shop/subjects/hands-on/lap-books

Electives

For High School students see what Electives are available from your accredited Service Provider. Most of them provide a wonderful range of options, e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Art & Design, Collaborative Theatre, Photography, Fashion & Interior Design, Hospitality & Tourism, Health & PE, Personal Fitness, Medical Technology, Computer Science and Coding, Engineering, Business Management, Microsoft Excel, Accounting, Business Marketing & Finance, Personal Finance, Economics, Info Management, Electrical Technology, Plumbing Technology, etc.

Accounting & Business

  1. Introduction to Bookkeeping & Basic Accounting https://oikosstore.co.za/product-category/basic-bookkeeping/
  2. Accounting  101 https://schoolhouseteachers.com/school-subjects/electives/accounting-101/
  3. Acellus Academy Introduction to Accounting https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/acellus-introduction-to-accounting/
  4. Acellus Academy Mastering Microsoft Excel https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/mastering-microsoft-excel/
  5. Acellus Academy Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/business-marketing-finance/
  6. Acellus Academy  Business Management https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/business-management/
  7. Acellus Academy Economics https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/acellus-economics/
  8. Information Management https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/information-management-i/

Art, Art History, Art Appreciation & Animation

  1. Sparketh https://sparketh.com/
  2. Pixar in a Box by Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/pixar/storytelling
  3. Skillshare Art Classes https://www.skillshare.com/search?query=art
  4. DIY Art & Craft Courses https://diy.org/courses/groups/7
  5. Outschool Drawing Courses https://outschool.com/online-classes?q=drawing#abl0c8s4qb Painting Courses https://outschool.com/online-classes?q=painting#abl0c8s4qb
  6. Outschool Anime Courses https://outschool.com/online-classes/anime#abl0c8s4qb
  7. Khan Academy Art History https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history
  8. Khan Academy Art of Africa https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-africa  
  9. Khan Academy Looking at Art https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/approaches-to-art-history/looking-at-art2
  10. Funschooling The Arts https://www.funschooling.com/homeschooling-bookstore-art
  11. Artistic Pursuits https://artisticpursuits.com/
  12. Atelier Art Attack Curriculum https://www.artsattack.com/atelier/index
  13. How Great Thou Art Homeschool Art Curriculum https://howgreatthouart.com/
  14. Study.com Art Courses https://study.com/academy/course/art-music-and-architecture-around-the-world.html#credit
  15. Charlotte Mason Poetry https://charlottemasonpoetry.org/notes-of-lessons/#Art-and-Architecture
  16. Famous Paintings Art Appreciation https://gardenofpraise.com/art.htm
  17. Drawspace Drawing Lessons https://lessons.drawspace.com/lessons
  18. Hodgepodge 50 free Art Lessons https://www.hodgepodge.me/pastels-plus-links-to-tutorials/ 100+ Free Art Lessons https://www.hodgepodge.me/100-free-art-lessons-ages/
  19. Incredible Art https://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html
  20. Kinderart Lessons https://kinderart.com/art-lessons-by-medium/
  21. Scholastic Art Magazines https://art.scholastic.com/
  22. Google Arts & Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/category/artist
  23. National Gallery of Art Learning Resources https://www.nga.gov/learn/learningresources.html
  24. The South African Artist Magazine https://thesaartist.co.za/
  25. The Virtual Instructor Art Courses & Lessons https://thevirtualinstructor.com/
  26. OCAD Arts: Art Course Work https://www.artcoursework.com/courses
  27. Udemy https://www.udemy.com/course/how-to-draw-from-beginner-to-master/
  28. Domestika 3D and Animation https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/category/13-3d-animation
  29. Acellus Academy AP Studio Art – Drawing https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/acellus-ap-studio-art-drawing/

Is your child a creative and interested in pursuing Animation as a Career Pathway? See more info here: https://eunoiahomeschool.com/artdesign-%e2%99%a1-animationpathway/

Bible Studies

  1. Bible Project https://bibleproject.com/ Bible Studies https://bibleproject.com/bible-studies/ and get the app https://bibleproject.com/app/
  2. The Bible App for Kids https://www.bible.com/kids
  3. SuperBook CBN https://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/
  4. Answers in Genesis Bible Curriculum https://answersingenesis.org/abc/
  5. Friends and Heroes Bible Curriculum https://www.friendsandheroes.com/us/homeschool-curriculum
  6. Grape Vine Bible Studies https://www.grapevinestudies.com/
  7. Calvary Curriculum https://calvarycurriculum.com/curriculum/

Coding

  1. Acellus Academy Intro to Coding https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/introduction-to-coding/ Javascript https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/introduction-to-coding-2/
  2. Electronics and Coding https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/stem-3-electronics-and-coding/
  3. Acellus Academy AP Computer Science https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/ap-computer-science-a/
  4. Blockly Games https://blockly.games/
  5. Code Academy https://www.codecademy.com/
  6. Code Avengers Junior https://www.codeavengers.com/jr
  7. Code Combat https://codecombat.com/
  8. CodeHS https://codehs.com/
  9. Code Monkey https://www.codemonkey.com/
  10. Code Wars https://www.codewars.com/
  11. Code Wizards HQ https://www.codewizardshq.com/
  12. Code.org Hour of Code https://studio.code.org/courses
  13. Minecraft Hour of Code https://code.org/minecraft
  14. CompuScholar https://www.compuscholar.com/index.php?q=homeschool/courses/overview/
  15. Computers 4 Kids https://computers4kids.co.za/
  16. Khan Academy Computer Science https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science
  17. Computer Programming https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
  18. Hour of Code on Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode
  19. Tynker https://www.tynker.com/
  20. Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/
  21. Cadakid Minecraft https://codakid.com/minecraft-coding/
  22. Code Kingdoms https://codekingdoms.com/
  23. Kodable https://www.kodable.com/
  24. Tekkie Uni https://tekkieuni.com/
  25. Thimble https://thimble.io/

Music & Music Appreciation

  1. Funschooling Music https://www.funschooling.com/homeschooling-bookstore-music-workb
  2. Classics for Kids https://www.classicsforkids.com/
  3. Beethoven Who? Family Fun with Music https://marciawashburn.com/Beethoven-Who-b1002/
  4. Creating a Masterpiece https://creatingamasterpiece.com/
  5. Skillshare Music Classes https://www.skillshare.com/search?query=Music%20Education&searchMethod=autocomplete
  6. Flowkey: Learn how to play the piano online https://www.flowkey.com/en
  7. Domestika Music & Audio Courses https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/category/19-music-audio
  8. Hoffman Academy Online Piano Lessons https://www.hoffmanacademy.com/
  9. Homeschool Piano https://homeschoolpiano.com/
  10. Kids Guitar Zone http://www.kidsguitarzone.com/
  11. Acellus Academy Music Appreciation https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/music-appreciation/
  12. Acellus Academy AP Music Theory https://www.science.edu/acellus/course/acellus-ap-music-theory/

Typing

  1. The Good and the Beautiful Typing https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/products/pre-k-8-curriculum-typing/
  2. Dance Mat Tying https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/ FREE
  3. Typing.com Homeschool https://www.typing.com/homeschool FREE
  4. Typing Rocket Junior https://www.abcya.com/games/typing_rocket_junior
  5. Typing Rocket https://www.abcya.com/games/typing_rocket
  6. Owl Planes Typing https://www.abcya.com/games/owl_planes_typing
  7. Keyboarding Zoo https://www.abcya.com/games/keyboarding_practice
  8. Keyboarding Zoo 2 https://www.abcya.com/games/keyboarding_practice_2

How to Build your own Curriculum


This is a skill that you will develop as you gain confidence and experience in homeschooling your children. This is a fluid process, and it will depend on a lot of factors. Factors like:

  • What is your capacity as a parent to homeschool your child? Can you be a hands-on homeschool parent that can give your children your undivided attention and do you want to teach your children yourself?
  • What kind of support will you need? Do you need a boxed curriculum, an online school, an Open-and-Go curriculum with a Teacher Manual? Do you want to unschool? Or follow a child-led and delight-directed approach? Or a mix?
  • What is your Homeschool Philosophy and your own Teaching Style?
  • Do you want to homeschool in Afrikaans? Then you need to do a CAPS curriculum.
  • Do you want to use international curricula, like Cambridge, or the various American curricula available?
  • Do you want to use Christian Curricula or Secular Curricula? Or maybe a mix.
  • Are you homeschooling Primary or High School? What developmental stage are your children at and what are their education needs? Homeschooling a 6 year old looks very different from homeschooling a 16 year old.
  • What school exit are you aiming for? Will your child need matric exemption for tertiary studies?
  • What is your child’s Personality Type, inborn gifting and career aptitude? What are your child’s career interests and what kind of career pathway do they want to pursue?

The main thing to remember is that you do not have to just do “school at home”. You have the freedom now to custom build your child’s education around their specific needs, personality, learning styles, career pathway and their interests. You have the opportunity to nurture the love of learning and to create lifelong learners.

Most homeschool parents start off with a more formal curriculum or service provider at first. Most of us are petrified that we will make mistakes or ruin our child’s education… but we soon learn that that is not the case! Individualized education is so much more effective than a mainstream school, where the child needs to fit the curriculum and not the curriculum fit the child.

You may need some help at first to put a custom fit curriculum together. A step-by-step guide is available in my eBook, click on the button to check it out:

Primary School


The Primary Years are a wonderful time to start homeschooling. There are so many delightful curricula available and home education should be child-centered and delight-directed.

For practical purposes, I’ll assume that Primary School refers to:

  • grades R to grade 7 if you are following a SA (CAPS) Curriculum;
  • if you follow the American System, it is Primary and Middle School, so from grades K to grade 8 (High School is grades 9-12);
  • if you follow the British System, it includes Lower Secondary/ Key Stage 3/ Checkpoint, so from grade R to grade 9 (Upper Secondary/ Key Stage 4 starts with IGCSE, grades 10/11).

You have probably heard about the 3R’s – Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic, by Ruth Beechick. This is a popular approach in the homeschool community, when you are starting to homeschool the early years. Read more about it here: https://www.homeschooling-curriculum-guide.com/Ruth-Beechick.html. Her main point is to approach homeschooling more naturally and use whatever life offers as teaching opportunities for educating your children.

Your Core Curriculum will focus on Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, for example English Language Arts (First Language) & Mathematics. Then you add Science, History & Geography, and a 2nd Language (e.g. Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, German, Spanish, French, etc.). You can also add delight-directed electives and subjects like Art, Music, Coding, Engineering, Robotics etc. Finally you can add extracurricular activities like Sport, Dancing, Gymnastics, Archery, Horse riding, Educational Outings, and so forth.

A Literature-based approach has so many advantages for your child’s education. Including a lot of good books, nurturing the love of learning, and growing lifelong learners should be an important factor to consider in putting together your child’s Education Plan. This is often referred to in the Homeschool Community as Living Books.

Living books are engaging and can cover a wide range of subjects, like Bible, History, Geography, Science, Special Interests, even Math (Life of Fred). They can also be audio books.

We distinguish between Read-Alouds (books that you read aloud to your children) and Readers (books that they can read themselves). There is also room for more formal learner books, like Textbooks and Workbooks.

High School


High School is usually a more formal approach to homeschooling, unless you are doing the GED as a school exit. Then your children can continue with an eclectic approach and just study and write the GED exam when they are 17.

The other thing to keep in mind is if your children want to qualify for Matric Exemption per USAf / The SA Matriculation Board’s requirements. It is needed if your child wants to study a degree course at a South African University.

Your High School curriculum will determine what subjects your child will do in High School. Every curriculum has their own set of rules and requirements to qualify for their qualification as a school exit. For more info about the different Matric Pathways available to homeschoolers in South Africa, see: https://eunoiahomeschool.com/matric-pathways-sa/

So, take a look at the Curriculum Directory and pick your favorite option for each subject. Complete the handy form below: