We are SO grateful for the many Catholic homeschool curriculum programs there are today. There are so many lesson plan shortcuts and improvements that did not exist at the turn of the century (2000).
It is so much easier to teach children the Roman Catholic beliefs at home than it ever used to be.
When we started homeschooling we looked for the resources that taught the Baltimore Catechism and used the Douay-Rheims Bible. You'll find that they're so easy to trust. They are the kind of Roman Catholic books that teach the Faith as it has lasted for 2000 years.
It is nice to have a real opinion of the different curriculum available from someone who's used it, then you can learn easier ways to teach and plan your lessons. The most important thing is to find good books.
At first it's great to have a curriculum all set out. These companies can do this for you.
If you want to adapt their plans to your goals, try this homeschool lesson plan:
These next Catholic homeschool curriculum providers use the Baltimore Catechism to teach the Catholic beliefs and Catholic prayers. You can see that it's a bit of a litmus test for Catholic curriculum.
We've used curriculum from each of these providers and think that you'll find some real treasures.
There are more and more resources for Catholic homeschooling through these last years, so it is a God-send to have help teaching the basic Catholic beliefs. Many of these resources were not available till the late 1980s, so you can extend your gratitude to the good souls who have developed these Catholic homeschool programs.
They've made it so that you can have at hand a "homeschool curriculum in a box" or the ability to "pick and choose" the Catholic books you see fit for your family with the plans that you make. Several are accredited homeschool programs, they can all be flexible.
PrintNPractice, our sister site for K-6 has thousands of free printable worksheets for your children to practice the basic Math, Phonics, Grammar, Handwriting, and Spelling skills. You can also buy them in bundles so you do not have to be online to use them.
Our Lady of Victory also has an excellent Catholic homeschool curriculum and is noted for using the old Baltimore Catechism. You'll find many traditional Catholic books here and you'll love their new high school history and literature programs.
See their Douay-Rheims Bible, El Cid, St. Fernando III, Defenders of Christendom, and other Catholic books at Lepanto Press....
Seton Home Study School has an excellent Catholic homeschool curriculum and has totally rewritten many old Catholic textbooks into a more homeschool user-friendly format.... I think you'll really like their Grammar and Writing books.
Kolbe Academy uses the Baltimore Catechism to teach the Catholic beliefs in its homeschool curriculum. Saint Maximilian Kolbe is its patron saint. See its Catholic book store....
Mother of Divine Grace School "Mother of Divine Grace's home school curriculum is a particular application of Laura Berquist's recommendations in her book Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum...."
Our Lady of the Rosary School uses the book Jesus Comes to teach the Catholic beliefs which is the foundation book for St. Anne's Audio Catechism and Copybook for First Communion....
Catholic Heritage Curricula Here is their description: "Catholic Heritage Curricula publishes colorful and current texts for Catholic homeschooling families. CHC offers lesson plans, free curriculum, ...."
Catholicity has a variety of services that can be a great service to Catholic homeschoolers like the Catholic Encyclopedia (1914). See their "Best Catholic Links" an "Exclusive database hundreds of carefully screened links".
Disclaimer - Of course we are not able to research, and therefore endorse, every item from every one of these Catholic homeschool companies; yet we can endorse that each of them have many of our favorite resources.
You can also trust that the people who run these Catholic homeschool companies intend to teach the Faith well. You will have to make your own comparisons to Catholic principles, yet rest confident you have a great start with these Catholic homeschool curriculum companies.
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