Elementary, Middle School, High School Tips

Welcome!  I’m Liesl, the homeschool Mom of three wonderful kids. We have homeschooled right from the start and we decided to homeschool all the way through high school. This was a discussion we had regularly along the way; at times the kids considered going to public schools but the benefits (for our family) seemed to outweigh the public school option (especially with the Pandemic and so forth). 

A little side note, this year, my middle daughter is living and studying in Germany. She won a scholarship to study abroad and will be living with a host family and attending German gymnasium (high school) through June 2023. (German was the foreign language my kids started learning in elementary. It happened to be the language I learned in high school and a bit in college and the only language I felt competent helping my kids to learn.)  Crazy where homeschooling leads you!

I have been blogging all the way along this journey and have thousands of posts and hundreds and hundreds of free resources.  We also have packets that cover various topics along the way.  If you are wondering what history topics we covered, you might want to grab this free history checklist. Similarly, if you are wondering what science topics and units we covered in elementary and middle school, you can grab this free science checklist. I think those are good places to start if you are wondering what to do this year or what options you might have to get your kids engaged because things aren’t working for you right now. The thing is, as homeschoolers you can always change things up at any point of the year! 

If you are just wanting to shake things up and be more creative in your homeschool, be sure to check out these two pages:

Below are some free homeschool resource guides that I put together to help answer some basic questions about homeschooling:

  • What subjects should I teach my 1st, 5th or 8th grader? What do I do for high school?
  • Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids?
  • I created these because people would write to me and say they had no idea where to start or what to teach their kids.  Every homeschool family winds up creating a different path, but I thought it might be helpful to get a glimpse into what another homeschool family did along the way! 🙂

These are some of the units and topics our family covered in the elementary, middle school and high school years.

These free guides might provide a starting point for those of you just starting your homeschool journey and may give you an idea or two if you’ve been at this homeschool thing for a while! The links below take you to the page where you can read more (and you can grab your FREE PDF).  As always, feel free to email me if you have questions! ~Liesl

Creating a Homeschool Curriculum: Kindergarten – Grade 1

Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum: Grades 2-3, Resource Guide

Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum Grade 4-5 — Free Resource Guide

Creating a Homeschool Curriculum Grade 4 Grade 5 - FREE Homeschooling Resource Guide
Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum, Grade 6-8 – Free Resource Guide

Homeschool Curriculum Grade 6-8
Free Resource Guide for Homeschooling in High School: Grades 9-12

High School Homeschool Resource Guide - Subjects, Topics of Study - Grades 9-12
Here are a couple of other high school posts that might be useful.

Next you might want to visit these pages:

Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Resources and BooksOur Store

Homeschool Den Store
Science Units

Find out some of the science units and topics we studied over the years.

Homeschool Science Curriculum - Science Units

    Science Supplies

These are some of the science materials our family used during our homeschool journey.Homeschool Science Supplies

https://homeschoolden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Homeschool-Unit-Studies-History-Geography.jpgHistory Units

Check out the various history and social studies units we have available:

  • World Facts Packet
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient China
  • Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance/Reformation – European History Packet
  • US States and Capitals
  • 13 Colonies
  • American Revolution
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • Civil Rights Movement (free materials)
  • Civics and Government
  • World Governments/Systems and Current World Leaders (free)

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Homeschool Resources Post – This post has a list of some of the (hundreds!!) of Freebies you will find on our website!

Homeschool Resources

Contact me! Feel free to reach out to me by email if you have any questions! ~Liesl

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