All curriculum providers promise exceptional results so it may seem hard to choose. Follow these two steps to help determine what curriculum is best for you:
- Find a curriculum that supports your family’s values.
- Determine whether you want to use several curriculum providers (an eclectic approach) or one curriculum provider for all subjects (a unified approach).
An eclectic approach means selecting curriculum from several publishers, each organized in a different way. Since publishers cover the same topics at different times and in different grades, you’ll have to carefully examine and compare the Scope and Sequence from each publisher to ensure your child learns what they need in every subject area and misses no important academic skill.
With a unified approach, you choose one publisher. It can be a much simpler way to homeschool because the publisher has already ensured there are no learning gaps. In addition, your children will become familiar with the way subjects are taught, making it easier for them to see parallels between subjects and for the content in one subject to reinforce content in others.
Another thing to consider is what the publisher offers. The best publishers provide not just textbooks but also all the resources and materials you, as the teacher, need from lesson plans for an organized day to teaching support materials and instructions for how to use them.
For a closer look at Abeka products, join us at a homeschool event.You can also learn about Abeka products and resources on our Product Overview page as well as on each individual product page.