diverse as their interests. Just a few of
these are spotlighted below.
Animal Science includes the science
and classification of most of the animal
kingdom, beginning with insects and
working its way up to include mammals.
It is targeted to all students who want to
learn more in-depth information concerning animal species, habitats, and care.
Simply Shakespeare helps students
(including those who are an only child)
study and perform the plays of Shakespeare in their own home. It exposes students to the background of the plays of
Shakespeare and uses discussion prompts
to help them understand the characters,
motives, etc. There are also in-depth discussion questions to help students look at
the plays of Shakespeare from a Biblical
point of view and a behind-the-scenes
look at the vocabulary used in the plays
Geology: Rocks and Minerals is
taught from a young earth Creationist perspective. It begins with a study of
the Creation and builds to include rock-forming minerals, identifying rocks by
their minerals, types of rocks, and minerals and their families.
Creative Writing is designed to help
students learn modern fiction writing
techniques and move their work toward
publication. At the end of each section of
the course, whether it is character development, scene development, etc., students
have an opportunity to edit their writing.
Whether your eighth graders are interested in languages, apologetics, geography, or other subjects, you’ll find more
than one hundred courses to choose from
including the ones we’ve highlighted
Apologetics: Creation vs. Evolution
looks at more than 150 different reference
materials examining the claims of evolution and Creationism. Each weekly lesson includes a video (approximately 30-
40 minutes long) with study worksheets
to complete. This course is excellent
for families to take together, and it is
likely to spark some very interesting dis-
French is spoken by more than two
hundred million people worldwide, is an
official language in twenty-nine coun-
tries, and is also an official or administra-
tive language in several communities and
international organizations such as the
European Union, International Olympic
Committee, The World Trade Organiza-
tion, and NATO, to mention only a few.
This course begins with the alphabet and
basic pronunciation and builds vocabu-
lary and fluency throughout the course.
All About the World introduces stu-
dents to continents, capitals, landforms
and biomes, major lakes and rivers,
mountain ranges, political boundaries,
and more. Students can have fun com-
pleting a range of activities including
matching, decoding puzzles, multiple
choice, map work, and even an interna-
tional traders’ challenge.
Beginning Latin is designed for children of any age and introduces your
students to nouns, verbs, verb tenses,
adjectives, and adverbs, as well as noun
declensions and more. Slideshows and
worksheets comprise the majority of this
course that studies a language we use every day, usually without ever realizing it.
What About High School?
We know that the thought of homeschooling high school can send shivers
down a parent’s spine. That’s why we have
a number of resources created especially
for families of high schoolers. Academic
weighting for transcripts of many high
school courses is included, and resources
to help you create transcripts are also
provided. We have a number of recordkeeping tools available to members that
we’ll explore later in this article that can
help you keep track of the various assignments and credit hours. We also offer a
college choice guidance course to help
students identify the right college for
them and secure the scholarships needed,
a series of helpful college prep tips, and
If you are looking for help in a particular area—
math, reading, special needs, foreign language,
high school, college planning, or science—check
out our Focused Learning Centers.