Curricula and Source Books We’ve Used

These are some of the source books and curriculum that my family has used over the years. It is not a conclusive list. Many of our unit studies have many more books, and the list is ever evolving.

Lanuage Arts

First Language Lessons
Michael Clay Thompson
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Brave Writer
Rooted in Language
All About Spelling
The Writing Revolution
Uncovering the Logic of English
Teaching Arguments


How to Teach your Child Shakespeare
Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories
Other Shakespeare Resources

Math and Logic

Making Math Meaningful by Jamie York
The Math Book
Waldorfish Geometry Classes
Gattegno’s Textbooks 1 and 2
Right Start
Purple Math
Making Math Meaningful for High School

History and Geography

Story of the World
Build your own Library Book Lists
Zinn Project’s Book Lists
Beautiful Feet Book List
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
Kingfisher’s Encyclopedia of World History
The Geography Book
Miss Wood Cork Maps
The History of US
The Keepers Series
A Child’s Guide to Native American History
The World History Project


Usborne’s Science Activities Vol 1-3
Building a Foundation in Science Vol 1 and 2
Middle School Science Education
E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth
DK Universe
DK Planets
Astronomy for All Ages

Color Dynamics
Painting and Drawing in Waldorf Schools
Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart
Art is Fundamental
Vincent’s Starry Night
Cave Drawings to Picasso
A Child’s Introduction to Art


Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Complete
Alfred’s Kid’s Piano Course, Bk 1
The Story of the Orchestra
Listen to Learn : Using American Music to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies

Form Drawing

Creative Form Drawing: With Children Aged 6-10
Creative Form Drawing: With Children Aged 10-12

Foreign Language

Sing Song Spanish
Rosetta Stone
Latin for Kids
Latin Alive