Copyright 2006 Julie Shepherd Knapp. All rights reserved.
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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to Standards-Aligned Curriculum for Homeschoolers
by Julie Shepherd knapp, copyright 2006
A Standards-Aligned Curriculum -- designed to meet a particular US state's standards -- can be purchased from several sources and parents may follow it, as closely as they wish, within their homeschool. Several suppliers offer the option of enrolling in an online academy to help administer the curriculum. Most School-at-Home programs use standards-aligned curriculum.
Parents can also "pull-together" their own standards-aligned curriculum, using parts of different packaged curriculum and/or free online resources. Parents can look up educational standards for each state at Education World. Canadian homeschoolers can find provincial standards at the Council of Ministries of Education website. The complete UK National Curriculum is available online for free. Many US educational publishers follow the standards of either California or Texas when preparing their standards-aligned curricula.
Parents who are simply curious about what topics US public schools generally cover in each grade level can look it up at the Worldbook Encyclopedia website, where they present a "Worldbook Typical Course of Study". This is a summary of common scope and sequence for grades K - 12