Our 2021 – 2022 Curriculum

Well, here we are again about to embark on another new homeschool year! It’s hard to believe, but our 2021-2022 school year is the first in which we will have no elementary aged students. We have two middle school students, two high school students (including one senior!), and a college sophomore gearing up to head back to campus. Below is a peek at some of the educational adventures we have in store for this coming year…


Our 6th Grader…

  • Reading / Literature:
    – 180 Days of Reading Grade 6
    – Literature Books to tie in with our history – Freedom Train (Underground Railroad), Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears, Shades of Gray (Civil War), Bud Not Buddy (Great Depression), The Boy in Striped Pajamas (WW2), Echo (WW2), The Boys Who Challenged Hitler (WW2), The Lions of Little Rock (1950’s segregation), Red Scarf Girl (1960’s Communism in China), A Night Divided (1961-1989, Berlin Wall), Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story (2001), The Secret Keepers, The Hobbit
  • Spelling: Sequential Spelling
  • Writing/Grammar/Composition: BJU English 6 (grammar chapters only) , Sentence Composing for Elementary School and Paragraphs for Elementary School 
  • Math: Horizons 6 
  • U.S. Geography: Children’s Atlas of the U.S., online videos, State By State Notebook
  • Art: Master Book’s Living Art Lessons
  • Bible: Awana Trek, daily Bible Reading
  • Additions: Trail Life (Navigators); Soccer; Student Leader in AWANA


  • History: Modern American and World History (Mystery of History IV)
  • Science: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science (with labs completed as part of our homeschool group)

Our 8th Grader…

  • English I – Classic Literature & Literary Analysis with Composition: (live, online course) Romeo and Juliet, The Prince and the Pauper, Our Town, King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table, Silas Marner, The Giver, The Scarlet Letter, Up From Slavery; Easy Grammar 9
  • Book Club: The Goose Girl (and the Grimm Brothers version), The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Little Women, The Bronze Bow, The Giver, Biography of Choice, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Harbor Me
  • Math: Shormann Algebra 1 w/ Geometry (starting)
  • Foreign Language: ¡Avancemos! Spanish Level 1 (live, online course)
  • Art: Take Time for Art (with our homeschool group)
  • Bible: Awana Trek, daily Bible Reading
  • Additions: Ballet, Student Leader in AWANA


Our 10th Grader…

  • English 2 – Thematic Literature & Composition: (live, online course)  Justice – A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ruby Bridges, Antigone, The Immortal Life of Henrietta   Literary Film Adaptation – Hidden Figures, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, Life of Pi, Shrek, The Princess Bride; Easy Grammar 11
  • Math: Shormann Algebra 2 w/ Geometry 
  • Science: Discovering Design with Chemistry (in conjunction with a live, online course) ; Master Books Elements of Faith
  • History: Notgrass World History
  • Foreign Language: ¡Avancemos! Spanish Level 2 (live, online course)
  • Introduction to Photography (live, online course)
  • Photoshop 101 (live, online course)
  • Apologetics: Master Books Apologetics in Action
  • Bible: AWANA Journey, daily Bible Reading

Our 12th Grader…

  • English 4 – British Literature & Composition: (live, online course)  Beowulf, Henry V, Coriolanus, Pilgrim’s Progress, Emma, WWI British Poets, Frankenstein, Island of Doctor Moreau, Candida, The Complete Father Brown Stories, Mysterious Affair at Styles, Rebecca, Animal Farm, The Remains of the Day
  • Math: Shormann Precalculus (completing and then moving into Consumer Math)
  • Science: Apologia Physics
  • Constitutional Literacy: Constitutional Literacy with Michael Farris, DVD and notebook
  • American Government: American Democracy Now (live, online course)
  • Economics: Notgrass Exploring Economics
  • Computer Science: Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming (live, online course)
  • Photoshop 101 (live, online course)
  • Apologetics: Master Books Apologetics in Action
  • Bible: AWANA Journey, daily Bible Reading
  • Instrumental Music 4:  Cello lessons, member of two local youth orchestras
  • Additions:  Member of the church worship band; continuing her local cake business part-time


Would you like to see our curriculum choices from previous years?

2020-2021 (11th, 9th, 7th, 5th)
2019-2020 (12th, 10th, 8th, 6th, 4th)
2018-2019 (11th, 9th, 7th, 5th, 3rd)
2017-2018 (10th, 8th, 6th, 4th, 2nd)
2016-2017 (9th, 7th, 5th, 3rd, 1st)
2015-2016 (8th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, Kindergarten)
2014-2015 (7th, 5th, 3rd, 1st, PreK)
2013-2014 (6th, 4th, 2nd, K, preschool)
2012-2013 (5th, 3rd, 1st, PreK, 2 year old)
2011-2012 (4th, 2nd, K, 3’s preschool, toddler)
2010-2011 (3rd, 1st, PreK, 2 year old, 4 month old baby)
2009-2010 (2nd, K, 3’s preschool, toddler, baby arrived end of year)
2008-2009 (1st, PreK, 2 year old, 6 month old baby)
2007-2008 (K, 3’s preschool, toddler, baby arrived mid year)
2006-2007 (PreK, 2 year old, 7 month old baby)
                  – Joyful Heart Character
2005-2006 (3’s preschool, toddler, baby arrived mid year)
                  – Joyful Heart Bible and Rhyme
2004-2005 (2 year old, 6 mo old baby) 
                  – Joyful Heart Learning

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  1. Hi! I was wondering if you were going to make a notebooking pack for mystery of History vol 4? We’ve been about a year behind you and using your resources from teachers pay teachers, but I haven’t seen anything for volume 4 just yet. I think your notebooking pages are just fantastic! Thank you!

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