FROM THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF SONLIGHT
This one-room schoolhouse curriculum (kindergarten to 12th grade) integrates the best of Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, and a Biblical worldview - all from a global mission perspective.
100% free, no strings attached. You don't even have to give your email address.
Mix and match with your own favourite resources (e.g. iPad apps, Khan Academy, YouTube) within the structure of unit studies and age-appropriate learning objectives.
Our one-room schoolhouse model lets all ages work together on a single topic so you don't have to prepare a different curriculum for each child.
(1) I am okay with an incomplete curriculum
Currently the curriculum is 60-70% complete. If you are not confident to fill in the gaps, K12Together is probably not a good fit for you.
(2) I only want to use your curriculum piecemeal
You don't have to adopt the whole curriculum in order to use part of it. Instead, you can choose to use just the bible studies or just the history overviews etc.
(3) I want a curriculum built around the mission of God
It is not hard to find a Christian homeschool curriculum, but it is really hard to find one that sees all of history throughs the lens of God's redemptive mission to bless all the families of the earth. That's the aim of K12Together. Picture K12Together as the Perspectives course spread out over 12 years.
(4) I want to be able to do it in less than 2 hours per day
Most people assume that homeschooling will require 8 hours per day like traditional schools, but K12Together does not require teacher to be an expert on the subject beforehand. Rather, the whole classroom learns together like a team.
(5) I don't want to spend a bunch of money on books
Great! Neither do we. Most resources for K12Together can be found online for free. This also helps families living outside of the US where books are harder to find and harder to ship.
(6) I want to be able to mix and match from the best, free resources online
So do we! There is no way any one curriculum can compete with the best in the world teaching on any subject. So if you want to use Bible Project, use it! If you want to teach history from a Netflix documentary, go for it! I'm sure your kids won't mind the variety either.
(7) I want unit studies
K12Together is organized into 6-week thematic units (e.g. The Middle Ages). This puts knowledge in context. During those six weeks, you will read poetry from the Middle Ages, look at art from the Middle Ages, study the scientific advances from the Middle Ages, and see what God is doing through this period of history to bless the families of the earth (Genesis 12:3).
(8) I don't need much hand-holding
Some curriculums write out everything the teacher is suppose to say and how long it takes to say it. We don't. So if this is your first time homeschooling and you want a curriculum to hold your hand, K12Together is not for you.
(9) I don't need something fancy
Some curriculums look like a piece of art - and usually have a price tag to reflect that. This is not one of them. The curriculum is simply a single PDF or Markdown file (less that 3 Mb for 700 pages of content).
(10) I would be excited to contribute to the curriculum
Great! Talk to us on About page, and tell us your ideas to help take K12Together from 60-70% complete to 100% complete.
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Photo credit thanks to Yan Krukov, Antoni Shrakba, Brizy, & Cottonbro