Sonlight for secular homeschool?

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Sonlight for secular homeschool?

Postby JerbysMom » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:06 pm

I was just wondering if there's anyone who has had luck modifying Sonlight for secular use? I really like their curriculum but have no use for the Bible portion. Is the religious content so integral to the curriculum that it would be difficult to use without it? We're using Calvert right now which is kind of boring. And I like Sonlight's heavy use of literature. Any input would be helpful, thanks!

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Postby riccalo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:44 pm

I don't know much about Sonlight Curriculum so I can't answer your question about modifying it. However if you prefer a literature based approach to homeschooling you might like Oak Meadow Curriculum. http://www.oakmeadow.com Their website has samples of the curriculum here http://www.oakmeadow.com/curriculum/samples.htm . They are PDF files so you will need Acrobat Reader to view them. You can also request a catalog from them here http://www.oakmeadow.com/resources/catalogrequest.cfm . I have considered using them for my children in the past, but we went with a more relaxed/unschooling approach. If we ever decided to use a curriculum we'd purchase Oak Meadows for sure. I have been told by several sources that Oak Meadow is a secular curriculum.


Good luck to you and your family. :)
-Erica

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Postby JerbysMom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Thanks so much! I ordered a catalog from them, since I don't have Acrobat Reader (and can't download it either, this computer is total garbage). I though Calvert would be great, but jeez! It's sooo boring. :?

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Yahoo Group for Secular Sonlight

Postby tsmama24 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:08 am

There is a Yahoo Group specifically for people who are modifying Sonlight curriculum for secular use. Search for it as: SonlightSecular. We have a full list of secular curricula that you might also like to check out at my website. Here is the URL: http://www.secularhomeschool.com/viewPage.php?ID=Secular%20Homeschooling%20Curriculum

Best of luck!
TSMama24


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