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Many of these resources will need supplementing, as they may not fully cover the Big Ideas of BC’s Modernized Curriculum. Please discuss this with your support teacher. The links provided below most often bring you to the publisher’s website, however, most of these products can be purchased from one of our preferred vendors using your PO#.
Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (broken down into option areas)
Computational Thinking/Programming (Grades 6 – 9)
- Coding Projects in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations
- Creative Coding in Python: 30+ Programming Projects in Art, Games, and More
- Sphero (available from Best Buy)
Computers and Communications Devices (Grades 6 – 9)
- DK Help Your Kids with Computer Science
Digital Literacy (Grades 6 – 9)
- Digital Citizenship and You (series) by Rosen Publishing
- Coping with Social Media Anxiety by Jackson Nieuwland
Drafting (Grades 6 – 9)
Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Grades 6 – 9)
- Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox by Anthony O’Neal
- Your Start-Up Starts Now! A Guide to Entrepreneurship Series by Crabtree explores the traits, skills, and values associated with achieving success in the world of entrepreneurship. Each title focuses on a particular field of entrepreneurship and outlines key phases involved in the process of starting up a business, including industry and market research, developing a business plan, finding funding sources, marketing, building brand identity, and creating plans for growth.
- Micro Business for Teens Workbook by Carol Topp
- Common Sense Business for Kids by Kathryn Daniels
- The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Food Studies (Grades 6 – 9)
- Starting from Scratch by Sarah Elton
- The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
- Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat
Power Technology (Grades 6 – 9)
- The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay
Robotics (Grades 6 – 9)
- DK Robot by Lucy Rogers
- National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics by Jennifer Swanson
- Brick Robots: 30 Builds: An unofficial guide to making awesome robots from classic LEGO by Kevin Hall
- Robotics Smart Machines Kit by Thames & Kosmos
Textiles (Grades 6 – 9)
- Bunkhouse Sewing Books
- Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens! Learn 6 All-Time Favorite Skills: Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider & Weave by Nicole Blum
- Klutz: Stitch & Style Pouches
- Klutz Felted Friends: Make Six Adorable Wool Animals
- Klutz: Sew Mini Animals
- Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love – 21 Projects to Sew
Woodwork (Grades 6 – 9)
- 20-Minute Whittling Projects: Fun Things to Carve from Wood
- Guide to Woodworking with Kids: 15 Craft Projects to Develop the Lifelong Skills of Young Makers (releases Aug/19)
- NIV Teen Study Bible (Grades 7 – 12)
- Explorer’s Bible Study Series for K – 9
Christianity and Christian Worldview
- Apologia’s What We Believe series is a wonderful worldview-based series Grades 4 – 8
- Christian Studies by Memoria Press Grades 3 – 8
- Introduction to Christianity, a course for Gr. 7-9
Highly Recommended Christian Curriculum Publishers
- Daily Social & Workplace Skills – reading passages, graphic organizers, real-world activities, etc.
- Going Above and Beyond Series by Crabtree – creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills are essential for preparing young people for the future. This series gives readers the tools to not only build these essential skills but to apply them to all situations so they become habits.
- Better Together: Creating Community in an Uncertain World by Nikki Tate
- How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! by James McKenna
- Daily Marketplace Skills – reading passages, graphic organizers, real-world activities, etc.
- Be the Change: The future is in your hands – 16+ creative projects for civic and community action by Eunice Moyle
- Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris
- What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job
- Find Your Fit Discovery Workbook: Discover Your Unique Design by Kevin Johnson
- Career Education Series by Crabtree Publishing
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
- DK Careers: The Graphic Guide to Planning Your Future
- Winston Grammar – an excellent resource for children struggling with grammar, as there are many “games” (ungraded, multi-level Grades 4 – 12)
- Analytical Grammar (ungraded, multi-level for grades 6 and up)
- Fix-It Grammar Books 1 – 6 (Gr. 3 – 8)
- Easy Grammar or Daily Grams (10 minutes a day to increase grammar skills)
Grammar and Composition Combined
- Writers in Residence -a writing-focused language arts program. While completing high-interest writing assignments, students learn about sentence structure, the parts of speech, and the conventions of the English language for punctuation, capitalization, and usage. 2 Volumes; begin with Volume 1 regardless of grade; Grades 4 – 8.
- Essentials in Writing – includes an instructional DVD and a workbook; a complete grammar composition curriculum for Grades 1 – 12
Literary Analysis & Novel Studies
- Progeny Press Novel Studies from a Christian Perspective – Grades K – 12
- Veritas Press has some wonderful choices in their Literature Studies, which are by grade level.
- Classroom Complete Press’ Novel Study Literature Kits include higher-order thinking questions
- Sharon Watson – Literature Courses for middle grades and up.
- Windows to the World – literary analysis for Grades 9 – 12
- Teaching the Classics – with this program, you will never need to buy another “novel study”, as it teaches literary analysis from K – 12
Spelling & Vocabulary
- Building Spelling Skills by Christian Liberty Press Grades 1 – 8
- Spelling Workout is an easy-to-follow workbook format Grades 1-8
- Sequential Spelling is a good option for students who struggle with spelling
- Wordly Wise 3000® 4th Edition provides direct academic vocabulary instruction to develop the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Grades K – 12
Writing – Composition
- Jump in! This writing program by Apologia offers both writing instruction and writing inspiration for grades 5 – 8.
- Institute for Excellence in Writing provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Excellent Resources is a Canadian Distributor.
- Writing with Sharon Watson – Writing and Literature Courses for middle grades and up.
- Writing Strands (updated) breaks writing instruction down systematically, combining skills-based composition instruction and Bible-based literature study. It provides fun, engaging writing activities with a convenient daily schedule.
- WriteShop – materials that teach your child how to write—and show you how to teach. Engaging, step-by-step lessons present students with the building blocks of the writing process and help educators edit and evaluate their work.
- Brave Writer – a variety of home study and online writing courses for students of all ages.
- Clearwater Press’ Cover Story (Gr. 6 – 9), Byline (Gr. 8 – 12), and The One Year Adventure Novel (Gr. 9 – 12) offer longer-term writing projects that are broken into smaller instructional bites.
- Elegant Essay – From thesis statements to transitions, introductions, and conclusions, students will learn the building blocks of a well-crafted essay. Grades 9 – 12
- Create-A-Story Game (Grades 3 – 12) This high-adventure game is designed to help students structure a story; develop characters and plots; use dialogue; set up conflict and resolution; write with confidence and imagination; experience the joy of writing
- Horizons Math – a somewhat traditional approach with full-colour workbooks and easy-to-follow teacher guide. Includes hands-on activities and uses a spiral learning method to help students master concepts through the process of introduction, review, and reinforcement.
- Jump Math is a scaffolding math program that breaks math down in order to learn each step. Be sure to access the correct free teacher guide online here, as the workbooks are being updated. (must sign up for a free account first). Well-aligned to BC’s modernized curriculum for content, although is not overly strong in hands-on learning.
- Life of Fred – This curriculum is recommended with caution; please consult with your support teacher first. Students are drawn into why math procedures are useful to be learned – everything first happens in Fred’s everyday life so every piece of math is motivated by a need. This resource does not “beat the student over the head with a million problems”, so don’t expect pages and pages of problems. This resource is not your typical math curriculum. It does not fit neatly into grades, although we have done our best to give you a road map of which books to complete in which grades in our Math Correlations Index here.
- Saxon Math – an incremental approach whereby concepts are woven together and connected throughout the year. Skills or concepts are reinforced throughout the years, helping students build a strong foundation of understanding.
- Singapore Mathematics – Sonlight has the best description. Here are placement tests (highly recommended for anyone transferring in after grade 1
- Math Mammoth Blue Series – this is a great series for catching up students who have fallen behind and need to pick up the foundational skills before moving on to Grade 9 and 10 and beyond. Each book includes both the explanations of the concepts and lots of varied problems, which are essentially a textbook and workbook into one.
Online and Supplemental
- Online (to bill to your curriculum budget, you must go through the purchasing department and use this link. If you have questions, please email Donna Perret).
- CTC Math – online subscription-based program for grades K – 12 that allows students to learn at their own pace. The program includes video tutorials, interactive questions, worksheets & solutions, and ongoing progress reports
- DreamBox Math K – 8 Canadian online math program that assesses and adjusts to the student’s math ability. This can be purchased through our purchasing department from Homeschool Buyers’ Co-op.
- Exploring Creation With Health and Nutrition This 15-module course, which includes both a hardcover textbook and a spiral bound notebook, covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Please preview content for suitableness for your student. Grades 3 – 7
- Total Health Middle School can be used over multiple years; grades 5 – 8
- Total Health High School can be used over multiple years, grades 9 – 12
- AOP Horizons and Lifepac Health Grades K – 12
- The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Book – this unique collection of partner and small group games (requiring only two-four participants) is perfect for teaching and developing physical education skills in the home setting.
- Homeschool Family Fitness: A Complete Curriculum Guide a definitive guide with lesson plans and labs covering everything from basic games to organized sports
- The God’s Design Series for grades 3 – 8
- Wonders of Creation Series, multi-level teaching for Grades 3 and up
- Apologia Science – creation-based science curriculum for grades K–12
- Master Books has a wide variety of highly recommended science curriculum (mostly for grades 3 and up)
- Classroom Complete Press science workbooks
- Rainbow Science is for the junior high years
- ScienceWiz kits include the required materials for hands-on learning and an informative book
- Ein-O Science kits contain the required materials for hands-on learning and explanatory booklet
- The World of Science includes over 800 illustrations and photographs and 60 science experiments
- Canada Through Time series by Capstone
- Donna Ward has some great resources for studying Canada – Including Canada, Our Country, Canada’s Natives Long Ago, and Courage and Conquest
- Classroom Complete Press Workbooks with Projects
- The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn (ages 9 and up)
- Scholastic Canada Biographies
- Discovering Canada Series by Livesy and Smith
- Apple Press Canadian map workbooks
- On the Mark Press workbooks
- I Am Canada series – historical fiction
- Dear Canada Series by Scholastic – historical fiction
- Amazing Stories – Canadian history for young adults
- Classroom Complete Press Workbooks with Projects
- Diana Waring History Revealed is a great resource for grades 7 -9. This program comes from a strong Christian perspective. The readings are included and there are also assignments for each week.
- Master Books’ The World’s Story 1 & 2 Grades 7 & 8
- Beautiful Feet Books Literature Packs
- TruthQuest History (literature-based)
- How to Homeschool with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus–DVDs and Workbook. Apologia has some other offerings here
- Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God and Teach Your Children with Confidence
- The Maxwells carry a number of resources on how to manage a homeschooling household, how to handle chores, and how to parent
- Character Building for Families
- Hold on to Your Kids is an excellent book by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté, MD
- Sally Clarkson – blog and books
- Debra Bell – blog and books
- Diana Waring – blog and books
- Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum Edition
- All the Right Type 4 Online is our #1 suggestion for an online typing program: Canadian site – sequenced lessons and games
- Touch-type Read and Spell is the most recommended site for teaching typing to a student with dyslexia. An award-winning, multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing, reading and spelling at the same time.