Secular Suppliers

This is not a complete list of ALL secular curriculum. This is a list of sources I’ve kept over the years. A few I’ve used, some I’ve only read reviews on. Anything I absolutely hated, didn’t make the list. Feel free to email me suggestions, and I’ll add to it. Links checked and updates added 3/18/08. Check reviews at the following sites:

Homeschool Reviews
Cathy Duffy Reviews

MULTIPLE SUBJECT SUPPLIERS

The Teaching Company All subjects, K-12, AP, College, Adult Education Video Based $$$ New!

The Learning Company K-12 Software based learning systems, games, supplemental materials New!

Great Source All subject, alternative ed, write source LA. K-12

ClassroomDirect.com
Discounted classroom supplies, posters, supplemental resources (workbooks/software) all subjects K-12 Updated!

ABC School
Discounted classroom supplies, posters, supplemental resources (workbooks/software) all subjects – mostly early elementary. New!

Abilitations
Special needs equipment and supplies New!

The Writing Company
Writing, Literature, DVD’s, Charts and Posters, AP materials gr 4-12

Childrens Books
Discount curriculum supplier, many secular titles

Homeschool Super Center Great prices, individual products or custom packages (Not entirely secular)

Carolina Biological
Science and Math supplies, curriculum and equipment. K-8 Science plus lab materials for AP high school courses. K-12 Math materials

Common Sense Press
Wordsmith, Great Science Adventures. Language Arts, Math, Science. K-8 (Some high school) Not a secular company.

Critical Thinking Books and Software
Thinking Skills books and software, logic, all subjects, K-12, Editor in Chief writing materials

Curriculum Associates
Supplemental resources, all subjects. Good test prep materials. K-12

Delta Education Science, Math, Reading kits. “In a Nutshell” kits. K-12

FES: Discounted and Used Textbooks Textbook/Workbook supplier for all major titles used in public K-12 system. New and used books

Pearson Learning Modern Curriculum Press, Spelling Workout

Rainbow Resources Center Slow shipping, but very comprehensive supplier. Not a secular company.

Singapore Math, Science, English, and preschool art. While I don’t care for the odd language in these books, I know many people use them with great success.

Textbook Publishers Textbook publisher, sells to homeschoolers

Horizons Alpha Omega’s Secular Math and Language Arts programs.

Remedia Hi-Lo reading, lots of basic supplemental workbooks, art and crafts, all subjects

Evan-Moor Comprehensive supplements and single subject workbooks, all subjects. I especially like their geography series.

Dinah Zike I’m only familiar with her Lap Booking materials and Science titles. Excellent.

Usborne Colorful and comprehensive reference materials for all subjects. Updated!

DK Books Doring Kindersley publications, excellent children’s reference books

McGraw Hill Spectrum Workbooks Supplemental workbooks, all subjects. Can be used as stand alone curriculum. (these can be purchased many places; link is for reference only)

A+ Teach Children Supplies and supplemental materials New!

Classical Home Education Exclusive provider of R.E.A.L science and History Odyssey

MATH

Right Start Math Elementary and intermediate manipulative and text based math.

Horizons Alpha Omega’s Secular Math and Language Arts programs. Not a secular company.

Singapore Math, Science, English, and preschool art. While I don’t care for the odd language in these books, I know many people use them with great success.

Math U See Manipulative based math program. Not a secular company.

Saxon Saxon Math K-12

Key Curriculum Key To: Series of math books. Single subject workbooks, good for review, supplement, or stand alone

Lial’s Basic College Math A comprehensive math program, suitable for elementary or remedial high school level. Lial’s Basic Algebra is at the same site.

LANGUAGE ARTS

The Writing Company
Writing, Literature, DVD’s, Charts and Posters, AP materials gr 4-12

Dorbooks, Inc. Phonics Pathways Reading instruction curriculum

Easy Grammar Systems Grammar curriculum for all grades/levels

Johnny Can Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Scholastic Books Excellent source for award winning children’s literature

EPS Mega Words, Wordly Wise, many other great language arts programs

Perfection Learning Graded Readers, Hi-Lo Readers, A huge catalog of literature separated by subject, excellent for planning when using “real books”.

Wordsmith One of my kids loved this program. Two hated it. I didn’t care for it. Very dry. I’m not a big believer in grammar programs.

Writing Strands Challenging, but it wasn’t a good fit for my kids

Reading Reflex Very comprehensive phonics based reading program

Growing With Grammar Grammar program, similar to R and S but secular

SOCIAL STUDIES

Our World Economics Secular basic world economics curriculum suitable for middle and high school. Complete and reasonably priced. Doc’s reader review here. New

Social Studies School Service
Supplier of World and US History, Government, law, economics, geography, historical literature, charts, maps, posters, DVDs

Bluestocking Press
Supplier of World and US History, Government, Uncle Eric Series, maps and kits. Some math – economics. K-12

The History of US An excellent US history “spine” for K-8

History Odyssey Classical K-12 history program, written especially for homeschool use

SCIENCE

Nasco Catalogs Nasco has great science materials, although it’s primarily an industrial supply company. Check out their special education catalog.

Carolina Biological
Science and Math supplies, curriculum and equipment. K-8 Science plus lab materials for AP high school courses. K-12 Math materials

Animal and Nature Science on CD I have a couple of these – they are incredible.

Delta Education Science, Math, Reading kits. “In a Nutshell” kits. K-12

Singapore Math, Science, English, and preschool art. While I don’t care for the odd language in these books, I know many people use them with great success.

R.E.A.L Science I have not used this product, but it is written specifically for homeschoolers and come highly recommended by my readers.

OTHER

AudioBooks Recorded books, rentals, downloads

Recorded Books Recorded books, specializing in childrens and text books

Science and Surplus Cool surplus items, science, electronics, household – weird stuff

Dover Publications Supplemental art and coloring books for many subjects

Artistic Pursuits Art Lessons

Meet the Masters Art History

Atelier Art lessons, art history, more New!

Cuisanair Manipulative’s

Draw 50 Series Art/Drawing

Getty Dubay Italic I chose Italic instead of cursive for all my kids, much easier

Draw Write Now Early pre writing curriculum

Mindware Critical thinking and logic materials

Royal Fireworks Press Materials for Gifted Children

Charlotte Mason The Original Classical Homeschooling Method

Kids Art Excellent source of Art materials, books, lessons

Handwriting Without Tears Excellent first penmanship program

The Learning Company Educational Software Titles

SECULAR BOXED

Curriculum Services Custom Boxed Curriculum packages

Core Curriculum of America Custom Boxed Curriculum packages

Homeschool Super Center Great prices, individual products or custom packages (Not entir ely secular)

American School of Correspondence Dry, but functional high school program. Certainly not challenging. I doubt the college prep program would prep a student for anything other than jr or community college. One of my kids finished the entire 4 year program in 18 months.

Atrium School, Inc. Boxed Curriculum

Calvert School Boxed Curriculum

Clonlara Company that does not provide boxed curriculum, but will maintain record keeping and assign Carnegie credits to a student’s home based learning program and will issue an accredited transcript and diploma. Updated!

Oak Meadow Boxed Curriculum

K12: Education for a Lifetime Boxed Curriculum

Laurel Springs School, Homeschooling and Independent Study Programs. Accredited

USED

I generally buy my used books at Amazon or Powell’s online. I no longer trust ebay, and I won’t recommend any “message board” type selling environment because it’s just too hard to track buyers and sellers.

FES: Discounted and Used Textbooks Textbook/Workbook supplier for all major titles used in public K-12 system. New and used books

The Back Pack Used textbooks and homeschool curriculum

Amazon New!

Powells Good for searching OOP books New!

Educator’s Exchange Used Homeschool Books and Curricula: buy, sell, or trade. Good selection and prices

Heather’s Homeschool Hideout Used, not a big selection. Good prices.

OTHER LISTS

Secular Correspondence Schools Listing of Secular Correspondence Schools – some I have listed, some I am not familiar with. I did not check links; this is not my page.

Secular Curriculum List Listing of Secular Curriculum – some I have listed, some I am not familiar with. I did not check links; this is not my page.

Homeschooling Books Listing of Homeschooling Books (books about homeschooling) – some I have read, some I am not familiar with. I did not check links; this is not my page. Some of these books are not secular, but the list was good so I am including it.

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13 responses to “Secular Suppliers”

2 08 2008
Jessica (23:03:35) :

Thank you for your Secular sites listing. I didn’t see a great science publisher on your list. Real science 4 kids by Gravitas publishers. This does not go into Creationism or the origins of life, but leaves that to the parent to supplment. Here is an interesting link, read the comments as well. Nice little debate.

http://gravitashomeschool.wordpress.com/category/evolution-id-and-creationism/

Jessica

10 09 2008
Elliot Cole (06:41:35) :

Hello! Thanks for keeping this list.

Take a look at Boomerang!, the kids’ audiomagazine about big ideas. Homeschooling and progressive families across the country have been some of our most enthusiastic subscribers for more than 18 years. Here are some reviews about us: http://www.boomkids.com/awardsandreviews/

Our back catalog could supplement years of curricula in current events, economics, geography, history and science. Here is the list of topics we’ve covered: http://www.boomkids.com/issueindex/

You can listen free right away to our podcast: http://podcast.boomkids.com

If you like Boomerang!, consider spreading the word to your readers.

Thanks!
Elliot

16 12 2008
Karen (07:14:56) :

I’ve just recently found your blog. Thank you for supplying this list and links.

16 03 2009
Doug Slimline (15:22:27) :

Hey me too! Thank you for the lists as well!

Doug the Audio Books man

23 05 2009
19 02 2010
Nibs (06:07:40) :

Great list here is a link to download free audio books

9 04 2010
Aaron Cloud (11:48:37) :

Thanks for the list!

Aaron

30 04 2010
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25 07 2010
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4 11 2010
Round Mirror ยท (00:15:48) :

there are many used books sale in our area and i frequently visit them to buy some *

21 11 2010
Vegetable Storage %0A (23:26:10) :

i took my art lessons online from some popular website and i do got a great art lesson package “;*

3 12 2010
Disease Treatments Forum %0A (08:12:05) :

there are mnay used books online and the price is cheap too but i wonder if the quality of it is good .;,

23 02 2012

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