I’ve learned that my kids enjoy living books more than textbooks, so I decided to work with that. Below is just books I assembled to make my own course, I organized into a schedule, and this is the schedule I wrote for each class. I hope you can use it or it will inspire you to use your own set of living books!
This is my Grading for Out-of-the-Box curriculum and how I arrived at this system so you can customize your own. 😉
Biology– We used this for High School. 10th grade. Includes lab activities.
Human Anatomy and Physiology – I used for 12th grade- but this was my non-science kid.
High School Chemistry – my son used this for 11th grade. There are a few options for Chemistry in here.
Agriscience, Ag Literacy, Agronomy (Soil) and Animal Science – lot of resources for a study or to enhance another course- Ag Literacy Resources
Introduction to Poetry– this was a read aloud I did with my 4th and 7th graders.
We’ve kind of hodgpodged our Language Arts together in High School and here were some of my thoughts on literature studies.
Fine Arts? Musicals! movie fun. & Writing. – this was designed for a friend. Her daughter was into musicals. Could be supplemental for history (chronological for the time they were set in) or writing. I think it is a fun credit for FINE ARTS.
Short Stories and a few writing prompts I designed this one for my not-so-intrested-in-literature high schooler.
How to choose a spine to create your own History this is a read aloud I do with the whole gang. I’ve found that my High Schoolers – so far- choose to do something on their own. This is a chronological history study.
U.S. Governement – We used this for High School. This uses mostly FREE resources.
Economics- a study of Capitalism for High School -many resources some free
Civics! (I think that is what I’ll call it 😉 ) a Constitution, justice and What makes America different course.
As I was working on Civics and World Geography, I came upon this list and it is worth sharing: government/economics/constitution/justice
Renaissance Art History – This was supplemental to our Year 2 HISTORY, but could be part of a fine arts credit!
Introduction to Philosophy – we used this in High School.
Music Appreciation – I did this as a read aloud to my fourth grader, but I may assign this to my middle school and high school students. It was great fun and a ton of great information about all kinds of music and composers. From Psalms to Classical Composers to a History of American Music.
Art! Drawing 1 – Drawing is learning to use your right brain- your creative side. Have you been asked to think outside the box? learn to quiet your left brain enough to find out what your creative ideas are 😉 THIS one is kind of a philosophy Drawing 2 is a PLAN 😉
Art! Drawing2– After learning to ‘see’ in Drawing 1, here are some exercises to help you put 3D objects on paper. This uses many Pinterest links. This one is a rough PLAN of attack.
Art! Color– color theory and using color to enhance your drawings and projects. An extension of Drawing 2- in color.
Fine Arts? Musicals! movie fun. & Writing. – this was designed for a friend. Her daughter was into musicals. Could be supplemental for history or writing. I think it is a fun credit for FINE ARTS.
Renaissance Art History – This was supplemental to our Year 2 HISTORY, but could definitely be part of a fine arts credit! Lots of Da Vinci if you like invention and engineering!