Can You Homeschool Middle School? Yes, You Can! The authors at the Curriculum Choice have many, many years of experience teaching middle school between them. They’ve joined together to help you feel confident teaching middle school, too!
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Welcome back to Five Days of Choosing Curriculum! We will be helping you with curriculum choices for specific age levels. Today is all about middle school homeschool resources. Don’t miss our schedule at the end of the post. We invite you to browse every topic!
Choosing Middle School Homeschool Curriculum
Below are some of the many middle school reviews our Curriculum Choice authors have written. You’ll enjoy learning more about the plethora of resources available to you as you teach 6th-8th graders!
Be sure to also browse all the reviews and resources under our Middle School tab.
- All-American History
- Art of the Argument Logic Curriculum
- Beautiful Feet History of Classical Music
- Bluestocking Press Middle School Economics Set
- Foxmind Games
- History of Science Unit Study for Middle Grades
- How to Write a Research Report
- Institute for Excellence in Writing
- Lyrical Life Science
- MasterMath: Free Middle School Online Lessons
- Physical Science Note Pack for Middle School from Hands of a Child
- Positive Action for Christ
- Take Five! for Language Arts
- Time Engineers: Experience Math
- Vocabulary Fun
More Encouragement from Our Authors
Most of the Curriculum Choice authors have active blogs where they share all kinds of homeschooling advice and experiences. Below, you’ll find links to helpful middle school posts from a couple of our veteran homeschooling authors.
Cindy West from Our Journey Westward
Cindy loves teaching middle school! Sixth-eighth graders are ready to dive deeper academically, but still enjoy lessons that allow them to get dirty and have fun. Here are some of her “outside the box” curriculum ideas for middle school.
Apologia and Nature Study – How to integrate nature study and a popular science textbook in the upper grades.
Logic and Critical Thinking – Middle school children are the perfect age to dive deep into logic studies that will prepare them for so much in the future!
Project-Based Learning Series – Many kids want (or need) to learn on their own terms – whether delight directed, hands-on, gifted, struggling, etc. – project-based learning can be a great answer.
Dr. Seuss in Middle School – This fun character-building lesson uses a children’s book for some deep thinking.
Tricia from Hodgepodge
Middle School Homeschool Curriculum – Our middle school girl is a busy, kinesthetic learner who loves to craft. She loves to make things. Do things. Move. Participate. Give her a display board for a biography report. Let her make a salt dough map. She loves to color while I read. Crafts, creations, busy. That’s her.
You ARE An ARTist Fine Arts Plans for Art and Music Appreciation – (we use this together as a family – for all ages! But we’ve mostly enjoyed the middle school plans) Are you like me? Do you long to enrich your homeschool with studies of composers and artists? Do you wish that someone would just do it all for you? You know, invest the time in research, find the online links, point you to the resources you need? It’s done. Yes, really. It’s all done for you. Barb-Harmony Art Mom has created just what you need. She, too, was like us.
Lynda.com Online Training Library – Our eldest son is using the Lynda.com library to learn computer programming. The courses are engaging, and the lecturers really know their topics. One of the best things about Lynda.com is that 10% of the training catalog is available free. You can truly “try before you buy”.
GloBible App – They have created an engaging Bible study tool that will (and has) fascinated and captivated our Bible students. My 13-year-old son says “I love the Glo Bible”.
New Millennium Creative Writing for Tween Girls –Crafty. Creative. Busy. Reader. Writer. Tween. Do you have one of those too? Yes, I have a tween girl who thrives on creative projects. So when we had a chance to review the New Millenium Girls Creative Writing Bundle by Jan May, I knew it was for us.
Answers in Genesis: God’s Design for Science – For our middle schoolers too! Gone are the days of buying separate science curriculum for various levels. Focusing on different topics in multiple grades. For me, as homeschool parent, I no longer have to set aside time to “do science” with each child. Everyone is learning together. A unit study approach for the whole family. Four years worth of units for grades 1-8. Each with 3 units. Even more on Answers in Genesis God’s Design for Science in Homeschool Science for Multiple Ages.
Heidi from Starts At Eight
Middle school is a time of transition from the very guided work of elementary school to the independent work of high school. During these years we not only cover the core subjects, but things like, time management and planner usage.
One great way to get an idea of what we do in our homeschool and how we do it is to check out our curriculum choices. Here is just one of our 8th grade years!
I also find this an important time to work on teaching life skills. Here in NYS we are required to fulfill certain “practical arts” requirements. I also created a Life Skills as High School Electives course for my teens to both learn important skills and get high school credit for it!
In my opinion, the most important resource when choosing curriculum is Cathy Duffy’s guide, 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, which helps you determine what curriculum suits your family.
I recommend it to all new homeschooling families and use it regularly myself even after 17 years of homeschooling and 4 years of reviewing curriculum.
The older version, 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, is still useful, but does not mention some of the great new curricula available.
And there is an even newer version called 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Even More Homeschool Resources!
Be sure to also check out The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Homeschool Curriculum.
As well as our full collection of homeschool curriculum broken down by subjects and ages – The Incredible Index of Homeschool Curriculum Options
And even our full guide to homeschool methods – What do Homeschool Methods Look Like in Real Life?
Our Curriculum Choice review team features a topic monthly. You can see all that our authors have shared on electives, math, curriculum choices and more under Review Team Features.
Our Curriculum Choice Pinterest boards! reviews of all kinds from our archives and more.
Five Days of Choosing Homeschool Curriculum
- Monday – Choosing Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum
- Tuesday – Choosing Elementary Homeschool Curriculum
- Wednesday – Choosing Middle School Curriculum
- Thursday – Choosing High School Curriculum
- Friday – Choosing Homeschool Curriculum for Multiple Ages
~Originally published June 2017, hosted by Cindy West, an eclectically Charlotte Mason mom of three from KY. She homeschools elementary, middle and high school students. You can find her writing about homeschooling, and learn about her creative homeschool curriculum at Our Journey Westward.
loving all the posts this week…super helpful! thanks.
I like to connect with other homeschoolers through facebook.
This is exactly where I need help!
Cheryl N. says
Really enjoyed this post with the reviews. Can’t wait to look up some of these.
sounds like a great giveaway.
Thanks for the info!
I most connect with other homeschoolers on facebook.
Facebook is the easiest way to connect online.
Stacey E. says
Heidi we both said the same thing LOL
jen s says
AiG has wonderful resources for homeschooling! We have used some of the Science and would love to try out the History!
Amy Lee says
I am really enjoying these age level posts! Such wonderful information!
Stacey E. says
Facebook is the easiest way for me to connect online with other homeschool Moms! Thanks for another great blog post today.
Kimberly Foster says
I like to connect with other homeschoolers through facebook.
I connect with other homeschoolers through Facebook.
Wendi S says
I connect with other homeschoolers online through discussion boards/forums and on facebook.
Kimberly R says
I connect on Facebook 🙂
I mostly love to talk to other homeschoolers on Facebook!! Would love to win this, history is stumping me!
I connect with other homeschoolers most on facebook. 🙂 And I really want to win this History Revealed giveaway!! Love Diana Waring.
Marsha Nixon says
Looks great! Thanks for the opportunity. :o)
Jenna DeMaria says
I enjoy FB for connecting.
My daughter is entering 5th grade. Be nice to have something ready for her when she goes in 6th grade.
I like connecting with other moms on Facebook.
trisha kilpatrick says
Mostly facebook, but I also like pinning great ideas on Pinterest.
Angie B says
Online, I like to connect with other homeschoolers on Facebook or Twitter.
Sabrina Lester says
I like to connect with other homeschoolers through facebook.
Beth Snave says
I’m loving all these great ideas!
My preference is hanging out in person, but online I like our support group’s private website.
Angie Wright says
I enjoy the open community of FB. One may ask a question of any homeschooler, vendor, writer, and be a part of a conversation. I love it!
I love reading other homeschoolers’ blogs.
We are using Modern Empires this year for all our students elementary to high school. I have been posting daily lessons, resources, activities for the younger group. I can’t WAIT for school to start! AIG has wonderful curriculum. http://freehomeschoollessons.weebly.com/history.html
Kimberly Collins says
I love hearing about all the curriculum out there. THX!
I connect via blogs I follow – love, love this one – one of my favs! Thanks for all the resources!
I like to read homeschooling blogs and follow active FB pages.
MrsC. Munroe says
I connect with my homeschool friends online through Facebook and the SCMforum.
Mary Ann says
What a wonderful post! I love all the resources mentioned! And the give away for Answers in Genesis is FUN! Thank you!
I use Facebook to keep up with most things homeschool, but prefer talking with other homeschool families to anything else.
Love a yahoo group for a unit study I teach. Lots of great ideas and inspiration!
Kathleen P. says
Facebook and blogs
Alicia Charmbury says
Sheila C says
Kristina Best says
Facebook & Blogs.
Teresa M. says
I love to connect through facebook.
Renée Gotcher says
Like many above, Facebook is my easiest place to connect with other homeschooling mamas – love the blogs too, but I rely on their FB page to keep me in the loop! 🙂
Renée at NextGen Homeschool
Tammie Bairen says
I appreciate all of the research that went into this blog. You have provided some great ideas for middle school. I’ll definitely be checking out a few of these with my middle schoolers.
Kyla Davis says
Facebook is where I connect most with other homeschoolers. This giveaway looks great!
I connect with my homeschool community through facebook.
AIG looks like what we’ve been looking for!
Lisa H. says
Facebook is the most convenient way for me to connect online.
I already use AiG science and I would be thrilled to try their history too. I have 5 kids, so they would be well used!
Christy S. says
I find that Facebook is the most convenient way for me to connect with other homeschoolers online. Sometimes a couple of forums, but mostly Facebook.
Steph @ MomKaboodle says
I find Facebook the easiest way to connect & follow blog posts, etc.
Courtney R. says
I like to connect with other homeschoolers through Google+; but after reading all the other posts I guess I should use Facebook more.
This is our first year homeschooling middle school. I am enjoying all the posts.
I connect with other homeschoolers on The Homeschool Lounge and on Facebook.
I actually purchased the first set and we r so excited to start in August . I would love to win them and know we con continue to learn about God and history whenever we are ready.
I connect on FB, but my favorite way is going to the park and meeting with other homeschool moms while our kids hang out.
Gayle Porter says
I am so excited to find this! I am just beginning to homeschool a 10th grader and I am lost!
Gina Arkell says
Melissa Pallex says
Blogs and forums are great for getting information on products and ideas.
Love using pinterest and Facebook for homeschool ideas.
This has been really great! Looking forward to taking some time to read it all over again a little more slowly!
Thank you. This is my 3rd year homeschooling. The grades. Range from pre-k to high school. Info helpful.
Thank you for all the great info!
Jennifer Cantner says
Facebook is an amazing tool for connecting with homeschool moms. I don’t even have to leave the house!
Where do you most like to connect with other homeschoolers online?
On Twitter during weekly chats.
mrs dani says
I love anything Answers in Genesis
Facebook and co-op.
I would so like to win this! We have multiple ages and this looks great!
I like to connect to other homeschoolers through facebook pages dedicated to homeschooling.
I prefer to connect with other homeschoolers via Facebook. I can connect with homeschoolers in my area, my province, my country, around the world, to share support and resources.
Amylynn H says
I love connecting through my facebook homeschool groups!
I connect of facebook, email and pintrest
Lise B. says
Katie F says
Thanks for the post and info. Brand new homeschooling family here…
Patty R. says
I like to connect via facebook
Susan W says
Thanks so much for sharing at the Finishing Strong Link-up!