If you’re looking for some help in choosing curriculum for your homeschool, Top Picks is one of the best resources out there for helping you with that intimidating job. No need to spend hours at conventions wandering from vendor to vendor confused and overwhelmed by the numerous choices – you can instead be knowledgeable and in turn feel confident with your selections.
Working from a Christian worldview, and covering all subjects, Mrs. Duffy has whittled down the un-ending pile of resources to a workable 100. Rather than give you her personal opinions, she provides a thorough report of the curriculum content, and gives you objective descriptions and observations as to how each “top pick” fits various learning styles.
Also, for those not quite sure of what teaching method to adopt, she has included a helpful tool for comparing your views with the common styles of teaching. Reading Cathy Duffy’s top picks before you choose your children’s curriculum makes perfect sense. Of course no curriculum is perfect, but if you do your homework ahead you’ll save yourself time, money, and a whole lot of frustration down the road.
Cathy Duffy has been writing about homeschooling for years and is still a popular conference speaker. Before there was so many hundreds of publishers trying to get in on the homeschool market, she published both the comprehensiveChristian Home Educators’ Curriculum Manual: Junior/Senior High and Elementary Grades.
She also hosts the helpful website Cathy Duffy Homeschool Reviews.