are a selected list such as textbooks, references,
videos, software, etc recommended and/or required for use with the SOW Curriculum. We have used,
successfully, many of these specific resources with
our family. For example, Unlocking the Mysteries of
Creation is recommended, as a resource to be
used in science, SOW I. Other specific resources have been
selected to use with every subject.
curriculum uses text books and other resources,
as references for accumulating facts, ideas, and information to complete each
assignment. We are much more concerned with the
content and Biblical correctness of the resources, than it's grade level. Though the SOW Curriculum is a
non-graded or multileveled curriculum, we have suggested
resources, families can use according to grade levels; K-5th, 6th-12th, or K-12th. It is
best, if you choose resources according to skills and abilities of the
child, not by grade level or age.
the selected resources recommended to use with each subject. Other resources with
no asterisk are optional. The symbol (C) next to the resource means, it is a Christian
resource, and an (E) indicates the resource has educational value, but not
for any reason, you can not purchase the resources
recommended, you may
substitute any of the resources with your own selections.
Resources are not provided, when you purchase the SOW Curriculum.
Contact information, on how to order these
resources, is included the SOW
higher level resources are recommended;
because, they contain more information,
than lower graded resources. To meet standards for age segregated classroom use,
textbooks are watered down. Since we believe God is the
designer for each one of our children, we have left it to
the Holy Spirit to
determine how much
information, each of our children will understand and remember. If our five year old has
been given the ability to grasp the same amount of material on any subject, as a 13 or 17
year old, why not let him? This kind of education isn't new, it was just lost, when
"education" became mandatory for all. Some of the resources have been
labeled by grades. Resources should be determined by skill level and content, rather than grade level.
The resource list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage the user to
become familiar with the library and use its valuable resources. Caution! Remember that
most of the writers are secular in their thinking, so be very selective. Check each book
by skimming through the pages, especially the beginning and the end. Older books are
generally conservative books and written with some spiritual emphasis.
libraries do not carry Christian material, it is a good idea to start investing in a
library at home. The cost for SOW materials may be high at first.
But once, you
have purchased the resources needed such as a Bible,
concordance, atlas, dictionary, etc., these will be used for 12
years by each of your students. This type of investment ends up being the most economical
way to home school. Compare prices! Most textbook curriculums cost $500.00
or more per year per
student, other multileveled curriculums cost around $500.00 per year per family.
SOW Curriculum averages $50.00 per family per year for K-12th.
Resources listed may not adhere to the same beliefs as the authors, but
are still recommended; because, most
of its contents were considered valuable. Each family is responsible to examine the
contents for any false or misleading statements.