2023-2024 Homeschool Curriculum Picks

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As a family, we will be revisiting our California History books, by age. I did not have time to adequately plan or prep for our Southern Hemisphere/South America/Latin America study that I had hoped to– so I am thinking of incorporating those books with our California/Chicano studies, and perhaps I will have more time to plan that out for the following year or some other time in the future. Several of the books do cover Latin American stories, so we will at least be getting a bit of that narrative.

California History books:

At this point, I have filmed a video for each grade level. If you are a visual person, I recommend checking those videos out. I have included them under their respective sections, with a written description afterwards. It is highly possible I have forgotten to write something down, which is why I recommend checking out the videos 🙂

1st Grade

Memoria Press First Grade Materials Charter Editions:


This includes some language arts, phonics, spelling as well as enrichment (Social Studies & Science)

Blossom and Root (scroll down for samples):

Animals: https://blossomandroot.com/fourth-grade/

Plants: https://blossomandroot.com/second-grade/

Moving Beyond the Page Math 5-7 (we previously did some of their other units for this age which were also fabulous): https://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/purchase/sku-detail/2172/age-5-7-full-year-math-package/

Literature & History Picture Books (plus probably many other things):

The CMEC: https://thecmec.org/

The CMEC’s *BRAND NEW* Information packet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAarceVqleyIuCFTY6d4CWllj66rZffATh1rSf6d97xuPAUw/viewform?usp=send_form

4th Grade

Core Knowledge History

You have a couple of different options here. You can either get a “homeschool set” for each book, which includes a student reader and a teacher guide, or you can purchase the student books only– that’s what I did.

4th Grade History & Geography Student Readers

Ambleside Online Year 3.5

Core Knowledge Science

4th Grade Science Student Readers

You can also download Core Knowledge materials for FREE. Go to this link, and filter by which grades and subjects you want:

Memoria Press States States & Capitals Set:

Moving Beyond the Page Math 7-9:


I purchased the first semester materials in order to keep costs low.

Various Waldorf Materials:

7th Grade

Ambleside Online Year 6 (We have already started this during the 2022-2023 school year, and will continue into the fall)


Memoria Press Geography II Set:


Memoria Press Literature:


Classical Academic Press Latin for Children:


Mr. D Math LIVE course: https://mrdmath.edu20.org/

The CMEC living history, science & literature titles: https://thecmec.org/

Core Knowledge World History for Middle School ($ for books, or FREE for digital downloads, see link in 4th grade section)


Bookshark Eastern Hemisphere (he has already started this during the current school year, and will continue into the fall):


Brave Writer Arrows (next year’s titles announced in June):


The books I showed in the video are from a few years back, and can be found at the single issue link shared directly above.

Key Stage Three German:


If they are out of stock, you can attempt to purchase directly from the publisher:


Various Waldorf resources:

9th Grade

Brave Writer Boomerangs— titles for next year announced in June. https://store.bravewriter.com/products/boomerang

The CMEC (living history, literature, science, etc.): https://thecmec.org/

Memoria Press Modern Biology Set (the pre-recorded videos are excellent any my current 9th grader uses them as scheduled):


First Start French Set:


Book of the Ancient Greeks Set:


Bookshark American History I:


This is the book I was talking about in my video: They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations) https://amzn.to/3KL7ovA

Beautiful Feet Modern U.S. & World History:

Mr. D Math LIVE class (A-G & NCAA approved): https://mrdmath.edu20.org/

Oak Meadow The Hero’s Journey (for prior version that includes Anne Frank check facebook b/s/t group or ebay): https://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/High-School-Courses/High-School-English/The-Hero-s-Journey-Literature-and-Composition/The-Hero-s-Journey-Literature-and-Composition-Course-Package-2nd-Edition.html

She’ll also be doing various business electives, you can read more here—more info and resources to come! https://ddchomeschool.com/2023/01/29/high-school-mini-mba-book-list/ and here

10th Grade

CK12 Intermediate Chemistry

Memoria Press Almost Everything, can be found in the 9th and 10th grade links:



Charter MP links:



Second Form Latin:


Traditional Logic I (watch the 10th grade picks video above if you want to know why we needed the Charter version of Logic):


British Tradition II Poetry & Prose II: The Elizabethan to the Neoclassical Age:


A History of Classical Art with Streaming:


Oak Meadow British Literature:


Russian Online class through local CC

Mr. D Math Geometry LIVE: https://mrdmath.edu20.org/visitor_class_catalog/category/309303

The CMEC tons of literature and other books (e.g. Fahrenheit 451, Dante, etc.): https://thecmec.org/

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