How often have you heard the statement that all homeschoolers are fundamentalist Christians? This statement overlooks the vast numbers of people who homeschool for so many different reasons. I personally know Muslim homeschoolers and Jewish homeschoolers and even pagan homeschoolers. Even though there are many many homeschoolers who are not Christian it still becomes difficult to find a secular curriculum. Even though you may find a curriculum that does not focus on the Bible, it will still probably include such holidays as Easter and Christmas. I have not found a curriculum anywhere that includes a discussion of Hanukkah or Ramadan. Or something like the Summer Solstice or Yule. I would love to find a good well rounded curriculum that includes a discussion of these holidays and religious traditions as well as the Christian ones we all have learned about. We are going to check out Chester Comix as a start for secular US history.
There are so many great books out there. Chester Comix is just one of the many I have come across. Sometimes it's difficult to tell from the brief description on Amazon or even a longer description in a blog article. I know more than once I have bought a great sounding book only to find when it arrived that it was full of religious content that I did not want to read to my son. Fortunately now there are a number of blogs out there that do homeschool book reviews. A great one is http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/. There are many others that you can find online as well.
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