There is free homeschool curriculum out there, but nothing like this!
The Good and the Beautiful offers free course sets (Levels 1-5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.
- emphasizes faith, family, nature, and high moral character
- non-denominational Christian worldview
- uses wholesome, clean literature
- academically strong
- used by hundreds of thousands of children
Why the Curriculum was Created
#1: To teach advanced academics while connecting children to the good and the beautiful in life and in learning: God, high moral character, and the wonders and beauty of nature and human life
Too many children are losing a love of learning and love of good, wholesome, and powerful literature. Also, learning materials today are largely disconnected from God and high character, taking meaning, depth, and joy from learning. This curriculum is designed to help children recognize, appreciate, and seek out the good and the beautiful in learning. The images, exercises, and lessons focus on teaching high moral character while remaining academically strong and thorough.
#2: To make homeschooling less overwhelming and time consuming
Homeschooling can be very overwhelming and time consuming! The curriculum is carefully designed to be very easy to follow and to require very little to no preparation time. In addition the curriculum helps in the following ways:
Language arts & literature courses combine several subjects (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, literature, geography, and art.) This not only connects learning and gives it deeper enjoyment and meaning, but it means you do not have to find, purchase, and use 6-7 different courses.) It also reduces the total time needed for the subjects.
Children are on their own individual lessons for language arts & literature, but there is no prep time required! Just open the course each day and learn and explore along with your child for Levels Pre-K to 3. Levels 4 and above are designed to be self-directed by the child, but parents can be as involved as they would like.
The science and history curriculum is family style with lesson extensions for older children. Enjoy learning together as a family and having only one science and history curriculum to keep track of and complete.
#3: To make homeschooling more affordable
This curriculum is also free or extremely inexpensive compared to most home school courses. Why? The underlying goal of The Good & the Beautiful is truly to strengthen children and families. Our profit margin is extremely low. We hope this curriculum will make it more feasible for families to be able to use a faith-based curriculum.
“The Good and The Beautiful has managed to meet all the criteria on my list, including being appealing to my children! Thank you so much for this curriculum. I find myself having time to sit down with my husband in the evening and just enjoying our time together, not stressing about what needs done for school. Your curriculum has taken such a weight of stress off of me, and has made homeschooling fun again! The books are absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and my kids beg to do more school every day. We just LOVE this curriculum, and tell everyone about it every chance we get. Thank you for creating something that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but easy for moms too! You've given me confidence to teach when I felt like I was running out of steam.” ~Bethany