“Scope and Sequence Plans”
These are lists of courses and schedules for when they’re taught in conventional schools. They’re not a blueprint for homeschooling, but can be a resource to help you think through the schooling process.
Homeschooling parents often benefit from studying the scope & sequence plans used by more traditional school formats. These can help them plan what to teach and when for their own children and helps to make sure they cover everything necessary.
However, it is important to realize that homeschooling affords more flexibility in both scope and sequence than is possible with conventional schools. Some content can be taught well in informal or everyday life settings rather than as a school subject. Some subjects/courses can be taught well in a multi-level setting rather than teaching the material to each child individually. And some courses can be integrated and taught as a whole, rather than in separate compartments (i.e., history, geography, government; or writing, grammar, & spelling)
Please use these lists as resources only, not as templates. And be creative and resourceful in creating an educational plan that fits YOUR family.
The following lists were recommended by The Teaching Home Magazine in their Spring 2007 e-mail newsletter: