A Liberal Curriculum

One of our goals in homeschooling was to be able to offer a liberal curriculum that allowed for our children to dive deep in areas they wanted to, but also provided them with a little bit of knowledge in as many areas as possible. Here is a listing of the subject areas that we used to guide our planning. Not every subject was done every year as younger learners focused more on skill development, and older learners would eventually leave those behind as they mastered them.


  • phonics
  • copywork
  • grammar
  • spelling
  • vocabulary
  • dictation
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Free Reading
  • Narration and Writing Composition
  • Recitation and Memorization


  • main curriculum
  • review and memorization


  • World
  • Canadian
  • ancient
  • biographies
  • geography


  • nature study
  • general science
  • biographies
  • high school specialization
    • chemistry
    • biology
    • physics


  • French
  • Latin (though we never really got this one working!)
  • others as desired

Fine Arts

  • art lessons
  • artist and art appreciation


  • repertoire (singing)
  • appreciation
  • instrument practice

Personal Development

  • Spiritual
  • Health
  • Handicrafts
  • Life Skills


  • Philosophy
  • Government and Economics
  • Current Events
  • Logic

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