Homeschool Help: DepEd Curriculum Guides

If you want to homeschool independently, meaning you don’t want to enroll in a homeschool provider, you can do so by purchasing your own curriculum or do a DIY curriculum by researching through the internet and creating what you think is best for your children.

As a guide, you can get curriculum guides from DepEd’s website. Curriculum Guides for K to 12 is readily available and is segregated by subjects.

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Homeschool Help: Middle School and High School Homeschool Blogs

When I started thinking about homeschooling 7 years ago, I checked the internet and found tons of resources that talks about homeschooling preschool and elementary grade students. I didn’t feel alone and I knew it was easy to find  materials that would help me in homeschooling my kids.

Now that my children have grown and we have homeschooled for 6 years, I still find myself looking around the net to find resources that would help me choose the best curriculum, teaching methods and references that could help homeschooling my middle school students.

It’s not as easy to find resources because for some reason, there are less homeschool mom bloggers who share about middle school and high school. So, I am sharing with you some of the resources I’ve found for homeschooling in middle school and high school.

Homeschooling High School by TheHomeSchoolMom

The HomeScholar

Homegrown Learners

Homeschooling Thru High School

Why in the World Would You Homeschool High Schoolers?

Homeschool Help: 5 Tools You Can Use to Teach Godly Virtues At Home

Teaching godly virtues at home is one of our goals in homeschooling. Though character is not something one can easily teach but awareness of these virtues is important so that our children will know these virtues.

Here are some tools you can use to teach these godly virtues.

Achieving True Success: How to Build Character as a Family. This is a book which can be used by the whole family. It is available from Amazon or Learning Plus bookstore in Pasig City.

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Focus on the Family’s Kids of Integrity A great website with free PDF files that focuses on each virtue.

Confession’s of a Homeschooler’s Bible Printables. There are several character studies which you can easily download and print for your child.

We Choose Virtues. There is a homeschool kit that includes parenting cards and downloadable PDF files. It is best fit for 4-8 years old.

The Book of Virtues from William J. Bennett. This is a book about different virtues and there is a FREE unit study on The Book of Virtues  from Shiver Academy.

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Homeschool Help: Sir Cumference Math Adventures

If your child is not very fond of Math, you can try looking for living math books like the Sir Cumference picture book series.

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Math concepts are explained in an illustrated story format. Different math characters have exciting adventures including Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter and their son Radius. The titles in this series:

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

The drawings are drawn using soft painting and time of the events happen during the time of the Kings and the Knights. Indeed, this is truly a different and fun way to learn about Math concepts!

Homeschool Help: Philippine Historic Sites Field Trip

Studying about Social Studies in the Philippines can sometimes become a boring and tedious task. However, we can help our students appreciate our country more by visiting museums and historical places in the country.

Here is a list of places you can try to visit:

  • Luneta
  • National Museum
  • Museum of the Filipino People
  • Fort Santiago
  • Ayala Museum
  • Rizal Shrine
  • Bahay Tsinoy
  • Lopez Museum
  • Yuchengco Museum
  • Museo ng Katipunan
  • Presidential Museum and Library
  • Metropolitan Museum of Manila
  • Mabini Shrine
  • Vigan
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Corregidor Island
  • Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan
  • Manila American Cemetery
  • Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
  • EDSA shrine
  • Aguinaldo Shrine

Do you know of any other place that should be included in this list? Please leave a comment. Thanks!