“Please Touch” Curriculum Resource Area

Partial List of Materials in the “Please Touch” Curriculum Resource Area


  • 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
  • ACE sample pack elementary from 2002
  • Home Learning Year-by-Year by Rebecca Rupp
  • KONOS Vol. 3 from 1990
  • The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
  • What Your __ Grader Needs to Know, edited by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.


  • Math-u-see: primer, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, and zeta
  • Saxon Math—many levels
  • Art of Problem Solving geometry
  • Dolciani Structure and Method Course 2 (pre-algebra)
  • Foerster Algebra
  • Life of Fred: Fractions, Decimals, Pre-algebra with biology, Pre-algebra with economics, and Physics shortly
  • Several logic books

Language Arts

  • A Beka Language
  • A Beka basic phonics cards
  • Easy Grammar, grades 4 and 3, and daily grams
  • Editor in Chief, several levels
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • How to Read a Book
  • Invitation to the Classics
  • Michael Clay Thompson: Sentence Island, Grammar Island, practice books, grammar town, grammar island, essay voyage, several levels of poetry books, and one literature set
  • Rod and Staff grammar
  • St. Martin’s Guide to Writing
  • Vocabulary from Classical Roots
  • Words Their Way spelling and all accompanying word list books
  • Writing Strands


  • Apologia Science
  • Campbell, Reece, and Mitchell’s Biology
  • Chemistry, Part I – Teaching Company
  • Connections – PBS TV
  • CPO Science (Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science)
  • Ellen McHenry science materials
  • Real Science-4-Kids
  • Several years of NOEO science: Chemistry I, Biology I, Biology II, Physics I
  • The Story of Science (Joy Hakim)
  • TOPS (Task-Oriented Physical Science) Learning Systems
  • Understanding the Human Body – Teaching Company

Social Studies


  • A Beka 3rd grade history
  • A History of US (Joy Hakim)
  • American Adventures (Ira Peck, etc.)
  • Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
  • The Story of the World series by Susan Wise Bauer
  • Usborne Book of World Geography


  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Watch it Made in the USA

Ancient History:

  • The Greeks – Asimov
  • American Government:
  • Basic American Government


  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

20th Century:

  • US and the Middle East – Teaching Company
  • Geography
  • Trail Guide Geography


  • Lifepac 5th grade Bible

Foreign Language

  • Getting Started With Latin
  • Greek Code Cracker
  • Minimus Latin
  • Minimus Secondus
  • Prima Latina
  • So you really want to learn Latin (galore park, British)
  • Song school Latin
  • Spanish