Cathy Duffy's Curriculum Reviews
Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political, and spiritual topics. This site features abbreviated reviews of Cathy's Top Picks from her latest book, 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, as well as more than a thousand reviews of other homeschool products.
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA advocates for homeschooling, partnering with our member families at local and national levels. We also provide legal and educational support from preschool through graduation.
The NDHSA has made arrangements with HSLDA to provide a group discount for our members.
National Home Education Research Institute
North Dakota History Curriculum
NOTE - The Knight's do not have a website so you will need to contact them at the email address listed for information about their text.
North Dakota Army National Guard
You can be a HERO! You're already a proud member of your community. Joining the North Dakota Army National Guard team allows you to be there-helping your community, state and country when they need you most
Resources and Curriculum
Alpha Omega Publishers
Print-based, computer-based, and online homeschooling curriculum formats, A leading Christian homeschooling curriculum publisher. For a 30 day free trial of their online Monarch program use the promotional code: MON30NDHSA
BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept
BJU Press Homeschool is a publisher of textbooks and video lessons for homeschool families. We are committed to creating materials that help parents deliver an education that is based on sound educational principles, inspires a joy in learning, and is rooted in a solid biblical worldview. BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available.
Christian Light Education
An open-and-go curriculum, Christian Light enables families to homeschool successfully without being overwhelmed by homeschooling life. Popular subjects are Reading, Language Arts, and Math.
Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community. The classical model divides the learning process into three stages: grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. In the grammar stage, children devour facts. In the dialectic stage, children ask many questions,sort and evaluate these facts. In the rhetoric stage, teenagers synthesize their knowledge and apply it. From beginning to end, the Classical Conversations curriculum is founded on the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Classical Conversations plants and supports local communities who meet once a week. Being part of a like-minded and committed community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability.
Diane Craft Learning Systems
"Is your bright, hard working learner working too hard too learn? Use a Totally Different Approach to teaching this year! The Dianne Craft "Right Brain" Learning System's inexpensive, successful, three-pronged approach gives you the tools to correct symptoms of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing Issues, Sensory Processing Dysfunction, ADD/ADHD at home! Check out our website to read articles and download free checklists to evaluate your child or student's learning needs and discover what you can do to make learning easier this year."
HEPPNER’S LEGACY Homeschool Resources
“It is our Ministry and Mission to help you Succeed in the Comprehensive Education of Your Children™”. For three decades we’ve worked individually with families to find methods and resources to make home education a success. We have carefully selected a wide array of excellent products that you can trust, for all ages and subjects, including many hard to find items. We provide curricula, manipulatives, science supplies, fiction, biographies, audios, maps, timelines, unit studies, games, and much more. Special orders welcome. “Come for the Books. Stay for the Therapy™”.
High Speed Luke
High Speed Luke (HSL) is a multimedia, free educational resource for kids (or anyone) to get to know the Bible in fun and engaging ways.
Background/Context in the onboarding video:
HSL started in 2006 with the mission to educate, defend and inspire youth on the Bible’s Truth. Why is this relevant today? Because kids experience and see the world during challenging times and ask us big questions (pause) some with answers outside of what we humans are able to provide. Whether for home or virtual schooling, personal growth, or deepening your relationship with God, HSL is fast, entertaining, and relevant for kids and adults.
North Dakota Center for Distance Education
NDCDE offers Over 300 online course grades Pre-K, and 3-12. We provide quality ONLINE curriculum for students that helps to support parents (especially in specialty areas).
NDCDE exists to help students learn and to ensure that the quality of each student’s learning experience meets or exceeds all standards and expectations. Regardless of location or situation, all students should have access to quality courses online and NDCDE can provide them to students with a teacher attached to play a supporting role as a content expert, and/or to aid in pacing. NDCDE, in partnership with all members of the education community, seeks to add value to each student. Each value is measured via student performance. The result is a student who realizes what has been learned, knows how to apply what has been learned, and recognizes the value of what has been learned.
Parents Empowering Teens
The mission of Parents Empowering Teens is to help parents successfully launch their teens into their God-given potential with out-or-the-box, debt free strategies.
Pediatric Therapy Partners
At Pediatric Therapy Partners, we believe your child deserves the best. That includes the most comprehensive and advanced help available from compassionate experts in a safe environment. That is why we provide home-based services in and around the Fargo and Bismarck areas and also at our new state of the art pediatric therapy facilities.
Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Visit the website for a product description and resources.
RightStart Mathematics uses the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience. The program lessons guide the teacher day-by-day and year-by-year, helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics while surpassing state standards."
Rod and Staff Publishers
Rod and Staff Publishers is an excellent source for God-honoring books, textbooks, and curriculum for schools and homeschools...and homes and churches.
The Works People
Empowering homeschooled children in Handwriting, Spelling, Reading, and Grammar, so they can Excel in all Subjects.
Association Free Lutheran Bible School & Seminary
The Free Lutheran Bible College is a two year accredited institution of higher-education located in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. FLBC students study the Bible cover to cover in the classroom, grow through community discipleship in the dorms, and engage in hands on ministry through the congregation. Start here. Go anywhere. Grounded in God's Word.
Credits Before College
Helping students earn a debt-free college degree and find a career they love. Services include career assessment and academic advisement, plus homeschool to college credit study guides, books, and resources for middle and high school students.
Fast Transcripts enables you to track your high schooler’s courses via online record keeping, and then helps you produce an official transcript with an auto-calculation feature for determining yearly and cumulative GPAs.
ND University System Credits Before College
A link providing information regarding CLEP course equivalencies for the North Dakota University System.
Trinity Bible College
EXPERIENCE CALLING. Trinity Bible College & Graduate School is committed to training people with theological reflection and missional passion. Enjoy small class sizes, world renowned teachers and speakers, an authentic faith community, real relationships, a rigorous education, and a college that feels like home.
Camp Cherith is a place where the love of Jesus is lived out. As a Christian camp we’re deeply committed to teaching kids of all ages how to make Christ real in their lives – not just for a week at camp, but in every phase of life. Our counselors look for teachable moments to share their own joy in an authentic relationship with Christ. We approach each day with an upbeat attitude of praise and worship. With a weekly capacity of just 110 campers, we’re able to create a family-like atmosphere that fosters warm, caring relationships. We create an environment where campers are willing to take healthy risks and try new things.
Affiliations: North Central Camp Cherith is affiliated with Pioneer Clubs and associated with Christian Camping International. We are members of and accredited by the American Camping Association.
Generation Joshua (sponsored by HSLDA)
The Vision of Generation Joshua is to assist parents to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens, equipped to positively influence the political processes of today and tomorrow.
Glendive Dinosaur Museum
A Bible-based dinosaur and fossil museum that presents history in the context of a recent creation.
Home School Pioneers
Interviews of many who led the way for home school freedom on a national level.
Priscilla J. Krahn
The goal of Priscilla's books is to provide wholesome books with a message. Books that not only entertain, but can change lives. Each of these high-paced, intense action books, are written by Priscilla J. Krahn who incorporates her life experience into thrilling novels for all ages.
Resolve Leadership provides HOPE through biblically-based resources to help dads win in their marriages, family, and life.
TeenPact Leadership Schools
TeenPact is designed to help students understand the political process, value their liberty, and engage the culture. Through our hands-on and practical teaching, TeenPact students learn how to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders, find encouragement among like-minded peers, and develop the skills to engage the culture.