Entry ID130

Is this item secular?

Yes

www.buildyourlibrary.com

Price

30

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

No

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • All Grade Levels
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • All Grade Levels
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Yes

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product:
  • Child-Led
  • Collaborative
  • Independent
  • Project-Based
Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Unknown
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

Yes

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

Wonderful open and go lesson plans packed with great literature!

What did you think of it?4

What did your children think of it?4

Entry ID133

Is this item secular?

Yes

http://buildyourlibrary.com/

Price

45

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • Early Elementary
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Yes

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product:
  • Child-Led
  • Classical
  • Collaborative
  • Independent
  • Project-Based
  • Unschooling
Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • All Types of Learners
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
  • Enrichment
  • Extended
  • Supplemental
  • Unit Study
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

Yes

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

Yes

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

Build Your Library: Secular Literature Based Homeschool Curriculum and Educational Products

I currently use the Core Knowledge Sequence, but I found out about Build Your Library. If I weren't already doing CK, I would use BYL! I compared the 8th grade BYL to the CK 8th grade and I decided to stay with CK. But perhaps for 9th grade! I was impressed by the BYL, so I did purchase the WWII Unit as well as the Timeline, (Book of Centuries) and the Timeline Figures. I love timelines and I still have not found one that clicked with me, until now!
It is Charlotte Mason 'inspired' but modern and SECULAR!!!! I looked into CM style when I first started HSing and I found the Ambleside program, but it wasn't secular or modern enough for me. BYL utilizes modern and secular literature and is not as old fashioned.

They have K-9 and several Unit Studies, plus the Timeline and also Narration cards, which I also bought. If you’re wondering if Build Your Library is the right program for you, look through their book list and see. They also have samples on their website and they have a Facebook Group group for 'users', and they have ones for each grade and middle school: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423657587900276/

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it

Entry ID212

Is this item secular?

Yes

Buildyourlibrary.com

Price

35

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Unknown

Basic Structure
  • Digital Media
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Early Elementary
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • Early Elementary
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

Yes

Are the materials free of cultural bias and stereotyping?

Yes

Is this product:
  • Classical
Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Unknown
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

No

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

Yes

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it