L.D.S. Homeschool Curriculum Web Site List

First, check out my Curricula here: L.D.S. Homeschool Products at my Teachers Pay Teachers store

Next, I have tried to make a fairly comprehensive list of LDS Homeschool Curricula. This is for teaching of Doctrines and Scriptures of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and for academics from the LDS perspective.

I have compiled this list so that you will now have the same trouble I had in finding great LDS Homeschooling Curricula and Resources. I am really excited about this. I hope this helps a lot of new and experienced homeschool parents in getting what they need in order to teach homsechool with an LDS perspective.

I am using Life School, Discover the Scriptures and Finch Family Games a lot in my homeschool, but some of these others look worth trying, too. My advice is to try samples of each and see what works best for your family! I warn you against buying a full curriculum without sampling it. I also advise searching for reviews and asking around before outting money into any of this!

Happy Discovering, and please tell others about this resource! Thanks!

About LDS Homeschooling:

Notes About Michelle Stone’s ‘Celestial Education’ DVD (available on YouTube and Vimeo)

These Teach Homeschool Academics with LDS Gospel Lessons:

Brite Music K-2 Plus Values and Safety Education
Keystone Ed by Tresta Neil

LIFE School K-8

Latter-Day Learning

Textbook Publishers (Kimber, Skousen)


Jenny Phillips Curriculum (k-3; 4-6 in the works; appears to be LA only)

Kindred Learning

Discover the Scriptures

Courageous Beings

Polar Star Studies

Building Heroes Academy (k-6)

Learning To Read Using the Book of Mormon

Mormon Little Books

The House

My LDS Preschool

Love to Learn by LDS former Homeschool Mom and now Grandma Curricula kits, homeschool supplies, and guidebooks

Resources for Teaching Academics from an LDS perspective:

Simplified scriptures for early readers (1st or 2nd graders)
Timelines, etc.

Book of Mormon Sight Words Flashcards
Living History Books

Teaching Self-Government

iPlates

Milestones Academy

Hold 2 the Rod

Moorhouse Academy Curriculum Blog
Resources for teaching One week sample here

Devotionals, Coloring Pages, Scripture Printables for posting & Copywork Pages

Science and Religion, LDS perspective book by David Barker

LDS doctrine to very young kids:

Faith in God Activity Booklets for Boys and Girls made by a homeschool mom
Brick of Mormon

Finch Family Games

Hatch Patch

In His Image (ages 5-7)

L.D.S. Notebooking Booklets (free downloads)
Book of Mormon

Early / Easy Readers

Learning to Read Using the Book of Mormon

Learn to Read Using the Book of Mormon Reader

The Friend Magazine

LDS-Notebooking TPT Store

Resources for Teaching Youth the Scriptures and Doctrine:

2016 LDS.org Curricula
Book of Mormon Study Guide

The Golden Plates Comic Book

For the Strength of Youth

Church Youth Theme for 2015

Preach My Gospel lessons

Academic Curriculum Created by LDS People:

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

Melissa Cloud’s TPT store


Krista Wallden’s TPT store

Melonheadz TPT store

Confessions of a Homeschooler
Grade-Level Packages

Joy School (Preschool)

Other Resources

A Thomas Jefferson Education

The Helpful Garden (free Montessori Printables)

Facebook group for Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who Homeschool

Note: If YOU have a curriculum or resource that would fit into any of these lists, and want yours included here, I would be happy to add it. Please send me a message! Thanks!


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LDS Homeschooling Northern Utah fb page

Fear, Anxiety Attacks and The Savior Jesus Christ.

You see that title? I am going to open with this statement. Satan has an outright lie that you are believing. I know because SO MANY PEOPLE have WARNED ME. They have said, “Do not dwell on these things. Satan wants you to be bogged down by this,” and such statements as “contention is of the devil.” Right. Jesus should not have contended with the devil during his fast, because contention is of the devil. Ha ha. Good one, satan. You got a lot of people with that philosophy of yours mixed with a scripture reference!

Hymn: “Shall the Youth of Zion Falter?”

     This hymn asks us whether we shall falter (fail) in defending Truth and Right. It asks us, while Satan is doing well in the fight, shall we shrink (cower, hide, pretend we do not stand up for what we believe on our facebook page) or shun the fight? Are some shunning the fight? “I do not believe in contention or hate,” they may say, “I believe in peace.” They say this and honestly believe that Jesus is pleased that they are shunning the fight. Most use as an excuse for shunning the fight, “I do that in real life, but not on facebook.” Oh, really? What, in church, in your primary lesson? While sitting in Relief Society among saints? In Family Home Evening to your family (but only those family members who believe as you do)? I doubt you are telling your rainbow-faced friend what you believe, face to face. So, when then, do you do this “defending truth and right?” if not on facebook or face-to-face to your rainbow-faced facebook friends?

     Satan has a lie for all of you which you love to hear from him and his legions, which whisper to you, because it removes all responsibility from your hands. His lie comes like these. I will follow each lie with God’s truth.

Satan’s lie: “Maybe SHE can handle this socio-political stuff, but IT would give YOU anxiety and depression.”

God’s truth: The truth is, this “socio-political” knowledge and involvement do not cause the anxiety attack. NOT PRAYING causes the anxiety attack. As you learn this, pray constantly. I guarantee you, you will feel peace, even with all the knowledge and involvement.

Satan’s lie: “You will have to give up too much family time.”

God’s truth: “Give up t.v. time instead of giving up family time.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.”

Satan’s lie: “People who get involved in politics are filled with fear. They need to stop doing that and focus on the Lord.”

God’s truth: In the Book of Mormon, Moroni, in Ether chapter 8, told us, the followers of Christ, not to allow secret combinations to get the upper hand. Just read the whole chapter. It rocks! President Benson told us we must not let communism sweep away our freedoms and warned a very long time ago that if we did not get involved, communism would take over and we would lose our freedoms and our liberty. He said socialism was already in the nation back then. Can you imagine now? Now, it is not just in the government. It makes up the government. In short, secret combinations do have the upper hand now. Do you think God is O.k. with your ignoring that? I don’t.

Satan’s lie: Social media should not be used to talk about religion or socio-political issues. It is separate from real life.

God’s truth: “I see your works.” God sees what you do and do not do, even on social media. Social media should be used to flood the earth with the gospel. We can use social media to bear our testimonies, stand up for the Prophet and the apostles, stand for truth and righteousness, sustain our general authorities, and flood the earth with the Book of Mormon, as President Benson told us to do. Elder Bednar said all this about social media and flooding. He said we are trickling. He wants not a trickle, but a flood. Look it up!

     You get in the internet and read and watch it. You just don’t know the real stuff. The really important decisions of the entire world are happening less than 5 minutes away, where your city counsel is controlled by a United Nations entity located in Bonn, GERMANY.

     Two of the four powers have too much power. These are the judicial and the executive branches of government. Congress and individual states need to TAKE BACK THEIR ORIGINAL POWER. When our constitution was written, we had 13 separate, sovreign states unite. Now we have 50 nothings unit ed. 50 nothings. Utah means nothing. It is just a meaningless thing.

     In the beginning, the states had a hard time with the idea of uniting, because they were sure that the federal, central powers would take over and take the sovreignity (independence) from each state. They wanted to control what happened in their respective states. Each state wanted MOST decisions made CLOSE TO HOME, by each state. They wanted independence for each state, with a tiny bit of unity with other states. This was the reason for the 10th ammendment, which, now, people like my facebook friends, have completely forgotten because many of them never liked local decisions anyway. They like decisions made far away in Washington, D.C.

     In closing I would like to say, no, you do not have to make this something that you ignore because it sets your heart aflutter and may give you a heart attack. It is not going to give you anxiety attacks or nightmares. Why? Well, simple. You will keep your eyes on the Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray to Heavenly Father about peace and comfort. You can fight against satan while still feeling no fear, and at peace. I do and I am fine. It is Satan’s lie that tells you to stay out of political knowledge because it will give you anxiety and a heart attack, or will raise your blood pressure. The truth is, it only will if you try to do this WITHOUT GOD’S DAILY HELP! But you need that right now, anyway! So what will change? Not so much. You will just know more. God did not say to avoid knowledge of socio- political things. Satan wants you to think so. He wants you to think knowing these things makes you evil or fearful. I am tired of hearing that lie. It is simply not true. I am not in fear. I am at peace with the knowledge of our Savior and a loving, caring God. 

For more, ICLEI in Utah

No Slave to a Style or Method

I am in Unschooling groups, eclectic groups, montessori groups, LDS homeschooling groups, TJED groups and regular homeschooling groups on facebook. We do not fit into any style. I decided a few months ago that pretending we fit into a box “we do this style,” was just fruitless. We do what works each day, what I feel like we will do that day, and on some days, what Heavenly afather directs. Ideally, every day would be “we do as Heavenly Father directs,” but in reality, I am not perfect and I just do my best every day. Some days, my best means I took a shower and the kids are alive.

I did purchase the L.I.F.E. School LDS Homeschooling Curriculum

I love it. I won’t say we do it every day, but usually whenever we do anything formal for aademics, we include it. It is what keeps me sane. I used to have to make lesson plans for all those subjects, but now I don’t have to and I know that it is included. I don’t have to worry over what to teach, as everything is right there (every subject is included except dance and math). My kids even have a lot of past workbook material to catch up on in LIFE School, so some days, when I di not have time, ability or desire to teach a formal lesson, I just say, “Do 6 pages of Life School,” and they know that means, from past lessons which I have taught, that they have yet to do work for. It takes them anywhere from one hour to never getting it done, to do that, depending on whether they try or not.

We still use Spelling Workout sometimes, too, because my kids need extra TLC in that area. We also use God’s Design For Science as it fits in with our Science in Life School, as a supplement, because it’s the most awesome Science program ever!!! It is not LDS, but Christian, and I add in LDS stuff because I am the teacher!

For more LDS and Scripture learning, we also use Discover the Old Testament, because that is where we are on the timeline of history in LIFE School, is Old Testament and Ancient Book of Mormon Times, for which we use Discover the Book of Mormon. One uses grades 1-3. The others use grades 4-7. They finished 1-3 in a different homeschool year.

Then there is the math, of course, which is also the best math ever because I am re-inventing the wheel. I have seen homeschool moms say of facebook, things similar to, “Why Reinvent the Wheel?” Well, in my case, because I do not like the wheel that is there. It is broken, so I am fixing it so that it works. The math used in public schools is the math used in homeschool, in most cases. I have heard of lots of homeschool math programs which just do not work for homeschool moms, unless they have just one, or very few, kids. I have 6, though, so it needed to be re-thought. It is a lot of work, but I do not follow a math program. Instead, I am creating a Homeschool math program which is a one room schoolhouse approach like LIFE School, which lets me teach math to all the kids together, and when it is fully ready, we will have math lessons as a family (instead of 5 separate math lessons for 5 separate kids old enough for them).

It is not fully ready yet. It is in the works. I do some of it, but mostly, I still have to teach each child a separate math lesson (which I think is so time-consuming)!

In addition to all that, we go when my husband is off work, on field trips to museums and kids learning places. I think it is easier on me not to try to do it without my husband’s help. We also are in a bunch of facebook groups and now and then, we do things with the others in the homeschool community locally. We used to do this more often, and have even tried the Co-Op thing. The Co-Op thing has not been in the mix of late, but I am trying to start my own LDS Co-Op lately, and we will see. Right now, I just plan a get-together once a month. That is all I can do now.

Here is a related post you will want to check out, too. The Current Mix of Our Homeschool Day

Montessori Pink words set 2

Montessori Pink words set 2

I made this 2nd set because my daughter had mastered the 1st set I made. She did very well and I am afraid she will breeze through it, soon. I went to thehelpfulgarden.blogspot.com to find out what to do next. I printed a bunch of stuff. I cut some of it out. I need more white printer cardstock now. I use so much for montessori stuff. I love the montessori method. It seems to work, even though I don’t follow it fully.

I also decided we’ll do 2 pages in our Discover The Book of Mormon Books, each day, instead of 1. I feel we are moving too slowly through it. I love it. It teaches the kids so much and teaches me so much, too. It rocks. I highly recommend it.

I have decided to stop posting homeschool stuff on Facebook, except for other homeschool families to see. I think people get the wrong impressions about homeschool, and I’d rather give them no impressions at all, than the wrong ones.