How-To

7 Scopes & Sequences and Tips for Using Them

Here are 7 handy scopes and sequences, but first a few tips on how to use them.
7 Scopes & Sequences and Tips for Using Them

We can’t get where we’re going if we don’t know where that is. When we pull together our own studies and/or are studying subjects in an atypical order it is helpful to have a checklist handy to keep us on track. Here are 7 handy scopes and sequences, but first a few tips on how to use them:

  • Find one that reflects your preferred way of doing things and modify it to fit your goals.
  • Separate skill areas, which tend to build on one another, from content areas, which can be covered in any order.
  • Be sure to add those important-to-you goals — those things that you want your child to know before he moves on in the world.
  • Never allow a scope and sequence to run your life — use it, don’t let it use you.
  • Tweak as necessary. Remember we are teaching children, not the book.
 
Scopes and Sequences
  1. Classical Curriculum Scope and Sequence
    Trivium-based scope and sequence provided by Classical Christian Homeschooling.
  2. The Core Knowledge Sequence: Content and Skill Guidelines for Kindergarten–Grade 8
    Recently made available as a free download to the public, this road map based on the Core Knowledge Sequence (What Your nth Grader Needs to Know) is a favorite.
  3. Curriculum Guides from Veritas Press
    Detailed classical education guides for K–6 and 7–12 levels in a variety of formats.
  4. Home Educator’s Scope and Sequence
    Detailed traditional scope and sequence from ACE.
  5. SCM Curriculum Guide
    Charlotte Mason approach guide from Simply Charlotte Mason.
  6. Suggested Course of Study
    Trivium Pursuit’s course of study based on the stages of learning.
  7. Typical Course of Study
    Published for each grade level by Worldbook.

Ready for more? We have six tips for using these resources here: Summer School for Mom: Setting Goals.

Additional Resources
Skill Subjects vs. Content Subjects {The Key to Simplifying}

Skill Subjects vs. Content Subjects {The Key to Simplifying}
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