The Abeka curriculum is certainly very popular and well known. It appeals to parents because there are teacher guides and textbooks for each subject. While it’s very thorough and a great foundation for those just starting out in homeschooling, there are some pitfalls to watch out for.
Lots to read – If your child enjoys reading books and textbooks, Abeka should be fine with you. Note that some students burn out due to the quantity and quality of the reading material.
Made for schools – The Abekah syllabus is used in many Christian schools and is designed for use in the classroom. If you are looking for a home school curriculum, this may be the program you are looking for. They have a strong math and phonetics program and are Christian in character. Biblical principles are woven throughout the textbooks.
Accelerated – If your child is an average student in the class you are using, Abeka might be too difficult for them. Most of their curriculum is a grade above public school standards.
You can find their booths at many home school conventions as well as many hotels across the country where they have exhibitions and meetings. Parents like it because it tells you what to say in the teacher guides. If you enjoy teaching as a parent rather than a classroom teacher, you may want to adjust the curriculum or choose something more in your teaching style.
The Abeka curriculum is a well-known homeschool program that uses Christian values and biblical principles to teach your child what they need to know. They offer all the subjects required by the schools along with the Bible. As with any book or curriculum selection, you should balance your child’s learning style and your teaching style to ensure you are making a wise curriculum/book choice that will give you a great homeschooling year.
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