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View Poll Results: I choose curricula that is:
totally Christian. 2 7.14%
mostly Christian. 8 28.57%
an even mix of Christian and secular. 8 28.57%
mostly secular. 3 10.71%
totally secular. 5 17.86%
religious, but not Christian, other, none of the above, etc. 2 7.14%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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  #1  
May 10th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Poll coming.... (the last option is for "other". I don't think I've seen any curricula published by a company other than Christian or secular, but if that's what you're using, I'd love to hear about it!)

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May 10th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Most of my stuff is Christian, but I try to stay away from anything that is slanted toward a particular denomination. I prefer to teach the Bible in my own way, so while I may get things that teach from a creation standpoint (like history and science), I'm not going to necessarily agree with or teach what's in the book (like math or english).
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May 10th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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So do I have to have a certain number of posts before I can participate in a poll?
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May 10th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Ditto ..I have some secular and some christian. I tend to skip over a lot of scripture referrences because I just don't think they need to be in every dang subject!
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May 10th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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So do I have to have a certain number of posts before I can participate in a poll?
Yeah, I think you need 10. I can't remember exactly. You have 9 right now.
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May 11th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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I love Christian curriculum when it works. I hate it when it feels "forced" (like pictures of Jesus on every page when it has nothing to do with the work book page). That bugs me.

I bought Apologia Science for next year and I love how they explain science from a creation perspective. It's appropriate, but not overdone, and doesn't cheapen the faith.

I also bought Horizons Health which I believe is Christian. I don't know if MUS is "Christian." I think the founder is but I don't know if there's anything especially Christian about the curriculum.

Anyhoo, that's kind of where I stand.
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May 11th, 2010, 08:46 PM
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I have an even mixture, well actually I would say it may be a bit more on the Christian side, but like Alison said, I skip over a lot of the religious references. I just like how a lot of them present different subjects.
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May 11th, 2010, 11:56 PM
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It's very hard to find good inexpensive secular home school curriculum. I usually have to adapt things.
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May 12th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Totally secular.
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May 12th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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We're a mix of Christian and secular here.
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May 12th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Ditto ..I have some secular and some christian. I tend to skip over a lot of scripture referrences because I just don't think they need to be in every dang subject!
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May 13th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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I use all Christian. I am a Christian and I want my kids to incorporate their walk with God with everything they do...
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May 13th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Errr... I made our curriculum, and we're Christian. But I don't know if it's really the same as a lot of the Christian curricula out there. But I've never used anything by someone else so I don't really know what's out there and what it is like.
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I said a mix, because when we start, it will be an even mix of both.
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May 14th, 2010, 01:57 PM
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I use totally secular curriculum (a mix of different stuff). But I do plan to start incorporating a religious study of some sort, where we can start learning about all the world's spiritual beliefs. I really try to stay away from pretty much anything that is a Christian text, I hate having to try to convert things and remove things. It's easier just to find stuff that doesn't include it at all.
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May 18th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Hi Ladies,
I'm new to this Board, but not new to home schooling.

I've got two older children who are home school graduates and more i'm home schooling now but too young for anything structured. Let be honest...we start teaching from birth.

I used all Christian material. Apologia, Abeka, Bob Jones and My very favorite...Son Light. I did use a secular math program, Teaching Text books. <--- I love this one.

THat said,

From a Christian stand point, if we're walking with the Lord in our daily lives, that influences our children more then just what we put in front of them.

anywho...

I like all my curriculum's to be from a Christian perspective, but non-denominational.
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May 18th, 2010, 09:21 PM
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From a Christian stand point, if we're walking with the Lord in our daily lives, that influences our children more then just what we put in front of them.

anywho...

I like all my curriculum's to be from a Christian perspective, but non-denominational.
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May 19th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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we use secular and islamic material.
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May 19th, 2010, 09:37 AM
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A mix of both. I feel like some of the religious-based curricula offer too narrow a world-view for my comfort level, so I want curriculum that allows some wiggle-room to accommodate our beliefs (for example: creationism, but from an old earth perspective, while allowing for the possibility of theistic evolution).
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totally secular, and I won't buy Christian materials to make them secular.
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