I have been incredibly blessed to be a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew (via The Old Schoolhouse Magazine) since it began 10 years ago. (Note: Links in the post are affiliate ones as I adore this online subscription.) One of the other arms of the organization is SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Today I wanted to share about their Ultimate Annual Yearly Membership option.
(Originally published on 1/7/2016, this post has been updated to reflect new offerings for subscribers.)
I’ve shared about the planners available to SchoolhouseTeachers members in the past. However, it is a great time to take another look as they have grown with the addition of many new options for members.
They have even added a custom schedule creator (editable pdf files) for the week or for a 9-week session.
What do you get on SchoolhouseTeachers?
This service is available worldwide and you can work through as many classes as you’d like for your family members.
The courses are the meat of the subscription, but there are lots of ‘bonuses’ as well.
There are the different options of Schoolhouse planners to download and use as you’d like to use them. Each month you subscribe through the course of the first year, you’ll gain access to a bundle of WeE-Books to download.
Members have free access to Applecore, a safe and secure deluxe online record keeping system. Meal planning can be easier with This Month’s Menu, a calendar format of meal ideas. Also, issues of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine from 2007 to today are available to read online.
Spotlight on What I love on SchoolhouseTeachers
I’ll admit that the number of courses available on the site can boggle the mind. I’ve been going through where we have some gaps in our learning plans and found a few to get my younger boys started on.
For my middle school son, we used part of the Middle School Health curriculum to supplement his physical education credit.
Health is a topic that they include in the PE classes in the local schools and some of the information overlaps with his biology studies this year. This particular one covers personal hygiene, nutrition, fitness, puberty, emotions, and safety. Unlike some mainstream books, though, the topics of sexuality, drugs, and alcohol are not presented. Rather, the parent can determine how to best cover those more sensitive topics with their child.
In the Ancient History for Elementary course, you explore the earliest civilizations, lands of the Bible, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China. Instead of a strict progression through time, they group the civilizations into units.
While this can be a complete course over 36 weeks, I am pulling aspects of it to go with reading Story of the World. This course is one that references some of the streaming video options available to members, specifically Torchlighters videos about Perpetua and Augustine.
Recently added courses include:
Inkscape Online Adventure (ART)
Let’s Visit Denmark (GEOGRAPHY)
Early American Civilizations (HISTORY)
Hands-On Notebooking: The United States (HISTORY)
Medieval to the Renaissance: Elementary History & High School History options
Rights of Citizens for Fourth Graders (SOCIAL STUDIES)
Beyond Courses on SchoolhouseTeachers.com
Members receive access to hundreds of streaming videos from providers including Creation.com, Drive Thru History, Vision Video, Discovery House, Boat Angel, City on a Hill, RightNow Media, and more.
They have a video page to access it all. However, if you want to use them as part of a class, you’ll need to find them in the classes offered. That path means you’ll have access to worksheets, activities and other materials that work together.
Access to 10 different libraries through World Book is another phenomenal aspect of this online subscription. SchoolhouseTeachers.com makes it easy for you to find what you need from that resource whether you want to browse the 10 libraries or search by grade level and topic.
Join the SchoolhouseTeachers.com and SAVE BIG
Did you know that on average homeschool parents spend $600 per child per year on instructional materials?
Signing them up for a class (either online or in person) can easily cost $300+ for the year.
Use the code CREWFOLLOWER to bring the annual price to $90.
Final Takeaway on SchoolhouseTeachers
Overall, SchoolhouseTeachers is a resource which will have a place in my life for the foreseeable future. Courses continually are added and I like knowing that the material has a Christian worldview lens attached so I don’t have some of the same concerns as with some secular curriculum. By the same accord, I can adjust to fit our family’s belief system.
If nothing else, take some time to look at what the site has to offer. With all you receive with a subscription, it is too good to pass up!
Have you tried SchoolhouseTeachers.com?
Which of the resources available to subscribers most appeals to you?