The Good and The Beautiful Homeschool Curriculum Review

SUMMARY of The Good and the Beautiful Homeschool Curriculum Review

  • Grades: K-12th
  • Subjects: All subjects
  • Category: Faith-Based
  • Format: Traditional, Literature-Based
  • Price: Paid

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How to Use The Good and The Beautiful in Your Homeschool

TGTB isn’t just a literature curriculum. This homeschool curriculum is for all grades, is Christian-based, and emphasizes literature study. However, in the younger grades, there is an integration of math and science, whereas in the older grades students are covering mainly literature, geography, art, composition, spelling, and vocabulary. The Good and The Beautiful is just that, it is beautifully laid out. For those of you who are looking for a free homeschool curriculum, TGTB also offers their lower grades as free downloadable pdfs. Yes, seriously, you heard that right. You can head to their site and download printable versions of the curriculum for free.

We used The Good and The Beautiful for Middle School and High School and found that the curriculum was very enjoyable and really encouraged my children to read more (one of our weaknesses). It is beautifully designed and structured. We were able to move into an independent learning rhythm with this curriculum and my students were able to schedule their own studies throughout each book they studied. We loved that geography and art were integrated throughout. The art was a nice creative reprieve from the typical study. We used this curriculum in conjunction with other math and science homeschooling curriculum.

The Good and The Beautiful Highlights

  • Emphasizes family, God, high character, nature, and wholesome literatureThe Good and the Beautiful Homeschool Curriculum Review
  • Requires no daily prep time—just open the book and follow the instructions, learning and exploring along with your child
  • Family Style – History, Science, & Electives
  • Combines multiple subjects, which connects learning and eliminates the need for six to seven different courses
  • A thorough phonics reading program creates excellent readers
  • Thorough and advanced courses leave no gaps

    The Good and The Beautiful Pros and Cons

    Pros:

    • The curriculum is affordable and easy to start
    • The curriculum is literature-based so it gets and keeps the kids reading
    • The language arts curriculum incorporates many subjects
    • Studies are easily combinable with several children
    • Promotes independent learning, encouraging students to plan their studies (high school)
    • There are free printables

    Cons:

    • It is completely text-based, some may find this a con (we didn’t)

    Additional Comment from The Good and The Beautiful Student

    “This was our first year using The Good and The Beautiful for Middle School Literature study. I enjoyed reading the book about Abraham Lincoln and studying him in more detail. I liked how this course used art as part of the study because I got to draw during literature class.” – Chloe, student

    “We’ve been using TGTB for two years now. It’s such a great combination of subjects in one study. My teens love how it gently leads them from one study to the next and incorporates literature and geography into the studies. As a parent, I don’t have to stay “on” them about working through their studies. They enjoy the process!   ~ J.G., Georgia