I hope this list provides helpful resources for the many courageous and noble homeschooling families. All prices listed are approximate. Just because I recommend a book by a non-Catholic author does not imply I agree with everything in the book, only that I have found it helpful for background material, over-all outlines, insights, etc. This list was updateda 11/13/2006 with the help of Maureen Wittmann. For good Catholic websites for Catholic Homeschooling, check out the links below and Catholic Home Schooling Links. Also check out one of the largest non-sectarian Homeschooling site run by Jon Shemitz, a self-proclaimed “nominal Jew”. Much worthy material and links. See my Links page by clicking here.
Catholic Education: Homeward Bound, by Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996)
Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historic Church by Stephen [and Janet] Ray (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997)
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education by Laura Berquist (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994)
Home Grown Kids: A Practical Handbook for Teaching Your Children at Home by Raymond and Dorothy Moore (Waco, TX: Word Books, 1981)
Home Style Teaching by Raymond and Dorothy Moore (Waco, TX: Word Books)
Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax (NY: Warner Books, 1988)
Home-spun Schools by Raymond and Dorothy Moore (Waco, TX: Word Books)
The Big Book of Home Learning by Mary Pride (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1990) She has many others as well.
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechick (Pollock Pines, CA: Arrow Press, 1988)
Censorship: Evidence of Bias in our Children’s Textbooks by Paul Vitz (Servant Books, Ann Arbor)
Home Education and Constitutional Liberties by John Whitehead and Wendell Bird (Crossway Books, Westchester, IL)
The New Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Penguin Books)
The Christian Home School by Gregg Harris (Wolgemuth & Hyatt, Publ., Brentwood, TN)
For The Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (Crossway Books, Westchester, IL)
Guiding Your Preschooler: Bring up Kids Roman Catholic by Kathy Pierce with Lori Rowland (Good Catholic Books, Box 26144, Cleveland, OH 44126)
A Survivor’s Guide to Home Schooling By Luanne Shackelford and Susan White (Crossway Books, Westchester, IL)
Teach Your Own by John Holt (Dell Publishing)
The Catholic Homeschool Companion by Maureen Wittmann and Rachel Mackson, Eds. (Sophia Institute Press, 2006)
A Catholic Homeschool Treasury: Nurturing Children’s Love for Learning by Rachel Mackson and Maureen Wittmann, Eds. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999)
Catholic Home Schooling: A Handbook for Parents by Mary Kay Clark (TAN Books, 1993)
Family Journal: A Homeschooling Mom’s Companion by Rita Munn (Catholic Heritage Curricula) Not available at amazon
Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling by Suzie Andres (Christendom Press, 2004)
Natural Structure: A Montessori Approach to Classical Education At Home by Nancy and Edward Walsh (Catholic Heritage Curricula) Not available at amazon
Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water! by Susie Lloyd (Sophia Institute Press, 2004)
Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss (By Way of the Family, 2003)
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child’s Learning Style by Cathy Duffy (Grove Publishing, 2005)
Not a Catholic book per se, but Cathy is Catholic and includes lots of Catholic stuff in her top-100 list.
For good websites, check out the following
Visit Maureen Wittman’s Blog at www.maureenwittmann.blogspot.com
Favorite Resource for Catholic Homeschoolers www.love2learn.netReviews and sample pages of popular homeschooling books and texts. History Index is especially great. Plenty of other useful information for Catholic homeschoolers. Very useful website.
Heart and Mind Magazine
Quarterly Catholic homeschooling magazine. Website includes archives of past articles and unit studies (including one on Pope John Paul II), as well as subscription information. Maureen Wittmann’s Catholic Homeschooling Page
The digital home of The Catholic Homeschool Companion. Free downloads: unit studies, book of centuries, scheduling forms, etc. Lots of Catholic homeschooling links, from curriculum providers to special needs resources, and more.
For further help with Catholic Homeschooling you can contact us or Assumption Grotto Catholic Church in Detroit Michigan. They have an active ministry assisting Homeschooling families.