Home schooling in the USA: Calvert home school curriculum overview / Домашнее обучение в США

The Calvert home School curriculum is the fundamental platform that supports everyone’s teaching endeavors and the educational foundation a child will build on tor life. For over one hundred years, Calvert School has helped Home Teachers guide their children toward excellence and achievement through an integrated classical curriculum developed by the expert Curriculum staff and proven in the Calvert Day School.

The Calvert Home School program is built on a rich foundation of reading, writing, and arithmetic. That foundation is then layered with history, science, music, geography, and the arts to ensure no gaps in instruction. Calvert’s time tested curriculum is built on the principle of subject integration. For instance, Calvert Fifth Grade students study the Civil War in history. At the same time, they also interpret Walt Whitman’s poem "O Captain! My Captain!" about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and draft a composition entitled "A Civil War Battle". This reinforced study across subject areas develops higher order thinking skills and promotes content mastery.

The program combines the best classroom-tested materials, teacher-created Lesson Manuals, and proven educational methodologies all in one complete, meticulously planned curriculum. The Calvert Lesson Manual will guide home school teachers through each day of home instruction with easy-to-use lesson plans. Each lesson includes a list of materials needed, step-by-step instructions, and a summary of assignments.

The Calvert Home School Program also combines the tools and supports a parent or a teacher needs to meet the personal needs and interests of the child. The parent or the teacher can tailor the child’s education by selecting either the Academic or Scholastic version of the curriculum. In addition, they may select from a menu of instructional support options — Calvert Classic, the Advisory Teaching Service, and Calvert Interactive featuring the Advisory Teaching Service.

The Calvert School offers academic enrichment programs that will stir the child’s creativity, foster a better understanding of the world, and make the overall educational experience more enjoyable. They are designed to complement the core courses, but they can also be used independently. Grade level and enrichment courses are available for Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

The Calvert Home School Staff invite home school teachers and parents across the USA to contact their Education Counselors to discuss how Calvert’s education and enrichment programs can work for your family.


teaching endeavors — учиться старательно, с усердием

to be layered with smth — наслоиться на что-либо; здесь: обогатиться

a meticulously planned curriculum — тщательно спланированная про грамма обучения

a summary of assignments — задания на закрепление выученного материала

to tailor smth — подгонять или подтачивать что-либо

to stir the child’s creativity — «шевелить» творческие способности ребенка

overall — в целом, общий

an option (s) — вариант

the core courses — основные предметы

to invite smb — приглашать кого-либо

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