Horizons

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Overview

Horizons is a brightly illustrated, engaging workbook curriculum filled with consumable lessons and hands- on activities. Designed with fast-paced lessons, this Christian homeschool curriculum uses a spiral learning method to help your student master concepts through the process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. This learning method allows students to quickly grasp difficult concepts in a colorful, motivating format. Available in grades PreK-12, Horizons has a precise curriculum structure and six core subjects, plus the preschool course.

Teacher-led
Pre-12

Awards & Recognition

Top Homeschool Curriculum Award Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks Award

Horizons Subjects

  • Horizons Health Health
  • Horizons Math Math
  • Horizons Penmanship Penmanship
  • Horizons Phonics & Reading Phonics & Reading
  • Horizons P.E. P.E.
  • Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary Spelling & Vocabulary

Horizons Health is a Christian homeschool curriculum with practical, informative lessons filled with tips how to live a healthy life. Hands-on and activity-based courses teach students Christian health themes in easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. For grades K-8, Horizons Health builds knowledge of healthy eating, first aid, keeping active, human anatomy, diseases, spiritual living, and more. This sequential, comprehensive health curriculum helps students recognize healthy living as a form of godly obedience. The eleven major themes covered are Growth and Development; Disease Prevention; Substance Use and Abuse; Nutrition; Emotional and Mental Health; Personal Health; Family Life and Human Sexuality; Consumer Health; Social Health; Safety and First Aid; and Community Health.

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Horizons Math, for grades K-8, is a well-balanced, organized approach for teaching primary math skills and algebraic concepts. Composed of manipulatives, memorization, and drill, Horizons Math follows a deliberate pattern of introduction and gradual development to ensure student success. Fundamental concepts previously obtained in earlier units are reviewed in subsequent grade levels for true mastery. The goal of Horizons Math is for your student to develop solid math reasoning skills and learn to apply these skills to real-life situations. The major themes covered in this Christian homeschool curriculum are Numbers, Order, and Value; Addition and Subtraction; Ratios, Measurement, and Decimals; Fractions and Comparison; Equations, Colors, and Geometry; Graphs, Estimation, and Solving; Multiplication and Division; Linear and Quadratic Equations; Radical Expressions; Monomials and Polynomials; and Functions.

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Horizons Penmanship is a Bible-based, writing curriculum designed to teach your student the importance of good handwriting skills. Starting with proper letter formations, your student will learn both cursive and manuscript writing. In addition, Horizons Penmanship will develop spelling and reading skills, along with correct penmanship. Your student is sure to love learning to write letters and simple phrases with fun-filled, colorful lessons. Emphasizing letter formation, spacing, capitalization, this Christian homeschool curriculum for grades 1-5 teaches a life-long used skill and can be used a supplemental material or as a main subject. Using Bible verses, Horizons Penmanship integrates biblical truths into practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Themes covered are spelling, vocabulary, and writing.

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For grades K-3, Horizons Phonics & Reading is a phonetic-based word-recognition and early reading program. With a strong emphasis on comprehension and language arts skills, this Christian homeschool curriculum teaches students to identify the name and sounds of each letter through picture associations from the sequential alphabet story. Filled with fundamental lessons, Horizons Phonics & Reading covers spelling, alphabetizing, rhyming, vocabulary development, sentence structure, phrases, and the parts of speech. Fun, hands-on activities are included to develop penmanship skills. The seven major themes covered are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, spelling, and penmanship.

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Horizons Physical Education is an activity-filled curriculum filled with learning exercise techniques, important fitness skills, and healthy living habits taught from a Christian perspective. This Christian homeschool curriculum teaches your student everything from various sports and games to motor skills and teamwork. Unlike all the other Horizons subjects, Physical Education is taught with only teacher's guides. Divided into four complete teacher's guides covering PreK-12th grade, these easy-to-use guides contain all the teaching material and goals needed for each grade level for a full school year. In addition, time-saving resources such as teacher instructions, sample lesson plans, and daily student activities are also included.

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Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary is a phonics-based Christian homeschool curriculum that gives a comprehensive presentation of typical spelling concepts. Built-in flexibility allows parents to add words to the weekly lists and to alter the specifications for the writing assignments to tailor the material to individual student needs. Fun, colorful lessons encourage your student to improve and develop spelling skills. New spelling words are introduced throughout exciting activities and word puzzles. Each grade has a student dictionary to help develop vocabulary skills. Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, for grades 1-3, can be used as a stand-alone spelling program or as a main subject.

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Features

Christian Worldview

Horizons courses support a Christian worldview that complements parents in their biblical teaching. Several of the courses integrate Scripture verses directly into the lessons. Horizons Preschool uniquely uses the Bible to present a Christian worldview through all academic studies.

Colorful Curriculum

Eye-catching graphics and illustrations make the student material visually appealing and keep students excited to learn.

Effective Spiral Learning

Horizons Language Arts and Math use a spiral learning method that helps students master concepts through a natural process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. As students are introduced to new concepts and review material from previous lessons, they stay excited about learning while growing academically.

Engaging Lessons

Students using Horizons curriculum find the hands-on lessons interesting and exciting. Much of the student material is filled with colorful illustrations that complement the activities to help students understand concepts.

Horizons Math Readiness Evaluations

Not sure which grade level to use when starting your homeschooler in Horizons Math? Alpha Omega Publications offers free diagnostic and placement resources for this Christian homeschool curriculum.

The Horizons Math Readiness Evaluation provides tests for 1st through 6th grade, and each test takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The 1st grade test is taken orally with special instructions for scoring and remediation of weaknesses. For 2nd through 6th grade, instructions for scoring and evaluation of test results are provided in the answer key pages.

The Horizons Pre-Algebra Readiness Evaluation and the Horizons Algebra I Readiness Evaluation help parents determine if their child is ready to begin studying upper-level math. Each of these tests takes 45-60 minutes and includes instructions for scoring and evaluation of test results.

For all Horizons Math Readiness Evaluations, your child should be able to complete the placement tests on their own, as long as they understand the directions.

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