There's a lot of home school material here geared toward Robinson Curriculum users. But there's also more that could be useful for any homeschooling family. (And hopefully even enough to make a curriculum of your own!)
If you're just beginning to consider RC, or making a curriculum of your own, pull up a chair and get cozy. There's a lot of information to wade through here, but hopefully this page will answer many of the questions that new homeschoolers often have, so you won't have to scour the entire internet to find the answers you're looking for. (Note: I don't sell Robinson Curriculum, nor am I affiliated with them in any way. I don't get a penny for this website. It was created with the sole intention of helping other parents, by sharing info I've found useful in my own homeschooling experience.)
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WHAT YOU'LL FIND AT ROSEGATE HARBOUR Below is an outline of what you'll find here, or you can use the site map for a complete menu.
About Homeschool - Are you just beginning to consider homeschool? Find answers to some common questions and concerns, such as:
What about socialization? (Read the research about this, and other issues.)
Books for Girls - some of our daughters prefer books like "The Outdoor Girls" to "The Rover Boys." Find recommendations for girls, with links to free books, as well as some ideas for buying.
Rosegate's Free Files - See what I've got here for free. Includes 2 kinds of math flashcards (same math problems as RC), replacements for missing pages from RC, free text file books not available elsewhere, tables of contents to add, a glossary, etc.
Printable Books and Covers - More free files! PDF covers, in full and half size, as well as ready-to-print books, formatted from text files.
Lists - Links to all the booklists on this site. Find RC, Henty, and Historical fiction lists, ordered in various ways (by author, chronologically, by subject, etc.) Use online or print out for later. (Available in HTML or PDF.) The RC and Henty "Page count" lists also include page numbers to mark with "d" because they were missed in the software. (Learn more about how and why to skip dark pages.)
Series Order - Lists include books like The Rover Boys, Anne of Green Gables, The Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, Five Little Peppers, and more!
Homeschool Name / ID - Naming your homeschool, ID cards, and an explanation of why you might like one.
Latter-day Saints & RC - Some ideas for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to help tailor RC to your family. Also includes links to other educational resources for Latter-day Saints.
Homeschool Links - Find many free resources here, useful to any homeschool parent. Some are specifically for RC users. If you want to make your own curriculum, find what you need on the links page and the Free Book pages.
Contact - Let me know if you find errors on my pages, know of great resources to add, or have a request for an addition to this site.
Site Map - Can't remember where exactly you found something on this site? Have no fear, it's all listed here.
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