Elevating the quality of education centers around improving standards, offering a content rich curriculum, well-crafted educational materials, virtues cultivation, standardized assessments that evaluate proficiency in English, grammar, and math, and furnishing a thorough gauge of accomplishment, potential, and critical reasoning. Should this take precedence, it will pave the way for freedom in education, ushering in graduates who possess logical thinking skills and are committed to safeguarding freedom. These empowered students will thrive as self-governing and industrious individuals, evolving with wisdom and keen judgment.
Disclaimer A high-quality knowledge-rich curriculum is vital to elevating k-12 education. Our research has shown that no perfect curriculum programs or materials exist, but there are good, better, and best selections. After exploring many options offered to schools, we are confident those listed here meet the best standard. If you adopt any of our recommendations, we invite you to share your feedback with us.
Online Curriculum Portal
Freedom in Education shares curricula that empower children with materials that
strengthen a belief in family and American ideals. Here is a sampling of the
offerings in our curriculum portal. We will continue to build on this curriculum.
- The 1776 Unites curriculum
- HEART Sex Ed
- HomeFront Kids .
- How To: Life skills and character development for tweens and teens.
- TBH History: Honest recaps and hilarious skits for middle and high school kids about important moments in history
- Street Smarts Civics Edition: U.S. civics and history lessons in a fun quiz show that will have your kids laughing while they learn.
- US Presidents
- The Good and the Beautiful
- Introductory Resources: .
- Fathom the Good
- Forgotten American Stories
- Restoring Liberty
- Exclusive Resources
- The Bathwater Brigade
- 1142: The Great Law of Peace (Coming soon)
- Additional Resources for Purchase
- Holocaust Curricula
In pursuing quality content, we looked for a curriculum that promoted diversity of thought, objective truth, rigor and logical thinking. As our culture rapidly drifts away from a shared set of values, it is important to determine whose values or worldview is responsible for shaping young minds and influencing how curriculum content is presented to students.
Knowledge-based schooling puts the emphasis of early education on teaching and learning an enabling core of broadly shared knowledge—enabling because it builds strong foundations for later learning and opens doors to effective participation and mutual understanding in the wider society. Such knowledge is possessed by successful adults and taken for granted by literate writers and speakers. It’s the broad and diverse knowledge that makes responsible citizenship possible.
Hillsdale College's K-12 Curriculum
Hillsdale College’s K-12 curriculum is content-rich, balanced, and strong, with emphasis upon the four core disciplines of math, science, literature, and history, with attention to music, art, physical education, and foreign languages.
Beautiful Feet Books
Curriculum that helps “homeschooling parents ignite wonder and connect with their kids through the best stories and guided lessons. To accomplish this vision we create, develop, and publish Charlotte Mason-inspired history and literature-based homeschool curriculum, unit studies, and teacher's guides to help parents fulfill their desire to read the best books, foster a curiosity-driven learning environment, and develop deep relationships with their kids.”
Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical education materials for home, private, and public schools. It was founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Western world through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. Memoria Press has developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, where its popular Latin, logic, and classical studies courses are written and field-tested.
Classical Learning Test (CLT)
People roll their eyes when we mention standardized tests, but they are the best indicator of what students are learning, and they do drive curriculum. Currently, the College Board monopolizes standardized testing and, therefore, can dictate much of what students are taught. We have come alongside The Classic Learning Test to offer a better alternative.
Classic Learning Test (CLT) provides academic assessments for grades 3-12 that provide a comprehensive measure of achievement and aptitude. Unlike other tests that change according to educational or cultural trends, CLT exams emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving over formulaic memorization and are accessible to students from a variety of educational backgrounds. CLT utilizes classic literature and historical texts for the reading content on its exams, aiming to inspire a love for learning while providing tangible academic feedback and equipping students for success.
Curriculum Teaching Logic
We are in the information age, and our children are not immune to the influence of the constant bombardment of their minds. It is more important than ever that they develop the skills to disseminate fact from fiction. The study of Logic as an elective or required course in high school would benefit students in their continuing education as well as their journey into adulthood. This initiative will be a priority as we talk to those in charge of curriculum adoption in districts nationwide.
John Locke “Logic is the anatomy of thought.”
Meaningful Curriculum Teaching About the Holocaust for Middle & High School
Holocaust and Human Rights – Zachor Shoah
The ideal Holocaust education curriculum is Interdisciplinary, comprehensive, age-appropriate, and meaningful. It requires teachers to be rigorous and scholarly about the topic as they guide students through lessons that elevate their knowledge of the pre-Holocaust world, the Holocaust, and the post-Holocaust world as well as their personal moral compass. It is a program of study that does not seek to make comparisons but does understand the connections and correlations between the past and the present including how to respect, protect, and engage in our democratic system.
Zachor Shoah is a scholar-educator created organization with the only teacher created- student approved textbook for the comprehensive study of the Holocaust and the history that led to it. We seek to utilize the grassroots movement model in our efforts to educate teachers, parents, community leaders and students in the comprehensive truth of the Holocaust in meaningful age-appropriate ways as well as to mobilize them into a network of Holocaust teacher-scholars advocating for ideal Holocaust education in order to prevent human rights violations and genocides by being actively engaged citizens that respect, promote, and protect our constitution. We do this one teacher at a time, one school- one community at a time.
“Butterflies Don’t Live in Ghettos”
created by 8th grade students in 2019 Florida
Victims of Communism Middle & High School Curriculum
Too many young Americans appear to hold the belief that socialism and communism are either not inherently hazardous ideologies or they do not fully understand the dangers. The potential risk of communism taking root in the United States increases if younger generations are not properly educated about its potential pitfalls and drawbacks.
Embark on a journey to understand the complexities of communism as the Victims of Communism provide a curriculum, free of cost, to take you on a critical exploration into a socio-political ideology that has shaped history and societies across the world. By delving into the nuances of its principles and practices, the student will gain valuable insights into the potential dangers it poses. The content will allow the student to decipher the impact of communism on economies, individual freedoms, and governance, enabling informed assessments of its merits and pitfalls. This endeavor will provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject, fostering thoughtful dialogue and critical thinking about the potential hazards associated with communism.
Quality Curriculum Teaching About Black History
Black history is American history. It is important that every student gains an understanding of the impact made on our society by these great thinkers, teachers, leaders, and innovators.
Quality curriculum teaching character and virtues
The federal government has mandated social emotional learning in schools nationwide, but they didn’t mandate the curriculum. This is often sold to parents and teachers as “values education”. Unfortunately, Americans no longer agree on which values should be taught. Virtues are timeless and universal. Therefore, we promote “virtue cultivation” rather than “values education”. Who doesn’t want their child to learn about honesty, courage, prudence, and humility? There are existing programs that fill this void, and we will be encouraging schools to substitute their current program for one of these.
Why do we need an alternative to the ALA?
The ALA does NOT believe reading materials should be restricted for ANY age: Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (2019)
Library policies and procedures that effectively deny minors equal and equitable access to all library resources available to other users violate the Library Bill of Rights. The American Library Association opposes all attempts to restrict access to library services, materials, and facilities based on the age of library users.
We are very excited about our partnership with the World Library Association. This will provide a healthy alternative for our public libraries and school libraries.
How can you support the WLA?
Petition your city, county and state levels to cancel its membership with the American Library Association and join the World Library Association. Montana led the charge in July 2023.