I have been very happy with the book "The Well Trained Mind" A guide to a classical education.<br><br>
It spells everything out, and lays it all in order for you. My first year of homeschool went smoothly thanks to this book.
We've been loosely following the guidelines outlined in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Well Trained Mind</span> since 2005. It's a meaty, comprehensive guide to homeschooling. I highly recommend adapting it to fit your child, rather than trying to fit your family into the schedule in the book.<br><br>
We also use her books, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Story of the World</span> for history. Our kids just finished the 4th year of SOTW and are starting back at the beginning with "Ancient Times" now.