Last year, before we were even thinking about homeschooling, the Nashville Library started offering Curriculum Kits. I thought they were a great idea and was excited to finally get to try one.
We picked Asia for our first one. tLG was a part of the Encore program at Stanford and they had been studying Asia. She really enjoyed it each week so I thought this would be fun for her and something familiar.
The kits are packaged in a medium-sized, sturdy clear tub. Our bin was full of books and DVDs about a variety of subjects relating to Asia. We have used this as our history and social studies requirement for the last 2 weeks as we worked our way through the material.
Nashville Public Library for 4 weeks. Each kit comes with a trusty little list to make sure that you include everything before returning it to your library branch. As you can see, the Asia kit included 34 items.
they have 69 different subjects available! WOW! Here is just a sampling of what's offered.
Not surprisingly, many of the kits already have "holds" since there is only 1 or 2 sets of each kit for the whole district. The library allows each cardholder up to 25 holds so I've requested to be on the wait list for quite a few. What a great resource the library is turning out to be. Best of all, it's FREE! ;)