A scope is the depth and breadth of content to be taught. A sequence is the order in which the content is to be taught. In other words, a scope & sequence is a plan of what and when to teach specific subjects and courses.
As homeschoolers, we can make adjustments to our individual children's scopes & sequences as their academic careers progress, based on their interests, learning styles, and abilities.
Here are forms, with instructions, to create your own scope & sequence:
How to create a homeschool scope & sequence (Word Docx)
How to create a homeschool high school scope & sequence (Word Docx)
Below are several samples of scopes & sequences to help you create your own for your homeschooled children. Please note that every child is different and therefore no one scope & sequence is going to fit all children. These are merely examples.
Middle School (grades 7 and 8) Scope & Sequence (PDF)
Basic Scope & Sequence for High School Students (PDF)
Note, we have added several new live, interactive writing courses during the 2016/2017 school year. These courses will be added to Unlimited Access (recorded courses) as they are completed. Until they are added (starting Summer 2017), use the first document for recorded courses. The second document is for our live, interactive courses.
Aquinas Writing Advantage: 7th to 12th Grade Unlimited Access (PDF)
Aquinas Writing Advantage: 6th to 12th Grade Live, Interactive Classes (PDF)
Preparing for the World:
Defending Our Faith Scope & Sequence (PDF)
Building Your College Skill Set Scope & Sequence (PDF)
History Scope and Sequence: Middle through High School (PDF)
The first is 7th grade through 12th grade, starting with Ancient History and move chronologically, ending with World History in the 12th grade. The second is 6th grade through 12th grade, starting with American History and then covering other eras in high school.
High School History Scope & Sequence (PDF)
Three different scopes & sequences: One based on a 24-week (annual) schedule; one based on a 36-week (annual) schedule; and one based on Christopher Zehnder's Catholic Textbook Project.
Catholic Charlotte Mason Scope & Sequence for Pre-k to 8th Grade