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Traditional Approach

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TRADITIONAL APPROACH

The traditional educational approach is what many people may picture when asked to imagine someone "doing school". It is built on the assumption that there is a particular body of information that should be covered and mastered over the span of a student's twelve or thirteen years in school. This approach to education is teacher and textbook directed and designed for generic students.

Most traditional approach learning materials are designed for use in conventional classrooms. They typically include textbooks and/or worktexts designed to follow a standardized scope and sequence. The material presented in the textbooks is generally expected to be completed and mastered at a particular grade level within an academic school semester (about 90 days) or year (about 180 days),

Traditional textbooks are likely to have corresponding teacher's manuals, answer keys, tests, workbooks, review materials, and provide suggestions for supplementary materials and enrichment activities. Some have been developed or modified in order to work effectively and efficiently in independent study learning situations. In general they require less planning time and a minimum amount of student supervision by teachers. Homeschoolers who choose to use a traditional textbook-based curriculum are sometimes said to practice "school at home".

SOME OF OUR VENDORS WHO CARRY TRADITIONAL/INDEPENDENT STUDY CURRICULUM MATERIALS INCLUDE:

BUDGETEXT (Used textbooks, teacher materials, workbooks, etc.)

CALVERT/ S. CAMPBELL (K-8 independent study materials for complete grade level coursework, individual / enrichment courses, supplementary materials, etc.)

CORE CURRICULUM OF AMERICA (customized K-12 curriculum packages, electives, supplementary materials)

DIVISION OF INDEPENDENT STUDY (North Dakota) (independent study materials for grades 5-12; textbooks, study guides, tests, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

FOLLETT EDUATIONAL SERVICES (new and used textbooks, workbooks, teacher's editions, paperback classics literature selections, etc.)

FRESNO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (California PASS 9-12 curriculum materials, -- packets, textbooks, answer keys, etc.)

GLENCOE/MCGRAW HILL (6-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

GOODHEART-WILLCOX CO. (9-12 textbooks, supplements, resources, and teacher materials for industrial, technical, family and consumer sciences, career education courses)

HARCOURT, BRACE & CO. (K - 8 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, resources, supplementary materials, etc.)

HOLT, RINEHART & WINSTON (6-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN (K-8 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

KEYCURRICULUM PRESS (6-12 math textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS & (wide variety of K-12 learning materials; Basics and Beyond catalog carries texts, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials for grades 5 - 12)

MC DOUGAL LITTELL (6-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

MC GRAW - HILL SCHOOL DIVISION (K-6 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

MODERN CURRICULUM PRESS - PEARSON EDUCATION (K-8 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

NORTH DAKOTA -- See Division of Independent Study.

NORTHWEST TEXTBOOK DEPOSITORY (textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc. from many educational curriculum publishers)

OAK MEADOW (K-12 curriculum packages, individual courses, supplementary materials, etc.; many have a Waldorf flavor).

PRENTICE - HALL (K-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

SADDLEBACK (K-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

SAXON PUBLISHERS, INC. (K-3 phonics, K-12 mathematics textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, etc.)

SCOTT FORESMAN (K-8 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

SRA / MC GRAW - HILL (K-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.; primarily K-8 level materials)

STECK - VAUGHN CO. (K-8 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

WALCH (5-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)

WIESER EDUCATIONAL (5-12 textbooks, workbooks, teacher materials, supplementary materials, etc.)