Landmark's Freedom Baptist Curriculum (LFBC) offers a complete curriculum for grades K-12. Students can enroll in the complete program or purchase individual courses, all at very affordable prices. Most courses are entirely self-contained so that you need not obtain other resource books. For example, English II for high school includes two small books with collections of short stories to be read as part of the course work.
LFBC believes that it is parents' responsibility to pass on knowledge, wisdom, and values to their children, so the curriculum is strongly oriented toward inculcating a Judeo-Christian value system and Christian character. Most people would describe the philosophy as very conservative. For example, history courses shun modern social studies content, choosing to concentrate on history and geography instead.
The curriculum is very academic through the elementary grades. English takes a back-to-basics approach with phonics, reading (using McGuffey Readers), parts of speech, diagramming, and plenty of writing. Science is Bible-based, teaching the creation science viewpoint. Bible courses use the KJV. The courses are uneven in quality, both graphically and in content, but they are gradually being revised and improved.
The scope and sequence varies somewhat from other Christian publishers. For example, high school science includes four courses: Physical Science, Biology, Health and Dynamic Biblical Living, and Scientific Creationism. Neither chemistry nor physics is offered. Math courses offered for high school are two years of Algebra, Geometry, and Business Math. Electives are Penmanship, Baptist History, Home Economics, Shop, Personal Development, Spanish I, Spanish II, Computer Literacy, Computer Keyboarding, a Bible study (Romans, Corinthians, Galations), and Principles of Music.
Generally, the curriculum is designed like Alpha Omega's LIFEPAC and the A.C.E. PACE curriculum. Most LFBC courses work well for independent study, although there are only one or two books per course.
LFBC allows parents to purchase materials to use as they wish, but they encourage homeschooling families to work under the auspices of some oversight organization for accountability.
See reviews of selected LFBC products:
- Landmark's Freedom Baptist Curriculum: Bible
- Landmark's Freedom Baptist Curriculum Reading and Literature Courses
- LFBC Champion Baptist Kindergarten Program
- Landmark's Freedom Baptist Curriculum's Algebra I and II
- Penmanship (LFBC)
- English 3 (LFBC)
- English I - IV
- U.S. History course (LFBC)
- Great American Heroes
- Culture Wars/Current Issues, course H155