December 27


Resources for the Eight Core Subjects

By Tresta Neil

Called to Learn, Home Education, Spiritual Growth, Theology Tree Curriculum

(compiled by Tresta Neil in 2014 for the LDS Homeschool Conference)

Ancient History

  • A Voice of Warning by Parley P. Pratt Reformation
  • At the Summit of the Ages by Gordon B. Hinckley

Mathematical Geography

  • Our Creator’s Cosmos by Neal A. Maxwell

Physical Geography (land, air, water)

  • Dikes Verses Living Water by David B. Wirthlin

Political Geography (borders, culture)

  • Removing Barriers to Happiness by Richard G. Scott



  • The Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto our Salvation by Robert D. Hales


  • God Will Have a Tried People by Howard W. Hunter


  • The Poetry of Success by Sterling W. Sill


  • Medicine for the Soul? by Sterling W. Sill Drama
  • Joy in the Journey by Thomas S. Monson


  • The Church Goes Forward by Gordon B. Hinckley
  • The Ensign to the Nations; a Light to the World by Gordon B. Hinckley


  • Science of Grammar, etc. by Orson Hyde, Jan. 22, 1855
  • The Tongue of Angels Jeffrey R. Holland, April 2007 General Conference

Science Astronomy

  • The Heavens Declare the Glory of the Lord by Don Lind (Space Flight)


  • My Father’s Formula by Henry B. Eyring Physics
  • The Law and the Light by Boyd K. Packer
  • God Will Have a Tried People by Howard W. Hunter (friction)

Geology (land)

  • What is the symbolic meaning of the term ‘rock’ in the scriptures?

Oceanography (water)

  • Ocean Currents and Family Influences by Spencer W. Kimball
  • True to the Faith by Thomas S. Monson (maka fekes)

Meteorology (air)

  • Christlike Attributes: Wind beneath our Wings by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Botany (plants)

  • This is My Work and My Glory by M. Russell Ballard (tomato plants)

Zoology (animals)

  • Fundamental Principles to Ponder and Live by Spencer W. Kimball

Humanology (crowning creation)

  • The Magnificence of Man by Russell M. Nelson


  • Key to the Universe by Orson Pratt
  • The Physical Worlds by Henry B. Eyring


  • At the Summit of the Ages Gordon B. Hinckley
  • Worthy music, worthy thoughts by Boyd K. Packer and video The Power of Hymns by Merrill J. Bateman
  • Satan’s Thrust – the Youth by Ezra T. Benson
  • Les Derniers Jours by John A. Green


  • The Gospel Vision of the Arts by Spencer W. Kimball
  • How Will Our children Remember Us? by Robert D. Hales
  • The Arts and the Spirit of the Lord by Elder Boyd K Packer
  • At the Summit of the Ages by Gordon B. Hinckley

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