Frequently Asked Questions

When I first shared Oh Freedom! with the world, I shared what I had done with my kids. And that included prayer before starting our history lessons — because I wanted them to have a healthy way to process hard history. I am a Christian and I came from a faith-based perspective in the introduction of the curriculum.
This prayer guidance (and other religious-sounding language) was omitted from the introduction in order to create the Secular Edition.
The curriculum content (books, playlists, videos, etc.) is identical in both the Original and Secular versions, and none of this content is religious in nature.
In the original Journal, you’ll find a space for your student to write out their prayers. This is not present in the Secular Edition of the Journal.

This is a digital item. The reason is that there are embedded links to all the online resources.

Many parents choose to print it for easy access, but Oh Freedom! is only available as a download by design. After purchase, keep the digital file easily accessible so you can quickly get to the booklist, music and video playlists and other online resources.

You are able to get printed versions of the journal (secular and original) on

The booklist is part of what you purchase when you buy Oh Freedom! curriculum.

So how can you know how much more you will spend? Aside from what you probably already have (like internet access, Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime), you will have to purchase books and maybe audiobooks (if you prefer).

I did the math. If you purchase all the required books NEW from, it will cost about $210 for about 22 books. Not bad, considering all the other ways we have to get books for much less/free like used bookstores, libraries, and online libraries.

Thank you for understanding why I shared the “bones” (structure) in the sample but saved the meat and secret sauce for those who purchase.

We offer a sample that includes everything you need to know about the curriculum before purchasing. We offer this so you can be sure this is for you before you buy it. There is no way to “return” a digital item without still owning it, therefore, all sales are final.

This curriculum was developed with the Themes of Social Studies (from NCSS) in mind. That said, every state has different homeschool regulations. I live in Texas which is one of the most deregulated states in which to homeschool. If you’re looking for your kids to draw pictures of the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria, memorize dates and the names of all the presidents in order, this curriculum is not for you.

This curriculum is an exercise in perspective-taking to understand class issues, race issues, immigration, human rights and social justice.

Please review our Curriculum Overview (included in the sample) to decide if this curriculum meets the requirements of your state and your family.

First, make sure that you are checking the email that you entered when you ordered. Sometimes your PayPal email is different from your main email.

Sometimes things get lost in our inboxes. Double-check by doing a search for “SendOwl” in your email box. Everyone receives a link to the downloads immediately and automatically after purchase.

If you still can’t find it, email hello AT and we will have the download links re-sent to you.

The only religious content you will encounter in Oh Freedom! High School Edition is what is mentioned in the readings as they pertain to American history. All resources are secular.

OFHS is different in the following ways:

  • Different booklist
  • Students follow weekly lesson plans independently
  • No picture books
  • Reading assignments for parents
  • Current events assignments
  • Options for literature books