Although not every homeschooling family chooses to use the Ontario curriculum as a guideline, and there is no obligation to follow these documents in any way, some people like to know their child is following along in a similar learning pattern to their publicly schooled peers.
Ontario provides all the curriculum guidelines for free on their Ministry of Education website. You can find all the learning outcomes for Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, History/Geography, The Arts, Health, and Core French for each grade from 1-8. There are also guides for high school curriculum and the All-Day Kindergarten program as well. You can find all of them here: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/grades.html
The only downside is that these files are all designed by subject covering all the elementary grades instead of putting all the plans for each grade into a single book.
Now you can download each grade from one to eight in a single PDF file in a checklist format for easy reference and guidance. The resources I’ve put together include all current editions (up to Jan 2020) of each subject: math, science and technology, language arts, social studies, the arts, health and physical education, and core French (where applicable) for each single grade. I’ve tried to make it simple for you to look over, understand, and check off what your child has learned or is working on.
Right now, I’ve only completed the elementary Ontario curriculum, but hope to add the rest of the provinces and territories in the future as I know there are differences between each and unique expectations.
**Please note: these files have been updated in August 2020 and includes the new math updates.**
There is also a Kindergarten checklist as many people have requested it, however, this edition uses the 2006 curriculum and not the one for the full-day program. DOWNLOAD THE FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM.
Live in a different province? Here are the ministry of education curriculum guidelines for each province and territory .