Well, I had my annual cross-cultural experience this past Friday; I went to the Christian home educator's conference. It's always an interesting time. I can't even begin to describe the hodge-podge of people that go to this event.
Many of the women bring luggage carts to put all of the things they buy. I don't. I prefer to travel light. My goal is always to spend as little as possible because I could really get carried away there. The only thing I bought was a Bible quiz book for $18.
Sadly, old-earth creationists are not allowed to have booths at this particular convention. Seriously. The board has an active policy to keep groups like Reasons To Believe out. Very sad. I still choose to attend each year with the hope of finding new curriculum options for the people who ask me for recommendations.
And the good news is, I did find a new earth science curriculum: "Ring of Fire." The upside is that the textbooks don't teach flood geology, just good science. The author (Myrna Martin) avoids the problem of the young-earth/old-earth debate by just not mentioning any specific dates.
That being said, there is nothing distinctly "Christian" about this curriculum. When I asked the author about this, she said she did it that way so the books could be used in public schools. This makes a lot of practical sense because it widens her market. But some Christian parents may look at this omission as a negative.
I ordered some samples and will write up an informal review as soon as I get them in the mail.