"Let us learn of the handiwork of God by the study of nature, search out her flowers, her moods, her laws;
"Let us study to improve our thoughts, reaching up toward our Heavenly Father, praying for the inspiration of the Holy Ghost;
"Let us improve the language in our homes and among our children, that our words be not idle, complaining, nor vain, but, as nothing can be lost, cheerful, hopeful, intelligent, reflecting a charitable spirit.
"Let us open the books of life and salvation and study also the great authors, poets, and painters, that our minds may be clothed with intelligence and our hearts abound with human feeling..."
--Bathsheba W. Smith
If you are looking for a curriculum guide, this sounds like a good one!