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Theatre For Kids

Information on the various types of Theatre Dateline: 2/9/04 by Peggy Burgi Reprinted with permission from the California HomeSchooler, the bimonthly publication of the HomeSchool Association of California (HSC). If you have always wanted to be a stage mother or father, there are ways to get your kids involved with theater: Children’s Theater, and Community Theater...
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Tips for Frazzled Homeschool Moms

Now that we are teaching the oldest two of our children, my wife, Mary, has an intricate strategy in order to have a productive day. By Scott Stroud.
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UC Riverside Admits Homeschoolers

New Admission Program Welcomes Homeschooled or Nontraditionally Educated Students at UC Riverside UC Riverside Taps Into Rich Vein of Homeschool Students Homeschooled and nontraditionally educated students, UC Riverside is looking for you! Come to Information Day in October most years. Get Fall 2010 admission details Get an overview of current academic programs Hear about UC...
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Undiscovered Country

Undiscovered Country

Book Review By Ann Zeise You might be interested in a fairly new book I just finished reading. While its not supposed to be an “unschooling book,” it is unusual. The link is to the Amazon.com store, if you’d like to read it. The Undiscovered Country, by Samantha Gillison Story takes place in New Guinea,...
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Unspelling

The Spelling-Bee! By David H. Albert I took the day off from work. I was feeling quite under the weather (and we have a lot of weather where I live!) I settled myself into my ten-dollar, coffee-stained Salvation Army recliner (being brown to begin with among its saving graces), tea in hand (encupped, of course), two...
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Using Content Standards

Why Use Government Standards In Homeschooling? by Ann Zeise Yes, I know, I know. I don’t pay much attention to the state government “Content” sites. We like to do “child led” learning, as I know many of you do, too. So why have the government content standards linked on a homeschooling website? Why do homeschoolers bother...
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Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life, by Mary Griffith

Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life, by Mary Griffith

A Review By Ann Zeise Even if you have a hundred homeschool books on your bookshelf, you simply must buy Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life, by Mary Griffith! Mary Griffith pulls no punches with her witty insights into her life as a homeschool mom, the making of herself into a “famous homeschool author,”...
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Web Writing

By Teri Brown I have my first check on the wall. I’ll never forget how excited I was when I realized that someone would actually pay me to write. Not only have I found a way to make a bit of extra money, but I get to do it while homeschooling my children. And, as...
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Welcome to college. Now start an argument.

Reasoned Discourse in College. By Stephen Combs No, not that kind of argument, where you throw things and scream. I mean the kind of argument scholars make, what an expert in this field, Professor Chris Crawford, calls “achieving positions through reasoned discourse.” Understanding this concept is absolutely essential. Without it, nothing of real academic...
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What is the best homeschool curriculum?

What is the best homeschool curriculum?

The Best Homeschool Curriculum in the Whole Wide World! So often I get asked “What is the best homeschool curriculum?” and without any supporting information to give an adequate answer, I thought I’d post an analogy. A woman rushes into a large shoe store, one with a zillion shoes for men, women and children, corrals...
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What science or history curriculum do you love?

I need some help. What science or history curriculum do you love? I can't seem to find anything that doesn't bore me to tears. My kids are in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Any suggestions will help.
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What to Know Before You Join a Homeschool Co-op

What every homeschooler needs to Know Before You Join a Homeschool Co-op Chapter excerpt from Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out By Carol Topp, CPA There are so many advantages to belonging to a homeschool co-op such as socialization, shared teaching, support, encouragement and fun! But perhaps you are...
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What’s the difference between a resolution and a bill?

Resolutions are essentially meaningless. They allow the legislature to recognize people, events, groups, issues without actually making law.
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When the Media Calls, YOU Can Answer

With accelerating media interest in homeschooling, chances are increasing that you will receive a request to speak with a reporter for a magazine or newspaper article, a television or radio program. What will you do? You could say “no,” and leave it up to someone else. That would be the simple and easy response....
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Wikipedia Homeschooling is Highly Flawed Postcard

By Ann Zeise I have tried repeatedly to make edits correcting the Wikipedia Homeschooling page, but the editor “Jamie,” whoever he is, returns the site to its original condition. I just found out tonight that Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, is a homeschool dad. His wife, Christine, is active in one of the Yahoo Groups...
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Working from Home and Homeschool

Keeping the Income Coming From web development, to sewing, from legal work to farming, parents have figured out ways to continue personal development and increase income while still homeschooling their children. by Ann Zeise & members of the Email List From:Scrapsensations I haven’t even started homeschooling yet but I will be in July! yeah me!...
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Working from home on eBay

Tips for starting up How to succeed running your own sales business on eBay while also teaching your homeschooled kids how to help out, so you can afford to homeschool in the first place. by Lori Dake So many times, one of the main deterrents from a family considering homeschooling is the financial situation. It...
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World Trade Center Crumbles

World Trade Center Crumbles

The dramatic and tragic events of the last few days are so horrible that we might like to shield our children from them. But with an event of such magnitude, it is impossible to do so.
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