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  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Developing a Home Classroom
    Developing a Home Classroom Homeschooling is, no doubt, a somewhat serious task for you; after all, it is very important as to how your children will grow and become capable adults. This requires a certain amount of discipline on your part; the p...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Planning for a Field Trip
    Planning for a Field Trip Give and take is part of the homeschool life. Although you will no doubt participate in field trips that other people organize and run, you should also be prepared to plan field trips in which others can participate. And...
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    Homeschooling: Choosing the Subjects You Will Teach in a School Year
    Homeschooling: Choosing the Subjects You Will Teach in a School YearThe first step in planning your school year is to select the subjects that you will be teaching each student during the upcoming year; the subjects define what you are going to t...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Adding Field Trips to Your Homeschool
    Adding Field Trips to Your HomeschoolField trips are a great addition to your homeschool for a number of reasons, including the following:Improved learning. Field trips are a great way to make the lessons you are teaching to your students more re...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Creating Lesson Plans for Homeschooling
    Creating Lesson Plans for HomeschoolingAfter you have identified the school days in your school year, you will be ready to start planning what you will be doing on each of those days. This is where lesson planning comes in to the equation. You w...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Learning Style
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Learning Style One of the great things about us humans is that each of us has a unique personality. One of the hard things about educating humans is that each person has a unique personality; a person's per...
  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Creating Lesson Plans for Homeschooling
    Creating Lesson Plans for HomeschoolingAfter you have identified the school days in your school year, you will be ready to start planning what you will be doing on each of those days. This is where lesson planning comes in to the equation. You w...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Defining Your Homeschool Year
    Defining Your Homeschool YearIn order to start the process of lesson planning, you need to know how much time you are planning for; in other words, what is a school year for your homeschool? First, determine the total number of school days in yo...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    What Are Lesson Plans for Homeschooling and Why Are They Important?
    What Are Lesson Plans for Homeschooling and Why Are They Important?A lesson plan breaks down a curriculum for a topic into "pieces" and relates those pieces to a student for a specific period of time. In other words, a lesson plan is a map that s...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Adding Audio-Visual Equipment to Your Homeschool Classroom
    Adding Audio-Visual Equipment to Your Homeschool ClassroomThere are thousands of DVDs, videotapes, cassettes, and audio CDs available today that you will find valuable additions to your curriculum. These include documentaries on DVD, such as Ken ...
  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Learning Style
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Learning Style One of the great things about us humans is that each of us has a unique personality. One of the hard things about educating humans is that each person has a unique personality; a person's per...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Developing a Curriculum for Homeschooling
    Developing a Curriculum for HomeschoolingOnce you have selected topics and understand the types of resources that are available to you, it's time to identify the curricula you need. As with the subjects you select, you will need a curricular for ...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Building the Curricula You Will Use to Homeschool
    Building the Curricula You Will Use to HomeschoolAlthough the list of subjects is what you will teach, the curricula are how you will teach those subjects. You will need a curriculum for each subject for each student for each year. What Is a Cur...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Current Education Level
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Current Education LevelThe idea here is to get a relative baseline of where your child stands in terms of grade year. This will help you determine the topics you need to teach and the resources you will use...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Documenting a Field Trip
    Documenting a Field TripBefore you take a field trip, think of some ways to document your field trip. This is useful for documentation purposes and it can be useful for follow-up work that you might require your students to complete, such as a fi...
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    Including Vacations in Your Homeschool
    Including Vacations in Your HomeschoolFor homeschool families, vacations are often the ultimate field trip. The great thing about using a vacation as a field trip is that your kids will be learning without even realizing it! There are many ways t...