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    Homeschooling Groups
    How Many Homeschoolers Are There?
    How Many Homeschoolers Are There?Given all its benefits, you might wonder how many people homeschool. That is actually an interesting question and one that is quite difficult to answer. The number of homeschooled children is difficult to determin...
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    Motivating Homeschooled Children
    Using Unit Studies in Homeschooling
    Using Unit Studies in HomeschoolingUnit studies are a special kind of curricula because they combine multiple subjects into one curriculum. You then teach all those topics by using the single unit study. Unit studies are typically built around o...
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    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts
    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and FactsIsabel Shaw The DebateI've heard it a hundred times. If you're thinking about homeschooling, it probably troubles you. "What about socialization?" is the major homeschooling question people hav...
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    Homeschooling Isn't New: A Brief History of Education
    Homeschooling Isn't New: A Brief History of EducationIt is useful to put homeschool in a somewhat historical perspective. Because of the pervasiveness of public and institutional education over the past 100 years or so, it is easy to think that t...
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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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    Homeschooling Support
    What Is Homeschool?
    What Is Homeschool?At its core, the concept behind homeschooling is really quite simple: Parents accept total responsibility for the education of their children rather than transferring the bulk of this responsibility to an institution (usually a...
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    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills
    Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children...
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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
    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...
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    How to Homeschool
    Preparing for Homeschool
    Preparing for HomeschoolHomeschool, like traditional schools, is based on a year period of time for planning and assessment purposes; progress through a student's education is measured by grade level. There is lots of work you need to do to prepa...
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    Concerns About Homeschooling
    Definition of Homeschooling
    Homeschooling means learning outside of the public or private school environment. For most families, their "schooling" involves being out and about each day, learning from the rich resources available in their community, and through interactions ...
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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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    Homeschooling Support
    Participating in Homeschool Conventions, Conferences, and Seminars
    Participating in Homeschool Conventions, Conferences, and SeminarsHomeschool conventions, conferences, and seminars are a great way to expand both your knowledge of homeschooling and your personal homeschool network. These activities generally of...
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    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends
    Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School FriendsIf your child has been in an institutional school for awhile, he probably has some friends. Removing a child from the school environment obviously presents challenges for your child ma...
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    Homeschooling Teaching Materials
    Free Worksheets for Eighth Grade
    You've come to the right place! Family Education Network has free worksheets, games, and activities for your eighth-grader. ...
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    Homeschooling Groups
    Getting Involved with Homeschool Associations
    Getting Involved with Homeschool AssociationsMost states have a homeschool association. Most of these associations serve several purposes, such as representing the needs of homeschoolers with state government leaders, influencing the legislative ...