popular topics in homeschooling

  • School and Learning
    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    Notifying the State About Your Homeschool and Documenting Legal Requirements
    Notifying the State About Your Homeschool and Documenting Legal RequirementsAll states except those in the "Least Regulation" category require that you provide some sort of notification that you are homeschooling your children. Make sure that you...
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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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    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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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    Determining the Legal Requirements for Your School System or Local Government
    Determining the Legal Requirements for Your School System or Local GovernmentIf you live in a state that requires some type of oversight of your homeschool by the local school system, you will need to figure out exactly what that means for your h...
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    How to Homeschool
    Creating Storage and Archive Areas for Your Homeschool
    Creating Storage and Archive Areas for Your HomeschoolFrom the textbooks you include in your curricula to supporting resources such as videotapes and DVDs to completed projects and homeschool documentation, you will need to handle lots of "stuff"...
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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    What Has Your State Government or Local School System Got to Do with Homeschool?
    What Has Your State Government or Local School System Got to Do with Homeschool?Although the general requirements regarding education are laid out at the federal level, public education is mostly the responsibility of state and local governments....
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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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    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 ...
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    Homeschooling Teaching Materials
    Organizing and Preparing Teaching Materials for Your Homeschool
    Organizing and Preparing Teaching Materials for Your HomeschoolAs you get familiar with your teaching materials, organize them so that you know where everything is. Here are some ideas that might help you with this task:Store materials for the up...
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    Homeschooling Teaching Materials
    Learning About Your Teaching Materials for Homeschooling
    Learning About Your Teaching Materials for HomeschoolingAfter you obtain the teaching materials for a subject's curriculum, you need to spend some time with those materials to get familiar with them. Specifically, examine the materials to answer ...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    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
    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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    Setting Goals
    What Is Needed from Your Kids and Family to Homeschool Successfully?
    What Is Needed from Your Kids and Family to Homeschool Successfully?Obviously, homeschool is all about preparing your kids for life so they have a major participating role in the process. The requirements from kids to be homeschooled successfully...
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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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    Reading Activities
    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...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
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    Homeschooling Support
    What Is Needed from Your Spouse to Homeschool Successfully?
    What Is Needed from Your Spouse to Homeschool Successfully?A homeschool works best when one parent can be dedicated to the effort while the other fills the essential support roles. Because homeschooling requires such a major time commitment, the ...
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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...
  • School and Learning
    Homeschooling Teaching Materials
    What Is Needed from You to Homeschool Successfully?
    What Is Needed from You to Homeschool Successfully?If you are going to be your homeschool's primary teacher, principal, janitor, and so on, homeschooling your children is a major commitment on your part. In terms of time alone, you can expect tha...