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    Computers in Education
    Homeschooling: Adding a Computer and the Internet to Your Classroom
    Homeschooling: Adding a Computer and the Internet to Your ClassroomA computer with Internet access is essential to a homeschool for a number of reasons, including the following:You can access most of the reference information you will ever need, ...
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    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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    Homeschooling and Socialization
    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts
    Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts Isabel Shaw   The Debate I've heard it a hundred times. If you're thinking about homeschooling, it probably troubles you. "What about socialization?" is the major homeschooling question peop...
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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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    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
    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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    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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    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 successful...
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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 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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    Reading Activities
    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's 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
    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 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 t...
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    How to Homeschool
    Preparing for Homeschool
    Preparing for Homeschool Homeschool, 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 pre...
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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 Year The 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...
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    Homeschooling Support
    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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    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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    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...