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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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    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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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    Parent Seeks a Sample IHIP (Individualized Home Instruction Plan)
    Read the extensive Questions and Answers published by the New York State Education Department. Unfortunately, New York is not a "homeschool-friendly" state. ...
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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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    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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    Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and Schedule
    Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and ScheduleNow that you know how many days of instruction (school days) you will have in a year, when the school year will start, and when the breaks will be, you are ready to create your homeschool...
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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
    Planning Your Homeschool Year
    Planning Your Homeschool YearAfter you have determined the number of days in your school year, you will need to decide how you want to achieve that number of days by planning your school year. You know that the year has 365 days available for sch...
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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
    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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    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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    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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    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 Dads
    Homeschooling Dads Extending the Role Most folks assume homeschooling dads go off to work each day while moms stay home to teach the kids. For many families, that's certainly the case. However, there's a new breed of homeschooling dads: those no...
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    Homeschooling Two or More Children
    Homeschooling Two or More Children Isabel Shaw If you're new to homeschooling, or if you have a second child on the way, you may find the prospect of teaching more than one child daunting. You may wonder, "How will I keep both kids on task? How ...