Table of Contents HEM July-August 1997
The World is Our Classroom - by Barbara Theisen
Barbara Theisen shares her family's learning adventures aboard their 41-foot sailboat, Out of Bounds, and how they decided to forego a traditional structured curriculum in favor of learning in the world around them.
The Judge and Mrs. Richman - by Susan Lapin
A homeschooling mother's recollections of people who influenced her learning, and her children's learning.
Aboveboard and Underground - by Teri Avecilla
The writer shares her family's experiences with restrictive homeschooling laws, and why they decided not to register their activities with the state, but to practice homeschooling underground instead.
Interview with Patrick Farenga - by Helen Hegener
An interview with Patrick Farenga, president of Holt Associates, publishers of the newsletter founded by John Holt, Growing Without Schooling.
Keep It In the Family - Catherine Daughton - by Catherine Daughton
Ideas for helping to keep extended family members involved in the homeschooling process. Asking family members for help with projects and sharing what your kids are learning with them.
One Problem... And One Possible Solution - by Peggy Daly Masternak
Peggy Daly masternak addresses the problems inherent when homeschoolers seek statutes for the right not only to play sports, but for "core" classes, extracurricular activities, even scholarships and diplomas from their local school districts, departments of education, and legislatures.
Fortuic Acid - by Natalie Mortensen
Natalie Mortensen writes about her sons' science experiments in the kitchen, and the lessons they learned playing with spices, baking soda, cornstarch, food coloring and more.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Homeschoolers and the "I Am Your Child Campaign"
An in-depth discussion of the concerns about the national "I Am Your Child" campaign.
News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Daytime Curfews , National Tests, and the NEA’s Death Grip
Linda Dobson reports on Daytime Curfews , National Tests, and the NEA’s Death Grip.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Dolly and DNA
Becky Rupp reviews resources on cloning, chemistry, and geography.
So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
Joan reviews children's books: The Bunyans, A Drop of Water, A Journey to the New World, Lives of the Athletes, I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago
Homeschooling Online - by Helen Hegener
Reviews of online resources: Kaleidoscapes , AllPIE , Electronic Homeschool Networks , FLExOnline, LearningWare Reviews, HEM Online
Movie Reviews - by Joanna Payne
Movie Reviews: The River Wild, Dunstan Checks In, Born Free 3
Older Kids - by Cafi Cohen
Less Is More
Cafi Cohen examines the proliferation of learning resources designed for homeschoolers: the good, the bad, and the oft-preferred alternatives.
Reflections - by Kathleen Creech
Whose Mother are You? Finding yourself without losing them
Homeschooling is as much about self-discovery as it is about educating our children.
Talk About Learning - by Earl Gary Stevens
The Door is Open
Earl Gary Stevens discusses the issues surrounding homeschooled kids going on to college.