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HEM January-February/99
September-October/98

Table of Contents HEM September-October 1998

Columns

Sunny Side Up - by Shannon D Vale
That's Whats Mothers Are For
Shannon thoughtfully questions a number of old cliches about motherhood, such as "A mother's work is never done," and offers a lighthearted look at just what comprises "mother's work."

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
User Friendly Homeschooling Records
The Kasemans examine the pros and cons of recordkeeping for homeschoolers.

News Watch - by Linda Dobson
Watchdogs, Ad for Cotton, Statistics, etc.
News headlines about homeschooling for Sept/Oct, 1998: education plans in Georgia, tough talk on testing, homeschooling in advertising, charter schools and more.

Homeschooling Books - by Lillian Jones
The Homeschooling Book of Answers
Lillian reviews The Homeschooling Book of Answers, by Linda Dobson.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Time Travel with a Teaspoon: Archaeology For Kids
Becky Rupp goes exploring archeological resources for kids: books, magazines, catalogs, crafts, games, kits, websites and much more for budding explorers.

So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
Reviews of: A Child's Delight, Knights in Shining Armor, The Turn of the Century, Musicals, The Journey of English

Notes From a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
Of Ponds and Tadpoles
Jeff and the kids learn about tadpoles, frogs, and the miracle of biological transformation.

Older Kids - by Cafi Cohen
Tackling Foreign Language
Cafi Cohen explores resources and approaches to teaching foreign languages.

College - by Peter Kowalke
Chosing a College
Peter's experiences in selecting a college in which an unschooler would feel comfortable.

Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Bored No More
Sandra Dodd shares her philosophy that a little boredom can be a good thing: "Boredom is a desire for input that unschooling parents should welcome."

Articles

Interview with Cafi Cohen - by Marsha J. Ransom
Marsha Ransom interviews Cafi Cohen, author of bestselling books on homeschooling and college, and HEM's Older Kids' columnist.

"So Where Do You Get Cool Science Stuff?" - by Connie Bozarth
An exploration of the resource catalogs and curriculum materials available for science study, with addresses and contact information provided for companies such as NASCO, Carolina Biological Supply, Edmund Scientific, TOPS Learning Systems, Fisher Science Education, National Science Teachers, and more.

Public School Programs and Our Community - by Janie Levine Hellyer
An in-depth examination of the important issues surrounding the public school programs increasingly being offered to homeschoolers: Are they a good idea, how do they work, should homeschoolers participate in these programs, what are the concerns and problems associated with these programs, and should the homeschooling community support these public school outreach programs - why or why not. One of a six-part series of articles on this topic appearing in this issue.

When Homeschoolers Choose Publicly Funded Programs... How Big a Price Will We Pay? - by Sue Patterson
Sue Patterson shares her family's personal experience with a public school program in Alaska. An in-depth examination of the important issues surrounding the public school programs increasingly being offered to homeschoolers: Are they a good idea, how do they work, should homeschoolers participate in these programs, what are the concerns and problems associated with these programs, and should the homeschooling community support these public school outreach programs - why or why not. One of a six-part series of articles on this topic appearing in this issue.

Growing Pain for a Growing Homeschooling Population: Coping With Hybrid Homeschool/Public School Programs - by Ann Lahrson Fisher
An in-depth examination of the important issues surrounding the public school programs increasingly being offered to homeschoolers: Are they a good idea, how do they work, should homeschoolers participate in these programs, what are the concerns and problems associated with these programs, and should the homeschooling community support these public school outreach programs - why or why not. One of a six-part series of articles on this topic appearing in this issue.

Protect our Freedom Educational Choice - by Cindy Cotter
An in-depth examination of the important issues surrounding the public school programs increasingly being offered to homeschoolers: Are they a good idea, how do they work, should homeschoolers participate in these programs, what are the concerns and problems associated with these programs, and should the homeschooling community support these public school outreach programs - why or why not. One of a six-part series of articles on this topic appearing in this issue.

Labeling Publicly Funded Programs for Homeschoolers: Homeschooling or Public Schooling? It's More Than A Matter of Semantics. - by Christine Webb
An in-depth examination of the important issues surrounding the public school programs increasingly being offered to homeschoolers: Are they a good idea, how do they work, should homeschoolers participate in these programs, what are the concerns and problems associated with these programs, and should the homeschooling community support these public school outreach programs - why or why not. One of a six-part series of articles on this topic appearing in this issue.

All Homeschoolers Welcome - by Pam Sorooshian
An in-depth examination of the important issues surrounding the public school programs increasingly being offered to homeschoolers: Are they a good idea, how do they work, should homeschoolers participate in these programs, what are the concerns and problems associated with these programs, and should the homeschooling community support these public school outreach programs - why or why not. One of a six-part series of articles on this topic appearing in this issue.

Homeschoolers Orchestra - by Michael Aron
The author shares his family's experiences with starting a homeschooler's orchestra in his community.

Biography Fair - by Nancy Winningham
Nancy explains how her local support group presents a "Biography Fair," in which each child researches a famous person and then makes a presentation about that person for the group.

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