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HEM July-August/99

Table of Contents HEM July-August 1999


Homeschooling: It's All In the Family - by Wendy M Haddad
When my son was born 2 1/2 years ago, many well-meaning family members questioned my ability to homeschool a five year old and take care of a newborn baby.

Caterpillar Secrets - by Sue Smith Heavenrich
Like most scientific investigations, our studies of caterpillar behavior began with a simple question: How much can a single caterpillar eat?

Lessons by the Gulf - by Paula Dundore
When we started our homeschool study in Oceanography I knew a trip to the beach was clearly in order. Lucky for us, we only had to drive across the street to get to the Gulf of Mexico.

Waiting for Rescue - by Bonnie Silva
I pondered what the Balkan child may have asked of her mother. "Mama, is someone coming for us? How long will we be here? Will anyone be giving us dinner? Where will we sleep?"

Golden Rule Days - by Paul Demers
Our house in Canada had been rented; we had purchased a used car for our travels; we had arranged our accommodation in Europe; and, of course, schooling was going to take care of itself.

Blondins' Assignment America - by Mark Blondin
What do you get when you put a family of five, a 34-foot motorhome, computer technology, the family dog, and the roads of America together for nine months?

On the Road to Education - by Susan Martin
It was a September evening, about one whole hour into our cross-country road trip and already two-year-old Elizabeth wanted to go back home.

How a List Can Become...Adventure - by M Roth
By looking into the lives of great women and men, we hope to give our children models for their own lives: models who have shown compassion for their fellow human beings, models who have stood up for what they believe in, often against great opposition.

Bad Homeschooling Days - by Charlotte C Monte
"Bad Homeschooling Days," like bad hair days, can and do afflict many homeschoolers at some point, as I've ascertained by doing a research project called interviewing my friends at park days.


Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
HSLDA Study: Embarrassing and Dangerous
In light of the serious problems with the (Rudner) study and the ways in which it undermines homeschooling freedoms (both of which are discussed here), one would assume that it was created and conducted by critics or opponents of homeschooling. A review of the history of the study shows HSLDA was responsible for it.

Homeschooling Books - by Lillian Jones
Living Joyfully With Children
Review of Living Joyfully With Children, by Win and Bill Sweet

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
The Renaissance
Resources include The Renaissance, physics, history, Latin, math, money and more.

So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
Reviews of Leonardo da Vinci for Kids, Rushmore, Books to Remember, Drama School

Notes from a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
Taking Stock
In between the songs and the silliness of this age, in between the games and the pretend and the Legos, there are astounding passages into adult life and adult comprehension.

Homeschooler In College - by Peter Kowalke
But What About Socialization? The College Test
I'm no dullard, homeschooling hasn't blindsided me with any deleterious effects (yet?), I'm halfway through my college experience and I don't have any problem making friends or acquaintances.

Older Kids - by Cafi Cohen
Do-It-Yourself Group Activities for Teenagers
Cafi shares resources and ideas for group activities for teenagers.

Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Unschoolers' Coming-Out Parties
What if new homeschoolers were welcomed to their new lives with elaborate parties and mounds of thooughtfully chosen gifts?

It's Only Natural - by Barbara Theisen
Experience The Wild Night Life on Bald Head Island
How would you like to go on a "turtle walk" and maybe see a loggerhead turtle laying eggs?

Sunny Side Up - by Shannon D Vale
Kids Rule
There are two elements in our homeschooling lives that I enjoy above all others. One is the breadth of life that we discover through child-led learning; The other is the opportunities that exist to try something new.

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