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HEM September-October/99

Table of Contents HEM September-October 1999


Helping Your Children Learn Academic Concepts Through Music - by Kerry Hart
"A number of years ago I overheard my wife tell her friends that we doomed our children to failure because she, a fiber artist, married a musician." The author's explanation of how music can be utilized to teach seemingly complex subjects.

Educating the "Off" Child - by Amy Hollingsworth
I just wanted her to be a "normal" four-year-old girl. But what I ended up with was an appreciation for her uniqueness and a determination to let her idiosyncracies be her gift, not her disability.

Passport to the World - by Sue Smith Heavenrich
My son is off exploring the world this year. Last month it was Asia; this month it's Africa.

Pathfinder Learning Center: Translating Homeschooling into Community Learning - by Neysa CM Jensen
We began brainstorming about a community center that would make homeschooling work for lots of people, especially some of our favorite and alienated students.

Living Among the Ancient Celts -- A New Way to Learn History - by Rebecca Gow
On a quiet, cool summer evening in western Washington, a small audience of various ages is gathered in a local library listening to the cheery and enthusiastic voice of a woman who appears to have a very strange sense of fashion.

Following the Road Signs of History - by Mark Weaver
Author, Mark Weaver, takes us along as he marvels at how easy of learning has been as he follows his passion for maps and history.

To the Edge and Back: A Look at Homeschool Burn Out - by Ann Lloyd
Frustrated and defeated, I drove frantically from school to school looking for an alternative educational solution. Without telling my husband, family, or friends, I investigated every public, private, Christian, Catholic, Montessori, and yes, even

1-800-Information - by Ann Wells
The great catalogs available are one of my most exciting discoveries. Many people don't realize these informative resources can be delivered to their homes for free. All catalogs contain book titles and prices, but many contain much more.

Interview With Cheryl Lindsey - by Helen Hegener
An interview with Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff, publisher of Gentle Spirit magazine, about her successful antitrust lawsuit against several members of the homeschooling community


Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Doing the Minimum to Comply With Homeschooling Laws and Other Good Ideas
Why homeschoolers should do the minimum to comply with homeschooling laws, why homeschoolers should not participate in public school programs

Newswatch - by Linda Dobson
Seelhoff vs. Welch: Special Report
Linda's Special Report on the antitrust trial of Seelhoff vs. Welch

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Book Clubs for Parents and Kids
Book clubs and other reading resources, reviews of assorted learning materials

Homeschooling Books - by Lillian Jones
Homeschooling The Early Years
Homeschooling The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8-Year-Old Child, by Linda Dobson

So Many Books - by Joan Torkildson
Reviews of Science School, They Saw the Future, Letter Writer Starter Set, Hey Kids! You're Cookin' Now!, What Do Illustrators Do?

Notes From a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
Seize the Day
Carpe deim. Seize the day. Perhaps this is one of the lessons of homeschooling. Take a chance. Let them take a chance.

Homeschooler In College - by Peter Kowalke
Rising Out of Hampshire
By going to college I was subtly devaluing my entire education up to that point and announcing that I had succeeded in spite of my educational background - that good unschooling couldn't match good schooling.

Early Years - by Linda Dobson
This column will focus on the tremendous joy available to families who decide that keeping young children home to learn - regardless of reason for starting - offers them time to know their children, share values, and experience a lifestyle that incorporates being a parent, teacher, friend, and fellow learner.

Older Kids - by Cafi Cohen
Cafi explains the intricacies of college admissions tests: the SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP, NMSQT, CLEP and all the rest.

Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Here is a seven year old asking in a very mature way for some information on something I knew nothing about until my late teens, and didn't understand until I was in my thirties.

It is Only Natural - by Barbara Theisen
Although we refer to these outings as berry picking, the picking of berries is only a part of the fun. These are dusty days, filled with warm sunshine and slow fluttering butterflies.

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