Table of Contents HEM March-April 2003
Hamsters and History - by Charlotte Dugan
Charlotte Dugan turns training a cat turns into a history lesson on Josef Stalin.
The ABC's Of Unschooling - by Mary Gold
How do you fill the hole that's left when you throw out the curriculum? Mary Gold takes us back the ABCs of unschooling.
A Room of His Own - by Lillian Haas
What happens when Lillian Haas turns four-year-old Ben loose with cans of paint and a white-walled room? The opening of an art gallery and a new outlook on homeschooling.
Unschooling and the Art of Running - by Ren Allen
Ren realizes unschooling permeates every facet of her life, including her morning run.
Why Not Sleep In? - by Rue Kream
Rue Kream's family doesn't unschool just so they can sleep late, but since it has given them lives so full and joyful, why not sleep in?
Hosting a Japanese Student - by Nicole M Moore
To satisfy her obsession with Japan, Nicole Moore's family hosted a Japanese student one summer and discovered a life-long friendship.
Self-taught and Teaching - by Joanne Yeck
Joanne's daughter started with an anime movie and ended up teaching Japanese to her college peers. Where will it lead her next?
Winter Homeschool in Mexico - by Karen Kirkwood
Winter homeschooling in Mexico is an adventure for Karen Kirkwood's family.
The First Four Weeks - by Jody Mace
When Jody Mace and her family moved to England, she didn't realize she had more to learn than her kids--especially about conkers!
The Eclectic Heretic Homeschooler - by Lisa Donnelly
Homeschooling is all about meeting children's individual educational needs, but Lisa Donnelly shows it's not just about the kids; the educational methods have to fit the parents, too.
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Which Way is the Wind Blowing?
We need to consider how we react to the media, while maintaining our grass-roots connections. Also, a look at the necessity of spelling drills.
Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Preschool Experience?, What Makes Us Different?
Examining whether or not to include preschool in your child's life, and what makes homeschooling parents different from others.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Use 'Em or Lose 'Em: Maintaining Reasonable Homeschooling Laws
This column discusses how to prepare and respond to challenges to our homeschooling freedoms that appear to be looming on the horizon.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
A wealth of resources for butterfly fans, plus new games and recordings.
Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Homeschooling and the Search for Self
Reviews of books exploring self-discovery, "Free Range" education, and a look at how the other side sees us.
My Word! - by David H. Albert
Learning languages -- or anything else -- requires motivation ... from within.
On the Web - by Ann Zeise
Googling for Homeschooling Resources
Tips on harnessing the power of the best search engine available.
Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Sandra talks about the myriad of ways 'geography' is learned outside of schoolish conventions.
Pub Notes - by Helen Hegener
Helen muses about the goals, journey, purpose and hopes for homeschooling.
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Time for Another Baby to Learn
The wonder and delight of meeting twin granddaughters, and observing their older sister introduce them to homeschooling.