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HEM November-December/03

Table of Contents HEM November-December 2003


The Intrusive Project - by Kellye Just
Kellye Just tells an amusing story about a homeschool project that went "pop" in the night.

Not Just Nerds and Arsonists: Homeschooling in Children's Fiction - by Steven Engelfried
Steven Engelfried describes some of the growing number of children's books with that portray homeschooled characters--for better and for worse.

Spies, Subtitles and More Silly Ways to Learn to Read - by Catherine W Crawford
Catherine Walsh Crawford share some ways learning to read and write can happen in a way that doesn't look like reading lessons at all.

Reading and Perpetual Motion - by Kris Bordessa
Kris Bordessa struggles with a too-active reader until she realizes he's learning in his own way.

Emmet! You're Reading! - by Sundae Horn
Even the experts don't know exactly how a child learns to read, but kids like Sundae Horn's son Emmet successfully master the art anyway.

Meaningful Math - by Kelly Midkiff
Kelly Midkiff tells how she didn't pass on her fear of math to her children and shares a list of math books that helped.

In the Company of Books - by MF Sherman
MF Sherman didn't grow up in the company of books, but she's made up for it in her own family.

All About the Family: Using Genealogy to Teach History - by Dawn Witzke
Dawn Witzke gave up on history until her brother reminded her that their family history was the best place to start.

Supplying the Junior Scientist: A Homemade Chemistry Set for Young Children - by Karen Cole
Why buy a commercial chemistry set for your budding young scientist when Karen Cole can tell you how to put together your own?


Homescholing History -
Introduction to Instead of Education by Patrick Farenga


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
When Your Kid is the Leader of the Pack
Carol Narigon answers readers' questions about precocious leaders and record keeping.

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Chronic Illness and Couch Potatoes
Readers respond to questions from fellow homeschoolers; topics this month include homeschooling with health challenges, and taming the couch potatoe.

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Who Is Pat Lines and Why Is She Writing About Homeschooling?
This column will focus on "Homeschooling Comes of Age," an article by Patricia M. Lines.

Publisher's Notes - by Helen Hegener
Where Will That Leave Us?
Helen explores the various ways the school mandate is moving into our homes and private lives.

News & Commentary - by Ann Lahrson Fisher
National Legislation, College Admissions, Not Back to School
Ann reports on national legislation, college admissions, the homeschool coverage during the back-to-school season as well as criticism of homeschooling from professional educators.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Many Thanks
Resource reviews with a focus on gratitude and giving thanks, plus a smattering of board games.

Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Homeschooling for the Non-homeschooler
Elizabeth McCullough reviews Linda Dobson's new book, What the Rest of Us Can Learn from Homeschooling, plus resources for high-school homeschoolers who are building a resume.

My Word! - by David H. Albert
David Albert chronicles his adventures on the way to his operatic debut.

Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Balancing in the Middle Ground
Sandra explores how the idea of finding the ground between the extremes can help a family feel safe, connected, and healthy.

Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Homeschooling and the Holidays
Linda Dobson revisits her holiday writings from 1987, and discovers that her words ring just as true today as they did all those years ago.


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