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Table of Contents HEM March-April 1990

Editorial - by Mark and Helen Hegener
An exploration of the tendency for children to watch the same movies over and over again, to read or request the same books, the same music - are there lessons in all this repetition?

In Our Experience - by Penny Barker
Homeschooling families share their experiences with competition.

How to Raise an Art Smart Child - by Boni Hamilton
Tips and ideas for instilling an appreciation for art in your children.

From Home School to College: Freshman Comp - by Craig Conley
Homeschooled Craig Conley explains how he found himself teaching freshman composition in college.

Confessions of a Conference Junkie - by Susan Evans
An experienced conference-goer shares her tips and secrets for attending and enjoying conferences.

Fun Writing - by Julie Nottage
Information on how your kids can start writing to foreign pen pals.

Have a WILD Day - by Diane Chodan
Project WILD is Wildlife in Learning Design, a program defined as a supplementary, interdisciplinary environmental education program that emphasizes wildlife.

Using Our National Parks - by Susan Dugan
Great opportunities for learning in our nation's national park system.

Physical Education for Home Schoolers - by Elaine Iwano
Developing a physical education program or gym class through your local community resources.

Perspectives - by Jane Williams
A discussion of issues in education.

Higher Education - by Judy Gelner
A look at letting go when your homeschooler leaves for college.

The Micro-Chip Teacher - by Mikell Billoki
Reviews of computer software games as a family pasttime.

Talk About Learning - by Earl Gary Stevens
Earl discovers that his state education officials have only been exposed to one type of homeschooling: "It would be better here and everywhere else if homeschoolers worked to support diversity among themselves and to gain political legitimacy for that diversity."

Reflections - by Kathleen Creech
Kathleen counsels a friend whose son shows signs of giftedness: "He really needs someplace where he can count in hexadecimal without being teased or put down."


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