Homeschooling History

Back issues of Home Education Magazine are available individually or in annual sets for the last ten years, from 2000 through 2009, but further back in our 27 year publishing history the available issues start getting a little thinner, and some issues can no longer be ordered. Only single issues are available for 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996-1989, but there’s some wonderful reading in these old magazines, and the history of the homeschooling movement is recorded within their pages.

The publishers, columnists, and writers of Home Education Magazine have been on the cutting edge of homeschooling since 1984. HEM was the first bona fide magazine for homeschoolers; the first magazine which didn’t start out as a newsletter, but launched full-scale as a new kind of publication supporting homeschooling families and the homeschool movement. Reading through the back issues from the 1980’s and 1990’s is like opening a window to homeschooling’s past, and the perspective offered in the pages of these old magazines holds value even for today’s homeschooling families.

We’re featuring our annual HEM Back Issue Sale right now, and it’s a great time to stock up on some of the best homeschool reading to be found anywhere, written by the people who helped shape the homeschooling movement!

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