Posts Tagged ‘ Good Stuff ’

January-February 2011

January-February 2011

The Jan-Feb, 2011 issue of Home Education Magazine includes an Interview with author and HEM columnist Tamra Orr discusses writing, homeschooling, and how families can find their own approaches to living and learning together. Articles on sustaining homeschooling over the long haul, trying school, writing, reading, music lessons, and The Great American Road Trip...
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Learning with Libraries

Learning with Libraries

Of all possible homeschooling resources – after, of course, such pipe-dream unobtainables as unlimited time and money – next-best is a library card. Kids vary certainly, but there’s no doubt, as Neil Postman said, that a magnificent education can be obtained solely through reading; and even for the reading-resistant, the library has a lot...
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Engineering for Everybody

Engineering for Everybody

“…Engineering provides ‘academic glue’ by linking math and science to real-world experiences, encourages creativity by promoting innovation and problem-solving skills, and enhances team-building and communication.” Rebecca Rupp’s Engineering for Everybody, which ran in the Sept-Oct, 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine, is a delightful look at how homeschoolers can embrace engineering across the curriculum,...
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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Nothing can take the place of a real live field trip, but virtual field trips and expeditions come close. We have been able to observe all sorts of wildlife and visit places we never could have imagined previously. We’ve kept our browser open for hours listening for wildlife at sites such as National Geographic’s...
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To Dissect or Not to Dissect

To Dissect or Not to Dissect

My homeschool journals are stuffed with photographs. There are pictures of our three boys building toothpick bridges, inflating hot-air balloons, weaving Navajo-style headbands, making papier-mache Viking helmets, painting birdfeeders, planting beans, firing rockets, making clay models of the Parthenon, raising butterflies. And – a fat lump in the middle of Journal #3 – there’s...
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