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Unschooling, what is it?

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Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the same with...
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Bryn Athyn College – How to get into college?

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Bryn Athyn College – How to get into college?

Great place for students schooled at home. It’s Not Just About You! A Bryn Athyn college education isn’t just about you. It’s about your potential to make an impact. Here, you’ll be encouraged to define your goals, discover your passions, and live your life with conviction. Our mission is to enhance students’ civil, moral,...
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From Across the Nation

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In the final section of this presentation of Homeschooling Freedoms At Risk we gather quotes, letters, and other communications that were originally included in the layout of the May-June 1991 issue of Home Education Magazine.
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Deschooling

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Deschooling

Deschooling is the word that describes the transition from school to a life of educating ourselves. It is usually the parents who need a helping hand in trusting their own children. That is because we have all been told that children need to be forced to learn, that school is the only place it...
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Glimpses into homeschool lives

Glimpses into homeschool lives

Over the years Home Education Magazine has consistently offered glimpses into the lives of homeschoolers via articles written by many and closer looks via one on one interviews. Here are a few of those interviews along with a few updated resources.
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Good Stuff – All Aboard and More!

Becky Rupp's Good Stuff Column has been a part of Home Education Magazine for many years. Her excellent finds over the years and those she will be including in the future are resources that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike. We have often used them as starting points for unit studies...
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History

There are so many ways that we learn about history on a daily basis. The radio, newspaper, television, Internet, friends, neighbors and family. Occasionally we even pick up a history text book, but most of the history we enjoy and remember has come from real life, real places and from biographies. My family has...
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Learning to write

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used. -Oliver Wendell Holmes Many new homeschool parents often ask when their child  will learn to write?   Just...
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Blogging

Blogging is a growing phenomena on the internet. Wikipedia describes a blog as follows: A blog (an abridgment of the term web log) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological...
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Graduation

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference. ~Arie Pencovici Graduation season is here and often families with children approaching their teens wonder how homeschool families address...
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