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Destination Imagination

A Reader sent this description of Destination Imagination and I thought it might be of interest to many of you: WHAT IS DESTINATION IMAGINATION? Destination ImagiNation is the world’s largest non-profit, volunteer-driven organization devoted to helping kids gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining and mind-boggling challenges. DI is a community-based program that enhances...
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Private Art

Private Art is a delightful collection of WWII Letters To and From The Home Front. Private Art
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CHEM4KIDS offers basic chemistry information for everyone. They offer information on the periodic table, reactions, biochemistry, atoms, matter, elements and more. Check out all their resources at their site map here.
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More Learning Methods and Styles Resources

If HEM Takes a Closer Look at Learning Methods and Styles has sparked an interest, you might consider exploring a few of these favorite resources from HEM’s Guide to Resources. *** Homeschool Methods When we first started out homeschooling, we explored a variety of educational methods that might work for us. Before you explore...
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The Unschooling Unmanual

School is out. Unschool is in! Our newest booklet, The Unschooling Unmanual, by Nanda Van Gestel, Rue Kream, Mary Van Doren and Jan Hunt, will be published this fall. Through engaging personal stories, examples, and essays, the writers offer inspiration and encouragement for experienced and prospective unschoolers alike. Read an excerpt by clicking here....
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Calm and Compassionate Children by Susan Usha Dermond

Ten Speed Press recently sent along a press release on Susan Usha Dermond’s Calm and Compassionate Children, A Handbook. After reading the press release, I thought others might find it interesting as well. The summary from the Ten Speed Presss Website states: “Building on such inherent qualities as openheartedness and trust, parents and teachers...
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DIY Preschool

DIY is a website which offers activity ideas, tips, and resources for parents who want an alternative to structured schooling for their young children. From the site: You don’t need a curriculum. You don’t need special training. And you certainly don’t need flash cards, special software, or any of the dopey rote-learning toys that...
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The Eiffel Tower

The Official site of the Eiffel Tower offers: A virtual tour A panoramic tour or the tower itself A panaromic view of Paris from the tower Games News Practical Information The Structure of the Tower and its Evolution Visit them here:
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Free Bridge to Terabithia Study Guide to Accompany Opening of the Film

Based on the popular Newbery Award-winning novel, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination from the producers of “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.” Jess Aarons (JOSH HUTCHERSON) is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Jess has...
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Announcements from Omnigraphics: The Vietnam War –New Volume in Defining Moments Series on American History– from the webiste: The Vietnam War provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the era, as well as the principal figures involved in this pivotal event in U.S. history. The preparation and arrangement of this volume—and all other books...
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  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]


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    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

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    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

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  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? 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 […]