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Google Sketchup

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Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup lets you create 3-D models of anything. You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they’ve made on the Google 3D Warehouse. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants...
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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

A Homeschool Curriculum for Pre-school and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones at BestHomeschooling.org is an excellent collection of links to educational and fun activities for helping young children learn. An excerpt: “Can anyone recommend a curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten?” This is a frequent question homeschooling bulletin boards and email lists. It’s a perfectly reasonable...
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WordXpress

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WordXpress

WordXpress is a unique educational software program and a high-speed vocabulary builder that will grow the vocabulary and dramatically improve writing skills. The unique features contained in the program, together with an amazing array of searchable reference dictionaries, provide a concentrated exposure to descriptive words – words you will not generally find in text...
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Taking Charge

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Taking Charge

Since 1992 the column Taking Charge Through Homeschooling, which appears in every issue of Home Education Magazine, has been covering topics of interest and importance to homeschooling families. Written by Larry and Susan Kaseman, who are homeschooling parents, grandparents, authors, and fierce advocates for homeschooling, the column offers in-depth analysis, informative commentary, and sensible...
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Nature Journaling

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Nature Journaling

Journals come in every flavor under the sun. They can be emotional sounding boards, idea notebooks, what-I-did-today-style diaries, reading records, travel logs, sketchbooks, or all of the above, all at once. They can also be used to bring you and your kids closer to the outdoors. “A field journal is essential to a scientist’s...
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Aesop’s Fables

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Aesop’s Fables

Created by John R. Long, this truly comprehensive, family-oriented archive contains hundreds of texts (and many images and RealAudio recordings) of a huge collection of Aesop’s Fables, indexed in table format, with the morals listed, and will appeal to anyone who appreciates the subtle humor, insight, and timeless wisdom of short tales such as...
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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, or FREE, makes it easy to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies, and new sites are added regularly. FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S....
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Archaeology Resources

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Archaeology Resources

Time Travel with a Teaspoon: Archaeology For Kids by Rebecca Rupp was featured in the September-October 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine. Rebecca opened the column by writing: Caleb, our youngest son, wants (just now) to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Accordingly, he reads everything he can find on archaeological topics, surfs...
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Learning Styles & Methods

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Learning Styles & Methods

Learning styles and methods in homeschooling is the subject of a new post at the American Homeschool Association site: When families begin homeschooling, they often start by exploring how children learn, and familiarizing themselves with the many different educational methods and the different learning styles of children. These articles and resources provide a wealth...
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Crafts for Learning

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Crafts for Learning

Award-winning author Kathy Ceceri’s Crafts for Learning activities are a fun and educational way to teach kids about discover science, math, history and art! Kathy writes: “Crafts-based lessons blend art and technology. They show how culture, language, environment, technology and trade influence the way people live. And they’re fun! “Crafts connect us to people...
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  • Living and Loving the Consensual Flow of Life, by Tracy Liebmann
      When I began my homeschooling journey in 2003 I had no idea how many doors would open, how many belief systems would be challenged and how my life would be changed forever! Yes, the initial reasons for choosing to homeschool changed along with our styles of homeschooling; yet, the greatest change was with my […]

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  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    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 to educate o

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  • Hands On Science Kits
    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 scient

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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 the s