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Teaching the Lessons of Pearl Harbor
Although I believe in teaching history in a chronological, orderly fashion, I also believe in "teachable moments." Important dates fall into this category. Pearl Harbor Day should not pass...
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Celebrating Black History Month
Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week (which became Black History Month in 1976). Here are some resources to educate...
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Christmas around the World
Many of us take a break from our traditional school day during the Christmas holidays, although education still continues. Our kids learn cooking and hospitality skills, take part in mercy...
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Educational Success for the New Year
A new year is upon us (already!). Although I love the idea of fresh starts, I must confess that January is one of the hardest months for me in which to home school. The cold, dreary weather is hard...
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
A Real Mom's Home School
I am a Real Mom, not the Martha Stewart of Home Schooling. Planning ahead and staying organized are not my strong suits. I will admit there have been times when I've had to run to Wal-mart for...
Monday, September 22, 2003
Ten Strategies for Successful Home Schooling
Are you a person who tries to teach everything? Do you worry that your child isn't studying the exact right material for their grade? In our zeal to be the best teachers we can be, we often put...
Monday, February 17, 2003
Diaries From the Desert
A year ago, our bright and talented son decided that he was tired of college and wanted to do something real for a change. So he joined the army. Well, JB has been in one year now and...
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Celebrating Armed Forces Day
"We cannot, in this day of exploding world competition on all fronts, be content to maintain the status quo. We must also realize that the preservation of our freedom in the years ahead may require...
Saturday, May 18, 2002
High School Internships and Apprenticeships
There are a great number of ways to creatively gain high school credit at home besides using a curriculum bought from a publisher. At this age, volunteer work, as well as paid employment, can be...
Friday, May 10, 2002
Guiding the Gifted Child
It appears to be more acceptable in our society to be athletically gifted, or musically gifted, or artistically gifted, or even socially gifted (leadership), than it is to be academically gifted....
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
A Peek Inside My History Co-op
So many people have asked me how my co-ops work that I am writing this article, albeit somewhat reluctantly. Why reluctantly? Because this is only one example of the thousands of ways in which a...
Friday, April 5, 2002
Home Schooling in High School for 'Ordinary' Parents
I don't think there is such thing as an "ordinary" home-schooling parent. But I know--from reading your e-mails--that many of you who eagerly embraced home schooling in the elementary years are...
Thursday, April 4, 2002
Raising Poised, Confident, and Productive Adults
Students who home school through the teenage years tend to be more focused on what they want to accomplish with their lives. Those with artistic natures find they have ample time to immerse...
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Educational Co-ops: The Inside Scoop
What are co-ops? Are they a dumping ground for moms too busy to teach their children, or are they a blessing to moms wanting innovative ideas and weekly interaction with others? What makes a...
Wednesday, February 27, 2002
The Benefits of Collaborative Learning
I've been involved in co-ops since my first day home schooling back in 1991. They take time and preparation. Sometimes they are inconvenient or downright aggravating. Why do I stick with them?...
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
The Diary of a New Recruit
Friday, October 19, 2001
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