Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home

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Crown/Archetype, Aug 4, 2009 - Education - 480 pages
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For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending
Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free.
This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover:
·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators
·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school
·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology
·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers
·And much, much more!
"Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors
I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today


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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

This is a great resource for finding educational materials (as well as other helpful things for running homeschool) on the internet. As well, there is a good summary of ideas on finding a curriculum ... Read full review

Relaxed schoolers must have.

User Review  - Zenmom - Borders

This book is filled with resources on the internet to help the relaxed home-schooler. My oldest daughter has a very tough time sitting still for math book work. She will sit for anything but math ... Read full review

Contents

WHYWE HomíEscHool
1
HoMEschool HowTos
8
Teaching Tips
16
Motivators
22
Dealing with Difficulties
28
Assessment Testing
36
That Socialization Question
42
Email Lists
50
Statistics
214
ART Appreciation
218
History HIGHLIGHTs
243
American West
253
Modern American History
261
World History
267
Music Appreciation
274
Musicianship
281

ScoPE
56
Placement Testing
68
Worksheets
76
Field Trips
83
Preschool
90
Unschooling
101
Public School Partnering
110
LANGUAGE LITERACY
151
Grammar Usage and Punctuation
157
Literature
163
Spelling
174
Written Expression
180
AsTERY
186
Basic Math
192
Algebra
199
Computer Math
206
Social Studies Skills
287
HUMANrries HoMe
320
Drama
326
Public Speaking
333
13
340
HEALTH HANDBook
395
Drug Education
401
Mental Health
409
Physical Education
417
GRADUAtion GuidANCE
424
LifeSkills
430
College Prep
436
Curriculum Scope
445
Acknowledgment
451
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About the author (2009)

LauraMaery Gold writes a popular weekly Internet column for homeschoolers and operates one of the largest homeschooling lists on the Internet. She and her husband, Dan Post, are the homeschooling parents of seven, ranging in age from infant to adulthood. They are the authors of a number of books on technology, and religion, and business. After having lived all over the world, the family now resides in Kent, Washington, where she and Dan teach their children through an eclectic curriculum of free educational resources.
Joan M. Zielinski is the mother of four—one of whom is LauraMaery. A professional educator for nearly thirty years, Joan is a former Teacher of the Year for the Kent, Washington School District who recently retired to undertake volunteer work in literacy education. She and her husband, Stan, breed champion St.Bernards.


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