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

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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 seenand 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 materialfrom reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teenscategorizes, 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 organizeall 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

Synopsis:

For parents who are considering homeschooling comes an invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material--from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens. It categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 educational resources on the Internet and beyond.

About the Author

LAURAMAERY GOLD writes a popular weekly online 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 and the authors of a number of books on technology, religion, and business. The family resides in Kent, Washington.

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, where she lives with her husband, Stan.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Kristen Randle

Introduction

1. Why We Homeschool

2. Homeschool How-To's

Internet Safety

Teaching Tips

Motivators

Dealing with Difficulties

Legal Issues

Assessment Testing

That "Socialization" Question

E-Mail Lists

The Boards

Support Groups

3. Curriculum Core: Scope and Sequence

Placement Testing

Lesson Plans

Worksheets

Unit Studies

Field Trips

Preschool

Special Education

Unschooling

4. Education Essentials

Community Involvement and Public Service

Library and Media Skills

Listening Skills

Logic and Critical Thinking

Reference Materials

Research Skills

Study Skills

Values, Standards, and Ethics

5. Language Literacy

Etymology and Linguistics

Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

Literature

Reading Skills

Public Speaking

Spelling

Vocabulary

Written Expression

6. Mathematics Mastery

Basic Math

Pre-Algebra

Algebra

Geometry

Computer Math

Trigonometry

Calculus

Statistics

7. Art Appreciation

Art History and Appreciation

Crafts

Design

Drawing

Painting

Sculpture and Ceramics

Visual Arts

8. History Highlights

American History

American West

Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance History

Family History

Modern American History

Religious Education

State History

World History

9. Music Marathon

Composition

Music Appreciation

Musicianship

Vocal Music

10. Social Studies Skills

Anthropology and Sociology

Civics

Current Events

Economics

Geography

Minority Education

Psychology

Social Issues

11. Humanities Home

Dance and Performance Art

Drama

Foreign Language

Journalism

Philosophy

12. Science Scholarship

Anatomy

Archaeology and Paleontology

Astronomy

Biology

Botany

Chemistry

Earth Science

Ecology

Physical Science

Scientists

Technology

Zoology

13. Health Handbook

Community Health

Drug Education

Human Development

Mental Health

Nutrition

Personal Health

Physical Education

Safety and First Aid

14. Graduation Guidance

Getting Ahead

College Search

College Testing

Financial Aid

College Admissions

Appendix: Curriculum: Scope and Sequence Recommendations

Index

About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307451637
Author:
Gold, Lauramaery
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Zielinski, Joan M.
Author:
LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski
Author:
Gold, LauraMaery
Subject:
Home Schooling
Subject:
Computer network resources
Subject:
Experimental Methods
Subject:
Internet in education - United States
Subject:
Home schooling -- United States.
Subject:
Education-Home Schooling
Subject:
education;non-fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.10x7.36x.96 in. 1.71 lbs.

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