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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
This essential homeschooling companion organizes, rates, and categorizes more than 500 of the best educational sites on the Internet. Includes guidelines for home educators, lesson plans online by subject, and complete curriculum plans.
Provide a solid education at home without breaking the bank.
Introduced in 2000, Homeschool Your Child for Free gave countless parents the plan and peace of mind to get their kids education on the right track. Now, authors LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski have revised and updated their popular guide, offering their expert homeschooling advice and information, plus new tools and resources to help you and your child succeed:
• Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, from preschool through high school
• Where to find free online courses; NEW!
• Ways to partner with public schools; NEW!
• Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators
• Keys to graduating a homeschooler; NEW!
• Developing personal finance management and life skills; NEW!
• Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers
• Career and vocational guidance; NEW!
• And so much more!
Comprehensive and clear, Homeschool Your Child for Free gives you access to free instructional material–from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens–to help build a strong foundation that will last into adulthood. You dont need to drain your bank account to guarantee a good education for your child. With a computer and the Internet, you have the largest library and laboratory right at your fingertips–all for free!
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
Foreword by Kristen Randle
1. Why We Homeschool
2. Homeschool How-To's
Dealing with Difficulties
That "Socialization" Question
3. Curriculum Core: Scope and Sequence
4. Education Essentials
Community Involvement and Public Service
Library and Media Skills
Logic and Critical Thinking
Values, Standards, and Ethics
5. Language Literacy
Etymology and Linguistics
Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
6. Mathematics Mastery
7. Art Appreciation
Art History and Appreciation
Sculpture and Ceramics
8. History Highlights
Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance History
Modern American History
9. Music Marathon
10. Social Studies Skills
Anthropology and Sociology
11. Humanities Home
Dance and Performance Art
12. Science Scholarship
Archaeology and Paleontology
13. Health Handbook
Safety and First Aid
14. Graduation Guidance
Appendix: Curriculum: Scope and Sequence Recommendations
About the Authors