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Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Amanda Freitag, homeschooled grades 7-12, received her writing degree from Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN) in May 2005. Two weeks later, she returned as Coordinator of Grants and Alumni & Parent Relations. She spends her spare time rescuing frogs from her dog, Henry, and freelancing as a magazine and grant writer.


Homeschooling Articles by Amanda Freitag

How to Teach Good Writing Without an English Degree Amanda breaks down what you need to know in order to teach college-ready writing skills.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Start a Nature Notebook

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teach Your Children to Work

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

The Benefits of Debate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

Classical Education

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Myth of the Teenager

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The History of Public Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Phonics the Montessori Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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