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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

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Start a Nature Notebook

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Myth of the Teenager

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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Bears in the House

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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

Critical Thinking and Logic

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Classical Education

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The History of Public Education

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