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Lydia Guy Burchett

Lydia Guy Burchett


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Lydia Guy Burchett is a 90-year-old mother of six, grandmother of 21, and great-grandmother of 30-plus (still counting). At age 80 she became legally blind, so taught herself to type. She has also written Growing up in the Early Twentieth Century, an autobiography from birth to marriage. She lives with her husband of 67 years on their farm near Dowling, MI. You can contact her at 9145 Bird Rd., Dowling, MI 49050.


Homeschooling Articles by Lydia Guy Burchett

One Room Schoolhouse How did one woman teach up to 72 children at once?

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

Laptop Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Debate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

The History of Public Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Math

Classical Education

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

University Model Schools

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 3

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers