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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

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

The Charlotte Mason Method

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

AP Courses At Home

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Gift of a Mentor

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Math

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Laptop Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 3

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

Teach Your Children to Work

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Classical Education

The Benefits of Debate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook