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What's in Practical Homeschooling #109?

FEATURES

  • Cure for the Common Core. 10 reasons why the new Common Core standards are just so wrong, and how to to stop it.
  • The 5 hottest new educational trends: how they will or won't change how we homeschool
  • “Flipping the Classroom.” The coolest new educational technique comes easily to homeschoolers.
  • “How I Taught My Kids to Lobby.” Citizenship is more than just voting. Here's how one homeschool mom got her kids politically involved.
  • More Top Questions New Homeschoolers Ask. Answers to your most commonly-asked questions!
  • Do friends and family ask you, “What about college?” Meet this homeschooled scholarship winner!
  • Join three Tennessee girls (and their mom and dad) for their homeschool day.
  • Nominations ballot for 2014 Practical Homeschooling i-Learn Awards

COLUMNS

  • Melissa Morgan shows you how to write your own preschool curriculum.
  • Dr. Kuni Beasley reveals where to get money for college.
  • Best-selling author Janice VanCleave teaches kids all about electromagnetic energy, with fun activities.
  • Our classical columnist, Dr. Bruce McMenomy, shares strategies for how to get the most out of literature.
  • World's greatest cleaning and decluttering expert Don Aslett invites you to visit his “Museum of Clean.” (Free ticket for 1 admission is in this issue!)
  • Education expert Sam Blumenfeld explains why kids NEED rote learning.
  • Anne Wegener sheds some light on how we can train our kids to be confident without becoming cocky.

NEWS

  • More on the movement towards “internationalizing” American education. You'll never guess which two countries are the prime movers!
  • New study shows that peer pressure forces kids to “like” music they actually don’t
  • New marketplace for tutorial videos on all sorts of subjects

SPOTLIGHT REVIEW

  • IEW's Primary Arts of Language: Writing
  • IEW's Primary Arts of Language: Reading

REVIEWS

  • How people handwrite all around the world
  • A fun way to learn music theory
  • A book of science unit studies
  • How to succeed at tests

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  • Contests for subscribers with awesome prizes!
  • Envelope Gallery of kids’ art
  • Ads with special offers

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