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What's in Practical Homeschooling #72?

FEATURES

  • How to get started in homeschooling, by author and expert Mary Pride
  • What are homeschool grads up to? Be a "fly on the wall" at the first-ever Annual Homeschool Alumni Reunion
  • Write a novel? In a month? Teresa Schultz-Jones reveals the online event that can help you turn your whole family into super scribes.
  • Think your child may have ADD? Read this article for an easily-cured physical problem that is often mistaken for it.
  • A homeschool family from Pennsylvania, and a boy taught by a homeschool family in Aruba, both share their diaries

COLUMNS

  • What to say when someone asks, "Do you think your kids are too good to go to school with my kids?"
  • How to write an outstanding college application essay, by homeschool grad (and CalTech student) Austin Webb.
  • M.I.T. graduate Bill Pride reveals what's really important when you plan to teach high-school chemistry.
  • Preschool for pennies? You bet! By Melissa Morgan, co-author of Homeschooling on a Shoestring.
  • Education expert Sam Blumenfeld reveals the forgotten history of Veterans Day.
  • How to use the rules of argumentation to evaluate a writer's reasoning. The second part of a mini course in logic, from Canada Post Literacy Educator of the Year Michael Maloney.
  • Mary Biever shares the unexpected pleasures of homeschooling.

NEWS

  • A happy ending to the "flap" at Patrick Henry College
  • Free online quiz that helps you determine whether you'd do better on the SAT or ACT
  • Answers in Genesis' Research Paper Challenge. Your child could win a $50,000 scholarship!
  • Governor Arnold signs the wildest law yet, and why more California parents might be homeschooling
  • How the price of homeschool stacks up to the price of sundries for a college freshman
  • Baby sign language: fad or fabulous?
  • Free online quest
  • New group rate for SAT or ACT prep
  • Can your child really study while watching TV? And learn anything?
  • The market companies are targeting next -- babies

SPOTLIGHT REVIEW

  • Fogware's software learning system provides tutorials for tons of subjects for elementary, middle, and high school. Does it do a good job?

MORE REVIEWS

  • Story of Flight series covers more than you'd expect
  • Civil Air Patrol wants to help you teach aeronautical engineering to your K-12 homeschooled students . . . for free!
  • Video series explains how many large and small items are made
  • Learn how all sorts of things work with this other video/DVD series
  • A complete workbook of science fair project. Too good to be true . . . or not?
  • Award-winning expert's book on how to teach art
  • Take a field trip with your DVD player!
  • A course in godly obedience for kids
  • Grammar in Plain English
  • How to Teach so They Can Learn
  • A book about homeschooling your child with Asperger Syndrome
  • A book of reasoning mysteries
  • Card deck with fitness activities

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  • Letters from our readers
  • Contests for subscribers
  • Envelope Gallery of homeschooled kids' art
  • Our full-color Home Life Catalog
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