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What's in Practical Homeschooling #83?

FEATURES

  • Nominate your favorite homeschool products, to be voted on in the upcoming 2009 Reader Awards
  • Is the entire US middle class being outsourced? And what do our kids have to know in order to compete globally?
  • Homeschooler Bethany Hamilton is a dedicated surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. Find out how this champion used her loss to become an inspiration to others.
  • How to pick the best college (really specific advice)
  • How important is playtime?
  • How a homeschool mom got The College Board to accredit the AP course she designed for her children

COLUMNS

  • Mary Pride explains how to prevent your children from joining the "tubeoisee"
  • New columnist Don Aslett, the world's #1 cleaning expert, shares inside tips on how to get kids motivated to clean up their mess
  • Homeschool author Joyce McPherson shows how to turbocharge your spelling bee
  • 50 nature study tips, all on a budget, by Melissa Morgan, co-author of Homeschooling on a Shoestring
  • M.I.T. graduate (and Ph.D. mathematics candidate) Bill Pride unveils the sneaky success of high-school statistics courses
  • History expert Sam Blumenfeld sheds light on the American two-party political system
  • Homeschool author and speaker Shelley Noonan shares the joy of afternoon tea
  • Jeannette Webb, recipient of the Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award and expert at getting kids into top colleges, lays out her tips for pre-college standardized testing

NEWS

  • California's shocking move to prevent kids who take courses using Christian textbooks from attending state colleges
  • Ethics -- for today's high-school students, it's how low can you go
  • A public-school teacher who couldn't read, but taught for 17 years
  • Source for free national standards portfolio pages
  • What do parents REALLY want school to do more? Surprising answer!
  • National autism screenings -- our take
  • Competition for college entrance -- up or down?

SPOTLIGHT REVIEWS

  • The first ever online learning world for grades K-2
  • TruthQuest history guides

MORE REVIEWS

  • This book makes coin collecting cool AND organized
  • A book on how "cool stuff" works
  • Remember the old Landmark historical biographies? They're baaack... from this publisher
  • A book about great things to do outdoors with kids
  • A new book on old Roman culture
  • THE book for answering the question "What about socialization?"
  • Mary Pride reviews her favorite six college guides

SOFTWARE REVIEWS

  • A program with 160 interactive guitar lessons
  • This program guides your child through writing his or her own small book... which can be professionally printed for $9.99
  • The "basic" level of Math Blaster
  • Charlie Brown and the gang play ball

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  • Contests for subscribers
  • Readers' opinions on important subjects
  • Ads with special offers

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