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View the newest version of the Big Book series, Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Homeschooling!
Here are your homeschooling answers! Bigger and better than ever before, the three volumes of The Big Book of Home Learning, Fourth Edition include the very latest in homeschool product reviews and how-tos - all from the people who bring you Practical Homeschooling!

Volume 1: Getting Started includes:

  • The 12 steps to homeschool success
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Our detailed "Curriculum Buyer's Guide" to dozens of major homeschool publishers, organized by grade level (elementary school or high school), by religious preference, and by educational philosophy
  • Introduction to all major homeschool teaching methods
  • Help in discerning your own learning, teaching, and organizing styles
  • Help for homeschooling a challenged child or a gifted child
  • And much more!

Volume 2: Preschool & Elementary offers you:

  • Genuine, detailed reviews (not just reworked catalog descriptions) of over 1,000 of the best educational products for this age group, divided by academic subject
  • How to master each subject area, as well as traps to avoid
  • How to teach phonics: a six-step approach with detailed instructions
  • Plus two bonus appendixes: a Suggested Course of Study for Elementary Students and the United States Constitution, with commentary to help you teach it in your own home.
  • And lots more!

Volume 3: Junior High to College offers you:

  • Reviews of hundreds of the best and most helpful educational products for grades 7-12
  • What you need to know to get ready for college, including how to prepare for the PSAT/SAT 1/SAT II/ACT/AP/CLEP/GED tests, how to choose and apply to a college, how to apply for financial aid, and alternatives to college
  • Teaching tips galore, as well as traps to avoid
  • Self-tests on grammar and the U.S. Constitution
  • Plus six bonus appendixes: The Myth of the Teenager, Suggested Course of Study for Junior and Senior High, Suggested Classical Reading List, GED Requirements by State, High School Guidance Survey, and Graduation Requirements for college-bound and vocational students

  • What we learned from writing this book helped two of our children become National Merit Finalists with full college scholarships!

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