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What's in Practical Homeschooling #86?


  • A homeschooler's guide to the recession -- from the homeschool dad who predicted it in a previous issue of Practical Homeschooling
  • Summer Camp Extravaganza -- how low-cost summer experiences can nurture an interest, upgrade a child's fitness, help preserve their spiritual heritage, increase their chances of college admission, and even help your family draw closer together.
  • A day in the life of a homeschooled "only child"


  • Homeschool dad Bill Pride explains how the bailouts are actually a wakeup call to start providing our children with a spiritual heritage
  • Best-selling science author Janice VanCleave explains what "algorithms" are and provides fun Easter activities
  • Don Aslett, the world's #1 cleaning expert, shares some powerful insights about "teachable moments"
  • Homeschool author Joyce McPherson tells us what it takes to put together a team to compete in the FIRST Lego League
  • Melissa Morgan, co-author of Homeschooling on a Shoestring, has dozens of great (mostly free) resources for teaching safety skills to your kids
  • History expert Sam Blumenfeld tells us what we can learn from George Washington's second term.
  • Mary Pride takes a trip back to the Fifties, when parents had less money but more time
  • Jeannette Webb, recipient of the Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award and expert at getting kids into top colleges, with expert advice on how to prepare a resume that will REALLY impress admissions officials


  • College restrictions on free speech -- getting better or worse?
  • A report card rates Christian ministries on their dedication to freedom of education
  • Why more kids homeschooling will help community colleges keep open
  • What ABOUT socialization? Do kids even make friends face to face any more?
  • What's the story on all those billions for empty school buildings?


  • A set of skinny math texts that help kids catch up and zoom ahead -- now with teaching DVDs
  • Can you learn to play piano with a keyboard and software? Our reviewer thinks your chances are better with this product than with its main competitor


  • New series for kids on lives of famous Americans
  • Which president was the "Apostle of Liberty"? This book tells all.
  • Heroes in Black History
  • Bone up on Easter traditions and songs -- book reveals the history behind the holiday
  • Puzzle your way around the world


  • Contests for subscribers
  • Readers' opinions on important subjects
  • Envelope Gallery of kids' art
  • Ads with special offers


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