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Book Image 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
by Cathy Duffy
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The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success.

In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective.

Book Image Books to Build On: A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
by E. D., Jr Hirsch, John Holdren.

The hugely successful Core Knowledge Series has told the parents of first- through sixth-graders what they need to know. Now this essential companion volume helps those parents finds the books and other resources that will allow their children to learn even more about their favorite subjects. BDD online feature.

Book Image Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual Elementary Grades
by Cathy Duffy

This is the premiere guide for choosing homeschool curriculum. For beginners or veterans, Cathy helps you wade through the curriculum jungle so you can choose whats right for each of your children. It's packed with over 500 pages of reviews of hundreds of books, games, videos, computer programs, parent helps, and much, much more. For all subjects grades K-6.

Book Image Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual Junior/Senior High
by Cathy Duffy

The fifth edition of the Junior/Senior High volume of Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual is bigger and better than ever. Over 500 pages packed with reviews and recommendations show home educators how to teach their teens at home for grades 7-12. Reading through the Curriculum Manual is like having your own personal curriculum counseling session. Cathy Duffy walks parents through the process, hitting each of the major questions to be considered so that parents can work with their teens to create a program personally tailored to suit each learner.

Book Image Complete Guide to Home Schooling, The
by John Perry, Kathy Perry, John Mike

Quickly becoming the choice of more and more American families, home schooling a child can be a daunting and exhausting task. When John and Kathy Perry decided to withdraw their sons from public school and teach them at home, they found much information decrying the state of education but little on how to develop a program to ensure academic success. The Complete Guide to Home Schooling presents step-by-step instructions for tailoring a curriculum to the individual, integrating academic home schooling with public school extracurricular opportunities, maintaining family energy and peace, and developing diverse community-based enrichment studies.

Book Image Curriculum Yellow Pages, The
by Dborah Taylor Hough, Leanne Ely, Penny E. Stone, Brook Noel, Deborah Taylor-Hough
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Tired of paying hundreds of dollars for curriculum that goes unused or you find frustrating after a few short months? Is your budget tight, and you need creative solutions for learning programs? Are you looking for a way to find materials that fit your plans, instead of fitting your educational plans to existing materials? Then we have created the ultimate resource that you won't want to be without! Four authors scoured the Internet to find 501 places that have unit studies, lesson plans, printable, interactive areas, worksheets, free software and more waiting for you.

Each site was reviewed by at least two people to make sure it met our standards for comprehensive information, ease of use and graphic appeal. They were then categorized by grade level and subject. No more digging through educational mega-sites in search of nuggets of gold—we have done the digging for you! Simply look up the topic, choose a grade level and click! There are over 300 topics ranging from Phonics, to Aviation, from Ancient Greece to Designing a Cartoon Strip, from Self-Esteem to Rainbows—you name it, it's probably here!

Book Image Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum : A Guide to Catholic Home Education
Laura M. Berquist

Home educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect. Her approach, covering grades K - 12, is detailed and practical, and it is adaptable by parents and teachers to any situation.

Book Image Early Education at Home : A Curriculum Guide for Parents of Preschoolers and Kindergartners
by Jean M. Soyke

Book Image Home School Manual 7th Edition, The
by Theodore Wade Jr.
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If you want to sharpen your home teaching skills in particular subjects or methods, find a support group or teaching materials, or if you you simply want to decide intelligently for or against home schooling, this book is for you. You will find it practical and easy to read. By Theodore E. Wade, Jr., Ph.D. plus 44 other experts. 62 chapters, 26 resource sections and 17 forms to copy.

Book Image Home School Organizer, The
by Greg Harris

This high-quality, three-ring binder has all the forms you need to organize and keep track of the details of you home school. It will save you countless hours in lesson planning and record keeping. In fact, The Home School Organizer is integrated so that you never have to write anything more than once. No more transferring information from one form to another. Forms include a Repeating Weekly Schedule, Weekly Lesson Plans, Grades & Attendance by Subjuct, Health Records, Daily Checklist, Reading List, Support Group Records, and much more. What's more, The Home School Organizer meets the record keeping requirements in every state.

Book Image How to Create Your Own Unit Study
by Valerie Bendt

Book Image How to Write a Low-Cost/No-Cost Curriculum for Your Home-School Child
Borg Hendrickson

Book Image Losing Our Language: How Multiculturalism Undermines Our Children's Ability to Read, Write and Reason
by Sandra Stotsky
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Why do American students' reading and writing test scores continue to decline? Why does the achievement gap continue to grow between minority and other students? Poor teacher training, large class size, small budgets and other such answers have been proposed for these vexing questions. But Sandra Stotsky argues that it is the incorporation of a multicultural agenda into basal readers, the primary tool for teaching reading in elementary schools, that has stunted our children's ability to read.

In "Losing Our Language," Stotsky shows how basal readers have been systematically "dumbed down" in an effort to raise minority students' "self esteem." While elementary readers of the past featured excerpts from classic stories such as "Arabian Nights" and "Robinson Crusoe," with a complex vocabulary and sentence structure able to challenge the imagination and build reading skills, today's basal readers present students with politically and ethnically correct stories whose language is virtually foreign and unable to engage students. Drawing words from Swahili, Spanglish and other trendy dialects to teach students with a shrinking English vocabularly is a symptom of this intellectual and cultural disorder.

Sandra Stotsky reminds us that how successfully we teach reading is no mere academic matter. Literacy--cultural and verbal--gives all students, but particularly those from poor or minority backgrounds, personal independence and achievement and the ability to participate fully in our civic life.

Book Image Sign Me Up! The Parents' Complete Guide to Sports, Activities, Music Lessons, Dance Classes, and Other Extracurriculars
by Stacy M. DeBroff Stacy DeBroff offers hope and help for parents with a child whose schedule resembles a Stanley Kaplan cram course. Sign Me Up offers a sane alternative, urging parents to use extracurricular activities to find a child’s "sweet spot--and unlock their true potential." Her first step is nailing parent peer pressure. As she explains,"the question what do you do for work? has been replaced by asking what activities does your child do?" DeBroff offers wise counsel for holding your ground and choosing activities to help your child develop and mature, rather than packaging them for college applications. She establishes a balance between the goals of activity (discipline, self-discovery) and the value of downtime (spontaneity, self-motivation). Her advice features quotes from parents and coaches, and focuses on the details of hundreds of family friendly choices including lacrosse, chess, ballet, archery, drumming, and cartooning. Each activity is explored in terms of time, cost, competition and fit with a child’s temperament and skills. Debroff also includes smart ideas about thorny issues such as how to be a spectator and what to do when your child wants to quit. This excellent book would have been strengthened with more details about volunteering and community activities outside of scouting. If after-school activity is about enriching maturity, DeBroff might encourage parents to sign up their children to help repair the world. --Barbara Mackoff

Book Image Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum, A
Mark C. Henrie
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College students today have tremendous freedom to choose the courses they will take. With such freedom, however, students face a pressing dilemma: How can they choose well? Which courses convey the core of an authentic liberal arts education, transmitting our civilizational inheritance, and which courses are merely passing fads? From the smorgasbord of electives available, how can students achieve a coherent understanding of their world and their place in history? In a series of penetrating essays, A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum explains the value of a traditional core of studies in Western civilization and then surveys eight courses available in most American universities which may be taken as electives to acquire such an education. This guide puts "the best" within reach of every student.

Book Image Teaching Children : A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade
Diane D. Lopez

An excellent educational approach which naturally integrates a Christian world view and Scriptural principles, Teaching Children draws on noted English educator Charlotte Mason and the Child-Light approach to learning. Child-Light puts children in touch with fine literature and teaches them through the use of "living books.".

Book Image Worn Out Woman, The : When Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty
by Dr. Steve Stephens, Alice Gray

For the growing number of women who want to drop out because they are stressed out, this easy read provides practical solutions. Women can immediately apply these tools and strategies for limiting commitments, identifying gifts, dealing with emotions, nurturing the spirit, burying anxieties, facing the past, celebrating accomplishments, developing a support network, and protecting dreams. The Worn-Out Woman will help the reader trade in a life of running on empty for a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. She will find and recapture her passion, finally realizing the great potential God gave her.

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