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Homeschoolers



A collection of articles to help homeschoolers thoughtfully setup and run their homeschools. Includes articles on homeschool laws, finding homeschool resources, materials, and supplies, choosing homeschool methods, and finding guidance for homeschool curriculum.

Homeschoolers Articles

Teaching Tips to Motivate Students
Whether a novice teacher, or an expert, motivational ideas can add spice to classroom instruction and help motivate students. This article offers teaching tips to motivate students desire to find knowledge and pursue their education.

How to Find Homeschool Laws
The first step to a successful homeschooling experience is to find the home school laws for the state in which you hope to home school. In this article, we review two ways to find homeschool laws for your state.

Homeschool Law Points of Interest
There are a few important areas you should investigate when researching homeschool laws. This article reviews  laws that homeschoolers must follow to meet state requirements in the areas of age, homeschool curriculum, assessment, and school year length.

Beginning the Search for Homeschool Curriculum
Beginning the search for homeschool curriculum may be a daunting task.This article provides information on searching for homeschooling curriculum resources and tips on where to find state curriculum resources for homeschoolers.

Creating Homeschool Lesson Plans
Creating homeschool lesson plans from a homeschool curriculum may require some thought. This article provides tips on how to create lesson plans for homeschooling that help meet your curricular goals, and a format for homeschool lesson plans.

Beginning the Search for a Homeschool Method
Beginning the search for a homeschool method requires thinking about both the curriculum and the children who are being homeschooled. Some homeschool methods can be used in a variety of circumstances, while other homeschool methods are specific. This article has tips on researching homeschooling methods.

Integrating Homeschooling and Other Schooling
Homeschooling can be enriched by integration with other types of schooling. This article provides information on combining homeschool with public school, private school, and higher education curricula through various means. 

Creating a Homeschool Area
Creating a homeschool area in your home can help create a better homeschooling experience. Homeschool curriculum and activities are important but so is creating the environment geared for education. Keep reading for tips on developing your homeschooling space.

A Checklist to Get Your Homeschool Started
Creating a checklist to get your homeschool started is a great idea. This article provides a checklist to help you cover the major elements of preparing to homeschool such as curriculum, homeschooling laws, methods, lesson plans, and more.

Keeping Homeschool Records
There are several types of homeschool records that homeschoolers may have to keep, each one having different requirements. This article covers many types of homeschooling record keeping including records required for your state and records that will be useful and/or necessary for secondary school or college applications.

Understanding Unschooling
This article will help you understand unschooling. What is the difference between unschooling and homeschooling? Statistic show over 2 million children K-12 are homeschooled in 2002-03. What is the future of unschooling?

Setting Up A Homeschool Schedule
A homeschool schedule is a must! Your schedule can help you meet homeschool legal requirements for class hours and school days. Get tips on how to set up a homeschooling schedule here as a step towards a successful homeschool experience.

Starting A Homeschool Support Group
Support groups can be important when you home school. Starting a homeschool support group? This article contains information on what to consider when creating a homeschooling support group that will suit your situation and needs.

Choosing a Homeschool Support Group
A homeschool support group may be useful to encourage and support you in homeschooling choices. You may want to consider criteria such as home school curriculum and the support group style before choosing a homeschool support group.

Extra Curricular Activities For Homeschoolers
Extracurricular activities may mean something different for homeschoolers than it does in a school setting. This article reviews types of extracurricular activities for homeschools including field trips, lessons, and homeschooling activities.

Homeschool Online
Homeschooling online is becoming more popular. There are many resources for online homeschool curriculum, and we've provided some guidelines for assessing online homeschooling sites, as well as a short list of valuable online homeschool resources.

Preparing for ACT
The ACT is a college admission and placement examination. This article provides tips about ways to prepare for the ACT exam.  It lists information about preparation techniques and the testing regimen, as well as training and tutoring opportunities.

Preparing for SAT
The SAT may refer to the SAT Reasoning Test, which covers critical reading, mathematics, and writing, or the SAT Subject Tests, offered in a variety of fields. This article will review what you need to prepare for the various SAT exams.

Pros of Homeschooling
There are many things to consider when deciding whether to homeschool. In this article we will review the pros of homeschooling. Another article will review the cons of homeschooling. Then you can decide if homeschooling is best for you.

Sex Education
How should sex education be handled? What should the content of sex education include? Should sex education be taught in school? What age should sex education be taught?  This article addresses these questions.

Advanced Placement Tests
Advanced Placement (AP) subjects are offered in most high schools, and the AP tests are therefore offered as well . This article reviews the AP test subjects, advanced placement test scoring, and the pros and cons of advanced placement exams/tests.

Homeschool Activities
Looking for homeschool activities? Keep your children excited about learning and education with activities that extend the curriculum. This article has great ideas for reading, math, and science activities for homeschoolers.

Learning Styles
There are many different learning styles. This article has information on auditory, visual, and tactile learners as well as the concept of multiple intelligences. Keep reading for more on learning styles.

Getting Started With Homeschool Curriculum
Getting started with homeschool curriculum can be challenging, but there are ways to make it easier. Wondering how to take the first steps in putting together a homeschool curriculum? This article will help you get started.

Find Scholarships
There are many types of scholarships available. Finding scholarships can be difficult, but this article will inform you about types of scholarships, how to look for scholarships, and places to look to find scholarships, making your search easier.

Christian Homeschool
Are you considering Christian homeschool? Want to know more about Christian homeschooling? This article has information on why people choose Christian homeschool curriculum, and the pros and cons of Christian homeschool.

Homeschool Art
Homeschool art can be a challenge. This article provides first steps in planning your homeschool art curriculum, including information on using the national standards in planning homeschool art curriculum. Keep reading for more homeschool art.

Homeschool History
This article covers steps for planning your homeschool history curriculum, national standards for homeschool history curriculum, homeschool history for K-4, homeschool history for grades 5-12, U.S. history eras, and world history eras.

Homeschool English
Here’s an article to provide guidance in getting started teaching English in your homeschool. The content referred to as English may also be referred to by names such as English/Language Arts, ELA, Reading, Literature, and Writing.

Homeschool Social Studies
This article provides information to help you start planning a homeschool social studies curriculum. Read on for tips on planning your homeschool social studies curriculum and using the national social studies standards to assist you.

Study Habits
It pretty much goes without saying that good study habits are important to success in high school and college. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to acquire. How do you develop good study habits? Read on for some hints.

Homeschool Preschool
Want to know more about creating a homeschool preschool experience? This article has information on homeschool preschool, the pros and cons of homeschool preschool, and tips on do-it-yourself preschool in your home.

Homeschool Supplies
Wondering how to get the most affordable homeschool supplies? This article will give you hints and tips to point you toward some of the best deals in homeschool supplies. Keep reading for great information on homeschool supplies.

Homeschool Worksheets
Homeschool worksheets can be a helpful tool. This article defines the different types of homeschool worksheets and offers you the pros and cons of using homeschool worksheets.

Kindergarten Reading
This article has information on the IRA/NCTE standards that apply to kindergarten reading.  Also included in the article are reading activities for kindergarten-age students, whether they attend public, private or home-based schools.

Motor Learning
Motor learning can be used to both acquire new skills and in rehabilitation. Student use motor learning in early grades as they learn to write and use scissors, for example, and throughout school in physical education classes. This article explains.

Earth Science and Natural Resources Science Projec
This article contains ideas for science projects about Earth Science and natural resources. Project ideas can be used for 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade students looking for an Earch Science project for a science fair.

Homeschool Kindergarten
Want to know more about homeschool kindergarten? This article has information on homeschool kindergarten curriculum, things to consider when starting a homeschool kindergarten, and the pros and cons of providing kindergarten in a homeschool setting.

UK Homeschool
The UK homeschool situation, often referred to as home education, is a bit different than it is in the United States. Keep reading to find out more about how the UK homeschool and the US homeschool situations compare.

Free Homeschool Curriculum
This article reviews the pros and cons of using a free homeschool curriculum, resources to help you find the best free homeschool curriculum, things to consider when choosing a free homeschool curriculum, and more...

Standardized Tests: Overview
In this standardized tests overview we will present the pros and cons of the ongoing standardized testing debate. Keep reading for information on different types of standardized tests and the debate about standardized tests.

Teaching Methods
There are many different teaching methods. Finding the teaching method you prefer can be difficult. This article describes several teaching method options. Keep reading for more information on teaching methods.

Cooperative Learning
This article defines and explains cooperative learning and provides information on how cooperative learning groups are formed, the pros and cons of cooperative learning, and tips on cooperative learning.

Collaborative Learning
Collaborative learning and cooperative learning are popular teaching methods. This article explains traditional types of collaborative learning styles, tips on collaborative learning in the classroom, and ways to use technology and collaborative learning.

Kindergarten History
This article discusses how history is taught in kindergarten. It explains the areas that are considered fundamental to the understanding of history, including time, place, culture, family, and stories. It also provides sources for teaching culture.

Direct Instruction
Direct instruction is one of many methods for educational instruction. In this article, you can learn more about what direct instruction is and the different types of direct instruction used in classroom instruction.

Declarative Learning
Declarative learning refers to what we know, as opposed to motor learning and procedural learning, which are about what we can do. This article discusses the importance of declarative learning, different ways of knowing things, and how declarative learning works. 

Homeschool Handwriting Curriculum
Handwriting is an important tool to teach in your homeschool curriculum. Although there are no national standards for handwriting, it is taught widely. This article explains the stages of learning handwriting and gives tips for fun handwriting activities in your homeschool.

Homeschool Health and Nutrition Curriculum
A homeschool health and nutrition curriculum is an essential part of any homeschool program. Find out what the national standards are for health and nutrition curriculum. Also, read some tips for teaching your kids about health and nutrition.

Homeschool Economics Curriculum
Homeschool economics curriculum is an important part of any homeschool curriculum. This article looks at national standards for economic curriculum as well as some practical approaches to teaching economics at home.

Classroom Management
This article about classroom management explains the breadth of the classroom management field. Read more to learn about supervising lessons, instructional settings, classroom relationships and behaviors, and some classroom management techniques.

Kindergarten Math
If you’re looking for ways to support your public or private school kindergartner in learning math, or formulating your own homeschool math curriculum, you’ll find useful information in this article. Read on to learn about all the different elements of kindergarten math.

Homeschool Bible Studies Curriculum
This article discusses different approaches to developing a curriculum for the study of the Bible. Many people choose to homeschool their children in order to teach them the Bible, but even homeschoolers who are not religious can benefit from Bible studies.

Homeschool Physical Education
This homeschool physical education article provides information concerning standards, opportunities, and supplies you will need for homeschool physical education. It also discusses homeschool physical education in the context of family life.

Kindergarten Curriculum
By reading this article about kindergarten curriculum, you can learn about what understandings and skills children are expected to learn through their kindergarten curriculum. It includes information about various sources for kindergarten curriculum standards, as well.

Homeschool Math
Maybe math was your favorite subject in school and maybe it wasn’t. However you feel about math, it’s important to have some familiarity in order to teach it to your child. Here’s an article to help you think about how to get started with homeschool math.

Homeschool Resources
Looking for homeschool resources? Here’s an article to help you through the maze so that you’ll spend more time getting the help you need from helpful homeschool resources--whether agencies, departments, or websites--and less time searching for information.

Home Education Program
The term "home education program" refers to the same practice of teaching children at home as the term "homeschool." Read this article for more information about home education, why parents choose home education, and different types of home education options.

Homeschool Science
In this homeschool science article, you can learn about how to find the national science standards. Get the basics on different areas of science including physical science, earth science, space science, and life science, as well as the history and nature of science and an understanding of science as inquiry.

Homeschool Foreign Language
Wondered how you could go about teaching foreign language in your homeschool? Read on for information to help you get started teaching homeschool foreign language. Learn about communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and more.

Homeschool Field Trips
This article explains the value of homeschool field trips. Looking for ideas for homeschool field trips? Look no further! This article helps you in your quest for interesting and educational journeys, both near and far.

Homeschool Reading
Homeschool reading is a very important part of any homeschool curriculum. Reading is essential in all aspects of life. Find ways to incorporate reading skills into your home school lessons and help your children learn to read well and love reading.

Homeschool Psychology
Homeschool Psychology may pose a particular problem in homeschooling because - unlike most other courses - its availability in high schools is recent and many parents who are homeschooling have never taken it themselves. This article suggests several options parents can follow in order for their child to obtain credit for Homeschool Psychology.

Homeschool Books
Finding homeschool books can present a challenge. Here are some hints and tips for getting your classroom stocked with the homeschool books you need for yourself and your students.

Homeschool Spelling
Homeschool spelling can be a very difficult subject to learn and to teach. Learn more about national standards for spelling here. This article also provides information that can help you create a spelling curriculum for your homeschool spelling class.

Homeschool Electives Curriculum
Electives are courses that students choose to take to suit their individual interests and goals. Most states require electives for high school and middle school students, and homeschooling parents can offer electives to younger children as well. This article explains how.

Homeschool Geography Curriculum
Geography - the study of the earth and its people - is usually an ongoing part of a student’s curriculum. This article will help parents who are trying to develop a homeschool geography curriculum.

Free Coloring Worksheets
Free coloring worksheets for kids are used in families and by educators.  Some people are greatly in favor of coloring pages for kids, while others are opposed. This article offers both sides as well as sources for free coloring pictures.

Homeschool Methods
Homeschoolers often look for an integrated method to guide their instruction. Such a method can make the presentation of curriculum easy and well-coordinated by guiding nearly every aspect of instruction. This article provides an overview of some major homeschool methods.

Montessori vs Waldorf
Montessori and Waldorf are two very popular private school for K-12. When comparing Montessori vs. Waldorf we found some interesting differences. Keep reading to learn about Montessori and Waldorf preschool, private school, and homeschool options.

How to Get Into College From Homeschool
Learning how to get into college from home school can help you target your child's educational goals starting when they are young to help them be able to get into the college of their dreams. Keep reading to learn how to get into college from home school.

How to Start a Homeschool Co-op
Learning how to start a homeschool co-op is a great way to establish a co-op in your area if there isn't one already. There are a few things you can keep in mind when learning how to start a homeschool co-op in your area including location, scheduling and how to attract other families and students.