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Homeschools



A collection of articles on many aspects of homeschooling, including the areas to consider when setting up a homeschool - such as homeschool laws, choosing a methodology, finding resources, and setting up a homeschool area - as well as homeschool curriculum information to assist in planning instruction.

Homeschools Articles

Public School vs Home School
Public School or Home School, Which is Right for You? Our comparison of public school versus home school may help you decide the best option for your child. Keep reading to discover the pros and cons of public vs. home school.

Creating Extra Curricular Activities
There are a variety of ways to expand extracurricular activity opportunities at a private school. A good first step is to identify the kinds of extracurricular activities that are desired, and we provide some popular choices for you to consider. When you know what you want, our tips for get the extracurricular activities up and running can help.

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?

Homeschool Statistics
Homeschooling statistics are tracked by the US Department of Education. This article contains homeschool facts, information on homeschool statistics, percentages of students being homeschooled, and reasons for homeschooling.

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.

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.

Cons of Homeschooling
Homeschooling can be a rewarding experience for families. We recently reviewed the pros of homeschooling; this article details the cons of homeschooling. Consider both the pros and cons of homeschooling before deciding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advantages of Public Schools
When comparing homeschools, private schools, and public schools, it is important to look at the pros and cons of all of them. This article reviews the advantages of public schools compared to private schools or homeschools.

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...

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.

Against Homeschool
What are some of the arguments against homeschool instruction? This article looks at some of the “cons” in the arguments and explains the thinking behind them. Even if you're pro homeschools, it can be useful to see what others are thinking. Read on to learn more...

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.

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.

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.