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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - How to HS: Titles A-C

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  • 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
    by Cathy Duffy
    ISBN: 0805431381
    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.
  • ABC's of Homeschooling, The
    by Vicki Caruana
    ISBN: 1581342586
    One of a parent's greatest concerns is the education of their children. More moms and dads than ever are now considering homeschooling as an option. But how can they know if it's right for their kids? To help in that decision, a veteran home educator shares the basics parents need to know about homeschooling, addressing attitudes and assumptions commonly held, and blending in the stories of other families to show the various reasons why they chose that route. In doing so, she enables parents to make an informed decision and achieve the best possible educational experience for their children.
  • After Homeschool: Fifteen Homeschoolers Out in the Real World
    by Tamra B. Orr
    ISBN: 1931199302
    This personal look at the lives of 15 homeschoolers between the ages of 17 and 22 examines life after homeschool and offers insights into the effects of homeschooling as these students reenter the mainstream. Featured are interviews with young adults of varying backgrounds, along with their parents, who explain why they chose the homeschooling path, what homeschooling philosophy they followed, and what the future may hold. The result is a revealing glimpse into what this older generation of homeschoolers is like and how they may change the world in which they live.
  • And What About College? : How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities
    Cafi Cohen
    ISBN: 0913677116
    And What About College? How homeschooling leads to admissions to the best colleges and universities, Cafi Cohen.The newest edition, completely revised, updated and expanded for 2000-2001. 48 new pages added - same price as before!
  • Anyone Can Homeschool : How to Find What Works for You
    by Zan Peters Tyler, Terry Dorian
    ISBN: 1563840952
    A complete handbook that explores the philosophical and religious underpinnings of this movement. Demystifies the process of homeschooling and examines the choices and challenges home-educating parents face. Outlines the importance of biblical role modeling versus the harmful moral and social values children often learn in the school system.
  • Art Adventures at Home : A Curriculum Guide for Home Schools
    by Jean M. Soyke, Pattye Carlson
    ISBN: 9994024930
    Art Adventures at Home 1 is a complete art curriculum for children in grades K-2 (or older children without previous art experience). It introduces the fundamentals of art in over 100 step-by-step lessons (three years' worth of curriculum). These lessons are organized into five different units: drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and crafts.
  • Art of Education : Reclaiming Your Family Community and Self, The
    by Linda Dobson
    ISBN: 0913677140
  • Basic Steps to Successful Homeschooling, The
    by Vicki A. Brady
    ISBN: 1563841134
    Working on the premise that home education is a wise decision, Vicki Brady, an expert in the field, provides the reader with a practical, nuts-and-bolts approach to implementing a system of home education.
  • Beyond Survival : A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling
    Diana Waring.
    ISBN: 1883002370
    Wouldn't you love to sit down with an experienced homeschooling mom and pick her brain? Beyond Survival gives you the preparation and working plan for a successful homeschooling experience. With confidence and compassionate humor, Diana Waring leads you on a joy-filled educational journey.
  • Biblical Home Education, A: Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God's Word
    by Ruth Beechick
    ISBN: 0805444548
    An immensely respected leader in today's homeschool movement, Dr. Ruth Beechick encourages families to center all aspects of their children's learning on God's Word in A Biblical Home Education. Beechick begins by showing how the subjects of worldview, science, and history have been pulled apart from the Bible and how they can be sensibly reconnected. In the author's words, "Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, that anti-God teaching can lead only to foolishness." Also included are chapters on thinking, reading, writing and study skills, learning methods, curriculum tips, and extensive teaching helps.
  • Big Giant Decision...Homeschool, The!: Detailed Notes! Why We Did It! How You Can Do It!
    by Penni Renee Pierce
    ISBN: 097893430X
    The Big GIANT Decision addresses parents' greatest concern about homeschooling their children- their own ability to do it! The book also has a Resource Guide with over 400 listings-Books, Curricula, Internet Sites! This edition includes information on State Laws for homeschooling, homeschooling through high school and transitioning into college.
  • Books to Build On: A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
    by E. D., Jr Hirsch, John Holdren.
    ISBN: 0385316402
    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.
  • Building a Homeschool One Room At A Time: Teaching with Mary's Philosophy and Using Martha's Methodologies
    by Carrie De Francisco
    ISBN: 1432701266
    Whether you are a Mary or a Martha, you CAN homeschool!

    "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Psalm 127:1

    With a Mary heart, we can allow the Lord to be the Master Builder of our homes. And since He is the center of our homes, we can teach using Martha's methods knowing our labor will not be in vain. This book is not about the perfect curriculum, the best educational philosophy, or even how to teach like a master. It is about helping each of us, the Mary's and the Martha's, to use God's blueprint to organize our lives in such a way that we can develop a Mary philosophy using a Martha approach. The ideas in this book are to help you and me build a homeschool, one room at time, God's way.
  • Building a Homeschool: One Prayer at a Time: Praying Nehemiah's Words With Esther's Boldness
    by Carrie De Francisco
    ISBN: 1432743236
    "Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain". Building a Homeschool: One Prayer At A time focuses on this passage from Psalms. If the "walls" or fences of our homeschools are dilapidated, the gates is non functional or the watchmen (moms) are asleep, the walls can come crashing down. As homeschooling moms, we need to align our lives, our lessons, and our values with God's will for our families and to protect our homes in prayer. Otherwise, we stand in vain and our walls could come crumbling down. Each chapter in Building a Homeschool: One Room at a Time focuses on a chapter from the Book of Nehemiah with excerpts from Esther's life. Each chapter is structured as a devotional with lessons from God's Word and personal applications for your daily life. At the end of each chapter three sections are included: Nehemiah's Petitions, Esther's Plans and the Lord's Prayer. In the first section, prayers from Nehemiah are paraphrased and reworded for the homeschooling mom to pray while in the second section, bible study questions are included to be used as a personal bible study, during family devotions or with other homeschooling moms in a small bible study group. In the last section The Lord's Prayer is used to teach our children how to be men and women of action by teaching them how to have a vibrant prayer life.
  • California Homeschool Guide, The
    by California Homeschool Network (Editor), Karen Taylor (Editor)
    ISBN: 1552127125
    The California Homeschool Guide is the answer to what prospective and experienced California homeschoolers have been needing for years -- a comprehensive handbook that includes how to homeschool, legal options for California parents, inspiring advice from veteran homeschoolers, and extensive resources. The wisdom of many experienced homeschoolers was brought together into this guide to provide a resource that parents will be able to use for years as they go from new homeschooler to veteran.
  • Catholic Education: Homeward Bound: A Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling
    by Kimberly Hahn, Mary Hasson
    ISBN: 0898705665
    Two experienced home schooling moms present a very thorough, balanced and practical guide to both the merits of home education, as well as the important ideas, resources and curriculums to home school. Hahn and Hasson cover all aspects - statistics supporting home schooling's excellence, the nitty-gritty of lesson plans, and hundreds of ways to keep the fun in (and boredom out) of learning. Most importantly, they offer compelling advice and inspiration for parents as they undertake their child's religious, moral and intellectual formation.

    This is a reliable guide for Catholic parents who want to stay close to the heart of the church in the schooling of their children. The authors demonstrate that home schooling is not a fringe movement on the Church's periphery, but it is squarely based on Catholic teachings drawn from Sacred Scripture, natural law, and the writings of saints and popes. Readers will find the right combination of secular and sacred, theoretical and practical. Whether you are looking for advice and encouragement, language resources, aids for teaching multiplication or phonics - or the Ten Commandments - this book is sure to be a very functional tool.
  • Catholic Home Schooling : A Handbook for Parents
    by Mary Kay Clark
    ISBN: 0895554941
    In this historic first, the director of the accredited and highly successful Seton Home Study School shows parents why and how to teach their children at home, giving scores of practical examples and setting forth the spiritual, moral and academic advantages. The book includes chapters by several experts and covers Catholic curriculum, textbooks, Catholic family life, legal aspects, discipline, socialization, home management, using computers, children with learning disabilities, single-parent home schooling, the father's role, Catholic home schooling support groups, and much more. Also included are the addresses of all 50 state home schooling associations. Perfect for mothers who are considering home schooling - or who want to convince their husbands or relatives that home schooling is a good idea. Parents already know the problems in the schools (both public and Catholic). This book gives the solution! A tremendously encouraging, uplifting and practical handbook. Catholic home schooling may well be the salvation of our entire society.
  • Catholic Homeschool Companion
    by Maureen Wittmann (Editor), Rachel MacKson (Editor)
    ISBN: 1933184167
    Here’s your one-stop resource for information, insight, and inspiration about every aspect of educating your children at home — written by those who understand it best: homeschooling parents themselves!

    Would you like to teach science or phonics better? Introduce your child to Latin, piano, or great works of art? Try new classroom approaches that other parents find effective? In these pages, you’ll find helpful essays from more than forty veteran homeschooling parents to help you do all this and more. You’ll also find wise advice and practical tips to make you a better teacher and your homeschool more productive and enjoyable.
  • Catholic Homeschool Treasury, A
    by Rachel Mackson, Racheal Mackson, M. Wittman
    ISBN: 0898707250
  • Charlotte Mason Companion, A: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
    by Karen Andreola
    ISBN: 1889209023
    With warmth and humor, Karen weaves together her own stories of the joys and struggles of the educational life and Charlotte's high ideals and firmly-held principles. Her years of homeschooling "the Charlotte Mason way" are clear and compelling evidence that this method works!
  • Charlotte Mason Education, A: A How to Manual
    Catherine Levison
    ISBN: 1891400169
    The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of homeschooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will both inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children.
  • Charlotte Mason Study Guide
    by Penny Gardner
    ISBN: 1576360393
    The Charlotte Mason Study Guide is an introduction to Miss Mason's philosophy of education. It contains hundreds of excerpts from Charlotte Mason's six-volume set along with current writings on how to apply this philosophy in home schools and classrooms. This book stands on its own or may be used as a study guide to Charlotte Mason's series.
  • Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series-6 Vols.
    Charlotte Mason
    ISBN: 1889209007
    This is the complete works of the turn-of-the-century British educator, Charlotte Mason. The six-volume set includes over 2400 pages of the finest material ever written on education, child training and parenting. Recognized as the pioneer in home education and major school reforms, Charlotte Mason's practical methods are as revolutionary today as when they were first written.
  • Choosing & Using Curriculum: For Your Special Child
    by Joyce Herzog
    ISBN: 1882514181
  • Choosing Home: Deciding to Homeschool With Asperger's Syndrome
    by Martha Kennedy Hartnett, Stephen Shsore
    ISBN: 1843107635
    Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author's personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education.

    Choosing Home will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. Hartnett embraces those pertinent questions raised by parents: Will I be limiting my child's emotional and social development? How will I know if my teaching is good enough? What if I can't cope? These questions and many more are answered in this touching and insightful narrative. This is a book of hope and encouragement to all parents with an interest in homeschooling.
  • Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual Elementary Grades
    by Cathy Duffy
    ISBN: 0929320131
    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.
  • Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual Junior/Senior High
    by Cathy Duffy
    ISBN: 092932014X
    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.
  • Christian Home School, The
    Gregg Harris
    ISBN: 1568570252
    The Christian Home School is a classic, easy-to-read introduction that has led thousands of families into home schooling. Topics include why to home school, how to get started, answers to socialization questions, curriculum choices, and much more. The new 1995 edition includes up-to-date information and a new chapter on Delight Directed Study.
  • Christian Unschooling: Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ
    By Teri J Brown and Elissa M Wahl
    ISBN: 1891400223
    For too many years, the segment of homeschoolers that consider themselves "Christians" and "unschoolers" have been ignored. Many thought one couldn't be both a Christian and an unschooler. But Teri Brown with Elissa Wahl expose that not only to Christian Unschoolers exist, they are growing in numbers. Through Christian Unschooling: growing your children in the freedom of Christ, the authors support Christian unschoolers everywhere--letting them know they are not alone. For those Christian parents who are facing school-at-home burnout form a strict schedule, they offer another path to learning.

    Unschooling, child-led learning, free learning, interest based education, child-delighted learning--whatever you choose to call it, this book explains what unschooling is (and isn't) in easy-to-understand terms while holding your hand as you walk the unschooling pathway.

    Many essays of unschoolers are included--offering their viewpoints, "typical days", opinions on lessons and learning, how they are guided by the Lord and much more.

    Additionally, comprehensive information on starting an unschooling support group is included along with plenty of ideas to inspire you in the subjects of language arts, history, math, science and more.
  • Classical Education and the Home School
    by Douglas Wilson, Douglas Jones, Wes Callihan
    ISBN: 1885767854
  • Clint's Story: A Public Schoolteacher's Case for Homeschooling
    by John Evans (Author)
    ISBN: 144867980X
    Are you thinking about homeschooling your children? Do you already educate your children at home but want to do a better job? Have you wondered about common objections against homeschooling? This book is for you! "Clint's Story is an inspiring and practical book. It holds a unique place among other 'how to home school' works in that it is written by a former public schoolteacher originally skeptical about homeschooling until his own son struggled in public school. John Evans' writing style reflects the man: God-honoring, honest, and heartfelt. A 'must read' for beginning and veteran homeschoolers alike!" --Katy Jones, 20 year homeschool veteran and former substitute teacher for John Evans.
  • Complete Guide to Home Schooling, The
    by John Perry, Kathy Perry, John Mike
    ISBN: 0737304227
    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.
  • Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic, The
    by Rebecca Rupp
    ISBN: 0609801090
    This ambitious reference guide lives up to its name. Practically three inches thick--and we're not talking large print here--it's packed with titles, ordering information, and Web site addresses. From where to send away for a kit to make your own Chilean rain stick to how to order a set of Elizabethan costume paper dolls, the book connects families to a world of learning possibilities. Book titles, short synopses, authors' names, publishers, and years of print make up the bulk of the guide. Classics such as The Cat in the Hat and Curious George share billing with lesser-known titles like Stone Fox , the story of a legendary Indian dog-sled racer. Every entry appears with recommended ages and an icon that shows whether the item is a book, computer disc, or video; an outstretched palm denotes hands-on materials. Most of the resources seem to have been test-driven by the author and her three homeschooled sons. Rebecca Rupp, a former scientist who has been teaching her kids at home for more than 10 years, peppers the guide with anecdotes about her children's experiences in various subject areas, much of it drawn from the family's extensive journals. Along with books, magazines, and kits for reading, math, writing, science, and history, a considerable amount of space is given to computer and television resources, as well as "life skills," a broad category that includes everything from etiquette and carpentry to sewing and sex education. Like a Yellow Pages guide to knowledge, The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook belongs on the shelf of anyone looking for new ways to spark a child's imagination. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
  • Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children: A Resource Guide
    by Lisa Rivero
    ISBN: 0910707480
    Publication Date: April 2002
    For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing curriculum that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to their favorite chapters again and again.

    Features interviews and tips from many homeschool parents as well as long lists of resources.
    • Reasons to home-school
    • How gifted children learn
    • Positive changes for the family
    • "Big Ideas" thematic approach
    • Traditional and classical approaches
    • Curriculum resources
    • Record keeping
    • College planning
    • How to get started
    • Interviews with parents
  • More Charlotte Mason Education
    by Catherine Levison
    ISBN: 1891400177
    Book Description
    Thousands of home educators benefited from the practical ideas contained Catherine Levison's primer, A Charlotte Mason Education. Now Catherine takes an in-depth journey offering even more ideas for implementing the popular methods of Charlotte Mason into home schooling. In this concise and practical guide, Levison presents the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods as contained in her six-volume series. A perfect companion to her first book, More Charlotte Mason Education will continue to guide your family down an enjoyable and successful path of home schooling.
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