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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - How to HS: Titles D-G

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  • Day Tripping: Your Guide to Educational Family Adventures
    by Teri J. Brown
    ISBN: 189140041X
    Author Teri Brown is known for her innovative and fun ideas that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Through DAYTRIPPING, Teri takes us on the ride of our life, exploring the many ways families can bond and educate through exploration and adventure.

    Step-by-step you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts for field trips and how to plan them on your own or with a group. Handy field trip templates make the process quick and painless for even the novice adventurer!

    So what types of trip await your family? Here are some of the themes you’ll find inside….
    • Blasting Through the Past: Field Trips with a Historical Theme
    • Blue Skies, Grey Skies: Field Trips with a Meteorological Theme
    • Good Enough to Eat: Field Trips with a Culinary Theme
    • The Elephant and the Donkey: Field Trips with a Government Theme
    • Lovely, Lovely Literature: Field Trips with a Literary Theme
    • A Walk on the Wild Side: Field Trips with a Naturalist Theme
    • Growing a Green Thumb: Field Trips with a Botanical Theme
    • Talking, Typing and TV: Field Trips with a Communications Theme
    • Scribbles, Mud and Playacting: Field Trips with an Artistic Theme
    • Math Minders: Field Trips with a Mathematical Theme
    So what are you waiting for? The key to family creativity, fun, adventure, education and togetherness is in your hands. Open this book to begin your adventure today.
  • Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum : A Guide to Catholic Home Education
    Laura M. Berquist
    ISBN: 1883937043
    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.
  • Dr. Beechick's Homeschool Answer Book
    by Ruth Beechick
    ISBN: 0940319128
  • Duggars: 20 and Counting!, The: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How they Do It
    by Jim Bob Duggar (Author), Michelle Duggar (Author)
    ISBN: 141658563X
    The Duggars: 20 and Counting! is a behind-the-scenes look at the supersize family that fascinates millions of television viewers around the world. From Idaho to Istanbul, people want to know how Arkansas parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar efficiently and lovingly manage seventeen (soon to be eighteen) happy, homeschooled children without going into debt -- or losing their minds!

    Pre-order. Available December 2008.
  • Early Education at Home : A Curriculum Guide for Parents of Preschoolers and Kindergartners
    by Jean M. Soyke
    ISBN: 1884098150
  • Easy Homeschooling Companion: Exhortation, Encouragement and More Easy Ideas
    by Lorraine Curry
    ISBN: 0970996519
    In her second book, Lorraine Curry provides more easy ideas gleaned from historical education, reviews, the time-tested technique of recitation and from the Curry family diary. Easy Homeschooling Companion exhorts toward better parenting and provides encouragement for the ministry of homeschooling. This book is full of lists and tips, and includes extras such as Lorraine’s "Top 10 Homeschooling Book List" and Resources.
  • Easy Homeschooling Curriculum: Literature by Grade Level
    by Lorraine Curry
    ISBN: 0970996535
    This title is third in the series and is organized by and includes a simple course of study for each grade level. It also features over two hundred suggested titles, genres and topics in literature.
  • Easy Homeschooling Techniques
    by Lorraine Curry
    ISBN: 1553060482
    How to make sense of the methods, lay a good foundation, start up the easy way, plan for success, make order in your home, set goals you will meet, sail through high school, build a business, homeschool when employed, and do it all by abiding in the Vine! Instructions for phonics, drawing, organizing and cleaning, choosing literature, school planning, state studies, teaching the Bible, keeping high school credits, teaching homemaking, career planning and more! Extras: course of study, excerpts from vintage books, suggested books and booklists.
  • Easy Homeschooling Techniques (Secular Edition): The Real How-To Guide
    by Lorraine Curry
    ISBN: 0970996543
  • Educated Child, The: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade
    by William Bennett (Author), Chester Finn (Author), John Cribb (Author)
    ISBN: 0684872722
    William J. Bennett, that doyen of common sense who brought us The Book of Virtues, has returned to the topic of child rearing, delivering a massive canon on the education of young children. He joins fellow veterans of the U.S. Department of Education Chester E. Finn Jr. and John T.E. Cribb Jr. in offering a traditional, back-to-basics resource for parents. The Educated Child is a tome to page through and return to as the years go by, with chapters divided by subjects and grade levels. One of the most helpful aspects of the guide is its outline of what to expect--or demand, in some cases--in the K-8 essentials. The writers list book titles, historic dates, science topics, and other issues that should be covered, borrowing heavily from E.D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Series, the fact-specific book series that begins with What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know. But Bennett et al.'s take on education goes further, with the authors weighing in on such controversial topics as sex education, TV, the Internet, self-esteem, and school uniforms with statements that largely reflect their conservative reputations. They also stick to the insistence that Western culture be emphasized in American classrooms. In some cases, however, the three don't always agree--acknowledging diverging views on year-round education, for instance. Some of what they cover is basic, instinctive stuff: we don't need another guide telling us to talk to our children about their school day. But there's valuable advice, too, such as how to save your child from a bad teacher and what questions to ask in a parent-teacher conference. For parents puzzled or overwhelmed by what the authors refer to as "the blob" of the education bureaucracy, The Educated Child can be a helpful insiders' view from those who once governed the biggest blob of all. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
  • Educating Children at Home: How Children Learn at Home
    by Alan Thomas (Author), Harriet Pattison (Author)
    ISBN: 0826479995
    With increasing numbers of parents choosing to educate their children at home, an opportunity exists to explore education outside the school environment. Parents often discover that classroom approaches to teaching and learning do not easily translate into the home. As a result, some radically adjust their approach to educating their children, in some instances virtually abandoning any structured teaching or learning. Focusing on informal learning, this text examines in depth how children can acquire an education simply through everyday experiences. The text sets out to challenge fundamental assumptions about the nature of teaching and learning. Research has been drawn from a wide cross-section of parents from 100 home-educating families.
  • Educating the Wholehearted Child
    by Clay Clarkson, Sally Clarkson
    ISBN: 1888692006
    A handbook for Christian home education. A commonsense, disciple-based biblical approach to home schooling using real books and real life. Filled with Scriptures, anecdotes, insights, ideas, methods, lists and charts to make living and learning at home natural and enjoyable.
  • Educating Your Child at Home
    by Jane Lowe, Alan Thomas
    ISBN: 0826452272
  • Educating Your Gifted Child
    by Vicki Caruana
    ISBN: 1581343566
    Every child is a unique and precious treasure from God. And while each one has been given talents and strengths, some children are obviously more gifted academically. If you've been blessed with one or more gifted children, you know that this joy also raises plenty of questions and concerns. What will keep them challenged and best meet their needs? Will traditional schools suffocate or stimulate their gifts? Vicki Caruana is able to help you answer these questions and more, thanks to her strong ties in both the gifted education and homeschooling communities. She covers a wide range of topics in-depth, from the characteristics of and myths about gifted kids, to matching teaching and learning styles and handling family dynamics. With stories from her own experiences and those of other parents, advice from experts in the field, and extensive appendices on resources and support groups, she gives you a source of encouragement and guidance in making educational choices for gifted children from preschool-age on up.
  • Education, Entertainment and Learning in the Home
    by David Buckingham, Margaret Scanlon, Jane Eaikenn Hodge
    ISBN: 0335210074
    In recent years, the government has placed a growing emphasis on the need for parents to support their children's learning. Meanwhile, commercial corporations are increasingly targeting the educational aspirations of parents and children. New forms of educational media have emerged, which purport to 'make learning fun' by using devices drawn from popular culture. In the process, the boundaries between homes and schools, and between education and entertainment, are becoming more and more blurred.

    This book is based on an extensive research project investigating the developing market in educational materials designed for use in the home. It considers the characteristics of 'edutainment' in children's information books, pre-school magazines and CD-Roms. It discusses the economic forces at work in the production and marketing of these media, and the rhetoric of the sales pitches. Also, it considers how parents and children use them in the home.

    As learning itself increasingly becomes a commodity, this book addresses an issue of growing importance for parents, teachers and all those concerned with children's education.
  • Every Child Can Succeed: Making the Most of Your Child's Learning Style
    by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
    ISBN: 1561797081
    This enlightening source shows parents how to utilize a "learning styles" approach to help their kids live up to their potential and find success in life.
  • Everything Homeschooling Book, The
    by Sherri Linsenbach
    ISBN: 1580628680
    Are you worried about the education that your child is receiving? According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost two million students are being schooled at home—a number that increases about 15 perent a year. If you’re looking to join the ranks, The Everything® Homeschooling Book is the perfect handbook to help you take control of your child’s education, providing clear instructions on where to begin.

    From researching state and legal curriculum requirements to determining the type of homeschooling that works best for each individual child, The Everything® Homeschooling Book debunks the fears that many parents face when considering this option over public or private schools. Written by Sherri Linsenbach, president and founder of, this thorough book addresses important issues such as socialization and child development—both major concerns if you’re a homeschooling parent.
  • Family Matters : Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
    by David Guterson
    ISBN: 0156300001
    The chilly, wet air of Bainbridge Island, Washington, practically gusts out of this book, written with such descriptive flair that it effortlessly whisks readers into the life of David Guterson, a homeschooler who despises the word and who fell into the practice by accident after he and his wife suffered anxiety attacks over sending their oldest son to school. Guterson is best known for Snow Falling on Cedars, the fictional bestseller he wrote three years after this honest examination of the ultimate in school alternatives. Before he became a prizewinning author, Guterson was a high school English teacher. It is this contradiction--schooling his own children at home, while teaching his neighbors' children in school--that Guterson tries to dissect and defend. He does so with the same fresh, poetic prose that distinguishes his fiction. Some of the characters may sound vaguely familiar. In one chapter, Guterson is forced to defend homeschooling when he moonlights with a gillnetter who believes the practice threatens democracy. Guterson's detailed account of that night--the fisherman's cadence of speech and body language, the misty isolation of the Pacific after dark--seems like a practice run for Snow Falling on Cedars. Still other chapters get downright erudite, with references to contemporary education books by such authors as Tracy Kidder, E.D. Hirsch Jr., and Jonathan Kozol, as well as citations of important research in the field. Guterson weaves these theories and facts into his own life to support his contention that all parents should have a wealth of choices when it comes to educating their children, and that school districts should foster and assist in these choices.

    As for Guterson's three sons, their days are described as rich, active, and simply fun, with trips to theaters, a sheep farm, a medieval fair, art galleries, science centers, and other hands-on experiences that ignite their passion for learning. Guterson claims he's not stumping for homeschooling and, true to his word, he devotes a chapter to his lawyer father's stance on the issue (he opposes keeping his grandsons out of school, but defends the rights of parents to do so). Still, the author makes a well-reasoned case for accepting parents as their children's chief educators. Even if you don't agree, you will enjoy getting to know Guterson and his clear-headed, lyrical look at life. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
  • Family Ties: Relationships, Socialization, and Home Schooling
    by Wyatt Gary
    ISBN: 0761839119
    Relying on a decade-long participant observation study, this book focuses on the salience of parent-child relationships for home schooling. Those experiences with traditional schools emerge as a major motive for home schooling. The quality of the relationships that develop between parents and children are the major predictor of a successful home schooling experience. Comparing the socialization between traditional schooling and home schools, Family Ties: Relationships, Socialization and Home Schooling investigates significant controversies in these two separate environments. Professor Gary Wyatt is able to represent a parent with both experiences and contends to dispel the typical home schooling critiques. The efforts of home schooling parents to negotiate favorable identities with others and the techniques used to manage the anxiety associated with this unconventional lifestyle are explored.
  • Field Guide to Home Schooling, A
    by Christine Moriarty Field
    ISBN: 0800756533
  • First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
    by Linda Dobson
    ISBN: 0761527885
    This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including:
    ·When, why, and how to get started
    ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations
    ·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels
    ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships
    ·And much, much more!
  • For the Children's Sake
    by Susan S. MacAulay
    ISBN: 1433506955
    Shows parents and teachers how children's learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life, giving them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.

    Every parent and teacher wants to give his or her children the best education possible. We hope that the education we provide is a joyful adventure, a celebration of life, and preparation for living. But sadly, most education today falls short of this goal.

    For the Children's Sake is a book about what education can be, based on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human-to be a child, a parent, a teacher-and on the Christian meaning of life. The central ideas have been proven over many years and in almost every kind of educational situation, including ideas that Susan and Ranald Macaulay have implemented in their own family and school experience.

    For the Children's Sake will benefit parents and teachers in any educational setting-homeschooling, public school, or private school. This new edition features an updated cover design.
  • For the Love of Learning
    by Jenny Sockey
    ISBN: 1591601215
    From the Back Cover
    After more than twenty years Homeschooling my children and other people's children, I am a passionate believer in the combined Charlotte Mason-Classical Education approach to education. I have four grown Children and five grandchildren with number six on the way. I started a used homeschool book store in 1990 that grew so much that it became the oldest and the largest one in the country. I have discussed every method of Homeschooling imaginable with thousands of people nationwide and I am adamant that this is the best method out there. It will develop a natural "love of Learning" that the children will thrive on.

    I give you a synopsis of both Charlotte Mason and Classical Education and then proceed to show you the similarities and differences and how they can be lovingly combined to give the children a "Love of Learning" that will never end. I also give you a book list and resources by subject that are not typically found in other lists for your information and use. Anyone who wants to nurture and develop their child's natural "love of Learning" will benefit from this book.
  • Fundamentals of Homeschooling: Notes on Successful Family Living
    by Ann Lahrson-Fisher
    ISBN: 0964081369
    Ann Lahrson-Fisher has written an extensive exploration of how children learn naturally in families through play, conversation, family togetherness, and the process of growing up. This book is a refreshing look at the how-to and why-to of homeschooling, including academic, social, learning style, and family life issues, plus a bonus of many practical resources and tips. It is a comprehensive volume - 45 chapters, 4 appendixes, many resource lists - that will save parents time and money by focusing attention on how children learn in families.
  • Future of Home Schooling : A New Direction for Christian Home Education, The
    by Michael Farris
    ISBN: 0895267004
    A home schooling expert shows parents how to decide if the affordable and top quality education is right for their family.
  • Games for Learning: Ten Minutes a Day to Help Your Child Do Well in School-From Kindergarten to Third Grade
    by Peggy Kaye
    ISBN: 0374522863
    In Games for Learning, Peggy Kaye, renowned teacher and author, gives parents more than seventy original, entertaining, and slyly educational ways to help their children master crucial learning skills - in just ten minutes a day. The games cover all the important areas of the school curriculum from kindergarten to third grade: reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, logical thinking, even science, history, and geography. There's fun here for both parent and child alike--plus skills that will lead to success in school and enhance any youngster's self-esteem.
  • Gifted Education Comes Home : A Case for
    by Lisa Rivero, Maurice Fisher
    ISBN: 0910609403
  • Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School
    by Grace Llewellyn, Amy Silver
    ISBN: 0471349607
    An empowering guide for parents who are concerned about their children's education but want to work within the school system Is your child falling behind in school? Working too hard at homework? Does he or she seem uncaring or distracted when asked to learn in the traditional way? In this book, parents discover the practical and inspirational tools they need to ensure that their children love learning and become truly educated. A parenting expert and an education expert empower parents with specific advice that goes beyond rote memorization and standard school practice so that they raise thinking, creative people who are full of joy. Whether parents want to homeschool or simply supplement their child's traditional school, Guerrilla Learning will help them instill a lifelong love of learning in every child. Grace Llewellyn (Eugene, OR) is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling. Amy Silver (Rileyville, VA) teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.
  • Guidance Manual for the Christian Home School, The
    by David Callihan, Laurie Callihan
    ISBN: 1564144526
    Here at last is the Christian home-school family's comprehensive manual to preparing for life after home schooling. The home school equivalent of a traditional school's guidance counselor, the book gives home schooling parents the information they need to successfully mentor their children in grades 7 through 12 toward adulthood.
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