The following books and databases can provide information you may find useful related to the topic of homeschooling. For more books, try out these links to the DCPL catalog: Home Schooling, Home Schooling - United States, Education - Parent Participation, Creative Activities and Seat Work, and Home Schooling - United States - Handbooks, Manuals, Etc.
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Having six out of ten kids go to college is no small feat on its own, but having six kids in college by the age of twelve--that's nothing short of incredible. Meet Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, high school sweethearts whose simple homeschooling method produced exactly those extraordinary results.
The Everything Homeschooling Book: All You Need To Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child
The author provides ideas and encouragement for exploring the homeschooling option, providing ideas to make the experience easy, affordable, and fun. Also available as an eBook.
Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World
When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start. But over the years, the land became so much more than a building site; it became the birthplace of their two sons, the main source of family income and food, and ultimately, both classroom and home for their children.
This book provides helpful information for caregivers considering the possibility of homeschooling, as well as an introduction to different homeschooling models, lesson plans and resources, and information for college-bound homeschoolers.
Packed with short and snappy lessons, Algebra in 15 Minutes a Day makes learning algebra easy. Fun facts help students build each lesson one step at a time, and valuable memory "hooks" and shortcuts help students retain what they are learning.
Author Lisa Rivero treats the subject in a sensitive, approachable, matter-of-fact manner that draws on a variety of sources.
Critics of homeschooling often argue that socialization is one of the primary reasons for sending children to traditional schools. Gathercole presents an alternative to this viewpoint, claiming that homeschooled children are in fact more socialized than their traditionally schooled counterparts.
Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage."