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  • Seven Reasons to Study History

    When I was in school, we learned about the world in seemingly unrelated snippets. My teachers called the subject Social Studies .

    • We might start the year studying Chinese culture.
    • Then we'd study the Pilgrims because it was getting close to Thanksgiving.
    • Then we'd take a break to study the Plains Indians and build miniature teepees.

    Social Studies remains a core

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  • Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers

    Each year, the government doles out 150 billion dollars in education grants. Almost everyone can get some kind of aid, whether it's in the form of grants, loans, or work-study, whether it's from the government or from schools. All of this is determined by your answers to the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

    There's a myth out

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  • What is Delight Directed Learning in High School

    What is delight directed learning? And, how do you incorporate it into your child's high school career? 

      Delight directed learning occurs when a person pursues learning about a topic because they take great delight in it, not simply because it's a required course.

    Delight directed learning requires time. Make sure to build margin into your homeschool so your student

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  • Practice College Application Essays Junior Year

    If you have a child in high school and are beginning to look at colleges, you will soon discover there are three different options for applying. The first is the good old fashioned way – applying directly to each college using their college application form. Second is using the Common Application. Third, which is relatively new, is using the Coalition Application.

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