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Cosplay for High School Credit

Cosplay for High School Credit
For non-geeks, let me explain first that cosplay is a contraction of two words, costume and play. It means dressing up as a fictional character. Most ...
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Suggested Resources for Public Speaking

Suggested Resources for Public Speaking
There are plenty of ways to teach public speaking in your homeschool! You can focus on speech and debate. It's pretty intense, and takes a lot of work...
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Home Economics Without Curriculum

Home Economics Without Curriculum
Many families consider Home Economics to be a key course for high school. There are ten more. Curious about what they are? Click to find out more...
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Homeschooling with 4-H

Homeschooling with 4-H
I love hearing about families involved in 4-H! As a rule of thumb, ALL 4-H activities are educational in nature, like Scouting is almost always educational in nature. It's fun to discuss different ways to divide these activities into meaningful high school courses. Face it - 4-H is just great fun! Learn how to put fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this free ebook. Download now: How to Convert...
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Guest — Felicia Johnson
Huge 4-H family here! We use 4-H curriculum as our elective credits for high schoolers. Awesome stuff.
Friday, 13 April 2018 20:32
Lee Binz
Well done, Felicia! We are a 4-H goat and chicken family. I loved the curriculum for 4-H. We didn't have an active goat group, so ... Read More
Friday, 13 April 2018 22:22
Guest — Stephanie W.
Like all the other suggestions posted, call your extension office. If you do not have a club near you, you can organize and start ... Read More
Monday, 15 September 2014 15:40
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Logic as a High School Elective

Logic as a High School Elective
I have to confess, I was tempted to call this post "Logic for Dummies" but I was afraid you would know I'm not actually an intellectual. You see, I know that I could never possibly have taught logic to my logic-loving children without some help. Affiliate disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Logic, and logical thinking, involves essential skills that every...
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Guest — Janice
I actually require that my students study logic/philosophy just as they would math; every semester they must take a logic or phil... Read More
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 06:00
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Janice, Well done! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Friday, 12 February 2016 14:42
Guest — Colleen
We also had a 1/2 highschool credit for Logic, titled it Logic & Reasoning, using these two books, "The Fallacy Detective" and... Read More
Friday, 05 February 2016 20:54
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Capture Learning for High School Credit

Capture Learning for High School Credit
You can put FUN on your homeschool transcript! Did you know that? It's such a freeing concept! High school credits created for fun will be the easiest your child will ever earn. Your children do something for fun, you count the hours they work, and give them appropriate credit on their transcript. Easy-peasy! Capture Learning for High School Credit Evelyn wrote an example, so you can see how it works in real life....I have been following your blog and newsletter...
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Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps
"Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach!  It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool.  Here are five easy steps:1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job3. Count hours on the job4. When your child accumulates 150 hours, call it a credit5. Retroactively write a course descriptionAll done! Piece of cake.What did you...
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Guest — Brandi
This worked great for us as we finished a Personal Finance course and could then apply the concepts to REAL MONEY! Opening that fi... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2015 04:51
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Way to go, Brandi! It's wonderful when we realize that we can get credit for "real stuff"! Life skills like money management are s... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2015 11:37
Guest — April
Oh goodness. I did a search on your page for O.E. and I read through ALL of the search results. I found an answer to my own ques... Read More
Saturday, 03 August 2013 22:23
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Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?

Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?
This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Rosetta Stone or Power Glide? I am often asked about which foreign language curriculum to use. There are many to choose from out there! Choosing probably boils down to learning style, and the ways your child learns the best. The three I often recommend are Tell Me More, Power Glide, and Rosetta Stone....
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Guest — karen
With my 3rd and last child, I used Monarch Spanish for early grades. We are using Breaking the Barrier plus a weekly tutor for the... Read More
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Karen, That's some terrific information! Thank you for sharing. It sounds like your planning and your student's hard work pai... Read More
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 23:09
Guest — Heather
I have been in contact with The Learnables. They say that after 4 levels of Learnables Spanish your kid should be able to take the... Read More
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:45
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Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool - Review

Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool - Review
Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool - Review Did you learn how to take care of your own, personal finances when you were in high school? One of the many benefits of homeschooling is having the time to cover life skills in your homeschool, skills your children will need for the rest of their lives! Many homeschoolers turn to Dave Ramsey to help them teach their kids how to handle their finances once they've left...
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Guest — Kim C
Thank you Robin. And are there products that will be mailed to his house? What are those products?
Thursday, 09 April 2020 19:23
Robin
Hi Kim, I don't know, since it's sold by Ramsy Education. "PDF and Streaming" sounds to me like an online-only thing, but I'm onl... Read More
Thursday, 09 April 2020 20:43
Guest — Kim C
I want to buy for my grandson, it's $19.99 on sale for Middle Schoolers. But printing out stuff at his house would be an issue. ... Read More
Thursday, 09 April 2020 18:32
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Homeschool Foreign Language Success

Homeschool Foreign Language Success
Homeschool Teaching Tips for Foreign Language  It's important to start your foreign language study early in high school, because some states require 2-4 years for high school graduation, and some colleges require it for college admission.  When I was homeschooling, I felt stumped on how to teach it, though!  So I collected a bunch of fun ideas in this article that I think will really help you. What will you learn in this article? 25 Great...
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Mandarin Language and Chinese Culture Studies

Mandarin Language and Chinese Culture Studies
The nice thing about homeschooling is that you can create almost any electives for your child under the sun!  You aren't limited to electives that a teacher is interested in, and you aren't limited to electives that you feel comfortable teaching.The bad part about homeschooling, is that when you recognize you can teach any elective under the sun, you have to somehow find the materials for your child to use!  Donna was talking to me about...
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Guest — Jill Robinson
One resource that should not be passed up is local colleges and universities. Also, given the number of foreign students at most c... Read More
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:58
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good idea, Jill! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:03
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Public Speaking is Number One!

Public Speaking is Number One!
The #1 fear of most people is public speaking!  But teaching your children public speaking skills has a ton of great benefits: increased personal confidence; better writing, organizational, and research skills; critical thinking; and improved communication skills.  Plus, if your child likes public speaking, it can be a marvelous activity to include on your activity and award list!You can find speech and debate organizations in every state, and there are lots of different opportunities to be involved.  Here are...
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How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes

How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes
Have you ever struggled to document your students co-op classes? I’ve had a few questions lately from homeschool families who are struggling to do this very thing. All co-ops have particular elements that make their classes unique and it can be hard to develop a class description for these classes when you weren’t the one teaching your student, but you want to make sure and get all of your students credits on their high school transcripts....
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Homeschool Credit for Special Courses

Homeschool Credit for Special Courses
If you’re struggling to evaluate your student’s courses, and how to assign credit, you’re not alone!  A lot of parents have a particularly hard time figuring out how to evaluate special courses, such as the culinary or fine arts.  One approach is to think of all the different skills that your child demonstrates. In culinary arts, sometimes people come up with things like shopping, meal planning, and menu creation. Other times people will list general skill...
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Guest — J W
Whinemaking! Just kidding! Seriously: Equine Behavior and Training (which culminated in horsemanship certification at camp) A... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 21:15
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Ideas for Volunteer Leadership and Community Service

Ideas for Volunteer Leadership and Community Service
My Facebook Friends helped me create this great list! "Ideas for Volunteer Leadership and Community Service"Melanie ~  5 K walks and runs, local shelters, United Way, Food Pantry, Red Cross, Nursing Homes, Animal Shelters, Assisted living Facilities, Salvation Army, local Libraries and volunteer tutoring or babysitting for younger kidsAnimal Shelters and Animal rescue clinics.Dana ~ Your local community access cable station (they film things like town meetings and high school concerts) probably uses volunteers for their...
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Guest — Kim
My son joined the Civil Air Patrol (for anyone ages 12 & up). They do leadership training, character building, aeronautics, e... Read More
Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:30
Guest — Ann
What a great post! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:04
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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