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When to Teach Economics and Government

When to Teach Economics and Government
Economics and Government are usually each a semester course, so they are often done the same year. It doesn't need to be in a specific grade level. Th...
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Social Studies for Dummies

Social Studies for Dummies
"Social Sciences"?  What does that even mean? What is the difference between history and social studies? Social sciences, or social studies, are actually a broader term having to do with human social interaction.  So it can include history, government, economics, psychology, and sociology.Some colleges might use the terms "Social Studies" and "History" interchangeably in their application requirements.  When they say they want to see four years (usually) of "social studies" or four years of "history" on...
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I was talking about you the other day....

I was talking about you the other day....
What did I say about you in Olympia?I was invited to present information about homeschooling to the Washington State Republic Caucuses Staff Issues Briefing.  Looks especially cool and official when you capitalize every word, doesn't it?  But really, it was just a presentation to a round table of under-staff about education issues, and I was representing homeschoolers.  Here is the audio, so you can hear what I said about you:http://www.thehomescholar.com/audio/lee-in-olympia.mp3I was really trying to convey that...
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"Hands-on" American Government

"Hands-on" American Government
Instead of using a book, you can search for experiences that will teach your homeschoolers concepts in Civics and American Government.  Some great experiences include: YMCA Youth and Government TeenPact (Similar, but with a Christian perspective) Being a Page at the State Capitol Working for an election campaignYouth and Government, and Teen Pact, are groups that have teens "take over the state capitol" to learn how government operates.  The kids become senators, legislators, governor, lobbyist, etc.,...
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Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!

Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!
At this time of the year, friends are discussing their curriculum choices for next year. I have been asked by several people what we used during the high school years. Every child is unique, of course, but here is a snapshot of our freshman year:These are the things I made them do: American Literature & Composition (Sonlight 100) American History (Sonlight 100) Biology with Lab (Apologia) Algebra 1 (Jacob's Algebra) Fine Arts 1: American Art (art...
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Guest — J W
Must do - I made my shopping list for the WHO convention, and I'm not even going to think about it until the materials arrive on m... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 15:55
Guest — Lee
So many people have been talking about Notgrass! I think I'll have to look at that book at the curriculum fair. It's become very... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 19:45
Guest — My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving
My son is in 8th grade next year so we are getting ready to get ready for high school. We are using Apologia's 8th grade science ... Read More
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