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How Do I Choose a Homeschool Curriculum?

How Do I Choose a Homeschool Curriculum?
How Do I Choose a Homeschool Curriculum? Homeschool curriculum choices can be overwhelming! Click on Lee's video, below, to learn how to choose a curriculum for the high school years.What is your favorite curriculum for homeschooling high school? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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The Best Homeschool Curriculum

The Best Homeschool Curriculum
People will often ask me what is the "best" homeschool curriculum, but it really depends on your family and your children. But I'm happy to share the curriculum that was a good fit for me and my boys. When I began homeschooling, my friends suggested Sonlight Curriculum because it is so easy for beginners to use.  I liked it because it was literature-based, and the literature-based curriculum was the only good thing about our public school...
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Homeschooling High School: To Teach or To Learn - What is Your Goal?

Homeschooling High School: To Teach or To Learn - What is Your Goal?
As homeschool parents, our goal is NOT to teach something. Our goal is for the kids to LEARN. I could have taught my kids “at grade level” and they would have not learned a thing. Instead, I gave them curriculum at their ability level, and then they had to learn something that they didn’t already know. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will be expected...
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Guest — Lee
We used Apologia biology, chemistry and physics for science. For math we used Saxon with DIVE CDs. The key is to use homeschool ... Read More
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 17:07
Guest — Homeschool Mom
Hi Lee, I really enjoy your postings. I completely agree with you that teens must teach themselves. My son is pretty good at that... Read More
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 16:18
Guest — Lee
Aw, thanks, Leisa!!
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 09:52
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Homeschool High School Video Tips & More on Our Fan Page!

Homeschool High School Video Tips & More on Our Fan Page!
Technology in today's world allows us to connect in ways that we couldn't imagine when we were growing up! Now we have cell phones, video conferencing, webinars, and social media! One way that I use the wonderful technology available to us is through my Video Tip of the Week. Each Wednesday a new tip is posted exclusively for fans of The HomeScholar Facebook page. They are quick, bite-size answers to your questions and concerns. So, grab...
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Homeschooling High School: Favorite Writing Curriculum

Homeschooling High School: Favorite Writing Curriculum
If you ask 10 homeschoolers, you may get 10 different answers about favorite writing programs. Learning how to write well often starts with reading great writing. Having trouble finding books your middle schooler will love? I've done the work for you! Click to download: The HomeScholar Middle School Reading List Do you have any favorites for teaching composition beginning in 9th grade? Funny thing, I am a writer and editor by trade but haven't a clue...
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Guest — Lisa
We like IEW and started with level B this past year with a 5th and 7th grader. We didn't do a lot of formal writing before this pa... Read More
Saturday, 25 June 2011 18:14
Guest — Rebecca
I too was overwhelmed at the idea of watching hours of video to teach the IEW classes. So I didn't. I just purchased the student ... Read More
Friday, 24 June 2011 19:52
Guest — Alicia
I can't say enough about Institute for Excellence in Writing. They have a wonderful support loop with instructors who will help yo... Read More
Friday, 24 June 2011 17:54
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Homeschool Moms & Dads: Reinvest in YOU! Join Me at the WHO Convention June 17-18, 2011

Homeschool Moms & Dads: Reinvest in YOU! Join Me at the WHO Convention June 17-18, 2011
It's time for another homeschool convention! The smell of curricula still brings back memories of homeschooling our two sons. The part of homeschool conventions that I enjoy most is seeing the faces of moms and dads as they reinvest in themselves. We need to remember that just as we invest in our children through their education so should we invest in our own knowledge as we homeschool the high school years. You'll find yourself refreshed and...
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Interested in Movie Thor? Study Norse Mythology in Your Homeschool!

Interested in Movie Thor? Study Norse Mythology in Your Homeschool!
Kids love amazing things.  Unreal, incredible things.  Especially in movies, they LOVE superheros.  Spiderman.  The Incredibles. Batman.  And now Thor.The big news:  Kids love these things.The bad news: Hollywood.The good news:  It can encourage reading.If your child is old enough to see Thor, or if they aren't allowed but are interested, I have a suggestion.  Read books about mythology!My children enjoyed reading about mythology.  Of course, it's important to compare mythology to the truth!  But you...
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Guest — J W
Myths rock. I still have the books my mom had when she was a child - the Junior Classics. The volumes on mythology and fairy tal... Read More
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 20:21
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Special Needs Question about High School

Special Needs Question about High School
Did you know that not all homeschoolers score in the 80th percentile or above?  It's true!  There are many homeschoolers who struggle with some subjects - or ALL subjects.  The most important thing is that you take what God has given your child and work with the reality of the situation.  Teach them at their level in each subject, and they will receive the best possible education.  In this note from Angela, you can see how...
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Guest — learning
Good info. Lucky me I found your site by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!
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Guest — Mary
A hearty YES to Janet's entry above. Trying different curricula in hopes of finding one that "works" with a struggling learner is ... Read More
Saturday, 04 June 2011 17:57
Guest — Janet
Before spending a huge amount of money on curricula, you should really invest in getting a detailed diagnosis. Schools do not dia... Read More
Saturday, 28 May 2011 10:13
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Homeschool Science - High School Curriculum Choices

Homeschool Science - High School Curriculum Choices
A simple comment from a well-meaning friend can make you question your own judgment.  With science curriculum, as with all curriculum, it's more about what fits your child that what others are using or recommend. Mary wrote on Facebook:"I am struggling with choosing a high school science curriculum.  My problem is that I hear things from just a few people that make me doubt my choices. Is there some source that homeschoolers can check out that...
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Here's the Solution to "Help! I don't know what I'm doing!"

Here's the Solution to "Help! I don't know what I'm doing!"
I'm getting those calls and emails again.  The ones where parents start with "Help!  I don't know what I'm doing!" I hear it all.  See if these worries sound familiar: Can my child get into college? Can she get good scholarships? How can I provide opportunities for his future? How do we apply to college? What do I do first?If you are confused with the whole process, and don't even know what to do first, please...
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Homeschool English Evaluation

Homeschool English Evaluation
Sometimes combining subjects works perfectly.  Other times it can be best to separate subjects.  My best advice is always do what works - and if it doesn't work, then try something else. My 13 yr old son can recite to me things he has learned or read but when I ask him to write a paper on it, he freezes up and the knowledge simply never makes it on the paper. It's like his brain knows...
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Good idea to teach it as a separate subject. One thing I do with my younger (elementary) boys is have them write in a journal eve... Read More
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