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“Remember the Ladies” Women in the Curriculum

The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC In March 1776, Abigail Adams implored her husband John to…

10 Education Resources in San Antonio Every Homeschooler Should Know About

Some education resources are obvious, some are under-utilized by homeschoolers, and some just don't make the average homeschooler's radar. 1. San Antonio Public Library This may seem like a "duh" kind of choice but many homeschoolers don't realize the variety of resources offered by the San Antonio library. There are…

10 Education Resources in San Antonio Every Homeschooler Should Know About (part 2: 6-10)

Some education resources are obvious, some are under utilized by homeschoolers, and some just don't make the average homeschooler's radar. 6. Scholastic Warehouse Sale Every December and May Scholastic has a warehouse sale for Book Fair volunteers, school employees, and teachers--that includes homeschoolers. Everything is discounted up to 80% and…

5 Elements Homeschoolers must have on their High School Transcripts

As a homeschooling parent, you are responsible for creating a high school transcript to use for college applications. This is no cause to panic. Why? Because there is no such thing as a standard transcript form even among school districts. Try this, do an image search on "high school transcripts…

6 Education Resource Websites Every Homeschooler Should Know About

There are gajillions of education related websites out there. Some focus on the ins and outs of homeschooling. Others provide subject content, science, history, foreign language, you name it-it’s there. And then there are the ones on how to teach the content. Some are amazing, others not so much. Some…

6 Reasons NOT to Homeschool

If you care about making everyone else happy and conforming to society's expectations, you should not homeschool. Here are six reasons not to homeschool. One You will make people nervous about their decision to have their children attend public schools. Actually, what they're nervous about is the fact that your…

A Brief Overview of Homeschooling

The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education. While somewhat dated, the article provides a balanced overview of homeschooling. A small but growing number of school-aged children will not routinely spend time in a school classroom this year.…

A Course of Study in Good Citizenship: Lower Elementary

One of the few requirements for homeschooling in Texas is to have a curriculum that provides for a course of study in good citizenship. For high schoolers, this seems relatively clear since most public high school students take a one semester government class. However, there isn't any such designated class for…

A Course of Study in Good Citizenship: Upper Elementary

One of the few requirements for homeschooling in Texas is to have a curriculum that provides for a course of study in good citizenship. For high schoolers, this seems relatively clear since most public high school students take a one semester government class. However, there isn't any such designated class…

A Fantasy Football Unit Study

Part I: What is Fantasy Football Research the game of fantasy football.  Be sure you understand the difference between point, performance, and keeper leagues.  Learn different draft methods. Reading List:  "What is Fantasy Football" and the rules section at Fantasy Insights.  "Frequently Used Fantasy Football Terminology" at the Fantasy Football…

Alternative Assessment and Technology

The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC The Role of Technology Performance Assessment Additional Reading INTRODUCTION Considerable…

And What About Socialization?

This is a must read column no matter how you are educating your children. Jay Mathews - School Boundaries, Money and Race - washingtonpost.com: Grice is my guest columnist today. This is a big risk for me since it is clear she is a much better writer, and much braver…

Austin Area Field Trip Ideas

One of the advantages of homeschooling is that you can go on field trips whenever you want and have far more options on where you can go. What follows is a list  Austin Area Field Trip destinations, all of these should be within a 2 hour drive of San Antonio.…

Bill of Rights Day Resources

For those who didn't get enough on Constitution Day in September, there is Bill of Rights Day. Between gun control, NSA surveillance, and gay marriage, you can easily make the case for the Bill of Rights having its own day for recognition. The following are just a few resources for…

College Athletic Recruiting Resources: Books

The following are books about the college athletic recruiting process that I've actually read. Just because I didn't particularly like a book doesn't mean that it wouldn't work for someone else. I think the whole process is hit or miss--getting the first book is the important part. Once you have…

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