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We all need help now and then, but homeschool veterans are busy people. Before you begin to ask questions, we suggest that you read at least one book on homeschooling, so that you know what questions to ask! Here are some resources to get you started. Some can be purchased from vendors on our Links page. You may also be able to find them through the Inter-Library Loan system. Ask your local librarian for assistance. If you need curriculum, you will find additional information at our Curriculum Resources page.
As you explore these books on homeschooling, note that each is written from a different perspective. Learn to recognize home school philosophies, and various methods. You know your children best, so you are the best person to decide what is right for your family. Individual children are as different as snowflakes, each with his or her own talents, interests, and learning styles. Homeschooling offers a unique and welcome opportunity to celebrate and explore that diversity that makes each of us unique. Most of the following homeschool and educational resources can be found, at discounted prices, at Christianbook.com. Eagle's Nest Homeschool is a Christianbook.com affiliate, and purchases help support the free resources at this web site.
Home School Legal Defense Association, P.O. Box 159, Paconian Springs, Va, 22129. (703) 882- 3838. Legal information, state by state
Home Schooling in the United States: A Legal Analysis Christopher J. Klicka, Paeonian Springs, VA: Home School Legal Defense Association, (annual or more frequent revised editions).
The Right to Home School; A Guide to the Law on Parents' Rights in Education Christopher J. Klicka, Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1995
The Bible, Homeschooling, and the Law Karl Reed, Christian Home Ministries, 1991 Home Schooling and the Law Michael P. Farris, Paeonian Springs, VA: Home School Legal Defense Association, 1990.
Home Education: Rights and Reasons John W. Whitehead and Alexis Crow, Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1993
Home Education and Constitutional Liberties, John W. Whitehead and Wendell R. Bird, Westchester, IL: Crossway
The Pennsylvania Home Education Handbook: Using Your Education Style in Complying with the Law, Diana Baseman, Tarentum, PA: Tall Oaks Books.
Educational Travel on a Shoestring : Frugal Family Fun and Learning Away from Home and Homeschooling on a Shoestring, Melissa L. Morgan and Judith Waite Allee, Harold Shaw Publishers, Harold Shaw Publishers, Box 567, Wheaton, IL. 60189; RWhy Homeschool Books:
Us Down : The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
by John Taylor Gatto
Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteachers Intimate
Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling
by John Taylor Gatto
Down Our Kids : Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves but
Can't Read, Write, or Add
by Charles J. Sykes
Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools
by Alex Molnar
Unschooled Mind : How Children Think and How
by Howard Gardner
Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling
by Marsha Ransom, John Taylor Gatto
Learning Year by Year : How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from
Preschool Through High School
by Rebecca Rupp
Complete Home Learning Source Book : The Essential Resource Guide
for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every
by Rebecca Rupp
Manual : Plans, Pointers,
Reasons and Resources, 7th ed
by Theodore E. Wade (Editor)
Big Book of Home Learning : Getting Started : Introduces All
Methods & Answers Your
Most Frequently Asked Questions
by Mary Pride
Your Child Needs to Know When
by Robin Scarlata
Your Child for Free: More Than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical
Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond
by LauraMaery Gold, Joan M. Zielinski
School Free: The Home Schooling Handbook by Wendy Priesnitz, St. George, Ontario: Alternate Press, Canadian homeschooler
Home Schools: An Alternative, Cheryl Gorder, Mesa, AZ: Blue Bird Publishing, 4th rev. ed. 1996
Home Schooling: Answers to Questions Parents Most Often Ask by Deborah McIntire and Robert Windham, Cypress, CA: Creative Teaching Press, 1995 Includes Canadian resources.
I Am a Home Schooler by Julie Voetberg, Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1995
Road School by Jim Marousis, Tempe, AZ: Blue Bird Publishing, 1995
The Language Wars and Other Writings for Homeschoolers by Ruth Beechick, Pollock Pines, CA: Arrow Press, 1995
Still Teaching Ourselves and I Learn Better by Teaching Myself by Agnes Leistico, Tonasket, WA: Home Education Press
Rescue Your Child from Public School: The Powerful Case for Home Schooling by Jacquelyn Landis, Del Mar: Emery Dalton Books, 1995
The Right Choice: The Incredible Failure of Public Education and the Rising Hope of Home Schooling by Christopher J. Klicka, Gresham, OR: Noble Publishing
The Homeschool Reader Edited by Mark and Helen Hegener, Tonasket, WA: Home Education Press
The Whole Hearted Child Home Education Handbook Clay Clarkson and Sally Clarkson, Walnut Springs, TX: Whole Heart Ministries P.O. Box 228, Walnut Springs, TX 76690, 1994
What about Church?; Guidelines for Fellowship for the Home Schooling Family and the Home Church Alternative, Jeff Barth, Charlotte: Parable Publishing House, 1994
The Homeschooling Father by Michael P. Farris, Hamilton, VA: Michael P. Farris, 1992).
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1992
Help I'm Homeschooling by Debbie Castaneda & Pam Geib, Norwalk, CA:
Why So Many Christians Are Going Home to School Lby lewellyn B. Davis, Knoxville, TN: Elijah Co.
The Three R's at Home by Howard and Susan Richman, Kittanning, PA: Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
An Introduction to Home Education: How to Begin Your School by Karen Woodfin Middleton & Susan Beatty, CHEA of CA, P.O. Box 28644, Santa Ana, CA 92799-8644
Should I Teach My Kids at Home? A Workbook for Parents by Kate Kerman, Cambridge MA: Holt Associates, 1987
The Complete Home Educator: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Home-Teaching by Mario Pagnoni, Burdette, NY: Larson, 1984
Better Than School by Nancy Wallace, 1983
School at Home: Teach Your Own Child Iby ngeborg U. V. Kendall (Laguna Beach, CA: ICER Press, 1982
Teach Your Own, John Holt (New York: Delta/Seymour Lawrence, 1981)
Learning All the Time by John Holt (1989)
The Essential Characteristics and Conditions of Successful Home Education by O. C. Erasmus, Durban, Natal, South African Association for the Advancement of Education
The Children on the Hill: One Family's Bold Experiment with a New Way of Learning and Growing by Michael Deakin, Indianapolis; New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972 (Experiences of a Welsh homeschooling family practicing the Montessori method)
School is not compulsory, Education Otherwise (there is an addendum to bring it up-to-date with the 1996 Education Act).UK home-educators only; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; Web: http://www.education-otherwise.org or http://www.netlink.co.uk/users/e_o/ ; or send a SASE to Chris Harper, [EO Publications],Badgers Holt, Birchwood, Storridge, Malvern,Worcs.WR13 5HA; (tel - UK - 01886 884740); or EO, PO Box 7420, London, N9 9SG, UK
For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Macaulay
Home Education Resource Guide, Don Hubbs, Blue Bird Publ., 1713 E. Broadway #306, Tempe, Az. 85282, Tells where to find curriculum, home school information.
How To Write A Low Cost/No Cost Curriculum For Your Home School Child , Borg Hendrickson, Mountain Meadow Press, P. O. Box 447, Kooskia, Id. 83539.
Early Education At Home: A Complete Guide For Parents of Preschoolers and Kindergartners, M. Jean Soyke, At Home Publications, 2826 Roselawn Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21214. Also publishes Art Adventures At Home, Volumes 1 and 2.
How to Teach Your Child: Things to Know From Kindergarten Through Grade 6, Veltisezar B. Bautista, Bookhaus Publishers, Farmington Hills, Ml. 48333, U.S.A., 1992, includes phonics, reading, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Thinking and Study Skills, Bibliography and Recommended Reading
Elementary Teachers Guide to FREE Curriculum Materials, Educators Progress Service, Inc., Dept. C7M, 214 Cedar St., Randolph, WI 53956-9983
Home School Market Guide Jane A. Williams, Placerville, CA: Bluestocking Press, 1995
What Your Child Needs to Know When: An Evaluation Check List for Grades K-8, Robin Scarlata; Heart of Wisdom Publishing, Box 1198, Springfield, TN 37172. 1-800-BOOKLOG, 1993 http://www.heartofwisdom.com
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4 to 8 Ruth Beechick, Pollock Pines, CA: Arrow Press
How to Create Your Own Unit Study Valerie Bendt, Hawthorne, FL: Family Learning Center, 1990
Home School: Taking the First Step: The Complete Program Planning Handbook, Hendrickson, Mountain Meadow Press, rev. ed. 1994
One Hundred One Homeschool Teaching Tips from Sycamore Tree Sandra L. Gogel, Sycamore Tree, 2179 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; 1989; Bible, Language Arts, Math, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Art
Family and Home School Resource Directory, and Traditional Values in Action Resource Directory, edited by Robert W. Klous, Th.M.
How to Grow a Young Music Lover: Helping Your Child Discover & Enjoy the World of Music, Cheri Fuller, Harold Shaw Publishers
How to Grow a Young Reader: A Parent's Guide to Books For Kids, John & Kathryn Lindskoog, Harold Shaw Publishers
Research List of Publications: Information on sex, divorce, education, violence, from a Christian perspective, FREE from the Family Research Council, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C, 20001, (202) 393-2100; Internet http://www.frc.org
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully, Ruth Beechick
Homeschooling From Scratch, Mary Kenyon, Gazelle Publications, 1996
How to Tutor, Samuel L. Blumenfeld (2nd edition, 1986)
The Three R's At Home, Howzrd and Susan Richman, Pennsylvania Homeschoolers, R.D.2--Box 117, Kitanning, PA 16201
Unschooling and Relaxed Homeschooling Books
Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's
by Mary Griffith
by David Colfax, Micki Colfax
Without Schooling : A Record of a Grassroots Movement
by John Holt, Susannah Sheffer
by John Caldwell Holt
by Nancy & Malcolm Plent
Deschooling Our Lives Matt Hern, editor, Gabriola, BC; Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers, 1996
The Relaxed Home School: A Family Production, Mary Hood, Cartersville, GA: Ambleside Educational Press
Homeschooling for Excellence David & Micki Colfax, New York, Warner Books, 1988.The story of the now-famous unschooling Colfax family Schoolproof Mary Pride, Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1988
Home-Spun Schools, Raymond and Dorothy Moore, Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982
Home Grown Kids: A Practical Handbook for Teaching Your Children at Home Raymond and Dorothy Moore, Word Publishing
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook: A Creative and Stress-free Approach to Homeschooling Raymond and Dorothy Moore, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1997. Revised edition of Home School Burnout.
Teen, High School, Adult, Career, College Books
Homeschooling the High Schooler: Combined Volumes I and II Diana McAlister and Candice Oneschak, Arlington, WA: Family Academy Publications, 23420 Jordan Road, Arlington, WA 98223, 1995
Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la Barbara Shelton, 350 pages. Guide to learning from real life instead of public school.
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, Grace Llewellyn, Eugene, OR: Lowry House, 1991
The Socialization Trap, Rick Boyer, Rustburg, VA: The Learning Parent, Route 3, Box 543, Rustburg, VA 24588
No Regrets: How Home Schooling Earned Me a Master's Degree at Age 16
The Dan Riley School for a Girl: An Adventure in Home Schooling Dan Riley, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994
As for me and my house--, Paula J. Penn-Nabrit (Westerville, OH: Institute for Excellence, 1995; Information on homeschooling and rites of passage into adulthood
Bear's Guide to Non-Traditional College Degrees (John Bear, PhD) Ten-Speed Press, POB 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707
The Elements of Stye, William Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Macmillan Co, N.Y., This little classic can do more than just teach grammar; it can teach you to write, in only 78 pages. Used by professionals, with advice like "write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs." Contains examples.
Teenage Liberation Handbook : How to Quit School and Get a Real Life
by Grace Llewellyn
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition by Cafi Cohen, Linda Dobson (Editor)
Homeschooling : The Teen Years : Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- To 18-Year Old by Cafi Cohen
Lives : Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School
by Grace Llewellyn
Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts (Arco)
by Loretta Heuer
From Homeschool to College and Work: Turning Your Homeschooled Experiences into College and Job Portfolios by Alison McKee
And What About College?: How Homeschooling Leads to Admissions to the best Colleges and Universities, Cafi Cohen, Holt Associates, Inc., 1997
Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go To School, Edited and with an introduction by Grace Llewellyn, Lowry House, Eugene Oregon
Resources For Special Needs
1. The Moore Foundation, Box 1, Camas WA 98607
2. Growing Without Schooling 2269 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02040
3. NATTHAN (NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network) 5383 Alpine Rd. SE, Olalla WA 98359, http://www.nathhan.com/
4. Clonlara Homebased Education Program 1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor MI 48104 (313) 769-4515 Includes all ages. High school program is particularly helpful for special needs.
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