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Practical Home Schooling

The goal of home schooling isn't to roll our kids through 12+ years of schooling to keep the state machinery running—it's to mold high-functioning, conscientious citizens who exemplify our Christian beliefs and standards of behavior. Like every important endeavor, home education requires a measure of trial-and-error, but that doesn't mean there aren't books that can help.

Over the years our selection of home school "how to" guides has multiplied like tribbles on the U.S.S. Enterprise. From Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum offering reviews, basic info and selection guidelines for curriculum from kindergarten to 12th grade, to Just Around the Corner by Steven and Teri Maxwell (a collection of encouraging devotional essays for home school parents), there's no shortage of "atlases" for newcomers and veterans alike.

One of our favorites is The Language Wars  by Ruth Beechick. In a number of short readable essays she identifies and addresses some of the most daunting elements of home education (understanding educational philosophies and methods, selecting curriculum, integrating character and Bible education, etc.). Beechick is a longtime educational writer and expert whose no-nonsense approach has made her books staples among home school families. Susan Macaulay's classic For the Children's Sake focuses on the sacrifices parents must make to give their kids a sufficient education; Macaulay's educational model is based firmly on the Charlotte Mason method.

Debra Bell's The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling takes a scattergun approach, covering pretty much every aspect of homeschooling in surprising detail and welcome good humor. Reaping the Harvest is Diana Waring's manifesto on the difficulties and (often ignored) joys of home schooling teenagers. Most of the books in this section have reviews—browse until you find the one that seems to best fit your needs, because with the proliferation of home school literature the perfect fit is probably out there.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviewshere.

 

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"Help Me Talk Right"
by Mirla G. Raz
from GerstenWeitz Publishers
for Nursery-Preschool
$3.00 (1 in stock)
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk
1st edition from Future Horizons
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$16.50
102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$23.99
A to Z Guide to Home School Field Trips
by Gregg Harris
from Noble Publishing
for 1st-8th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
ABCs of Homeschooling
by Vicki Caruana
from Crossway Books
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
After Homeschool
by Tamra B. Orr
from Unknown Publisher
for 11th-Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Already Compromised
by Ken Ham, Greg Hall, Britt Beemer
from New Leaf Press
for 9th-Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Already Compromised
by Ken Ham, Greg Hall, Britt Beemer
from Master Books
for 9th-Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Amanda Bennett's Unit Studies Volume One - CD-ROM
by Amanda Bennett
for 1st-8th grade
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Art of Storytelling
by Elaine M. Ward
from Educational Ministries, Inc.
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Autism and its Medical Management
by Michael Chez
1st edition from Jessica Kingsley Publishers
for Adult
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Autistic Spectrum
by Lorna Wing, M.D.
1st edition from Ulysses Press
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Babies With Down Syndrome
2nd edition
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Back to the Blackboard
by Jay Edward Adams
from Timeless Texts
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
Best Way to Save for College
by Joseph F. Hurley
4th edition
for 11th-Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Better Late Than Early
by Raymond & Dorothy Moore
from Word Publishing
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Beyond Survival
by Diana Waring
from Emerald Books
History Curriculum for
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$12.99 $7.50 (4 in stock)
Biblical Home Education
by Ruth Beechick
from Broadman & Holman
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$14.99 $10.00 (2 in stock)
Big Book of How to Make PROJECTS
from Dinah-Might Adventures, LP
for Kindergarten - College
in Classroom Teacher Resources (Location: B11-03A)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Bilingual Family
by Edith Harding-Esch, Philip Riley
2nd edition from Cambridge University
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Bird's-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy & Alex Zeigler
2nd edition from Cherish the Children
for 5th-12th grade
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Books to Build On
by John Holdren and E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
from Delta Education
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Core Knowledge (Location: B11-03B)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!
by Michael Gurian
1st edition from Jossey-Bass
for Adult
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Building Life Skill Portfolios
by Lynn Henderson
from Attainment Company
for Kindergarten-12th grade
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Daylight
by Heidi St. John
from Real Life Press
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
Children at Play: Preparation for Life
by Heidi Britz-Crecelius
2nd edition
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Children Trap
Biblical Blueprint Series #6
by Robert Thoburn, Gary North (editor)
from Dominion Press
for Adult
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Children with Spina Bifida
by Marlene Lutkenhoff
1st edition from Woodbine House
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Children with Tourette Syndrome
by Tracy Haerle
from Woodbine House
for Adult
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Christian Education for the Real World
by Henry Morris
from Master Books
$7.00 $2.00 (1 in stock)
Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual - Elementary
by Cathy Duffy
9th edition from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-6th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$4.50 (3 in stock)
Christian Home School
by Gregg Harris
2nd edition from Noble Publishing
for Adult
$7.00
Christian Home School
by Gregg Harris
1st edition from Wolgemuth and Hyatt
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Christian Homeschooling
by Mark Beuligmann (editor)
from Christian Liberty Press
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$8.50 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Christian Unschooling
by Teri J. Brown
from Sourcebooks
for Preschool-12th grade
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Clergy in the Classroom
by David A. Noebel, J. F. Baldwin, Kevin Bywater
3rd edition from Summit Press Company
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Climbing Parnassus
by Tracy Lee Simmons
from Intercollegiate Studies Institute
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Closing of the American Heart
by Ronald H. Nash
from Probe Books
for Adult
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Closing of the American Mind
by Allan Bloom
1st Touchstone Ed from Simon and Schuster
for 12th-Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
College without Compromise
by Scott & Kris Wightman
from Homeschool Sampler
for 11th grade-Adult
$3.00 (3 in stock)
College-Prep Homeschooling
by Chandra Byers, PhD David P. Byers
from Maple Tree Press
for 11th-Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
College-Prep Homeschooling
by Chandra Byers, David P. Byers Ph.D.
1st edition from Maple Tree Press
for Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Daily Curriculum
by Pam Schiller and Pat Phipps
from Gryphon House
for Nursery-Kindergarten
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
by Mary Pride
from Harvest House
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$18.00 (2 in stock)
Comprehensive Composition
by Kathryn Stout
from Design-A-Study
Writing Curriculum for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Design-A-Study (Location: B11-02A)
$20.00
Cost Effective College
by Gordon Wadsworth
from Moody Press
for 10th grade-adult
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Creating Your High School Resume
by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman
3rd from Jist Works
for 9th-12th grade
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Creative Home Schooling
by Lisa Rivero
from Great Potential Press
for Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: B11-01B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Critical Conditioning
by Kathryn Stout
from Design-A-Study
for All grades
in Design-A-Study (Location: B11-02A)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
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