The Lifetime Learning Companion: The Best of the Home School Source Book

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Distilling a lifetime of passion for homeschooling and self-directed learning, this collection gathers the very best of the author's essays and articles from a variety of sources. Addressing all ages and a wide variety of subjects, it offers the most comprehensive overview available of the many options for schooling outside traditional channels. Laced with insight and humor, the topics include educational resources, special needs, chronic illness, discipline, and transitioning to adolescence and beyond. Both ...

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Overview

Distilling a lifetime of passion for homeschooling and self-directed learning, this collection gathers the very best of the author's essays and articles from a variety of sources. Addressing all ages and a wide variety of subjects, it offers the most comprehensive overview available of the many options for schooling outside traditional channels. Laced with insight and humor, the topics include educational resources, special needs, chronic illness, discipline, and transitioning to adolescence and beyond. Both novice and experienced homeschoolers will be challenged and inspired by this expert guide to the complex challenge of learning outside traditional schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780919761308
  • Publisher: Brook Farm Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Reed collaborated with her late husband on revisions of his books, and is a contributor to The Homeschooling Book of Answers and Homeschool Open House. She lives in Bridgewater, Maine, and Glassville, New Brunswick. Donn Reed was a journalist, a columnist, an educator, a publisher, and the author of the previous editions of The Home School Source Book. He and his wife Jean homeschooled their four children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Linda Dobson ix

1 Resources in This Book/Resources Not in This Book 1

2 Before You Get Confused, Read This Introduction! 2

3 Our Beginnings 4

4 Why We Teach at Home 8

5 Why the Movement Has Grown, and Why It Will Continue to Grow 14

6 "We Would Better Wait and See" 23

7 Permission to Teach at Home 25

8 Homeschooling and Education 36

9 Homeschooling and "Cultural Literacy" 60

10 When You Have Special Needs 66

11 Living With Chronic or Terminal Illness 73

12 Useful Magazines and Catalogs 80

13 Structure 87

14 Obedience Training vs. "Invited Learning" 98

15 Discipline 110

16 Kidding Around 114

17 Resources for the Early Years 116

18 Reading, Writing, and Spelling 121

19 Learning the English Language 138

20 Pesky Pronouns, Gender Blending, and the Non-Sexist Names of God 147

21 Geography 153

22 A World of Fun 155

23 History and Biography 157

24 Politics and Government; Current Events 168

25 Making a Difference 172

26 Foreign Languages 185

27 More Expensive by the Dozen 189

28 Mathematics 192

29 Why We Closed One of Our Bank Accounts 203

30 Science 205

31 Philosophy and Religion 213

32 Computers 227

33 Arts and Activities 234

34 Transitioning Into Adolescence 242

35 High School (and Getting to the Next Step, Whatever That Is) 246

36 After High School, Now What? 254

37 Television 263

38 Family Living-Simple Living? 267

39 Birthing and Babies 274

40 Mission Impossible 279

41 Reflections 282

42 I Met Her on the Bus/That Bus Ride 284

43 In Memory 287

44 Brook Farm Books Website 290

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