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  • Knowledge House - Famous Homeschoolers - Famous Homeschool Parents
    Form nbsp PRODUCT CATALOG nbsp Citizens Rule Book nbsp Learning for Life nbsp God Created You nbsp Captain Dad nbsp Abraham Lincoln nbsp The Boy The Man nbsp The Nativity Story nbsp Ebooks Downloads nbsp Toys Games Hobbies nbsp ABOUT US nbsp Family Mission nbsp Homeschool Mission nbsp Statement of Faith nbsp Children The Internet nbsp Contact Comment nbsp Copyright Permissions nbsp Review Guidelines nbsp Favored Merchants nbsp Sponsors Advertisers nbsp Awards Praises nbsp Web Rings nbsp Acknowledgments K I D S P A G E By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches Proverbs 24 3 4 Subscribe to my Knowledge House Newsletter and get a famous homeschool biography once per month plus a set of FREE e books Click here for more details or to sign up FAMOUS HOMESCHOOLERS HOMESCHOOL PARENTS Due to its overwhelming popularity the content that was previously on this page has been moved to its own domain Please click on the link below to go to its new location www FamousHomeschoolers net The most comprehensive list of Famous Homeschoolers on the Net Be sure to update your bookmarks Compiled by Teri Ann Berg Olsen author of Learning for Life Educational Words of Wisdom Important Note It has come to my attention that an older version of my Famous Homeschoolers list was circulated via e mail then posted on some blogs and websites without my permission and with no credit given Please be aware that this page was the original source of that list If you don t believe me go to http web archive org web http www knowledgehouse info famous html where you can view the development of my Famous Homeschoolers list from 2005 2009 The

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Homeschool Patriots
    should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice As soon as he opens his lips he should rehearse the history of his own country Noah Webster On the Education of Youth in America H o m e s c h o o l P a t r i o t s Homeschool Patriot Links Homeschool Patriot Quotes Feb 2008 History Channel to test market Liberty s Kids Patriotism means more than simply waving the American flag reciting The Pledge of Allegiance or singing The Star Spangled Banner A true patriot s dedication to the principles and values that make the United States of America so great goes far deeper than that On the surface patriots may appear to be more involved in their communities than the average citizen Patriots and their families tend to be active in civic organizations church groups youth programs etc but that s not all While most are honest Americans who believe in traditional cultural and moral values a patriot in particular loves his country so much that he or she actively promotes and defends its interests A true patriot remains loyal to his country at all costs If it is occupied by an enemy he is a member of a resistance group Some might associate this type of patriotism only with armed militias However anyone who fights to preserve the heritage of our Founding Fathers is a patriot even when it is done through public speeches letters to the editor petitions or other peaceful means And by the way if we didn t have patriots defending our second amendment the rest of them would be taken away Remember the price of freedom is eternal vigilance and the willingness to protect it against all enemies both foreign and domestic Like all large scale movements the modern patriot movement is a compilation of various groups who see different issues as their primary concern These include right to keep and bear arms advocates tax reformers United Nations opponents judicial reformers social security opponents educational freedom advocates etc Conservative Christian patriots are God fearing folks who are pro Constitution pro Life and pro Christ Homeschool patriots specifically promote and defend the concept of educational liberty that is the constitutional right and freedom of teaching their own children at home In addition homeschoolers tend to be considerably more involved in general civic affairs than their public school counterparts Many patriots fall into more than one category of course And while their primary focus may differ virtually every patriot group supports the fundamental goal of revitalizing American liberty through Constitutional and law abiding government As with all movements individual patriots and their views range from the mainstream to the radical But no matter where our main interests lie we must always remember our collective obligation to ensure that justice is done freedom prevails and the principles upon which our nation was founded endure Let s revitalize citizen participation in our government

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information
    G E 20 Great Reasons to Homeschool By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches Proverbs 24 3 4 www prsearch com Find Public Records Easily Homeschooling in Arizona What a wealth of info I have found a lot more information on your site than many of the other ones It was good to see all of the things in Arizona to do that I hadn t thought of before every homeschooler in Arizona needs to see it It is a great contribution to not just the homeschooling community but to the whole community Click here for current news events announcements and updates on what s happening in the Arizona homeschool community Arizona s Homeschool Law Provides a summary of Arizona s homeschool law and a link to the complete text plus information regarding county school superintendents the Arizona Department of Education and legislative updates Arizona Support Groups Click here to find a support group in your local area plus a link to our statewide organization Standardized Testing To test or not to test Click here for information on standardized testing and AIMS Homeschooling vs Public School at Home Enrolling in a virtual academy is not considered homeschooling in accordance with A R S 15 802 Arizona Homeschool Resources A list of homeschool services resource providers curriculum publishers and educational suppliers located within the state Books and Curriculum Educational Games and Supplemental Materials Classes and Courses History Geography and Culture Science and the Environment Physical Fitness and Dance Fine Arts Drama and Music Speakers and Workshops Teacher Training and Educator Programs Special Needs Academic Assessments Counseling Tutoring and Testing Services Magazines and Periodicals Miscellaneous Products and Services Arizona Homeschool Supply Stores A list

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Unschooling
    Links Magazines Quotations In our school there will be no boring lectures no politically correct textbooks no required courses no graffiti covered walls no overcrowded classrooms no high stakes testing no strict schedules and no dress codes But the whole world will be an open book as we run free to windsung poems and we will rejoice as we explore the wonders of God s creation Copyright 2000 by Teri Ann Berg Olsen All children have a natural desire to learn Our main goal is to nurture this Each child is an individual He or she needs to learn according to his or her own style and not have education forced on them The term unschooling refers to any unstructured teaching method that enables children to pursue their interests in the context of daily life helped along by the guidance of adults There are as many variations of unschooling as there are families who practice it ranging from relaxed homeschooling to radical unschooling Children begin learning naturally from the day they are born Babies and young children are naturally self motivated and eager to learn They are inquisitive and curious about everything intensely interested in exploring the world around them No formal instruction is needed Parents can simply delight in being with their child and participating in his or her discoveries Unfortunately most people can t wait to send their kids off to school and preschool as soon as possible However early formal schooling before age 8 is controversial and may even be detrimental According to Dr Raymond Moore an early child development expert There s not one replicated study in the United States today that suggests that little children should be in school at 5 or 6 Not even one There s not one replicated study today in the United States that even suggests that a normal child should be in kindergarten The home is the best garden for the child the average home and the time has come when we should be strengthening the home instead of taking children out earlier Recommended Resource Better Late Than Early by Dr Raymond and Dorothy Moore Just think of all the things that you learned how to do including major milestones like walking and talking before you ever went to school In fact it has been said that children learn more in their first five years than they do during the rest of their lives This is because preschoolers do not separate learning from life Anyone who observes young children will see that they are constantly learning John Holt an educational reformer who coined the term unschooling believed that children do not need to be coerced into learning He noticed that they do so naturally if given freedom to follow their own interests and provided with a rich assortment of resources According to Holt children s innate curiosity prompts them to learn what they need to know when they need to know it John Holt described the unschooling approach to education

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Grade Levels
    Arts nbsp Literature nbsp Social Studies nbsp History nbsp World History nbsp American History nbsp Government nbsp Geography nbsp Mathematics nbsp Science nbsp General Science nbsp Earth Science nbsp Life Science nbsp Astronomy Space nbsp Foreign Languages nbsp Health P E nbsp Other Subjects nbsp MORE LINKS nbsp Blogs nbsp Education Learning nbsp Computers Software nbsp Online Courses nbsp Freebies nbsp Kids Links nbsp Teen Links nbsp Home Family nbsp Patriotic Links nbsp Christian Sites nbsp Ministries Charities nbsp LEARNING FOR LIFE nbsp Excerpts nbsp Author Bio nbsp Endorsements nbsp Press nbsp Order Form nbsp PRODUCT CATALOG nbsp Citizens Rule Book nbsp Learning for Life nbsp God Created You nbsp Captain Dad nbsp Abraham Lincoln nbsp The Boy The Man nbsp The Nativity Story nbsp Ebooks Downloads nbsp Toys Games Hobbies nbsp ABOUT US nbsp Family Mission nbsp Homeschool Mission nbsp Statement of Faith nbsp Children The Internet nbsp Contact Comment nbsp Copyright Permissions nbsp Review Guidelines nbsp Favored Merchants nbsp Sponsors Advertisers nbsp Awards Praises nbsp Web Rings nbsp Acknowledgments K I D S P A G E When children are given whole lives instead of age graded ones in cellblocks they learn to read write and do arithmetic

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Preschool
    catalogs and ask them to find pictures of things that are red blue green etc They can cut them out and paste them on the proper page Patterning Take a walk and ask them to point out repeating patterns that they see along the way in sidewalks buildings fences etc Classifying Grouping Place a bunch of assorted objects small toys buttons household objects etc on a table Talk about how they are alike and different Sort them into piles of things that go together according to size shape color etc Categorizing Ask children to look around the house for objects in specific categories For example you can ask them to find any objects that make sounds Then choose another category such as objects that are soft or objects that are yellow Talk to them about how each of the objects is used Letter Recognition Make a bunch of letter flashcards both capitals and lowercase Hold them up one at a time in random order or let the child pick each card out of a hat or basket Have them name all of the letters You can also have them identify the letters in each spoonful of alphabet soup that they eat Letter Matching Write each letter of the alphabet on an index card in capital letters Then write each letter of the alphabet on an index card in lowercase letters You should have a total of 52 cards each depicting one letter and make sure there is a lowercase letter for each capital letter Place all of the cards face down on a table Have two players take turns turning over two cards each trying to match a capital letter with a small letter The player who gets the most matching cards wins Memory Draw a simple picture on a piece of paper Ask children to look at it carefully Then tell them to close their eyes While their eyes are closed make a quick change in your drawing Ask them to tell you what is different More Memory Show your child a large picture poster or art masterpiece Then turn it over or take it away and ask questions such as How many people were in the picture Were they happy or sad What color was the house Was the sky sunny or cloudy Following Directions Cooking is a favorite activity for preschoolers Let children measure pour stir and taste Preschoolers enjoy following simple recipes Be sure to supervise preschool cooking activities at all times Oral Language Recite a short nursery rhyme or poem or read one of their favorite story books and ask them to say the words along with you choral reading or repeat it after you echo reading Storytelling Sequencing Show your child a large picture poster or art masterpiece Ask them to tell you a story about what is happening in the picture Ask them to predict what might happen next Dramatic Play Set up some theme related play centers outfitted with realistic items of

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Kindergarten
    United States that even suggests that a normal child should be in kindergarten The home is the best garden for the child the average home and the time has come when we should be strengthening the home instead of taking children out earlier Better Late Than Early by Dr Raymond and Dorothy Moore Kindergarten Reading Tips Choose a comfortable spot and a convenient time for reading Pick a picture book or a longer book of which you will read only a short part Discuss the cover before reading the book Ask your child what he or she thinks the story will be about Continue to ask questions as you read and let the child guess what will happen next This will help your child s understanding of the story Suggestions for questions are What happened Why Is it something that could happen in real life Has this ever happened to you How would you feel or what would you do if you were the character How did you like the ending What was your favorite part of the story Read to your child often even if it means reading the same book over and over again Kindergarten Reading List Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst Alexander has one of those days when everything goes wrong Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood Join 26 lowercase letters as they help a child learn his ABC s Anno s Counting Book by Anno The seasons change and the numbers get higher in this clever counting book Are You My Mother by P D Eastman A baby bird falls from his nest and searches for his mother Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban Frances an endearing raccoon loves to compose her own songs but hates to try new kinds of food Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin Brown Bear sees a different animal on each page from a blue horse to a purple cat Can I Keep Him by Steven Kellogg Arnold tries to convince his mother to let him keep a wide variety of creatures Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr When the whole alphabet tries to climb to the top of the coconut tree it leads to disaster in this rhyme chant Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell What is it like to have a REALLY big dog Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice snows mashed potatoes and blows storms of hamburgers until the weather takes a turn for the worse Curious George by H A Rey Curiosity gets George the monkey into trouble until he learns to put it to good use Deep In The Forest by Brinton Turkle In this wordless story a little bear does all kinds of mischief in a log cabin while the people are not home Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinner time and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed by Eileen Christelow Here is a rollicking counting rhyme to be read again and again Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel Lobel s charming easy readers tell of two friends with very different personalities George and Martha series by James Marshall These two friends make for a series of fun stories good for reading aloud or for beginning readers Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown A little rabbit wishes good night to each thing in his moonlit room Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBradney Little Nutbrown Hare and his father keep trying to top each other as they express their love Harold And The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson Harold goes for a walk with the help of his purple crayon Have You Seen My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri A duckling is missing and the mother duck needs your help to find him How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight by Jane Yolen Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight I Took My Frog To The Library by Eric A Kimmel A girl brings her pets to the library with disastrous results If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff If you give a mouse a cookie you will be surprised at the other requests he makes In The Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming A caterpillar crawling through the grass sees and hears many other creatures from moles to fireflies Is It Red Is It Yellow Is It Blue by Tana Hoban You will be intrigued by this look at colors sizes and shapes Is Your Mama A Llama by Deborah Guarino Lloyd the Llama asks all of his friends the same question and finds out in rhyme about other types of animals Jamberry by Bruce Degen A little boy walking in the forest meets a big lovable bear that takes him on a delicious berry picking adventure in the magical world of Berryland Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey A family of ducks looks for a permanent home in Boston May I Bring a Friend By Beatrice Schenk de Regniers Zany tale of a bevy of beasts Caldecott Medal winner Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag Wacky illustrations and a funny story yield an all time classic that entertains while it illustrates numerical concepts One Is A Snail Ten Is A Crab by April Pulley Sayre How many feet do different animals have Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden Red Leaf Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert Follow the growth of a sugar maple tree through the eyes of a child Stellaluna by Janell Cannon A young bat who

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - First Grade
    seldom found in other books He also gives plenty of practical examples in how to teach and verify that your child understands the material First and second grade final exams are included This book wasn t actually written for the homeschool market but every homeschool family should have this book It s a great bargain for such a solid foundation in math If you have your child write the answers in a notebook you can re use this book with more than one child It s also a great preparation for Saxon Math We have used this book with all three of our boys and by the time they finished they were easily ready for Saxon 3 and even skipped ahead to Saxon 5 4 Science God s Design for Science by Richard and Debbie Lawrence This is a complete science curriculum for grades 1 8 all in one set It covers life science earth science physical science chemistry and ecology Learn how real science supports biblical authority and the Genesis account of creation The curriculum was designed specifically with homeschoolers in mind so the lessons are short easy to teach and take a hands on approach using ordinary household items for experiments and activities The recommended sequence is Grade 1 Life Science Grade 2 Earth Science Grade 3 Chemistry and Grade 4 Physical Science followed by Grade 5 Life Science Grade 6 Earth Science Grade 7 Chemistry and Grade 8 Physical Science Each subject has a Beginners section geared to elementary age students and when you start the series over again with middle school students you will use the more in depth Challenge section This way each subject is taught twice to reinforce previous learning and develop deeper understanding of the concepts This also lets you teach younger and older children at the same time The curriculum comes with 16 softcovers including both student teacher books and 4 CD ROMs All of the worksheets and tests may be photocopied for use with more than one student The Scientist s Apprentice by Hilary Welliver This complete one year science curriculum allows you to teach all your kids in grades K through 6 together Students learn about astronomy anatomy earth science and oceanography through experiments activities songs art and more Includes detailed teacher information lesson plans bibliographies and reproducible activity sheets More interesting than a text and easier than creating your own study SEE ALSO Elementary School Science Simulations Colorful Fun and Interactive Social Studies Celebrate holidays and special days Learn about the historical events and customs associated with national holidays See Holidays Special Days Learn about the history and geography of the region in which you live Visit parks museums and zoos Make a family scrapbook and a family tree Tell stories about their parents and grandparents childhoods Learn about community workers Go on a field trip to a fire station farm factory supermarket etc Phonics choose one Alpha Phonics A Primer For Beginning Readers by Samuel L Blumenfeld Can

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