The August 2012 Digital Edition of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is available free. This edition includes:
- A very useful article for the DIY Homeschool Mom from Dr. Mary Hood titled, “Homeschooling When Money is Tight.” Even if cost isn’t your issue, there is much to glean including simple and natural ways to tutor your children below the ages of 12-13. “The first thing you have to do is get over your fear of operating without a set curriculum.” She offers suggestions covering all of the subject areas. Great advice!
- Along the same lines, “Sparse Funds Spawn Creative Kids” by Jessica Hulcy (KONOS founder), explains “organic teaching” or using what you have on hand. “‘That is not curriculum!’ you say, to which I answer with the definition of the word curriculum, which is ‘a course of study.’” She covers the benefits of this type of schooling – creativity and reliance on the Lord.
- The Tech Homeschooler, Andy Harris, has a large list of free – and high quality – software that can replace some of the more expensive alternatives.
- An article by Zan Taylor on how to use the election. Think of these questions as the foundation for an election unit and propose to find the answers.
- The Artistic Homeschooler, Pat Knepley, provides instruction on how to make colonial silhouettes.
This issue covers homeschooling on a budget, grammar, special needs, and has several articles from homeschool grads.
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