Ask the Readers: What’s Your Favorite Curriculum?

April 30, 2009 | Posted in Polls | By

Home School Curriculum.  There are as many preferences as there are choices.  In my experience, nearly every home school family has a particular group of curricula they use for educating their children.

Growing up, the big names in home education were A Beka, Bob Jones, and Saxon.  Some years, my brothers and I had a different curriculum for each subject!  One thing’s for sure: Home schooling allows parents to mix and match the right books for their child’s needs.

I want to hear from you.  What’s your favorite curriculum?  Does your family use one curriculum for math, another for history, and still another for english?  Tell us about it!

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Using the Internet for Your Home School Group (Part 3: Blogging)

April 28, 2009 | Posted in Technology | By

Alright, so your home school group has mass email and it has a Facebook account; what now? If your group is extremely active—or if you personally are, and you want to tell the world about it—then I suggest you start a blog.

The Basics
First things first: Let’s get a few semantics out of the way. “Blog” (like many internet-terms) is an abbreviation. It’s short for web log. I know it doesn’t seem like that much trouble to write the letters W and E, but for some reason internet gurus thought better, so the term was shortened. Today, “blog” is the only term you’ll hear thrown around on the net.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

April 27, 2009 | Posted in Events | By

Those of you attending the annual Home School Convention in Searcy, AR will have the opportunity to attend Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, a musical depiction of the biblical saga of Joseph, on Saturday afternoon.  This is one performance you and your family won’t want to miss!

Tickets are $3 per student or $10 per family. Net-proceeds (i.e. money that comes in after expenses are covered) will go to the Education Alliance.  Where else do you have the opportunity to donate money to help home schoolers in Arkansas while enjoying fun, family entertainment?

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