Entries for month: October 2013

Tips for Using Wikipedia for Academic Research – The Legit Way

Homeschooling , Homeschool , Curriculum , Home School , Education , Creativity , High School No Comments »

by Jarrod Bell
AHEAD Partner Blogger

This short video will show you how to leverage Wikipedia for your academic research. I show you how to treat it as your personal meta search engine and actually find the books, journals, and other resources you might need. This will help server the current research student or even an old guy like me who just wants to look up stuff for fun.

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Two-Story Curriculum

Homeschooling , Support , Homeschool , Curriculum , Classes , Home School , Education , Encouragement No Comments »

by Penny Rose
AHEAD Partner Blogger

It’s August!  Whether your curriculum is already here with your lesson plans ready to go or if you’re just now poring over catalogs and browsing websitestwo story house? to order your materials, it’s hard for a homeschool mom to face this month without thoughts of school ever-present.

From my viewpoint (the 20-20 hindsight of a mom who has graduated all her children), let me remind you to keep the big picture in sight.  Yes, long division is important.  And yes, choosing between the full-color textbook, the black and white workbook, the manipulative tools, and the CD curriculum is important too.  But let’s make sure that our homeschool looks different from the government school system in more ways than just the title on the textbook.

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