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Choosing Curriculum

Home education offers the opportunity for craftsmanship in education. Loving parents, rather than book publishers or school administrators, are the experts in education. Remember the effective methods of education you used before your children began "school." Inquire of godly parents with experience home-educating. Find out what they use for teaching materials, what they like and don't like about them, and why. Attend several home- education support group meetings. Read books and articles about home-education to broaden your perspective. Visit a curriculum center or educational store in your area. Examine the actual materials you are considering (not just a catalog). The goal is to choose teaching materials that will work for you and your student(s) in your home. Pray and ask the Lord for direction.
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Suggested Reading for Parents

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Area Home Education Contacts

  • Smoky Mountain Home Education Association
    PO Box 18501 / Knoxville, TN 37928
    www.SMHEA.org
  • Middle Tennessee Home Education Association
    Jonathan's Arrow ($35/6 issues, includes MTHEA & THEA dues)
    PO Box 2234 / Smyrna, TN 37167
    (615) 545-9283 www.MTHEA.org
  • Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Ed. Association
    Esprit ($18/9 issues)
    PO Box 23374 / Chattanooga, TN 37422
    www.CSTHEA.org
  • Memphis-area Home Education Association
    MHEA News & Views ($35/12 issues & membership)
    PO Box 2196 / Cordova, TN 38088
    (901) 753-4705 www.mymhea.org
  • West Tennessee Home Education Association
    ($25 year dues)
    PO Box 10013 / Jackson, TN 38308
    (731) 784-8117 www.WTHEA.org
  • Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association
    NETHEA c/o Melinda Chapman
    565 Bill Moody Trail / Blountville, TN 37617
    ($20 per year)
    www.NETHEA.org

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Real Books and Other Resources

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Programmed or Self-Instructional Materials

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Textbooks

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Magazines

  • Home School Digest $20/year (4 issues)
    P.O. Box 374 (800) 343-1943
    Covert, MI 49043 www.HomeschoolDigest.com
  • The Teaching Home (only back-issues available)
    P.O. Box 20219 (503) 253-9633
    Portland, OR 97294 www.TeachingHome.com
  • Homeschooling Today $21.99/year (6 issues)
    P.O. Box 244 (276) 628-7730
    Abingdon, VA 24212 www.Homeschoolingtoday.com
  • Practical Homeschooling $19.95/year (6 issues)
    P.O. Box 1190 (800) 346-6322
    Fenton, MO 63026 www.Home-school.com

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Tennessee Home Educators Association

(annual dues - $10)
P.O. Box 681652. / Franklin, TN 37068 (888) 854-3407 www.TNHEA.org

Achievement Testing

  • Bob Jones University Press (800) 845-5731

Home School Legal Defense Association

(15% discount for Gateway families : Code =291054)
P.O. Box 3000 / Purcellville, VA 20134 (540) 338-5600 www.HSLDA.org

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Scope & Sequence

Typical Course of Study from World Book Encyclopedia

Online Home Education Networks

National Home Education Network
Homeschool Alumni
(For home education graduates)

Special Needs Resources

National Home Education Network (Has a special needs section.)
Sylvan Learning Centers (Offer assistance through tutoring special needs students)
Verticy Learning Academy (Offers curriculum (some online curriculum available) and tutoring specifically for students with special needs.)
Home Education Special Needs Webring (Links to websites that offer help for many different types of disabilities.)
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs (Links to websites that offer help for many different types of disabilities.)

Books for Families with Special Needs Students

A Special Kind of Love: For Those Who Love Children With Special Needs
by Susan Titus Osborn, Janet Lynn Mitchell
Homeschooling the Child with ADD (or Other Special Needs): Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the Child with Learning Differences
by Lenore Colacion Hayes, Lenore C.Hayes
Discover Your Child's Learning Style: Children Learn in Unique Ways - Here's the Key to Every Child's Learning Success
by Mariaemma Ms Willis, Victoria Ma Kindle Hodson
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Brightest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn
by Ronald D. Davis, Eldon M. Braun
The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Your Child's Strengths
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Learning in Spite of Labels: Practical Teaching Tips and a Christian Perspective of Education
by Joyce Herzog
Homeschooling the Challenging Child
by Christine M. Field

 

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