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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
  • Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA)
    1 yr. membership (July 1-June 30) - $35/yr.
    Jonathan's Arrow -Online Magazine- 5 issues )
    PO Box 2234 / Smyrna, TN 37167
    (615) 545-9283
  • Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Ed. Association
    Esprit ($18/9 issues)
    PO Box 23374 / Chattanooga, TN 37422
  • Memphis-area Home Education Association
    MHEA News & Views ($35/12 issues & membership)
    PO Box 2196 / Cordova, TN 38088
    (901) 753-4705
  • Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association
    NETHEA c/o Melinda Chapman
    565 Bill Moody Trail / Blountville, TN 37617
    ($20 per year)

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Real Books and Other Resources

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Programmed or Self-Instructional Materials

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

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Tennessee Home Educators Association

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

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

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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

Sylvan Learning Centers (Offer assistance through tutoring special needs students)
Verticy Learning Academy (Articles about special needs.)

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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