inside the current issue :: summer 2018

 
 Download the winter issue of home/school/life, the secular homeschool magazine for families who learn together
Independence, like socialization, is one of those worries that can plague new homeschoolers for no good reason.
— From "DON'T WORRY"
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I start seeding our reading basket with books related to things we’ll be studying in the fall at the beginning of the summer—when we start “back to school,” the kids have an immediate connection to our lessons.
— From "HOW DO YOU GET READY FOR A NEW HOMESCHOOL YEAR?"
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I’ve learned that automatically agreeing to every project means we start a lot of things that we don’t follow through on— which is okay sometimes, but I want to also introduce the idea that we can be thoughtful about what we choose to do.
— From "A DAY IN THE LIFE"
 

features

FACT-BASED ANTIDOTES TO YOUR BIGGEST HOMESCHOOL WORRIES ::  We burst the bubble on some of the biggest worries that keep homeschoolers up at night, from worrying that your kid will never get into college to fretting about not finding the right curriculum to obsessing over building your social network. Sometimes the best way to shake persistent worry is to face it head on.

 

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try this at home

  • SUMMER READING Binge-able book lists based on your television obsessions, from The Good Place to Stranger Things

  • FANTASTIC BEASTS The persistent allure of the Loch Ness Monster

  • FORGOTTEN HISTORY The Battle of Ambos Nogales

  • ART HISTORY The work of Andy Warhol

  • U.S. GOVERNMENT Interpreting the 14th Amendment

  • THE HOMESCHOOL DOCTOR How can I make my homeschool more creative? And more little tweaks that can help you get the homeschool you want

  • THE HOMESCHOOL DOCTOR 6 ways to reinvent your homeschool (without spending a dime)

  • WOMEN IN HISTORY Maria Mitchell and other women with telescopes

  • TIMELINE A reading history of vampires in literature

  • BIOGRAPHY Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • HISTORY Huey Long's legacy

  • WORLD HISTORY Memorable mountain climbing expeditions; Chinese herbal medicine

 

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tribe

  • Q&A Do we have to teach handwriting? And more answers to your questions about everyday homeschooling

  • HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL How to make your homeschool graduation special

  • THE LANGUAGE ARTS COACH Teaching vocabulary through readalouds

  • HOMESCHOOL FLASHBACK A Day in the Life of Amy's homeschool

 

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reading list

  • NEW BOOKS 40 new releases for your summer reading list

 

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stuff we like

  • SUMMER SCIENCE 20 backyard experiments for lazy days

 

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