These are the Home-schooling facts!
Is homeschooling legal?
With more and more parents home schooling its important to
know the laws governing it. home schooling is legal in all
fifty states, but requirements vary from state to state. The
freedom of religion granted by the First Amendment allows us
to educate our children in accordance with our beliefs. The
various states, however, interpret these rights differently
regarding home schooling.
We suggest that you contact the home school organization in
your particular state in order to understand the specific
requirements in your area of the country or check out the Home
Legal Defense Association.
Why home school?
homeschooling provides a safe and controlled environment,
physically and spiritually. Parents can protect their
children from negative influences, including teachings with
which they disagree, unhealthy peer pressure and unsafe
environments. Parents can also include spiritual training
that instills their own values from a biblical perspective.
Parents can design a specific educational program that meets
their own child's needs and gives them the individual
attention that they may need.
Who can home school?
Anyone with the desire to teach their children in the
context of a home environment can homeschool.
Am I qualified to teach my children?
To locate the resources you need to successfully home
school your children check out our our list of home
Can I teach several children at once?
Subjects can be taught to several age groups at once. You
can tutor younger children in basic skills while your older
students work independently.
What about socialization?
Up until the advent of public education, all children
learned their social skills in the home. Your children can
learn the necessary social skills to enable them to relate
well with others in a home school setting. They can interact
with parents, siblings, and other children and adults under
parental supervision. While children educated outside the
home are more likely to be influenced by their peers and
teachers, fostering self-confidence, independent thinking
and lasting relationships with family and friends.
Are there any homeschooling resources that I can contact?
To locate the resources you need to successfully home school
your children check out our our list of home
What's the best curriculum for my child?
There is no single best curriculum for home schooling. Many
parents use comprehensive curriculums for the first year or
so, then experiment with other approaches as they gain confidence.
What teaching method should I use?
You can choose among various teaching methods or combine
elements of these approaches to create a custom-made
curriculum for your child.
Textbooks and Workbooks offer quality materials covering
many academic subjects.
Principle Approach Notebooks for each subject are maintained
by recording biblical principles, personal applications, and
pertinent notes and information gleaned from a variety of
Unit Studies Units of study integrate information about a
particular theme from several different subject areas like
language arts and math. This interdisciplinary method allows
for project-oriented, hands-on learning.
Activities Your child may want to participate in community
sports teams. Museums, parks and zoos often offer special
activities. Christian schools in your area may offer courses
in drama, athletics, or music to home school families.