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Installation Homeschooling Points of Contact

Military Recruitment and Enlistment

WayBack Machine
(use this to find information on linked  pages that have been taken off the Web)

In Memoriam  

Adobe Reader
The Adobe Reader is used to read pdf files. 
The military is fond of pdf files.

Homeschooling:  Books for Grownups

Child Development
General Interest

The Bookroom
"The Bookroom is for homeschooling families using "living books" and other educational materials designed to *delight* the interested learner.

Our members vary in educational style. We have classical educators, unschoolers, and Charlotte Mason teachers as well as members who borrow from a variety of educational philosophies."


Books on Homeschooling

Cafi Cohen
Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old 
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook 

David and Micki Colfax
Homeschooling for Excellence 

Ed Dickerson
Pointers from Ann Zeise:  Care for the Primary Care Giver

Linda Dobson
The Art of Education
The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
Homeschoolers' Success Stories : 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That Homeschooling Has Made on Their Lives


Ann Lahrson Fisher
Fundamentals of Homeschooling: Notes on Successful Family Living 

Mary Griffith
The Homeschooling Handbook 
The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom

Mary Hood
The Relaxed Home School: A Family Production

David Guterson
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense 

Mark & Helen Hegener
The Homeschool Reader: 1984 - 1994

John Holt
How Children Fail  
How Children Learn  
Learning All The Time 
Teach Your Own   
Instead of Education 
The Constitutional Basis for Home Education  (article)  (if the link does not work, a PDF of the page is cached here)

Grace Llewellyn
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education 
(As of March 2010, this book was out of print and is expensively priced at 2nd-hand booksellers.  'Word has it' that a subsequent edition is intended, but no date has been announced.)

Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School  (Charlotte Mason philosophy)

Raymond and Dorothy Moore
Home Style Teaching

Donn & Jean Reed
The Home School Source Book 




E. D. Hirsch  (books are good as sources of inspiration)
A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy 
What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know
What Your First Grader Needs to Know 
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know 
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know 
What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know 
What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know  
What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know 

Independent Study Catalog 

Rebecca Rupp
The Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School



Mortimer Adler
The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto

Stephen Arons
Short Route to Chaos: Conscience, Community, and the Re-Constitution of American Schooling
Compelling Belief: The Culture of American Schooling

John Taylor Gatto, NY State Teacher of the Year for 1991
Dumbing Us Down:  The hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling
The Underground History of American Education 

Ivan Illich
Deschooling Society

Alfie Kohn
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes

Frank Smith
The Book of Learning and Forgetting
Magazine review of
The Book of Learning and Forgetting


Child Development and thinking

Louann Brizendine
"Teen Girl Brain," pp. 31 - 56 in The Female Brain

David Elkind
The Hurried Child 
Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk 
All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis

Jane Healy
Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It

Jerry Mander
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

June Oberlander
Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready 

Neil Postman
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Marie Winn
The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family Life

General Interest

Gerald Durrell

Mr. Durrell's most famous books are not 'homeschooling' books but rather the 'best-seller-ized' reminiscences of Mr. Durrell's unschoolish childhood on the Greek island of Corfu before WWII.  In England, before the war, the headmaster of his school thought Mr. Durrell was stupid.  Despite this early academic failure, he went on to found what is now the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, a breeding zoo for endangered animals.

My Family and Other Animals

Jim Trelease
The Read-Aloud Handbook

Elizabeth Larraway Wilson
Books Children Love
[Amazon reviewers noted that many of the books are out of print.  For good books, though, it is often worthwhile to request volumes through inter-library loans, or to use services such as Alibris, AbeBooks, Powell's, or Biblio.]


Ellie Kay
Heroes at Home was described by an reviewer as "Crisis Management 101."  The reviewer, a Guard family member, also recommended the book for Reserve and Guard family members who "have NO CLUE what to expect from life during a military deployment"





About Homeschooling

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Driving in the car (during field trips; PCSing; vacations)

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Gifted Studies

Glossary of homeschooling and military terms

Grown Homeschoolers

Hobby Horse Stable: Op/ed

Homeschool News

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This site was last updated:  Wednesday, 10 March 2010