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Homeschool Resource Guide


Definition/Description
Homeschooling or homeschool (also called home education or home based learning) is the education of children at home, typically by parents, rather than in other formal settings of public or private school. A curriculum-free philosophy of homeschooling may be called unschooling.
Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Weldon (2010). 371. 042 WEL

Home learning Year by Year: How to Design a Home school Curriculum for Preschool through High School by Rebecca Rupp (2000). 371. 042 RUP

Homeschooling the Child with Autism: Answers to the Top Questions Parents and professionals Ask by Patricia Schetter (2009). 371.94 SCH

How to Get Your Child off the Refrigerator and on to Learning: Homeschooling Highly Distractible ADHD, or Just Plain Fidgety Kids by Carol Barnier (2000). 371.93 BAR

Learning Without School: Home Education by Ross Moutney (2009). 371. 042 MOU

Real-Life Homeschooling: the stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home by Rhonda Barfield (2002). 371. 042 BAR

Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classic Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn (2001). 371. 042 BLU

The Unschooling Handbook How to use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith (1998). 371. 042 GRI
Library Catalogue
For further books, check the library’s catalogue under the following subject headings:
• Home schooling
• Early childhood education -- Parent participation
• Education, Elementary -- Parent participation
• Education, Preschool -- Parent participation
• Education -- Parent participation
• Learning
(Max 4. Description: 25 words max)
High School Advantage 2008. (DVD-ROM) by Encore. 373.2 HIG

A “complete student resource center” designed for Grades 9-12 and covers Composition, Algebra II, Economics, World History, Geometry & Trigonometry, Biology, Typing, Chemistry & Physics, and more.

Life and Works of Leonardo Da Vinci the Art of Drawing (DVD) by Art Video Productions Inc. 372.5 LEO

Part of a series on the life and works of various artists. Covers Art Lessons on drawing from nature, drawing in proportion, and drawing in perspective. Instructor’s Guide included.
On the Web
The Ontario Ministry of Education - Curriculum
www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/curriculum.html
Provides curriculum documents and exemplars spanning K-12. While not required to follow the government curriculum, some like knowing what is being taught to public school children.

HSLDA - Home School Legal Defence Association
www.hslda.ca/
A national organization working on behalf of home educators to empower, protect, and encourage home educators, and represent home education to those who are not home educating themselves.

Homeschooling in Canada - Homeschooling Information by Province
http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/supportgroups/a/hscanada.htm
A compilation of links to legal information, organizations and support groups for by province.
Catholic Home Schoolers of Halton
hscatholics.tripod.com
Catholic home schooling families from the Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton areas. Monthly children's meeting in Burlington, monthly moms' meeting in Burlington, field trips, Play Day in June.

Mississauga Christian Homeschool Association (MCHA)
mississaugahomeschool.blogspot.com/
A co-operative Christian support group for home schooling families in the Mississauga area. Monthly Group Field Trip, Weekly Gym and Electives Program.





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