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The Homeschool Diner's Homeschooler's Guide to the Galaxy
Guide to Homeschooling Approaches and Curriculum (and Everything)
By Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006
A listing and brief description of various homeschooling approaches, popular methods, and philosophies and a review of the different types of instructional materials that are available in the US.
Under Popular Methods and Philosophies, below, you'll find a listing of the most popular ways parents go about homeschooling. Each approach is given a brief description, and you will find links to additional books and websites so you will be able to research the methods you think you and your child might enjoy. Under each approach you will find curriculum options, brief reviews of some popular commercial products, free online resources, and a listing of important websites and books.
Homeschool approaches are also grouped and presented according to the main types of learning materials they use. Some approaches and curriculum fit in more than one section, if so, they are listed in each. Under Types of Instructional Materials, below, you will find descriptions of the main types of materials available to you, along with discussions of the kinds of students that may find them useful. Several popular resources are reviewed for each media.