• Shoe

    by Published on 10-04-2010 03:57 AM
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    Here's another review that I posted on my blog, and thought I'd share:

    The League of Homeschool All-Stars, Bentley Boyd, 2009, Williamsburg VA: Chester Comix, ISBN-10: 1933122404, ISBN-13: 978-1933122403, 32 pages

    Medium: Hardcover book

    Age/Grade: 9-12/4-7

    Secular/Religious: Inclusive-contains references to some of the featured personalities' religious beliefs as part of their biography where appropriate, without proselytizing

    Rating: ****

    * I hate it
    ** I donít like it
    *** Itís about average
    **** I like it
    ***** I love it

    I purchased The League of Homeschool All-Stars along with the Chester Comix series of historical comic books by the same author, as it looked like it might be an interesting read. I thought my children might enjoy reading about famous people who were themselves home-schooled.

    The book is a collection of short (one page) biographies of twenty-two (22) famous people whose education was primarily completed at home. It is divided into several chapters: science, the arts, politics, and business, with several examples of homeschoolers who have made significant contributions in each area. Some of the people included are Ansel Adams, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, Charlotte Mason, and one of my favorites, Beatrix Potter.

    The biographies are not detailed enough ...
    Published on 05-17-2010 01:49 PM

    Shoe started a forum post on the topic of homeschooling abbreviations and acronyms, and I am bumping the topic to the home page so we can all work on it together. I love the site Snoopy suggested, but I'd love to focus on just secular abbreviations for the sake of this site...

    If everyone will pitch in and add their favorite acronyms in the comments, I'll work them up into a section on the Resource page, okay?

    Homeschooling Abbreviations and Acronyms

    LOF = Life of Fred http://www.stanleyschmidt.com/FredGauss/index2.html

    MBTP = Moving Beyond the Page http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/

    SOTW = Story of the World: History for the Classical Child by Susan Wise Bauer

    T4L = Time4Learning http://www.time4learning.com/

    TT = Teaching Textbooks http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/

    TWTM = The Well Trained Mind http://www.welltrainedmind.com/
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