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Subject: Homeschooling HighSchool
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 6:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2006
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Anyone have any ideas?  I've ordered Far Above Rubies and have not received it...Yet...Publisher and everywhere I look online it is out of stock...  So, Anyone have any ideas to keep busy until Curriculum arrives???? 

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 1:34 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2007
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Why not try No Fear Shakespeare. I have the Romeo and Juliet Version in a box. If you want it, I'll pull it out and list it. This series shows the real work as written and a modern English translation on the facing page. I homeschooled my son when he was 14. He read The old man and the sea. he did a weekly news sheet entitled this day in history. Also look for community theaterproduction w/lit tie ins. One last thing is volunteer .com. Type in your zip and up pop numerous local volunteer projects. There is also the old journal option.

Good Luck


Date Posted: 10/17/2007 7:58 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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I am using FAR and a member of her message board.  Did you order direct from the author at her website?  If you did, the reason you're probably not getting it fast is that her husband is very sick.  I don't know how she is handling orders at the moment, but I'm sure she will get it out to you as soon as possible.

I have a copy of the sample for FAR which includes the entire unit 1.    You can be getting started on that while you wait.  It includes the introduction which tells you how to use it and also the entire unit including all the activities.  If you are interested in having it, PM me with your address and I'll send it to you.


Date Posted: 10/20/2007 6:47 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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Hey, find a biography of one of the wars, Christian authors preferrably and read it to them. Then have them research it online and do a report.  It's a great way for all of you to learn about history.  And also, while researching it,  they will improve on their computer skills.  Then of course doing the report, includes grammer skills and spelling.  Timelines includes math, calculating all the figures.  We're studying the Vietnam War right now and are learning loads that I never knew before.  It has worked for us and I hope this helps you.

Date Posted: 10/21/2007 2:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2006
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Thanks for all the great ideas!  And a Extra-Special Thanks to Jenny for the FAR Sample!! !