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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
A student should not be taught more than he can think about.
~ Alfred North Whitehead

    North Carolina Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    Ace Homeschool Association - Catawba County/area (ACEhomeschoolers) - A homeschool support group serving Catawba County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. This group is NOT related to the A.C.E. Accelerated Christian Education curriculum. Their website is Accelerated Christian Education.

    Our ideals - to represent the homeschool community; to provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children; to support and encourage parents in the homeschooling process while providing an atmosphere for exchange of teaching techniques and curriculum information; to keep the group informed of any homeschool current events and information through yahoo group emails; and to provide public awareness of home education; diligence in moral and ethical instruction, educational excellence; and responsible citizenship.

    IF NOT A MEMBER OF Ace - go to Ace Homeschool Association for more information about our group and how to get started homeschooling.

    To Subscribe, visit Ace Homeschool Association - Catawba County/area .

    Alamance County Christian Home Educators (ACCHE) - "To provide information, inspiration, and support to families who exercise their God-given right and responsibility to educate their children." You must be a member of ACCHE to join this group. For more information visit Alamance County Christian Home Educators.

    To Subscribe, visit Alamance County Christian Home Educators.

    Around Raleigh NC (AroundRaleighNC) - This is for all those that homeschool or are homeschooled in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area. I want to encourage those that are new, and learn from the veterans. We will discuss all aspects of homeschooling as well as fun field trips and much more! I am new to the Triangle myself...and can hardly wait to meet others that are homeschooling in this area! Come join us and make some new friends!

    To Subscribe, visit Around Raleigh NC.

    Asheville Area Young Homeschoolers (ashevilleyounghomeschoolers) - A play date orientated group to help with socialization skills for young children. Theories on homeschooling and education are always welcome.

    To Subscribe, visit Asheville Area Young Homeschoolers.

    Asheville Homeschool Coop - The Asheville Homeschool Co-op involves 40 to 50 homeschooling families working together to create a day of community fun and learning for our kids and ourselves. All participants are actively involved in making Co-op a success by serving as teachers and assistants, as well as performing other support and clean-up duties.

    For more information, visit Asheville Homeschool Coop.

    Asheville Unschoolers (Asheville-Unschoolers) - Welcome to a great community of families in Western North Carolina who unschool... We believe learning is done best through simply living! This group is intended for families currently unschooling in Asheville, NC.

    To Subscribe, visit Asheville Unschoolers.

    Barefoot Homeschoolers - Rutherford/Polk County Homeschoolers (barefoothomeschoolers) - This group is for connecting with secular homeschoolers in Rutherford and Polk counties of western NC. If you are new to the area, or just starting on your homeschooling journey, please feel free to say "Hello".

    To Subscribe, visit Barefoot Homeschoolers - Rutherford/Polk County Homeschoolers.

    Black Families of the Southern Raleigh Suburbs (BFSRS) - A social group for African-American / Black families that live in the southern Raleigh suburbs, such as Clayton, Garner, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Apex and Cary. Our HOMESCHOOL SUB-GROUP organizes play-dates and park days for homeschoolers.

    To Subscribe, visit Black Families of the Southern Raleigh Suburbs.

    Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group (BC-HAG) - We were formed in 1997 but recently changed leadership and meeting place. Our group is registered with the Division of Non-Public Education in Raleigh & associated with the North Carolina Home Educators (NCHE). Our main purpose is to reach out to all homeschoolers and their children by providing activities & education, as well as offering moral support & friendship. Our group offers various activities such as: field trips, weekly activities, holiday celebrations, end-of-year/graduation ceremonies, play time, and school pictures. We welcome all ages and parents/teachers! Our group meets weekly at Cape Fear Alliance Church located at 8068 River Rd Southport, NC 28461 every Friday ( September - May) from 10 AM to 12 PM. Cooperative education classes offered on a rotating basis. Summer activites vary.

    For more info, visit Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group.

    Burke County NC Homeschool PLUS surrounding area (BurkePLus-NC HS) - This group is open for sharing all tidbits of information, curriculum, field trips, classes, neat stuff to do,encouragement or hey, how are yous?? All members have access to adding events to the calendar and database. Members are comprised of families currently homeschooling their children. Our focus is support and information. Burke Plus has a board of moderators to ensure your privacy and protection. Applicants must be approved by board before joining.

    To Subscribe, visit Burke County NC Homeschool PLUS surrounding area.

    Burke County Home Educators (BC_HE) - An informal group of homeschooling families that live within Burke County or close proximity. While we all come from varied backgrounds, as well as different political and religious beliefs, we support and appreciate the diversity within our group. In BCHE we aim to treat each other with kindness and understanding, by focusing on what we have in common; the home education of our children and the desire to do the best for our families. The families within BCHE plan many different activities and events to give our children different experiences and times to get together.

    You can also find us at our Burke County Home Educators Facebook page.

    To Subscribe, visit Burke County Home Educators.

    Cabarrus County Home School Association (CCHSA) - Non-Members: If you are interested in joining our Home School Support Group, CCHSA, please visit our website: Cabarrus County Home School Association.

    To Subscribe, visit Cabarrus County Home School Association.

    Calvary Home Educators - Greensboro (Calvaryhomeducators) - CHE offers encouragement and fellowship to homeschool families attending Calvary Church in Greensboro, NC. If you are new to our area, or looking for a homeschool friendly church please join us this Sunday! Directions and information about Calvary Church can be found at Calvary Church

    To Subscribe, visit Calvary Home Educators - Greensboro.

    Carolina Christian Educators - Eastern Carolina/Onslow & Western Carteret counties - An active group of home educators in Eastern North Carolina, specifically serving the area of Onslow and Western Carteret counties.

    For more information, visit Carolina Christian Educators - Eastern Carolina/Onslow & Western Carteret counties.

    Carteret County, NC Homeschoolers (carteret_hs) - This is a group for people who homeschool in Carteret County, North Carolina or neighboring communities. Its main purpose is to allow homeschoolers to share information about activities and events of interest in Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Cape Carteret, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Havelock, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We welcome all homeschoolers, without regard to religious, educational, or political philosophy.

    To Subscribe, visit Carteret County, NC Homeschoolers.

    Cary Homeschoolers - An all-inclusive, secular homeschool support group based in Cary, NC. Membership is open to all homeschooling families in and around the Cary area. We do not require or endorse adherence to any particular belief system, educational method or philosophy.

    Our primary purpose is to help our children develop and maintain social connections with other young people in the Cary area. Our over 200 member families meet in-person and use park days, game days, play dates, field trips and classes as our tools to help encourage these relationships. Additionally, we hold regular gatherings for parents to help create a sense of community, as our secondary purpose is to share ideas about homeschooling and to act as a sounding board and source of support for homeschooling parents.

    For more information, visit Cary Homeschoolers.

    Central Carolina Home Educators - CCHE, Inc. - A group dedicated to supporting home educators. We were founded on Christian beliefs and principles, but are open and accepting of everyone involved in home-based education.

    For more information, visit Central Carolina Home Educators - CCHE, Inc..

    Chapel Hill Homeschoolers - A network of parents and children homeschooling in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area. Our group was founded in 1990 to provide encouragement, support and enriching activities for our homeschooling community.

    Chapel Hill Homeschoolers has been formed to serve as an organization of home school families committed to maintaining educational freedom and encouraging educational excellence. We are advocates for home education in our community, state, and nation, and support families who home school. We believe that parents are responsible for the education of their children with the authority to evaluate and select among educational alternatives. We strive toward open communication and understanding of one another. We are non-sectarian and non-discriminatory.

    For more information, visit Chapel Hill Homeschoolers.

    Charlotte Homeschooling - Member participation site for homeschoolers in the greater Charlotte, NC area. Connect with others in forums, groups, events, and blogs. Visit our Charlotte Homeschooling - For Homeschoolers in Charlotte and North Carolina Facebook Page.

    For more information, visit Charlotte Homeschooling.

    Charlotte Christian Homeschool Network (CCHNet) - A Christian based list for homeschoolers in, or moving to, the Charlotte, NC, area. Anything of interest to new and existing homeschoolers in the Charlotte Metro area may be discussed. A wide range of viewpoints is allowed. Discussions that get strident or include personal attacks will be discontinued. Practice the Golden Rule! This is a high volume list. You may want to receive it in digest form or read it at the website.

    To Subscribe, visit Charlotte Christian Homeschool Network.

    Charlotte Mason eLEARN - Greater Charlotte area (CMeLEARN) - A homeschool group serving families in the Greater Charlotte area. We are Christian families who welcome anyone interested in learning about the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. CMeLEARN offers an ongoing study of Charlotte Mason for teachers using various resources. CMeLEARN also hosts park days, field trips, botanical garden visits, concert visits, parent's night out, and other activities that are conducive to a Charlotte Mason education.

    Join this free Yahoo group to connect with other Charlotte Metro homeschoolers using and learning about the Charlotte Mason Philosophy and Methods. We also have a WordPress site where you may find a host of how tos and other information to help you in getting started with Charlotte Mason's methods. Check out Charlotte Mason Carolina Blogging.

    To Subscribe, visit Charlotte Mason eLEARN - Greater Charlotte area .

    Charlotte Mason eLearn-announce - Greater Charlotte area - This group is designed to allow CMeLearn members to post information regarding class availability or business sales, or anything that would be of interest to the group.

    To Subscribe, visit Charlotte Mason eLearn-announce - Greater Charlotte area.

    Charlotte Mason Mothers - North Carolina - Raleigh/surrounding area (CM-MothersNC) - A homeschool support group in the Raleigh and surrounding areas of North Carolina for mothers who are utilizing Charlotte Mason's teachings in home education. We are a Christian homeschool group, but welcome anyone who aspires to provide a Charlotte Mason style home education for their children. You must be a support group member to join our email list.

    To Subscribe, visit Charlotte Mason Mothers - North Carolina - Raleigh/surrounding area.

    Chatham County Homeschoolers (CCHomeschoolers) - An inclusive, secular homeschool support group. All Chatham County, North Carolina (and neighboring area) home school families, as well as those who want to learn more about homeschooling, are welcome to be a part of our homeschooling support/enrichment group. We welcome families of all races, religions/spiritual paths and educational philosophies, with children ages birth through teens.

    To Subscribe, visit Chatham County Homeschoolers.

    CHEFS - Carolina Home Educators Family Support - Chesterfield/Marlboro/Anson/Richmond Counties - Connecting homeschooling families in Chesterfield, Marlboro, Anson, & Richmond counties of NC & SC. All homeschooling families are welcome. All independent homeschooling families from Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville, Rockingham, Hamlet, Wadesboro, and the surrounding areas are invited to join Carolina Home Educators Family Support (CHEFS). We are a local support group encouraging educational opportunities & social support for independent homeschooling families in our area.

    For more information, visit CHEFS - Carolina Home Educators Family Support - Chesterfield/Marlboro/Anson/Richmond Counties.

    Christian Minority Home Educators - Piedmont Triad area (CMHE) - A Christian support group for minority home educators in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. Our mission is to glorify God in the education of our children by encouraging, strengthening, and discipling one another. CMHE provides its members an opportunity to share homeschooling ideas, teaching techniques, curriculum options, extracurricular activities information and more. We also provide opportunities for our children to regularly socialize with one another through field trips, park days, play dates, and more.

    We do not discriminate based on race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin. We do not belittle any race and do not tolerate inflammatory remarks against any race of people. We seek to encourage unity among all groups of people and want the homeschooling community to be as diverse as the body of Christ. We also welcome families that have adopted minority children.

    To Subscribe, visit Christian Minority Home Educators - Piedmont Triad area (CMHE).

    Curriculum Exchange of Wake County (curriculumexchange) - A local, face-to-face loop where you can post used curriculum and resources to buy or to sell to home schoolers in Wake County, NC and its bordering counties.

    To Subscribe, visit Curriculum Exchange of Wake County.

    Currituck County Homeschooling (Currituck_County_Homeschooling) - A resource for Home-Schoolers Living in or around Currituck County, including North Eastern North Carolina and South Eastern Virginia.

    To Subscribe, visit Currituck County Homeschooling.

    Davidson County Home Educators (DCHomeEducators) - A new group in North Carolina looking for members. Davidson County includes Thomasville, Lexington, Wallburg, Welcome and more. Our goal is to provide a fun group for kids to have friends for playdates, field trips, park days or just to go out to lunch together. Please join us if interested!

    To Subscribe, visit Davidson County Home Educators.

    East Duplin Home Educators (EDHE) - Homeschoolers in East Duplin county, North Carolina.

    To Subscribe, visit East Duplin Home Educators.

    ECHO Homeschoolers - East Coast Homeschool Organization (echohsers) - This email list is limited to East Coast Homeschooling Organization members only. Feel free to use this loop for all educational and homeschooling needs. For more information, visit our East Coast Homeschool Organization website.

    To Subscribe, visit ECHO Homeschoolers - East Coast Homeschool Organization.

    Explore and Discover - Charlotte region (ExploreAndDiscover) - Our families are seeking to explore and discover culture and community, through self-directed activities with friends. These are not structured outings, except where noted. The activities include area parks, state parks, bike days, hiking, museum outings, picnicking, and perhaps some weekend family events. Outing details will be posted each month on the calendar, with reminders to the group. There is no age restriction for participation, all family members are welcome. We are focused on fun and connecting with others, in the Charlotte region.

    All members are welcome to post outings and to discuss FUN activities of interest related to family events. Be sure to check the Calendar and Database for outings and clubs, and connecting with new friends!

    To Subscribe, visit Explore and Discover - Charlotte region.

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Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Goldz
and Joan M. Zielinski
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond.
Kindle Edition

Homeschooling The Early Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child

by Linda Dobson
Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed..
Kindle Edition

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
Kindle Edition

Homeschooling: The Teen Years

Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.
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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
Kindle Edition

Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
Kindle Edition

101 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (2005).

Homeschooling the Child with Autism
Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall
This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home.

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
by Kathy Kuhl
Whether you already homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. "Anyone who lives or works with a struggling learner will find many a valuable nugget to aid in their work with these children." Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D.

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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Homeschooling For Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes.
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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens
by Debra Bell
Debra Bell has helped numerous homeschooled students, including four of her own, gain college admission and win substantial scholarships to the schools of their choice.

The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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