How To Prepare For Homeschooling


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Making The Decision

Find Out Your State's Requirements

Determine Your Child's Learning Style

Visual

Auditory

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Research Homeschooling Methods

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Classical Method

The Montessori Method

Religious Method

Traditional / Structured / School-At-Home Approach

Unit Studies / Integrated Studies / Thematic Unit

Unschooling

Online Distant and Community Learning

The Eclectic Method

Determine The Cost

Curriculum / Learning Materials

Sample Eclectic Curriculum

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Supplies / Equipment / Furniture

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Set Up & Organize

The first consideration after deciding on a homeschooling method, is to determine what curriculum or learning materials will be used.  The variety and amount of homeschooling materials available can be overwhelming, so it helps to narrow them down to the particular materials appropriate  for the homeschooling method.  

Price comparisons and research can be done on the internet, in bookstores and in catalogs. Some companies provide samples or demos of  materials, if requested.  Curriculum materials can be purchased at discounted prices from homeschool catalogs, websites, local homeschool book fairs and homeschool co-ops.  Used materials can also be purchased from people who resell their books online.  Books can also be checked out from the local library.

For a sample of eclectic curriculum materials click below: 

 Sample Eclectic Curriculum

 

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