The Homeschool Classroom SettingWritten by Mary Joyce
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Visual materials for home education are a must. If you donít have a big chalkboard, invest in an easel and a big flip chart type notepad. Always sitting next to child or children isnít always best way to illustrate instruction. For one, you hand will generally always be in way so student canít see your visualizations as you speak. When this happens your verbal instruction doesnít match what child is able to see. Kind of like watching one of those foreign films where English is dubbed in! The conversation has already happened before you see their lips move!
Of course, there are many aspects and pieces to a successful homeschool education. The home school classroom is but one of them. With a little planning and some attention to detail, as a homeschooler, you will create an environment that is conducive to child's learning.
You will be inspiring best in a child.
Mary Joyce is a former educator, successful homeschool parent, and has written many articles on teaching your child at home for the Homeschool-Curriculum-4u website. Please visit (http://www.homeschool-curriculum-4u.com) for a complete list of Mary's articles.
History Does Repeat ItselfWritten by Jason Liptow
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consider following. During both invasions of Iraq, Presidents named Bush were in charge of military campaigns. The economic climate of United States was greatly altered both times. The economy went from good to bad. To look even deeper is even more frightening. During invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11, United States' Armed Forces fought against weapons that had been given to Afghanistan government to combat Russia during its war with them in 1980's. That is when United States was on good terms with Afghanistan and was fighting evil empire of Communism. Secondly, Osama Bin-Laden had been recruited and trained by United States' government to help Afghanistan people fight Soviet Union. Ultimately, he was one responsible for attacks on United States on 9/11. One last tidbit to ponder. During 1980's, United States' government supported country of Iraq in its war against Iran. Then twenty years later, Iraq was enemy. Not only does history repeat itself, but in this particular example it is almost scary. And in many instances of this recent history irony surely cannot be dismissed or ignored. ****************************************************** Written by Jason Liptow, B.A. in Social Studies from Madonna University, teacher certification from Saginaw Valley State University in Social Studies and History is webmaster of Social Studies Made Simple. The goal of website is to provide information and links about history, economics, and current events to students and teachers.
Teacher of social studies and history. BA in Social Studies from Madonna University, MSBA from Madonna University in Operations Management, teacher certification from Saginaw Valley State University.