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V3 Issue 5 - September - December 2002
APPROACHES TO HOME SCHOOLING


Editorial

News from the Editor
Homestead Happenings
,
by Lori Crank
Letters to the Editor

Home Schooling
Why Are You Home Schooling? 
Approaches to Home Schooling
Home Schooling in Adversity,
by Lori Crank
Review of Christian Girls' Curriculums - Training our Daughters, by Lori Crank

Marriage & Child Raising
Courtship, Marriage & Appearance
A Home Birth After Four Cesareans, by Vyckie Bennett
The Internet: A Blessing & A Curse
Fewer Things, More God, by Francisco Ramos, Jr.
Put Away & Purify
Christmas & Santa Claus:  Should we celebrate Christmas? If so, how?

Church & the Family
Book Review: Uniting Church and Home, A Blueprint for Rebuilding Church Community; 

Homemaking

Cook for a Day / Eat for a Month, by Lori Crank
Back to the Basics
Recipe Notebooks, by Lori Crank
Recipes 

A Little Family Humor

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Summary of Articles - V3 I5 Approaches to Home Schooling

Approaches to Home Schooling: An overview of most of the major approaches to home schooling today: The Traditional Approach, Unschooling, Relaxed Home Schooling, Unit Studies, Classical Approach, and the Charlotte Mason / Whole Book Approach. Points to consider in choosing an approach for your family or for a given child. Review of Christian Girls' Curriculums - Training our Daughters, by Lori Crank: A comparison of: (1) The Pearables: Hope Chest Series; (2) Doorposts: A Young Lady of Valor; The Virtuous Woman; Polished Cornerstones; (3) Training Our Daughters To Be Keepers At Home; & (4) Far Above Rubies - A Unit Study based on Proverbs 31:10-31 for High School Girls.
Why Are You Home Schooling?  Are you feeling discouraged, like you would like to quit? A review of the many reasons to home school and persevere in it rather than opting for a private Christian school or the public schools.  Home Schooling in Adversity, by Lori Crank; Lori shares experiences of home schooling in times of family adversity and how God has blessed. 
Courtship, Marriage & Appearance; The role appearance often plays in courtship and marriage decisions. How quickly we judge by looks. How we sometimes develop a "picture" of what our future spouse should look like. A Home Birth After Four Cesareans: Kent Andrew's Birth Story, by Vyckie Bennett; Three totally unnecessary cesareans; A failed home birth attempt; My home birth success.
Fewer Things, More God, by Francisco Ramos, Jr.; How eliminating the clutter in your house can strengthen your relationship with your family and with God. Put Away & Purify; Perhaps we sometimes need to do as Jacob did - putting away certain things, purifying ourselves, and perhaps moving to a different place. 
Christmas & Santa Claus:  Should we celebrate Christmas? If so, how?;  A look at the reasons to either celebrate or not celebrate Christmas; How we should deal with differences among believers over whether to celebrate; Considering customs, meals , decorations and gift giving; The Santa Claus question. The Internet: A Blessing & A Curse; The many dangers of the Internet as well as the many blessings; What you can do to guard against many of the dangers (including different types of filtering options and accountability tools).  
Book Review: Uniting Church and Home, A Blueprint for Rebuilding Church Community; A review of Eric Wallace's book discussing an "age-integrated household approach" as superior to an "age-segregated program approach" used by most modern churches.  Cook for a Day / Eat for a Month, by Lori Crank; Options for cooking as much as a month in advance and storing complete or partially complete meals.
Letters to the Editor: C-Sections & Renewed Home; Waiting on the Lord; Ministry for His Glory; Leviticus Passages

News from the Editor: Combined Dates for This Issue; New Booklet Available; Last Issue; In This Issue.

A Little Family Humor
Homestead Happenings, by Lori Crank; Schooling for the girls (and me); A Season of Joy 

Back to the Basics Recipe Notebooks, by Lori Crank


Recipes