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  1. I'd suggest that both you and he read The Teenage Liberation Handbook. It is the book for teen's unschooling and you will be pleasantly pleased by the high bar the author sets for what education is, but all the work and drive is the student's.
  2. I suspect that everybody but newbies will get the email. My understanding when they sent the cards was that you didn't get it until your third year. I'm guessing that was to save on costs because a lot of home schools don't make it past year one. Here's the one thing I don't see up thread, DNPE can and does close home schools if they think the person is no longer at the address on file. Legally home schoolers are supposed to notify them of any changes in real address; so don't forget to update them if you move. The easiest way to do that would be by their online program, but you will also
  3. Gosh, listen to Erin on the grammar part, but I'd never correct another adult's grammar unless asked. You were asked to edit something, right? (wish I could sign Judith Martin but I can't).
  4. I like Christopher's bio of his dad, and in college I had to write a psycho biography of somebody. I did Tolkein and used Jung as my psychologist. I used this book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Individuated-Hobbit-Archetypes-Middle-Earth/dp/039528208X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370006632&sr=8-1&keywords=the+individuated+hobbit
  5. I think I started it in a weird post that got from the intend thread to this one. I would also like to hear.
  6. Weird, weird, weird. Somehow this posted in this old thread. Forgive me!
  7. Tapestry of Grace uses: http://www.amazon.com/Feasts-Adonai-Christians-Should-Biblical/dp/0982433573/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367333521&sr=8-1&keywords=the+feast+of+adonai for high school aged students. They also have books for younger students.
  8. :iagree: Up until now this is what Tapestry has used. The Iliad is substantially abridged while the Odyssey is only lightly abridged (it appeared to me they remove line sections that repeat other sections, what are called "set pieces.")
  9. Thanks to reading The Radioactive Boyscout I know that you can find some radioactive elements: http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/environment/common_radioactive_items.htm
  10. Besides materials that are available already in an digital format, you should consider scanning in regular texts. There is a service this does this: http://1dollarscan.com/ Or you can do it yourself: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/24835-book-scanning/ This way you can take whatever you want and not be limited to material already available as digital. You'll want to make sure that you don't rely on cloud services, but download some things to your local computer if you will be out of internet range.
  11. Another excellent book to use is: http://www.amazon.com/The-Discarded-Image-Introduction-Renaissance/dp/0521477352/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333403287&sr=8-1 Tapestry used to use it in Year Two, but I think it's been pulled because it was at a pretty high level, so more for you than for students. It's very important to understand that Dante's worldview was nothing like ours. If they can begin to get this then they can move onto a much harder concept: the Biblical world view is nothing like ours to get full meaning out of the Bible we must begin to understand and appreciate that
  12. I'm trying to follow the plan she lays out in A Plan for Teaching. If you had not listened to that she provides other resources for after The Rulebook for Arguments in later years (assuming you start in 9th). I will also use The Lively Art of Writing this year when we finish Rulebook. It is also fairly slim and easy to use.
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