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  1. Does anyone know of a clean version of Shakespeare's Othello, that is not over 3 hours long?
  2. Is there a kids science museum that he volunteer at? Could he find a church that does Center Shot Archery, he could help teach a class or two?
  3. https://www.amazon.com/Victor-Journey-through-Bible/dp/156476480X This one explains what it was like during the time period of the Bible. https://www.amazon.com/Story-Christianity-Matthew-Price/dp/0789496100 This is more like a history book.
  4. http://www.scottmsullivan.com/courses/ He is creating one on Philosophy. You might find something here: https://www.summit.org/videos/ Summit has a Christian Worldview Camp for High school to adults. https://understandingthetimes.com http://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/consequences-of-ideas/ R.C. Sproul http://family.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25250 The Truth Project Do a google search for Ravi Zacharias philosophy videos http://www.labri-ideas-library.org/lecture-list.asp?s=1&page=1 Do a search on philosophy
  5. Another resource is the Oxford School Series: http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/008853 It goes over the play, with commentary and has vocabulary defined in the margins.
  6. When I bought ours, I price around and at that time Sonlight had the best price. I compared with Nature's Workshop Plus and Home Training Tools.
  7. Go to the main websites find one in your area and visit it. Contact the state reps for your area and find out if you can get with other clubs who have more experience. Some people have been known to drive about 2 hours one way to go to a club. Below are the two main homeschool debate leagues. You might want to youtube some of the debates for these leagues, to get a feel for the style of debate. It will take time to do research for team policy debate. You and your dh learn how to question her as the devil's advocate to help learn how to think things through. http://www.ncfca.org http://stoausa.org Another thing to look into is the economics of the issue up for debate. That always helps to understand that. Books and maybe some video training: https://www.monumentpublishing.com One thing to keep in mind, it can get expensive. You have to pay to join a debate club, then fees for tournaments, fees for national organization, and professional looking clothes and shoes. If your student is serious about it, have them to start to develop a professional speaking voice, that does not sound like a teenager. Also, have them start taking notes of sermons, or TV shows. They need good note taking skills for debate. It is an adventure. You and your student will learn more than you ever wanted to.
  8. I second Up From Slavery. Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry is set in the depression If you want you might want to have them watch the movie "Amazing Grace." It will give the students a sense of how bad slavery really was. Some other topics you want to investigate is the Irish slaves and America. Also, find out who captured and sold the African slaves.
  9. Are you looking for something like this? https://www.pinterest.com/pin/389209592771498133/
  10. We used Dave Ramsey course as a personal finance course. I have used Abeka's Economics course. A couple of my children have been to the seminars put on by Greg Rhemke for economics as it relates to debate topics. http://www.economicthinking.org We have watched the John Stossel's economic videos that come out yearly. http://stosselintheclassroom.org/economics/ I am thinking about adding Money, Greed and God by Jay Richards to the mix.
  11. Movies as Literature http://www.designastudy.com/products/1891975099.html
  12. Patty Paper Geometry is a hands on supplement to help understand geometry. http://www.michaelserra.net/weblog/patty-paper-geometry-1.html The Textbook version: http://www.michaelserra.net/weblog/discovering-geometry-intro/
  13. A new curriculum that has been around for a couple of years. http://novarescienceandmath.com http://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/science/textbooks-and-grade-level-resources/novare-physical-science-a-masteryoriented-curriculum
  14. It takes three weeks to do each lesson. I once heard that when you are learning a new writing program, it is good for the teacher to do the writing too. This way the teacher will find out about what some the student struggles are. By doing the writing assignments, the teacher learns the program better. Just take it slow. You may want to start with some short stories, this way for slow readers, the students do not get behind in the reading. Also, the fifth edition teacher edition has some sample ANI charts to help you along.
  15. Best Robotics is another engineering competition. http://www.bestinc.org Our homeschool co-op participated last year. We were part of a 32 team competition. We came in #11 for our first year. This is hands on learning. The students basically design and market a robot. They learn how to fund raise, design a robot, program, do public relations, design a t-shirt, make a marketing booth, create a power point and create an engineering notebook. It is a very good learning experience. They choose officers to lead different areas. Since we are a small group, all students get to experience various parts of the project.
  16. http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/resources/other/competitive/documents/InteriorDesign-rules-kg-090215.pdf Have him create a room on a trifold board. Choose a theme to work around. Give him a budget and have himcome up with the costs for the various items to be used. Create a floor plan. Choose 4 to 6 projects for him to do. Each one has to be totally different from the other. Examples: a Living room/kitchen combination based on a country/western theme, a modern loft apartment in New York, a hotel lobby in an Egyptian Themed hotel in Las Vegas, a beach house and a tiny home made out of a cargo trailer. http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/5q/5qrruutip359cyas.jpg https://www.pinterest.com/turidhw/interior-presentation-boards-interior/ Perhaps pick up a book on interior design and go through the chapters and have incorporate some of the concepts in the current project. That way he will learn the vocabulary.
  17. http://www.disl.org/educational-programs If you are near Mobile, AL , there is a Sea Lab nearby. I got to go with dd when she went. They went on a boat trip. They walked on the beach/forest. They did a dissection. After the boat trip, they got to go to a salt marsh nursery. It was a very interesting trip.
  18. The sound quality of the 2nd Edition Chemistry was not good.
  19. I agree do not have him take the GED. The GED carries a stigma in so many place. With the score he got on the ACT he can get scholarships to schools. Encourage him to pursue his blacksmithing as a trade. His speaking skills will serve him where ever he goes. He can always go back to school. Give him a chance to figure out what he wants. It is his life. He will have to learn lessons in adult life that you cannot teach. Guide him as much as you can, but it is still his life.
  20. https://introtochem.wordpress.com This a link to a class, with a lot of information about chemistry, using Apologia Chemistry 2nd edition.
  21. I agree, why do schools give credit for lab science, it is hands on doing, observing and learning. If you want to go into physical therapy, you have to have so many hours of observations to get the degree.
  22. A few more to help learn about literature: http://www.eternalargument.com https://guidinglighths.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/schoolhouse-review-analytical-grammar-the-eternal-argument-hsreviews/ http://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Literature-Like-Professor/dp/0062301675 http://www.amazon.com/Deconstructing-Penguins-Parents-Kids-Reading/dp/0812970284
  23. That may be a bad decision for them as Home Education is growing.
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