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How Do I Teach...
Everything from A to Z is included here. Learn how to make learning fun and interesting, and how to teach those difficult subjects.

 
Early Learning
  Children learn from birth, so the concept of homeschooling a preschooler is easy to contemplate. Get information on how to make early learning fun and enjoyable for you and your child.

Reading/Literature
  We cover all aspects of learning to love reading, including phonics instruction, vocabulary, literature, reading lists of great books, and more. You'll also find teaching tips and helpful resources to assist you.

Writing
  Need resources for teaching writing at home? We have it all here! Spelling, handwriting, grammar, and more are covered here. We've collected great teaching tips, information about different approaches to teaching handwriting, spelling ideas, and more. Learn about good writing mechanics and the best was to help your child learn composition.

Science
  Find out where to get science materials and lab equipment, how to teach physics, chemistry, and biology, how to find great science field trips in Alaska, and more.

Math
  Teaching math in your homeschool may seem like a daunting task. For many homeschoolers, it is the one subject they dread facing. But there are many creative and fun ways to introduce math to your child. From real world, hands-on learning to structured approaches to mathematics education, we've gathered the resources you need to successfully teach math at home. We explore how unschoolers learn math, how to use manipulatives in your learning, and where to find the best math textbooks and resources. You'll also find free math worksheets and lesson plans. And if you decide you need further help, we have contact information for tutors and teachers, along with information on mathematics classes and programs, in Alaska.

History
  Take your child around the world with the study of history and geography. We've gathered great resources for teaching everything from ancient history to current event, along with a collection of resources to learn about the history of Alaska.

Geography
  Geography can be introduced to children at a very young age. Even the smallest child can understand the concept of their street, their neighborhood, their town, and so on. From there, learning geography is a great way to inject fun and interest into your homeschooling approach. It is so relevant to our daily lives that children cannot help but be interested in it. As they get older, they learn about other countries, peoples, and cultures, allowing them to see themselves as part of a bigger world.

Art
  Find art museums, classes, and more in Alaska. Learn how to teach art at home and explore wonderful resources to introduce every aspect of the fine arts to your child.

Music
  Give your child the gift of music! Learn about music history, composers, instruments, the orchestra, and more. Find music teachers and instructors in Alaska.

Performing Arts
  Alaska has many opportunities for you and your children to enjoy music, dance, drama, and other performing arts. Add fun, creativity, interest, and opportunities for learning to your homeschool curriculum by enjoying performance all across Alaska.

Health & Fitness
  Opportunities for learning about health and fitness, along with ways to get in regular fitness activities, are in abundance for the homeschooling family. From simple family hikes to well-organized homeschool sports leagues, there are numerous ways for children who are educated at home to enjoy physical activity, learn to play group sports, and increase their general fitness level.

Civics/Government
  Help your child to become an active citizen by incorporating civics education into your homeschooling plan. Learn about the federal and Alaska government, how to contact your legislators, how government works, and more.

Economics/Finance
  The knowledge of economics and finance is an important tool as your child grows older. Learn about our money system, the management of personal finances, the stock market, and more.

Foreign Languages
  Looking for resources to learn a foreign language in Alaska? Here you'll find materials, resources, teachers and tutors, and other information to successfully teach Spanish, Latin, Greek, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Hebrew, Sign Language, and more.

Faith/Religion
  Explore the religions of the world, including Catholicism, Christianity, Judaism, and other world religions.

Logic & Thinking Skills
  Critical thinkgin skills are essential to successful learning and understanding. It can be easy and fun to teach logic and thinking skills. These resources, ideas, and materials will help get you started.

Entrepreneurship
  Give your child the gift of success by learning about entrepreneurship. Learn how to teach children to start their own business, the secrets to successfully running a business, and more. You'll find success stories, ideas for businesses for kids, field trips in Alaska that demonstrate successful entrepreneurs, and other resources and ideas.

Computer Skills
  Computer literacy is essential in today's world. Kids pick up computer information and knowledge very quickly. Find the best resources for teaching kids about computer hardware, software, programming, and more.

Study Skills
  Learn how to learn with these resources, tips, ideas, and materials designed to improve study skills

Drivers Education
  Here you'll find the laws regulating drivers education in Alaska, along with online courses, local driving schools, and more to help you teach your teen to drive.

Lesson Plans
  Find free lesson plans online to help teach every subject under the sun. You'll find lots of worksheets, teaching tips, and more.


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ExploraVision
ExploraVision is a competition for all students in grades K-12 attending a school in the U.S., Canada, U.S. Territory or a Department of Defense school. Homeschooled students are eligible to enter. It is designed to encourage students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore visions of the future. Teams of students select a technology, research how it works and why it was invented, and then project how that technology may change in the future. They must then identify what breakthroughs are required for their vision to become a reality and describe the positive and negative consequences of their technology on society. Winning ideas have focused on things as simple as ballpoint pens and as complex as satellite communications. The student teams write a paper and draw a series of Web page graphics to describe their idea. Regional winners make a Web site and a prototype of their future vision.
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve
The Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mountain ranges converge here in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The largest unit of the National Park System and a day's drive east of Anchorage, this spectacular park includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet. Mount St. Elias, at 18,008 feet, is the second highest peak in the United States. Adjacent to Canada's Kluane National Park, the site is characterized by remote mountains, sweeping valleys, wild rivers, and a variety of wildlife. Proclaimed as Wrangell-St. Elias National Monument Dec. 1, 1978; established as a national park and preserve Dec. 2, 1980. Wilderness designated Dec. 2, 1980. Designated a World Heritage Site Oct. 24, 1979.
Anchorage Museum of History & Art
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art at the Rasmuson Center is a cultural center for the community and state. Exhibits showcase the art, culture, and history of Alaska and the circumpolar North. The permanent collection numbers 17,500 objects plus an education collection of roughly 2,000 artifacts, with more than 350,000 historical photographs.
4Real: Education in the Context of Real Life
4Real provides peer support for Catholic parent home educators committed to nurturing learning in a Catholic family atmosphere. They support families who design their own course of home studies, be it in whole or part. They emphasize the Church's Liturgical Year, living books, nature, beauty in art, music, and natural methods of learning. 4Real has its roots in a Catholic Charlotte Mason Yahoo group and has grown by providing a welcome to like-minded parents, especially those who are new to home education (homeschooling) or the Catholic faith. 4Real hopes to continue its ministry emphasizing 'Living Learning' discussions that are rich in ideas, gratifying, inspiring, and encourage creativity. This do-it-yourself desire will be further supported by 'Home as Haven' chats.
5 Essential Keys to Your Perfect College Search
Tom McFadden
The whole college selection process can be a very daunting challenge for Catholic families, both to those searching for the first-time, and even to those who have gone through the process before. Why is it such a challenge? Simply put--going to college can change a person’s life forever, including where he ends up for eternity. After all those years of sacrificing to give their children the best possible Catholic education, many parents are confronted with a huge decision. This advice will help prospective college students and their parents make this decision.


 
 
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