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Written by Subject: Education: Private Secular Schools and Home School

When you Home Educate,... the Universe is your Classroom 

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http://mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/homeschool

MIT has a long history of admitting homeschooled students, and these students are successful and vibrant members of our community.

Over the past decade, we have seen a surge in homeschooled applicants. Homeschooled applicants still make up less than 1% of our applicant pool (and less than 1% of our student body), but these numbers are growing. These students come from urban, rural, and suburban neighborhoods; they have been schooled in the home and under the umbrella of larger communities; some have been granted a formal high school diploma, while others were not. Please note that we do not require a high school diploma or GED from our applicants.

At MIT, we do not have separate requirements for homeschooled applicants. Homeschooled applicants, like all of our applicants, are considered within their context, which includes schooling choice, family situation, geographic location, resources, opportunities, and challenges. However, we do have some tips for homeschooled students, based on successful applicants we have admitted in the past.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQiW_l848t8

The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (Intro + Hour 1 of 5)

The Ultimate History Lesson illustrates Who, How, and Why we here in America, and Around the World, are being Dumbed Down. It's not a coincidence, it's a business agenda. Learning's the Answer. What's the Question? See also https://tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/

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https://tragedyandhope.com/?s=home+school

Independent Publisher's of Free Knowledge and Priceless Wisdom: Re-Contextualizing History, One Episode at a Time

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http://profcj.org/

The Dangerous History Podcast

Learn the Past/Understand the Present/Prepare for the Future

The goal of the Dangerous History Podcast is to help you learn the past so that you can better understand the present and prepare for the future.

The Dangerous History Podcast takes CJ's countless hours spent as a Professional History Dork and boils all the most interesting and/or important stuff he has learned into podcast episodes, combining education with entertainment with the ultimate goal of empowerment.

This is the history the Establishment would rather you not know.

If you like the show and would like to help it not only continue, but grow, please donate and/or spread word of the show (word of mouth, Twitter, your blog, leaving reviews and ratings on iTunes and other podcast venues, to name a few), and you can help us get there!

 

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http://schoolsucksproject.com/

School Sucks Project is a podcast, You Tube channel, and on-line community dedicated to redefining education. We promote home-education, critical thinking, peaceful parenting, personal development and better communication strategies.

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https://www.khanacademy.org/

We are a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a free world class education for anyone, anywhere.

We offer tutorials on everything from basic arithmetic to calculus, chemistry, physics, history, art, medicine, economics, and finance. Khan Academy also offers infinite problems for practice (currently in Math).

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https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Learn about the simple steps you can take to prepare your class for an Hour of Code.

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https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Magazine/Magazine-List.htm?MagNo=5

There are 36 Editions of the Freedom's Phoenix Online Digital Magazine.

One of the magazine editions (from September 2011) was devoted solely to Generation Next: Homeschooling, Education...

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https://www.ronpaulcurriculum.com/public/3346.cfm?affID=IchthusRPC&gclid=CjwKEAjwl9DIBRCG_e3DwsKsizsSJADMmJ11iDnvEVdOzFOb_GgwuSnSbTr-KBUg6QjXgkZdS_UgrBoC-4vw_wcB

This curriculum helps you pass on your most important inheritance: your worldview. It is the only video-based, self-taught, reading-intensive, writing-intensive, online homeschool program that provides a systematic defense of limited government and the free market economy. I call this the freedom philosophy.

All of the other reasons are secondary to this one . . . even my 100% money-back guarantee.

The war for your children's minds begins early, but it becomes a high-stakes battle in middle school: sixth grade. Here, the textbooks begin the process of defending the modern state -- the state which provides "free" education. Here is where millions of parents lose the battle. College is merely the "mopping up" operation.

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http://www.ronpaulhomeschool.com/

With the Ron Paul Curriculum, you can say goodbye to all that — to running yourself ragged, never feeling caught up, and finding your house a mess and yourself an emotional wreck.

What's more, your students will learn more than ever, from instructors you can trust, in a curriculum endorsed by Ron Paul himself.

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https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/D36749F1-3A40-09FA-957F-41294B88CB70#-4016

The HISTORY BLUEPRINT: Richard's Brain Model "A Comprehensive Ontology of Cognitive Liberty"

The HISTORY BLUEPRINT is a tool for auto-didactic learning, allowing anyone to begin developing a comprehensive understanding of where we are, where we've been, and where we're going as Humanity. By learning to observe, ask questions, and model your findings, you can either start from scratch or work from what's already been mapped out.

The "map is not the territory", but the HISTORY BLUEPRINT reflects that which exists, and the inter-connectivity which can be inferred through the surrounding topics.

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http://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/25-killer-sites-for-free-online-education.html

Lifehack is your source for tips to help improve all aspects of your life. We are widely recognized as one of the premier productivity and lifestyle blogs on the web. This site is dedicated to lifehacks, which is a phrase that describes any advice, resource, tip or trick that will help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.

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https://www.edx.org/

Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere


Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online


Advance teaching and learning through research

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https://www.open2study.com/

Open2Study provides free, specialised short courses, entirely online, across the world, in a range of subject areas.

If you've studied through Open2Study and want to take your interests further, there's bound to be an Open Universities Australia course for you.


With over 140 courses offered online through leading Australian universities, you can complete a degree by studying where, when, and how it suits you.

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https://www.liberty.edu/onlineacademy/

Liberty University Online Academy exists to support parents and guardians in their biblical responsibility to nurture and train their children. Thus, LUOA provides opportunities that allow students to experience academic and spiritual development through an individualized, Christ-centered, computer-based, academic experience.

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http://libertyhomeeducators.weebly.com/

 Liberty Home Educators was formed to offer support and encouragement to anyone who is currently or interested in educating their children at home in the Fayette County and surrounding areas . We offer support group meetings for adults and activities for the children. Field trips are also offered throughout the year.  Support group meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at Liberty Baptist Church from 12pm - 3pm. Join our co-op classes on  Mondays at Cherry Tree Alliance Church in Uniontown. 

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http://www.homeschools.org/

CLASS is a pioneer of the modern home school movement and has helped thousands of families to get started—and succeed—in home schooling. CLASS consists of thousands of home schools throughout the United States and around the world, with students ranging in age from four to adult. CLASS is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools. Our graduates are being accepted by leading colleges, universities, and military academies.

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http://landing.icademy.com/lp1/sem/ef/icademy.html

K12 International Academy is a fully accredited, private online K–12 school that liberates students from rigid schedules, classes that move too fast or too slow, bullying, and other factors that stand in the way of success.

Combining K12's award-winning curriculum with exceptional teachers, an amazing support team, and an individualized learning plan for every student, K12 International Academy puts in motion a complete program tailored to helping your child learn in a flexible and innovative way, at his or her own pace.

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https://www.science.edu/AcellusAcademy/info/high-school.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwl9DIBRCG_e3DwsKsizsSJADMmJ11WNxYvIG_HE8NrTajKwURXtbA7e7mf0ocHQn5l59YjBoCip3w_wcB

Tutoring Program for High School

  Learn at your own pace with our interactive online courses

  The program provides tutoring resources for struggling students

  Acellus courses are also ideal for home school students

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http://americanhighschool.education/homeschool_1/

American High School's online home school program offers quality, Internet-delivered online high school and middle school courses for students throughout the United States and internationally. Since 2004, American High School has enrolled over 22,000 students. We are the most affordable, online home school in the United States, offering a quality online learning program for middle school and high school students.

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https://www.time4learning.com/homeschool-curriculum.htm

Founded in the fall of 2003, Time4Learning launched its service in the spring of 2004. Time4Learning is a small family firm which remained in the founder's living room until the need for more people required taking a formal office in August 2006. Time4Learning aspires to provide a high quality useful low-cost service to its members, to be a highly responsible employer for its staff, and a conscientious member of our community.

We feel that the Time4Learning service provides a unique and valuable contribution to parenting in an electronic age in several areas.

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https://www.aop.com/curriculum

With online, print and computer based homeschooling curriculum formats, Alpha Omega Publications has the right home school curriculum for you and your family. As a leading Christian homeschooling publisher, AOP's award-winning educational products have enabled thousands of families to discover the amazing benefits of a Christian homeschool education. Take a closer look and see what makes AOP's homeschooling curriculum so special.

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https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/curriculum/

Complete Christian Homeschool Curriculum

Sonlight is the original literature-rich curriculum. We pioneered this style of learning in 1990, and have been thrilled and privileged to provide top-quality education to homeschooling families for the last 27 years.

Although all of our products are available for purchase individually, the true Sonlight Experience are our literature-based, History / Bible / Literature packages.

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https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-curriculum-reviews/

For over a decade, TheHomeSchoolMom has been a guide to the best homeschool resources available online. Originally started by Mary Ann Kelley in 2000, the popular homeschool site now contains over 1,500 pages of homeschooling resources for new and veteran homeschoolers alike. Our blog offers encouragement from several veteran homeschooling moms with a variety of perspectives, and our resources area provides links to free curriculum from industry and private organizations, online lesson plans and worksheets, online unit studies, and other helps for supplementing or creating a homeschool curriculum. We offer an extensive collection of local resources, including support group listings, state homeschooling legalities, conventions and other homeschooling events, and more. TheHomeSchoolMom also offers free downloads including unit studies and homeschool planners.

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http://www.pearsonhomeschool.com/

Pearson Homeschool is here for you. Kitchen table to computer, our proven curriculum solutions let you engage your kids in learning the way you dreamed you would. You personalize instruction to their pace, assess their progress automatically, and get the comprehensive support you need to teach it all confidently.

Our easy-to-use homeschool curriculum packages are affordable, too. So do some idea-hunting now. And let Pearson help you do more to make sure your child achieves more every day.

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http://teachbesideme.com/homeschool-moms-share-favorite-science-curriculum/

Welcome to Teach Beside Me! This is a website focused on educating children in hands-on creative ways. Whether you are a homeschooler or a teacher, you will discover new ways to teach kids so they will love learning! I am here to help you do that! 

*You CAN reach all kids with engaging learning activities

*You WILL see their learning expand and develop because they will care about learning!

*You CAN feel confident and excited about teaching again!

*Your students will CRAVE what you are feeding them and love every step of the way.

*You won't worry anymore about meeting standards because you will be ROCKING it as a teacher!

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https://www.classicalconversations.com/homeschool-science-curriculum.htm

CC is a mission to know God, and to make Him known by equipping homeschool parents. 

With so much emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), it can seem daunting to homeschool parents to choose science curriculum for their students, particularly during the high school years. It can be confusing to wade through the options and to consider the standards of each state. 

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions when we look for the perfect science curriculum. Perhaps it is time to set aside our concerns about careers and focus on the educational system and methods that produced great scientists in the past. There are a few things to note about scientific pioneers.

*They were all curious about the world around them.

*They were all careful observers of the world around them.

*They were almost all classically educated.

 

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Ernie,

I thought that FreedomsPhoenix archives had links to and/or recommendations of various home school curriculums or resources. A friend wants to start home schooling.


 

I'll have up today, Thursday 2017-05-11, what I think you are hoping to share with them. I think you hope to demonstrate all of the help and material available to those that fear Home Education. I'll have this ready for you this afternoon.

Defending Archimedes is the project I think you are referring to. http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Magazine/142803-2013-10-03-publishers-back-page.htm (Video of Speech on just this issue) In this presentation I gave a few years ago at Libertopia I'm pretty sure I explained why I couldn't endorse a single curriculum. 

Some of the best information came with a requirement that the student's be logged in to use the material. KahnAcademy not only tracks what information is accessed but HOW the student's mind worked as their progress was tracked on Kahn's website. Partnering with Software Tech Giants didn't make me feel any better either.

https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode - is great but I have one account the grandkids all share. But they want to have their own accounts because of the "Game" points they earn as individuals.... I want this software on MY computer as records for our family and not for the surveillance state and their friends. 

Even Ron Paul's Home School material has many of the same drawbacks. But by researching all of the material available (even MIT lectures for free online now) a parent can create a very complete experience for their children. 

There are several posts with that information in the categories. http://www.pirateswithoutborders.com/education The blank banner add spaces at the top of the page is where the "Solutions" will be linked to as we develop/promote them (like some suggestions below). 

But it is the Decentralization aspects I hope to focus on. I've been endorsing parents and grandparents creating their own plan using all sorts of resources. 

DefendingArchimedes is the idea that the individual isn't categorised, labelled, indexed and listed, but that their identity is protected. Defending the geniuses of the future. This is why I'm so supportive of private communication so the next River Tamm http://firefly.wikia.com/wiki/River_Tam isn't targeted with a Kahn report combined with a DNA matching to create a target file (if They can,... They are). 

We're finally done with the Pirate site and the final task before hard launch (Promotion) is the ordering of all of the stories on the site for each category and turning on the Shopping Cart http://shop.pirateswithoutborders.com/

The Education category and FreedomsPhoenix will include the post that Donna is working on now with the material I sent her for you to be able to send to the interested parents. But none of these have the DefendingArchimedes 'endorsement' because of student tracking. 

Some are just resources to be used as part of a curriculum. Professor CJ's History http://profcj.org/ is a great resource that everyone can enjoy while learning a lot of history and enjoy it at almost any age. SchoolSucksPodcast http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/ and www.TragedyandHope.com are great examples of a large resource that can be used to craft an age appropriate lesson from. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQiW_l848t8 John Taylor Gatto) 

DefendingArchimedes will rise from the www.PiratesWithoutBorders.com advocacy of Decentralized... everything (including the category of Education - there are only 8 categories). 

Please Read/Listen to "The First Letter of Marque" on the front page of PWB front page - Paul Rosenberg was a big help with the concepts BTW. Davi and I created the tone and Ben Stone -TheBadQuaker read the text for the MP3 file. 

Decentralization is the mantra I'm pushing and this is the best way I know how while having fun and drawing participation from the movement. 

Communication - Energy - Healthcare - Food/Water - Transportation - Shelter - Automation - Education (We're also adding "Build The Ship"). 

Decentralization/Privacy/Autonomy in Education (and everything else) is what I hope to inspire and support. Later today I'll have something useful to forward to your friend. I'm hoping that it inspires them with all that is available for them to craft an education for their child. There are many ready made packages that would get them going and that they likely will add/delete to in the near future to customize the experience. 

But I hope to make it clear that placing the internal workings of their child's mind Online is a very bad Idea in my opinion.   

The latest Update on www.Maidsafe.net April 2017 https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/215695-2017-04-05-04-05-17-william-binney-david-irvine-mp3s-video-loaded.htm 

Peace,
Ernie

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