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September Gold Care Club Updates

September Gold Care Club Updates
New for this month in the Gold Care Club updates ...  How To Training Courses Quick Start : Best Guidance Counselor Beginner : Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 1/3 Intermediate : High School Testing Advanced : College S...
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Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps
"Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach!  It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool. 



Here are five easy steps:

1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money
2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job
3. Count hours on the job
4. When your child accumulates 150 hours, call it a credit
5. Retroactively write a course description

All done! Piece of cake.

What did you include in your Occupational Education credit in your homeschool? Please share!



 

Interested in learning what a successful book of course descriptions looks like? Check out my Comprehensive Record Solution!
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Free Workshop with Dr. Jay Wile: Homeschooling How and Why it Works

Free Workshop with Dr. Jay Wile: Homeschooling How and Why it Works
​ If you're like me, you have seen a lot of headlines recently about how homeschool students have dominated national spelling and geography bees and have been awarded the best scholarships that our most elite universities have to offer. Discover...
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What is Delight Directed Learning in High School

What is Delight Directed Learning in High School
What is delight directed learning? And, how do you incorporate it into your child's high school career?    Delight directed learning occurs when a person pursues learning about a topic because they take great delight in it, not simply becau...
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College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps

College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps
There have been multiple felony charges, including bribery and money laundering. The very famous Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were accused, but so were many other wealthy parents.    Money laundering. They aren't talking about the dol...
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September Homeschool Calendar Reminders

September Homeschool Calendar Reminders
The start of the homeschool year is here! Here are some September homeschool calendar reminders to help kick off your homeschool year the right way!  Middle School: 7th and 8th grade is the best time to learn about high school and practice recor...
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7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities

7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities
How do you get better scholarships at a private college? These strategies will go a long way to making sure you get the best possible financial aid package.   Demonstrate interest - visits and phone calls, or Skype if you can't visit. What Colle...
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Robin
Brilliant, Lin! Thanks for sharing that! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:30
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Homeschool High School Geography

Homeschool High School Geography
Geography is one area of social studies. Colleges are often specific about what they want to see for high school social studies, including American history, world history, economics, and American government. Since economics and government are often just half-year classes, together they take only one year.



This leaves you with some options - with three years of social studies specified, one year of social studies can be more delight directed. Options include geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other "ologies" as well.

I am often asked to give suggestions for geography programs. But geography can simply be taught within the context of other social studies classes. In other words, world history may include some of the geography of Europe.


If you do want to teach separate history and geography classes, we loved Runkle's The Wonderful World of Geography. It's worth it to pick up the student activity workbook as well.

If you want to cover physical geography, this curriculum is great! It is designed for grades 6 through high school. If your child is high school age, I would include it on the high school transcript. My children memorized all the countries of the world using this curriculum. We loved it and still use the information regularly!


 

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[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships

[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships
FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are also super-fun and well-written government prose. The US Department of Education requires the FAFSA to ...
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The Organized Homeschool Life

The Organized Homeschool Life
A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. Cleaning house while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing. I just cleaned the house top to bottom, so now I'm gonna need everybody to stop living here. Have you heard sayings like...
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I know what you mean, Tricia! We have an adult daughter at home too! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students

Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students
 In public schools, they give high school credit for being bilingual and you can do it, too. Embrace the unique and diverse strengths of your student. You can give credit for what they already know, and The Total Transcript Solution will he...
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Make Laundry Fun Again

Make Laundry Fun Again
 My Gold Care Club member Anne takes her laptop into the laundry room, and listens to my classes while folding laundry . Anne said, "You make folding laundry so much more fun , now!"   Funny thing... I mentioned about Anne folding laundry i...
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3 Reasons Why Parents are Qualified to Homeschool

3 Reasons Why Parents are Qualified to Homeschool
Parents are qualified to homeschool their teens. Here are three reasons why you actually are qualified to homeschool high school.   1. Statistically you are qualified. Homeschooling is much more effective than public or private school. You can f...
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August Gold Care Club Update

August Gold Care Club Update
​Find out what's new in this month's Gold Care Club update!  How To Training Courses Quick Start : Your Goals This School Year Beginner : Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live 3 Hour Virginia Convention Presentation Intermediate : Schedulin...
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From Freaked Out to Complete Confidence in One Step

From Freaked Out to Complete Confidence in One Step
Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar? freaked out - terrified - hyperventilating - procrastinating - confused - stressed - overwhelmed - immobilized with ...
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