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call# 371.042 DUFFY 100 Top picks for homeschool curriculum by Cathy Duffy.
call# 371.042 GOLD Homeschool your child for free : more than 1,200 smart, effective, and practical resources for home education on the Internet and beyond by LauraMaery Gold.
call# 371.042 DUFFY Homeschool your child for free : more than 1,200 smart, effective, and practical resources for home education on the Internet and beyond by Cathy Duffy.
call# 371.042 BARFIELD Real-life homeschooling : the stories of 21 families who make it work by Rhonda Barfield.
call# 371.042 BAUER The well-trained mind : a guide to classical education at home by S. Wise Bauer
call# 371.04 GOLD Homeschooling high school : planning ahead for college admission by Jeanne Gowen Dennis

Local Groups:

Homeschooling support groups in the Horsham area that wish to be listed on the library website may contact the library at the address, telephone number and email address at the bottom of this page.

Brennan Family Classroom/Horsham: an independent educational support facility that offers a state-of-the-art classroom for sharing instruction, a library, a creative art center and social clubs for the elementary grade level children of ages 7-11.
Contact person: Lenora Brennan, Tel: (215) 672-2089. Email: BFC07@MSN.COM. Website: WWW.Brennanfamilyclassroom.com

Buxmont Parent Educators/Telford Area.
Contact people - Bill and Rita Hageman, Tel: (215) 721-1868.

Eastern Montgomery County/Glenside Area: publishes a newsletter, organizes field trips and other outings, and holds a weekly co-op meeting.
Contact person: Janice Firth, Tel: (215) 657-0989.

Learning is Great Homeschooling Together (LIGHT).
Contact person: Debbie Genua, Tel: (215) 723-3569.

Teen Connection (Bucks-Montgomery Counties): Fun socialization times for homeschooled youth ages 12 and up. Lots of activities and weekly meetings.
Contact person: Cyndy Dumire, Tel: (215) 249-1413.

In Pennsylvania:

Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania: This network serves hundreds of Catholic families in Pennsylvania who are faithful to the Magisterium of the Church & Pope John Paul II and who find home education to be their response to the Church's teaching to be the primary educators of their children.
Address: 101 South College Street, Myerstown, PA 17067-1212. Tel. & Fax: (717) 866-5425. E-mail: info@catholichomeschoolpa.org


The Natural Learners
Address: 610 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Kay Byrnes, 717-394-2024; Email: dbyrnes@bellatlantic.net, Christine Gable, 717-627-4874, Email:sagable@earthlink.net

Pennsylvania Home Education Network: PHEN has been promoting freedom and simplicity in home education since 1989. An inclusive, nondiscriminatory, nonprofit tax exempt membership organization run by a volunteer board of directors.

Pennsylvania Home Educators Association: An inclusive statewide coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate information and advocate for Pennsylvania home educators.
Address: 401 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202.

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
Address: RR 2, Box 117, Kittanning, PA 16201. Email: richmans@pahomeschoolers.com


National Groups:

The Home School Foundation: A non-profit charity organization seeking to meet various needs within the home school community. Through its different scholarship funds, the Foundation assists needy widow's with curriculum expenses, provides resources to families with special needs children, and supports other home school organizations.

Address: P.O. Box 1152, Purcellville, VA 20134. Contact: Leah Garber. Tel: (540) 338-8899; Fax: (540) 338-2733. Email: info@homeschoolfoundation.org

Home School Legal Defense Association: Membership in HSLDA provides legal information and, if necessary, representation for homeschooling issues. Other services include the National Center for Home Educators and the bi-monthly magazine The Home School Court Report.
Address: P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134-9000. Tel: (540) 338-5600; Fax: (540) 338-2733. Email: mailroom@hslda.org

NATHHAN: NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network. Newsletter and other resources for families with children who have special developmental or physical needs.
Address: P.O. Box 39, Porthill, ID 83853. Tel: (208) 267-6246. Email: nathanews@aol.com

National Home Education Research Institute: NHERI does research and provides facts and statistics about home schooling for dealing with curious or critical family members, legislators, courts of law, neighbors and the media; consults with home school organizations; is a nonprofit 501(C) (3) organization.
Address: P.O. Box 13939, Salem, OR 97309. Contact: Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., President. Phone: (503) 364-1490.


Internet Websites
The About network consists of hundreds of Guide sites organized into 23 channels. Each site is run by a professional Guide screened and trained by About. This site focuses on Homeschooling and includes links to other relevant Internet sites.
Homeschool World The official website of Practical Homeschooling Magazine.
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Web Site This site is maintained by Ann Zeise, a parent in Milpitas, California, (near San Jose) who has been homeschooling since 1993.
Jon's Homeschool Resources This site is maintained by Jon Schmeitz, a homeschooling Dad who says, "I select resources on the basis of clarity and breadth, not politics or religion."
Homeschool.com Links to numerous resources for homeschoolers.
Unschooling.Com "Unschooling" coined by author/educator John Holt, appeared first in November 1977 in issue #2 of his newsletter "Growing Without Schooling." This website is sponsored by Home Education Magazine and edited by Mark Hegener.
Keystone National High School Keystone National High School, a division of KC Distance Learning, Inc., provides accredited distance learning programs for high school students.
edHelper.Com edHelper.com is dedicated to providing teachers a single shop for educational resources. Some items are free, others require subscription. While directed at teachers, homeschooling parents may find useful resources here, too.
HomeSCHOOLCorner Home School Corner, sponsored by e-Tutor.Com, will help you find the resources you need in order to make informed decisions about teaching your children. e-Tutor is a K-12 Internet education program for students, parents and educators, providing empowering tools and educational content, to create a customized learning community.
HomeSchoolChristian.Com Homeschool Christian began in February 1998 and is geared specifically to Christian families engaging in homeschooling.
Heather's Homeschooling Page Heather Madrone is a homeschooling parent. Her webpage describes her experiences in teaching her child and offers information about lifestyle, philosophy and teaching methods.
TheHomeSchoolMom.Com TheHomeSchoolMom, hosted by Christian homeschooling parent Mary Ann Kelley, guides you through the free homeschooling resources available online, making the most of your budget and your planning time.
Homeschool Central Offers links to information resources and a "Homeschool Central Mall" with materials for sale.
Books4HomeSchool.Com The Books4HomeSchool website is a free service to homeschoolers, intended to help equip Christian Homeschooling families. Here you can find K-12 homeschool curriculum resources for use with your students.
KinderStart ™
Search Engine
"Because kids don't come with instructions!" is this website's slogan. Directed to parents of very young children, expectant parents, and people interested in adoption. The site includes sections on child development, education, learning activities and crafts, and other useful topics.
Design-a-Study Resources for creating a custom curriculum. Design-A-Study guides provide the skills and concepts to be taught, teaching strategies and ideas appropriate for a particular teaching situation, and shows you how to choose appropriate resources for your students, or make your own. Customized guides are for sale. While primarily for teachers, homeschooling parents may find them helpful.
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