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Library Books vs. Textbooks

There is no rule that says that you have to use textbooks. Often, especially in the early grades, the same material can be covered in a much more interesting way by reading aloud real books to your children. Remember, ANYTHING we use to help our children learn is “curriculum,” including books, videos, games, activities and even un-planned, real life experiences. ~ Susan Lemons




The Greenville County Library System has recently ordered new homeschool resources. We have developed this guide to assist families considering their educational options, as well as those who already homeschool their children.  We hope this guide will direct you to the many materials available for you and your children.



Decisions, Decisons

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The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It's Right for Your Family - Lisa Rivero
Call Number: 371.042 RIVERO
Assists parents in determining when or if homeschooling should be an alternative to public schools

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Home Schooling 101: THe Essential Handbook - Mark Field; Christine Field
Call Number: PEC 371.042 FIELD
The basic handbook for starting homeschooling, featuring insight on teaching methods, homeschool family life, and practical advice on teaching.

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The Everything Homeschooling Book: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child - Sherri Linsenbach
Call Number: PEC 371.042 LISENBA
A guide designed to make homeschooling easy, affordable and fun includes updated curriculum resources, strategies and methods; educational activities for grades K-12; information on specific learning styles and special needs; typical home-school days, schedules and activities; and much more.

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Homeschooling for the Rest of Us: How Your One-of-a-Kind Family Can Make Homeschooling and Real Life Work - Sonya Haskins
Call Number: PEC 371.042 HASKINS
Presents advice for overcoming stress, unrealistic expectations, and other challenges faced by homeschooling families



When we adults think of children there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living. No child will miss the zest and joy of living unless these are denied by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation.

 John A. Taylor, Notes on an Unhurried Journey 


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Lou Hunley

Homeschooling in South Carolina


Philosophy and Methods

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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home - Susan Wise Bauer; Jessie Wise
Call Number: 371.042 BAUER
includes detailed book lists with complete ordering information; up-to-date listings of resources, publications, and Internet links; and useful contact information.

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The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom - Mary Griffith
Call Number: 371.042 GRIFFITH
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests.

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The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education - Leigh A. Bortins
Call Number: PEC 370.112 BORTINS
The Core provides an altogether practical curriculum, a handy reference work for busy parents who want their children to enter adulthood fully equipped with the knowledge and skills possessed by responsible citizens, discerning consumers, and ethical selves


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