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Whether you are just beginning to explore whether homeschooling is a goodfit for your family or you already homeschool, you will find many resources that will help you in your journey.
Wondering about the legalities of homeschooling in Wisconsin? Want to know where to find other homeschooling families? Curious about curriculums or homeschooling philosophies? Looking for free or low-cost ways to support your homeschooling lessons and adventures? Discover some answers to those questions and more in this compilation of resources.
The library collects many books on homeschooling and has access to many more via the other libraries in the SHARE consortium. Use the SHARE catalog to find more books by searching homeschool, homeschooling, home school, unschooling. Specific subject searches will narrow the results of your search. Place a hold on titles of interest and you will be contacted when the materials are available for checkout. Browsing the 649s and 371s in the non-fiction stacks will yield additional titles.
371.042 Homeschooling in Wisconsin: At Home with Learning (Sixth edition) by Wisconsin Parents
Association. This book is an absolute MUST for any homeschooler in this state.
649.68 Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
371.04 Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Weldon
371.042 The Unschooling Unmanual
649.68 The Well-Adjusted Child: The Benefits of Homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole
371.042 The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas by Linda Dobson
Numerous titles are available for you to read on many eBook readers or other compatible
portable devices. Compatible devices are listed at http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/ To
download these titles and access others available to you through the SHARE consortium on
Overdrive visit http://dbooks.wplc.info to access these titles and other related materials. You
will need your library card number and PIN to check out these materials electronically. See the
Getting Started Tutorial online or ask a librarian if you need help.
The Homeschooling Book of Answers by Linda Dobson. Overdrive – Adobe EPUB eBook
Homeschooling for the Rest of Us by Sonya Haskins. Overdrive – Adobe EPUB eBook
An internet search will reveal many resources for homeschooling including support groups, pros
and cons, and resource sites. Helpful search terms include homeschooling, home education,
Homeschool Today, a magazine for Christian homeschoolers.
Local Homeschool Groups
Beaver Dam Area Homeschoolers
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHEFS – Christian Home Educator’s Family Support
Christian families that meet to provide educational and recreational activities for homeschooled
children. Contact Donna.email@example.com for more information.