2008 Print Issue Bundle


Purchase an entire year of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and gain valuable insight, encouragement, and suggestions to apply in your home and your homeschool (as written by other homeschooling families for you and your family!).

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Don’t miss the winter 2008/2009 issue!

Packed with fabulous articles and resources, the winter 2008/2009 issue will encourage and equip you to homeschool with excellence. This issue’s highlights include the classical approach to education, teaching grammar and math, homeschool convention information, another fabulous freebie directory, and an introduction to our money-saving friend, Molly Green! Plus, Deborah Wuehler is contributing part two of one of her all-time most popular articles, “Homeschooling the Rebel”! You’re in for a blessing!

  • Classical education can be elaborate and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how Andrea Newitt, homeschooling mom of three, approaches this style of teaching and learning.
  • Ruth Beechick exposes the “preposition ending myth.” Get freed up!
  • How should your homeschool support group raise money for special projects? Carol Topp gives some do’s and don’ts about fund-raisers that can fly or flop.
  • One might be inclined to say “why bother?” to astronomy. Jay Ryan explains that astronomy is the most ancient science, that the sky was studied for millennia prior to the invention of the telescope, and that this is a subject area that needs to be pursued diligently and enthusiastically.
  • Why is homeschooling gaining momentum in Israel, even though their compulsory education law requires families to send their children to school? How has a lack of homeschooling resources influenced the homeschooling choices made by Israeli families? How is the choice to home educate motivating parents to change their lifestyles and make sacrifices as they establish new priorities for their families? Terri Johnson answers these questions in this excellent article about life among God’s chosen people.
  • If your child is struggling with math, what should you do—keep pressing forward or take a break? Carlita Boyles shares her answers with Marybeth Whalen in this encouraging presentation about a unique way to teach math to your homeschoolers.
  • Anne-Marie Laliberte-Denis introduces us to the four forms of sequential memory that dominate the mathematical thinking process of students and gives us some strategies to apply them too!
  • You can’t just tell your children that evolution is not true and leave it at that. This does not prepare them for today’s world, where most people practically worship science as being the best source of truth. Ruth Beechick explains.
  • If God is a God of order rather than chaos, why then would irrational numbers, non-ending, non-repeating decimals, exist to imply the latter? Chris Howard tackles this question in his article “Mathematics, Order, Harmony, and Faith”.
  • Do your students suffer from “math anxiety”? Jason Gibson, a homeschooling father, offers solutions to help you break down unwanted barriers.
  • Maggie Hogan has been involved with homeschool conventions as a mom, a speaker, an organizer, and a vendor. Don’t miss this gold mine of wise advice!
  • As the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth rolls around, Rea Berg introduces us to the best books written about our most beloved president. Which has the best illustrations? Which would make a good read-aloud? Which book masterfully summarizes the cultural, political, and spiritual forces that helped shape him?
  • What is light? What is color? What is “thermal imaging”? Find out in this fascinating article by John Grunder.
  •  Enjoy the beautiful description of a wintry day in “The First Snow”, written by Chloe Collin.

This is just a sample of the wonderful articles waiting for you.


Look for hundreds of pages of practical and inspirational content. Designed by your fellow homeschoolers, TOS understands the real issues and challenges that home educators grapple with and presents solutions with wit and insight. Look for the following columns, representing just a sampling of the resources you’ll find in the pages of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

  • Teachers’ Lounge
  • Show & Tell
  • HomeschoolBlogger
  • Show & Tell, Too
  • Homeschool Nation
  • Young Patriots
  • Finishing the Race
  • Homeschool Valedictoria
  • Chapel
  • Never Alone
  • Homeschooling 101
  • Resource Room
  • Homeschool Lab


The spring issue of TOS is not to be missed. It provides product reviews, teaching ideas, and numerous articles written by your favorite homeschool experts.

You get so much more in The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

  • Our Excellence in Education Awards.
  • Teaching and learning classical violin.
  • Homeschool lessons through gardening.
  • Homeschool units: “Nuclear Energy: A Primer.”
  • Making and using biodiesel.
  • Serving the Lord with gladness.
  • A tribute to our fathers, mothers, and heroes.
  • A missionary family homeschools in Canada .
  • A field trip to the zoo: zebras!
  • How to homeschool a preschooler—should we?
  • Educational freedom under FIRE.
  • You can sell YOUR E-Books to homeschoolers.
  • School in a suitcase—homeschooling on the road.
  • You do it—The Flameproof Balloon.
  • “A Quick Road Trip Through HomeschoolBlogger.”
  • Product reviews.
  • And much more!



The summer 2008 issue of TOS is not to be missed. It provides product reviews, teaching ideas, and numerous articles written by your favorite homeschool experts.

  • 10 reasons to homeschool your child with special needs.
  •  Nothing compares with the good, old-fashioned, tried-and-true learning that takes place outdoors, especially for special needs children.
  • In a family with a disabled child, following the Holy Spirit each day, minute by minute, is the key to balancing all these parental responsibilities.
  • Homeschooling the gifted child.
  • Charlotte Mason homeschooling, including an article about using this method with autistic children.
  •  Natural Schoolhouse—We can learn both spiritual and practical lessons by observing sheep.
  •  Adoption—Several articles about open adoption, domestic adoption, and international adoption.
  •  Science—read and learn about intelligent design, theistic evolution, Creationist documentary about the life of Darwin, and changing history theories.
  •  Get an update about the homeschool situation in California.
  •  Homeschooling is a means of discipleship as we train our children for God’s glory. God equips those whom he calls to homeschool—including single moms.
  •  Intelligent design: what’s the fuss and what’s it all about?
  •  Nature walking—One of the consequences of removing God from the public school classroom is that wonder about His creation has been lost.
  •  Study the topic of flight and the men behind the design of airplanes. Also, learn what it’s like to be a pilot!
  • Meet other homeschooling families, and see how homeschooling works in their homes!
  •  Learn more about the country of Canada.
  •  Homeschooling and the kinesthetic child.
  •  Educational neglect, habitual truancy, and homeschooling.
  •  Help your child learn to love reading! Also, things to remember if you have a late reader.
  •  Read an interview with Dr.Mary Hood.
  •  Get great product reviews!



The fall 2008 issue of TOS is fabulous!  Its pages are full of articles to help with your homeschooling, encouragement to your soul, tried and true experience shared, and the coolest unit study. You don’t want you to miss it!

  • The “Me Time” myth.
  • Homeschooling and interruptions.
  • The adventure of serving God at home.
  • The sacrifice of praise.
  • The importance of a homeschool father.
  • Dad at the helm.
  • The impact of the family farm.
  • The story behind the imperfect homeschooler.
  •  A family of thirteen gets it all done-with grace!
  • Yes, you can homeschool through high school—successfully!
  • Homeschooling the heart of a high school student.
  • Is your high schooler directionally challenged?
  • Creating the high school transcript is easier than you think.
  • Learn the difference between a transcript and a portfolio.
  • BJU and the homeschool teen.
  • Learn how blogging can help homeschooled high schoolers and their parents.
  • Courting in a modern world.
  • Callahan talks about college prep courses.
  • Earning college credits the easy way—what is CLEP?
  • Earn money by raising goats with your children.
  • Marketing tips from the TOS sales & marketing teams.
  • Maximizing print advertising.
  • A homeschool photographer in China.
  • China—Home of the 2008 Olympics
  • Ruth Beechick discusses the Plunder Law.
  • Rediscovering porcelain art.
  • America’s lost art: candlewicking.
  • “Lucie’s Maple Leaf”—an original short story.
  • Lesson planning with the lesson planner.
  • The adventure of nature journaling!
  • Maple syrup unit study.
  • The Family Man discusses those Christmas memories you’d rather forget.
  • The TOS staff’s twelve days of Christmas.
  • Create your own homemade cleansers.
  • Frugal gift ideas—just in time for Christmas!

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