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12/18/2007 4:35:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--'Civics' in, Government and History out

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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Today's Weekly Update will be the final edition for 2007. We hope next
Tuesday will find you with your loved ones, celebrating Christ's
nativity. Look for the Weekly Update to resume in January.

Merry Christmas!

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Topics for December 18, 2007:

1. 'Civics' in, Government and History out
2. Marriage Protection Amendment Certified for 2008 Ballot
3. Still Time to Enroll in Online Constitutional Law Course
4. Debaters Enjoy Breakthrough Season
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Life after Homeschool

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1. Rhode Island: 'Civics' in, Government and History out

A welcome simplification to state education requirements means that
Rhode Island homeschoolers only have to show that they teach "civics"
every year, in lieu of several other related subjects.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4594


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2. Florida: Marriage Protection Amendment Certified for 2008 Ballot

In November, Florida voters will have the opportunity to approve an
amendment to guarantee that marriage in that state remains between one
man and one woman.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4595


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3. Still Time to Enroll in Online Constitutional Law Course

If you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background
of our legal system, from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking
for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then
sign up for the next Constitutional Law course taught by Michael
Farris. The class begins January 7, 2008, and concludes June 2, 2008.

This 18-week Internet-based course follows Farris' textbook,
"Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens," and uses an MP3 CD to
deliver the "classroom" lectures.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4596


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4. Patrick Henry College: Debaters Enjoy Breakthrough Season

While other colleges struggle to build national-caliber athletic
programs, Patrick Henry College endeavors to field elite squads of
communicators. And this fall season, the PHC debate team experienced
success in every arena.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4597


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Life after Homeschool

Homeschooling is a long journey--an investment of time, emotion, and
service, all out of the desire to give your child the best education
possible. This week, we'll hear from veteran homeschool moms Elizabeth
Smith and Sandra Lovelace on supporting the next generation of
homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4598


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 17: The State, Columbia, South Carolina
Homeschooling Parents Prefer Own Pace, Style
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4599

December 17: The Beaufort Gazette, Beaufort, South Carolina
Public Criticizing Next Education Board Chairman
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4600

December 15: The Herald News, Hackensack, New Jersey
Homeschooling Works for Some
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4601

December 13: WVEC ABC-TV, Norfolk, Virginia
Family with 14 Children Loses Home to Fire
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4602

December 12: News Channel 7, Greenville, South Carolina
Homeschooler to Lead State Board of Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4603

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