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12/16/2008 5:01:27 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Army National Guard Opens Doors to Homeschoolers

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Topics for December 16, 2008:

1. Army National Guard Opens Doors to Homeschoolers
2. Homeschoolers Face Renewed Trials, Fresh Encouragement
3. Call Now to Register Your Local Bible Bee for 2009!
4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Need Encouragement?
5. PHC: Political Era Ends, God's Word Remains
6. Sign up for Free Special Needs Newsletter
7. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Traditions--An Interview with Noel Piper
9. Generation Joshua Christmas Sale

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1. Army National Guard Opens Doors to Homeschoolers

Home School Legal Defense Association has worked closely with top Army
National Guard recruitment officers to ensure homeschool graduates
receive equal consideration and have access to a full range of
benefits when they enlist.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5910


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2. Germany: Homeschoolers Face Renewed Trials, Fresh Encouragement

A German criminal case is dismissed; Swiss cantons crack down on
homeschooling, and American homeschool families--including a dance
troupe--get involved to encourage German homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5911


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3. Call Now to Register Your Local Bible Bee for 2009!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to register your group for the
inaugural 2009 Bible Bee Competition! The deadline for registering
Local Bible Bees is January 31, 2009, so the Bible Bee staff is urging
people to call for introductory information before Christmas to get
the ball rolling.

To get started or receive a brief summary of the Local Bible Bee
program, please call 1-888-3-Bible-B (1-888-324-2532), or visit the
Bible Bee website at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5912 .


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4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Need Encouragement?

Teaching your teen at home is a major responsibility. During December
when you have a tendency to be busier than usual, your energy level
and spirit may sag. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read a
couple of uplifting articles that will remind you of the blessings of
homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5913


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5. PHC: Political Era Ends, God's Word Remains

With the election of Barack Obama, has the era of conservative
politics come to an end? If so, what role should Christians fill in a
new political epoch? Patrick Henry College Provost Gene Edward Veith
reminds us that even when Christians feel marginalized, they have a
foundation of truth that endures.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5914


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6. Sign up for Free Special Needs Newsletter

Does your child have to work too hard to learn? If so, you'll want to
sign up for HSLDA's free email newsletter, "Homeschooling Your
Struggling Learner." This monthly publication offers advice,
resources, and encouragement to help you successfully teach your child
at home despite his or her special needs.

Subscribe at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5623


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7. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online

Time is running out for students to register for the spring semester
of Constitutional Law Online, taught by Michael Farris, Chairman of
Home School Legal Defense Association and Chancellor of Patrick Henry
College. Registration ends the first day of class, January 5, 2009.
The course concludes June 1, 2009.

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
this class is for you! This internet-based course follows Michael
Farris' textbook, "Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens," and
uses a computer-based audio CD-ROM to deliver the "classroom"
lectures. Live chat-room discussions held every two weeks allow
students to pose questions to Dr. Farris.

To learn more and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5722


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Traditions--An Interview with Noel Piper

Mike Farris is joined by Noel Piper, author of "Treasuring God in Our
Traditions," to explore an important facet of child training. We often
don't give traditions a second thought, but they permeate our lives.
Holidays, schedules, routines, special celebrations, mealtimes--these
traditions are means to laying up God's Word in our own heart, then
passing that Word on to our children. By becoming more aware of
traditions, we can use them to guide and shape our family's spiritual
life.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5915


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9. Generation Joshua Christmas Sale

From now until December 19, 2008 Generation Joshua Gear is on sale.
Check out our newest t-shirt designs. Order one for yourself or as a
gift for friends or family before Christmas.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5902


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 12: The Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Harrisburg Excludes Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5920

December 10: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
OKC Robotics Team Places in Regional Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5916

December 10: OneNewsNow.com
Will Idaho Remain a Homeschool-friendly State?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5917

December 9: University of Arkansas Fort Smith News, Fort Smith,
Arkansas
Wichita Homeschool Dominates Frontier Trails
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5918

December 9: LifeSiteNews.com
Zurich Restricts Homeschooling to State-Licensed Teachers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5919

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