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11/23/2010 4:13:03 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Your Calls Help Stall UN Treaty

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> Who are the nation's best lobbyists?

We don't know that this has ever been determined; but we do know
that HSLDA's Federal Relations Department is the only
national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1102

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Legislative Update

If you live in Massachusetts or Michigan, click on the link below to
learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6116

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Topics for November 23, 2010:

1. Your Calls Help Stall UN Treaty
2. Family Ordered to Court
3. HSLDA Talks and District Listens
4. Second Homeschool Conference a Success
5. Give an Unexpected Gift this Christmas!
6. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions
7. Live Christmas Webcast
8. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online
9. National High School Moot Court Competition
10. Join the PHC Community
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Famous Homeschoolers
12. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Your Calls Help Stall UN Treaty

Thanks to the efforts of HSLDA's members and friends, we are confident
that for now a dangerous UN treaty will not be acted upon by the U.S.
Senate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9709


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2. Germany: Family Ordered to Court

A family already suffering intense persecution at the hands of German
authorities, in the form of fines and jail time, expects the treatment
to escalate following a January court date.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9710


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3. Ohio: HSLDA Talks and District Listens

HSLDA applauds public school officials in Lancaster, Ohio for working
with us to revise inaccurate correspondence to homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9711


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4. Romania: Second Homeschool Conference a Success

A nationwide conference helped to encourage homeschoolers and grow the
homeschool movement in Romania.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9712


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5. Home School Foundation: Give an Unexpected Gift this Christmas!

This Christmas, hang a fragrant Maine balsam wreath on your door and
at the same time help homeschooling families in need! In partnership
with Round Bough Wreath Company, the Home School Foundation is
offering beautiful, affordable wreaths in four sizes. You can also
have a wreath shipped to a friend or a needy family through HSF. A
portion of all sales benefit the Foundation's Compassion Fund.

Order Today! (Click the HSF logo on the homepage) or call Round Bough
at 207-956-8544.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9713


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6. Call for Parent to Parent Submissions

Have you ever had an inspiring thought, an ingenious shortcut, or an
"Aha! moment" that you wished you could share with other
homeschoolers? Well, now you can! The Home School Court Report's
Parent to Parent column provides opportunities for homeschooling
parents to relay teaching tips, encouragement and advice.

The January/February 2011 Parent to Parent topic is "Relatives and
Homeschooling." Grandparents and other relatives have a wealth of
knowledge, skills, and life experiences to share. What involvement do
they have in your homeschool? Send us your story in 150 words or less,
by December 3, 2010. Mail submissions to:

HSLDA
Attn: Parent to Parent
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or email us, including "Parent to Parent" in the subject line, at
ComDept@hslda.org.


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7. Patrick Henry College: Live Christmas Webcast

Join the PHC Chorale as it presents Lessons and Carols, a festive,
traditional service of carols and readings telling the story of the
Savior. The live Saturday evening webcast, December 4, at 7 p.m., will
be broadcast from the beautiful Barbara Hodel Center's elegant lobby.
Be sure to put it on your calendar.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9654


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8. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online

Students are now able 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 3, 2011. 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 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=9714


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9. National High School Moot Court Competition

Homeschoolers are welcome to register and compete in the National High
School Moot Court Competition sponsored by the American University
Washington College of Law. The competition provides students with the
opportunity to research legal questions and showcase speaking skills.
Details and registration information are now available.

To learn more and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9715


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10. Join the PHC Community!

"Like" the Patrick Henry College fan page on Facebook or follow PHC on
Twitter to keep up with the newest developments of PHC as we advance
in the battle for Christ and for liberty! We scout the Internet for
what our students, staff, and faculty are doing, and we use this
innovative new media to add our voices to the ongoing world
conversation. Join us now!

PHC on Facebook:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9731

PHC on Twitter:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9732


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Famous Homeschoolers

Start naming the most well-known figures in America's founding, and
you'll probably come up with a list of homeschoolers. Many of our
early patriots and statesmen were taught by parents, grandparents, or
tutors. This week, Michael Farris shows how one-of-a-kind educations
prepared the Founders to play crucial roles in history.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9716


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 22: The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland Christian Football Brings Home National Title
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9717

November 21: WAAY-TV Channel 31, Huntsville, Alabama
Homeschooling in Huntsville
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9718

November 18: Insight, Houston, Texas
Couple's Volunteerism Pays off with New Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9719

November 17: Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada
Reno National Merit Semifinalist Values Flexibility, Opportunity of
Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9720

November 16: Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos, California
An Alternative Approach: Homeschooling Preferable to Some Los Altos
Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9723

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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12. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Give your homeschool program a boost this Thursday, December 2 @ 9
p.m. (ET) by taking some time out to focus on the holidays. Vicki
Bentley, HSLDA's Early Years coordinator and an experienced homeschool
mom herself, has fun and exciting ideas to offer you as Christmas
approaches! In "'Tis the Season: Incorporating Holidays into Your
Homeschool Curriculum," http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9724 you'll
find ways to make Christmas and other holidays both memorable and
educational. Plus, when you register for this holiday e-vent, you'll
be entered in a drawing to win a $50 @home e-vents gift certificate!

If you're interested in viewing an @home e-vent but have a scheduling
conflict, don't forget that you can access e-vents after their
broadcast using our Archive Library!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9725

For suggestions on how to turn holiday distractions into fruitful
lessons, listen to Zan Tyler's e-vent, "How to Make Homeschooling and
the Holidays a Winning Combination!"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9726

In "The Least of These: Helping Your Children Develop a Heart for
Missions" http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9727 Jayme Metzgar shares
how to cultivate a mission-focused heart in your children and help
them minister to the lost.

If you would like to get your children more involved in volunteer work
that will also benefit them scholastically, listen to Billie Jo
Youmans' talk, "Growing Hearts and Minds through Service Learning."
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9728

Don't miss these exciting e-vents--sign up now to reserve your "seat"!
To register, go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9729 .

If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent team at
Athome@hslda.org.



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