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11/30/2010 4:12:18 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--First National Congress on Homeschooling

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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 30, 2010:

1. First National Congress on Homeschooling Held
2. Homeschoolers Face Resistance
3. Give an Unexpected Gift this Christmas!
4. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online
5. Last Chance for Journalism Scholarship
6. Live Christmas Webcast
7. Buttons Help Share the Joy of Christmas
8. "Home School Heartbeat": Prepare Your Heart and Home--Advent Ideas
9. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Spain: First National Congress on Homeschooling Held

The first-ever homeschool congress in Spain drew attention to a
"booming" method of education and brought together supporters of
homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9742


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2. Bulgaria: Homeschoolers Face Resistance

Bulgarian homeschoolers hold fast in the face of resistance and an
uncertain legal environment.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9743


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3. HSF: 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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4. 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=9744


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5. Patrick Henry College: Last Chance for Journalism Scholarship

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for a Patrick Henry College,
four-year Samuel Adams Scholarship for Journalism. This year's
application deadline is December 1, 2010.

For more information or to apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9745


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6. PHC: 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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7. Buttons Help Share the Joy of Christmas

Join the American Family Association's annual campaign to commemorate
Christ's birth by purchasing their "Merry Christmas" buttons. When you
wear the button, you have decided to engage in the timeless battle
between the culture of the world and Christianity. Share the good news
of "God With Us."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9746


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8. "Home School Heartbeat": Prepare Your Heart and Home--Advent Ideas

Somewhere between the tinsel and the mounds of presents under the
Christmas tree, we tend to forget that there would be no Christmas
without Christ. This week on "Home School Heartbeat," Mike Smith
offers tips on how to develop Christmas traditions and even conduct
unit studies that help your kids get into the true holiday spirit.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9747


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 28: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
Ind. Teen Finds Success with First Book Submission
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9748

November 27: WorldNetDaily.com
Teaching Children Gets Parents Ordered into Court
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9749

November 24: The Voice, New Baltimore, Michigan
Homeschool Co-op Seeking a Home Base in Memphis
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9750

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

It's easy to say, "Jesus is the reason for the season," but much
harder to actually put that truth into action. On Thursday, December 9
@ 6:00 p.m. (ET), join homeschool alumnae Kaylyn Carlson and Melissa
Hudson as they present "Reclaiming Christmas with Your Family."
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9751 This e-vent will offer you
craft and activity suggestions along with discussion topics to help
your children glimpse the true wonder of Christmas. Be sure to bring
the whole family to this fun and inspirational holiday e-vent. As an
added bonus, registrants for the live e-vent will be entered in a
drawing for a $50 @home e-vents gift certificate for the webinar
package of your choice!

In the wake of the recent November elections, the landscape of New
Hampshire's state legislature is looking significantly brighter for
homeschoolers. Of particular significance to homeschoolers was the
election of homeschool father and former CHENH president Jim Parison
and strong homeschool advocate Jim Forsythe. This exciting swing of
control has many in the "live free or die" state wondering what will
happen in the 2011-2012 legislative session. HSLDA has undertaken
discussion with key legislators about what should be done. Join HSLDA
Staff Attorney Michael Donnelly and several invited guests for "New
Hampshire: Exclusive Legislative Preview!" next week. Stay tuned for
the date and time, to be announced soon!

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=9752 .

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



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