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12/13/2010 11:37:36 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Government Jails Homeschool Father

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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 December 7, 2010:

1. Government Jails Homeschool Father
2. FREE Drive Thru History America!
3. Rapid City Retracts Denial after HSLDA Intervenes
4. District Fights Back, Law Prevails
5. Activist Urges Residents to Call Police on "Kids not in School"
6. Art Contest Coming Soon
7. Need Help with Homeschooling High School?
8. Give While You Shop: Clicks for Homeschooling
9. Register Now for Spring Constitutional Law Online
10. Patrick Henry College: A "Call to Pens" Short Story Contest
11. "The Child" Documentary Shows Results
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Creative Civic Engagement
13. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...


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1. Sweden: Government Jails Homeschool Father

Christer Johansson, the father of 9-year-old Domenic Johansson, and
husband of Annie Johansson, was recently jailed by Swedish authorities
after taking his son home for a short but "unapproved" overnight
visit.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9777


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2. FREE Drive Thru History America!

Join HSLDA or renew your membership today and receive "Drive Thru
History America" free, while supplies last! "Drive Thru History
America: Foundations of Character" is a cutting-edge, entertaining,
fast-paced curriculum that teaches the history of our nation from a
Christian worldview.

For details and a video preview:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=9799


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3. South Dakota: Rapid City Retracts Denial after HSLDA Intervenes

A dispute over whether a boy's illness counted as truancy prompted a
South Dakota mother to begin homeschooling him. It took HSLDA's help
for her to successfully withdraw her son from public school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9778


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4. Ohio: District Fights Back, Law Prevails

HSLDA helped a family begin homeschooling in peace after their local
public school superintendent made unlawful registration demands.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9779


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5. Maryland: Activist Urges Residents to Call Police on "Kids not in
School"

HSLDA responded to a community activist who wrongfully called on area
residents to report "students not in school."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9780


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6. Art Contest Coming Soon

Pick up your pens and paintbrushes for a good cause--and maybe even
earn some cold cash by entering HSLDA's 2011 Student Art Contest.
There are three themes corresponding to three age groups, each with
prizes. And profits benefit fellow homeschoolers through the Home
School Foundation. Entries accepted Jan. 1-Feb. 1.

Contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9781


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7. Need Help with Homeschooling High School?

If you are currently teaching high school or thinking about it in the
future, join Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer, HSLDA's high school
coordinators, for a daylong teacher training session. Becky and Diane
have designed two programs that cover: "High School at Home--The
Basics" and "High School at Home--The Next Step." You may choose from
four different dates.

Read more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9782


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8. Give While You Shop: Clicks for Homeschooling

Here's a great way to help homeschoolers any time you shop online:
purchase materials from a company that gives to the Home School
Foundation. All you have to do is go to Clicks for Homeschooling and
click on the link to the store of your choice. Then you shop just like
normal, and the store gives a percentage of what you spend to the
Foundation. The Foundation has Clicks affiliate agreements with dozens
of retailers including Amazon.com, Answers in Genesis, Family
Christian Stores, Rosetta Stone, Barnes and Noble, National
Geographic, Staples, and many, many others.

Shop now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9783


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9. 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=9784


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10. Patrick Henry College: A "Call to Pens" Short Story Contest

Take up your pens and prepare to write! Patrick Henry College is
pleased to announce its third annual short story competition, "A Call
to Pens." Students ages 12-18 are invited to participate. Deadline is
Dec. 31.

Contest announcement:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9785

Contest guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9786


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11. Parental Rights: "The Child" Documentary Shows Results

After only two weeks of screenings, "The Child" is starting to make a
difference. See why other volunteer hosts call it "compelling" by
hosting your own showing.

Read more about it:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9800


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Creative Civic Engagement

Discouraged about the way our country is headed? Listen as Mike Farris
interviews Mariah Perrigan on this week's "Home School Heartbeat."
She'll share some simple strategies to make your voice heard in
politics and point out how showing Christ's love to our elected
officials ought to guide our discourse.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9787


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 4: Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Family Warms up for "Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9788

December 3: CNN (Video)
More Minority Families Tap into Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9789

December 2: LifeSiteNews.com
U.S. Homeschool Group Joins Fight to Stop Pro-abortion UN Treaty
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9790

December 3: Christianity Today
German Christians Fight for Right to Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9791

December 2: The Dagger, Harford County, Maryland
Harford County Homeschoolers Compete in National Bible Bee Finals
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9792

December 1: News-Bulletin, Belen, New Mexico
Bringing "Home" Trophies
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9793

December 1: The Daily Post, Rotura, New Zealand
Does Homeschooling Work?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9794

November 30: The Olympian, Bremerton, Washington
14-year-old Works on His Second Quarter in College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9795

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Do you wish your teens had a better understanding of the political
process, or are you uncertain how to help them pursue
government-related interests? Then make sure to attend "High School
Government and Politics: Ready for the Next Level?"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9796 This e-vent features Dr. Frank
Guliuzza, a nationally recognized scholar, professor of government at
Patrick Henry College, and PHC Prep master teacher for AP U.S.
Government and Politics. Mark Wednesday, December 15 @ 9:00 p.m. (ET)
on your calendar, and discover how to help your students master the
subject of government--whether it comes naturally to them or not.

If you want your teen to have a better understanding of issues such as
inflation rates, interest rates, and consumer spending, you might want
to consider a study of macroeconomics. In "Understanding
Macroeconomics--A Life Skill," http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9797
Amy Raybould, classroom teacher for PHC Prep's AP Macroeconomics
course, will share some of the foundational principles you need to
know about this subject. She'll also explain why macroeconomics is
worth studying, and why your teen may want to take the AP
Macroeconomics test. Amy holds a B.S. in business economics from
Liberty University and is currently pursuing an M.A. in business
administration. Join us on Thursday, December 16 @ 6:00 p.m. (ET) and
gain the knowledge to help your student succeed an in economically
complex world!

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=9798 .

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





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