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Biology 101 Review by Cindy Downes

Your visual and auditory learners are going to LOVE this. As a matter of fact, Biology 101: Biology According to the Days of Creation, developed by Wes Olson, is going to be enjoyed by the whole family!

The topics covered in this 4 disc set include Defining Life and Life Classification, Plants, Aquatic Creatures, Avian Creatures, Land Animals, Mankind and Genetics. It also includes a printable 114-page guidebook and a 12-page "Course Accreditation Program."

First, what I liked:

I loved the beautiful videos; the animated graphs, charts and illustrations; the background music was pleasant and added to the learning experience. The host (also Wes Olson) was an excellent speaker and kept my attention with clearly defined definitions, anecdotes, and interesting facts. During the plant

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Ready, Set, GO!!

Its the third week of August, and I can feel the winds changing! Yes indeed, my friends. The school year is approaching once again!

There are two additions to my treasure trove of curriculum that has me particularly giddy this year. The first is a math book named for a precocious little professor that goes by “Fred”. The Life of Fred is a series of math books covering everything from fractions through calculus and trigonometry (as well as biology and economics). However, what makes Fred so different from other Math curriculum is that it is specifically written with the “math-phobic” in mind. Fred’s creator (Stanley Schmidt, Ph.D) has had plenty of experiences with less than enthusiastic math students. After teaching on both a high school and college level for over 15 years, Dr.

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A Woman’s Place - Book Review

As homeschoolers, we often look for books that complement our lesson plans in science, history, music, art, etc. One place I look for books for teens is the Christian bookstore. Here, you’ll find all sorts of wonderful books written for adults, but that are perfectly wonderful for teens. They are great stories, written in all genres (mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, etc.), and clean!

Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors in the Christian book world. Austin has written a number of books set during the 20th century, a time period that, until recently, hasn’t been written about very much.

"A Woman's Place" is the first book of hers I read. This is the story of four women during the 1940s, a time when the role of women began to change from stay-at-home mom to
"get out and work

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Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers

Life Prep for Homeschool TeenagersBarbara Frank says that, Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers is a "parent-friendly curriculum for teaching teenagers to live as morally and financially responsible adults." That is exactly what it is; and, how I wish it had been available for my own children! 

The spiral-bound, 100-page book includes lessons for the work-bound as well as the college-bound teenager. It teaches them life skills by having your teen read, research, and complete real-life projects that are related to the concept being studied. By the time your teen completes the curriculum, he will have had hands-on practice in buying a car, getting a loan, purchasing car insurance, learning about credit cards (the good, bad, and ugly!), purchasing health insurance, renting an apartment, grocery shopping, paying

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