Summer 2013

Summer 2013

Volume: 
31
Issue: 
4
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2013 to Sunday, September 1, 2013

GREENHOUSE is NCHE's flagship publication. 

GREENHOUSE magazine is published quarterly, with an annual graduate special issue published in May. That's five issues, each containing at least 40 pages of full color for $3 an issue.

$15
Subscribe

Issue Articles

The following articles from this issue are available online:

Title Category
Kevin’s Kluge: What’s in a Name…?

Greetings readers! My name is Kevin McClain, and I am NCHE's newly-elected president. Previously, I served as the organization's education VP, who oversees publications, including this magazine. So, some of my writings have appeared here before.

From the President
Summer Fun with Family Filmmaking

Searching for something fun (and shhh...educational) for your family to do this summer? Why not try filmmaking?

Activities, In the Spotlight
Surveying the Sites

Not everyone has the time to surf around the Internet to find informative, fun and educational websites for their family to enjoy. That’s why we offer this column.

Helpful Websites
The Math around You: Helping Young Children Learn to Think Mathematically

Despite popular opinion, math is not a creation of evil masterminds plotting the demise of students and mothers everywhere.

Math, Practical Helps, Methods
Why We Love Classical Education

Classical education is distinguished from other models of education in at least three ways. First, classical education recognizes and embraces three stages of learning and seeks to teach in accordance with those stages. Second, it values history, especially the great conversations of the past, and places a priority on helping students benefit from and engage with those great ideas. Third, classical education values education for its own sake and seeks to develop students who are well-rounded with a wide breadth of knowledge across many disciplines.

Practical Helps, Methods
Why I Am Passionate about Charlotte Mason

Many factors may influence our decisions on educational curriculum, including our own journey through life.

Practical Helps, Methods
Scholarship Committee Announces Winners

“If I homeschool my child through high school, will they be accepted into college?” This is the most common question parents ask regarding homeschooling through the upper grades. As scholarship committee chair, I can say with confidence, yes, homeschooled students are accepted into colleges and universities. This year, the applicants for the NCHE and HINTS scholarships will be attending a multitude of colleges and universities. 

Scholarships
Ten Fundamental Reasons to Homeschool

Each year at this time, I think about why I homeschool my children. It helps me remember the benefits and blessings when I am prone to feel most like a failure.

Reasons to Homeschool
NCHE Conference 2013

In thirty years of speaking at homeschool conferences, I had never attended the NCHE conference until this year. I was blown away.

Conferences, Events
Law and Policy: New Homeschool Definition Passes!

On May 30, 2013, I, along with many homeschool students, parents and supportive legislators witnessed the signing into law of Senate Bill 189 by Governor Pat McCrory. The endeavor that NCHE began in the fall of 2012 was successfully accomplished with the governor’s signature.

Law & Policy
NC Treasures: The American Revolution in North Carolina

What state can claim (arguably) the earliest battle in the American Revolution and one of the decisive last battles? Which can claim a tea party organized by leading women and an early forerunner of the Declaration of Independence? Massachusetts? Pennsylvania? New York? Virginia? No! North Carolina!

NC Treasures