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Homeschooling Resources for Gifted Students


The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC)
E-mail: webmaster@hoagiesgifted.org
Internet: http://eric.hoagiesgifted.org
ERIC EC Minibib EB18
Updated March 2003
Compiled by Sandra Berger
CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS
NASSP
The Advisory List of Contests and Activities
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1593 703-860-0200; FAX 703-476-5432
http://www.nassp.org/
http://www.nhs.us/scaa/

Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com/education/Academic_Competitions/

Mathematical Olympiad for Elementary Schools
Math Olympiad
125 Merle Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572-2218

MathCounts (grades 7-8)
National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
A national math coaching and competition program
http://mathcounts.org

National Geography Bee (grades 4-8)
National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4688
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee

Odyssey of the Mind (grades K-12)
OM Association
PO Box 547
Glassboro, NJ (grades 1-8)
http://www.odyssey.org/

Promising Young Writers Program (grade 8)
National Council of Teachers of English
1111 Kenyon Rd.
Urbana, IL 61801
http://www.ncte.org/

Science Olympiad Official National Website
http://www.soinc.org/

Science Service
Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (grade 5-8)
Intel Science Talent Search (high school)
http://www.sciserv.org

Scripps National Spelling Bee
PO Box 5380
Cincinnati, OH 45201
http://www.spellingbee.com/

Seiko Youth Challenge (environmental problem solving)
c/o The drb Group
1234 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905

USA Computing Olympiad
http://www.uwp.edu/academic/mathematics/usaco

CURRICULUM
K-8 Science and Language Arts
Science and Language Arts Curriculum for High Ability Learners
College of William and Mary
Center for Gifted Education
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-2351
http://cfge.wm.edu/

The science units are available from:
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
PO Box 1840
Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1840
1-800-228-0810
Fax: 1-800-772-9165
http://www.kendallhunt.com

NATIONAL STANDARDS
The following organizations have developed academic standards that may be used as a basis for curriculum development. Content standards define what students should know and be able to do. They describe the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students should have in order to attain high levels of competency in challenging subject matter (U.S. Department of Education, 1994. High standards for all students. http://www.ed.gov/pubs/studstnd.html.)

The Arts
Music Educators National Conference
1806 Robert Fulton Drive
Reston, VA 20191
703-860-4000
http://www.menc.org/

Civics and Government
The Center for Civic Education
5146 Douglas Fir Road
Calabasas, CA 91302-1467
818-591-9321
center4civ@aol.com
http://www.civiced.org/

Economics
The National Council on Economic Education
1140 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
212-730-7007
http://www.ncee.net/index.html

Foreign Language
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Six Executive Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701-6801
914-963-8830
http://www.actfl.org/

Geography
National Council for Geographic Education
1600 M Street, NW
Suite 2500
Washington, DC 20036
202-775-7832
http://ncge.org/

Global Education
The American Forum for Global Education
120 Wall Street
Suite 2600
New York, NY 11215
212-742-8232
Fax: 212-742-8752
http://www.globaled.org

History
National Center for History in the Schools
UCLA
Department of History
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
310-825-4702
Fax: 310-267-2103
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/

Language Arts
National Standards for the English Language Arts Project
National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801-1096
1-800-369-6283
http://www.ncte.org/standards/standards.shtml

Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1593
703-620-9840
nctm@nctm.org
http://www.nctm.org/

Science
National Science Education Standards
National Academy Press
PO Box 285
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20055
1-800-624-6242
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/html/

Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education
University of California, Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 1250
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-642-4004
http://www.rand.org/centers/vocationaleduc/index.html

OTHER STANDARDS-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
The National Center on Education and the Economy
700 11th St. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202-783-3668
E-mail: info@ncee.org
http://www.ncee.org
Also, look for "For Our Children: A Parents' Guide to New Standards"

National Skill Standards Board
http://www.nssb.org/

LEGAL INFORMATION
Home School Legal Defense Association
PO Box 159
Paeonian Springs, VA 22129
703-338-5600
http://hslda.org

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
National Homeschool Association
PO Box 290
Hartland, MI 48353-0290
http://www.n-h-a.org/ (no longer available)

National Home Education Research Institute
Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., President
PO Box 13939
Salem, OR 97309
503-364-1490; Fax: 503-364-2827
mail@nheri.org
http://www.nheri.org
Publishes research on homeschooling

PUBLICATIONS
Books
Colfax, D. & Colfax, M., (1988). Homeschooling for excellence. NY: Warner Books. (Three of the authors' children went to Harvard.)

Griffith, M., (1997). The homeschool handbook. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.

Guterson, D. (1992). Family matters: Why homeschooling makes sense. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Lande, N., (1996). Homeschooling: A patchwork of days. Windy Creek Press. 706 Sussex Road. Wynnewood, PA 19096-2414 WindyCreek@aol.com. An in-depth look at 30 families.

Llewellyn, G. (Ed.), (1996). Freedom challenge: African American homeschoolers. Eugene, OR: Lowry House.

Llewellyn, G., (1991). The teenage liberation handbook . Eugene, OR : Lowry House A guide for homeschooling teenagers.

Magazines
Growing Without Schooling
Holt Associates
PO Box 89
Wakefield, MA 01880-5011
info@holtgws.com
617-864-3100.
http://www.holtgws.com
Founded by John Holt in 1977, it covers homeschooling in the United States and abroad. Note: Although this magazine has ceased publication, back issues are still available from FUN Books, 888-386-7020 http://www.fun-books.com/, The Teaching Home
12311 NE Brazee
Portland, OR 97230
A Christian magazine for home educators.

U. S. Department of Education publications
Homeschooling Resources for Parents and Students
(No longer) Available from: ACCESS ERIC
1600 Research Boulevard, 5F
Rockville, MD 20850-3172
800-LET-ERIC; Fax: 301-309-2084
http://www.thelaboroflove.com/forum/hs/resource.html
http://www.thelaboroflove.com/forum/hs/index.html

WORLD WIDE WEB (INTERNET)
Many of the following sites are hosted by organizations that can be contacted by postal mail. However, the information that is useful to homeschoolers is available primarily through their Internet sites.

AskERIC Lesson Plans
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/
A wide variety of lesson plans that can be adapted or used for students who are gifted.

Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins.
http://www.jhu.edu/~gifted
Imagine, their magazine, has featured homeschooled gifted students. Information on summer programs, competitions, enrichment courses.

The College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com
Up-to-date information on all College Board programs, including the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Provides guidance for college preparation.

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
http://eric.hoagiesgifted.org
/faq/homeschl.html
/faq/hmschl-x.html
Frequently Asked Question on homeschooling and links to homeschool and gifted education resources.

The Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University
http://epgy.stanford.edu/
Offers AP courses in math and English for which students may get Stanford credit, as well as a range of math courses from elementary through high school levels.

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page
http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/
Jon Shemitz has amassed a remarkable number of categorized resources—, mailing lists, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), resources, organizations, people, and paper resources such as books and periodicals.

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
http://www.pahomeschoolers.com
PA Homeschoolers offers homeschool advanced placement courses on line via the Internet and a newsletter that publishes many articles pertaining to gifted homeschoolers.
 

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