Homeschooling -- A Catholic Homeschool Treasury
- Title: A Catholic Homeschool Treasury: Nurturing Children's Love for
Author: Rachel Mackson, Maureen Wittmann, eds.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Date Published: March 1999
Comments: Chicken Soup for the Homeschool Soul! Compendium of real life
stories written by real life homeschoolers.
Good introduction to Catholic homeschooling, August 8, 2003
My wife and I both read this book and found it to be a helpful introduction
to Catholic homeschooling issues. We needed our basic questions answered such
as: "Where do we start", "what are the benefits", and "can we do it".
The answers are not always as detailed as we would have liked, but we can
find those later. Simply put, this book accomplishes what it sets out to do very
Have your highlighter ready, March 27, 2000
I made sure to have my yellow highlighter handy when I read this book. There
are all kinds of terrific suggestions for the everyday homeschooler. I like
the easy-to-read format. It is almost like a reader - a collection of essays
written by many different authors. As a busy homeschool mom, I liked that I could
read it in bits and pieces during my free moments and still get so much out
of it. The resource section is truly Catholic. I appreciated that I did not
have to be on guard for anti-Catholic publishers or Protestant resources. My
sister, who sends her children to public school, bought A Catholic Homeschool
Treasury to supplement her children's religious education. I also liked the
positive tone of the book. It presents all of the wonderful reasons for
homeschooling without bashing public or parochial schools. Because of this, I was able to
share it with my pastor and parents who were not exactly supportive of
homeschooling. This book helped them understand the benefits of homeschooling,
without putting them on the defensive. If I had to find fault with the book, it
would be that there are not enough practical suggestions for teaching high school.
I heard that the authors are writing a sequel that focuses more on teaching
the upper grades. All and all, I highly recommend this book for all Catholic
parents, homeschoolers or not.
It's a great read!, March 26, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
I lent this book to a non-Catholic neighbor of mine and she is extremely
serious about homeschooling now, thanks to this book (and she is only half way
through). I think that it is by far the best Catholic homeschooling book out
there, if for no other reason than the fact that it is a collection of so many
people and gives the reader a taste of everything.
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