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The advantage in african american children's Part 2


The added advantage in african american children's
education...Computer Homeschooling (Part2)

We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit how 'bout you!

We left our parents and friends in our last article
discussing the commitment it takes to homeschool african
american children. In part 2 of 4 let's discuss finding
resources to make sure that african american parents
committment to their children's education is not hampered
because of anything easily available.

First we have to thank all our loyal readers and visitors,
without your support the countless hours of being marathoned
by the thought police to put this onto a page would not have
been so worth it.

Finishing the subject line of commitment we need african
american parents considering computer homeschooling to have
very real and concrete reasons for homeschooling because it
takes wisdom as testified by King Solomon in the Book of
Proverbs to teach an african american child. Possible
reasons, and due to time and space we will go over a few,
could be a african american child who cannot not keep up
academically. A child unable to deal in the social setting
of the school, gifted children who are too advanced for the
shcools available, public or private school curriculum that
is unsuitable and violence in schools are also reasons to
make the commitment to homeschool.

Due to violence, drugs, teen pregnancy, predatory teachers
and other distractions or social hurdles in public and
private schools many parents have been taking their children
home and homeschooling them. I am going to let you in on a
little secret, both my african american parents were public
school teachers in high school and middle school. I share
that secret with you so that no one will believe that I am
against public or private school education, I'm just for
homeschool education. Some of our country's greatest leaders
were homeschooled, including several presidents. If your
reason for homeschooling your children is as strong as your
conviction then you could be teaching the next president of
the United States, the next Booker T. Washington or even
another Colin Powell.

Now, some of the resources you need to focus on: curriculum,
books, events, and patience. Curriculums should be
researched thoroughly as each frican american child is
different and should not be taught the cookie cutter way
that out of home schools use. They also can be found on the
Internet for the best price of free to the reasonable prices
of from $10 to $75 using search engines, or other
homeschooling sites. The books you need on each subject to
be taught to your african american scholars don't have to be
new, just good educational material. These books also can be
bought on the Internet, I am a great fan of shopping online
due to the fact that it saves on gas and time to find what
you are looking for each and every time. Events for
homeschooling your african american children are equally
important as it exposes your children to different people.
cultures. ideas and helps in creating a well-rounded
individual. Events can be found online thru several sources
including newsgroups, search engines, and electronic
newsletters. Now patience cannot be found online, at least
not any that can make a homeschool an enviroment for
learning. Learning at home should not be like learning
outside the home, it should be fun and interesting. So use
patience in teaching your children as they are having to
relearn how to teach themselves.

The use of computers in homeschooling your children should
be a great reality for you now and if not I have much more
to share. I have run out of space and will continue sharing
the rest of our knowledge odyssey in the 3rd and 4th
articles. Some of the resources will be made available on
our website and you are welcome to forward questions to be
answered in a timely manner. Thank you for your time and

Remember this subject is worthy of more than just one
article and therefore will be covered in a 4 part series.
Feel free to review articles part 1 , part 3 or part 4 for
questions you may want to email to us. To receive
notification of the publication of the rest of the series
email us at going.wireless.spirit@homeschoolwireless.com or
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Daviyd Peterson©2005 All Rights Reserved

About the Author


Daviyd Peterson: 10-year consultant, instructor, trainer
Helps african american homeschools bridge the digital
divide by becoming computer homeschools. Free article on
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