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    BerkshireAreaChristianHomeschoolers (Berkshire Area Christian Homeschoolers ) - Welcome! This is a Christian Homeschool Group for homeschooling mothers living in (or relocating to): Western Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, Eastern Upstate New York or Southern New Hampshire.

    Our desire for this group is that it be a loving, Christian environment to share prayer requests, concerns, curriculum questions, local or regional events, everyday chatter, recipes, housekeeping tips... you name it!

    We hope that this site will be a support and blessing to each member!

    P.S. This group is not intended to replace any existing yahoo group, but to enhance the support and fellowship of area homeschooling moms.

    P.P.S. All are welcome to join regardless of their beliefs, but keep in mind that we are free to express our Christian faith here, while being tolerant and understanding of others. No flaming or heated theological debates, please. Thank you.

    To Subscribe, visit BerkshireAreaChristianHomeschoolers.

    childsplay_vermont (East Central VT Homeschool Playgroup) - We are currently a gathering of home-schooling families learning and playing together in a relaxed, child-led atmosphere. We meet at libraries, playgrounds, and recreation fields in and around the Plainfield, Marshfield, Cabot, and Barre region. All who are willing to travel this way are welcome. This group is to keep each other posted on our gatherings and other activities in our communities.

    To Subscribe, visit childsplay_vermont.

    ChittendenFranklinHomeEd (Chittenden and Franklin County Home Ed) - This group was formed for home educators in the Chittenden and Franklin County areas of Vermont to discuss and start a support group. Please note this group is only open to homeschool families. Spam will not be tolerated!

    To Subscribe, visit ChittendenFranklinHomeEd.

    cvt_homeschoolresource (Central Vermont Homeschool Resource) - This is the list_serve for the Central Vermont Homeschool Resource. We currently have no scheduled meetings. This listserv is a great place to announce activities and make connections.

    To Subscribe, visit cvt_homeschoolresource.

    Eastern Latter Day Saints Homeschool (e-lds-hs) - This is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who are homeschooling their children.

    Do you live in the Eastern region of the United States? You are invited to join our online homeschool support group. We invite all parents who want to help their children succeed in school and in life, veteran home educators looking for a fresh start, new family educators searching for help and ideas, and parents just thinking about home education to join us.

    Our goal is to support them in their endeavor as well as disseminate information. We welcome anyone not included in another group. Our states include: Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan. ME MA RI DE CN NH VT OH MI MD NY NJ PA

    To Subscribe, visit Eastern Latter Day Saints Homeschool (e-lds-hs).

    New England Buddhist Homeschool Group (NEBuddhistHomeschool) - We are such a minority -- us Buddhist Homeschool Families. Perhaps through this forum we can share our experiences in trying to incorporate Buddhism into our lives and homeschooling endevors.

    This is a support group for Buddhist homeschoolers in the New England region -- Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. Here we can talk about how we home-school with Buddhist ethics in mind. How do we live the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path in our culture?

    When we are large enough, we will hold monthly or even weekly meetings, field trips, meditation circles and other neat homeschooling things. Eventually, we will also plan a yearly retreat for Buddhists and home school families in the New England region.

    Feel free to join us if you have been a Buddhist home school family for years or are merely interested in it. If you are a homeschooler interested in Buddhism, or a Buddhist interested in homeschooling, you are welcome here.

    To Subscribe, visit New England Buddhist Homeschool Group.

    New England Jewish Homeschoolers (nejhs) - This list is for Jewish homeschoolers in the New England area. That includes CT, NH, VT, ME, RI, MA.

    We welcome people who are interested in participating (and helping to organize) some of the activities we are planning. On this list, we are privileged to have Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, Reconstructionist Jews, secular Jews. We DON'T have so-called Messianic Jews (Jews for Jesus).

    There is no proselytizing allowed on this list. This list is NOT for discussing religious politics or "how" to be a Jew. It's primary goal is to make friends and organize gatherings. Note: NonJews married to Jews and raising their children as Jews or with Jewish traditions are also welcome.

    Note: NonJews married to Jews and raising their children as Jews or with Jewish traditions are also welcome.

    To Subscribe, visit New England Jewish Homeschoolers.

    New England Muslim Educators Network (nemen) - A private email list for Muslim teachers and administrators in public and private schools, Islamic schools and Muslim homeschools, day care, preschools, weekend schools and after/summer schooling.

    Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont


    • To aid Islamic schools, Muslim teachers and Muslim homeschoolers in their educational endeavors.
    • To promote networking, and community building through the NEMEN email list and NEMEN/Islamic school/Muslim homeschool activites.
    • To create and maintain an on going supportive and proactive environment for all our educators for the very best of ourselves and our children.

    Islamic schools are encouraged to post and promote their carnivals, fairs, teacher workshops, professional development etc. Please also post these events on the calendar.

    Muslim homeschoolers are encouraged to post and promote their activites, shared educational endeavors, field trips, etc. Please also post these events on the calendar.

    Everyone on the NEMEN list is encouraged to contribute and post information on various workshops, professional development, conventions, conferences, forums, etc. within the NEMEN area.

    Started in March 2001, this group has migrated here from another email list site.

    To Subscribe, visit New England Muslim Educators Network.

    New England Unschooling (NewEnglandUnschooling) - A networking group for unschoolers in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

    Any discussion or ideas presented on this list should be from an unschooling or radical unschooling point of view.

    To subscribe, visit New England Unschooling.

    randolphhomeschoolers (Randolph Homeschoolers) - Hello and Welcome. We are a collective of homeschooling families that live in the communities nearby the village of Randolph Vermont. We have formed this page to serve as a meetinghouse for ideas, opportunities, and events that may be helpful homeschooling information to families in the area. Check out the calendar and links for local resources.

    To subscribe, visit randolphhomeschoolers.

    UVHSC (Upper Valley Home School Connections) - This site is to help home school families in the Upper Valley Area of New Hampshire and Vermont connect and share information.

    To Subscribe, visit UVHSC.

    VTChristianhomeschoolmothers (Vermont Christian Homeschool Mothers) - This group is designed for Christian mothers who homeschool their children in the beautiful state of Vermont. We'd love to hear about your field trips, teaching ideas, lesson plans and general homemaking chatter!

    We ask that you post at least once a week. Lurkers will not be allowed and will eventually be deleted. Please keep conversations uplifting. New members will be put on temporary moderation.

    To Subscribe, visit VTChristianhomeschoolmothers.

    vthomeschoolers (Vermont Homeschoolers) - The group manager screens list members by asking their full names and their connection with homeschooling in Vermont. This is done to limit spamming by having people on the list who are actually interested in homeschooling. This information is not collected in any way. Thank you, list owner.

    People who live in Vermont and either homeschool or plan to homeschool their children are invited to discuss events and issues. This message board is a clearinghouse of information that will not only help parents to home educate their children but will also enable Vermont homeschoolers to exercise, promote, and protect their right to homeschool their children. This message board does not promote or advocate any particular educational approach, religious conviction, political stance, or any other view or philosophy of homeschooling parents. This group is for a broad-spectrum of homeschoolers and is exclusively about homeschooling issues. Vermont homeschoolers need to have a place where we can all stand together to discuss issues relevant to home schooling, even though we have different philosophical view points. There are parents on this message board from both ends of just about any spectrum you can name. We stand together as homeschoolers. ~~~ You will find a list of group rules in the file section.

    To Subscribe, visit vthomeschoolers.

    VT-homeschooling (Vermont Homeschooling) - Keep informed about the Vermont homeschool and unschooling movements, share your homeschooling experiences, and other homeschooling related topics.

    Be aware that while this list is moderated, the moderator does not step in to tell others how to behave, or how to communicate with others. The list sometimes has heated discussions that some may view as attacks, so this list may not be for the faint of heart!! Home-schooling and unschooling are all about freedom. In that vein, this list allows freedom of expression. So express yourselves (preferably not at someone else's expense).

    To Subscribe, visit VT-homeschooling.

    vtsechs (VTsecularhomeschool) - This is a Vermont homeschooling group that is based in the Rutland County area of Vermont. Its main purpose is to provide a central place to post events, happenings, gatherings and other opportunities for Rutland area homeschoolers and unschoolers. It is a secular list.

    This does not mean we don't welcome those with religious beliefs. We welcome those who wish to belong to a homeschool community that supports an appreciation for diversity, respect and open-mindedness for people of all beliefs, orientations, and lifestyles.

    To prevent random malicious postings or spam, the owner will ask pending members to provide a full name and town they live in. You need not put this in your member profile though. I will keep it private.

    Use this list to post or read about educational or social events or opportunities in the greater Rutland Vermont area that you think might be of interest to our homeschooling community.

    To Subscribe, visit vtsechs.

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M Is For Maple Syrup
A Vermont Alphabet
by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
With colorful pages that focus the spotlight on the flora and fauna specific to Vermont (and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream), the book utilizes a two-tiered educational format where the rhyming verse appeals to younger readers the substantive expository text proves an engaging tool for older students.

Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer
The first choice of outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles.

Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Gold
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending.

50 Hikes in Vermont
Walks, Hikes and Overnights in the Green Mountain State

by Green Mountain Club
This definitive guide to hiking in Vermont has been completely revised and updated and includes six new hikes. In addition to covering the Green Mountains it now includes 6 more new hikes ranging throughout the state.

Rail-Trails New England
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy Guidebooks
With 60 rural, suburban, and urban trails threading through 622 miles, Rail-Trails New England covers Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Vermont Covered Bridges
Map & Guide

by Robert Hartnett
Illustrated map of Vermont shows the name and location of each of Vermont's more than 100 authentic covered bridges. Two dozen original watercolor illustrations of cered bridges grace the map. The reverse side guide gives histories of the bridges, as well as directions to help you find them.

Best Vermont Drives
by Kay Scheller and Bill Scheller
Best Vermont Drives, now in its fourth edition, is the state's original driving guide. It takes readers on a guided tour of 14 of Vermont's most scenic drives. Each route is mapped, and packed with stories, unusual facts, historical lore, and all one needs to know about where to stay, dine, shop, and what to see along the way.

Roadside Geology of Vermont and New Hampshire
Roadside Geology Series

by Bradford B. Van Diver
This book is for everyone who ever traveled in these lovely states and wondered about the meaning of their landscapes and tortured rocks. Since it is a book for the traveler, it concentrates on what you can see from a car, yet it points out interesting places to stop and examine rocks you can get close to, touch, or even sample.

Hello USA

by Kathy Pelta

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
Unschooling, a homeschooling method based on the belief that kids learn best when allowed to pursue their natural curiosities and interests, is practiced by 10 to 15 percent of the estimated 1.5 million homeschoolers in the United States.

Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine
Best Hikes with Kids

by Cynthia Copeland
Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. These are just a few of the new hikes families (and anyone looking for an easy outing) will enjoy in these completely redone guidebooks. Each outing highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail.

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