Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators
"Promoting and safeguarding home education to the glory of God"


2014 Workshops

Handouts will be added as they become available. To print, click on the icon at the end of a workshop description. Not all workshops have handouts.

Jim Stobaugh

"Classical Teaching" - But Is It?
"Classical Education" is a buzz word that almost no one knows how to define.  Dr. Stobaugh will define classical education and he will offer concrete ways to implement this vital educational program in subject areas.  The workshop participants will hear Dr. Stobaugh argue that "true" classical education is the best way to prepare students to be critical thinkers.

"Classical Teaching" [28kB PDF]

How to Teach the Classics
An overview of the best writings in world history and insights on ways to teach them: The Iliad, by Homer, Oedipus Rex, Sophocles,Confessions, Augustine, Divine Comedy, Dante, Faust, Goethe, The Doll House, Ibsen, Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky, War and Peace, Tolstoi, The Unvanquished, William Faulkner, The Stranger, Camus,  The Aeneid, Virgil, Beowulf, Unknown, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Bede, Macbeth, Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne, Huckleberry Finn, Twain, Red Badge of Courage, Crane, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson, A Farewell To Arms, Hemingway, Cry the Beloved Country, Paton.

How to Teach the Classics [12kB PDF]

SAT Preparation for Christian Students
Doing their best on the SAT is one avenue God has before our children to prepare to be the kind of Christians who will change their world no matter what the obstacles.  In light of the changes to the new SAT I, this workshop is especially relevant.  Finally, Pastor Stobaugh will share insights concerning the essay portion of the SAT I. He is a College Board grader.

SAT Preparation for Christian Students [56kB PDF]

How to Teach History and Literature Together
Most homeschooler veterans know that the problem with home schooling is not too much time, but too little time! This very practical workshop shows a home school family how to teach history and literature in 1 hour and 15 minutes everyday!  Weaving together language arts skills and historical narrative is not only possible, but preferable!  The student learns both disciplines very well and finishes with three full year, academic credits: Composition, Literature, and History.

How to Teach History and Literature Together [59kB PDF]

The handouts on this page are PDFs, which require an application such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to open.  If your computer doesn't have a PDF reader installed, please click here to get Acrobat Reader:


Coming Events

Sept 5, 2014
Not Back-to-School Picnic

April 23 - 25, 2015
Annual Convention

2015 TBA
Formal Graduation

2015 TBA
Used Curriculum Sale

Important Links

Neighboring State Christian Homeschool Organizations

CT   ME   NH   NY


©1988-2015 MassHOPE
Last Modified:
by WebServant