2018 thru 2020 Themes for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

Summer 2018 (Print and Digital)

Publishing: July 1st
Deadline: CLOSED–All Slated

• Feature Articles: The Truth About Common Core
• Theme:
 Language Arts – Grammar
• Theme: Hands on Math
• Theme: Geology
• Theme: Gifted Students
• Theme: NASA
• Theme: Careers in Flight
• Theme: Science
• Theme: HisStory – American Folklore
• Theme: Homesteading/Off Grid
• Theme: Homekeeping in the Summer
• Theme: Writing
• Resource Guide: Summer Learning and Fun
• Resource Guide: Higher Education and Post High School Opportunities

Fall 2018 (Digital)

Publishing: September 1, 2018
Deadline: June 30, 2018
No longer accepting articles.

• Feature Articles: Science – STEM & STEAM: What’s All the Fuss?
• Theme: Language Arts – Literature
• Theme:
High School Math/Prep For College
• Theme: Physics and Chemistry
• Theme: Identifying the Special Needs Student
• Theme: Foreign Language
• Theme: Frugal Moms (freezer meals, low priced                       dinners, bulk cooking). Holiday articles,                         last minute gifts.
• Theme: HisStory – Thanksgiving History
• Theme: Science Technology – Augmented Reality
• Theme: Homekeeping in Fall
• Theme: Art and Music
• Resource Guide:  Gifts Your Active Learner Will Love

Winter 2018 (Print and Digital)

Publishing: December 1, 2018
Component Deadline: September 30, 2018
No longer accepting articles.

• Feature Articles: The Troubling History of Public School Education
• Theme: What’s an Unschooler? Delight-Directed Learning
• Theme: Language Arts – Spelling
• Theme: Special Needs
• Theme: Teaching Elementary-Ages Math
• Theme: HisStory: Historical Inventions
• Theme: Preschool
• Theme: High Schoolers Keeping their own Records
• Theme: Time Management
• Theme: New Resolutions
• Theme: Organization
• Theme: Homekeeping in Winter
• Theme: Beating the Winter Blues
• Resource Guide:  Organizational & Educational Resources for your Home & Homeschool

Spring 2019 (Digital)

Publishing: March 1, 2019
Deadline: November 30, 2018
No longer accepting articles.

• Feature Articles: The World is Your Schoolhouse
• Theme: The Evolution Agenda in Public Schools
• Theme: Language Arts – Reading Clinic
• Theme: Careers Using Math
• Theme: Special Needs – Early Symptoms & What to Watch for
• Theme: Foreign Languages – Teaching Spanish
• Theme: HisStory – Early America & the One Room Schoolhouse
• Theme: Becoming a Writer – Your Child Has a Story Inside
• Theme: Homesteading – Gardens & Outdoor Buildings
• Theme: Travel and the Homeschooler
• Theme: International Homeschooling: Stories from Around the World
• Resource Guide: Travel/Adventure/Field Trips

Summer 2019 (Print and Digital)

Publishing: June 1, 2019
Deadline: March 30, 2019

• Feature Articles: Oceans! Discovering Careers in Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marines, etc.
• Theme: Will Homeschooling Remain Legal?
• Theme: Language Arts – Fun Ways to Teach Grammar
• Theme: When to Start Formal Math
• Theme: Middle School Electives – Ideas, Lists
• Theme: Teacher Tips! Homeschooling Multiple Ages/Grades
• Theme: Homesteading – Canning, Dehydrating and Storing
• Theme: Your Child & Social Media
• Theme: Working While Homeschooling – Moms Who Wear Many Hats
• Theme: HisStory: The Declaration of Independence
• Resource Guide: Don’t Forget the Electives!

Fall 2019 (Digital)

Publishing: September 1, 2019
Deadline: May 30, 2019

• Feature Articles: Careers in Art & Photography
• Theme: Trades, Apprenticeships, Colleges
• Theme: Language Arts – When My Child Just Won’t Write
• Theme: Teaching Manners and Respect in Today’s World
• Theme: HisStory – Bringing Art History Instruction to Life
• Theme: Homesteading – Harvest Ideas for Families
• Theme: Young Learning – Toys & Inventive Minds
• Theme: Discount Field Trip Hacks – Live Theater, History Societies, Zoos, Symphony, Museums, and Arts&Craft Fairs
• Theme: Special Needs Homeschooling – Keep Them Home
• Resource Guide: Online Learning/Web or App-based Classes

Winter 2019 (Print and Digital)

Publishing: December 1, 2019
Deadline: August 30, 2019

• Feature Articles: Sky Careers: Meteorologist, Pilot, Storm Chaser, Astronaut, Airplane Mechanic, Air Traffic Controller, etc.
• Theme: Can I Pull My Child Out of Public School?
• Theme: Preschool – Preparing for Math Skills & Reading
• Theme: Homesteading – Quilts & Crochet Projects for Winter
• Theme: High School – Transcripts, Credits, Portfolios for Life
• Theme: Customizing The Courses Your Homeschooler Takes
• Theme: Making Math Meaningful
• Theme: Providing the Finer Arts – Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Creative Media/Film-making
• Theme: Giving My Homeschooler a Classical Christian Education
• Resource Guide: I Love a Rainy Day! Arts/Crafts Projects and DIY

Spring 2020 (Print and Digital)

Publishing: March 1, 2020
Deadline: November 30, 2019

• Featured Articles: Engineering Careers: Civil Engineer (bridges, roads, buildings, etc.) Cartography (maps, atlases), Mechanical Engineer (gas/steam/wind turbines, internal combustion engines, refrigeration/air-conditioning systems, elevators/escalators, etc.), Petroleum Engineer (oil extraction), Chemical Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Hydrologist, Process Engineer, Sales Engineer
• Theme: Should My Autistic Child Be Homeschooled?
• Theme: Schooling Year ‘Round: Reasons
• Theme: Language Arts: Spelling, Grammar & Phonics
• Theme: History – Our Rights: Teaching the Constitution
• Theme: Scope & Sequence – What Should My Child Know, and When?
• Theme: Ready for Math – Elementary Methods
• Theme: Foreign Language Learning

Summer 2020 (Print and Digital)

Publishing: June 1, 2020
Deadline: March 30, 2020

• Featured Articles: Jobs with Animals (Ecologist, Environmental consultant, K9 Police Officer, Marine scientist, Wildlife/Conservation Officer or Park Ranger, Veterinarian/Vet Assistant, Research scientist (life sciences), Zookeeper, Dog Groomer, Pet Store Owner, Animal Care Taker, Animal Rescue, Animal Trainer, Farrier, Farmer, Ranch Manager, Animal Control Officer, Bee Keeper, Marine Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, Animal Photographer, Entomologist, Herpetologist, Field trials officer)
• Theme: Why Homeschool? History to Present (current reasons based on past history’s revelations behind the creation of the public school system to begin with)
• Theme: Creative Electives: Homeschool YOUR Way and Teaching to a Child’s Interests
• Theme: The Working Homeschool Mama (whether inside the home or not)
• Theme: Homeschooling Through Difficult Times (staying the course during crises)
• Theme: Six Day Creation Worldview
• Theme: The Home Cook: 30 Day Meal Planning
• Theme: Arguments for Algebra (and Beyond)