“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future, and crimes from society.” – Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography.
I recommend the Guerber history series (edited and expanded by Christine Miller) to be a child’s first introduction to history in the elementary grades. What about those children in their teens, who did not have the advantage of reading this thorough biblically-based history in their elementary years? What can I recommend for those parents who […]
The 1000 Good Books and 100 Great Books reinforce and define Western Civilization, which is built upon the Biblical worldview. They are worthy literature. However, parents and educators tend to put the books on lists like these on a pedestal, and view the reading of them as the ultimate goal to attain in literature. But […]
by Wesley J. Callihan of Schola Classical Tutorials I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed. But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, […]
Before you begin on this list, please be sure you are reading the Bible together with your children every day. This list cannot even hope to replace the benefit of Bible reading for both you and your children. This 1000 Good Books List is by no means exhaustive. Twenty-five homeschooling mothers, discussing criteria in choosing […]
Let’s start with history. In the elementary curriculum, knowledge of history’s important events and persons is what children must learn: what happened, who was involved, where, and when. Traditionally, history textbooks have been used to impart this information. Children then learn the information for a test, and forget it promptly afterward. Why? Because they are […]