Secondary History with The Story of the Ancient World | biblicalhomeschooling.org

SECONDARY HISTORY WITH THE STORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in history, junior 7-9, senior 10-12

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 […]

Teaching History with Living Books | biblicalhomeschooling.org

TEACHING HISTORY WITH LIVING BOOKS

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in educational philosophy, elementary 4-6, history, junior 7-9, primary 1-3, senior 10-12, teaching tools

History of Western Civilization A biblical study of history begins with the history of Western Civilization. (Why?) Other civilizations and cultures may be studied as Western Civilization encounters them. However, the focus especially in the elementary years is the rise of Western Civilization, and of course the American nation if you are homeschooling in the […]

1000 Good Books | biblicalhomeschooling.org

1000 GOOD BOOKS

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in elementary 4-6, junior 7-9, literature, primary 1-3, reading, senior 10-12

The Thousand Good Books or, what everyone should have read “Taking all that was best of the Greco- Roman world into itself, Western tradition has given us the thousand good books as a preparation for the great ones–and for all studies in the arts and sciences. Without them, all studies are inhumane. The brutal athlete […]

On the Use of Real Books in the Secondary Curriculum | biblicalhomeschooling.org

ON THE USE OF REAL BOOKS IN THE SECONDARY CURRICULUM

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in educational philosophy, junior 7-9, senior 10-12

Real Books or Text Books? Most of the books recommended by CCH for use in the dialectic and rhetoric stages (the secondary curriculum) are “real” books. They are not history texts, or science texts, or economics texts. They are real books, about history or science or philosophy or economics. Text books tell you what the […]

economics for the citizen

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“Last fall semester, I didn’t teach for the first time in 37 years. No, I haven’t retired. It was my semester-off reward for two terms as department chairman at George Mason University. A break is well deserved after a chairmanship — a job not unlike that of herding cats. During fall semesters, I typically teach our first-year Ph.D. microeconomics […]