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

ON THE USE OF REAL BOOKS IN THE ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

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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 […]

Evidence or art? Divesting fact from fable in books and museum exhibits | biblicalhomeschooling.org

EVIDENCE OR ART?

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I taught my children growing up, especially reading through books and looking at museum displays: there is a difference between art and evidence. When looking at books from the library or at museum displays, I asked them to point out what was art (such as the commonly seen graphic above), and what was evidence (actual […]

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

living books astronomy

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Summer is a great time to get outside at night, and learn about the constellations and the basics of astronomy. Not only will it most likely fire your kids’ love of learning, but they observe something that, every day, and every night, points to the glory of God: The heavens declare the glory of God; […]