The three As – Acquire, Analyze, Apply – relate to the three Biblical tools of learning. Children acquire knowledge (the Grammar stage), teens analyze that knowledge for truth (the Dialectic stage) and gain understanding, and young adults apply truth to real life decisions and current events (the Rhetoric stage) to walk in wisdom. It is […]
What to Teach The Big Picture – Planning the School Year Part 1 Once I had my six blocks of six weeks planned, it was time to map my curriculum to the six blocks. No matter what curriculum you desire to finish by the end of the school year, it all can be divided into […]
What to Teach The Big Picture I planned to do 36 weeks of academics, 5 days per week, which met my state’s requirements with margin. You want margin – planning for more days than your state requires – because life happens, emergencies happen, and the best-laid plans don’t always work out. If you plan for […]
No other books for children have so compellingly told the often exciting story of history than the Landmark book series published by Random House (roughly 4th through 7th grades). There will be no “twaddle” found here. The appropriate Landmark books are here keyed to their matching chapters in The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation. […]
“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 […]