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Imparting fluency in foreign languages

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Most American high schools teach foreign languages, yet few American high school graduates are fluent in these languages. This is nothing new. Back in 1939, the great Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock wrote an accurate article on this. It was a rarity. […]

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. What kind of creature can steal your money? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle in their exciting third adventure, as they uncover the curious mystery of how a powerful creature is stealing their grandparents’ hard-earned savings, and how the twins are also […]

Hands Free Mama Give-Away

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. UPDATE: Our winner is Stephanie McClure! We have three items given to us by Hands Free Mama Rachel Macy Stafford to give away. ‘House Rules’ Print ‘Live Hands Free’ Bracelet One copy of Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, […]

Continually connected to an electronic device — Hands Free Mama blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals habits for living and loving

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Earlier, I told you about Rachel Stafford’s first book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters. Her new book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits […]

Ancient literature you can read to your ten-year-old

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Here is an excerpt from the textbook Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. A Few General Comments on Authors and Literature Many persons begin in classical literature with the fables of Aesop (Greek) and Avianus (Latin). These are suitable for all ages, young and old. Some literature suitable […]

If I know Him at all, I must love Him

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening October 14th — Morning Reading I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. — Philippians 3:8 Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot know Jesus through another person’s acquaintance with Him. No, I must know Him myself; I must know […]

Scheduling and Time Lines

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I have a few practical questions. In your 10 things before age 10 article, you lay out a routine for how the day might go. But did you have any kind of lesson plan for the week or the year? Did […]

Blind fate and chance are excluded

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

God’s perfect wisdom in the management of our affairs by James Buchanan The Lord reigns. Psalm 97:1 The Bible lays a solid ground for our comfort when it assures us that all things are under the government of God. He superintends the affairs of this world, both as the provident parent and as the moral […]

A law repugnant to the Constitution is void

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

I know of no other high school curriculum that offers two years of business training.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. My curriculum has launched a one-year course on starting a home business. Next term there will be a second year’s course. I know of no other high school curriculum that offers two years of business training. These courses are taught by […]

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