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Studying the Kings of the Bible

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

I am going
 through the Old Testament very slowly with my 8-year-old. We have been using
 The Bible Story Library Volume II edited by Turner Hodges. We also are using The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History. I noticed that Greenleaf covers
 the kings of Judah and Israel better than the Bible Story book
, but […]

The ancient view of nursing a baby

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) was a Latin author and grammarian Attic Nights Book 12, Chapter 1 A discourse of the philosopher Favorinus, in which he urged a lady of rank to feed with her own milk, and with that of other nurses, the children whom she had borne. 1 Word was once […]

A serpent of unprecedented length

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) — A Roman whose only book, Attic Nights, is a compilation of notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and many other subjects. Attic Nights Book 7, Chapter 3 An account, taken from the works of Tubero, of a serpent of unprecedented length. 1  Tubero in his Histories […]

Aulus Gellius on Blood Letting

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) Attic Nights Book 10, Chapter 8 That among the ignominious punishments which were inflicted upon soldiers was the letting of blood; and what seems to be the reason for such a penalty. 1  This also was a military punishment in old times, to disgrace a soldier by […]

New Video — Homeschooling Classical and Historical Literature

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This is a video recording of the seminar Principles for the Study of Classical and Historical Literature by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. The seminar was delivered in Austin, Texas in 2004.

Questions from a reader — scheduling and timelines

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I have a few practical questions. In your Ten Things Before Age Ten 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 […]

Constitution Day: Celebrate It by Learning to Enforce It

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

This article is based off the keynote speech at the Constitution Day dinner on 09-14-13. The event was hosted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central-East Florida.

Ancient Greek and Roman Literature — what should I read?

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Have you ever looked at the Classical Writing Curriculum? It looks rigorous and thorough, covering classical writing skills following the progymnasmata, grammar, logic and rhetoric. I am interested in it, but, as a Christian, I worry about my kids reading some of the material used. I do not have any experience with ancient Greek writing. […]

Real History

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

This is what we’d be studying this week if I had kids to homeschool. Real history, applied to current events.

Eighth Grade Exam from 1895 — Did you pass?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina and reprinted by the Salina Journal. Grammar (time, one hour) 1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters. 2. Name the parts of […]

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