What exactly is the Principle Approach?

I know some of you who visit aren’t really sure what BPA is. You may have a good idea but would like to know more.

FACE has penned this excellent definition (available on their Web site):
“The Principle Approach has been called ‘reflective teaching and learning.’ It is America’s historic method of Biblical reasoning which places the Truths (or principles) of God’s Word at the heart of education. Each subject is predicated upon God’s Biblical principles and students are taught to think and reason from principles and leading ideas using The Notebook Approach to Research, Reason, Relate, and Record.

“The Principle Approach was rediscovered and restored to twentieth century American Christian education by The Foundation for American Christian Education (F.A.C.E.) co-founder, Rosalie Slater, who identified seven principles of American Christian history and government in her foundational book, Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History: The Principle Approach.”
Here and here are excellent articles from the Foundation for American Christian Education on what makes PA unique. If you are interested in using the Principle Approach but don’t know where to start, You might look into the Noah Plan. And you can visit the links to the left, read the recommended articles and read up on the blogs too.

Comments

  1. “Here is an excellent article from the Foundation for American Christian Education on what makes PA unique.”

    they’ve moved or removed the article. :(

  2. Katrina,
    they have recently updated their site and moved everything. I updated the articles and hope the links will give you the info you are looking for. Here they are:
    http://www.principleapproach.org/resource/resmgr/docs/biblical_classical_model.pdf
    http://www.principleapproach.org/?page=pa_characteristics

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