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5 things America got right

“I know my own principles to be pure and therefore am not ashamed of them. On the contrary, I wish them known and therefore willingly express them to everyone. They are the same I have acted on from the year 1775 to this day, and are the same, I am sure, with those of the great body of the American people.” Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Samuel Smith, 1798 1. Separation of powers The … read on, my friend…

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We are history

History to many people seems like a dusty book that you bring out and teach your kids when you have to meet state requirements or because you “have to.” History is not that at all. It is not a stale timeline or disjointed facts from long ago. It’s alive and it’s happening all around you right now. History, or His Story, is going on every second the clock is ticking. Yesterday is history, is it … read on, my friend…

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Why all the American history?

In the younger grades I emphasize American His Story for several reasons:  We strive the think governmentally. Even young children can understand the principles inherent to America’s founding. We can discuss cause to effect, internal to external and expand the principles as they grow. These principles apply to many things, but they are expressed in our form of government, so we can look there. Symbols of America are in all of society. We are surrounded with … read on, my friend…

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PA does talk about more than just American history

In T&L, Rosalie Slater discusses every link on the chain of Christianity (beginning on p. 158) and she goes into detail about civilizations all along the Chain of Christianity. The CoC demonstrates God’s Providential history through the lives of men on Earth’s stage. That means as you plan your studies each year you find things along that Chain to highlight. My kids learn something from every era, in different cultures and countries, in history every … read on, my friend…

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Some thoughts on the Red Books

I was doing my Rudiments class last night and found some WONDERFUL (shock!) information in T&L. Those of you who have been around for a while know all about this, I’m sure, but I’ll share anyway. She has listed in there the seven principles (starting on p. 111) and shows how to expand them through the grades. I know this book is about teaching ACH but it was so neat to see it in such … read on, my friend…

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