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Leading Ideas

This seems to be a stumbling block to many a Principle Approach family. What exactly is a leading idea? How is it different from a principle? Why is it important and how do I find it? FACE defines a leading idea as “…an idea that leads the reason down a pathway.” Actually the leading idea (LI) is a very simple one. A LI is simply the bridge between the concrete and the abstract. It helps … read on, my friend…

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American Christian Course Development in the Natural Sciences

I am taking this outline from a Biblical Principle Approach course my mother took in the mid-80′s. I hope you find it helpful in creating your science lessons. from David Holmes, Christian Heritage Academy American Christian Course Development in the Natural Sciences 1. Develop an American Christian Philosophy 2. 4-R the course title a. Define the vocabulary and properties which make up the basis for the subject b. Research the vocabulary from scripture c. Write … read on, my friend…

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Statement of an American Philosophy of Natural Science

Statement of an American Philosophy of Natural Science 1. God is the Creator who brought into existence all things from nothing. (Heb. 11:3; Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:16-18; Neh9:6; Jn. 1:3) 2. All scientific laws and principles must be in submission to the Word of God, the source and origin of all truth. (Jn. 17:17; 1 Tim. 6:20-21; Job 12:7-10; Col. 1:17) 3. Man, created in God’s image, is given the responsibility of subduing and having … read on, my friend…

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Preparing for the new year

We begin our new year next week. Since we school year-round, we take June off and then get back into things when the summer is really heating up. (And here it has been almost 100 degrees evey day this week!) I’ve been praying and looking over my plans for the year. First, I think about what I want to cover. Sometimes I follow a suggested plan and sometimes I don’t. In science, history, math, Bible … read on, my friend…

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Anna-Marie: treasure hunter

If my life would have taken a different turn I might have been an archeologist. Researching ancient cultures and plotting grids; digging away in the hot sun; sifting, sorting and cataloging the days finds. It seems so rewarding to uncover new clues about the past. Or maybe I’d have been a treasure hunter, always searching for the next big find. That would definitely be an adventure! I fancy myself a kind of treasure hunter. Tools … 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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Charles Willson Peale

    We are studying Peale for the next two weeks. I was fascinated with him. He accomplished many things and led an intriguing life. Among the many things I discovered: He learned saddlemaking, painting, metalwork among other things. He was friends with many of the founding fathers and as a patriot bravely fought in the Revolutionary War. He had 17 children, 11 of whom lived (most of them he named after artists) and held … read on, my friend…

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