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Liberal Arts, Great Books, and Classical Christian Education Wes Callihan

The Liberal Arts, Great Books, and Classical Christian Education (a video interview with Wes Callihan)

Back in the early days of online homeschool learning, I had the privilege of taking several liberal arts courses from Wes Callihan. Did your high school teachers recite the opening lines of the Iliad to you? From memory? In Greek? I bet not. No wonder his students love and respect Mr. C! When I began …

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homeschool worth mythology

World Mythology in Your Homeschool: Why Should We Study Myths and What are the Best Mythology Books to Read?

WHY should we study world mythology in our homeschool? WHAT are the best books to read about myths from around the world? Check out this round-up of the best mythology books for studying not only the more well-known Greek myths but also mythological tales from around the world. You’ll find mythology book suggestions for kids, …

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Living Fun History Homeschool Drama

Adding Drama (Like We Need More Drama!): Have Fun Living Your Homeschool History Lessons!

Studying history in an engaging, delightful, and textbook-free way is a topic close to my heart. Today I’m delighted to bring you this guest post by Amy Pak from Home School in the Woods, a family-run history company known for its historical timeline figures and hands-on history studies. I hope this post inspires you to …

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Repentance and Discipleship in Education Dr. George Grant video Interview

Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (a video interview with Dr. George Grant)

What if you viewed Christian classical education through the lens of repentance and discipleship? What if you sought to infuse all of life and, indeed, all of education with a Biblical perspective? Those were just a few of the topics at the heart of my recent conversation with Dr. George Grant. Watch the video, read …

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Mary Slessor Benge Book Review

Heroes Then & Now Biographies from Benge Books: Mary Slessor

My daughter came running out of her room, eager to share the latest fascinating moment in the book she was reading titled Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar. Usually this particular child would read what was assigned to her respectfully, but without much enthusiasm. But Mary Slessor’s biography, written by prolific biographers Janet and Geoff Benge, …

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nonfiction graphic book list

Nonfiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens

The graphic novel format isn’t limited to fiction. Nonfiction works in the graphic novel style can be a delightful read for kids, teens, and adults. Here are some of the nonfiction graphic novels my children have enjoyed. What? Why Nonfiction Graphic Novels? (and do I have to? {spoiler alert: no}) The graphic novel combines words …

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Books to learn about Japan with kids

Don’t Miss these Books about Japan for Children!

One of the easiest ways to learn about and experience another country’s culture is to be transported there through books. Do you want to explore Japan with your children? Don’t miss these fabulous titles the whole family can enjoy! Japanese Folk Tales and Fairy Tales The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Katherine Paterson Watercolor and …

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Teaching the Creeds to Our Children

Have you ever considered including the historic creeds of the Christian church in your morning time, personal devotions, or family worship? If you’ve felt ill-equipped to teach them to your children, or have wondered why they even matter, come walk beside me as we explore the reasons to memorize the creeds with our children. What …

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