It's funny how you change as you grow up. And how things change around you. In high school a friend of mine wrote his initials on the outside edges of his Bible. He did this cause all our Bibles looked the same. Smart, right? But nobody, nobody, nobody was drawing inside their Bibles, much less on the outside of them! I was so shocked (and a little concerned with what would happen when his deacon daddy saw those edges) that I can still see them burned into my memory. It was just that unheard of!
But time changes things. (Thank the dear Lord) And exactly two decades later, I am writing a post about painting Bible covers. With paint...
Have you ever given much thought to the Genesis account? Should you? Does it matter to your kids? Here's how it impacted me...
You know that feeling you get after you read one of those flashy, gaudy books to your kid? Something of a mix between, Boy, I actually feel dumber now, and Can I just throw this away?
You know the type of book I'm talking about, right? The pictures aren't exactly art, and the prose is... well... Dumb.
Not exactly the stuff that makes you want to read to your kids, is it? Read on to find out the wonderful, simple solution...
Jesus was weird. Seriously. He didn't host regularly scheduled holy productions or use the latest curriculum. In fact, Jesus totally ignored many of the things we believe you "need" to do to teach kids/people about God...
My kids and I have gradually moved into a very, very book driven form of history study.
I love the fact that I can give them a subject and then let them explore what fascinates them most. They journal about their work, but still require a good bit of prompting to do so (those blank pages can be intimidating)!
So today I'm introducing my new series of study journals, It's About Time! These history studies are designed for use with a living books approach (such as Charlotte Mason, Classical, or Whole-Hearted Learning).
So, for those of you interested, the first one is about U.S. Presidents.
Feedback and suggestions for other units would be totally welcome.
I'm going the printed route (with Amazon), but I am curious if parents would like a printable PDF option... Let me know in the comments, please!
It's About Time! Presidents
Immerse your student in the history of the U.S. Presidency. Encourage your young historian to journal what they find most fascinating as they learn from living books.
This study includes 6 weeks of prompted pages to help your students:
Get ready to raid your local library and journal your way through Presidential History!
*The Junior version is geared toward Young or Reluctant Writers.
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