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Review: The Magna Charta by James Daugherty

June 15, 1215, one of the most significant days in English history, saw wicked King John sullenly sign the Magna Charta, acknowledging freedom of the people and restraining his own power. How did this all come about?  How was such an evil king persuaded to restrict his own power? James Daugherty, award-winning author of the […]

The Torch Thrown by Failing Hands

Here is one way to catch the torch, thrown to us by dying soldiers through the years, and hold it high. We can defend the ill, elderly, and disabled in our country. Currently one simple way of doing this is by signing this petition.  Many other opportunities exist and as you read the declaration, you may […]

Review: 7 Women by Eric Metaxas

Biographies can be among the most inspiring reading, and 7 Women by Eric Metaxas changed me before I had even finished it. In this book Metaxes presents engaging biographies of 7 women who had a huge impact on the world. He describes their lives and times, discusses their motivation, and demonstrates their significance to the […]

Civics: How Our Heavenly Citizenship Affects Our Earthly Countries

One of our homeschooling goals is to raise citizens of the kingdom of heaven who care about their earthly country as well. We want to equip them to influence their culture for Christ…and this includes political action. How can we equip our children to influence their culture for Christ? Obviously, it begins with teaching our […]

Election Report Guidelines

You know how sometimes you just want your kids to learn and write about something without a lot of angst and procrastination? Well, we’re having an election in Ontario and that’s a golden opportunity for a report.  But this time I’m telling my teens exactly what I want to see in the report.  It’s almost […]

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