Home Schooling and Children's Bible Education

We advocate home schooling, especially for those who have a definite plan and purpose for their children, and who would prefer to keep their children apart from the educational and social mayhem of the public schools, the constant worries about injury or death that children are living under these days, and the deliberate attempts by the schools to "dumb down" our children and teach them evolutionary concepts, rationalism, situation ethics, "alternative lifestyles," etc.

On this page you will find links to various home schooling publishers, resources, and curricula.  We have no relationships with any of these sites, and cannot assure you that all their products and services will live up to your expectations.  These links are here to provide you with a place to start your search for home schooling materials.

You may wonder if you, as a parent, are capable of home schooling your children.  The simple answer is, "Of course you are!"  You, as the parent, should have the most say-so in what is fed into your children's minds, and with whom your children associate.  Home study programs, the Home School Legal Defense Association, and public charter schools can answer many of your questions and also give you an umbrella under which you may teach your children at home.   Ultimately, though, it is the responsibility of the parents to teach their children, especially in the Way of God.

1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,
2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
(Deuteronomy 6:1-9, NIV)

6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  (Proverbs 22:6)

If more people would teach their children the Way of God diligently, each neighborhood would be a better place to live, each life would be lived a better way, and God would already have a foot in the door of your child's heart, when the time comes for your child to make a decision about which way he or she would desire to live, and how he or she would wish to spend eternity.

Give it some thought.  Teach your children.  Enjoy these resources.


Home Schooling Resources:

A Beka Home School
Alpha Omega Publications
Apologia Educational Ministries
ATCO School Supply Inc.
B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
The Back Pack
Bob Jones University
The Book Peddler
Boundaries With Kids (Cloud & Townsend)
Bridgestone Online Academy
Britannica Encyclopedia
Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
Chalk Dust Company
Christian Financial Concepts
Critical Thinking Books and Software
Design A Study
Eagle Christian School
Edusoft Online
F.A.C.E. - Foundation for American Christian Education
Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Hands On and Beyond
Handwriting Without Tears
The Helping Hand
The Home Computer Market
H.O.M.E. Inc. - Homeschooling Opportunities to Maximize Effectiveness
Home School Legal Defense Association
Logos Christian Program
Math-U-See
Mott Media Presents Classic Curriculum
National Geographic
Play 'N Talk - Phonics In Action
Power-Glide Foreign Language Courses
Saxon Publishers
Sing, Spell, Read & Write
The Sycamore Tree
The Teaching Home Magazine
Writing Strands

Children's Bible Education Resources:

Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
Judah Bible Curriculum   (Viewed better on Microsoft Internet Explorer)
Memlock Bible Memory System
A Reason for Writing and Spelling
The Visual Bible

For Other Scripture Resources, please see our Bible Links page


Do we recommend a home school curriculum?  Yes, we do.

We have been impressed by the educational approach, philosophy, and results of the curriculum developed by Mae Carden in 1934.  We highly recommend the Carden Curriculum.  Although there are a great many home schooling curricula on the market today, this approach has stood the test of time, graduating remarkable young scholars and citizens.  It's a great way to teach your children.  Click here to go to the Carden Foundation web site.


Know any good home schooling web sites we should have on this page?
Drop us a line and let us know about it.

The Lamb

Mary had  a little lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school each day,
T'was even in the  rule!
It made the children laugh and play
To have a Lamb at school.

And then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became
To bring  the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His Name.

Every day got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard the shots and tears.

What must we do to stop the crime
That's in our schools today?
Let's let the Lamb come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!


To Keep in Perspective
Our Children's Perspective

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.

Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of that year's incoming freshmen.  Here is this year's (1999) list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were typically born in 1982.

They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and probably did not know he had ever been shot.

They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.

Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.

There has been only one Pope.

They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the Cold War.

They have never feared a nuclear war.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Tianamen Square means nothing to them.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.  The expression "You sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.  They have never owned a record player.

They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.

They may have never heard of an 8 track.  The Compact Disc was introduced when they were 1 year old.

As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 33 cents.

They have always had an answering machine.

Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black-and-white TV.

They have always had cable.

There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea what BETA is.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.

Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They have never seen Larry Bird play.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI, WWII and the Civil War.

They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard "Where's the beef?," "I'd walked a mile for a Camel," or "de plane, de plane."

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.

The Titanic was found?  They thought we always knew where it was.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

There has always been MTV.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter, or slide-rule.

Do you feel old yet?  Pass this on to the other old fogies
 


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