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Articles in category: Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)

Help! We’re Starting Challenge Without Foundations!

Are you considering joining a Challenge community—even though your child has not been through a Foundations program? You probably have loads of questions, a great deal of excitement, and maybe a few concerns. The lure of integrated subjects, the offer of organized,...
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Record Keeping that Aims for Heaven Part Two: Seek the “maximums”

The first part of this article offered some examples of questions that I believe need to be asked and answered about keeping home education records. In contemplating those questions, homeschooling families can come to understand the purposes and principles behind the...
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Record Keeping that Aims for Heaven Part One: Dwell with the principles you value

Life in the twenty-first century insists we wear all sorts of hats, doesn’t it? Homeschooling, in particular, demands that we don not only the many hats required to function in our complex world, but also put on all those that are related to what our culture entitles “...
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Get Moving: Lessons on Directing from the Life of Moses

"But Moses said to God, 'Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?'” Exodus 3:11 ESV When our Foundations/Essentials Director approached me about taking the director mantle from her, I was in the middle of a Bible study on the...
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Thoughts on Tanglewood Tales

“Edit Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. And you know what? It actually was. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say this or not, but I’ve always struggled to enjoy Hawthorne. I’m glad I read The Scarlet Letter in Challenge I,...
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