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Articles dated September 2013

Math and the Nature of Reality

by Jonathan
Friday, 06 September, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
It is easy to be deceived about the true nature of both math and reality based on elementary mathematics. When we are young, we look into very simple mathematical operations: counting, addition, subtraction. It is interesting that in these first operations we learn...
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How to Ask Better Questions (and Why It Matters)

by Jen
Thursday, 05 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Why is it so difficult to ask good questions? This year, I have been part of a team working on Leigh Bortins’ forthcoming book, The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education. Leigh’s book is a survival guide for homeschooling through junior...
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Words, Words, Words – And the Trouble with Them

Words are hard to use, right? I mean, I think it's hard to write stuff and say stuff because you never know how people are going to, like, take it. There's this one essayist, I like him, named Wendell Berry. He wrote this essay called "Standing by Words," which sounds...
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Amber Alert: German Government Kidnaps Homeschool Children

by Robert
Wednesday, 04 September, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
If you have a cell phone and alerts turned on you may periodically get messages warning of emergency weather conditions or Amber alerts asking you to assist in the recovery of a child kidnapped from their family. The system has saved countless numbers of lives. Yet,...
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Zombie Contagion Spread by Glowing Screens?

by Kate
Tuesday, 03 September, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
Have you noticed the revolution exploding around us? I am sure you have, because it is impossible to miss it—although the fact that it is tumultuous, as all revolutions are by nature, might be something we do not always consciously grasp. Make no mistake, however: a...
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