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check out this biblical math resource, via lagarfias.com

Revealing Arithmetic: Math Concepts From a Biblical Worldview

Homeschoolers are convinced that math is important, but we may not consider teaching math from a biblical perspective. Katherine Loop tells us why we must – and how we can – in Revealing Arithmetic: Math Concepts from a Biblical Worldview. Just as creation science is wholly different in its origins and application, biblical arithmetic is also distinctively different from humanistic mathematics. Katherine explains the imperatives of teaching God’s constancies and principles through our mathematics instructions and of using biblical principles to guide how we use our math in daily life. She points out the humanism hidden in secular and even Christian math textbooks and contrasts that with the truths God clearly declares in His Word. Revealing Arithmetic is the perfect reference work to assist homeschoolers teaching math to students of all ages. Whatever curriculum you are using, this book explains math concepts in clear, easy-to-understand principles from the Word of God. Each chapter begins with the biblical origins and application of an elementary arithmetic concept (counting, addition, fractions, etc.). Next, Katherine shares the historical context of …

TruthQuest history for #homeschool students, review by lagarfias.com

Review and Giveaway – TruthQuest History

The Review  – TruthQuest History At long last, I can stop searching for my ideal history curriculum. I’ve found it –  TruthQuest History by Michelle Miller. The tagline says it all: God initiates … People respond … History happens. And that’s what we see as we study God’s hand through time with the aide of this guide. TruthQuest History is not a textbook, and it’s not even a method. It is a true learning enabler for the entire family.  In each of the ten guides covering world history from creation to modern times, Michelle provides all we need to research and discuss God’s  plan for mankind. Each lesson of TruthQuest History is overviewed with a short, easy-to-understand synopsis. Michelle explains not only what is happening during this time and who is doing it, but why. And that is the real beauty of this resource. Armed with this understanding – this biblical worldview – before reading on each subject, children can clearly see God’s hand at work in history and man’s response in acceptance or rejection …

Resources to teach about da Vinci in your #homeschool

Review & Giveaway – Da Vinci Student Resources

The Review – Da Vinci Student Resources When I told my children we would spend a few weeks learning about Leonardo da Vinci, they looked at me a little askance. When I began our study with the lengthy quote at the beginning of Catherine Jaime’s Da Vinci Unit Study, they were convinced.  The Unit Study starts off with Leonardo’s letter to the Duke of Milan, detailing Leonardo’s plans for intricate weapons of warfare illustrated with fascinating drawings. This was a side of the artist we all wanted to know more about. Catherine Jaime, author of Leonardo of Florentine, has developed three Leonardo resources, including the Da Vinci Unit Study, Student Book, and the essential Da Vinci: His Life and His Legacy, present a foundation for studying this interesting and accomplished Renaissance man.  Well-researched and full of facts, this trio of materials teaches Leonardo’s widespread achievements in an appropriate, family-friendly manner. Da Vinci: His Life and His Legacy is Catherine Jaime’s first book on Leonardo. In this central book to her Leonardo lessons, Catherine presents Leonardo’s …

Some #homeschool resources for studying Leonardo da Vinci, via lagarfias.com

Review and Giveaway – Leonardo the Florentine

The Historical Novel – Leonardo the Florentine Few artists ignite the imagination like Leonardo da Vinci. Catherine Jaime vividly paints Florence and the young Leonardo in her first historical novel, Leonardo the Florentine. In this action-packed mystery, Leonardo becomes a pawn in the Medici family’s conflict with another powerful ruling family. The plot thickens with a hidden map, an unfinished castle, a curt prince, and a lost ledger.  Leonardo learns who he can trust and sets the path for the rest of his life in the process. Leonardo the Florentine whets the appetite for studies of Italian Renaissance and Leonardo’s art.  The city, its architecture, and its culture are presented in rich detail.  The apprentice way of life is described fully.  And most significantly, Leonardo’s many interests, including science, art, sketching, Latin, sculpture, botany, and military strategy, are demonstrated.  This novel truly brings history to life. Catherine Jaime presents the reality of Florence life and excitement of Leonardo’s achievements in a family-friendly, appropriate setting. Leonardo’s virtues of hard-work, studiousness, inquisitiveness, and observance are included in …

The one homeschool book I use most.

My Favorite Homeschool Book

I have read quite a few books on home education and teaching our children.  When my first son came close to school age, and my husband hinted he may want me to teach him at home, I checked out every book in the library on the subject.  That became a yearly tradition – check out all the books in the library on homeschooling or home education methods, to mentally compare and contrast them.  By the time we moved here to Texas, where the “homeschool” shelves at the library are full to overflowing, I thought I had read it all.  And I was not happy. Though I took away a little from some books – some encouragement, a quick way to do something, a different point of view – I never found what I was looking for.  Each volume was written from the author’s point of view and asserted his opinion on education and child rearing. Entire methods of homeschooling centered around humanism and modernism – man-centered thinking. Many had a few verses thrown in or …