All posts tagged: logic

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Q&A – Applying Every Subject

A couple of months ago, I answered common questions on the biblical Trivium method of homeschooling and presented a simple way to understand it. One of my friends left the following comment, quoting from my post: “Subjects are studied on a literal level and applied to how we live, behave, and believe today, making no subject a dead or boring subject.” I would really like to hear you expound on this a bit more. I haven’t been able to get the Bluedorn’s book yet, but have been intrigued by what you have shared. However, I must admit that I am a bit confused as to how the above statement is actually “walked out”. One of the criticisms of classical education is the dry, rote memorization in the early “grammar” stage. One of the main differences between humanist classical educators and biblical classicists is application of Scriptural truth throughout all three stages of learning. Indeed, every subject the child studies should conform to biblical truth and impact his life for eternity. 1. Bible This subject is …

Book Review – Edwina

In my recent article for Home School Enrichment, I mention the importance of allowing your youngster to grab a book off the library shelf for himself once in a while.  My own words came back to haunt me when my 3-year-old waved a dinosaur book in my face last week on my way to the check-out desk.  I am not one to naturally choose dinosaur picture books, per se, and modern ones featuring clothing-wearing, name-bearing dinos are even further down my list of “great reads.” But, I must admit, my three-year-old is a cutie, he knows how to ask nicely, and I did remember my own article at that moment.  So, I said, “Ok, dear, just this once,” and took the brightly-colored volume with as little disgust as I could manage. Once home, the bright dino tale was buried strategically under the more carefully-chosen books on ancient Greece, light mythology, and classic picture books.  I was certain no one would find it under Pandora’s Box, the Trojan Horse, and a motherless mouse.  Was I ever …

Home School Boy Deters Crime

Local Lad Learns Lesson from Logic I was driving my four children on multiple errands around the Dallas metroplex today, enjoying the sunshine and the classical radio station.  We were stopped at a traffic light, several cars back, when suddenly  my oldest son broke into my reverie with a somber announcement: “A robbery will take place soon at that gas station on your right, Mom.” I chuckled and fished in my purse for my lip gloss. “I’m serious, Mom,” he calmly continued.  “A man with a ski mask and a shopping bag just went into that Shell station. It is too warm for a ski mask and you don’t carry that type of bag into a gas station. He is a bad guy.” The light turned green, and I was a quarter of a mile down the road before my conscience got the best of me.  I called 911.