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Save $50 on the online courses | Rudiments of America's Christian History

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! SAVE $50! 
 
Coupon Code: ONLINE50

Rudiments of America’s Christian History and Government online courses.

 
Choose from the Adult Course and/or High School Course (graded or ungraded).
Coupon good until August 23, 2017 11:59 pm EST.

 

High School Course Details:

For several decades, an essential part of American education has been neglected — the history of the Christian foundation of this nation and the Biblical principles of government upon which this republic rests. This course is designed to introduce the high school student to America’s Christian History and these governmental principles.

  • •America’s Christian History and its importance identified
  • •Identifying and researching Biblical principles of history and government
  • •The effect of the Gospel on men and nations
  • •The student’s responsibility for the restoration of the American Christian Republic
  • •Reading and drawing conclusions from texts
  • •Guided analysis of significant individuals, events, institutions and documents
  • •Tools for mastering the skill of Biblical research and reasoning
  • •Reflective questions, essays, maps and charts

The Online Course provides ongoing learning for today’s lifestyle. Online learning allows you to work at your own pace; it is flexible and convenient.

Adult Course Details:

Online Learning provides ongoing learning for today’s lifestyle. Online learning allows you to work at your own pace; it is flexible and convenient.

For the past 30 years, Pilgrim Institute has led the way in equipping parents, educators, and concerned citizens to discover:

  • America’s strong foundation on Biblical principles
  • The remarkable record of God’s Hand at work in all of history, for all men and nations
  • The history of the Bible in relation to the history of liberty
  • The key principles of self and civil government necessary to perpetuate our Republic
  • The tools of Biblical reasoning which enable you to discern a Biblical view of any topic, issue, academic subject, etc.
  • A wealth of ideas and inspiration for your home, small group, classroom, or church

The Rudiments of America’s Christian History and Government Course is the first course available and it includes the following:

  • Audio lectures
  • A proven sequence of study
  • Clear step-by-step lessons
  • Directed questions to construct your personal mastery of America’s Christian history, government, and education
  • Guided study of The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America and Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History
  • Individualized insights, comments, and suggestions from an experienced instructor
  • Optional: 3-Ring Binder in which to file all materials

Restoring America’s Biblical Foundations Introduction Video

Restoring America’s Biblical Foundations Introduction Video

Link to our special contribution in the Upper Grades Bundle here: http://www.buildyourbundle.net/shop/upper-grades-1-bundle/ref/PilgrimInstitute/

 

Choosing Valuable Online Learning

Choosing Valuable Online Learning

by Jeanette Whittaker 

Choosing valuable online learning

If you’re homeschooling through high school, it may be beneficial to find ways for your student to learn from an outside teacher with all the convenience of staying at home. With your guidance and oversight, well-chosen online learning can greatly enrich your student’s homeschool education.

Naturally, you’ll be looking for online learning in subjects you feel under-prepared to teach. That might be mathematics, perhaps foreign language, upper level science, or quite often a course fulfilling your requirement to teach high school government.

In some cases, your student may have a particular interest they are passionate about pursuing. Online learning could be a great option for expanding their learning in a specific field.

It’s also possible for a high school student to earn dual credit for both high school and college via online classes.

But how will you choose? Budget limits and time commitments will no doubt be a factor. Make a point of seeking your spouse’s insights concerning the choices you are considering. Let your student suggest options. Check the requirements for graduation and think about which credits would best be earned at home, in a coop, in a homeschool class, or via online learning.

Be prayerful throughout this process. Wait for God’s leading and only move ahead when the direction is clear.

As you explore options, look carefully at student expectations. Will your student be required to attend an online class at a specified time? What are the deadlines? How will student work be evaluated? What are

the course objectives? What views are promoted in the teaching? What materials will your student study? Does the thinking align with your family’s values?

If you’re looking for a Biblically-based resource that highlights the influence of God’s Word upon our nation, you’ve come to the right place. Link?? Restoring America’s Biblical Foundations is a power-packed series for families, coops, homeschool groups, concerned citizens, future leaders, or individual study.

Build your view of the individual and the nation by beginning with your view of God; how man was created for self government and liberty; a view of history that recognizes God’s hand at work; the principles that produced our federal, constitutional republic; and the one and only source of hope for our nation.

Here are some comments from high schoolers who have completed the study:

“To have a strong and good government we need to follow God and the laws He has made for us.”

“God’s Word enables us to govern ourselves. It changes us from within.”

“We need to be knowledgeable about our government.”

“I’ve learned a lot about the Christian side of government! And how God wants us to view government. I loved that this class helped me express what I think about the Biblical view of Government.”

As you build your thinking, you’ll want to consider the full-fledged, yearlong, online study Pilgrim Institute offers for high school history and government. It might be just what your student needs to be equipped for the future. The lessons deepen understanding and thinking skills, cultivate reasoning and writing skills, and enable young people to act from conviction as they step forward as citizens in our republic.

 

 

How to Choose a Character Training Curriculum

How to choose a character training curriculum

by Jeanette Whittaker 

Using Biblical principles to choose a character-training curriculum for your homeschool

 

Thankfully, families within the homeschool community recognize that cultivating the character of their children is a top priority in their homeschooling efforts.

The challenge, though, is achieving this goal in daily teaching amidst the challenges of school work, laundry, dishes, care for family members, and more.

I recall a conversation in which a well-organized mom voiced her dilemma: “I know I want to build character in my children, but we also have to learn the lessons in our curriculum. I have a hard time knowing how to accomplish both of those goals.”

Good news, parents! If you consider specific foundations in your thinking, you don’t have to sacrifice character-building for the sake of accomplishing the academics your students need to master.

It helps to realize that education is much more than knowledge or learning. Noah Webster’s definition is helpful in informing our thinking. “Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.” American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.

Defining Character

Webster’s 1828 dictionary definition of character helps our thinking as well. “The peculiar qualities, impressed by nature or habit on a person, which distinguish him from others.” By extension, we could say that Christian character is the mark of Christ made upon the heart of the individual, revealed in his actions.

Employing the habits necessary to impressing these desired qualities requires intentional, consistent effort on the part of the parent. We are helped in this effort by focusing on why and how we teach rather than placing all the emphasis on what we teach.

Lessons that require the student to exercise thinking rather than rote learning will be immensely helpful. Your child was asking the question why from the high chair, before he had words to express his thinking. He pushed food onto the floor simply to find out if it would fall.

If you cultivate the reasoning capacity of your children all along the way, they will treasure learning and take it to heart. The process of thinking will shape and mold their character as they consider cause and effect relationships, as they compare and contrast, and as they draw conclusions.

As you discuss ideas, rather than simply memorize facts and information, you are shaping their capacity to evaluate and consider. The natural extension of this learning is to record important ideas and express thinking in sentences, paragraphs and more.

The process of thinking requires a discipline of the mind. The process of writing cultivates qualities of attention to detail, diligence, discipline and control.

As you pursue an intentional view and method of character-focused education, you may spend more time engaging with your students and accomplishing your lessons. There may be less busywork, and you may have to find a way to fold laundry while asking your student to think and reason, but your investment will be well worth your time.

As you consistently spend time thinking together and writing, you’ll be building your own personalized education. The lessons will be not only be recorded on paper, they’ll be taken to heart. What better way to shape and mold attitudes, build a character for independent thinking and lifelong love for learning, and make a difference in your child’s future?

So, take a close look at the curriculum available.

Does it?

* Emphasize ideas over information

* Analyze or simply memorize

* Present ideas

* Explain subject matter based on underlying principles

* Encourage mastery

* Express the subject matter as a reflection of the Character of God

Pilgrim Institute has been helping parents along this pathway for three decades. We would love to walk alongside you in your homeschooling journey. www.PilgrimInstitute.org

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Pilgrim Institute recommends: 

The Education of James Madison (audio download) by Marie Elaine Swanson Just $3.00

No more remarkable example can be found of colonial education at its best than the education of James Madison, “The Father of the Constitution.” This work is devoted to tracing its outlines so that we may see why such outstanding results were obtained in the lives of so many students of Madison’s generation who were similarly educated.

the education of James Madison audio download

 

 

Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling
Black Friday Save the Date

November is a Time of Thanksgiving and Giving

November is a time of Thanksgiving and giving. It’s also a busy time for the ministry of Pilgrim Institute.

Mid-October saw the launch of our newest offering in The Mighty Works of God series, Self-Government with Union.  We were blessed to have so many helpers unload the books! Many Hands Make Light Work

This year, we’ll be offering something very special for our Black Friday promotion and encourage you to save the date, November 25, 2016!

Black Friday Save the Date

Monday, November 28, 2016 we will host our annual Cyber Monday Sale … details TBA here on the blog and through our social media ministry and email list.  Visit our Website to sign up for the email list HERE. 

Lastly, this year will be our first year to participate in the Giving Tuesday campaign and we look forward to sharing more about that and connecting with you via our social media ministry event page HERE or via our social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter.

#GivingTuesday

Pilgrim Institute and staff thank you in advance for your support of the ministry during the season of giving and look forward to serving you in the cause of liberty in the upcoming year!

 

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