Our Amazing Journey Into Living History
My only regret is that I didn’t teach ALL my kids history this way! For years most of my kids just read in history books at their own level, good history books, to be sure. There is some point at which it is helpful for perspective Continue reading A Better Way to Study (and teach) History:Part 4
Our daughter, Kasey, with a veteran who just passed away. He went to our church, and had become a good friend.
George was an elderly man when I knew him. Being a World War II veteran, he had some interesting stories to tell. George had been an Army mechanic in the war and a big part of his work for a while was in preparing jeeps, tanks and other vehicles to run under water.
That’s right, I said run underwater; Continue reading A Better Way to Study (and teach) History: Part 3
How to Give Your Family a Love for History
I love history because it’s fascinating. Oh, I know it wasn’t interesting to you in school. A lot of it wasn’t for me either; that’s because it wasn’t taught well. They had us memorizing a bunch of names, dates, events etc. that just didn’t seem important. Continue reading A Better Way to Study (and teach) History-Part 2
Why History Matters
A few years ago I was chatting with a teenage guy and the topic of history came up. He wasn’t particularly interested in history. He asked, “Why should I care about things that happened before I was even born?” Continue reading A Better Way to Study (and teach) History-Part 1