What’s the difference?

Have you ever been skeptical of certain establishments (or people) that carry the label “Christian”? Do you ever struggle to find any significant difference between some of these establishments and their secular counterparts? Whether it be coffee shops, restaurants, sports teams, bands, schools, celebrities, families, or the like, sometimes the name “Christian” seems to go … More What’s the difference?

Engaging Wisely

How do you, as an educator, prepare your students to think critically and engage wisely in this topsy-turvy political climate? Take them back to the foundations. Teach them the whos, whys and hows of the founding of our nation. Teach them its purpose. Teach them about those who gave up their lives to gain and … More Engaging Wisely

1776: A Book Review

  Published in 2006,  David McCullough’s 1776 has become a contemporary classic.  It is a must read for anyone interested in the American Revolution, including our Education Program Leaders! Check out EPL Will’s review of this bestselling book. “Depending on one’s point of view, “revolution” has different connotations. To those not okay with the status quo, revolution … More 1776: A Book Review

Book Review: Being George Washington

George Washington is so old school!  Yawn…let’s talk about someone interesting!   If that’s your first response to yet another book about George, you are about to be surprised!  EPL Russ reviews this readable yet informative book about our first president. Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, as You’ve Never Seen Him by Glenn Beck was a … More Book Review: Being George Washington

Media Review – The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

When visiting Washington, DC you cannot miss the legacy of the Roosevelt family!  From parks to statues to memorials the name Roosevelt is iconic in American history.  To gain a perspective on this family EPLs Corrie and Krista viewed Ken Burns’ mini-series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.  Below are some of their thoughts… *Warning: May … More Media Review – The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Movie Review – Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure

When something old becomes new again in American history our Education Program Leaders (EPL) get excited!  Kirk Cameron, of Full House fame, resurrected such a treasure when he explored the Forefather’s Monument in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  EPLs Andrew and Sheila share their thoughts on Cameron’s movie Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure. *Warning: May Contain … More Movie Review – Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure

In Honored Glory

Sights and sounds from Arlington National Cemetery are common during the summer month as we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day,  and Independence Day.  This year has provided the extra celebration of Arlington’s 150th anniversary!  Visiting Arlington is memorable for students as they witness the  sobering reality of duty and sacrifice. Sohailah, a seasoned Education Program … More In Honored Glory