What can I do to help my high schooler learn more about American government? Tune in as Michael Farris and his guest Ned Ryun discuss one option, today on Home School Heartbeat.
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Ned, one of the purposes for founding Generation Joshua was to provide a means to give homeschoolers a great education in civics. What are some of the ways that the program is meeting that goal?
Mike, right now we have online civics curriculum at generationjoshua.org, and one of the main focuses right now is the Founding Fathers. And what I'm doing is bringing before the students the lives and the writings of these Founders. The Reverend John Witherspoon, Dr. Benjamin Rush, John Dickinson, Noah Webstermany of these men signed the Declaration, signed the Constitution. All were orthodox Christians and had an amazing impact on the founding of our nation, and really gave us the form of government under which we operate today, which gives us many of the freedoms that we are experiencing.
In addition to the lives and the writings of these Founding Fathers, we're also examining Revolutionary War sermons. And I think these are great resources for Christians who are questioning, "Should I become involved in politics?" Because many of these ministers made a very good case for Christians being involved in these sermons.
Ned, the Founders are the best teachers our students can have for understanding how American government is supposed to run. I'm Mike Farris.
Generation Joshua is an exciting way for teens to study citizenship and impact our nation. Visit www.generationjoshua.org to learn more.
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