Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Article: 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Unschooling

by Bohemian Travelers.com

Since we decided to homeschool and eventually unschool our boys, I get asked a lot of questions. It’s understandable, as the lifestyle we have chosen definitely goes against the grain of societal norms. Even I had a lot of trepidation and found myself asking some of the very same questions.

It took me over five years to fully settle in the ideas and, truth be told, I still question myself at least once a year. Over the eight years plus since we started to homeschool, my perspective through research and experience has grown considerably. This perspective has allowed me to address the most commonly asked questions: What about college? How do they socialize and learn to work with others? How do you know they are “on par” with others? When do you get any free time as a parent? How will they be prepared for the real world?

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Podcast! Interview with Creation Scientist Dr. Jonathan Sarfati

Interview with Creation Scientist Dr. Jonathan Sarfati


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This past Monday, March 26, 2012, Dr. Jonathan Sarfati spoke in Winston-Salem, NC on the topic “Design, Deluge & Dilemma.”

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati is a former New Zealand national chess champion and creationist author with a PhD in chemistry. He works full-time for Creation Ministries International in Atlanta, GA. You can read a more complete bio at the Creation.com website. Some of the excellent Creation resources from Creation Ministries International that Dr. Sarfati has penned include Refuting Evolution, which now has over 400,000 copies in print, Refuting Compromise, and is the co-author of the popular Creation Answers Book.

Additionally, Dr. Sarfati serves as co-editor of the beautiful Creation magazine and also writes and reviews articles for the Journal of Creation.

These all make wonderful resources for homeschoolers seeking to teach science from a Christian worldview.

We had an opportunity to interview Dr. Sarfati before his lecture to ask him some questions pertinent to homeschoolers. Enjoy the podcast!

Podcast! Interview with Paul Munger, Writer and Producer of Animals in the Bible

Interview with Paul Munger, Writer and Producer of Animals in the Bible


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Do you have students interested in filmmaking or other creative pursuits? Then you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. This week on theThe Homeschool Show Greg interviews Paul Munger, the writer and producer of the Creation documentary Animals in the Bible. Paul talks about how they made the film–who wrote the script, the research involved, where and how they filmed, and the goal of the film. Greg and Paul also discuss the Animals in the Bible Study Guide, a full color textbook that offers students further discussion into the animals, and explain how best to use the book, and how children with various learning styles can profit from these materials as they study subjects like Bible and Science. We hope you enjoy the show!

Podcast! Homeschool Bible and Science with Creation Proclaims DVDs

Homeschool Bible and Science with Creation Proclaims DVDs


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This week on theThe Homeschool Show Greg talks about teaching Bible and Science in your homeschool, and how to do that with the Creation Proclaims DVDs. You’ll hear what the Creation Proclaims DVDs are all about, hear sample clips, and more as Greg discusses ways to use these great resources in a unit study and other home and school settings. We hope you enjoy the show!

Whoooo’s there? Owls, the Silent Raptor, that’s who!

Northern Horned Owl Watches Over the Woods

Owls have been popping up everywhere lately: in books, on children’s clothes, bookbags, in films like Winnie the Pooh and the recent Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole. There’s plenty to be fascinated about by these spectacular birds. God has designed and equipped them with unique features that make them stand out from other birds. For instance, did you know that owls can weigh as much as a ladies bowling ball but nevertheless are able to fly silently because they have hollow bones and a fringe of feathers that enables stealthy midair maneuvering? Couple this with eyes the size of saucers and supersonic hearing, and you’ve got one remarkable creature! To help you and your family study God’s handiwork and sort out fact from fiction, here’s an alphabetical listing of all 222 species of owls worldwide. The page includes descriptions, pictures, sounds, and habitat range maps.

To help you and your family explore the majestic owls even further, we highly recommend Creation Proclaims, Volume 2: Flight and Spike . This Brand New, professionally produced Creation DVD is so fun to watch, deeply informative and breathtaking. In addition to thoroughly covering owls, Volume 2 also highlights animals that fly or have spikes. This would include the bats, then dinosaurs (your boys will love it, ours do!), the African crested porcupine, Horned toad Lizards, and stunning Naica Crystals formations. All in all it’s a fascinating Creation Science adventure that you’ll definitely want to add to your family’s DVD collection. Here’s the lowest price we’ve found Creation Proclaims on the entire internet.

To help you use this DVD in your Homeschool Unit Studies, we’ve also put together an absolutely free 2 page Bible/Science resource that you can use by itself or in conjunction with the Creation Proclaims DVDs. On Page 1, in the Bible section, we discuss the difference between General Revelation, as seen in the created natural world all around us, and Specific Revelation, as given to us in the Bible. On Page 2, we have 20 questions about owls for Science Review and this also includes the answers for homeschool teachers. Download your freeHomeschool Teacher’s Guide – Creation Proclaims: Owls pdf file here!