Exploring Media Bias

Exploring Media Bias

130: Exploring Media Bias

My guest is Randi Smith from Peanut Butter Fish Lessons, who talks to us about Exploring Media Bias.

The resources she mentions are:


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Exploring Media Bias

Homeopathy and First Aid: Hemorrhage

This week on Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer talks about Hemorrhage – this is a common issue that has recently been appearing due to the recent activities of this time in our lives and the specific illnesses that are going around.This week on Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer talks about Hemorrhage – this is a common issue that has recently been appearing due to the recent activities of this time in our lives and the specific illnesses that are going around.  Hemorrhaging is in the news a lot today – many doctors around the world are stepping forward and saying there is a situation with the “recent treatment” that is happening in the world is producing spike proteins that is causing hemorrhaging.   This is a great concern for a lot of people obviously, and something that needs to be addressed now.

 

There is a part 2 of this podcast in the Members Corner that is not public because of trigger words, and because Sue mentioned it in this podcast you can join here for a limited time.

 

Some of the remedies mentioned in this podcast were:

 

Magnesium Phosphoricum

Belladonna

Carduus Mar

Cinchona Sulphuricum

Cobaltum Nitricum

Crotalus Horridus

Elaps Corallinus

Ginko

Sarracenia purpurea

 

Herbal:

 

For a human who is hemorrhaging: Cayenne pepper in capsules several (6)

For those with a tendency to terrible bleeding: vitamin C Ascorbic acid. 2,000-3,000

Amyla (High in Vitamin C – Indian Gooseberry) from Organic India. Rejuvenating Super Food. Re-builds your immune system.

Shepherd’s Purse

 

Farming by the Moon

 

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How to Teach World Languages for Homeschool High School, Interview with Anne Guarnera

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Teach World Languages for Homeschool High School, Interview with Anne Guarnera.

How to Teach World Languages for Homeschool High School, Interview with Anne Guarnera

How to Teach World Languages for Homeschool High School, Interview with Anne Guarnera

Most homeschool high schoolers will need a world language on the their transcripts. It can also feel like one of the most intimidating subjects for us homeschool moms to plan, resource, and maybe even teach. How can you handle those World Language credits?

We asked our friend, Anne Guarnera of Language Learning at Home, to help us! Anne holds a PhD in Spanish from University of Virginia and has taught Spanish at high school and college level.

How to Teach World Languages for Homeschool High School, Interview with Anne Guarnera. Anne is homeschooling her three sons bilingually (Spanish and English) with instruction in Portuguese- so you can tell that languages are important to Anne and her husband. In fact, these high school sweethearts have lived in several countries. Her husband speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese. Anne speaks Spanish, Portuguese and reads French.

Anne tells her story because she wants homeschool high schoolers and their moms to know that they can do it!

Anne learned Spanish because she was a failed French student. She studied French through high school and wanted to study it in college. She and her future husband had wanted to do study-abroad in Paris for part of their college. This dream ended sadly for Anne when she bombed her French placement test during her first week at college. She read and wrote French competently but her speaking and listening was so poor that she was going to have to go back to French 101.

She was so discouraged (but she sees now that this was God’s leading) that she gave up on French and started Spanish 101 and eventually ended up with her PhD. With her excellent training at University of Virginia, she became fluent, not just in reading and writing, but in speaking and listening, too.

After her bachelors degree, Anne worked in Spanish organizations in Washington, DC. She went back to get her PhD because she wanted to teach Spanish to young people so that they would not experience what she did when she took that heartbreaking French placement test.

Out of her experiences learning and teaching Spanish, Anne shares three tips:

Tip #1 Find your homeschool high schoolers’ motivation

It is much easier to learn if they have articulated their “why”! Learning languages takes hard work (practice), skills development and risk taking (making mistakes trying to speak, for instance). When they remember their why, they will be more willing to invest their time and energy.

For instance, perhaps your teen likes Kpop. Korean might be a motivating language to learn. Or they want to test out of languages for college, so they will work hard in high school so that they can test out. Or they want to become missionaries.

Sit down with your homeschool high schoolers. Involve them in the planning. Take them out to coffee and ask them to envision what learning the language will do with them. Help them develop a vision and a why.

Tip #2 Choose your curriculum wisely

Anne highly suggests that you choose a true World Language curriculum.

She explains that Duolingo and Rosetta Stone are good practice tools but not curriculum. (BTW- she has reviewed Duolingo and other language-learning resources on her website.) Unfortunately these, and many app-based resources do not have the systematic and spiral-structure that a systematic language-learning curriculum will have.

Spiral structure needed in language learning contains constant review and building on levels of skills, one after another. This gives the deep level skills and practice that is needed in order to have the spontaneous speaking and listening of conversation.

Anne has some good reviews on her website to help you choose curriculum.

Tip #3 Remember, your teens will need speaking and listening practice beyond the curriculum

Join a co-op, invite a native speaker to converse periodically, apps and online practice tools, watch videos and television shows in the language or with subtitles. More ideas for having some fun with practice in this post.

Teens need about fifteen minutes per day of  practice beyond the textbook for learning to stick. Designate a practice time (remember, an hour per week will not work as well as fifteen minutes per day).

Connect with Anne Guarnera at:

If you would like more encouragement on teaching Spanish in particular, check out this interview with our friend, Karim Morato. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Anne for an encouraging look at teaching World Languages in Homeschool High School.

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Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #135, Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child

In “Hope for the Mom of a Wayward Child,” Episode, #135, Meredith Curtis brings encouragement for moms who are desperately praying for their child to come back to Christ. She shares stories from church history and Scripture of mothers who have been in that situation and how they played a role in their child’s return to God. Pointing us to the One who loves our children more than we do, Meredith shows how God’s grace leaves the 99 to seek and save those who wander away, as well as the role that strategic prayer plays.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

The shocking conversation after my talk at a homeschool support group meeting.

A Mother’s Heart & Plans

Train a child in the way they should go….These words have I hidden in my heart….the fear and instruction of the Lord….Good News!

Organic baby food…family devotions….ministry at church….prayer & fasting….loving God together….Bible stories….Sunday school

Hijacked!

Questions or Sin or Heartache or Rebellion or Addition or Depression leading to turning their back on Jesus and His Word.

A generation gone astray.

Is faith gone? Will they get out of the pit they have fallen into? Will they stop believing lies?

Monica

Algeria 300s. Unfaithful husband with violent temper.

Her daughter was a devoted Christian, but Augustine. Wayward, drunken, false religion (Persian & later Plato philosophy), sexual immorality, living with a woman for 15 years.

“The child of these tears shall never perish.”

Ambrose in Milan

17 years of prayer & fasting while wholeheartedly serving God

Jochobed

Tribe of Levi. “Glory of God”

3 Children: Moses leader of Israel, Aaron first high priest, Mariam worship leader/songwriter

Multiply. Slavery. Midwives. Throw baby boys into the Nile.

Exodus 2:2-4: “And the woman conceived and gave birth to a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got him a papyrus basket and covered it with tar and pitch. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. And his sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.”

Hebrews 11:23 “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.”

Wisdom. Courage. Trust.

Instead of throwing him into the Nile to his death, she placed him in the Nile within a protective basket.

Think of all the ways her plan can go wrong.

Jochebed is paid by the princess to nurse her baby. When he is weaned, she brings him to the princess.

Murderer. Fugitive. Pharoah wants to kill him. Escapes to Midian.

80 years/probably after her death

Annie

6 children. Slowly over decades 4 come to Christ.

Unwavering faith/prayer while wholeheartedly serving God until death.

Prayer & Fasting in Faith

Always pray and never give up! Stand in faith that the God who called you to the task of raising children for Him will pour out grace and mercy to rescue your child even if you do not live to see Him do it.

Fasting.

How to pray.

Continue to serve Jesus wholeheartedly.

Luke 18:1

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How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

 

These are just a few of our many resources that work well for all ages together!

Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

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Sage Uses and Benefits

Sage is a wonderful garden plant with which you may not be familiar. Listen in as Julie discusses historic and modern sage uses.Sage is a wonderful garden plant with which you may not be familiar. Listen in as Julie discusses historic and modern sage uses.

Historic Sage Uses

Salvia officinalis comes from the Latin word “salvere,” meaning “to be saved.” Records of sage uses go as far back as ancient Egypt, where it was used to promote fertility in women. Perhaps it was clary sage that they used as other species aren’t used that way by any other culture. For example, the ancient Greeks used sage to treat snake bites. In addition, they thought that eating it made one wise and that its very garden presence brought long life.

How the Romans Used Sage

The Romans had sage uses in several areas of life. They revered it so much that just cutting it involved wearing special clothing, ceremonial foot washing, and the use of a special knife. They had noticed that if they used iron, it changed the chemical composition of the plant. They cooked with it because they believed it helped them better digest fatty meats. They also hung it on bedposts because they believed it promoted fidelity.  But, their most important sage uses were in medicinal use. It was considered by Dioscorides, Nero’s military physician, to be one of the most important herbs of the time, appearing in the official Roman pharmacopeia. The herb was used to heal ulcers, stop the bleeding of wounds, soothe a sore throat, and for ulcers.

Listen in on the podcast to hear more about Native American and Celtic uses of sage. It’s not what you think!

Sage in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, the French became well-known for their crops of sage and traded it all over the known world, even as far as China. The Chinese loved sage tea so much, they traded four pounds of Chinese tea for every one pound of sage tea. Many people in China used sage to treat colds, joint pain, typhoid fever, and kidney and liver issues.

During the reign of Charlemagne, sage was planted widely by order of the king. And, in one of his schools, sage was one of 100 plants grown on the property. Even today, monasteries are required to grow it, it is such an important medicinal herb. In fact, sage was one of sixteen herbs used for therapies and played a key role in drug preparations of medieval times.

Learn more on the podcast!

Growing Sage and Sage Uses in Food

Sage is an integral part of making bread stuffing for turkey and pork. Another common sage use is in making sausage. It adds a nice flavor to cheeses, butters, and roasted root veggies, too. Due to its ability to kill harmful bacteria, it has also been used to keep meats fresh when there was limited or no refrigeration.

This pretty perennial garden plant has velvety grey-green leaves and square stems. Depending on the variety of sage you grow, the color of the flowers varies. It is a bit bushy and can be grown in pots. If you want to grow sage, remember it is a lot like other members of the mint family to which it belongs. It is native to the Mediterranean, just like thyme and oregano. So, plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Remember, these plants don’t like wet soil. Sage can take a while to sprout, so it may be better to grow it from a small plant. Watch out for mildew with sage.

Modern Uses and Discoveries

Sage essential oil contains salvene, pinene, and cineol; borneol, esters, and thujone. Some varieties also contain cedrene and salviol. Its actions are stimulant, antispasmodic, astringent, tonic, and carminative. It has been used as a mouthwash and gargle for oral complaints. It has also been used internally for fevers, blood cleanser, digestive complaints especially regarding the stomach, and also for nervous headache. Julie talks more about the essential oil on the podcast. Only one tablespoon of this herb provides 43% of RDI for vitamin K. It is also a significant source of vitamin A, B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese.

Do not use during pregnancy or lactation, do not use oil with children under age 10, and avoid prolonged use of the essential oil.

First Aid and Homeopathy Part 5: Radiation Poisoning

In this podcast, Sue gives a summary of what radiation poisoning is and also shares a few homeopathic remedies that are really great to have on hand for unintentional and intentional radiation poisoning.

This week on Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer talks about Radiation Poisoning.  This is going to be part of our first aid series because we are exposed to radiation literally every day of our lives.  In this podcast, Sue gives a summary of what radiation poisoning is and also shares a few homeopathic remedies that are really great to have on hand for unintentional and intentional radiation poisoning.

 

Previous podcast on EMF exposure

 

Resources that Sue recommends for EMF exposure

 

Information on Sue’s Members corner

 

 

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  • Stopping any medication or treatment protocol you are currently using.
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Digital Resources for Learning Geography

Digital Resources for Geography Learning

129: Digital Resources for Learning Geography

These are the digital resources for learning geography mentioned in this episode:

1. World Atlas

2. Youtube and streaming services. Look for 360 degree videos and drone videos on Youtube.

2. Online Geography Games

3. Radio Garden – radio stations around the world

4. Google Maps / Earth / My Maps

5. Digital breakouts – Teachers Pay Teachers has many on sale and here can find free ones on all the states here

6. National Geographic

7. Virtual Tours – Google for ones where you can move vritually around an area or visit Heygo for a person-led tour

Show sponsor FundaFunda Academy uses many of their resources in their high school World Geography class and their web-based unit studies that relate to Geography (Around North America in 30 Days, Around South America in 30 Days, Poland)

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How To Maintain A Strong Homeschool Marriage

Hey, homeschoolers!

I’ve done a couple of episodes on marriage over the years and I don’t think that’s nearly enough. A strong marriage is like a strong foundation for your house. Without it, your homeschool can crumble. This is not to discourage those whose marriages have ended or are in serious trouble. God is in the renovation business! He is able to make beauty from ashes. Those of us who are married need to make our marriage a priority. My guest will help us with that.

But first, I want to thank my sponsor, CTC Math.

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum?

CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy’s 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!

The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a “test.”

Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). Using a multi-sensory approach having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.

Visit c-t-c-math.com today to start your free trial.

Keeping a Strong Homeschool Marriage

Now let’s talk about homeschool marriage. My guest is Scott LaPierre. Scott is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, an author, and a conference speaker. He and his wife, Katie, grew up together and God has blessed them with eight children they homeschool with a ninth on the way. Pastor Scott’s books are Christian nonfiction largely taken from his expository preaching. I know you will appreciate his counsel.

To connect with Scott and to get a FREE copy of Scott LaPierre’s book, click here: “Seven Biblical Insights for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Marriages.”

You may also like: Trusting God with Marriage or Single Parenting, How to Manage Anger in Marriage, Homeschooling Without Help, How to Find Balance as a Homeschool Mom

Thanks again to CTC Math for their sponsorship.

Have a happy homeschool week!

How to Teach Shakespeare so Teens Will Like it!

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Teach Shakespeare so Teens Will Like it!

How to Teach Shakespeare so Teens Will Like it!

How to Teach Shakespeare so Teens Will Like it!

Sabrina and Vicki are so excited we got to be together (on Zoom, anyway). The pandemic has sure made it a challenge to all be together. In this episode, we talked about one of our favorite Literature topics: Shakespeare.

Don’t gasp! Studying Shakespeare can seem intimidating. However, Sabrina has experience teaching our local homeschool high schoolers the works of the Bard that inspires teens to enjoy it. Join us for some of Sabrina’s top tips on teaching Shakespeare!

Why study Shakespeare in homeschool high school?

  • Because it makes you look smart (especially seeing it on the homeschool transcript)!
    • Teens feel smart when they study Shakespeare. It sounds so intellectual to say, “I’m studying Shakespeare this year!”
    • Moms feel smart just typing it on the homeschool transcript!
  • Because it helps teens understand the human experience.
    • Many of Shakespeare’s characters have feelings and thoughts that teens have felt or thought. It is eye-opening for them to discover that people for eons of time have had the same human experiences.
  • Because it is an opportunity to experience masterful storytelling.
    • Homeschool trivia: Did you know that Shakespeare’s great storytelling followed the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s storytelling guidelines:
      • Tragedies require that things do not turn out how the reader thinks they should. In fact, the good people are punished for their goodness and the bad guys are rewarded. It causes the reader to say, “That’s not right!”
        • Vicki points out that tragedies can be used to change people’s behavior. For instance, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a tragedy. People read the book and felt that the world could not go on in that tragic way. A response was generated. As Abraham Lincoln reportedly said when he met the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, “So this is the little lady who made the great war.”
      • Comedies require that things turn out as the reader thinks they should. The good people are rewarded for their goodness and the bad people’s evildoing is revealed and punished.
  • Because when homeschool high schoolers read great books and plays, like the works of Shakespeare, they bring to the reading their own personalities, ideas and motivations.
    • Shakespeare himself wrote with his own personality, ideas and motivations.
    • So when teens read his works (as in all good reading experiences), there is a genuine meeting of the minds.
    • This brings about a challenge to action or growth in thinking.
  • Because Shakespeare’s plays are entertainment
    • In his day, as in our day, there was great production value that gave audiences a wonderful experience.
    • In our day, it is easy to go on YouTube and find excellent productions of his plays for teens to watch. (Check out Bob Jones University’s and Rice University’s productions of Shakespeare’s plays.)

BTW- This summer 7SistersHomeschool will be releasing literature study guides for our favorite Shakespeare plays:

  • King Lear
  • Hamlet
  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream

As always, our literature study guides don’t kill the play, are user friendly and adaptable to different levels of interest and ability!

How do 7Sisters Shakespeare Study Guides work?

In 7Sisters Shakespeare study guides, Sabrina encourages teens to watch a performance. Sabrina actually uses “a sort of backwards format” from many other Shakespeare guides.

  • First, she gives a background to the story.
  • Then, she tells them what happens in the story (total spoiler alert). This way teens have in their minds when they watch the production the plotline, the characters (and how to expect them to behave).
  • Next, they watch the performance. (Sabrina points out that students will not be able to follow the entire story, but they will have the basic idea and in watching the performers’ expressions and behavior, they will catch the basic ideas.)
  • Finally, they read the play. They discuss the plot, characters, wordy passages and difficult to understand material, the rhythm (iambic pentameter) and rhyme schemes, etc.
  • Vicki points out how much our teens have enjoyed learning Shakespeare’s plays.

BTW- As a freebie on 7SistersHomeschool.com, there will be a list of phrases the Shakespeare invented. It is a fun discussion tool to start a Shakespeare unit.

Why did Shakespeare write in iambic pentameter?

  • The Globe Theatre had its troupe of actors. They had many plays to memorize quickly. Iambic pentameter helped them quickly memorize their plays.
  • Iambic pentameter also closely mimics our natural speech patterns. (Ever think about that?) Therefore, it is easier to listen to.
  • When teens know trivia like this, it sometimes makes Shakespeare feel more enjoyable.

Why did Sabrina choose those particular plays?

Both of the tragedies have main characters who are similar: The main character thinks he knows who he is and what he is doing in the world but finds out the opposite. But each of the characters is opposite in age (King Lear is in his 80s and Hamlet is late teens). This shows the universality of existential crises.

Both of the comedies have a look a “love” and all the social implications and silliness of finding true love. There is also a wonderful character type who uses words wrong all the time (malapropisms): remember Dogberry the constable in Much Ado about Nothing or Dick Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream? They just can’t get their words right (to hilarious ends).

Want more Shakespeare resources? Check out this interview with our friend, Kat Patrick, on teaching Shakespeare, a freebie from her, and her wonderful courses at Dreaming Spires Home Learning.

Join Sabrina and Vicki for a fun chat about teaching Shakespeare’s plays.

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