Teaching History | What should we emphasize?

Teaching history: What Should We Emphasize @FamilyRenewal // Israel Wayne

Teaching History

Teaching History | What Should We Emphasize?

Family Renewal Podcast with Israel Wayne

Second in a 5-Part Series. Part ONE can be found here.

Tune into the Family Renewal podcast as Israel and Brook Wayne talk about teaching history in your homeschool.  For additional podcasts by Brook & Israel Wayne, visit their podcast page.


Show Notes Outline

  • a requested topic from listeners and readers
  • how do we teach history
  • who and what should we emphasize?

Learn more in the new book, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling

 


Israel Wayne is the author of the books:

Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview (out-of-print, Wisdom’s Gate, 2000)

Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship (Wisdom’s Gate, 2012)

Questions God Asks: Unlocking the Wisdom of Eternity (New Leaf Press, 2014)

Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity (New Leaf Press, 2015)

Co-Author of Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry & Stressed-Out Parenting  (New Leaf Press, 2016)

Education: Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling(Master Books, 2017)

Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask  (Master Books, 2018)

The Homeschooling Movement and Lifeschooling – Israel Wayne

The Homeschooling Movement and Lifeschooling - Israel WayneIsrael Wayne, regular conference speaker and author of numerous books, joins me on the show to discuss lifeschooling and the homeschooling movement in general. Having been involved in the movement since its inception, Israel has a unique perspective that is always enlightening. His personal stories will be an encouragement to other parents, as even veterans and leaders in the movement are still figuring this homeschooling thing out!

Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of numerous books, including Homeschooling from a Biblical WorldviewFull-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and his newest book, Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask. He has been a regular columnist for Home School DigestHome School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.

Israel has written articles for magazines such as Answers (Answers In Genesis), The Baptist BannerAbove RubiesHomeschooling TodaySamaritan Ministries, to name a few, as well as websites such as CrossWalk.com, ChristianPost.com, Christianity.com, and many others.

He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel has been involved with the homeschooling movement for over 30 years, as his family began home educating in 1978. He has been featured in national and international publications including TIME MagazineWORLD Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various conferences, with over 5,000 in attendance. He was also the keynote speaker at the 2016 Lifeschooling Conference. (Bio taken from https://www.familyrenewal.org/author-info/.)

Here is what I asked Israel on this episode:

  • As I mentioned, you were the keynote speaker at the very first Lifeschooling Conference in 2016 and I know that you were excited about the mission of our conference because you were actually homeschooled yourself in a very “lifeschooling” manner. Tell us a bit about your experience homeschooling before there was a homeschooling movement and it was even “legal” in this country.
  • So, I’m sure it was a very natural thing for you to just homeschool your own children, given your own experience. Was this just a given with your wife when you got married? I think she had been homeschooled too, right?
  • One of the things most veteran homeschoolers stress is to know your “why” with homeschooling. I think after authoring so many books, you have a pretty good handle on that. But tell us what stretches your faith most in homeschooling?
  • How do you balance the stresses of travel with lifeschooling and how do you homeschool on the road?
  • As you know, the definition of lifeschooling is “the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.” Is there a part of that definition that particularly speaks to you and how does your family lifeschool? What does a typical day look like for your family?
  • What are some of the gifts that you saw early on in your children and how have you tailored their education around the development of those gifts?

And that’s Life as a Lifeschooler! Subscribe to our podcast so you never miss an episode. Hope you’ll join us next time!

Also be sure to visit www.FamilyRenewal.org to purchase Israel’s latest book, Answers for Homeschooling – Top 25 Questions Critics Ask, and to see his current speaking schedule.

Am I Qualified to Teach My Child? | Questions Critics Ask

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Join Israel Wayne every month as he discusses life, theology, Christian Apologetics, education, family and cultural issues from a Biblical worldview. Israel is an author and conference speaker who often speaks at homeschooling conferences, and churches, as well as marriage and parenting seminars.

Finally, the information he teaches around the nation will be available to listeners like you. Each broadcast will be about a half hour and will feature interviews and thoughtful commentary from Israel and his guests.

 

SHOW NOTES FOR THIS PODCAST | Am I Qualified to Teach My Child? Questions Critics Ask

  • How to determine if you’re qualified to teach your child.
  • Statistics and fact-based research to support a decision to homeschool.
  • The cult of the expert – have you fallen victim to this?
  • What makes a good school experience?
  • Does the parent’s educational background matter?
  • What about gaps in education?
  • How can I learn to teach a subject?

Listen in as the Brook and Israel Wayne give direction for how to answer the critics. You'll come away more confident in your own ability to teach your child at home. And you'll get a laugh out of the story about the praying mantis!

 

Listen in as the Brook and Israel Wayne give direction for how to answer the critics. You’ll come away more confident in your own ability to teach your child at home. And you’ll get a laugh out of the story about the praying mantis!

 

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Answers Book Bundle

The decision to homeschool is difficult. There is so much to learn, and there are often radical changes that take place in your family. Unfortunately, not everyone will be supportive.

Well-meaning friends and relatives may believe you are going to “ruin your child.” How can you make sure that you have laid a good foundation for your child’s future? How can you respectfully defend your choice to those who disagree with you?

Many studies indicate that Christian youth are leaving the Church, and anti-Christian education has been linked as a major factor in this equation. The Bible is full of instructions on how God desires His children to be educated. IF GOD has a definite opinion about the issue of education, wouldn’t you desire to find out what it is and how best to implement HIS WISDOM?


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

 

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Literature

Literature in Your Homeschool | Family Renewal Podcast on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Literature in your Homeschool and Family Reading

a Family Renewal Podcast with the Waynes.

Join Israel Wayne every month as he discusses life, theology, Christian Apologetics, education, family and cultural issues from a Biblical worldview. Israel is an author and conference speaker who often speaks at homeschooling conferences, and churches, as well as marriage and parenting seminars.

Finally, the information he teaches around the nation will be available to listeners like you. Each broadcast will be about a half hour and will feature interviews and thoughtful commentary from Israel and his guests.

Angry and Stressed-out Parenting

Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting

Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting

Israel and Brook Wayne tackle an area that has been the menace of parents for way too long.  Frustration, irritation, and anger often find a way into our homes, trying to turn the kindest of parents into a meanie. What happened? Where did this anger come from? What can be done to get rid of it? Come along and join the discussion.

You can order our new book here: Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry & Stressed-Out Parenting.

Pitchin’ A Fit: Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting

Teaching Multiple Grades at Home

Israel and Brook discuss tips and ideas for juggling homeschooling several grades at once. They offer ideas for using family-integrated studies, one-on-one teaching, and what to do with a slacker. If you are home educating your own children, you won’t want to miss this episode!

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How I Taught My Children to Sit Still and Be Quiet

Training active youngsters to sit still for select times can be an exasperating and embarrassing experience, but in the podcast, Brook and Israel Wayne share from their personal struggles – and eventual progress – as they sought to gently and consistently lead their children to learn to be pay attention during family Bible time.

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Communication in Marriage – Family Renewal

Communication in Marriage

Brook and Israel Wayne of Family Renewal discuss how to move beyond conflict to healthy communication in your marriage. www.FamilyRenewal.org

Homeschooling: An Interview w/ Brook Wayne

Israel Wayne’s wife, Brook, was homeschooled since 1983. She discusses her family’s journey into home education and discusses homeschooling her own eight children.

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