Monday, January 05, 2009

It's all about freedom

If you're looking for a way for your high school student to learn American government and what lead to the liberies our nation enjoys, Madison Youth Project is once again offering their excellent online course, Elements of Freedom beginning in January, 2009.
“The Elements of Freedom,” will give students a solid understanding of the critical role these freedoms play in strengthening society and sustaining our democracy. The American Founding Fathers established a firm foundation of liberty that continues to impact ideas and events around the world even today. How did the Founding Fathers develop their notion of liberty? This course will examine the Biblical and historical influences--from ancient Jerusalem and Athens to Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact--that shaped the thinking of this profound generation. Dr. Robert D. Stacey will teach this course. Dr. Stacey is Associate Professor in Regent University’s Robertson School of Government.
The cost is a very affordable $25 and includes access to their extensive library of primary source documents. My son, Jason, took Dr. Stacey's his junior year and loved the experience. I'd think there would be a lot less confusion about the role of government in our lives if more students had access to a course like this. I plan on having my son, Joshua, take it his senior year.

(Note: Madison Youth Project is a sponsor of SpunkyHomeschool, but my recommendation for this course stands on its own.)

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