Completely Revised and Expanded, in print and ebook: The Conflict of the Ages, Parts 1-3

  Science, History, Literature reunited. Eyewitness testimony and the real scientific method. Read ancient manuscripts, search the world, and discover truth instead of buying into preconceptions. When did time begin? Who are the Sons of God? Did ancient Establishments of Religion construct cultural controls and make man a god? Rediscover the Worldwide Flood and the …

Update August 27, 2013 — Post by Michael J. Findley

To our loyal readers I humbly apologize. For nearly a year I have worked on the next module of our Conflict of the Ages Series The Conflict of the Ages Part Three: They Deliberately Forgot–The Flood and the Ice Age. During that time I wrote a fiction book, Nehemiah LLC, and took a Christmas break. …

How Could You Raise the Price on the Conflict of the Ages?

In case you didn't know it, we are working on a series called The Conflict of the Ages. It now has two installments:. The Scientific History of Origins, and The Origin of Evil in the World that Was. These are designed for homeschoolers  who want a better grasp of the essentials of world history from a scientific …

Twenty-Four Titles by Findley Family Video

Findley Family Video now has 24 Titles to offer readers in the e-book realm. Another author I told that to responded by saying "Holy Moley," and called us "Prolific." Perhaps I should explain. We have decided to give readers a taste of some of our longer works, excerpts at a lower price so you can …

Evaluation of Complete Homeschool Curricula, Part One

Check out the Homeschool Reviews website. They have information and opinions on many more curricula than we cover here. http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/ Bob Jones University Press Bob Jones is a private, non-denominational, independent, fundamental University and also has a K-12 education system. They use the King James Bible as a standard for consistency but do not hold …

Statement of Belief in Education

Note that we have a general statement of belief for our blog, but we also include this one with specific reference to our education principles. We post this as we complete our series, in preparation for the last few entries beginning tomorrow, in which we will review a number of popular homeschool curricula. When we …

Principles of Teaching Handwriting

The illustration shows ancient forms of writing in the Middle East. It is taken from the Curriculum Introduction included with our Biblical Studies books. A difficult subject made more difficult by computers. What should be handwritten and what should be typed? Some colleges and companies require a handwritten essay for admission/employment to ensure that it …

Principles of Teaching Literature and English Skills

English Skills must include Grammar, Composition, Spelling, and Vocabulary. I am an English teacher who hates Grammar, at least the way it is usually taught. Rather than drill on sentence diagramming and parts of speech in isolated sentences, I taught Grammar from Tom Sawyer. The student finds parts of speech in realistic speech, regional, standard …

Philosophy of Bible Teaching

We take the historical-grammatical interpretation. "When the plain sense of Scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense; therefore, take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal meaning unless the facts of the immediate context, studies in the light of related passages and axiomatic and fundamental truths, indicate clearly otherwise. God in revealing His …

The Importance of Keeping Records and Cutting Curriculum Costs

  Before beginning homeschooling, the teacher must realize that he or she is the recordkeeper for each student. As in all government and private schools, there are three types of records. The first is every aspect of a student’s work. In Pennsylvania, homeschooling parents must turn in a portfolio of student’s work every year to …

E-Book versus Print Book Curriculum

Before America was even founded, Benjamin Franklin published the same 3 categories of print material we still have to today. First there is what I call "public domain." This is stuff that has been around for awhile: The Bible, Plato’s Republic, Isaac Newton’s books on Physics and Mathematics, etc. Next is stuff we have to …

Principles of Education for Findley Family Video Publications

(In honor of the launching our first full Curriculum offering, Findley Family Video Biblical Studies, a 600+ page compilation of Bible teaching, with a separate, full teacher's manual, we begin a series of articles on our philosophy of education and homeschooling. The Biblical Studies book, a greatly expanded and complete revision of our original Biblical …