Category Archives: history

Math Instruction versus Natural Math: Benezet’s Example

Imagine ending the practice of math instruction in elementary school. It’s been done, with remarkable results. Find out what happened in one school district. Continue reading

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Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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Family Stories Form Us

Knowing stories about their families may be the best predictor of our children’s health and happiness. Continue reading

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Create Lasting Family History: 8 Ideas

Create family memorabilia intentionally. Working together on any of these eight projects not only promotes close ties, it adds to a storehouse of rich family memories. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: A Holiday To Prevent War

Thanksgiving, proclaimed a national holiday in hopes of unifying country. Continue reading

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Who We Are In A Crisis

Does disaster crack us open to our better selves? Continue reading

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25 Ways To Make History Relevant

When children ask “why” we often realize we don’t know. The answer invariably leads us back to history. Let’s learn about history in ways that unlock curiosity and lifelong interest. Continue reading

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