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My first post in this series was The Top Quotes of Founding Fathers Perfect for Language Arts Lessons. Today, I will be sharing with you how to use quotes of founding fathers to teach American History with the Charlotte Mason method. Our family loves American History and the founding of our country. I believe that the Charlotte Mason method of education has helped to raise that patriotism in our family, as we have studied the founding fathers and their beliefs, sacrifices and devotion to scriptures.
Within the Charlotte Mason method living books are the core curriculum for all the subjects. Coupled with biographies and quotes, history can really come to live, literally jumping off the pages of the book and igniting a sense of adventure and loyalty to ones country, countrymen and God. Introducing yourself and your children through words of worthy men who were instrumental in forming our great nation and allowing them the privilege of a glimpse into the conditions that formed such thoughts into normal men rising to superior standards for a cause that to many seemed impossible. When circumstance and necessities were begging these man to raise the white flag of surrender, it was the spoken words of patriots surrounding them that stirred them on further. Strengthened them to finish what was started.
It was words like these, spoken in conditions that surrounded our founding fathers, these devotion that gained us ‘One Nation Under God’. I encourage you to read them for yourself, teach them to your children and share them with your friends. If you do, American History will come alive within your homeschool, become the easiest lessons you ever teach and the most rewardin
I’m privilege to introduce to you the quotes of our founding fathers and share with you how to use these to teach American History.
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams (Study the Boston Masacre)
“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.” - John Adams (Study the Boston Tea Party)
“There, I guess King George will be able to read that without his spectacles!” – John Hancock (Study the Declaration of Independence and its signing) I love For You They Signed to use during this study.
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” – George Washington (Study the Revolutionary War, specifically Valley Forge and Battle of Trenton)
“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry (Study the Second Virginia Convention, at St. John’s Church, Richmond VA)
“Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.” – Ethan Allen (Study the Green Mountain Boys)
I hope this series of quotes of founding fathers has inspired you to approach American History in a new and exciting way that ignites thought and patriotism with the learner.
This is part of the iHomeschool Network quotes series and I hope you look at the other bloggers who have brought great quotes to their readers. My next quote post will be The Top Quotes of Founding Fathers Perfect for Civil Duty Lessons.
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