Homeschool Convention: Exploring the Past


This is our final edition of the Homeschool Convention series.

I volunteered to be the Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) Convention Blogger this year. If you’re interested in reading prior posts, they are:
Homeschool Convention:Raising Boys
Homeschool Convention: Ben Franklin
Homeschool Convention: Musical Talents
Homeschool Convention: State of Our Education
Homeschool Convention: Healthy Community
Homeschool Convention: Writing & Cycling
Homeschool Convention: Creative Teaching

The final two workshop speakers highlighted here will speak about creation and the Civil War.

Paul Veit: Image of God vs. Image of an Animal

This workshop provides a moving study of the historical evolutionary attempts to turn man into an animal. It starts with Krao, the so-called ape/woman, shows the Human Zoos of the early 1900’s, and ends in the fields of Europe in World War II. In contract, it shows what the “Image of God” people are doing at the same time. The contrast is striking and shows the deeper issues of the Creation vs. Evolution debate. Many have said that this was their favorite of Paul’s presentations and it was the best-selling DVD at the Pacific Northwest Creation Conference.

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Paul Veit is a graduate of Nyack College and Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary. He is pursing on-going paleontological training at the Mt. Blanc Fossil Museum. He is ordained in the Christian Ministry Alliance and is licensed as an evangelist. He is the Founder and Director of Declaring God’s Wonders, Inc., an evangelistic ministry, and The Dinosaur Encounter, a Creation Learning Center located in Bridgeton, Maine. Paul is married and has four children.

Blaikie Hines: Civil War: Preparing for War

Preparing for War explores what the average soldier took along with him as he marched off to the Civil War. What would you take? Civil War author and re-enactor, Blaikie Hines, dressed in a period uniform, demonstrates the essential items nearly every soldier took with him. Can you guess what they were?

Born in 1949, Blaikie Hines is a well-known fine arts conservator who specializes in 19th century paintings and frames. He is also a Civil War collector, historian, and author. Blaikie grew up in Connecticut in a family steeped in the history of the American Civil War. Blaikie’s first book was Civil War Volunteer Sons of Connecticut. His newest book, published in 2011, is The Battle of First Bull Run – Manassas Campaign July 16-22, 1861 – An Illustrated Atlas and Battlefield Guide. It is the only illustrated atlas and battlefield guide book for the first battle of the American Civil War. He makes his home in Thomaston with his wife, Judith.

Featuring the following two exhibitors:


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To fill you in on what Teaching Textbooks is, the following is taken from the FAQ section of their web site:

Why choose the Teaching Textbook™ series over another homeschool math program?
A. There are lots of reasons, but here are the top 3.

First, because Teaching Textbooks™ were designed specifically for independent learners, they simply have more teaching/explanation than any other product on the market. We realized that independent learners needed a product that contains the maximum amount of teaching, so a Teaching Textbook™, with its approximately 700 pages of text and 120 – 160 hours of teacher instruction on CD-ROM, is both a teacher and a textbook combined into one. And the CD-ROM teaching isn’t just abstract lectures either. There are also down-to-earth, audiovisual step-by-step explanations for every single one of the almost 3,500 problems in the book. Using a Teaching Textbook™ is like having a friendly tutor available at the push of a button, but for only a fraction of the cost! Other products claim that they can be used without the assistance of a teacher, and this may or may not be true. But shouldn’t a truly ideal product for independent learners contain step-by-step teacher explanations for all those times when you might get stumped? We think so.

Second, given the amount of teaching that the series offers and the importance of junior high and high school math in college courses and on the job, our program represents an incredible value. For example, the Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry Teaching Textbooks™ contain far more multimedia teaching than the nearest competitors’ products.

Third, because the Teaching Textbook™ series was designed for independent learners, it introduces proper terminology only after first presenting the underlying concept in plain language. Of course, the series includes all the terms that students need to know for important standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, but our textbooks do not bog the reader down in highly technical language until students are ready to digest it.”

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HOME Convention is March 17-19, 2016
At the Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Visit the HOME web site for registration details