I’m excited to be one of the chosen to introduce you to a brand new curriculum. It’s so new that it’s release date is tomorrow, June 1, and I’m going to give you have a chance to win a digital download copy. Philosophy Adventure–Pre-Socratics is the latest publication from Homeschool Adventures Co. The basic goal of Philosophy Adventure is:
Philosophy Adventure™ is a program designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of philosophy.
One thing that truly intrigued me about this curriculum was the oxymoron of philosophical/biblical worldview. Truly throughout history philosophy and biblical teachings have run contrary to each other. In fact many college students, as well as adults, have been led astray from their biblical roots after studying these great thinkers of long ago.In their search for the answers to what author, Stacy Farrell, labels the “universal questions:”
“Where did we come from and why are we here?”
“Why is there evil, suffering and death in the world?”
“Is there hope for our future?”
After having discussions with some highly intelligent, deep-thinking, analytically-minded individuals regarding these questions, I’ve come to the conclusion that in the quest for answers they have moved away from their biblical roots all because they tried to out-think God by limiting Him to the rules laid out by the worldly, philosophical man. So the best way to help prevent our children from being confused by worldly teachings is to ground them in God’s word.
As Christian homeschool parents, that’s usually our number one goal. This is where Philosophy Adventure will be your best friend. This curriculum introduces you and your students to great thinkers while using the Bible as the measuring stick for their ideologies. It also teaches all of us how to use the Bible as a reference guide for new ideas introduced to us through media, friends, and even those college professors and new acquaintances our fledglings encounter once they have flown from the nest.
Something that makes this program even better is that it isn’t just for teaching philosophy, its multi-purpose.
What homeschool mom doesn’t like that word? Philosophy Adventure has another advantage of being flexible and versatile. It can be used as a base curriculum for one year of high school–just add foreign language, math, and science. Of course you’ll need to consult your state standards, but your high school student can earn some credit for English Composition, World History/Geography, Speech/Communication, and Logic/Critical Thinking. As a supplement, you can use it as a semester or even quarter program. To reap the full benefits, I wouldn’t use it for less than a semester–unless you have a future Dr. Sheldon Cooper in your home.
Now that I’ve told you all about this program, let me give you a few facts. You can receive Philosophy Adventure in several ways. For you touchy, feely people, you can get the Complete Set print version. It retails for $89.95 and comes with The Reader, Student Workbook, and Teacher Resource CD. For those with space issues, but still like to have the physical product, you should check out The Reader with Resources CD option. The Reader comes in print format, but the student workbook is combined on the Teacher Resource CD in digital format and retails for $69.95. A complete set in digital format on CD, retails for $49.95, or you can download the entire program digitally for $39.95. Honestly, no matter which set you order, for what you get, this is a very inexpensive program.
If you’re looking for something a little different, and truly refreshing for your middle/high school student, you should give this a view. There’s really nothing like it I’ve seen.
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