Moms of Master Books are taking the kids to Explore Dinosaur National Monument!

Dinosaur MonumentMoms of Master Books have been kicking of the dust and getting ready for spring all March long.  Now we’re inviting you to come along too and Explore Dinosaur National Monument with Noah Justice.   Whether you’ve been watching Noah grow up on camera with us over the years or you’re just hearing about the young guide for the first time, you’re going to love this powerful, easy-to-follow resource!

Packed with great information about yet another amazing location in the American West.  With this awesome new addition to the Awesome Science DVD series, you’ll get the chance to explore history, geology, and Biblical connections in a virtual field trip format.

Dinosaurs are among the most fascinating extinct creatures in our history. Unique sites like this one can be found around the guide to online casinos for canadians globe and allow visitors a glimpse of a mystery solved by Biblical history!  Dinosaur National Monument truly one of the top paleontological finds of the 20th century. Continue Reading →

MMB January Party – The Electrifying Nervous system!

The Electrifying Nervous System 3D. jpgThe Moms of Master Books are starting off 2015 right!

New books, a new schedule and a ton of fun are in store for the upcoming year. For January, we’re taking off with a stimulating exploration of The Electrifying Nervous System! Developed by a homeschooling pediatrician, Dr. Lainna Callentine, this book is the first in a set of nine focusing on the amazing design and functionality of all nine systems of the human body. In the The Electrifying Nervous Systemyou will discover:

  • The main areas and structures of the brain and what important role each plays in making your body work
  • Awesome examples of God’s creativity in both the design and precision of human anatomy showing you are wonderfully made
  • Important historical discoveries and modern medical techniques used for diagnosis and repair of the brain!

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Introducing a Biblical Worldview Math Curriculum

frustrating_mathMath seems to have a negative connotation for many. It has the reputation of being a subject to survive—a painful exercise in manipulating numbers to no apparent purpose.

Yet math is more than numbers on a piece of paper! It’s a tool given to us by God to describe His creation! In fact, the very reason we can work with numbers abstractly and then apply them to a concrete situation is because the biblical, faithful Creator God is sustaining all things in a reliable manner.

Math doesn’t have to be a dry, meaningless exercise. Instead, it can be an exciting journey of discovery—a journey that points students to the Creator.

I’m excited to be partnering with Master Books on Principles of Mathematics: Biblical Worldview Curriculum, a junior high math curriculum that teaches math concepts in connection with history, science, and real-life applications, giving students a new appreciation for math and how it points to the Creator.

Watch for more details soon. In the meantime, feel free to check out the overview video below that shows just a glimpse of how math can be seen and taught biblically.

We’d cherish your prayers as we work to finish up the curriculum…and we’d love to hear your comments in the field below!

By God’s Grace,

Katherine Loop

 

Announcing the Master Books 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest!

scholarship_blog_image_2015Well ladies and gentlemen, the halfway mark for the school year is fast-approaching and as always, juniors and seniors all across the country are getting prepared to send off their college applications.  As we all know, the costs affiliated with higher education continue to rise and students need every opportunity to lift some of that burden.

Here at Master Books, we are fully dedicated to the success of the students in our homeschool community. To demonstrate that commitment, we are once again committing to come alongside one lucky homeschool student through our annual $3000 Master Books Scholarship Essay Contest.

As in previous years, Master Books will award $3000 to the writer of the winning essay to apply to the costs of tuition and university-provided room and board.  New this year, Master Books has also decided to make their entire digital library available to  the first five runners-up. Entries will be accepted from January 1, 2015 through April 15, 2015.  That’s not that far off so if you have a high school junior  or senior getting ready to head off to college, have them  log on to www.nlpg.com/scholarship for full details!

Homeschooling Among the Affluent

dollarsLast month, the online periodical, MillionaireCorner.com released an article entitled “Homeschool Detractors State Their Case.”  Seeing the article in this particular location was a but surprising to say the least. On a site, styled to represent investment advice and tools, millionaire lifestyles and more, I guess I just wasn’t expecting to see “homeschool.”  I had to read it.

investorSubtitled “Missing out on social experiences, and concerns over the diversity of the education received, are reasons investors disapprove of homeschooling, ” the article turned out to be a relatively brief examination of the lack of support the wealthy have for homeschooling.  According to an internal study, 56 percent of “affluent investors” disapprove of home education.  In fact, the author stated quite bluntly that the wealthier the investor, the greater their disapproval.  I was baffled.  Knowing what I do about homeschool statistics his made no sense to me.  so I read more.

Reasons for this disapproval:

  1. 78% cited the “social effects, claiming lack of a “proper amount of social interaction with other children the same age”
  2. 54% believe home education “is not diverse enough”
  3. 49% complain  of “parental biases” being passed down to the children
  4. 68% claimed homeschooling prevents “learning how to deal with difficult situations school presents, either academically or socially”

I was heartbroken to read these stats.  These are financial investors—people who are supposed to be experts on learning the facts before jumping to conclusions.  If they didn’t understand how wrong these beliefs really are, how can we expect the general public to know better? Continue Reading →