That’s the tag line for A Beka Book company (owned by Pensacola Christian College). They provide textbooks for fundamentalist Christian homeschooling parents.
They’re not too bad when it comes to Math (PDF):
The text presents a Scriptural view of working, tithing, saving, paying taxes, and budgeting time and money and gives a positive introduction to the American free-enterprise system.
I don’t even mind the English (PDF):
Selections from Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe are presented, including the often-omitted record of Crusoe’s spiritual growth and his Christian witness to Friday.
It gets a little disturbing when they teach foreign languages (PDF):
The A Beka Book foreign language program is designed to give students the skill to speak, understand, read, and write basic Spanish or French in most every day situations, with a strong emphasis on witnessing for Christ.
At least the History books (PDF) are comprehensive, going all the way back to the beginning of time:
The text builds a solid foundation of ancient history, tracing man’s history back to the Garden of Eden…
And note the quotation marks below:
Since man’s actions are a product of his thoughts, the history of ideas is emphasized, rather than only political events and economic conditions. Students are given a Christian perspective on language, chronology, “prehistoric times,” art, music, revolutionism, evolutionism, socialism, Communism, humanism, liberalism, and much more.
Damn hippie “liberalism”…
Where I really get upset is with the Science books (PDF):
Like the other books in the series, Matter and Motion is written in the perspective of the founders of modern science: the belief that God is the Creator of the universe and the Originator of its order, reason, and reality; and that science is one way for man to control and master the physical world for the benefit of mankind…Chapters on magnetism and electricity follow, and the text closes with a chapter on science versus the false philosophy of evolution.
Physics: The Foundational Science can play an important role in showing students the harmony between scientific knowledge and Christian belief. The text is firmly grounded on the view that we live in a God-created world governed by laws discoverable by reverent scientific inquiry. Issues of vital concern to Christians are handled in depth. Interspersed throughout the text are biographies of great physicists who were also Bible-believing Christians.
And Sex Ed isn’t any better:
The acceptance of immoral behavior by today’s society makes it
necessary to teach morality in sexual attitudes at an early age. Using Biblical terminology and examples, this book offers principles that will guide the young teen in setting dating standards. The author, Dr. Hugh Pyle, discusses the sins of adultery, fornication, and homosexuality as they are presented in the Bible and explains their results. The book details God’s plan concerning dating and marriage and the consequences of disobeying His moral commands in these areas….
I’m going to guess the “results” of homosexuality have little basis in science…
I’m not against homeschooling.
I’m not against parents teaching their children the morals they want them to learn.
I am against false information being presented to children as if it were fact. Which is what is happening in several instances here. It’s goes far beyond a re-interpretation (or re-writing) of historical events.
If Christian parents want to homeschool their children properly, why not opt instead for some textbooks that present accurate information, things that are true instead of things you wish were true?
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