Within easy reach of Josh, our customer service representative, are copies of each of our history curriculum sets along with copies of resources he turns to again and again while he is speaking with homeschooling mamas — the corresponding Answer Keys. Here are our newest answer keys, all published in 2016,
I think the Exploring Government Answer Key in the middle is so fun. See the little guy using a giant key to get into a giant door.
All kinds of folks look for answers. Companies look for ways to find customers. Medical researchers look for cures. Public servants (who are worth their salt) look for solutions to complicated issues.
Homeschooling mamas look for answers. When should we start school? When should we stop school? How can I teach this? When will she be ready for that? Should I sign my children up for classes? What curriculum should I use?
Sometimes all this looking for answers can become so overwhelming for a homeschooling mama that she ends up looking desperately — in all the wrong places.
Not long after Ray and I married, the United States celebrated the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. Beginning in 1976, more than 300,000 believers from 15,000 churches conducted “I Found It” campaigns in 246 cities around the country. I remember seeing the words “I Found It” displayed in Lexington, Kentucky, where Ray was in graduate school at the time. Those words resonated with Americans because they knew they had questions and needed answers.
I want to encourage you to keep up with your Answer Key, the one written by your Father in heaven. Disregarding whatever “answers” the world — or even other folks in the homeschool community — may be offering you, remember what God’s Word says about what you are doing and about where your answers are.
Whatever you do, make sure you personally have time to teach your children:
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching . . .
Make sure that the “words of eternal life” aren’t drowning in the sea of the world’s “answers.”
Simon Peter answered Him,
“Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have words of eternal life.
We have believed and have come to know
that You are the Holy One of God.”
And don’t panic about having all your children need:
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
seeing that His divine power has granted to us
everything pertaining to life and godliness,
through the true knowledge of Him who called us
by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:2-3