Tuesday, April 07, 2015

GHC Cincinnati!

We can't wait to see everyone attending GHC Cincinnati this weekend!!! Here's Rea Berg's speaking schedule: 

Classic Literature for Little Folks
Friday, April 10, 8:30-9:30 am
Room: Duke 250
Introducing classic literature to preschool and primary grade children is one of life's most rewarding, engaging, and enjoyable endeavors! There is quite possibly nothing more essential to the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our children than the affirmation and security fostered while holding a little one on our lap for story time. The power of the spoken word in these moments builds bonds of security, creates the capacity for empathy, and forms the imaginative powers of the mind. In this seminar, we will explore the power of story, and look at the authors who have polished the touchstone of truly great literature for children.

Reviving History Through the Power of Literature
Friday, April 10, 4:00-5:00 pm
Room: Duke 233
"The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature."–– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn, the great Russian novelist and historian reminds us of the critical part literature plays in carrying historical knowledge from one generation to the next. This presentation will explore ways in which literature can be incorporated into all areas of historical study, from primary grades through high school, in the interests of bringing the beauty, pathos, and inspiration of the world's great books to readers of all ages.

Charlotte Mason Meets Plato: Restoring the Joy of Education in Your Home
Saturday, April 11, 10-11am
Room: Duke 252
In Plato's Republic, the ancient philosopher advocated educational methods that would best suit the individual to serve as political creatures. When Susan Schaeffer Macaulay popularized the Charlotte Mason method of education with her book, For the Children's Sake, she promoted the notion that Christian educators are preparing students to serve as citizens of a heavenly kingdom. As parents intent on knowing our children and providing an education suitable for their individual needs, the Charlotte Mason approach can liberate us to discover once again the joy that can be found in the adventure of learning.

1 comment:

  1. So excited that you are coming to the midwest! I can't wait to hear Rea speak and meet you all at the BFB booth!