What a Seriously Christian Curriculum Should Be: Christian, not Humanist
Feb. 10, 2011
I have written on the dangers of the so-called (and misnamed) classical Christian curriculum. You can read what I have written ever since 1995 here:http://www.garynorth.com/public/3155.cfm
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I have sounded the alarm because I am tired of seeing Christians sitting in the back of humanism's bus and thinking that's the best they can do for themselves and their children.
Christian students need the following. They cannot get this from existing curricula, and surely no free one.
1. It begins with the Bible as authoritative.
2. It teaches critical thinking in terms of Bible-revealed principles.
3. It challenges all forms of humanism: Greek, Roman, Renaissance, and Enlightenment.
4. It teaches the biblical alternative to humanism in the academic disciplines it covers.
5. It is integrated chronologically, prophets to today: Bible, history, literature, politics, economics, philosophy.
6. It covers these five points: God, man, law, causation, and time.
7. It shows how all five have been applied in Western civilization.
8. It teaches self-discipline.
9. It offers four high school tracks: social sciences/humanities, math/science, s fine arts, home business.
10. It does not burn out the teacher.
I am hoping that, through a joint effort, Chrisian home school parents can put together the kind of curriculum our children need.
We can do better. That's why I have started this site.