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The Role of Geography in History

May 9, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like me, you were probably educated in such a way that Geography class was wholly separated from History. In fact, it may have even been lumped into a unit or two under the nebulous title, “Social Studies.” What if Geography played a huge part in History? In the eyes of Arnold Guyot, geologist and geographer […]

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The Principle of Individuality . . . a Perspective Necessary for Liberty

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, Dayspring Christian Academy’s Upper School students performed Learner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Based on Pygmalion, a work of George Bernard Shaw, the main character, Eliza, makes the following observation to her friend, Colonel Pickering: “You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up (the dressing and the proper way […]

Has Google Made Memorization Obsolete?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The art of memorization is a long-standing tradition at Dayspring Christian Academy. From Kindergarten to Senior year the memorization of poetry, the Mayflower Compact, the preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, the Apostles Creed (in English and Latin), monthly scripture passages (in English, Latin, and Spanish), the Greek Alphabet, student orations, and more, is […]

Truth Changes Everything

October 8, 2018

Reading Time: 8 minutes   The following blog is a compilation of notes taken during our annual Upper School Retreat. Our 2018 speaker was Jason Jimenez of Summit Ministries. Jason’s presentation during our two-day retreat focused on The Gospel, its power, and how we can live out the Gospel in our daily lives. Living the Gospel is our theme […]

What is a Principle Approach School?

August 7, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Dayspring Christian Academy, like many private Christian schools, ascribes to a Classical Christian form of education. Classical: adj. 1. Relating to ancient Greek and Roman authors of the first rank or estimation, which, in modern times, have been and still are studied as the best models of fine writing… 2. Pertaining to writers of the […]

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Help! My child does not like to read!

June 19, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are perusing this blog, you have mastered the art and science of reading. Thinking back to the process, for some of us it was slow and steady learning; for some, it was painful and sometimes embarrassing; for some, it was an easy switch to figuring out the symbols as letters, then words and, […]

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