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For the Honor of 21 Seconds

Reading Time: 4 minutes   This article was written by Upper School history teacher David Landon, who leads the 10th grade field study to Washington, D.C., each year. The two-day study includes time at Arlington National Cemetery, where students reflect on the character of the sentinel guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This article first appeared in […]

What is Necessary to Constitute a Great Nation?

July 3, 2020
Posted in: Remember America

Reading Time: 7 minutes   This day of Independence, July 4, 2020, let us look to the wisdom of Reverend Abiel Abbot, a graduate of Harvard University, as we celebrate our great country and the liberty we’ve been given. Reverend Abbot’s discourse, given 221 years ago, conveys wisdom and understanding still relevant to our country today.  Given just 23 […]

Portrait of a Father: Teaching Character As Washington Was Taught

Reading Time: 7 minutes   The American family has certainly changed since the founding of our Nation. In colonial families, the father served as the head of the family, providing for his family and raising his children to be disciplined and productive. He set the standard of behavior, both in religion and socially. The colonial father would train his […]

A Biblical Approach to Economics

February 12, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Joey Engle (’20) drafted his oration on capitalism as a Junior at Dayspring Christian Academy. Joey was a finalist in Dayspring Christian Academy’s Headmaster’s Oration Competition in 2018 and presented his oration at our annual Remember America Speaker Series in 2019.  Capitalism is an economic system that has functioned efficiently throughout the course of history. According […]

Nation-making: Historical Methods and Their Results 

Reading Time: 5 minutes In 1889, American philosopher and historian, John Fisk, produced a writing titled, “The Beginnings of New England.” In this work, he analyzed the progression of government from its earliest forms to the present day. Fisk viewed America as the culmination of government, having moved out of barbaric means and into a society that valued man […]

The Influence of the Mother

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Does not the influence of woman rest upon every member of her household, like dew upon the tender herb, or the sunbeam silently educating the young flower? Or as the shower and the sleepless stream, cheer and invigorate the proudest tree of the forest?” – L.H. Sigourney, Letters to Young Ladies, 1836 One cannot deny […]

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