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Independence Day, Juneteenth, Character and the New England Primer

I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating Independence. July the 4th is the day that we celebrate liberty (freedom under the rule of law) in the United States. It is evident that we must all work toward this goal these days. Part of that is teaching civics.
In the early American colonies and during the founding of the United States, until very late in the 1800s, we used The New England Primer to teach reading, based in Biblical principles. This became the value set that was passed down and continued to buttress our way of governing ourselves. Founders said that only a virtuous Christian people could be governed in liberty. We have forgotten much of this, and been taught contrary ideas.

Today, I discuss first the little product I have of 6 audio episodes discussing the civics of the New England Primer. Then, discussing why it is important to teach civics and actual history, I tell an amusing incident that recently happened to me, regarding Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday IN TEXAS that remembers the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Texas, the state in the confederacy the farthest away from Washington DC and President Lincoln. Of course, we are for liberty and against enslavement. Aren’t we?

So, let’s do a quick review of history, and consider the teaching of Civics. And btw, I have a 75% off sale on the New England Primer set of episodes (teaching civics, not reading). Go to STORE on the tab above.