15 Reasons

Posted: April 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

Here are 15 reasons why I benefit from the Ron Paul Curriculum.

  1. It’s a homeschooling curriculum, therefore I’m getting a much better education than I would be getting if I was public schooled.
  2. It is reading intensive, which allows me to expand the speed at which I read, and also dramatically increases my comprehension of topics and my intensive reading skills.
  3. It is taught by people who hold PHDs in the subject they are teaching, which means that actually know what they are talking about.
  4. It teaches correct a worldview, whereas other curriculums don’t even touch the subject in fear of offending someone.
  5. The parent has no involvement other than read the weekly essays of the student, which means they can focus on other things, such as a job.
  6. All 180 lessons are provided at once, so the student can do the course at his or her own pace.
  7. It teaches the dangers of big government, which provides a healthy political position.
  8. The parent is asked not to nag the child to do the work, so in the end the curriculum develops self discipline.
  9. The curriculum requires weekly essays which increases conversational skills, sentence formation, helps develop a unique way of talking, and improves writing and storytelling skills. All of which most of society is lacking today.
  10. Even in the math and science sources there are no textbooks to buy, because they’re all provided.
  11. High school has two year long courses on Western Civilization, which normally only happens in college.
  12. The curriculum offers a year long course in public speaking.
  13. The curriculum teaches how to communicate your message using digital platforms such as YouTube, WordPress and Scrivener.
  14. The cost is less than a parent-intensive curriculum is. Actually only $1.37 per day, and even less if more than one child is signed up.
  15. And everything comes with a 100% money back guarantee.
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5 Reasons

Posted: March 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Here are 5 reasons why the Ron Paul Curriculum students get more benefits education wise  than public schoolers.

  1. The classes are taught by people who hold PHDs in the subject they are teaching, and sometimes in other subjects as well.
  2. Being in a homeschooling environment means less distractions, more concentration, and ultimately more learning.
  3. The frequent essay writing and intensive reading that the curriculum requires gives the invaluable skill of effective writing which basically all of public schoolers (and the majority of adults) lack.
  4. All of the textbooks and reading materials are provided, which means you could save hundreds of dollars on even a single course.
  5. And, one of the best reasons is that when students are given history reading assignments, they are given original historical texts and government documents, instead of reiterated biased essays from the school board.

Even one of these reasons is a good reason to switch to the Ron Paul Curriculum, instead of staying in the rapidly collapsing public school situation, or going through the common-core biased pro government Khan Academy.

Connections

Posted: March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

I think that a 1950’s American Express commercial is a good example of Joyner’s irresistible deal.

I think this because In the commercial I viewed it showed a man traveling around the world, and all the time it was different, from his environment to the people, but one thing remained constant. Whatever store or service he went to, he handed them his American Express card and he got the best they had. This was true of the restaurant, the hotel, and the clothing store, even the car dealership.

The point of the commercial was to show that if you have this card, then you’re not only wealthy, but your card is accepted worldwide, therefore worldwide wealth.

I can’t think of one person who doesn’t want to be considered wealthy everywhere he or she goes even a little. The commercial’s job was to make sure that that message was carried across. And they executed the plan.

English 3 Summary

Posted: March 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Though not part of the fundamental basics of education, this course is a supplement to already existing knowledge. At its core it teaches the various approaches and directions taken with books and storytelling, as well as what makes a good story.

I read fantasies, poems, essays, plays, biographies, short stories, historical pieces and watched a few movies.

The point was to allow the student to understand what makes a good story, how to write a good story, how to get a message across, what’s popular, how to cater the story to your audience, and how to not bore them to death. In doing so Gary North gave several examples (which were the books I read) in which the author was either horrible, in which he pointed out their mistakes, or in the case that they were good he would point out where they were good, and then proceed to make a few points on how they could have been better.

Overall, it’s a steal for only $50 and I recommend taking the course as your only English course for the school year. There are 180 lessons, and an essay is required every 5 lessons. I suggest that 5 lessons are done per day, so that not only are you writing essays more frequently which has countless benefits on grammar, storytelling, etc. but you’re also competing the course 5 times as fast, which means instead of 180 days (which is a school year) it would only take you two months.

The Day The Earth Stood Still

Posted: March 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

I liked this movie, though it was made in 1951 with a seemingly low budget. The story didn’t really go anywhere though. There went much of a good story to begin with.

Here’s a summary:

An alien visits Earth from another planet to warn them that if they don’t change their ways, it will cause conflict between their planets and his planet will surely win. He gives multiple demonstrations of how much more advanced their technologies and medicines are, gives the warning to everyone on tv, then he leaves. The end.

I know, not much of a story. But I think it would make a good sequel or remake.

Oh hold on… What if they forgot the warning and continued developing like they were, and then the movie Independence Day happened? The sequel to Independence day is coming out soon and it’s set in present time.

Hmm maybe not as random as I thought. A movie trilogy 65 years in the making. Not bad.

A Christmas Carol

Posted: March 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

So you all know the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, which is interestingly named because it isn’t a musical or anything of the sort. But it was a good book, and a better movie.

One question I have is in the beginning of the book when Scrooge lends Marley about 20 pounds, then Marley dies and can’t pay it back, because, you know, reasons. So Scrooge then sees Marley’s death as a burden because he will probably never make back that 20 pounds he loaned Marley. The question is if Scrooge hadn’t loaned Marley that money, would he have mourned him? It seems plausible, since Marley was his close business partner. Post your thoughts in the comments

So I just finished watching It’s A Wonderful Life, and it was alright, I ┬ámean I guess it makes it onto my recommendations list for movies for immigrants.

But I have a few questions. Actually only three. But they’re good ones.

  1. Why didn’t Mary fix the banister knob? Remember the knob on the banister that George kept on pulling off? If everything else in the house is fixed, why didn’t she fix the knob? Could it be because she didn’t know it was broken? Then that would mean that George didn’t tell her, then he has no excuse for being mad about it.
  2. Why did they sing Auld Lang Syne at the end?
  3. Why did Zuzu sing Auld Lang Syne? She was playing it on the piano and the movie made it clear that it was difficult for her. How does anyone even know the lyrics to it?