Teaching 11-12 years olds and 16-17 year olds is not the same.
My thinking is that younger kids should to be taught about America through Heroes, since I already know it works, while older kids, after years being immersed in the pop culture, are generally immune to such stories in the classroom. They need to be taught how “being American” is Relevant to the things important in their world, dots 4th graders can’t connect.
Different skill sets for teachers.
At 11 kids are generally blank slates. Sunday ... Continue Reading →
This short piece is for Teaching Vets (who would appreciate your support) and who someday will plant these seed as he/she looks into a room full of un-woke teenagers. This also applies to home-schooling parents (and many blessings on your House for your undertaking) and of course, regular citizens today who should be asking themselves why our public schools no longer teach children good things about America, and whose butts do we have to kick in order to change that back to ... Continue Reading →
Is America an accident? A freak of Nature? Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design?
I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense proofs, I think I can say without equivocation that America is no accident. We cannot be a freak of Nature. So you can sort of figure out the rest yourself.
This is something we ... Continue Reading →
“Can you tell me how many nations…in the History of the World…have sent armies, and sacrificed their men’s lives, to rescue the people of other countries?”
16-17 year-old kids are a tough room in any generation. That’s because every generation is different, so you never know what you’re going to get when you meet them as a group. They are often very smart but also skeptical about older people who try to tell things they don’t know, unless presented to them under special circumstances.
A classroom is one of ... Continue Reading →
These lectures are free. Print out and use as you please.
We’re putting these out into the public domain, as it will help get these lectures in front of the several veterans groups, civic organizations and interested school-parent groups.
If you’ve got a knack, and itch to teach young minds, and would like to make some spare cash a few nights a month, simply use at your pleasure.
It would be nice, but you don’t even have to say you’re part of our ... Continue Reading →
Since its inception, VeteransTales.org has been movinging toward the establishment of a teaching program for veterans in order to fill in the growing gap between modern education in America’s schools about America’s history, and the reasons America was created in the first place.
It takes only three generations for those things to be lost to a culture, and we’re about halfway there.
I set this process of disintegration out in an earlier piece, “Conservatism, Those Other Guys, and the Vetetans”.
When the Soviet Union fell ... Continue Reading →
William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008.
But he had an extra dimension which seems to have been lost on the newer generations of conservatives, which I’ll discuss here.
In 1960, at age 35, in his home, WFB and several other “founders”, penned the Sharon Statement, which became the founding statement of the Young Americans for Freedom, (the YAF) which went ... Continue Reading →
Every Veteran who has joined the American military since 1973 volunteered.
The 16-18 year-olds you will speaking to, from groups as small as a dozen, to classroom sized, even auditoriums as you get better known, may not be there voluntarily. Their parents probably sent them.
We’ve all been students in a class room. Think back. We had to be there. Certain rules applied as to how we could behave. But just like a horse to water, they couldn’t make us drink.
From middle school through ... Continue Reading →
VeteransTales.org is the current home of The Veterans USA 15:13 Foundation.
The Foundation awaits application and approval by IRS as a 501c3 non-profit, while VeteransTales.org is a growing site for veterans to share stories and photos, primarily from the Vietnam era and post-911 era, with memories extending as far back as World War II.
The Veterans 15:13 Foundation has primarily an educational purpose; to enlist and train, and develop venues for veterans all over the country, to be able to relate to ... Continue Reading →
So that backward glance to the 1960s reveals that what we thought was just a blip in our history— Yankee imperialism, force-feeding Christianity on non-Christian cultures (trust me, I heard it all), and the best gag of all, our warmongering being forced on a culture of youth who only wanted to groove and get in touch with whatever visions peyote buds could produce. Yeah, man!
Fifty years later, we’ve seen those innocent children of the sun morph into the most vicious cultural ... Continue Reading →