Americans seem to have left critical thinking behind and replaced it with critical theory. As I see it, logic, common sense, and thinking for yourself has been replaced by the prevailing opinions of the day… a sort of “groupthink.” Perhaps I will do a video teaching on this soon. For now, check out episode 14b […]
“Why” is a great three-letter word. Why? Because the answer gives you clues. It also helps you to be a better citizen. Check out episode 14, “Use Your Ears to Listen and Your Head to Think.” Just click on the video or podcast link on the homepage!
In episode 13 of Common Sense Civics and Citizenship, I discuss the fun of getting to know our fellow Americans. Today I looked up some information on South Dakota, a state on my bucket list. At first, I was only interested in seeing Mt. Rushmore but there is so much more to see! South Dakota […]
When I homeschooled my two young daughters, we started every school day with a prayer and then marching around the house with small American flags and singing the George M. Cohan tune, “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” They loved this start to their school day, particularly the rhythmic nature of the phrase “boast or brag.” […]
“It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.” -Benjamin Franklin In other words, we cannot be truly great unless we are truly good. In Episode 8, we explore […]
“There isn’t name calling, or “opinion shaming” nor is there “instant offense” in a civilized society. Freedom of speech means that people are entitled to their opinion and can freely express that opinion. Learning how to form an opinion and express it respectfully rather than being instantly offended is just common sense civics and citizenship.” […]