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Mr. Rob Shearer:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Shearer, Rob

Tennessee (TN)  
United States of America (US)
Workshop PresentationsTeach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Nashville (2013, TN)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Twaddle-Free History
Most of us have a bad taste in our mouths about history. It was boring and we hated it. It doesn’t have to be that way. Homeschoolers have the chance to rediscover the fun and excitement of history (yes, we did just use fun, excitement and history in the same sentence). The seminar will focus on WHY we should study history - because its an essential tool for building godly character - and a number of practical ideas about HOW to teach history (in ways that won’t torture children or adults).

A Christian Philosophy of Education
The educational philosophy of the public schools could hardly be called Biblical. The public schools have largely abandoned even feeble attempts at transmitting culture and literature. Now their goal is simply to make students employable in the workplace and thus their focus is on the most basic, pragmatic skills. As Christians, we need to think about why we are educating our children and what responsibilities the Bible gives to parents. Our goal should be to help our children acquire wisdom and godly character. The way we teach each subject needs to be examined in the light of those goals.

A Walk Through Western History
Rob attempts in 60 minutes what you can’t do in one year - a survey of Western History. The focus here is on anecdotes and incidents that illustrate the character of key figures in each major age. Along the way Rob offers observations about the “Providential” aspect of world history, and recounts some of the “politically incorrect” lessons that are no longer presented in current textbooks.

Rob's Achievements
  • Husband, father of 11 children
  • Elder at Abundant Life Church
  • Director of the Francis Schaeffer Study Center
  • Co-founder and publisher of Greenleaf Press
  • Author:  Famous Men of the 16th & 17th Century
  • Former college professor
  • Former City Manager of Mt. Juliet from 2000 to 2007
  • A.B. in History from Davidson College
  • MA in History and Humanities from Stanford University
  • Fulbright Scholar in Germany in 1979-1980
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