One of the reasons that we chose homeschooling as the way to educate our children was because it is vital to us that they receive an education with a biblical worldview. Today's public schools are full of anti-biblical teachings and notions. Christianity is often mocked and questioning any of the government sanctioned teaching material is heavily discouraged. While I do believe that there is no one size fits all educational choice for Christian families, for our family, we have chosen to keep our children home in order to instill a solid biblical foundation on which the rest of their education is built on.
While we do plan on teaching other worldviews as the children grow older, comparing and contrasting them to our own, for now, we focus mostly on our own point of view, answering questions as they come. Curriculum is carefully chosen after being reviewed to ensure that it fits in with our beliefs and values. It can be hard, especially in the areas of history and science to find things taught from a young earth perspective.
Well, we've found a great resource to aid in the science department with the Awesome Science series featuring the young host, Noah Justice. Produced by Kyle Justice who has worked for the likes of National Geographic, ESPN, and The Outdoors Channel, this series, Noah tours many of the world's most famous geological sites and shows how their origins line up perfectly well with a young earth creationist worldview.
Each thirty minute video contains information weaving biblical account with scientific observations to show
that so many of the things that secular scientists would have you believe
couldn't possibly happen within a 6,000 year earth age time frame,
actually fit in quite well with Scripture.
They are not at all dry and are packed with tons of educational
information in a light and informative way! Noah, the young host, is personable and articulate but has a
personality that children will find easy to watch. He lays out
information comparing secular scientists views against biblical account
and shows how even the fossil layers were created rapidly during the
global flood of Noah's time rather than over millions and millions of
years as evolutionists believe.
In the first episode, Explore the Grand Canyon, you can learn:
-how the Grand Canyon was
not eroded by the Colorado River over millions of years, but was the product
of the waters that covered the earth during the flood
-how the sedimentary layers of the Canyon show that they were laid down in far less time than modern day scientists tell us
- how the moving continents contributed to the formation of inland lakes, valleys, canyons, mountains, etc. so that the post-flood world looked entirely different than it had before
-how many secular claims can be disproved using science and the Bible.
In the second episode, Explore Yellowstone you will learn how the park's natural attractions can all be explained by using your Bible! Among other things Noah explains:
-how the Yellowstone lake is a remnant from the glaciers melting during the Ice Age following the flood
-how the petrified forests were not a product of many forests that were laid on top of the other over 30,000 years but how trees were buried in accumulating silt with the movement of all the water that covered the earth during the flood
-how the Yellowstone super volcano will most likely erupt again according to scriptures that speak about such things in 2 Peter.
-large deposits of lime mud were deposited during the flood and how that leads to the formation of the terraces in the park
The scenery in both videos is breathtaking and there are scripture references posted across the screen when applicable so that you can take notes and go search your Bible after viewing. Both videos also have study guides available if you would like to expand the use of them from supplements to actual curriculum or to just further discussion with your family about how we can confirm the biblical historical record by closely examining the world around us.
To purchase your own copy of these movies or of Episode 3: Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest, go here.
*I received complimentary copies of these DVDs from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review.*