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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Teach Them With Passion

It's morning and I put my feet on the floor with out thinking. My day begins with baby girl kisses and a 3 year old demanding her chocolate milk.......I race around, wake up big brothers and older sisters because we have a schedule to meet.

We cram ourselves in the car along with the United states map and my tote full of information on the Cherokee tribe. Our co-op is learning about Indians this month and this week it's the Trail of Tears. And there is so much more to learn even at the ripe old age of 43.....So much more I'm learning now than I ever have before. It's humbling to learn about the past and the lives that shed those tears. Strong people, those Cherokees. Determined and hard working. United and faithful to there people. 

I stand up in front of class. I tell them, "learning our History is so important." WE can not move on and grow...We can't stay United if we don't know our past. If we go about this life forgetting those who fought before us then we are doomed to repeat the failures.

I read the "Trail of Tears" and talked about Chief John Ross. How many times he had been betrayed and how many times he never quit.........Never gave up, because even he knew that FREEDOM comes at a huge cost.

American History is one of my passions. I believe children need to know where they came from and how we got here. I believe they need to be told truth. 

So what do you do when the rose colored glasses seem to have gone on sale and every one is drinking the orange kool-aid? How do you share what is bound to repeat itself again when they live in a state of utopia? 

You give them what you know. You give them truth. Don't stay too long and argue. If they continue to argue, It's clear they take no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing their opinion. Then you move on. 

This I know to be true, we need to reach our children...we need to teach our children Truth. Not watered down useless information that numbs the mind and hardens the heart. Tell them with passion. Let them know it's important. Their future depends on it! 

It's ironic to me that today I chose to talk about The Cherokees and how our Government kicked them off their land all those years ago.....And today our Government is kicking people out of their homes to prove their point.....Did I not say that history repeats it's self?

I don't want my children to grow up in a world that has no recollection of our heritage. I want them to know their God given rights.....I want them to know and read the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. I want to teach them with passion........I want them to have PASSION.

My passion for this great Country comes because of my passion for Christ. Because America's foundation is laced with GRACE. And people need to know TRUTH.

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