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Greetings, Dear Readers. This week, as promised, we have the iconic speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream”. With the film, “Selma” in theatres now, it seems of value to provide the speech in its entirety to you. Besides Dr. King’s speech, we also present an article by one of our staff writers about Dr. Maria Montessori, the trailblazing Italian woman who developed the teaching system we know today. Please remember our “kid comfortable” homeschool conference, Feb 27, 28 & Mar 1, 2015 in Westlake Village, CA. For those of you east of the California state line, it is a great time to visit us, weather-wise! We will provide a stellar line-up of speakers and children’s workshops and activities to create a relaxing and enjoyable weekend for the entire family! And Grandparents are free with a registered family! We hope to see you there and thank you for reading!

Michael Leppert

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Finally, the Holy Bible in its Original Order!

With all due respect to the translation itself, the books of the KJV are quite out of order! The fact is, King James and his team of 54 translators missed a golden opportunity to produce a complete Bible in which the books follow the original canonical order. And it’s not like they didn’t know; the inspired manuscript order was widely know among scholars. Why was the order ignored? Political expediency? A fear of offending the “doctrinal sensitivities” of the Church of England?

We can only speculate. But now, 400 years later, a new Bible is making headlines—The Holy Bible In Its Original Order. This extraordinary Bible is unique in two ways.

First, it is the only complete Bible ever published—with Old and New Testaments—that follows the original, canonical manuscript order as recognized by scholars. It is a little known fact that the original order was altered by early church fathers. The Holy Bible In Its Original Order includes commentaries that trace precisely how the Bible erroneously came to be in its present 66-book format, revealing how and why its books were mysteriously repositioned from their original order by fourth-century orthodox “editors.”

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I Have A Dream
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[Delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.]

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.

But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.

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The Speech Wizard

Shawn Manvell is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Pediatric Feeding Therapy, and Assistive Technology Specialist. She owns a private practice in Camarillo California where she lives with her 5 year old daughter, two horses, two dogs and two cats. She holds a master’s degree in Communication Disorders & Sciences from California State University, Northridge. For over 20 years Shawn has dedicated herself to helping families with children who have special developmental needs. She has volunteered at United Cerebral Palsy, therapeutic horseback riding, and as a respite care provider for various families and agencies.

Shawn was persuaded to become a speech-language therapist through different occurrences in her life. A combination of experiences, events, and people influenced her career path decision, starting with childhood helping her younger brother’s delayed speech and language development, and continuing into her professional work now at her private practice. With each experience, Shawn has the fortunate opportunity to see, feel, and hear the differences she makes to positively impact children’s lives. With a lifelong dedication and passion to the field of speech-language pathology, she feels that she practices with the highest of standards to greatly improve people’s quality of life through communication skills. She is determined, as well as confident in her ability, to continue and expand the feeling of gratification and satisfaction that she receives from providing quality services as a speech-language pathologist and assistive technology specialist.

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Dr. Maria Montessori – Revolutionary Educator
By Emerson Sandow

One-hundred-forty years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle, Italy. She grew to found an educational philosophy and institution that has been consistent and remained intact all over the globe! Throughout her life, Dr. Montessori was an iconoclast, breaking the traditional bonds that were imposed on women and she lived her life on her terms.

Maria Montessori was born August 31, 1870. Her father was a civil servant and her mother was an avid reader and highly educated for her time. Maria was precocious and strong-willed, with plenty of confidence and she had a thirst for knowledge and education. This allowed her to excel in school.

Seeing Maria’s passion, her family moved to Rome, where better educational opportunities existed. Here, Maria became interested in engineering and she entered an all-boys tech school at 13 years of age. Her grades were so high that upon graduation, she was accepted into the prestigious Regio Instituto Technico Leonardo da Vinci. Maria excelled once more in her studies of math, science and languages. For the next few years, Maria brilliantly prevailed against the anti-woman sentiments of the times, to become Italy’s first woman physician.

Maria, now “Doctor” Montessori performed her internship at the University of Rome’s Psychiatric Clinic, where she became interested in psychology and human behavior. Her internship included regular work in insane asylums, with mentally deficient children. Maria felt strongly that this mental deficiency was less a medical issue and more of a pedagogical problem. She developed methods to treat these children and over time, she was proven correct.

While directing an institution for the poor children under five years of age, Maria developed a revolutionary kind of school and her methods became the Montessori system. The basis for her method was that children absorb knowledge from their physical environment and that the ideal environment should not shape the child, but reveal him/her. Soon parents and teachers were striving to learn Dr. Montessori’s methods.

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American Academy - Christian-based Homeschool Academy, pre-K-High School

By Ellen Meade

The variety of Christian-based homeschooling resources has grown exponentially over the last few years. Homeschooling support groups, online curricula, and subject-specific materials can be readily found. However, it has become more difficult to find traditional, comprehensive, Christian-based curricula for home study. Lesson plans are often complex and require intense preparation or expensive materials - time and money are two things that are in short supply for many families. Ask yourself: Do you believe education should come before socialization? Do you believe homeschooling curricula should develop a strong Christian character? Do you want your child’s education to instill a love for our country and a desire to perpetuate our American heritage?

American Academy has developed an entire academic program emphasizing the development of personal character and Christian family values. The Founder and President of American Academy, Marvin L. Reynolds, has more than 30 years of educational experience. His deeply-held Christian convictions form the backbone to the educational goals of American Academy. The staff, including Mr. Reynolds, are ready to support parents in their homeschooling endeavors. In addition to offering parents guidance and educational expertise, American Academy provides record-keeping -- report cards, transcripts, diplomas, and graduation services. From curriculum, to socialization, American Academy is ready and eager to help every parent become a successful homeschooling educator.

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