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Ray and Charlene NotgrassRay and Charlene Notgrass offer sessions on teaching history and on homeschooling more generally. Their son John Notgrass offers history presentations for the whole family.

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Ray Notgrass

Yes, You Have to Study History, and Here's Why
If your children ever ask, "Do we have to study history?" Ray Notgrass offers answers for them--and for you. Using inspiring stories and vivid examples, Ray illustrates why it is important to know and understand history so we can live well today.

How Christianity Has Changed the World
It's so obvious that we often miss it. People who follow Jesus have been changing the world for good for almost two thousand years. As Jesus changes us and changes our relationship with God, He leads us to live differently and to see the world and other people differently. Ray Notgrass surveys how people following the way of Christ have impacted the world's perceptions of morality, the value of children, business, labor, helping the poor, politics, and other areas of human society.

Give Me Your Heart: The Message of Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs is a father's wisdom shared with his son. It offers practical advice about how to think and act successfully in relationships, a family, business, and the community. A child has the calling to honor and respect his or her parents, and parents have the calling to be honorable and respectable. The hearts of the parents and the child must be given to God and to each other. Ray Notgrass shares key lessons from this book of divine wisdom.

Charlene Notgrass

The Joy of Teaching History from a Christian Worldview
Veteran homeschool mom Charlene Notgrass has found great joy learning, teaching, and writing history from a Christian worldview. We need the wisdom and knowledge God has given us in His Word to help us understand the events of the past and to know how to live in the present and the future. Teaching history from a Christian worldview encourages children to have a Christ-like heart for the world. Charlene shares practical ideas and encouragement to help you achieve this goal in your family.

Homeschooling: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore and Mittie Roosevelt homeschooled their children in New York City in the 1860s and 1870s. One of them grew up to become President of the United States. The story of the Roosevelt family will inspire your homeschool journey with practical ideas for helping your children become all that God has created them to be.

Homeschooling: A Priceless, Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
Join Charlene Notgrass--mother, grandmother, author, and veteran homeschooler--for a generous dose of encouragement. Charlene not only survived homeschooling; she remembers those years with deep joy and gratitude. Let Charlene help you overcome your fears and cherish every moment of your priceless, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity–the childhood of your children. You can teach your children at home and live to cherish it. Charlene did it, and she believes you can, too.

John Notgrass

One Soldier's Story: A Tennessean in WWII
John's grandfather Wesley Notgrass (1915-2007) joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four years, one month, and seven days in the United States and Europe during World War II. Based on his grandfather's recollections and wearing his grandfather's uniform, John steps into character to share Wesley's life story in a first-person narrative, from growing up in the 1920s and 30s through his experiences during the war. The presentation is illustrated with photographs from Wesley's collection.

The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Story and Song
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) left a lasting impact on American literature with her Little House series of books. In this presentation, John Notgrass takes you on a virtual tour of the places Laura lived, shares stories that didn't make it into her books, and performs songs that the Ingalls family enjoyed.

Places He Went: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) grew up in New York City, attended Harvard, and entered a political career as a young man. He held local, state, and national positions and traveled extensively throughout his life--to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; Cuba, Panama, and Brazil; and across the United States. Join John Notgrass on a worldwide tour of the places Roosevelt lived, studied, worked, fought, and explored.