Our Political Science Study

Goodbye geography. Hello Political Science!  By the next presidential election year my oldest son will be 16, well into being a young man. I’m taking this election cycle to teach our sons about the Kingdom of God and the governments of this world.

Here are my guidelines:

  1. The standard is God’s kingdom. God’s principles apply to those who are His children through Christ Jesus, whether in the USA or Australia. We are told to be in this world not of it.
  2. Establishing a Biblical Worldview for my students is required. How can I be a representation of the Kingdom of God by how I lead?  How can I be a representation of God in government? Are our current leaders a representation of the Kingdom of God?
  3. We will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each political party in this country. We will compare each party’s values with the Kingdom of God.
  4. We will discuss the issues, participate in a few campaigns, interview local leaders, discuss the presidential candidates, conduct a few surveys, listen to those who think differently than each other, and learn about the governments in other countries as well.

My goal is to teach them HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Pray for us.  This is going to be good!  I’ d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  Leave a comment below!

Lessons

Answers (review questions not included)

LESSON 1

  1. The point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.
  2. grapes -> vine -> root-> seed -> God
  3. An ancient Roman fertility Festival called Lupercalia (http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day)
  4. Anglo-Frisian dialects
  5. God the Father

Fill-in-blank

king; heaven

LESSON 2

  1. Love
  2. Extend
  3. Heaven

LESSON 3

  1. power

3.  Heaven

4.  Earth

LESSON 4

  1.  them

3.  authority

4.  words (laws)

5.  man or human/ man

6.  to rule or rulership

7.   No

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