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BaseCamp LIVE will equip you, the parent, grandparent, educator, or mentor to climb the biggest mountains as you seek to shape young people to become exceptionally prepared, compassionate, and thoughtful human beings. Our guests are thought leaders, culture watchers, and educational experts who are seeing the benefits of a classical Christian education to form students into adults who can think critically, believe with courage, and serve compassionately.

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BaseCamp LIVE will equip you, the parent, grandparent, educator, or mentor to climb the biggest mountains as you seek to shape young people to become exceptionally prepared, compassionate, and thoughtful human beings. Our guests are thought leaders, culture watchers, and educational experts who are seeing the benefits of a classical Christian education to form students into adults who can think critically, believe with courage, and serve compassionately.

    How The Medievals Help Us Raise The Next Generation ~ David Goodwin

    How The Medievals Help Us Raise The Next Generation ~ David Goodwin

    How do kings, knights and warlords fit with today’s egalitarian values and prepare students for the modern world? Do order and hierarchy have any place? According to David Goodwin, Medieval history teaches children that the world is endowed with a God-given order. Even C.S. Lewis knew this and filled his books with Medieval meaning. Listen in to hear how studying this astounding time period can capture the imagination and heart for Christ.

    • 36 min
    Classical Conversations Is Growing Like Wildfire…125,000+ Homeschoolers ~Robert Bortins

    Classical Conversations Is Growing Like Wildfire…125,000+ Homeschoolers ~Robert Bortins

    One of the fastest growing segments in Classical Christian Education is homeschooling. Robert Bortins, the Chief Officer of Classical Conversations, shares how the company his mother founded in 1997 is meeting the needs of 120,000 worldwide and 50,000 families…allowing families to educate children in ways that glorify God and best meet their children’s needs. An excellent reminder about how a classical education is a wise choice no matter how you choose to educate.

    • 29 min
    Helping Teens Answer "Who am I?” ~ John Murray

    Helping Teens Answer "Who am I?” ~ John Murray

    How do images affect teens? John Murray is the author of the recent book, In Whose Image? Image-bearers of God vs. The Image-makers of Our Time. In this fascinating interview, Murray shares classroom research, his interview with Charlton Heston, and four ways that images affect us. Learn practical ways to talk about image and identity in the classroom and around the table. It's no surprise that the Socratic method is one of the most helpful tools to help teens!

    • 41 min
    Meet Classical Hall of Fame Member, Mortimer Adler

    Meet Classical Hall of Fame Member, Mortimer Adler

    If Classical Christian educators promoted a Hall of Fame, Mortimer Adler would surely make the list. Dr. Robert Woods, author of the newly released Mortimer Adler's The Paideia Way of Classical Education, introduces us to the man often called the “Father of Classical education.” Find out what Adler's Great Books approach means practically for teachers, students and learners today, both in the classroom or the homeschool environment. Ultimately, following the Great Books model promotes a culture of conversation that is priceless and timeless.

    • 33 min
    Raising The Well-Traveled Child ~ Tom Velasco and Bill Miller

    Raising The Well-Traveled Child ~ Tom Velasco and Bill Miller

    Rome, Florence, Paris and London…have you considered that travel should be a significant part of your child’s classical christian education? In fact, many schools send their seniors to Europe as the capstone of their secondary education. Some schools travel to Washington, DC or other historical sites in the U.S. According to Bill Miller and Tom Velasco, Instructors of Humanities at the Ambrose School, traveling outside of your hometown complements what happens in the classroom. So what’s the return of investment of these trips? Is it worth the added expense and time? What about safety? Listen in to find out how your family or school can - and should -raise well-traveled children!

    • 36 min
    Teens Keeping Faith… How 10% Stay The Course ~ Brooke Hempell

    Teens Keeping Faith… How 10% Stay The Course ~ Brooke Hempell

    The not so good news...Barna reports that only 10% of young adults ages 18-29 report keeping their faith in the face of a resistant culture. The good news…their “resilient faith" is very strong. So how do young adults from Christian homes or who attended church as teens maintain their faith - if at all? Brooke Hempell, Barna’s Senior Vice President, shares how this new study measures faith and the three trends that will help equip teens who will soon step into that space where faith meets world.

    • 41 min

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