Friday, November 26, 2010

Giveaway!! Navigating History Begins Monday!

Working with The Homeschool Channel has allowed my husband, Jeff, to meet some of the greatest people who lead, share and encourage others to be the men and women that God has created them to be. Jeff has been able to spend time with the entire Botkin family during this last year doing webcasts from the studio here in Tupelo, having Mr. Botkin and his daughters speak at our local homeschool support group's annual father/daughter banquet or brainstorming together in their home.  Last week Jeff visited the Botkin home and came home telling us about Isaac Botkin's upcoming adventure.  It sounds very intriguing and you all have a chance to join in on the fun.  Here are the details:

"On December 1st, a team of young Christian filmmakers will be traveling to Egypt as part of the Navigating History Project, just announced by Western Conservatory"Navigating History: Egypt" is a 6-episode adventure travel series designed to teach history, geography, current affairs, and worldview analysis from a Biblical perspective. The series will focus on the events and influences that shape nations, illustrating that ideas have consequences and that culture is never neutral. 

Egypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world, has been influenced at various times in its history by the four dominant ideologies of the globe--ancient paganism, Greco-Roman humanism, the Christian Church, and the rule of Islam--making it an ideal place to show that culture is religion externalized. Along the way, the team will be providing book recommendations and pointers for further study. Unlike television shows where hosts are shot and edited by invisible camera teams, every aspect of production and travel will be visible to those watching from home, as every member of the team serves both on-camera and as production staff. 

Episodes and live Q&A sessions with the team will be aired at 8:00pm CST every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting November 29 and continuing through December 17. Subscribers who join the three-week journey will have access to web site resources and updates. The tight deadlines for each of the episodes will add another element of drama for the viewers anticipating the next installment of the adventure. With live timers and GPS tracking, subscribers can monitor the team as they move between destinations and race against deadlines. "

“Each lesson which students learn about Egypt will help them face the challenges of the questions facing young Americans today — in America. We want students to be sharp analysts of America’s political issues, church issues, and family culture issues. Egyptian culture illustrates the consequences of modern challenges with alarming clarity.” -- Isaac Botkin, team leader

“What we want to do is show students how to use unchanging theological truth to assess every aspect of culture and history . . . past, present, and future.” -- David Noor, team member

To win your own subscription leave me a comment telling me at least ONE of the 10 plagues that God put on Egypt.  Drawing will be held be noon on Monday so that you will have enough time to set up for the first session.    The sessions will be archived and subscribers will have access.  A DVD will also be made after the completion of the trip.  I am looking forward to learning more about Egypt with my family over the next few weeks with this group of young filmmakers.


homeschooldawn said...

Ooo...I'm so glad I found your blog. I would love to do this with my sons.

God sent a plague of frogs.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kimarie @ The Cardamoms Pod said...

One of the 10 plagues was the waters turning to blood.

I and my five oldest would love to do this!

Amy said...

God sent a plague of boils.
Thanks for this give away!

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