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Archive for the ‘Homeschool’ Category

When marksmenship met history – Appleseed Report.

We had an excellent time at Appleseed this weekend! I would strongly encourage anyone interested in American history and that loves to shoot to attend one of these events. Just go to their website at www.appleseedinfo.org  to learn more about this great program.

Unfortuantly, none of my group (Benjamin, Isaac, Ethan, nor myself) made Rifleman; but we learned a lot and will be better prepared next time.

My best score was an 180 on the AQT (Army Qualification Test), which would equal a Sharp Shooter (Appleseed Qual -25 meter targets) according to the chart. Lessons learned: I noticed my rear sight (TSR200) was loose when we was done and I was putting the rifle back in the case. This was a rookie mistake which I should have notice right away, as my groups was getting inconsistent. Next time I’ll use Loctite on the base screws :) . I may also, try using a scope next time, because my eyes are getting old and that bottom row of the AQT was a little fuzzy and hard for me to see.

Benjamin, Isaac, and Ethan all qualified “Marksman” (Army Qual) according to the chart. They too, had lesson learned stories and will continue to improve based on them. The skills and history learned during this event is something that they will always remember and make them better American citizens.

Hat’s off to those who made rifleman: Ben H, Jim S, Chris P (not me), and Bill S (who is now going to be an instructor in training). Huzzah!!

Click here to see (and read) the after action report > http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=44632.0

Now, we (my clan) will continue practicing the skills (trigger control, getting NPOA, breathing, etc) learned and be ready to get that Rifleman Badge next time :) .

The history taught was based on the book “Paul Revere’s Ride” (see below). They told us some great stories about some real patriots, that I have not heard before! Click here to learn more about the “Three Strikes” that they taught us - Three Strikes

At the end of the AQT’s – TJ (the shoot boss) let us shoot his M1 Garand! See Isaac shooting it below for the very first time! All the instructors where great – and we really appreciated how well they worked with the youth.

Give me a call if your interested in attending this event. I’ll do my best (although I’m not a rifleman- yet) to help you prepare and get some equipment ready that you will need. We can order any firearm you would like to use including the Liberty Training Rifle (Marlin 795 with tec sights), which is designed just for this event.

 

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The Auschwitz Escape!!

Another great novel by Joel Rosenberg! I highly recommend this novel to anyone, and will make it available for my children to read. Inspired by true stories, this novel brings the horrors of the holocaust alive to the reader so they can grasp the true evil of the Nazi regime and hopefully be inspired to prevent future genocides from happening.

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Noah the Movie

Be sure to watch Noah the Movie presented by Living Waters!

 

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Economics for Everybody with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr

This economics series is a must have for every American home! I was very impressed with how well they showed the different economic worldviews and then showed the results of those worldviews in action throughout history. The path to true economic recovery is first repentance and then following the Biblical principles of economics laid out so very well by Dr Sproul in this study. I highly recommend this study – in fact I’m going to make my kids watch it at least once a year :) !  For club members – add 24 bonus points to your Qual card upon completion of this course.

 

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Pyrrhic Victory or Thermopylae

Another great commentary by Allen West!

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“Evolution Vs. God” the movie

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Men of Grit

Check out this new fiction series for young men by Vision Forum.

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D-Day

 

This was the most important day in the past 70 years. To truly understand the significance you must understand the consequences and the understand the the consequences you must understand the pure evil of the Nazi worldview. Click below for one of the best resources for understanding D-Day that I have ever seen!


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Act Like Men

“Act Like Men” will be our summer theme for the Patriots Club. Click below to hear a great interview from the Director of the DVD below on Generations with Vision radio. > http://generationswithvision.com/radio-broadcast > Go to Apr 11th broadcast.

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Monumental

Be sure to check out Monumental tonight if possible.

4 bonus points on your Qual Card!!

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