Weekend giveaway: $175 package from A Thomas Jefferson Education

A Thomas Jefferson Education

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by a resource that has completely changed the way my family home educates for the better–A Thomas Jefferson Education (also known as TJEd).

“TJEd” or “Leadership Education” is a philosophy and methodology that supports personalizing education for each child’s age, gifts and learning style.

Its focus on the 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning really reduce stress and magnify inspiration.

One of the tools we provide is This Week in History–a daily resource that brings your homeschool or classroom to life!

This Week in History

Whatever you want to learn, whatever there is to teach, it starts with history…

With a subscription to This Week in History, recently named by Homeschool.com as one of the top curricula of 2013, each day’s resources are an adventure in math, science, language skills, geography, current events, the arts and so on – all tied to events in history.

For just $9.99 per month, you have the world of learning available to help you lead and inspire your students to explore, learn and excel!

This Week in History is provided as a weekly online bundle of resources that you can access in either of two ways:

  • On the dedicated blog feed at TJEd.org
  • Via an email sent directly to your inbox

The content is searchable by date, topic and key word, and the whole year’s archive can be accessed by subscribers at any time.

Of all the things you’ll spend $10 on each month, This Week in History is not only a great value, but a time saver and a worry eliminator.

This Week in History:

  • relieves fear, stress and burnout
  • energizes your homeschool
  • fills in the gaps
  • cultivates cultural literacy
  • facilitates state or provincial compliance
  • correlates resources for co-ops, classrooms and family learning
  • harnesses the power of technology in a classical leadership education
  • harmonizes with Unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Trivium/Quadrivium, IEW, eclectic, etc.
  • delivers new ideas and areas of learning to you and your child
  • instigates discussions and projects that expand wisdom and understanding
  • connects the subject areas–from music to math, from geography to world religions, from hobbies to science projects, etc.
  • motivates you and your students to greater excellence
  • empowers you to mentor your students in the classics
  • enlivens the 7 Keys of Great Teaching
  • activates the Phases of Learning

…so you can “Inspire, not Require.”

Today’s giveaway:

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One Simple Homeschool reader will win the following:

a full year’s subscription to This Week in History (a $120 value); PLUS the following books (valued at over $50) shipped to you:

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post, answering this question: How old are your children and why do you want them to have a passion for history?

(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click over to the blog to leave your comment!)

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

For an extra entry, “Like” Thomas Jefferson Education  and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment here letting me know you’ve done so!

Special Offers

* Simple Homeschool Bundle

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The Simple Homeschool Bundle is your best way to get off the educational Conveyor Belt and bring the principles of Leadership Education into your heart and home.

This bundle includes the following:

  • 7 Keys Certification Complete 4 Levels
    • 7 Keys Introduction and Overview
    • (4) Study Guides (1 for each level)
    • (8) Audio Trainings (12 hours audio content)
    • (5) PDF e-books
  • A Thomas Jefferson Education (PDF, 208 pages)
  • Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning (PDF, 317 pages)
  • Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens (PDF, 162 pages)
  • The Student Whisperer (PDF, 156 pages)
  • A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion (PDF, 251 pages)
  • “Core and Love of Learning Seminar Highlights” (zip file, mp3 content ~4 hours)

Normally priced at $199, you can get the entire bundle for just $42 with the coupon code “SIMPLEBONUS13”

* Mentoring in the Classics with Oliver DeMille

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This new offering is ideal for adults, youth, parents, book groups, Commonwealths, teacher training – anyone who’s ready to experience the classics with master mentor Oliver DeMille as your guide!

Our goal with this product is to help as many people as possible to get into the classics. And for a limited time, our friends from Simple Homeschool have arranged for you to get this subscription at 1/2 the regular rate – for as long as you subscribe.

Normally $20 per month, subscribe now and get this amazing content for just $10 per month

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. My children are 11, 7, 5, 2 and 7 mos. I want them to be well-read and to know and love history so that they will understand their past and be prepared to face the future. And besides, history is amazingly FUN to study!! :) Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!

  2. My boys are 9 and 4-the 9yo already has a passion for history which I love to feed, and want to see it kindled in the little guy too!

  3. My kids are 14, 12, 11, 10, 7, 4, and 2. History is a compilation of all our individual stories; I ache for my children to get a sense of the wonder of all human beings through all time, to find their own place, to love their own stories, and to see that their own stories will affect the future.
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  4. my twins are 9 and being a history major, history is foundational for us!

  5. My kids are 7, 3, and 1 and I want them to have a love of history because a knowledge of the past is so important when it comes to the future! I want them to be well read and aware of history so that the bad parts don’t repeat and they can take lessons from those who have gone before.

  6. My children are 9, 10 & 11. I have seen a love for history blossom in them this school year. I look forward to seeing that love grow.

  7. My kids are 7 and 5. We love history :) I want them to have a passion for this topic, as it is so central to many other issues.

  8. P.S. I have liked Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook :)
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  9. My daughters are 5 & 2. History…the past…teaches us valuable lessons about ourselves. We can see social changes, human characteristics in regards to facing and resolving conflicts, innovation and industrialization. We learn patterns of religion of mental and spiritual growth. We can learn from the mistakes and the perserverence of our ancestors. History even gives us a glimpse into the future as it seems like things in life always come full circle.

  10. Lydia Hostetler says:

    My children are ages 14, 11, 10 and 5. They already have a love for history. I made sure they got it! I love history. We can always learn more..

  11. Rhonda c says:

    My boys are 3 and 8. History repeats itself…and it’s their future so I want to give them a passion for history.

  12. My children are 5, 7 & 9. I want to give them the opportunity to develope a love and excitement about history that I never had in my education. I feel like I missed out on so much in my own conveyor belt education and I am determined that the same will not happen to my children!

  13. SSawicki says:

    My children are 3 and 5 so we are just starting homeschooling. My husband and I both have a love for history and we want to share that passion with our children. I have also liked Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on FB as well for additional entries. Thank you!!

  14. I like Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook!!

  15. We have three boys – 8.5 yrs, 6.5 yrs, and 3.5 yrs. As an adult I have a deeper appreciation for history and understanding how what happened in the past influences us today. I want our boys to also have that appreciation and understanding, but from an earlier age.

  16. I like both Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on FB.

  17. I have a 13 year old. We are advocates of learning history and want our son to share in this. It is important to see where we have come from as a PERSON in your FAMILY in your COUNTRY and in the WORLD.

  18. Hi. My kids are 9 & 6 and I think history is SO important. How can we know where we are going if we don’t know where we come from?

  19. Crystal Price says:

    My children are 13, 12, & 9. I have been researching TJEd and have been wanting to try it out for some time now. I love that history is woven into every other subject. I want my children to learn more than facts about history but to truly understand the why about history. Learning and applying lessons from the past is essential in today’s world!

  20. My girls are 7 and 2. I’d like them to have a passion for history because I think knowing how and why things happened in the past can help us understand how and why people respond to events and happenings in the present.

  21. My children are 6 and 7. I find history fascinating! I never really liked it much when I was in (public) school, but I love learning everything I can now as an adult. I want my children to enjoy it as well. So many things make more sense now that I know a little history. :)

  22. I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  23. My daughters are 20, 16, 14, and 11. I homeschool the three younger ones. However, all of them enjoy history. I think having this opportunity will enhance the other areas they aren’t so fond of such as math and science.

  24. My daughter is 18 months. Our whole family loves history. I’m just starting to look into homeschooling.

  25. What an amazing give-away. Looking forward to delving more into the material!

  26. Our children are 6 and 4. We’ve been learning about Leadership Education and putting it into practice for the past few years thanks to your blog Jaimie. It fits right into our home. The belief that we are standing on the shoulders of giants resonates for us and why we would love this pkg.

  27. My children are 7, 3 and 4 months. We love history because it is HIS story — I love learning right alongside with my 7 yr old as we read living books and can see God’s hand throughout the entirety of time. History is an amazing part of “school” and I’m so grateful to be able to teach my children through living books, keeping that spark alive and fed!

  28. my children are 3 and 6. I want them to be passionate about learning, passionate about asking questions and looking for answers. I want them to be constantly looking for new ways to do things and new ideas.

  29. Lorianne Stogsdill says:

    My children are 7, 4 and 2. My husband and I both love history, we live in Virginia where there is tons of history to be learned about, so we want our kids to love it as much as we do! I also love the idea of a classical education and TJed, and I plan on using that method next school year! This would be a perfect bundle for me!!

  30. I am already a fan of TJED on FB amd Simple Homeschool!

  31. Heather W says:

    My kids are 4 and 7. Last night the 7y/o was memorized by a documentary about King Tutt. I can’t wait to fill her with a rich knowledge of history.

  32. 11, 8, 5. History of where we have been steers the future!

  33. Christina says:

    My children are 6, 4, 2, and baby. I want them to love history because they can see God’s sovereignty over it all.

  34. Christina says:

    I like Thomas Jefferson education and simple homeschool on Facebook.

  35. Catherine says:

    Thank you Jamie! My daughter is 11. Due to your recommendations, I’ve been interested in purchasing TJ for next year. I would like my daughter to have a passion for history because it gives us the greatest opportunity to feel grounded in our world based on how we got here. I find studying history chronologically gives us such a great perspective on where we are today. Studying the important people who have shaped history provides one of the best backdrops for learning about character and spirituality. Studying the sweeping epochs shows our human evolution (or sometimes our lack of evolution). I hope my daughter can feel confidence in herself and the future by understanding our past.

  36. My children are 8, 6 and 3 and I missed a lot of history when I was in school. I don’t want history to repeat itself–my or the world’s history!
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  37. I like TJed on FB!
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  38. I like Simple Homeschool on FB!
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  39. Our children are 14, 12, 10, and 8 and they are all very interested in History. Living in the Historical Triangle in Virginia has opened their eyes to American History and we are so fortunate to have so much of it in our backyard. TJ Ed. would be a wonderful addition to our ever growing library of homeschool resources. Thank you so much for hosting such an amazing give-a-way.

  40. My kids are still young — age 6 and 2 — and I want to get them interested in history because there are so many life lessons to be learned from the past. I love the look of Thomas Jefferson education and am curious to learn yet more!

  41. Jennifer P says:

    A whole bunch of kids from 4 to age 16. History? You need to know where you’ve been to see where you are going! I have been shocked over the years how much I was NOT taught about history when I was in school.

  42. My kiddos are 5, 3, and 6 months. We’re just getting started! I think learning history is so, so important so that we can apply other’s experiences/mistakes to our current situations because, you know, “history repeats itself.”

  43. My kids are 5 & 2. History is just so fascinating and my 5 yo has really taken an interest in our past presidents.

  44. I’ve liked both page too!
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  45. Liked TJ Ed and simple homeschool on fb

  46. My children are 11, 8, 8. I want them to have a passion for history for two reasons. One, because I never did and I think it hampered my education. Second, because history is so important for understanding the world and for gaining wisdom for the future.

  47. Jennifer P says:

    Liked both on fb!

  48. My kids are 15, 13, 11, and 8. I want my kids to learn history so they have a sense of the big picture and can put events in their context. What a fun way to explore history!

  49. My kids are 11, 8, 6, and 4. They already love history. I want them to be able to appreciate the people who have gone before us and know the sacrifices many of them made for the future. It’s important to me that my children know the true stories of American heros, especially our founding fathers.

  50. Liked both on FB- already had actually!
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  51. I’d like our 6- and 4- year old to have a good understanding of history so they can understand the great and not-so-great choices people before us have made, and how they can build upon great foundations in their own lives.

  52. Our children are 7, 5, 3, and 1. There is much to learn from history and it keeps things in perspective.

  53. I have kids ages 3-8! We love history here! I think history is so important because it is the foundation of where and who we are. I want my kids to know the backstory of the world so they can appreciate how far we come, and also use it as a tool to look forward to our future. This looks wonderful!

  54. My kids are 10, 9, 6. I want them to have a passion for history so they can know our past and better enjoy where we are today.

  55. And I like simple homeschool on facebook.

  56. My oldest, almost 7, has taken a liking to history already. I am always looking for new curriculums for him that perpetuate this love of history.

  57. My kids are 6 and 10. They already love history from our work with The Story of the World and other great books but another mom-tested resource sounds great. Thanks!

  58. Jeanette says:

    My children are 16,13,&4. We have had opportunity to view the drastic changes in today’s Common Core agenda to re-write History and it is alarming!! I believe it is vital to learn from history but if that history has been manipulated, as a country making progress will be hindered. It is also a blessing to know how our country was formed and the world for that matter, in a truthful way.
    Thanks for all you do!

  59. My children range in age from 14 down to 2. History is very important because of the lessons it can teach us – both in the good and the bad – in the things that work and in the things that don’t. I want my children to be familiar with people who made a difference, and to be encouraged that people can and do change the course of history.

  60. I like both TJ Ed and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  61. My children are 4 and 7 and they already enjoy hearing stories about historical events. I want their passion for history to grow because history teaches us so much about character, leadership and courage. Reminds me of the C.S. Lewis quote “Since it is so likely that children will encounter cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”

  62. My kids are 6, 9, 11, and 13. We study history because it makes everything so much more interesting. If life is like a fugue and you can’t recognize the themes, then everything just sounds like a bunch of notes.
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  63. Christi brown says:

    My kiddos are 11, 8, and 5. Our most favorite thing to learn is history. I cam always get the kids to sit and listen to what has happened in our past!

  64. Haley Larsen says:

    My children are ages 7, 5, 3, and 1. I think learning through history is a great way to learn because it is inspiring to hear stories from peoples lives and so they can learn from the mistakes of the past and build on their strengths.

  65. My children are 11 and 13. I want them to love history so they can better understand current events and culture as well as other cultures.

  66. Adrienne Haws says:

    My children are 9,8,6,4,3,1 and I want to instill in them a love and understanding of history because without a clear understanding of history, we can’t have a bright future. I “like” tjed and simple homeschool. :)

  67. I have kids. 22,19,17,15,11,8,3 and I love for them to learn about history because they should know the people and events that shaped their world

  68. My children are 7 and 8 and I want them to have a passion for history because I did growing up and it has enriched my life so much! We all can learn valuable lessons from history that benefit our present day lives.

  69. Rachael Travis says:

    My children are 9, 7, 4, and 16 mos. I believe it is important to have a good grasp of history for the purpose of wisdom. What has been done in the past, whether good or bad, determines our future, teaches us valuable lessons, and urges us to make good decisions.

  70. I already follow the Facebook pages

  71. I also “liked” Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on FB. :)

  72. Amy Roberts says:

    My children are ages 3, 6, and 8. We love learning history, but I think it is very important to know history and how God deals with His people through a historical standpoint. You cannot even understand Biblical prophecy without a knowledge or love of history.

  73. All girls ages 13, 11, and 4. I want my kids to know history so they understand the real people of our past. They can understand other people by knowing about other cultures and events.

  74. Amy Roberts says:

    My children are ages 3, 6, and 8. We love learning history, but I think it is very important to know history and how God deals with His people through a historical standpoint. You cannot even understand Biblical prophecy without a knowledge or love of history. – See more at: http://simplehomeschool.net/tjed/comment-page-2/#comment-120167

  75. My children are 13, 11, and 8. I want them to learn about history because I really belive that if we do not learn from the past, we will repeat the mistakes of others. I’ve also always had a love of history and a fascination regarding the people who have gone before us.

  76. Shannon Roberts says:

    I have four children: 12, 10, 6 & 2. I would love my children to have a leadership education so they can be leaders in our future. I want them to also have a grasp on current events & history so they can learn from great leaders as well learn from poor leaders (don’t repeat bad decisions).

  77. Shannon Roberts says:

    I like Thomas Jefferson Education on FB

  78. We have 11, 9, 7, 5, & a 2 yr old. History is one of the most important topics because you have to learn from the past to live in the future :)

  79. Shannon Roberts says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  80. Aimee Porter says:

    My homeschooling children are 6, 9, 13, and 17. This quote from William McNeill sums it up for me, “the changing perspectives of historical understanding are the very best introduction we can have to the practical problems of real life”. I want history to be an integral part of my childrens lives so that they may use it’s applicable lessons in their futures. Plus, I was a history major in college and I love sharing my passion with them:)

  81. Aimee Porter says:

    I follow Simple Homeschool on Facebook as Aimee Roberts Porter.

  82. Aimee Porter says:

    I follow Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook as Aimee Roberts Porter.

  83. I have 4-almost 5-year-old twins. History has always been a favorite subject of mine and I hope my children will think the same. The study of history, both the good and bad, is necessary in learning from mistakes that were made, but also to see the good that was done and learn from that.

  84. Lee Urling says:

    My children are 15, 12, 9, 6 and 18months. I would like to light the fire in my children and help them see how interesting History can be. There is so much to learn from the past and so many great men and women that we can admire and learn from.

  85. Kristin S says:

    Our boys are 6, 12, and 14. They have a love for history. We want our children to understand and learn from the victories and failures of others. The greater a foundation of wisdom we can give them, the greater the impact they will have on this world for God’s glory.

  86. My kids are 2, 4 and 5, just starting out. We teach them only basic history right now because of their age, but it is important for them to know where we, as a people, came from to learn from past mistakes and successes to build themselves an amazing future.

  87. Kristin S says:

    Liked Thomas Jefferson Education on FB.

  88. Ashley Taylor says:

    I have a 10 year old daughter and I would like her to have a passion for history because of all the interesting people and things that happened in history.

  89. I like the TJED facebook page

  90. Kristin S says:

    Liked Simple Homeschool on FB.

  91. I liked the Simple Homeschool Facebook page.

  92. I already follow both FB pages.

  93. My son is 6 years old. I want to support a passion for history because I can already see the fascination he has in it. I want to support that fascination and use it to his advantage to learn other things such as reading and writing. What I don’t want is for it to get turned into forced memorization that kills the passion!
    I “LIKE” TJEd and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    Thanks for all you do!

  94. My children are 13 and 11 and I want them to have a passion for history as the world we live in was created by decisions and events that happened generations before us, and by understanding that, we can make better decisions for our future.

  95. What a wonderful giveaway!! My son is 10. Its so hard to make history come alive. It can be boring to kids. I love history. This sounds very good. Thank you for having this giveaway!!

  96. Teresa Han says:

    I have young children; 6, 4, and 1. I personally love history. In today’s world, I want them to receive the truth about history so that they can impact the world around them.

  97. I have been looking at this for some time and this would be a great way to try it out and see if it is a good fit for our family. Thank you for offering.

  98. My children are 3, 6, and 9. I long to share with them the history of our world to inspire them to new possibilities, new greatness. To help them to learn that all things are possible with Christ who gives us strength – that there is grace for mistakes and hope for a future no matter the fall. I want them to learn through history that it’s good to take risks and stretch their faith. To learn from history that life is more than just their story but how the world can be impacted by the movement of one.

  99. I also “Like” Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. :-)

  100. Melissa E. says:

    My oldest is 4, and we live just down the street from Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. My son is fascinated that a president used to live there! I want my children to learn from history, and become leaders in whatever they do.

  101. Holli Ballard says:

    10 and 7. I am very lucky that they already have a great love of history and enjoy learning about and with it.

  102. Renee Moore says:

    My daughters, ages 14 and 11, love history! We feel it’s so important for our children to learn about those who have gone before them.

  103. Samantha says:

    My daughters are 9, 7, and 3. It is my desire to show them how fascinating history can be by making it come alive for them with quality recourses like those offered through TJE.

  104. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB

  105. Samantha says:

    I have “liked” both pages.

  106. I liked Thomas Jefferson Education on FB

  107. Erin Jorgensen says:

    My kids are 4, 3, and 1 and we are just gearing up for homeschooling. We have researched TJED and realize how important it is to use history and reading to develop a love of learning. History is a such an important way of learning as we learn through others experiences!

  108. Renee Moore says:

    I have liked both Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool on FB.

  109. Erin Jorgensen says:

    And I’ve liked both groups on FB!:)

  110. Lee Urling says:

    I “liked” Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  111. My kids are 9, 7, and 3. A solid understanding of history provides a framework for life and their place in history. We keep a timeline of events in our house.

  112. I like both groups on Feb!
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  113. I have two boys ages 7 and 4. At this point more older son is going to charter school which uses a classical education base fortunately. I see a time in the probably not too far future that homeschooling may be our only option for a quality education for them. I started reading a library copy of A Thomas Jefferson Education and love it. I would love to win my own copy and want to implement this at home to help further what my son is learning at school now.

  114. I “liked” both TJE and Simple Homeschool on FB!
    Thanks!
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  115. My homeschooled kids are 9 and 3. I want them to love history because if they have an understanding of the world and people beyond their direct experience they can use it to promote unity and make the world a better place for everyone.

  116. Cira jones says:

    My children are 3 and 6. And my 6 year old loves history – we are always looking for more places for him to learn from

  117. I liked Thomas Jefferson Education on FaceBook. I already like Simple Homeschool :)

  118. My daughter is 13 and my sons are 11, 9, and 7. I struggle with getting them excited about history so it has taken a back seat to other courses. As an adult, I now realize how important history is in our everyday lives. My hope is, for them, through history, they will understand the value of knowing that what is occurring today in our world is a direct result of the past. Your curriculum will aid in that endeavor!

  119. yalisha case says:

    My kids are 14, 8, 5, and 1. I’ve been really intrigued in TJE, especially for high school, which we’re starting in the fall! Understanding history is so important for the depth of understanding of our own time and place that comes only with knowing how the threads of time are woven into now. When you understand history you understand both that you are not the first or most important person, AND that one person with courage and faith can change the world.

  120. Our Children Are13,11,9,7,5,3,1 And #8 This Fall.
    I Want Them To Have A Passion For History, Cause Unless WeSpend Time In It We are Bound To Have History Repeat It’sSelf, And My Children Have TO much Genius In Them N I See Their Great Missions Ahead Of Them And How They Will Help With Revolutionizing Around Them And Impact The World That I Can’t Afford To Be Mediocre About It. I Have Had An InterestE In History Myself N Never WaS Encourages, Rather Discouraged From Following Learning,So I Guess I Am Living An Unfulfilled Dream Of Mine And Am Including Them In It Too. I Am Raising The Next Generation Of Leaders N I Want To Stand Before God And Be Able To Say “I Did My Personal Best!” That That Means A Lot Of Work On My Part But It’s Definitely Worth It!

  121. Elaine Satterfield says:

    My daughter is 10 and is the baby of 8 , all married now except her. Our home school journey is new, just 6 months, and I am looking for the next step to creating the best education for her. I feel history is important so we can learn from others mistakes and triumphs, giving us a better sense of who we want to become.

  122. The little ones in our lively household are 11, 9, 5, 2, and 1. History is a subject that helps our children define our cultural identity and promotes understanding of others. I am new to homeschooling. I’m currently not teaching using TJed, but researching it and would love to start incorporating the ideas into how I teach.

  123. I like both pages on Facebook.

  124. My children are 5 and 2. My husband and I share a love of history that we want to be able to pass on to our children. We want them to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped our world and then take them to those places to see what they have learned about first hand. We do not a have a history program that my daughter likes, yet. I have been lurking on the TJE site for a while, but was unable to make the financial commitment. Winning one would certainly be a blessing to our family!

  125. My children are ages 10, 8, and 4. A solid foundation in history is important in our children’s education because it is crucial in avoiding repetition of societal mistakes made in the past. I have liked both Facebook pages as well.

  126. I “liked” both sites

  127. 10, 9 and 5 and I want them to enjoy and understand history, not just memorize facts.

  128. My children are 2, 5 and 13 . I want them to be passionate about history do the will be inspired to learn and live.

  129. Jaime snider says:

    My kids are 7,5, and 1. I want them to learn to love history so that they will learn the lessons the past has to teach us and develop new ideas for their futures.

  130. I liked both pages

  131. I want my kids, 8 and 5, to love history, because going to public school, I never learned to.

  132. Jaime snider says:

    I like TJEd and simple homeschool on Facebook.

  133. My kids are 7, 5, almost 2 and 7 months.

    We are already lovers of history in our home. I think it’s vital for our kids to know our past so they can truly embrace the future – learning from the victories and failures of those who have gone before us.

  134. Maxine Nunez says:

    My kids are 9, 8, 5, and 3 months. The two oldest already love history. It’s giving them an understanding of the world, where they and others they meet came from, and how far reaching our choices can be. Learning about the past has helped them understand the future and I would love to integrate these ideas more into their homeschooling.

  135. Anjeanette says:

    11, 9, 6, and 3. History is so rich and interesting, yet so many people find it boring. That is so sad! My children love learning about history and I want that love to continue on!! This program looks amazing!

  136. My son is 8. I want him to have a passion for history because it is what has made this world into the place he lives in today. History will help him to understand why things are how they are, and where we are going and what he can do to make things better for future generations.

  137. My children are 7, 3, and 1. History is such a important part of education for my children however many think it is boring or outdated. I want my children to enjoy history and have a desire to travel to places where historical events happened. For them to know that history is a big part of who we are today and where we have come from.

  138. Laura Layton says:

    12 yr. old son. I would love for him to be involved in politics (not for a profession but for a Christian young man wanting to shape our country) and I feel this study would help him understand our country and will help him develop godly leadership skills that will help him in whatever “job” her pursues.

  139. I’ve “liked” TJ Ed and Simple Homeschool on FB for a long time now! :-)

  140. Laura Layton says:

    I had already liked TJEd and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  141. my oldest is 7 and a half…our passion for history comes from the fact that history is first of all stories. stories that have the power to excite, inspire, and spur us on.
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  142. My kids are 2, 8, 10, and 11, and we use history as our central subject, so I’d love to learn more about the TJ method! I love the concept of inspiring rather than requiring!

  143. i’ve liked both TJEd + SH on facebook (kortney michelle over there)
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  144. My children are 13, 10 and 6. I would love for them to have a passion for history because there is so much to learn from it – what has worked for certain groups of people, how they lived off the land, how civilizations lived and learned and in some cases perished. There are just so many interesting stories and events! This would be an awesome package to win!

  145. I, too, have liked both pages on FB! Thank you!

  146. My daughter is 13 and loves history. We need to know and understand the past and how it impacts today and tomorrow!

  147. my kids are 17d,15d,twin6b,4b, and2b. history is a family passion.

  148. i have liked simple homeschool and TJED on facebook(about 1 year ago for both lol–couldn’t homeschool without either one :)

  149. My girls are 6 and 4. I LOVE history (when it’s taught well) and want my girls to enjoy it. I’d so much rather they learn from the past, than make unnecessary mistakes.

  150. I’ve likes both Facebook pages, too!
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  151. Melissa Wolfe says:

    6, 8, 12, and 15. I want my children to love history because I know that only by understanding the past can they help create a better future.

  152. Tracy Harvey says:

    I have a 5 year old that loves learning history things. I would be ecstatic about winning this for him. :)

  153. 9,8,5,and 2. My children love learning about history thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder :). I think it’s important to understand our past, developing a connection to it and the decisions made can only benefit us in our future

  154. I am a fan on FB

  155. Michele Bristow says:

    This is a very exciting giveaway!!
    “The delicate fabric of the civilization into which the successive are woven has unraveled, and children are raised, not educated….” Oliver DeMille
    Now is the time to raise leaders!
    “Our Freedoms can be lost; and it is only in post-Declaration of Independence America that we dought it.” Oliver DeMille
    I just finished “A Thomas Jefferson Education” And just started homeschooling my 9yr old last fall and next fall I will add my 7 yr old. (And soon my 2yr old) Im so excited for this journey. This book has really helped me on how to be a good mentor and student to my children. I think a TJEd is a great curriculum and I hope more people discover this program. Thank you for adding awareness through this giveaway!

  156. Whitney Owens says:

    My children are 7,9 20. My goal is to give my children a passion for all learning in general. not just to give them a fil in the blank education. i want them to be life long learners with a passion for learning. Also I want them to have a passion for history because its our heritage and there is so much to be learned fom looking into the past.

  157. Jenny Scott says:

    My children are 12,11,11,10,8,7. I believe it’s important to teach them to love history because there is so much they can learn. To know what others have done to get us where we are now. They can learn from the good so we can focus on getting back to that. And learn from the not so good so we won’t repeat it. I am raising the next generation. What if they want to be in politics they need to know what has happened from then till now. I also want to make it real to them, not just reading about something that has happened but how did those actions of the few change everything. For them to realize that it only takes a few brave people to stand up.

  158. My kids are 8,4 & 2. You need to know where the world has been and the mistakes we’ve made to be able to help where it will go. You can’t know yourself unless you know what has shaped you. History is essential :)

  159. My daughter is 11. We have always been studying history. We love love history and would look forward to having more history enrichment! We are all a part of history in the making.

  160. My children are 5 &3 (nearly 6 &4). I want them to love history because I don’t and I need HELP!

  161. Maren Hildum says:

    My kids are 5 1/2 and almost 3 and I want them to have a passion for history because they will be unable to decide the best course of action for their futures without knowing their past. Learn from mistakes people have made in the past to make wise decisions in the future.

  162. I already like Simple Homeschool on FB and have now liked Thomas Jefferson Education.
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  163. Yvette Edwards says:

    My daughters are 7 and 9. I think that history is so important for them to enjoy. It is our heritage-where we come from, it is our guide to do better, it is our map to learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before us, it is our connection to those who have shaped our land into a place we are proud to live! I hope to instill in my kids not just a passion for history but a pride in our country so they can make a difference in today’s world!

  164. Maxine Nunez says:

    I like Simple Homeschool and TJE on Facebook.

  165. Darcy Garwood says:

    Would LOVE to get this for my 8yr old!

  166. Our children are ages: 10, 8, 7, 5
    I want them to have a passion for history because I never did.

  167. Bobbi Posey says:

    11,10,8, and 6. History is so interesting, you learn about cultures and how they were formed, learn about people, geography, history is so important! I would love to win this as I am very much interested in TJed but just can’t afford it right now!

  168. Darcy Garwood says:

    I’m a fb fan too!

  169. 14, 10, & 2. I want my children to value and have a passion for history so that they can be well informed about, and a true appreciation of, the world around the. To know the past will help bring about a better future.

  170. Bobbi Posey says:

    I already “like” both TJed and Simple homeschool on FB!

  171. Heather Y says:

    My kids are 13, 11, and 6 and I could say something noble about how it’s important to understand our history so we don’t repeat our mistakes, but the more honest, though selfish, answer is that I want them to have a passion for it because it is one of my favorite subjects and it’s more fun to study together when we’re all excited about the topic.

  172. Kristina Best says:

    My sons are 6 & 11. My oldest likes history but the youngest doesn’t. I would love for them to have a passion for history like their father and I do. I think they should learn history so they won’t repeat it.

  173. My kids are 10, 8, 6 and 4. I want my children to learn of the amazing people who did so much so that we could have what we do today.

  174. Kristina Best says:

    I liked Thomas Jefferson Education on FB.

  175. Kristina Best says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  176. My children are ages 9 and 12. They are already developing a passion for history because I am passionate about history. It tells us who we are, where we came from, and where we’re headed if we don’t learn lessons from our past. (For instance, we’re currently studying Hitler’s initial occupations of nearby countries and discussing similarities between it and the situation in Crimea today!) History has been our foundation for learning about the world – scientific discoveries, music, literature – so this resource sounds like the perfect fit for our family as we transition from the Love of Learning phase to the Scholar phase. (Yes, we’re already TJEd believers!) Thanks for introducing us to TJEd 4 years ago.
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  177. Monica McClellan says:

    My children are 11, 9, and 3. They already love history, and from our past we learn so much!

  178. Christy H says:

    My kids are 10, 7, 5 and 4. I would love for my kids to have a good grasp on history, so they will be aware of how our country should change and how it should stay the same.

  179. 3,4 and 6. I want to instill a love and passion for history in my children because understanding the past is what helps us understand the present.

  180. My husband and my children are ages 7, 11, and 17 (24, 26, and 28 married or away at college!) History is the fabric by which we craft the sails of tommorow! Let’s learn as much as we can to improve the world around us.

  181. 8, 6, and 1! History provides a foundation for understanding what we experience today and what the future holds. :-)

  182. Christy H says:

    I liked both pages on Facebook.

  183. Fawn Hoagland says:

    Fan on FB
    Comments on blog sites
    Would really appreciate winning this
    We love having our boys homeschooling
    We need a better curriculum now that I pulled them out of k12 ORVA

  184. My sweet babes are six and four. We’ve been dabbling in history with biographies. We read about historical figures and then add them to our on-going timeline. This is working for us currently, but I know there will come a time to make it a bit more formalized. Thanks so much!

  185. Like them both on fb!

  186. My kids are school age and I’d like them to have a good understanding of history so they can be prepared to understand what happens in the future and determine who is a good leader and what they can do.

  187. I like both of those Facebook pages.

  188. My kids are 7, 3, 2, and nearly here. 😉 I’d love them to have a passion for history…because I do! We love the variety of picture book/biographies our library has acquired. I had no idea about some of these most fascinating people and events!

  189. I have 6 children ranging in age from 28 to 15. I think it is vital for children to learn history and become part of it. Knowing the history of a nation, people, etc. creates and understanding that cannot come from any other way. Understanding why and how things come to be is helpful in future decision making. Learning who leaders are and why and how they led is vital in becoming a citizen. The list of why I want them to learn history is pretty much endless, and finding people who can help them have a passion for it is crucial as well. Reading “This Week in History” can help with that too I just realized…ah ha moment.

  190. I already “like” both the TJEd and Simple Homeschool FB pages. :)

  191. I already “like” Simple Homeschool and TJed on Facebook :)

  192. Kristina Myers says:

    I have a 17, 14, 10 and 6 year old. It is so important for us to learn history in order to truly understand what is going on in the world, and to help us not to repeat mistakes of the past. I especially think it is important to study the founding fathers and how they truly meant for this country to be. If you do, you will realize how far we have strayed from that vision, and how our freedom is being taken away from us little by little. We can’t stop evils like what happened with Hitler, and Communism if we don’t truly understand what happened, and how the people in that time actually embraced these ideas as being their salvation. We are now seeing the encroachment of Socialism and Communism in America, and people are too ignorant and blind to see it, perhaps because they have not studied the past and learned from it. I want my children to be the exception, and to grow up armed with knowledge and values, so they may stand up for liberty, and values, and fight against the forces of evil that seek to destroy.

  193. Olivia Ryan says:

    My children are 11, 9, 2, and 3 months. History is important to our children so they may know the failures and triumphs of the past generations. Without such knowledge wisdom is lacking.

  194. Olivia Ryan says:

    I have liked simply homeschool and Thomas Jefferson education. Thank you for this oppurtunity.

  195. Jill Frailey says:

    This is my first year homeschooling my 10-year old son and this curriculum looks wonderful. I want him to learn history namely because I feel like I retained so little from my schooling. So many points in history are fascinating and we don’t read enough of it.

  196. My boys are 6 and 7. I love history and enjoy sharing it with my boys.

  197. Julie archer says:

    5,4,2,6months. I want my children to be passionate about history so they know how to be part of the solution instead of the problem. Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. I want their heros to be those throughout history who changed the world with their strong character, ideas convictions and morals as opposed to actors and actresses.

  198. 9,7,4, 5 months. …kiddos love history thus far and think they would love this curriculum!!! History Helps them to be life long learner a. :)

  199. Julie archer says:

    I am a fan on facebook

  200. My son is 9 years old. History gives us the opportunity to see how people who have come before us think and how they lived. It shows us how we have overcome obstacles and tackled problems in the past. It teaches us ways we have changed and persevered over time. By looking at the past, it gives us ideas about how to move forward in the future, strength by seeing all that has been accomplished before us, and renewed hope for how great our tomorrow can be. We have the opportunity to learn from others mistakes in the past and to utilize what they learned so we may succeed in the future. Building a passion for history in our children can also build a passion for a brighter future.

  201. Elizabeth Charbonneau says:

    8, history is how we share our family story throughout the generations.

  202. I love history, and I want to share that love with my children. There is so much that they can learn from our rich history, and, considering the condition of our nation, it’s more important than ever that they learn from events that happened in the past.
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  203. Elizabeth Charbonneau says:

    The two pages have been “liked”

  204. I like Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.
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  205. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
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  206. My son is 6 and if I can find a way for him to love history that would make me a happy mom.

  207. Meghan Davis says:

    My kids are 8, 6, and 1. My oldest LOVES history and the idea that we could wrap in all the other subjects with something she already has a passion for is huge. I want all my kids to love learning and it all starts with looking at our past and learning from there.

  208. I love history. My father loved history and literature and he was always telling me stories about our families history and world history. The way he would tell me made it come alive. I’m trying to do the same thing with my kids, make it come alive through biographies and living books and also our families history.
    My twins are eleven.

  209. My homeschooled 9 year-old and her friends would delight in the TJEd offerings, as would I–thank you! Discovering patterns and details from the past helps inform us in the present so we can work towards a hope-filled future. It is fascinating to see how cycles repeat themselves and also to be able to identify lasting human issues in real people’s lives.

  210. Billie-Jo Ramirez says:

    When I was in school I absolutely HATED history. I now have a daughter in 7th grade who is struggling through this subject and I am the one who loves it. I wish for her to enjoy history now and believe she will appreciate it later in life. I wish I had a teacher who made it more enjoyable for me when I was young. My daughter is 13 years old.

  211. My boys are young 6,4, and 2. History has always been my favorite subject. This probably falls in the category of “you not them” for me since my boys are so little. I hope to inspire them with a love of great men, and women who stood up, and were true to themselves.

  212. Billie-Jo Ramirez says:

    I “liked” Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  213. I liked both the pages several months ago. I’m a TJed newbie, and a fan of yours.

  214. Stephanie says:

    My children are 6 and 11, and I want them to be passionate about history because it’s hard to see where to go if you don’t know from where you’ve come. Looking behind us to the people that have paved the way for us, and learning from their experiences is so valuable and important. ps I’ve liked both TJED and Simple Homeschool.

  215. Sarah Sandiford says:

    Liked both pages on fb.

  216. My children are 3,8,10,13. I would love to help them catch the vision and passion I have for history and could use a little day to day help.

  217. Sonja Smith says:

    My children are 29, 24, 14 and 6. They are all boys; however, I have only recently been introduced to homeschooling and am doing it with my youngest. I want all my children to have a passion for history because its important to me that they know and understand the great thinkers who came before them; to learn and understand mankind’s past mistakes and to not repeat them. I pray they will know how to think independently, to do what they love and make good contributions to the world.

  218. Liked Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook
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  219. My kids are, NB, 2, 4, and 6. My husband and I are both lawyers, but after graduating and passing the Bar Exam, I felt a strong calling to homeschool our kids. As lawyers, American history in particular is so important to us– I concentrated on the Constitution while in law school. I hope our kids will have a deep seated love of American history and jurisprudence, and will be as drawn to learning about and protecting the constitution as I have been :) plus I’ve been wanting to learn more about TJed since I first heard about it recently!

  220. Sarah Sandiford says:

    My kids are 9,8,5,4,&3. History is important bc its our heritage; where we’ve come from. “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

  221. Debbie Gibson says:

    I was excited to see this at the top of the page: Whatever you want to learn, whatever there is to teach, it starts with history… It’s kind of our family’s unwritten philosophy. Our family LOVES history, and I’m amazed at what my kids know about history that we’ve never taught them. They learn from books and conversation. This looks exciting!

  222. I liked TJE and Simple Homeschool on facebook!

  223. My kids are 17, 13, 10, 7, 4. We took a break from homeschooling the last few years because we had some family tragedies and I was completely overwhelmed, but we are ready to jump back in this year. I had always felt like I couldn’t find a method that worked for our family that brought out the giftedness of each kid and encouraged a love of learning. I feel like history is something we can learn from, and that is what we are working on…..learning from OUR history , I am determined to find what will work for us and bring out a love of learning! History is amazing and although I didn’t learn alot about it when I was in school, I have loved learning about it along side of my kiddos and want them to value the hard work and sacrifice of those who came before us . I want them to see how it applies to their lives and that THEY can make a difference in this world by learning from the mistakes of others and standing for what is right!

  224. I liked TJEd and like Simple homeschool on Facebook!
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  225. Brita Quella says:

    My children are 5, 6, and 8. I’m not a huge fan of History, but I think it’s because of how I was taught in public school. We are new to homeschooling and I would love for my children to love History. I think I might start to love it too. Thank you for sharing your passion.

  226. Crystal Price says:

    Liked TJEd & Simple Homeschool on FB.

  227. Kimberly Geletzke says:

    I’ve had the opportunity to see Oliver Demille speak. Amazing! I just started homeschooling my 7 year old son this year and would never turn back. I’m reading Thomas Jefferson Education now & eating it up! Thank you for this contest!

  228. My girls are 7 and 10. I want them to be interested in history because they need to know the good, the bad and the ugly of the human experience.

  229. I like simple homeschool

  230. I like TJED

  231. Jaime, thanks for this wonderful opportunity! My kiddos are 8, 6, 4, 2, and 3 mos (he doesn’t study history yet 😉 ) History is one of my favorite things to study so I’ve always loved sharing it with my kids. I think it’s one of the more interesting ways to help them see past the me-centered vacuum that today’s kids can easily fall into (mine included!) if we’re not careful and intentional about “linking” them to the greater community and the past. Thanks again!
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  232. Last year, to help my son with his fear of fireworks we explored the framing of the constitution. It was amazing to see my 4yo so very interested in Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

  233. Lawra Crabb says:

    My son is 7… my husband and I just made the decision to homeschool him, he is being failed by the public schools. We want our son to be passionate about learning and he just isn’t getting that from school. My husband and I are both passionate about history. My husband can rattle of facts for days. I would love our son to have a passion for history. There are so much important information to learn.

  234. I like simple homeschool

  235. Patrick Boulay says:

    My daughters are 4 and 2. History is a great way for children to learn to read; they learn comprehension, linearity, cause/effect, timelines, research, and all this while enveloping in an interesting, real-life event.

  236. I have always loved history, but my high school teacher made it so boring! History is important because it is HIS story, the narrative of how He works. And by studying it, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and most importantly, what mistakes not to make again. My kids are 20, 12, 10 and 8.

  237. Janet Bukenpas says:

    Sounds wonderful

  238. Liked Thomas Jefferson Ed on FB.

  239. Already like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  240. I liked both Simple Homeschooling and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

    I’ve been curious about TJEd. How long is the offer/coupon going to be valid for the $42 price? I want to read more about it and take my time, if possible.

    History is important because it teaches us about ourselves and makes us feel part of a bigger picture. When we connect with the past, we can begin to see ourselves as part of the future and recognize our place in a vast continuum of humanity. And, obviously… we don’t want to make the same mistake THAT guy did! :)

  241. My kids are 6 and 8 years old. I want them to learn about history because I think it is important for them to understand that people have not really changed over time and that their motivations are the same as ours. I think this is important because they will see that events in history can and will repeat themselves. It will also help them to understand people and give them a good background in human nature. All of this will give them the tools to not only get along with others, but to have a constructive voice in current social and political events for their entire lives.

  242. And because I can’t read instructions…

    one child, age 7

  243. My dad has always loved history and I have a great appreciation for it as well, and I want to pass that along to our children, 3 and 6!

  244. I have liked both your page and the Thomas Jefferson Education page on facebook :)
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  245. Tiffany Mason says:

    I love TJED! I want my kids to learn from the past to create a better future!

  246. 4 1/2! Growing up we moved so often that I had a rather poor education in history. I’d love to give the gift of a solid knowledge of history to my daughter.

  247. Michelle S says:

    My kids are 6, 5 and 5 months. I only started to realize the value and importance of learning about history as an adult. I would like my kids to learn how exciting and important our history is much sooner than I did because I think it will change their perspective on life and influence how they learn.

  248. Tiffany Mason says:

    I like both tjed and simple homeschool! My 2 favorite Facebook pages.

  249. My kids are 4, 2 and 4 months. I think history is so important because if we don’t learn from our past we will repeat mistakes in the future!

  250. My children at home 1 are 8, 6.5, 6. 4.5, & 1. Although they seen to enjoy the resources we are using for history, I don’t find much retention or connecting the learning to other thoughts. I’ve been thinking about trying something different.

  251. I like both pages on fb

  252. Our kids are 4-17. My husband and I were both publically educated and we knew we wanted something different for our kids. Our goal is to mentor them to know how to learn, to love learning, and to be passionate and courageous leaders. We believe there is nothing new under the sun, so learning from history is so important for our leaders. This curriculum bundle sounds amazing and I’d love to try it with them!

  253. I liked TJed and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thanks!

  254. Angie García says:

    My babes are 7, 5 and 3.
    We want them to love history, and this seems just perfect for them!

  255. My kids are 18 months-9 and I’m hoping they gain a love for history to learn from those who’ve gone before us.

  256. Kindra Jazwick says:

    My boys are 14, 12, 3, and 18 months. I want my children to have a passion for history because history is what makes us who we are today. I love history and learning how past generations lived. Without history you have no knowledge of the Constitution or The Declaration of Independence and why those things are so important to the country we live in. Nor do you have an understanding of what prompted them and why. In addition our culture is all defined and adapted from culture of the past. We continue some traditions by necessity but Most are to honor our heritage.

  257. I have ‘liked’ both Simple Homeschool and TJed on Facebook :)

  258. My children are 4-23, and I feel it’s important to have a knowledge of history in order to mindfully inform your present and shape your future.

  259. Christine says:

    My kids are 2 and 4. I want them to love learning and find their passion and mission in life.

  260. Christine says:

    I liked TJEd on facebook

  261. Also, I liked Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook. Thanks!

  262. I’d love it!

  263. I’m homeschooling my 6 kids. 4 of which are school aged. Thanks!

  264. Hi, my children are 8, 6, 4 and 1. I studied history at university and one of the things that drew me to home education was the thought of being able to go through it all again with my children! Ideally history (after the Bible) would be the cornerstone of our homeschool, but I’m not sure we’ve found the curriculum for us yet. The TJEd one sounds amazing!

  265. PS I don’t have a Facebook account and am quite happy without, but am gutted that I miss out on extra opportunities like this! I’d like it if I could 😉

  266. sandra tg says:

    My children are 12, 11 ,9, 7 and 4. Since we began homeschooling two years ago I have learned how beautiful and interesting history can be. I want tools to instill that belief in my children now. I don’t want them to learn how I did. History is more than memorizing dates!

  267. We’ve got a 7, 6 and 4 year old. They’re already fascinated by history and I hope to nurture this even more as they grow. I can use all the help I can get too!

  268. I “hated” (a word I used for few things) history while in school. It was my least favorite subject by far. My kids (ages 12-19) absolutely love history and it’s because I’ve never used a history textbook when teaching them. Btw….history is now my favorite subject. I cannot get enough of it.

  269. I “like” Simple Homeschool and TJEd on facebook.

  270. Our children are 5, 4 and 2. As a family, we find history fascinating, exciting and thought provoking. We are particularly interested in helping our children develop a world view that evaluates what’s happening today with lessons from the past and a deep understanding for how we got where we are and where we should go in the future.

  271. Also, I’ve already “liked” both pages. :)
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  272. My children are ages four, six, eight, and nine. I want my children to have a passion for history so their hearts and minds can be built upon pillars of wisdom who have gone before us, and so thay can help shape our future in such a way that future generations may avoid past blunders and/or effectively heal ones already being made.

  273. My boys are 4 and almost 6. I want them to learn about history because of that old adage, “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

  274. Our kids are 7 & 4. We want them to love history because we love history!!!

  275. My kids are 4 (almost 5), 3, and 1, and I want them to understand history because I want them to be able to look at current events within a broader context, so they can have a better place to evaluate what is going on in the world

  276. I have a 7 year old daughter and an almost born daughter. We homeschool because we believe in the classical model of education and history is one of the important foundations upon which we teach and learn..

  277. Sara Masarik says:

    What a great post! My chickadees are 3, 5 next month and 7 next month. We already love history because we have been using TJEd for a year and have enjoyed getting lost in historical classics. Connecting with history is central to our life because my husband and I want our children to understand that they are part of a wide and broad history of humanity. This moment in time is just that – a moment. By reading about pioneers and ancient Greeks and Old Testament heroes, we gain a richer appreciation for those things that are changeless in humanity and those things that bear the marks of being a created being. When we can relate to Caddie Woodlawn and Johnny Tremain and Esther, we can learn how to live well – as they did and how to live for something greater than ourselves.

    I have liked TJEd and Simplehomeschool on Facebook. I have also shared this great giveaway on my Facebook page.

  278. Also, I “liked” both pages on FB :)

  279. My little guys are 3 and 6. This give-away is awesome!! I’ve started reading about the TJEd education and am loving it (especially since lately I’m feeling a little lost in our curriculum). I have been telling myself over and over my son (my oldest) is only six so don’t sweat the curriculum so much at this level but, boy is that hard (by nature I am a worrier)!! I came across a TJEd education and had a light bulb moment!! My children love to hear stories and are fascinated by many of the children’s classics I’ve read to them. I want my children to love to learn and grow and I believe we need to know where we came from to do this.

  280. I liked TJEd and had already liked simple Homeschool on FB!!

  281. Stephanie says:

    My kiddos are 9 and 13. I am struggling with helping them to enjoy learning more. This could really help!

  282. Stephanie says:

    I also like both Simple Homeschool and TJEd on FB!

  283. I think it’s vital for my kids (13, 9, 6.5) to develop a passion for history because, imho, it is the best way to create informed humans and engaged citizens.

  284. Also, I already “like” Simple Homeschool, and now I “like” Thomas Jefferson Education too.

  285. Emily streeter says:

    My lovely children are 10,8,6,4,2. They submerge themselves in history given any chance. I would love to win this package because I would enjoy pulling a strand for a week from the weave of history. . .

  286. My kids are six and three and have gotten hooked on Liberty’s Kids. This would be great for my budding history buffs!

  287. Karen Briske says:

    I have 6 kids; 22, 19, 18, 15, 11, and 9.
    Children are the future and it is vital that they learn and understand their history. It is a duty to instill a passion for history so that children understand the greatness of past leaders on whose shoulders we stand today. We would also be lending credence to the monsters of generations past by allowing their atrocities to go forgotten, is tantamount to acquiescence. The words of George Santayana say it best “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

  288. Karen Briske says:

    I LIKED Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  289. Elisabeth says:

    My kids are two and four and they love stories. I want they to have a passion for history so they can help make a better world for the future.
    I already like simple homeschool on face book and am going to like Thomas Jefferson education now.

  290. My children are ages 9months – 10 years old. My husband and I want to help cultivate a love for learning all subjects, but especially history b/c it is His Story (God’s) and so important for understanding the present and shaping a better future. Don’t want to repeat past mistakes, want to learn from those that have gone before us .

  291. Also, liked both FB pages! thanks :)

  292. This sounds like a great way to get my 4, 2 and 6 month old excited about history as they become ready!

  293. My boys are 4 and 8. I want them to have a passion for history as it is the foundation if our lives!

  294. Angela Thull says:

    I also liked the Facebook pages of TJE and Simple Homeschool. Thank you!!!

  295. My kids are 3-17. I want them to know and love history because we can learn so much from the character of some historical figures. They are great role models.

  296. My kids are 4 & 1. As a public school teacher I always yearned to share my passions with my students and did so whenever curriculum and standards allowed it. It was very apparent that if I was passionate about something as their teacher/mentor, my love of learning became infectious. Now that I have kiddos of my own I’m ecstatic to share my passions with them, and history is one of them. I love what I’ve read about Thomas Jefferson Education so far and think it would be a great fit for our family as we start out on our homeschooling adventure. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

  297. I have a 12, 10 and almost two year old. History is very important in our homeschool because I’m a former public school history teacher! I would love to learn more about TJ Ed.

  298. Liked Simple Homeschool & TJE on Facebook :)

  299. Michelle G. says:

    I have four kids ages 17, 15, 9, and 8. I have always loved history. It is the story of us, who we are, and where we came from! I want my children to have that same knowledge and passion. For the past few months I have taken up studying our family history and seeing how and where it ties into not only the founding of our great nation, but into the history of the world has opened not only my eyes, but the eyes of my children as well. These stories make history come alive and teach us powerful truths as well. An education without history as it’s backbone is woefully incomplete.

  300. +JMJ+
    My children are ages 13, 8, 6, 5, 2 and 7 mo. I want them to have a passion for history because it is exciting, inspiring, and pulls all subjects together, allowing us to know why schooling matters!

  301. Michelle G. says:

    I liked both Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool on my Facebook page as well.

  302. Sandra Lance says:

    Our children are 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 3 & 2. We took the older kids out of public school 5 years ago & have not regretted it one bit!! At times it has been a struggle because they each have different strengths, likes, & learning styles, but that is the beauty of programs like TJED! I would love to add this resource to our learning library. :)

  303. My son is 11. I’m happy to say he’s enjoyed history forever and I want this to continue. History shows us patterns in humanity and cultivates self-awareness. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway–i’ve liked both sites on FB!

  304. History is so important to understand because it impacts where we are today. I would love to win this to supplement what we already use for history!

  305. My children are 11, 9, 8 years old. My children are at an age of discovery, discovering themselves and the world we live in. I feel that history is the beginning point that can blossom into a lifelong desire to learn, explore and to make a difference in the world. I would love to win this package so that I can be an amazing mentor to my boys.

  306. Melissa Wild says:

    My children are 15, 13, and 11. I want them to have a passion for history as it is the story of God’s faithfulness, provision, mercy, justice, and providence!

  307. This is a neat giveaway! I read a lil bit about TJEd a few months ago. Now I’m intrigued again. I have 4 kiddos aged 12, 11, 7 and 1. In order to know how to proceed on a healthy path in life we need to know what’s happened before us and how God was either welcomed in or set aside. We need to look back so we can move forward with confidence. I desire that for my children and myself, but get bogged down with all the details!

  308. I’d like another entry! I just liked the Facebook pages. Thanks!

  309. Amanda Mikula says:

    I am reading A Thomas Jefferson Education right now. It is a very insightful book. I have read a few of Oliver DeMille’s books and I have enjoyed them all so far. My children are 5, 7 & 9. We enjoy homeschool immensely and I would love to use This Week in History next year.

  310. My kids are 12, 10, 8, and 6. I’ve heard some folks call history, “HIS story”, as history really does show us God’s workings in the world. My hope for my kids as we study it together is that they will grab hold of this. I did not grow up loving the history I learned in public school, because it seemed boring to me as presented in textbooks and filmstrips, but now that I’m an adult and am homeschooling my kids, I know that it’s not only the content, but how it’s taught that makes such a huge difference.

  311. Just liked both web pages on Facebook.

  312. My daughter is 2. I believe history is the key to understanding how the world works so we know how to live in it

  313. Kelleigh Killen says:

    My sons are 5 and 3 but as we go through our presidents my oldest already asks who they are, what they did for our country, etc. How can we expect them to understand the present situations of the world if we don’t know where we came from. History is the ultimate story and ties it all together.

  314. Jen Schulz says:

    My kids are 11 and 12 – I want them to learn about the beginning of our nation, our founding fathers’ beliefs and vision for America, and how we can learn from the past to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

  315. My children are (almost) 5 and 3. I want them to have a love for history so they can understand this great big world and their place in it, and hopefully we will make a difference in this world.
    Amanda MacB’s latest post: So I’m officially going to be “one of those people”

  316. 16 and 14 year olds need to know American history and its leaders worth following. Would like to incorporate TJEd this coming year. Looks excellent. Liked both sites on facebook.

  317. Amy Anderson says:

    Our children (all boys) are 15, 12, 10, 7, 3, and 1. I have loved everything I’ve learned thus far from TJed. When I look at how things are unfolding in our country, in our world and in our communities I wonder about our government and our citizens understanding of history. I want my children to know the decisions which have been made in the past by governments/people and the consequences for those decisions. Good or bad. There is so much for the next generation to offer this world as they lead with historical knowledge.

  318. I have a 5yo and a 2yo. I can’t imagine a better way to keep my kids connected to their education than history. It’s just fascinating–so HUMAN. I love this.

  319. I liked TJE and Simple Homeschool on FB. :)

  320. I am a homeschooling mother of 6 kids ages 13, 9, 7, 4, 3, and 2 months. I didn’t understand the importance and pleasure of studying history until we decided to homeschool our children. I want my children to have the power of that knowledge now and understand that learning is an eternal privilege and responsibility.

  321. I’d love to explore the TJE package. My kids are 9, 7 and 1.

  322. My children are 14, 12,11,9 I love the philosophy of TJE and would love to get this for all of my children and share with my grandchildren as well! History is the foundation for all learning and a understanding of history brings a knowledge unsurpassed by any other subject! To know the past is to learn from others triumphs and mistakes, to realize each day you are making history gives a person the tools to live each day to its fullest!

  323. Knowing history save you from repeating it. Studying history prepares you for leadership. Understanding history nourishes your mind. Loving history provided you with a lifetime of brain food. Our sons are 9, 10 and 12 years old. Their brains are hungry.
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  324. Becky Jordan says:

    My kids are 13 & 11. I love history. History I’d knowledge. We can learn so much from our history.

  325. My daughter is 9 and loves history. I love learning along with her as I don’t remember much from public school. Used to think it was one of the most boring subjects ever! Now it’s our favorite.

  326. Sophie Sion Byde says:

    My kids are 14,9,7 and 2. I want my children to love history because, as George Santayana said: “He who doesn’t learn from history is doomed to repeat it”.

  327. Sophie Sion Byde says:

    I’ve just liked simple homeschool and TJE on Facebook – and I like them in real life too:-))

  328. My girls are 10 and 8. I would love for them to have a passion for learning that lasts them their entire lives. You don’t stop learning just because you are “done with school,” and I feel like this would help foster that in them!

  329. I like Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook!

  330. Would LOVE to win this as we begin our journey homeschooling this fall!

  331. My children are 4.5, 3.5, and 6.5 months. I am a licensed public school teacher who is contemplating homeschooling my littles. Winning would help me begin my journey as a homeschool teacher. My 4.5 is very interested in history and I feel the approach taken by these materials will be a perfect (and affordable) fit for her.

  332. I Liked” Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  333. My child loves history and this sounds like a great resource to have on hand.

  334. My boys are 4, 7 and 9. I feel history is vital to learn. Like George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I wasn’t that interested in history during my schooling and am now enjoying learning right along with my children. I would love to add these resources to our studies. I don’t want my children to think that history is dry and boring, but to be interested and captured by it! Thank you!

  335. My girls are 5,7&8. I feel that it is so important to connect with and learn from the people and events that came before us. My daughters are by far more captivated by history than anything else we read about. What a treat this giveaway is!

  336. Danielle says:

    I am preparing to begin homeschooling next year. We have a 6, 4, 18months, and one due in May. My oldest loves history and it has been a great way to teach all kinds of subjects. All of these materials I want to study this summer.

  337. I’d love an extra entry…I liked TJE and Simple Homeschool on FB.

  338. Heidi F. says:

    I have four boys – age 7, 5, 3, and 10 months. We are just getting started in our homeschooling journey, and I recently have been fascinated to learn more about TJed. It seems like it could be the right fit for our family, but I need to learn the how! I already believe in the importance of history – it is KEY to understanding our world.

  339. Amanda C says:

    My kids are 5 & 7. I definitely think history is crucial for our continual development. As individuals we learn from our own mistakes, and history essentially is learning from both successes and failures on a larger scale. We really are such a small portion of the world and time, but we can see through history that even individuals can make a HUGE impact on the entire world.

  340. Rhonda Balkcom says:

    My kids are 10, 8, 4, and 2 I want them to love history because it our story and how the world was shaped. We can learn so much from our past and helps us make a better tomorrow. Plus it is so darn interesting :)

  341. My kids are 10, 9, 8, and 6. I want my kids to have a passion for history to help them better understand our world.

  342. I have three children: 8,5, and 1&1/2. I love history myself and find it fascinating. I’d love my children to have a firm foundation in history so they can look toward the future within the lense of the past.

  343. Jennifer says:

    I love history and I want my kids to love it as well. It teaches so much about other people and lets us examine the lessons other generations learned. It helps us learn empathy as we think about how we would have reacted to the same set of circumstances. My kids are 6, 3, 10 months.

  344. My kids are 8, 2, and 2 months. My 8 year old is fascinated by some parts of history and I think she would enjoy this.

  345. I like simple homeschool on FB

  346. Shawna Thurber says:

    My children are 10 and 8. I am trying to find resources for them as we are just beginning our homeschooling journey. Our future is formed from the events that have happened throughout history. As military children they have witnessed a lot of history unfold related to the military and our extremely curious. Where we are currently stationed History isn’t a subject the school focuses on.

  347. My children are 11,10,8,7 and 4 years olds I love history and want them to share that passion! This would be great for our family thanks for a chance!
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  348. Would love this!!!! My kids are 13, 7, 4, 2, and 2 mos. History is one of my passions!

  349. My boys are 12 & 10. Both of them LOVE history. I’ve looked at This Week In History & just haven’t taken the plunge. I don’t know anyone who has personally had any experience with it. I’ll definitely bump it up on the list.
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  350. My girls are 12 and 9, and I also have a 7-month old son. I want my kids to know where we fit into our history. I try to teach them that history is not just some old stuff that happened a long time ago, but it is also happening right now. I also want them to know how studying history can help them see the character of men and women in the past and how we can emulate those, while seeing the mistakes made by others and avoiding them.

  351. My boys are 6 and 1. History is such a great base from which to join so many dots about the whys and whens and hows of life as they know it.

  352. My kids are 5 and (nearly) 7 and history shapes us, plain and simple. Of course, cultural trends sway immediate reactions, but how did those cultural trends get there in the first place? History. I love history and my kids love hearing about ‘ true stories’ of people long ago.
    Sarah M

  353. Joanna Peterson says:

    My kids are 6 and 2 and I want them to study history because I want them to know “there is nothing new under the sun.” There is so much we can learn from people who lived before us.

  354. My boys are 7, 4 and 8 mos. I want history to come alive for them! Learning about history gives one a great understanding of the world- past, present and future. Thanks!

  355. My kids are 5,4 and 1. We would love to explore TJEd further!
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  356. My kiddos are 12, 10, 8 and 5. I didn’t appreciate, nor did I like history during my own public school experience. Now in my later years I wish I had gained a love for it because history can be really cool! I hope to pass on a love of history/learning (something that was lacking in my own schooling) to my kids. I want them to leave this world a little better than when they came into it.

  357. Kimberly says:

    We have 2 boys ages 8 & 11. We want them to be passionate about history because it’s such an amazing story of our world & different cultures. Also, we can learn how different choices & decisions in the past impact us today.

  358. My kids are 11, 6, 4, and 11 months. I grew up dreading history class and want my kids to have a different experience!

  359. My kids are 8, 6, and 1. I am just exploring the decision to start homeschooling next year, and I love what I have learned so far about Thomas Jefferson Education. I believe that history is important to study because it helps us to understand more about ourselves, our weaknesses and strengths, and what we can do to become better! Learning our history helps us to appreciate what we have as well!

  360. My children are 6, 12, and 13…My oldest two are adopted and were never exposed to history before. My youngest has been a third-culture kid his whole life, so we are focused in on history as a way to expand our children’s understanding and concept of where we are in the world and in history and to expose them to great leadership through the study of historical leaders!

  361. Kendra Tanner says:

    My children are 7 and 3. I did not gain an appreciation for history until college when I had a class with an awesome professor who helped me understand the connections between past events and current social/political situations. My hope is that my children can gain this appreciation at a younger age than I did.

  362. We already LOVE Simple Homeschool and TJed on fB!

  363. I have four children…ages 6years, 4years, 2years and 5months. I love history! Want my children to share this love and for them to have a good understanding of the bigger scheme of things

  364. Marci Wright says:

    My son is 12 & I want him to love history because I think it is so important to understand our past. Also because it’s fascinating! I’ve always enjoyed history & I want my son to as well.

  365. Marci Wright says:

    I have also “liked” both Simple Homeschool & Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook :)

  366. My kids are 3, 6 and 7. I’ve looked at the Day in History and love it. The other things I have heard about Thomas Jefferson stuff is great too. Would love to win!

  367. My children are 13, 11, and 9. They are already developing a passion for history and I am always looking for ways to grow it even more.

  368. I like both on FB.

  369. My kids are 13, 10, 8, 6, and 3. It’s important to me that they have a passion for history because I believe understanding your life in the context of the world’s story informs your entire worldview!
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  370. VICTORIA WHATLEY says:

    My son is 8 and my daughter is 6. I majored in history in college because of my own passion for history. To see that same passage be ignited and cultivated in my children would be wonderful. History connects us all. It shows us where we’ve been, how we impact those around us, and, as Patrick Henry said: “I know of no better way to tell the future than by the past.”

  371. elizabeth says:

    My kids are 13, 9, amd 8. They all love learning history, this would be a great help.

  372. My boys are 10 and 6. History is so important to learn and understand because it teaches us why we do the things we do. Also it DOES repeat itself, so it is wise to learn from our mistakes :)

  373. Emily Rutledge says:

    My children are ages 6, 5, 2, and 7 weeks. I loved history as a child, it was one of my favorite school subjects. I want to instill the same love for our past in my children. History is exciting, rich, enlightening, scary, sad, heartwarming, and carries many lessons we’d be doomed to repeat if we don’t take the time to remember and respect

  374. kathyann says:

    9,13,16 and 17: History is important !

  375. I have a 5 year old and an almost 2 year old. This might be the first year of “officially” homeschooling since my son is due in kindergarten this fall. I love history, especially the chance to increase our capacity to love our fellow man by learning about the many who have gone before (and also to realize that there really is nothing new under the sun)!

  376. My girls are 6 and almost-8. Homeschooling history is the subject I’m most excited and most nervous about. I’m excited because I want to relearn and learn with them all that I did not retain from my education. But I’m nervous because I have no idea where to begin! I was not taught history in a memorable, relevant, or inspiring way, so I hardly know how to start. I would LOVE this opportunity. Thanks!!

  377. Dawn Palmer-Van Camp says:

    My child is 8 and we value history as an educational tool because it provides starting points for conversation, opens doors to questions of science, math, medicine, politics, economics, geography, religion, and the evolution of humans and animals. Most recently exploring our family history in the USA made my husband and I discover how recently our families had emmigrated to this country–sparking a desire to learn more about our families and their home countries. Even as Easter approaches, we have decided to approach the main meal not as typical Americans, but as food archiologist in the hope we will discover foods new to us that have historical significance to our ancestors.

  378. Melissa Kate says:

    My son is 5.5yrs and we’re just starting our home education journey. After scouring the web for homeschooling blogs the past couple of months the discovery of yours lifted a huge weight off my mind and it has become a shining light in our home. You introduced me to TJEd and it resonated so strongly, it’s where my heart was taking me but I needed to see that others were doing something similar to allow myself to believe in it. I would love to have the This Week in History bundle permeate our home and our lives – history is the web of life woven by those who travelled the paths before us – it can inspire, shock, and thrill us – leading us to discoveries we never dreamt possible. I didn’t do history at school for fear of being bullied, it wasn’t cool at my school, and yet I’ve always found it so interesting. So in starting home education with my son, without peer pressure or fear of rejection by classmates, I am excited to be able to learn beside him, catch up on what I missed out on, see what might inspire, shock or thrill him as we discover history together.

  379. My children are 7 and (almost) 2. I personally LOVE history and would love to continue learning it and helping my children develop a love for history. I also firmly believe that there are MANY lessons to be learned and remembered from past events, and a greater understanding of the world can come from knowing history.

  380. Melissa Kate says:

    ps – Simple Homeschool and TJEd are both well ‘liked’ on my fb page. Thank you!

  381. My children are 6, 4, and 2. I think they need to know where they come from (history) to figure out where they are going (big ideas, dreams…). :)

  382. My kids are 11 and 7. I want them to be passionate about history so they will want to learn about the great men and women who shaped our world, and aspire to excellence. It is also amazing to see God’s hand at work throughout it all and to witness his provision.

  383. My children are 9, 8, & 6. My children are curious about so many things, history being one of them. This would be great to help them understand the “why’s” of so many of their questions.

  384. Amberley says:

    My boys are 9 and 7. History is so important to understanding why the world is the way it is and also to help them know how to make good decisions going forward to not repeat past mistakes.

  385. Amberley says:

    Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool are both liked on facebook! Great stuff!!! :)

  386. My children are 10, 7, 4, & 1 1/2 I feel like to get a truely good education all you need is to learn to read, history, & science. With those 3 the whole knowledge of man is in your hands.

  387. My children are 6 and 4. History helps us to understand today and helps us to make decisions about the future.

  388. My kids are 15, 11, and 10. I want them to love history because I do and because there are so many great stories out there.

  389. Keithena says:

    My kiddos are 12,10 and 8. We have been looking for a solid history curriculum!! This would be such a blessing!! Thanks for the chance:)

  390. Jennifer ott says:

    My kiddos are 9, 8, 6, and 3. We love history; I never learned much history while in school, and I want them to have a grasp on what has happened in the past so that they can understand people today. We are moving overseas, so I have appreciated helping them learn about the world rather than just the “world” they know in the US.

  391. My children are 4 & 8. I want them to have an understand of how this country was founded and what people did/sacrificed/fought/established so that he can learn and realize he has a part in that as well.

  392. My kids are 10, 9, 7, 5 yrs, and 7 months old. I gained a deep love of history from a high school teacher who had a passion for history, and later, when my husband’s military assignments took us to other countries, and we got to visit many historical places for ourselves. That really made history come alive for me… but our kids were too young… they don’t remember any of it (or weren’t alive yet). I’d love to instill them with a vibrant sense of history’s relevance in their own lives. (Trying already to work on this, but this resource would be a wonderful addition!)

  393. I have 8 children – ages 16 to 2. I emphasize history in our home because I can tie in everything we do: literature, math, art, music…… to history and make it real and engaging. I would love to use TJEd!

  394. My daughter is 5. I never liked history as far as I can remember. Now that I am teaching her, I find myself very interesting! Why should we repeat the mistakes of the past if someone has already tried it? How have we forgotten the simple meaningful ways of living? So much good can come from studying history!

  395. My kids are 7, 5, and 3. I am not a history buff AT ALL but wish I was. So I’m hoping my kids will enjoy it more than I!!

  396. I love TJ Education! The book lists in the back for suggested reading make me realize how many great texts there are that I completely missed out on–and that I don’t want my kids to miss.

  397. My kids are 12 & 8 & I’d love for them to have the love of history my husband has & I never had until I became a homeschool mom. An understanding of history is important so that we need not repeat the follies of yesterday.

  398. My girls are 5 and 3 and I have been reading so much about TJed in the last few months and believe it is a great fit for our families learning styles, however history was not one of my favourite “subjects” in school so I feel a little intimidated by it. I am hoping that this week in history will help me to rekindle my love of history and ignite one for my children. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  399. I had already liked Simple Homeschool :) I did like Thomas Jefferson Education though! Thank You#

  400. Shelly M. says:

    My children are 8, 12, 17, and 19. I hope to instill an interest in history for them so that they can better understand the world and current events as they encounter them. Thank you for the chance!

  401. Shelly M. says:

    Liked TJ Education and Simple Homeschool on fb!

  402. My kids are 6, 5, and 3. I want them to have a passion for history because I lacked that passion when I was in public school growing up. I have gained a little more passion for it over the years, but I want them to enjoy learning something I struggled with.

    I also liked both simple homeschool and TJ education on facebook.

  403. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My children are 14, 12, 9 and 2. I would love for them to enjoy learning about history more than I did when I was young. I didn’t start enjoying history until I was older.

  404. My kids are 9 and 11. I want them to enjoy learning history!

  405. Liked both pages!

  406. Amanda Wylie says:

    My children are 12, 9, 8, 6, 2 1/2, 2 1/2 and 1. Knowing and understanding history is vital to understanding how decisions affect a nation and where we are going!

  407. Lisa Aures says:

    Liked this on FB – looks great

  408. Amanda Wylie says:

    I already like TJED and Simple Homeschool on fb!

  409. angela ross says:

    My girls are 17, 10 & 7.
    I love history and want them to love it, know it & understand it! My oldest will graduate in december and my other two will begin homeschooling this fall.

  410. My children are 9, 6 and 4. I want them to have a understanding and awareness of the events that took place in the world they live in, so they can have a passion for the future.

  411. I liked both websites on Facebook.

  412. My children are 7 and 9. I want them to be interested in learning everything, history included. History allows us to understand ourselves, our weaknesses and potentials in a unique way.
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  413. My boys are 7 and (almost) 2. I personally love history and would love to share it with my children and have them develop a love for it as well. I also believe its important to understand history and the past because there are similarities and lessons to be learned that are pertinent to today.

    I’ve liked both pages on Facebook too. And I tried commenting earlier but couldn’t find it and don’t know if it went through, so of I have two blog comments that’s why, sorry!

  414. Liked sh and tjed

  415. My daughter is 6 and my son is 3. I want my childen to have a passion for history because history is the best place to begin as you determine how best to behave in the future.
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  416. My daughter is 11. We are just beginning the homeschool adventure and I want her to continue to love and appreciate history because its important for us all to understand the sacrifices of those before us. It helps us be courageous in our daily choices.

  417. I liked both websites on facebook. Thank you for the extra entries!
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  418. My kids are 12, 10, 7, and 4 years old. I think History is so important because we can see what others have done, and learn from the successes *and* mistakes of the past. Without an understanding of what has come before, it is much harder to navigate the present . I find history it is fascinating!

  419. My kids are 10, 8 and 6. I want my children to have a passion for history because I believe it is important to know how we got where we are, what mistakes were made and how to interpret current events in order to make wise choices for the future.

  420. I have a son that is 8 years old and I want him to have a passion for history because I believe that he will be a leader. I want him to be wise, fair, strong, and able to make correct decisions that will help others.
    Having an only child means that I think he will need to have strength to stand up for himself and others.
    This bundle would help me to make him a better man when he grows up.
    Cecilia

  421. C Kantor says:

    My son is 9. I have had a passion for history since studying German history as an undergrad and realizing how much we need to know about the past to make ANY sense of the present. I also love how we Anglo-Americans (who do not have a long view of history like older nations) can learn where we came from, and how our modern culture and worldview developed from multiple strands, and those are very real and part of our day to day lives, from tumbler locks on our doors to Latin roots in our language.

  422. My children are 7.5 and 6. I never really liked history until I was older. I would like something different for my children, which is why I’m homeschooling. :-)
    I have been looking at this material a lot lately, but my budget doesn’t allow for theses books right now. I want so badly to read more about the phases and what to do during each phase.

  423. I like you on Facebook (have for a while :-)). I also like Tjed on FB.

  424. My kids are 7, 5, 3 and a newborn and my older two are passionate about history — particularly my daughter who can’t get enough lately about reading about women’s suffrage in the U.S. This looks like a fabulous history resource!
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  425. My children are ages 15, 13 and 9. I believe great stories from the past help young people navigate life today; that goodness, truth and beauty can be found in the lives and times gone before. History gives roots and foundations.

  426. My children are ages 10, 8, 3, 3, and soon our 7 year old will become part of our family. I want my children to adore history because it is my love language — I majored in history at college.
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  427. My kids are 4&6. I am a professional historian, so of course I want my kids to love history as I do!

  428. Already follow you on fb. My fave homeschool blog and feed.

  429. jalene richman says:

    My children are 10, 6, and 1. I want my children to love history because it is something I have always had an interest in and I want the same for them.

  430. My kiddos are 12, 10 and 7. I want them to have a love of learning in general..and a passion for history because we can learn so much from what happened in the past.

  431. Lisa Payne says:

    My kids range from 27-7. The last that are still homeschooling is 15,13,11,8,and 7.
    I have read one of the books on TJ education by Demill. I thought it was great. I want my kids to learn more about history so they can appreciate the sequence of time and to learn from histories mistakes that we humans have made. I want them to live what our founding fathers promoted by understanding it.

  432. MY children are 3 and 5. I want my children to understand how much knowledge we have gained and how much there still is to learn!
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  433. My wife and I don’t yet have children, however, when they come, it matters because knowing history is the best way to know what the future could be.
    …Not just when they come, but even before then.

  434. jalene richman says:

    I liked you and tied on facebook.

  435. My girls are 13, 11, 9, 7, and 2. History has never been an area of strong interest for me. I’m not sure that I ever had any one communicate it with passion! That is not something I want to pass on to the girls. It’s so much more than a curriculum to be taught!

  436. My children are 1, 2, and 4. I believe a solid understanding and knowledge of history is essential to their futures as competent, responsible citizens. To understand where to go, they first must understand where we’ve been.

  437. Heather M says:

    My kids are 7, 6 and 2 and I think History is important so they can learn from the past.

  438. My only child is 4. I want her to have the same love for history as I did. My love for history spurred me to be a History teacher. This love started with Virginia History where the FIRST English speaking settlement began in my home state, full of history and home to Thomas Jefferson. “To be a Virginian…

  439. My kids are 3 and 5. We try to instill a passion for history so they can have a better perspective of our lives today. Plus it is just interesting!

  440. Krystal Weaver says:

    Our children are 6,5, 3, 1.5, and 2months in utero. History informs pretty much everything, and I personally want to pursue a better understanding of it — for myself and to pass it on to my children. Besides, having the print version of those books would be AWESOME. Currently I only have the pdf files.

  441. Krystal Weaver says:

    I like the TJEd and Simple Homeschool FB pages.

  442. tammy cordery says:

    My children are ages 9 and 10. I think that history is a great subject to get into. It is so interesting learning about our country and other countries.

  443. Received a sample of this resource and it looked very well done.

  444. My boys are 10 and 3. I’d like them to have a passion for history so that they have a passion for life and for learning. Learning is so easy via stories and history is endless stories about endless subjects. With a passion for history, much of what they learn, no matter what the subject is, will be effortless.

  445. Jessica B. says:

    My kids are 8, 6, and 3 and I’m pregnant with #4. I’d love to win this especially for the books! I ant my kids to love history because it teaches us so much about people including ourselves.

  446. Julie Piatt says:

    My kids are 9, 7, 5, 1. I want my kids to have a passion for history to have a better understanding of the world. They can learn from mistakes in the past and be inspired by world changers. It’s important to know how we got to this point.

  447. Jennifer K says:

    My daughter is 9 years old and we are just finishing our first year homeschooling. I want my daughter to have an understanding of history from a young age. I want her to enjoy history in a way traditional textbooks just cannot provide. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  448. Jennifer K says:

    I liked Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  449. My children are 5 and 6 years old. Unfortunately my school experience with history and classics was pitiful and I’ve never recovered. Although I’m not passionate about history, I passionately want to be. And I want to inspire my own children to love history and classics. This give away would support homeschool learning for all of us!

  450. Charity H says:

    My children are 7, 8, 10, and 15, and I want them to have a passion for history so they can learn from it.

  451. Charity H says:

    I already “like” Thomas Jefferson Education and Simple Homeschool. :-)

  452. 11, 7.5, 5.5 and 2 months.
    I want my kids to have a passion for history because we learn from others mistakes and get a sense of who we are by learning about those who came before us.

  453. I like both pages on FB
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  454. Christine says:

    11, 4, and 1
    To avoid making the same mistakes, and gain appreciation for those who chose a courageous path.

  455. My children’s ages are 14, 10, 7 and 5. My children have a love for history and this curriculum may just take it to another level! I believe we learn a lot about what’s happening in the world now by knowing what has happened in the past and seeing God’s hand through it all. :-)

  456. Clicked like on both sites. :-)

  457. I want my kids (12,19) to know that world history is their own history. I think knowing our history prevents us from living in a self-centered bubble. Plus, truth is stranger than fiction, and history can be unbelievable!

  458. My children are 5 and 3. We are just beginning our journey into homeschooling and TJEd seems like it may offer a great way of learning meaningful things, while at the same time, enjoying the process. I love history and believe there is a lot to learn from it, and I want to inspire the same love in my children.

  459. 20, 17,15,14,12,9,7,5,2, and 9 months. I want them to love history because it is only through a solid understanding of past events that you can truly understand the world around you.
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  460. My children are 6 and 14. I want them to understand the world we live in and see the good examples of those who have gone before us. I never liked history when I was in school, but as I prepare to homeschool next year I have realized that I love it when it comes alive.

  461. I have liked both sites on FB.

  462. I already liked the TJED website, and I just “liked” this one.
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  463. I liked Thomas Jefferson Ed on Facebook

  464. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  465. My kids are almost 7, 6, 4, and 2. I have been searching for a way to teach my kiddos history that would interest and inspire them. We can learn from the examples of others for good or bad to influence our own lives and I want my kids to learn these lessons early. :)

  466. P.s. – I just liked both pages on Facebook. :)

  467. Rebeca Carpenter says:

    My kids are 9,7,6,2,and 1 and I am looking for creative ways to teach them about History. I love the TJ Ed philosophy and am researching it more to find ways to implement this.

  468. I want my kids to learn more about history because I think it gives them a global understanding of the world. If you don’t know historical events, you are in the dark about so many things.

  469. 17, 15, 5, and 2–I would love for my kids to have a passion for history because it helps them understand the sacrifices of those who came before them and teaches them to think about issues from different perspectives.
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  470. We don’t have any children yet but are in the process of adopting an 11 year old. I want her to fall in love with history so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past and gain an appreciation for cultures around world.

  471. I liked both Simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on facebook. Thanks so much!

  472. My kids are 7, almost 5, and 2. Fostering a passion for history with our kids is very important to my husband and I, for a variety of reasons. Learning about our cultural heritage teaches us about who we are and how we got here, and learning from the mistakes that were made in the past is also an important thing!

  473. Brook Vernon says:

    I liked both pages on facebook! :)

  474. PS – I just “liked” Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook and I already “liked” Simple Homeschool. :)

  475. Brook Vernon says:

    I have a 6 year old that will be home-schooled after a year in public, as well as a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I hope my children will have a passion for history because it teaches us about the human spirit- the good, the bad and the ugly of what others have been through and the choices they have made and what effect those choices create as an outcome.

  476. Maleah Caulford says:

    my kids are 4, 2 and 1 week. I want them to have a passion for history because if we don’t know where we’ve been we can’t know where we are going.

  477. Tina Norlander says:

    Our son is 3, We had to wait a very long time for our little guy and it has hightened our desire for him to have the fullest education he can have. With what I am learning about T J ED philosophy, he will be able to open the doors to unlock his personal potential. He already has a love of reading, with us reading to him since he was a newborn, so to continue to read and introducing our amazing world through history will be very exciting. We want him to learn about the success of others and how they did it, and also the failures and what not to repeat, as well as things to stay away from. So much to learn from the amazing people in our past and the events that make up our world.

  478. Tina Norlander says:

    I liked both simple Homeschool and Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  479. My girls are 10 and 7. I hated history in school because it didn’t make sense and was so disconnected from itself and everything else I was learning about. I’ve only started to become fascinated in history as an adult, and I would love for my kids to learn about history in a way they can relate to so they don’t have ll those wasted years that I did.
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  480. My kids are 7 and 9, and I want them to understand History so they can better understand the world around them and make informed decisions.

  481. My kids are 17, 15, 13, 11, 6 and 4 and I want them to have a passion for history because there is so much to learn from the examples of so many great people.

  482. I also “liked” Simple Homeschool & Thomas Jefferson Education on Facebook.

  483. MARGIE FREEDLE says:

    Mu children are 7&8. Our History is what makes us. We need to learn from the past to have a better future. I want them to see those who fought for what the believed in and those who tried to destroy it

  484. My kids are 5, 3, and 10 months.
    “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever.” -Cicero
    I’m hoping to raise my children to get beyond the childhood stage!

  485. I already like Simple Homeschool and TJEd on facebook!

  486. Michelle T says:

    9,7,3,and 8 months. We love studying history. We love to see how God’s hand is in all things, how all of our other subjects came about and make sense in the context of history. Knowing history gives them such a bigger picture and helps them to see all that has come before them, and helps them to see how everyday people made huge differences in our world.

  487. Alana is 3.5 years old and I passionately want to her to learn and love history because I believe it can foster a child’s sense of connection to the world and her sense of knowing herself in it. Thank you

  488. Kristina says:

    My children are 12, 9, 8, 5, and 3. My husband and I love history, and want to cultivate that in them, to give them an understanding of context – of ideas, and cultures, and life (theirs and others). I have enjoyed things from TJ Ed that I have seen. Thanks for offering!