Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Upcoming Seminar with Linda Hobar (The Mystery of History) --and JenIg, too!

My friend Amy has been working long and hard on organizing this fantastic seminar here in Blount County: a day with Linda Lacour Hobar, author of the award-winning world history series The Mystery of History! We also welcome one of the homeschooling blog world's favorites, Jen Igarashi, as our lunchtime roundtable hostess! So for anyone within a 2 hour radius of Knoxville, you will NOT want to miss this incredible opportunity to spend a day with Linda, whose history series receives rave reviews in the homeschooling community!

WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 9 a.m., keynote address begins at 9:30)

WHERE: The Blount County Public Library, Maryville. Sharon Lawson Meeting Room.

COST: $5/members of BHEA or $10 for general homeschooling public

RSVP: You MUST RSVP for this event, as seating is limited. Please email Amy Brown at ARAJBrown1993 (at) aol.com to get on the list and she'll tell you where to send your check. Your registration will not be considered complete until your check is received. Please make checks payable to BHEA.

LUNCH: Will be brown bag if you plan to stay for the roundtable. If not, there are lots of restaurants in the vicinity. The library also has a cafe that serves desserts, coffee and other drinks.

9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address “The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Homeschooling” by Linda Lacour Hobar

Who are homeschoolers today? What are we doing and how are we doing it? You might not ask yourself these questions every day, but on hectic mornings or sleepless nights it’s good to have perspective on the ever-growing movement of home education. Linda Lacour Hobar (wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and author) will help paint the “big” picture of homeschooling to inspire you with the “little” pieces that make up your school days.

The Mystery of History Vol I: Crash Course from Creation to Christ”
Interested in teaching world history? Meet Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, as she shares five heartfelt distinctives of her award-winning world history series, which is Classical, Chronological, Christian, and Complete. As a peek into the first volume, the author will give you a crash course from Creation to the birth of Christ in about 30 minutes – integrating Biblical and secular history into one amazing timeline.

“The Mystery of History: Making Sense of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance”
From Pentecost to the printing press to the paintbrush of Michelangelo, listen to author Linda Lacour Hobar make sense of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance based on Volumes II and III of her popular series, The Mystery of History. Through kings and queens, samurai and explorers, a great epic is revealed through the history of mankind, which lures our curiosity and beckons our understanding. Prepare to be inspired, informed, and better prepared to teach this rich and riveting time period.

Lunch- Brown Bag Roundtable hosted by Jennifer Igarashi: Approaches to Homeschooling Panel

1:30 - “Managing Your Child’s Meltdowns”
We all lose it once in a while. We call it a meltdown. But some children melt down far more easily than others! Listen to Linda Lacour Hobar, a veteran homeschooler and author, share real life accounts of meltdowns in her household and ways she learned to manage them. According to Linda, meltdowns have a lot to do with the intimate environment unique to the homeschool family. You will laugh a little, be encouraged, and leave with a few ideas to help your “melters.”

QUESTIONS: Please contact Amy Brown at ARAJBrown1993 (at) aol.com.


  1. Whooo hooo! we're gonna have one super fun weekend!

  2. Ooh! I wanna come... if I can get signed up with Amy, permission from dh, and permission from you and JenIg. :)


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