Mike Aquilina

Homeschooling Witt and Wisdom

Friday October 05th 2007, 8:23 am

My friend Maureen Wittmann, homeschooling expert, is now the homeschooling impresario of Catholic Exchange. Recently she posted on The Martyrs of Ancient Rome, with some great tips for teaching ancient Christianity — useful for classroom teachers, too.

Bishops martyred under Trajan, St. Ignatius fighting heresy in the early Church, the persecutions in Lyons, St. Justin using arguments of philosophy to persuade the Emperor Aurelius to validate Christianity — these are all events worth further study in our homeschools. The Saints impact history in a way that is still felt today and we would be remiss not to share their stories with our children.

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