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Homeschooling Division of stephaniElearning

Welcome to our homeschooling division.  We are launching a high school American Literature course.  The first two sections are now available for purchase.

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  • “It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1781)
Thomas Jefferson

Coming Soon: Seeking Delphi, The Podcast.

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”–Thomas Jefferson

It’s not likely that Thomas Jefferson meant to disparage study of the past, it’s just, like Albert Einstein’s missive that imagination is more important than knowledge, he meant that it is our dreams of the future that enable us to build a better world.

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Foresight

Commentary for Shemot

In this week’s parshah the Israelites find themselves forced rapidly down to the bottom of the Egyptian food chain. Upon their arrival, while they likely did not have all of the rights that a free-born Egyptian would have, they were doing fairly well for themselves, all things considered. 702 more words

Thomas Jefferson says:

” I have sworn
upon the altar of God
eternal hostility against
every form of tyranny
over the mind of man. ” 

That Cartoon from the New Yorker

This cartoon from The New Yorker has been making the rounds lately.

“These smug pilots have lost touch with regular passengers like us. Who thinks I should fly the plane?”

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What's Happening

'Hamilton': Changing History By Staying The Same

Lin Manuel-Miranda has a lot to be proud of. His hit play, Hamilton, easily the most popular and successful Broadway show of the past decade, catapulted the careers of its star and writer, along with castmates Leslie Odom, Jr., Daveed Diggs, and Jonathan Groff to name a few. 1,065 more words