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Rob and Cyndy Shearer

Rob and Cyndy Shearer


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Rob Shearer, and his wife Cyndy, are the proud parents of nine children. They have been homeschooling for twelve years now. Rob has undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and philosophy, and Cyndy has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English literature and creative writing. They have designed and taught courses in public and private schools, and they are the authors and publishers of a series of award-winning study guides and biographies. In 1989 Rob and Cyndy founded Greenleaf Press to provide quality history books for children. They are frequent speakers at homeschool conferences and curriculum fairs.


Homeschooling Articles by Rob and Cyndy Shearer

Should Christian Parents Teach Mythology? Rob and Cyndy Shearer address legitimate concerns of Christian parents on teaching mythology.

How Should We Deal with Evolution? The Shearers explain why evolution is bad history—and why we should teach it as a "myth."

Put the Story Back into History Rob and Cyndy Shearer tell how to make history exciting.

Old Testament History 101 The Shearers make it simple.

Ancient History 101 The Shearers think it's time to study Greece, Rome, and Israel.

What You Never Knew About the Middle Ages I write to defend the study of history prior to 1492. What you never knew about the Middle Ages.

History Developing Godly Children Rob and Cyndy Shearer say if your student studies history it will build wisdom and reinforce character.

Introduction to Twaddle-Free History The Shearers describe their method for teaching twaddle-free history.

Models for Understanding History The Shearers wonder if the human race is going uphill, downhill, or over the hill. Find out what difference this makes to your history studies

The Myth of Neutrality The good and bad sides of multiculturalism.

Should Homeschoolers Be Guilty Until Proven Innocent? How presuppositions effect our politics.

Columbus and the Flat Earth... History Myths about Columbus debunked.

Patrick Henry A sketch of the remarkable career of Patrick Henry.

How George Washington Learned the Art of War George Washington was a soldier before he became Commander-in-Chief. How did he learn how to fight... and win?

Forgotten Thanksgiving Facts Squanto, the world traveler, and other little-known facts about Thanksgiving.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

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