HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Steven Hake is the only Patrick Henry College faculty member (with the exception of Michael Farris) to have taught at the college since its very beginning in 2000. He was the director of Rivendell Study Center in northern Pennsylvania for four years just prior to coming to PHC. He was a tent-making missionary to Taiwan for almost 20 years prior to that (1977–1996), teaching English literature in a large Chinese university for most of that time.
Dr. Hake has nine children, four of whom are married. They span 26 years. He has seven grandchildren.
Dr. Hake designed and launched the literature major at Patrick Henry. He directs that major and serves as chairman of the Department of Classical Liberal Arts. He is an avid reader and enjoys learning languages as a hobby. He regularly reads (with widely varying degrees of fluency!) the Bible in 10 languages.
He is very interested in the culture-shaping mission of Patrick Henry College, and believes that we need to read the great books in order that some of us may one day write them.
(7:53 PM EST):
A Novel Approach to AP English Literature and Composition
Where do students start to improve their writing? With Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy's AP English Literature and Composition course, high school students will not only expand their writing skills; they will also be prepared for the rigorous college writing courses ahead. In this free and open-to-the-public e-vent, parents can hear from PHC Prep Academy Master Teacher Steven Hake about this two-semester course. Also a professor of literature at Patrick Henry College, Dr. Hake will map out the course objectives as well as tie in the biblical perspective on literature and composition. Find out if AP English Literature and Composition is right for your teen!
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Free!