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Unearthing Lessons in History

Vol. 83, Prg. 6–10
June 23–27, 2008


Homeschooling parents and archaeologists Regan and Amy Barr have lived a life of adventure—unearthing bones, digging up discoveries, and teaching Latin and Greek! On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, the Barrs explain why integrating archaeology and a few not-so-dead languages into your homeschool can help you wipe the dust off of history and capture your children’s interest.

Program Listing:

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6/23  
Learn History through Archaeology
6/24  
How Do We Respond to Contradictions?
6/25  
From Dirt to Treasure
6/26  
Teaching Latin and Greek
6/27  
Archaeology in the Classroom

Guest:

Regan and Amy Barr
Amy Barr Regan Barr Regan and Amy Barr are archaeologists, educators, homeschool parents, and co-founders of The Lukeion Project. Together, they have a combined 20 years of archaeological experience, including excavations at the Decapolis city of Abila in Jordan, the Bronze Age Mycenaean citadel of Midea in Greece, and the venerable site of Homer’s Troy in Turkey. Between them, they have undergraduate and advanced degrees in Classics, Classical Archaeology, Latin, New Testament, and Christian Ministries, having attended Cincinnati Christian University, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), The Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati. They founded The Lukeion Project in response to a disturbing trend that minimizes, or even eliminates, a study of the classical world during the high school years of education. Regan and Amy believe that older students should spend time investigating these civilizations on which so much of American law, art, politics, architecture, medicine, drama, sports, science, and culture depend. They live in Holly Springs, North Carolina, where they homeschool their three children, Hannah, Caleb, and Isaiah.

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