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A Lesson in Civics: An Interview with Dr. Stephen King

Vol. 83, Prg. 26–30
July 21–25, 2008

What is civics, and how can you teach it in your homeschool? On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, Dr. Stephen King discusses the origins of natural and civil rights, the responsibility of citizens to be involved in their governments, and how you can take advantage of this year’s elections to teach your children about participating in the political process.

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What Is Civics?
Learn Civics from Presidential Debates
State and Local Politics
Civics in the News
Becoming an Active Citizen


Dr. Stephen M. King
Dr. Stephen King Dr. Stephen M. King holds an MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a BS from the University of Nebraska–Kearney. Dr. King has taught for 15 years in Christian higher education. In addition to Patrick Henry College (2006-present), he has served at Oral Roberts University, Regent University, and Campbell University, where he has taught and researched in the areas of Public Administration, Public Policy, and American Government and Politics.

Dr. King is the author of God and Caesar: The Biblical Key to Good Government and Community. He is widely published in academic journals and regularly delivers scholarly papers at academic conferences. He enjoys serving in church as Bible teacher and usher, and is active in his community, particularly in the area of youth sports. He is married to Debra and they have two lovely children, Michelle and Joshua.

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