Monday, September 20, 2010

Mormon homeschooling to go world wide

Excerpts of Utah County school with Mormon values aims to go worldwide online, Deseret News


AMERICAN FORK — An American Fork private school designed around the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans Thursday to launch a distance education program that would make its curriculum available to students worldwide.

In the course of one literature lecture, Gentile skips from Shakespeare to the Bible to The Book of Mormon. Above the whiteboard at the front of the room, he's put together an illustrated of history that begins with "The Creation" and ends with "The Second Coming." On his bookcase, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen share shelf space with "The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson" and archives of The Ensign, a monthly magazine published by LDS Church.

Required reading ranges from primary source documents like Rousseau's 1762 "The Social Contract" to the Doctrine & Covenants, a book of revelations received by LDS Church founder Joseph Smith.

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Jon Spell said...

Nick "Gentile", really? ;)

Clair Barrus said...

I didn't notice the name. Maybe he hasn't been baptized yet. :)