Friday, June 16
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Homeschooling Expectations vs. Reality
When you start out homeschooling, you have an image of what it will be like for you and your kids. You jump on this journey and throw your whole self into it, sometimes with blinders on. What happens when your child hits a speed bump, or if your family hits potholes along this journey? How do you pull yourself back together, find your way, and form a new plan?
2:00pm – 2:45pm
A Matter of Life and Death: The Battle for a True Education
Education is quite simply a matter of life and death. The poisoning of education by the architects of secular fundamentalism, and the culture of death it promotes, can only be countered by a restoration of tradition-oriented learning. Joseph Pearce will discuss the deadliness of the poison and will present the ingredients of the life-giving antidote.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
Why You Should Homeschool and Why You Must Persevere
Government schools are more troubled than ever before, frequently graduating students unprepared to assume their roles as the next generation of citizens. Veteran homeschooler Ginny Seuffert will explain why homeschooling may be the best answer.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Unlocking the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien described his masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, as “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” Prof. Pearce unlocks the Catholic dimension of this bestselling trilogy. Discover the hidden meaning of the One Ring, the spiritual significance of the elves, the hidden meaning of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, and much more.