Mr. Phillip Campbell holds a BA in European History from Ave Maria University and a license in secondary education from Madonna University. He teaches history and economics for Homeschool Connections and stars in the Youtube program “History in a Minute.” Mr. Campbell is the editor of The Complete Works of St. Cyprian of Carthage (Arx Publishing), Heroes and Heretics of the Reformation; he is most known for the “Story of Civilization” series from TAN Books. He has self-published several works through his website, Cruachan Hill Press (http://cruachanhill.blogspot.com). His writings have also appeared in such publications as the St. Austin Review and The Distributist Review. Mr. Campbell served as Mayor of his hometown of Howell, Michigan from 2011 to 2015, the youngest to ever hold the office. He is a regular speaker at homeschool conferences throughout the United States. Mr. Campbell resides in southern Michigan.
History as if People Mattered
Why do so many people say they love history but hated history class? If teaching history to your homeschooler seems daunting, this talk will guide you through inculcating a love and understanding of history in your child, emphasizing the narrative nature of history coupled with a theme-based approach. The talk will also explore why modern-secular attempts at teaching history are doomed to failure.
The Role of a Homeschooling Father: What am I Supposed to be Doing?
So you and your stay-at-home wife have decided to homeschool, but you work 40+ hours a week; what exactly is your role, and how can you be an integral part of the homeschooling experience in spite of your busy schedule? This talk will examine various ways that working fathers can be involved in the day to day activities of homeschooling to ensure that the effort is truly a joint endeavor of love.
Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.
The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world.
Volume I, The Ancient World, begins the journey, covering the time periods from the dawn of history and the early nomads, to the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will learn what life was like in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and more, as well as learn the Old Testament stories of the Israelites and the coming of Christ.
The strength of the content lies not only in the storybook delivery of it, but also in the way it presents history through the faithful prism of the Church. Have you always wanted your children to learn about world history from a Catholic perspective? Here, you’ll have the trusted resource you’ve always wanted.