A Nation Adrift – New Liberty Videos (A Review)

New Liberty Videos Review

As a family of history lovers, I looked forward to the opportunity to view A Nation Adrift from New Liberty Videos. My family has a strong interest in history and we have a strong Christian, historical emphasis in our homeschool. Having the opportunity to review New Liberty Videos Christian documentary, A Nation Adrift, seemed like something that would be of interest to our family.

Who is New Liberty Videos
New Liberty Videos was founded by a husband a wife team, Brian and Marilyn Barkley. Brian Barkley was in the movie production business for many years and even worked for Universal Studios at one time. He and his wife have been making Christian DVDs and Christian documentaries for several years. A Nation Adrift is one of the Christian documentaries that he has been working on. New Liberty Videos is a collection of Christian DVDs that explores American history and current political views from a Christian perspective.


What is A Nation Adrift
New Liberty Videos ReviewA Nation Adrift is a documentary about the American history from a Christian perspective. In fact, it’s almost the history of America in timeline format accounting for the Christian foundation of America.  Beginning with Christopher Columbus (actually, beginning with Biblical references) to present day, the DVD tells the story of how God has guided our country and its leaders and founders.

Overall
This video is intended for teenagers and adults. Since we have younger children, we did not share it with them. It was a very detailed and interesting documentary about our nation’s Christian heritage. There were many new insights into the guidance given to our Founding Fathers and how the church and Christianity has shaped our nation.


There was also some interesting opinions about other people that have shaped who we have become throughout the decades like Margaret Sanger (the founder of Planned Parenthood) and those that founded the ACLU. It was quite shocking in places to hear some of the quotes from people during these early years.

We especially liked the historic footage, pictures, and real quotations that are used throughout the video. The timeline moves fast though. At times it seemed as soon as you heard a date and got a sense of what was being discussed the next date or date range was called out. But it was fascinating to see how quickly life changed over time.


This is a definite Christian documentary – no holds barred on the clear Christian perspective. Definitely not something your kids would see in a public school setting. Though I don’t recommend it for young children, it would definitely be something to watch and discuss (probably at length) with your teenagers. This would provide fuel for many topics of conversation for you and your teenage or adult children.You can view a sample of New Liberty Videos on their website here as well as see the other titles available in their collection of Christian DVDs.

You can also purchase a copy of A Nation Adrift for yourself for $19.95 through their website.Be sure to check out what the rest of the TOS Crew has to say about this and several other Christian DVDs from New Liberty Videos by clicking the banner below.

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Word of the Week – Z is for Zygomatic

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Well, it’s time to wrap up our Blogging Through the Alphabet with some of our homeschool friends. We end, of course, with the letter Z.

My daughter is very into medical terms. Additionally, we are studying anatomy/physiology this year in our Cycle 3 of Classical Conversations. Therefore, we have added some anatomy terms to our vocabulary. She found the alternative, anatomy word for the cheekbone to be a fun “z” word.

My children are elementary age so these words are aimed at developing my elementary school aged kids vocabulary but are generally words that I think are interesting, unique or something kids should know.

This weeks Blogging Through the Alphabet – Word of the Week begins with Z.

Z is for Zygomatic

Definition: (noun) the bone below the eye in mammals that forms part of the orbit around the eye (aka cheekbone)
Used in a sentence:

The boxer showed bruising on zygomatic arch around his right eye after the fight.

The mammal had a prominent zygomatic bone on the left side.

How we worked with the word:

  • Write the word and its definition in our vocabulary notebook.
  • Read the definition out loud.
  • Write two sentences using the word properly.
  • Use the word each day in some manner to try and make the use of the word part of our vocabulary.

The kids like to see who can remember to use the word of the week at breakfast each morning. We are now giving points each day for using it in a sentence properly each day. Whoever gets the most points gets to choose the weekend movie.

Do you use vocabulary words in your school? What do you like to do with developing vocabulary for your children?

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Word of the Week – Y is for Yaffle

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As I continue with Blogging Through the Alphabet with some of our homeschool friends, we come to the letter Y.

Our nature studies brought us to this word of the week.  We love to integrate nature studies – bird studies, tree studies, etc – into our homeschool. As we looked for a “Y” word that would be fun and expand our vocabulary, we found this great word.

My children are elementary age so these words are aimed at developing my elementary school aged kids vocabulary but are generally words that I think are interesting, unique or something kids should know.

This weeks Blogging Through the Alphabet – Word of the Week begins with Y.

Y is for Yaffle

Definition: (noun) European Green Woodpecker
Used in a sentence:

The class sited the yaffle in the distant tree.

The yaffle was identified by its laugh-like note sounds.

How we worked with the word:

  • Write the word and its definition in our vocabulary notebook.
  • Read the definition out loud.
  • Write two sentences using the word properly.
  • Use the word each day in some manner to try and make the use of the word part of our vocabulary.

The kids like to see who can remember to use the word of the week at breakfast each morning. We are now giving points each day for using it in a sentence properly each day. Whoever gets the most points gets to choose the weekend movie.

Do you use vocabulary words in your school? What do you like to do with developing vocabulary for your children?

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