Thursday, July 26, 2018

Northwest Treasures {Homeschool Crew Review}

My children don't remember, but where we lived in Montana, we were very near a dinosaur dig. We never actually got to go out to it, but I had friends who were a part of the team who worked on this geological site.

I have long found geology a fascinating subject, so I was pleased with the opportunity to review Geology and Apologetics six-part online class from Northwest Treasures. We also received access to the 20 minute video class, Taking the Mystery Out of Geology.
Taking the Mystery Out of Geology provides information to help you understand geology from a Biblical perspective. It covers 13 terms which clarify the science of geology. You'll also learn the Biblical framework to help you understand how the Flood in Genesis and the Ice Age come together. It's a great starting point in your study of geology.
Geology and Apologetics is a six-part class, best suited for grades 8 through adult. We are greeted at the beginning of each class by our instructor, Patrick Nurre, from his almost-cluttered office (it would be more appealing to have a blank surface behind him).
Each class is approximately 15-25 minutes. They are informative, and well documented. I appreciate that this program covers geology from a creationist, young-earth perspective.

The lessons include:

Lesson One: Knowing the Scriptures in the Secular Geological Age
Lesson Two: Clarifying the Conflict Between Science and the Bible
Lesson Three:The Genealogies and Chronologies of Genesis. Are They Accurate and Reliable?
Lesson Four: Evolutionary Gaps in the Fossil Record, How Serious Are They?
Lesson Five: Dinosaur-to-Bird Evolution, the Story That Never Seems to Die
Lesson Six: Time and Chronology in the Secular Geological Age
I appreciate how he uses Scripture throughout. Sometimes throughout the series, he asks you to pause the video, so you can take time to look up the Scripture passages.

Since I have Roku, we were able to watch most of the episodes on the TV through Vimeo, after Jen went to work. We watched one or two on my desktop instead, though. It's nice to have that option.

After you and your student have completed the course (because, yes, you will want to complete it, too!), you will feel able to confidently defend your faith in Scripture, creation, and a young earth.

Northwest Treasures has many other treasures, resources, to explore, such as: the Northwest Treasures curriculum project, for high schoolers; the PreK-3rd grade Geology for "Little Eyes;" educational kits; and field trips to dinosaur dig locations.

The National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Trails looks fascinating. One of my oldest son's favorite places in the world is Yellowstone National Park. I wish we could have had these resources for him when he was younger (he'll be 27 tomorrow!). Maybe he'll be able to use them for his children some day.
SJ and my cousin, 2004

One of my favorite, beloved cousins was a rockhound. It's exciting to see Northwest Treasures offers State Rockhounding kits. There's even one for Florida! And one for Montana, the birth state of all four of my children. My cousin did some extensive rockhounding himself in Montana. He had an enormous rock collection, especially of agates. In fact, he was an expert in agates.

SJ used to collect pretty little rocks when we were out and about when he was little. It might be fun for him to explore some of these kits.

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