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Practical, easy-to-use writing and literature courses for homeschools, Christian schools, and co-ops by Sharon Watson

Strengthen Your Friendships with a Friendship Journal

Strengthen Your Friendships with a Friendship Journal

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Jonathan and David. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry. Calvin and Hobbes. How special those friendships are to one another!

The Bible has a lot to say about friendships. It warns us against foolish ones: “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character” (I Corinthians 15:33). Scripture encourages us that a “friend loves at all times” (Proverbs 17:17).

Friendship is important to God. How important is friendship to you?

If we want to make new friends, we have to show ourselves friendly. As Dale Carnegie, the famous philanthropist revealed, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” That’s a challenge in a new group or situation, isn’t it?

Whether you have a new friend or a friend you’ve known since kindergarten, communication is important to the relationship.

A fun way to keep communication open is with a friendship journal. It’s a simple concept: You both answer a question in a journal and share your journal back and forth. You can make your own journal from a spiral-bound notebook or make your own book.

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Full Steam Ahead: Steam Power in Ancient Roman Days?

Full Steam Ahead: Steam Power in Ancient Roman Days?

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We like to think we’re fairly intelligent today, but did you know that the ancient Greeks and Romans harnessed the power of steam and wind 2,000 years ago?

Your students will enjoy these three prompts based on history and technology as they contemplate Hero of Alexandria, an ancient Thomas Edison, and how his inventions might have changed the world.

Random fact: Did you know that Hero invented the first vending machine? Patrons put in a coin and received holy water from his machine!

This week we’ve included plenty of links so your students can dig more deeply into these topics, if they wish.

Geared for middle – high school students.

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