Homeschool Workshops

Presenters

Jake MacAulay is a homeschooling father of four and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach and curriculum that presents the founders’ Biblical view of law and government. IOTC’s U.S. Constitution Course accommodates the required High School Civics and US Government Credit. Along with thousands of graduates in all 50 states your student will acquire a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which America’s founding documents are based.
Jake is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in Private, Co-op, and public schools.
Jake has been seen on Yahoo News, Fox News, The Blaze, AP, CBS, NBC, The Weekly Standard, and more…
Rev. David Whitney has been teaching the Christian heritage and history of our country with Institute on the Constitution for over a decade where he serves as Senior Instructor. Homeschool father of 3 girls and hus-band to teacher and professional vocalist Cherelyn Whitney. He is ac-tive in the homeschool movement leading a church deeply committed to helping families accomplish the homeschooling mission. There are cur-rently 85 families in their homeschool umbrella organization.
David is an Honors Scholar graduate from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree from Denver Seminary. A minister for 32 years he is currently the Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Pasade-na, Maryland.
As an member of Clergy, Activist and Radio personality David has ap-peared in Washington Times, on Voice of America, Fox, ABC, NBC, CSPAN, BBC, and more…

Workshop Sessions

Civics in 36 Hours

The Institute on the Constitution will guide you through their self-taught U.S. Government Course from a Biblical Worldview. Upon completion of this course, your student will know more than the average politician about the U.S. Constitution and the original intent of the founders who framed our founding documents.
The American View of Law and Government: The importance of Learning the Constitution in the midst of the culture war against faith and conservative values such as home education.
Faith, Values, and the Constitution: Dive into the religious beliefs of the Framers and the philosophical worldview of the U.S. Constitution.  Learn how to equip your child with a solid, biblical worldview of American Law and Government.
The Constitution & Bill of Rights - The Real History: Discover the factors leading to the Declaration of Independence and the formation of a new American Government system by the People.
 
American Education: Four Centuries of American Education:  Where we started and how we have progressed.  Learn what the founding fathers said about American education and the importance of teaching America’s children biblical morals and virtues.
The War on the Constitution, Why Youth Should Care - Why is our culture continuously trying to eliminate Christianity?   "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ”, said Founding Father Patrick Henry.  The Bible queries “If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?”  What this next generation does with the Gospel and the Constitution will determines the future Christian liberties of America.
The Institute on the Constitution for Youth:  Listen up Youth!  Your God-given Constitutional liberties are daily being stripped from you and your history is being re-written to reflect a secular godless America.  This is a direct assault on you and your future.  The fight is upon you and knowledge with God’s Grace is your power.  Get ready for boot camp - learn the fundamentals to stop this frontal attack on your country.
Rebels/Prodigals: God can Rescue Them...He is our hope 
How does it happen that our wonderful home-trained son go off the rails?  He forsook his faith and all he was taught.  Next thing we knew, we were at odds on everything.  Lies consumed our relationship.  He not only plunged into the lifestyle of worldly passions, but he fell into the deep end of the legal system.  We lost our son... but God! This prodigal came back to the kingdom of Heaven, taking it by force, and revenging all his former disobedience.  The impossible happened in our son.  That son is Jake MacAulay and he is here to share his story.  Parents, there is hope.
The Homeschooling Dad
How does Dad meet the challenge of  homeschooling when he is working one or more jobs and still trying to maintain his influence and leadership in the home? Jake MacAulay will give practical advice and encouragement from his personal experience.
Preparing the Biblical Christian for Engagement in the culture war - there is a very real war for the hearts and minds of the next generation. If we do not engage the fight we are guaranteed to lose. Come be equipped to stand successfully in the battle for truth. Homeschooling parents may fear that when their children graduate they may turn against their homeschool upbringing. Have heard some reports of that occurring? Is there a way to prevent that from happening to your sons and daughters? Come explore what powerful tools God provides as well as learning from the experience of other homeschooling parents.
Religion and our founding fathers - many have been led to believe the lie that all our Founders were Deists or non-christians. Examine the evidence from the lips of our Founders themselves and you will be very encouraged to discover not only what they believed but that they held a Biblical View of Law and Government which was the foundation upon which they built a Republic designed to secure the God given rights of every person.
America’s Beginnings: Discovery, Purpose & the Founders’ Faith
Attendees should understand the value of primary sources in learning history, both the good and the bad. In addition, we desire they learn the critical connection between the Framers’ Biblical Worldview and the political theory and principles of the American form of government.
The Philosophical Worldview of the Constitution
Attendees should be able to identify the principles of American political theory and their historic sources. Also the student should be able to identify the major problem facing the Framers of the Constitution and their formula for addressing this problem.
1776 - 1789: From Independence To The Constitution
Attendees will appreciate the historical events leading up to and surrounding the adoption of the Constitution and their relationship to the religious and philosophical worldviews of the Framers and the American culture.
Teen Track
 
Example Schedule (to be personalized for your convention):
10:15am-11:15am Workshop
11:15am-11:45am Workshop
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm Workshop
Short Break
2:15pm-3:15pm Workshop
Short Break
3:30pm-4:30pm Workshop
The 4-lecture handouts are available upon request and will be made available to each student attending.
Lecture I - An American View of Law, Liberty and Government
(A DVD OF LECTURE 1 IS INCLUDED FOR YOUR REVIEW)
General Objectives:
The student should understand that there is a specific view of Law and Government which is distinctively American in nature. We call this “The American View,” and it is based on a Biblical Worldview.
Lecture II - America’s Beginnings: Discovery, Purpose & the Founders’ Faith
General Objectives:
The student should understand the value of primary sources in learning history, both the good and the bad. In addition, we desire they learn the critical connection between the Framers’ Biblical Worldview and the political theory and principles of the American form of government.
Lecture III - The Philosophical Worldview of the Constitution
General Objectives:
The student should be able to identify the principles of American political theory and their historic sources. Also the student should be able to identify the major problem facing the Framers of the Constitution and their formula for addressing this problem.
Lecture IV - 1776 - 1789: From Independence to the Constitution
General Objectives:
It is our intent and our hope that the student will appreciate the historical events leading up to and surrounding the adoption of the Constitution and their relationship to the religious and philosophical worldview of the Framers and the American culture.
Student Benefits from IOTC’s Course Completion:
A student may purchase a full printed manual from us as well.  This will allow them to finish lectures 5-12 and receive the full civics credit for their studies.  Our course is self taught and would require the students watching the remaining 20-minute video lectures on their own.
*Cost: The full 12-lecture student package is $157 (includes book and videos). We offer it to the students who attend the teen track for $100 as a conference special.