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Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is not other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
Isaiah 46:9a

Over and over in Scripture, we are exhorted to remember the mighty deeds of God. There are harsh words for those who inherited the national blessings of God (secured by His grace and the faithfulness of their forbears) and yet forgot how those very blessings came about.

The blessing of God on the United States of America was conspicuously sought and gratefully recognized by early Americans. At the First Landing by the Jamestown settlers in 1607, Pastor Robert Hunt dedicated America to God. The purpose of the Pilgrims, echoing Pastor Hunt’s prayer, was to establish a land as a base from which to advance the spread of the Gospel.

"Lastly, (and which was not least,) a great hope & inward zeall they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for ye propagating & advancing ye gospel of ye kingdom of Christ in these remote parts of ye world; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto other for ye performing of so great a work."

William Bradford, Of Plimoth Plantation, as quoted in The Christian History
of the Constitution of the United States of America, Vol. I: Christian Self-Government
Founders Edition, p 193.

Our forefathers went to extraordinary lengths to build "some good foundation” for us: their courage and endurance in the face of great suffering and trials call us to action today. Early Americans recorded and preserved their story so that we, their descendants and heirs to the calling, would not forget the principles and purpose upon which this nation was founded. The strength of America’s liberty is the result of the faith of America’s first settlers, and later, our founding fathers; every religion has a form of government, and America’s Constitutional Republic is the Christian form of government.

The Foundation for American Christian Education’s purpose is to publish and teach America’s Christian history, to remind America of her Christian history to restore Christian self-government to the individual. The Foundation desires to partner with all those who study America’s history. Your study and research is essential to fulfilling the Foundation’s goal of reminding Americans of the high calling on our nation and restoring Christian self-government to individuals in order to preserve liberty for future Americans.

The Foundation for American Christian Education publishes a number of historical compilations of primary sources to help you as you search for America’s true heritage, and Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, an invaluable resource to all who seek to understand the ideals and intents of our founding documents. Conferences and courses have been developed to educate and enable ordinary citizens to remember and live up to the challenge to protect and preserve liberty.
To explore or receive training in the Principle Approach, join The Commonwealth—a community committed to this excellent method of education.
If the Principle Approach is a new idea, join the Principle Approach Commonwealth CommUNITY that gives you access to video, PowerPoint presentations and dozens of informational pieces including sample lessons.

The Principle Approach is a great way to teach, but it is an even better way to learn. I have become a student again, and my learning is rich and deep.

T.M., teacher

I must tell you that I am enjoying teaching using the Priciple Approach so much! It is so user friendly and guides the teacher rather than dictating.

S.L., homeschool mom

I’m new at incorporating the Principle Approach to our learning center curriculum. However, after 1 month of thorough study and one quarter of practical application, I already see the results I was expecting. It is my desire to encourage parents, teachers and administrators to look into the Principled Approach, a philosophy of education that truly inspires young people to learn God’s way.

J.A. teacher

If you’re ready for a more in-depth look, take the Noah Plan Self-Directed Study that gives you the essential tools as downloads for learning the basics of Principle Approach education. Enrolling in this course gives access to the "Exploring the Principle Approach” forum where you can meet and talk with others.

I really valued reading the Homeschool Companion by Joni Harsh. Although I must admit, it still left me rather hungry for more! It was an excellent place to start.


If you’ve decided to equip yourself by taking the basic course, The Philosophy & Methods of the Principle Approach: Foundations (the introductory course that enables the teacher or parent to practice the Principle Approach) gives access to the "Understanding Principles” forum where you can meet others, discuss ideas and contribute to the movement. The Foundations I course from the Foundation for American Christian Education revolutionized my teaching.

The pieces previously missing in my instruction seemed to shine with a bright light. When I began to reason from cause to effect in my own teaching, I could then pass that along to my students. I began to start my teaching with higher level thinking rather than looking for a way to "tack” it on. My classroom continues to grow each day because of this experience. It launched me on a continual journey of discovering God’s truth in every aspect of every subject.

M.H., Principle Approach Educator

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