Education

From the Trenches…My Class

June 16, 2017 Guest Writer 0

Let me tell you about my school What education looks like “from the trenches” and with my homeroom class: I teach at a dropout recovery school that serves mostly inner-city kids. These kids cannot be in any other school, either because they are sex offenders, are on parole, have been homeless and away from school too long, are felons banned from other schools, or they have emotional, psychological, behavioral and/or learning disabilities that propel them out of mainstream schools to be at my school. Many of these kids have been pushed along in the public schools and are then bounced out of the public school to avoid having their low test scores affect the overall […]

Family

The Tea Set and A Lesson

June 16, 2017 Joy Dixon Payne 2

The Tea Set I thought that china tea set was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  Four little cups with saucers, four little plates and four plastic silver colored spoons and  a sugar bowl and creamer, painted with delicate pink and green flowers and edged in gold. Every time we went to Jitney Jungle on Saturday to buy groceries, I would head straight for the toy rack, holding my breath all the way out of fear the tea set would be gone.  It was always there.  I would pick up the box and stare into the cellophane window at the delicate little miniature dishes. I wanted that tea set badly but Mama always […]

Family

Who Would Believe? (A Holiday Story)

June 4, 2017 Joy Dixon Payne 2

A nine-year-old and holiday boredom and a remedy… Who would believe a nine year old girl would be moping around because she had nothing to do on a holiday? Mama and my oldest sister were in the kitchen preparing Christmas Eve dinner and just chatting away about the new baby due in mid January. My sister was barricaded in her room with her friend, Sue Nutt, listening to records play on the record player. My brother had ridden off on his scooter to who knows where with his buddy Clark Carter. And there I sat. I knocked on my sister’s bedroom door. She cracked the door open and I asked to come in and visit. […]

Media

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

May 30, 2017 TFP Staff 0

Gary Sinise Foundation ~ Marking Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary Looking Back In the early hours of December 7th, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the U. S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  In just two hours, more than 2000 American soldiers, sailors and civilians died and another 1000 were wounded and 20 American naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes.  Following the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan and, more than two years into the conflict, America had finally entered World War II. What followed that early morning attack on Pearl Harbor has gone down in history as a valiant fight by our military heroes stationed at Pearl […]

Safety

Freedom and Weapons, History Speaks

May 12, 2017 TFP Staff 0

Safety and Weapons from History’s Perspective  When considering private citizens and weapons, our Founding Fathers (and Founding Mothers) could not have been more clear in their emphasis on several key ingredients to a solid, successful and free nation.  They distinctly prized Individual Rights and the accompanying Freedom that comes with those Rights.  They were firm in their belief that only a sound and moral citizenry could support real freedom.  They placed faith, family and home high as priorities to support.  Our Founders risked their lives and some lost their lives to support their freedom and be able to hand that freedom down to their children. Part of the Freedom they cherished included the ability to […]

Be the One

Tell YOUR Story ~ TFP’s Be The One Contest

May 11, 2017 TFP Staff 0

Everyone knows that ONE person… The solitary figure refusing to salute a tyrant… The exhausted priest carrying yet another person to safety from the terrorist’s rubble, before he too loses his life to the attack… The nurse rescuing soldiers from enemy fire… The mom working three jobs, but still finding the energy to take her young sons and their friends to the library every Saturday and teaching them to read… The grandfather organizing the effort to create a park with a ball diamond for his grandchildren and neighborhood kids… The power of ONE. One person who touches lives and makes a difference. Mark tired of hearing our Military publicly demeaned, so he wrote and recorded […]

Civics for All Ages

Civics For All Ages ~ Video Series

May 10, 2017 TFP Staff 2

The Civics Education Video Series by The Founding Project featuring Kim S. Anderson Civics Education for all ages is the objective of this video series.  Video Host, Kim Anderson, takes our members through the Alpha Omega Publishing Civics Education Program in bite-size doses geared to busy adults and parents.  Just as appropriate for adults as it is for junior high through high school students, Civics for All Ages, offers quick lessons in an enjoyable format with a charming host. Anderson tosses in a side of sports with her “shout-outs” to the varying teams represented with the sports theme hats she wears for each episode. But, you also get easy-to-follow lessons that can be viewed in […]

Home & Garden

Painting for Peace

June 6, 2016 Guest Writer 0

Painting for Peace Our society was not always such a disposable one and our ancestors typically did not rid of anything that could be repaired, reclaimed or reinvented. In that spirit, interior designers and home rehab firms encourage home dwellers to always look for ways to improve or reinvent their living spaces to best suit their needs, while also respecting the care and work that went into building their home. That is, look to conserve and take care of our dwellings. In the Founding Spirit to Reclaim One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to improve our dwelling spaces is with paint. We can even affect the enjoyability and mood of our homes […]

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