~~ What's new? ~~

Just released June 2011:
A Curriculum for the Culture of Life.  This third edition is significantly expanded; 88 pages, spiral bound with a laminated chart.

We are pleased to begin carrying Faith, Science and Reason: Theology on the cutting edge. Written by Christopher Baglow and published by Midwest Theological Forum. It is a great 293 page companion to our Creator & Creation.

The science blog continues
I now have two blogs. Reflections on parenting blog and the original science blog. The science blog began with weather and has moved though various topics, as my teaching or my reading takes me. Drop by for a short reflection and be sure to leave your own thoughts as well.

Evolution continues to be the hammer of atheism, the topic on which an unformed faith falters when kids leave home. You need to be informed

Creator and Creation
The newest third edition includes more information about evolution.

First Timeline  is in its second edition, with minor editorial revisions. A good primary resource for history, simple, useful for multiple levels.

A Doorway of Amethyst in full color, provides an introduction to geology -- to the basic types of stone, their origins and changes, and the basic types of erosion, as well as the history of earth in terms of its geologic eras, and more.

One unique feature is a discussion of the Williston Basin, where drilling has turned up representative sediments from each of the major geologic eras, in their standard order. It makes a nice review and explains why geologists find it difficult to imagine how Noah's Flood could have produced the sedimentary rock formations of the world. Whatever you believe about Creation or the Flood, you need to understand this.

Why we are here                           
Like the Irish under the Penal laws, who educated their children in caves and behind hedges to escape the imposition of either ignorance or Protestantism on their children, many families are feeling the need to take the responsibility of education into their own hands. A daunting task! Ye Hedge School hopes to help serve their needs. 
Here are some of the resources available, but go to the site map for a more complete listing.

Faith Formation and Education    
Bible Ballad books of the Bible listed in verse
The Catechism in Lent Study the Catechism 
on Lenten themes. 
The Stations of the Cross, a meditation
  A (Catholic) Curriculum For The Culture of Life: Out of the mole run, up with an eagle eye. 

Genesis 1 House of the Covenant is a children's coloring book and introduction to the creation story. It is faithful;  it is not creationist, so, for example, the universe is old.
Some religion books I like.

Psychology               ____________  
Psychology books I like
Sullivan gets his own page
Education books: some I like, some I don't.

First Whole Book of Diagrams 
and the Elementary Diagramming Worktext
Two well-known resources for English diagramming
Into Deep Eternity: introducing Emily Dickinson
Tribute to GM Hopkins, (nothing for sale, a verse)
Shakespeare page
What is Poetry? An essay for you
Books I like

Note the new blog. This is a blog about various scientific matters, originally weather and the history of science, but other topics as they come up.

Books for sale                               
A Doorway of Amethyst in full color provides a middle school or junior high introduction to geology
Creator and Creation is an extended effort to expose the equal though opposite errors of literalist creationism and Darwinian naturalism
Faith, Science and Reason: Theology on the cutting edge. Written by Dr. Christopher Baglow and published by Midwest Theological Forum. It is a great 293 page hardback text that delivers what is promised in the title.
The Universe in My Hands, a general science program intended to put th universe into the hands of the children; based on powers of ten.
1000 Years of Catholic Scientists to clarify the positive relationship between good religion and good science
The Galileo page has a book on Copernicus and Galileo plus other stuff.
See Genesis 1 House of the Covenant for a non-creationist introduction to creation.
Chemistry 001  Chemistry for middle school or so. One image for each element, and lots of intersting anecdotes.

The Galileist page explains what a Galileist is and why that is what I call myself.

Evolution is covered in the New Jersey conference page.
Expelled! I enjoyed it; links tell why
The Pigeon Page responds to creationist ideas
The Keane Page is a discussion of Mr. Keane's creationist book, Creation Rediscovered My review, and my response to his rebuttal of my review.

Essay on a classical approach to natural science. This is an essay, nothing for sale.

Science books I like
Math books I like

First Timeline  History for the little ones
History Books I like 

Who I am                                      
Mary Daly's Bio --and her non-bio. 
And here is the reason for her calling her work:  Hedge School 

To place an order, use PayPal, your credit card or click on the order page, print it, and mail it with your check to the address given. 

If this is the first you ever heard of Hedge Schools, you might enjoy the Irish Hedge Schools page, with some links to Irish websites, one with an old hedge school in the bushes.

Thanks for your visit!
Ye Hedge School
This page was last updated: August 12, 2014