WTK History lesson with Pilgrim Institute Storyteller Jeanette Whittaker

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We The Kids audience engages with Mrs. Jeanette Whittaker, thinking about what children today can treasure from American history. They discover meaningful ideas from His story: why every person is valuable, how controlling your thoughts is so important, the gift of American liberty, and more. Our KBN See Action News Reporters, Joanna and Wyatt interview author Ruth Smith and hear about the experiences which prompted her to share His story with children.


MRS. RUTH J. SMITH is co-founder and President of the Pilgrim Institute, author and master teacher. Her most recent publications are a series of elementary history student texts and teacher guides, entitled The Mighty Works of God. The first three volumes are Self Government, Liberty and Justice for All, and Divine Providence. She is also co-author of the manual Restoring America’s Heritage of Pastoral Leadership and author of the section on “Teaching America’s Christian History in the Elementary School”, published in A Guide to American Christian Education for the Home and School by Mr. James B. Rose. Other publications include two elementary history guides, combined efforts with Lynn Meier and Jeanette Whittaker. Mrs. Smith assists American Christians through seminars, Rudiments of America’s Christian History and Government courses, Advanced Institutes, Conferences, and consultation for American Christian schools. Her example and faithful teaching efforts have benefited individuals, families, and schools nationwide. She has over 40 years of teaching and administrative experience in American Christian education, spanning the elementary, secondary, college, and adult levels. A mother of three grown daughters, she enjoys the opportunity to assist in the education of eight grandchildren.




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