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Taking a Closer Look:
Civics Field Trip

We organized an impromptu field trip to the State Board of Education meeting in Austin on July 18. The chairman of the Texas State Board of Education opened the floor of the meeting to hear comments and concerns from citizens about the marginalizing of major historical events, and famous Americans. The minimal treatment of topics such as the faith and lives of our Founding Fathers, American Military History, and a long list of historical characters that have been staples in our history program were relegated to sidebars–if included at all. The newest edition of the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum fails to accurately document our history, and illustrate the greatness of the struggle and beauty of character demonstrated in the forging of our nation. It especially ignores the part our Christian faith has played in the rise of our nation. John Pradia turned a toy hat into a tri-cornered cover, and, Paul Pradia polished up a few of his fife tunes to help get into character. Laura Pradia wore her antebellum dress that she made for another event and a corset to top it off. As we walked to the meeting, people of all walks of life stopped us to comment and ask questions about the costumes. It was a wonderful learning experience.

What is the Civics class?

Our Civics class meets each month at FEAST. The FEAST civics coordinator,Gale Sayers, spends many days handling arrangements with many local and state politicians and government and civic leaders in preparation for our free Civics Classes. It is a time to meet and greet our leaders in a casual setting. Our honored guests make unique presentations to the attendees and engage in open conversations with the group. Children and parents frequently testify publicly to the growth in their lives as a direct result of the ministry of the class. It is a joy to watch them grow in confidence and in boldness monthly. All glory to God and thanks to the leaders who attend and invest in these lives. Dress code is business casual. No shorts please. Please be modest in your dress. Skirts or dresses to knee length with no visible undergarments. No hats on male attendees. Thank you for honoring our guests in this manner.

Whole families are invited! There are no age limits(babies are loved and enjoyed here) and parents/grandparents do attend with the children. The class is very child-friendly. However, students must have at least one parent/adult in attendance unless a special arrangement has been made. Your faithful participation will ensure the success of these events, so please make it a priority on your family’s calendar to be physically present. NO writing is required, but personal notes are strongly encouraged. NO tests  are given. Many thanks for your continued prayers.  Please bring your most generous love offering for FEAST to help to defray costs. We seek to honor God. To Him be all praise and glory. 

Questions?  Email Gale Sayers at Hopegale50@gmail.com

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