Constitution Classes, once a month, downtown library
Below is information about the Constitution Classes we are facilitating monthly, on the last Saturday of the month, at the downtown branch of the library. The classes will be held in the Barrett Room from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.; the address is 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. We will be using a self-study course based on the book The 5,000 Year Leap which is a series of video lessons taught by Earl Taylor, Jr., the President of the National Center for Constitutional Studies.
The book focused on the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom. These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years. Thus the title “The 5,000 Year Leap”.
There is no charges for these classes. We will have the book “The 5,000 Year Leap” available to sell at the classes for $6.00/book. We will cover two lessons each session (we will meet monthly on the last Saturday of the month at the Barrett Room, pending availability). Each video lesson will run 40 minutes, after which we’ll have a 20 minute discussion, and then a second video and a second 20 minute discussion. We’ll give you handouts at the beginning of the class to help you watch for the “learning objectives” for each session.
The video lessons look at the Founding Fathers’ reliance on both Biblical principles and the lessons of world history in writing the Constitution, and how the 28 principles noted in the book have lead to the exceptionalism of America. The lessons are detailed, but easy to understand, and will appeal both to history buffs as well as folks … like myself … taking another look at the Constitution and American history for the first time since high school civics.
Because we have to order 5,000 Year Leap books for you, and in order to ascertain interest in the Constitution Classes, please go here and sign up … OR … email me directly at email@example.com to sign up and/or ask questions about the class.