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ARTICLES (links to some of these are below)

  • “The Aleutians: The Forgotten Theater of World War II” (scheduled for issue #60)
  • “The Day I Met Royalty,” Good Old Days (scheduled for October 2017 issue)
  • “Lessons from General Ridgway,” Teachers of Vision (scheduled for August 2017 issue)
  • Excerpt from “Mother’s Craft Hands Helped Get Us Through,” Reminisce (Apr./May 2017)
  • “Emperor of the United States,” True West (December 2016)
  • “Neighbors Helped Neighbors,” Good Old Days (December 2016)
  • “A Mix of Memories,” Good Old Days (October 2016 issue)
  • “Comenius: Pastor, Philosopher, Pedagogue,” Leben (Vol. 12, Issue 2)
  • “No Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer for Us!” Good Old Days (August 2016 )
  • “The She-Bear and the Sugar Bowl,” Nature Friend (July 2016)
  • “Write Your Own Life Story,” The Writer (May 2016 )
  • “A Valuable Lesson Learned,” Christian Communicator (May/June 2016)
  • “My Breakthrough into Book Publishing,” Suite T, Southern Writers Magazine blog post (April 27, 2016)
  • “My Writing Success Story,” Writers Weekly.com (April 24, 2016)
  • “Think, Pray, Listen,” Country Extra (March 2016)
  • “The Prince’s Visit: How a Tennessee Farmer Showed the World a Thing or Two,” Blue Ridge Country (November-December 2015)
  • “Travel Notebooks,” BJUPress.com/blog (June 17, 2014)
  • “The Importance of Worship,” Proclaim and Defend, blog of the FBFI (March 6, 2014)
  • “Reading Is Infectious: Pass It On,” Parent Update, an AACS publication (n.d.)
  • “A Teacher’s Alphabet of Excellence,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 2011)
  • “Producing the ‘Ready Writer,'” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2010)
  • “Preventing Educational & Spiritual Anorexia Nervosa,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2010)
  • “Put the Cookies on the Bottom Shelf!” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2009)
  • “Teachers and Punctuation Marks,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2009)
  • “Critical Thinking in the Classroom,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 2008)
  • “Fun With Geography,” Homeschool SOLUTIONS, BJUPress.com/resources/ (November 18, 2008)
  • “Teaching History as Biography,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2008)
  • “Bible Truths from Human History,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2007)
  • “Not Just Another Teacher,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2006)
  • “Moral Development: The Challenge for Christian Education,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2006)
  • “John Wanamaker: The King of Retail,” Homeschooling Today (July-August 2005)
  • “Solving the Spelling Problem,” Journal for Christian Educators (Summer 2005)
  • “Educating the Individual,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2005)
  • “Classroom Activities for Teaching Writing,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 2004)
  • “A 4-D Perspective of Teaching,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 2004)
  • “Samuel Morse and the Telegraph,” Homeschooling Today (July-August 2004)
  • “Applying the Educational Principles of Comenius,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring-Summer 2004)
  • “The Ready Writer,” Spirit-Led Writer (March 2004)
  • “Ferdinand Magellan,” Homeschooling Today (March-April 2004)
  • “Jonathan Edwards: Spark of the Great Awakening,” Homeschooling Today (January-February 2004)
  • “George Washington Carver,” Homeschooling Today (November-December 2003)
  • “Defending the Integrity of Our Language in the Christian School,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2003)
  • “The Importance of Worship,” FrontLine (September-October 2003)
  • “Swamp Fox: The Washington of the South,” Homeschooling Today (July-August 2003)
  • “Samuel Doak,” Homeschooling Today (May-June 2003)
  • “Teaching Dictionary and Thesaurus Skills,” Journal for Christian Educators (Summer 2003)
  • “Battling Plagiarism in the Classroom,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2003)
  • “The Enduring Legacy of Noah Webster,” Homeschooling Today (January-February 2003)
  • “Christian Education in a Postmodern World,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2002)
  • “Teaching Writing in a Dot Com World,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2002)
  • “A Second Hearing,” Christian Home & School (March-April 2002)
  • “Doctor at Your Door: One Man’s Practice of Back-to-Basics Health-Care Reform,” Physician (January-February 2002)
  • “Giving God the Benefit of the Doubt,” Journal for Christian Educators (Spring 2001)
  • “Rediscovering the Children’s Books of Jesse Stuart,” Teachers of Vision (Holiday 2001)
  • “What’s Wrong with Being Average?” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2001)
  • “Rediscovering the Children’s Books of Jesse Stuart,” Christian Library Journal (Winter 2000)
  • “The Emperor of the United States, Norton I,” The Elks Magazine (February 2000)
  • “Hosting,” BackHome (September-October 2000)
  • “Writing Across the Curriculum,” Journal for Christian Educators (Summer 2000)
  • “What? Me Give a Devotional? Today’s Christian Teen (Fall 2000)
  • “The ‘Most Wholesome and Best in the American Boy,'” Scouting (October 2000)
  • “Teachers and Punctuation Marks,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 2000)
  • “A Teacher’s Alphabet of Excellence,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 1999)
  • “Wielding Your Blue Pencil,” Writer Online (December 7, 1999)
  • “Spiritual Punctuation Marks,” The Wesleyan Advocate (November 1999)
  • “Critical Thinking in the Classroom,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall 1999)
  • “Hooray for Dollywood,” Railfan & Railroad (August 1999)
  • “Travel Notebooks,” BackHome (July-August 1999)
  • “Tons of Tips for Better Test Taking,” Brio (May 1999)
  • “The Magic of a Name,” Straight (May 2, 1999)
  • “What Do I Wear?” DECA Dimensions (March-April 1999)
  • “An Important Culinary Lesson,” Good Old Days Specials (March 1999)
  • “Silent Cal Coolidge,” The Elks Magazine (February 1999)
  • “Encouraging Students to Read,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 1998)
  • “Step Up to Successful Writing,” Cross & Quill (November-December 1998)
  • “Reviving the Precis as an Instructional Tool,” Journal for Christian Educators (Summer 1998)
  • “Living in the Shadow of the Atomic City,” Blue Ridge Country (May-June 1998)
  • “Travel Notebook: Turning Travel Time into Learning Time,” Practical Homeschooling (May-June 1998)
  • “Six Steps to Successful Writing,” Northwest Christian Author (March-April 1998)
  • “The Writing Challenge,” The Christian Classroom (Spring 1998)
  • “Spiritual Anorexia Nervosa,” bulletin insert for Fundamental Presbyterian Publications (February 1998)
  • “Great Technical Writing,” Authorship (January-February 1998)
  • “Public School Failures, Homeschool Successes,” The Freeman (November 1997)
  • “Letters from Russia,” The Freeman (October 1997)
  • “Moral Development: The Challenge for Christian Education,” Journal for Christian Educators (Winter 1996)
  • “The Homeschool Co-Op: Concept and Possibilities,” Home Education Magazine (July-August 1996)
  • “How to Enjoy Family Vacation Trips,” Family Times (June 1996)
  • “Keys to Better Technical Writing,” New Writer’s Magazine (January-February 1996)
  • “Wielding Your Blue Pencil,” in The Shape of Ideas by M. Garrett Bauman, Harcourt Brace College Publishers (1995)
  • “Educating the Individual,” Journal for Christian Educators (Fall-Winter 1994)
  • “Survival Techniques for Traveling with Kids,” Today’s Family (Summer 1994)
  • “Hosting: Educational Alternative to a Traditional Summer Vacation,” Home Education Magazine (July-August 1994)
  • “Consider the Ant,” Junior Trails (June 5, 1994)
  • “Cas Walker–A Legend in His Own Time,” The Appalachian Log (February 1994)
  • “Fred Summers–Extraordinary Storyteller,” The Appalachian Log (December 1993)
  • “Stamp Collecting: A Hobby that Motivates Learning,” Calgary Home Educators’ Encouragement & Resource Society (November 15, 1993)
  • “Exchange Student Visits in Powell,” Powell Post (July 20, 1993)
  • “A Review of Herndon’s Life of Lincoln,” The Christian Banner (May-June 1993)
  • “Stamp Collecting: A Hobby that Motivates Learning,” Home Education Magazine (March-April 1993)
  • “Homeschooling and Educational Choice,” The Freeman (February 1993)
  • “Teaching Beyond Memorization,” Journal for Christian Educators (November-December 1992)
  • “Helping Your Child Do His Best,” Parent Update, an AACS publication (n.d.)
  • “The She-Bear and the Sugar Bowl,” Smoky Mountain Trails (July 1992)
  • “Off to a Good Start in 1992,” Journal for Christian Educators (May-June 1992)
  • “The Needle’s Eye: The Use of Games in Teaching,” Journal for Christian Educators (January-February 1992)
  • “Teaching the Joy of Reading,” Parent Update, an AACS publication (January 1992)
  • “Back to Basics: A Review of Gregory’s The Seven Laws of Teaching,” Journal for Christian Educators (September-October 1991)
  • “A Hobby that Motivates Learning,” The Teaching Home (August-September 1991)
  • “Gaining by Losing,” Confident Living (September 1991)
  • “A Climate of Words: Developing Student Writing Skills,” Journal for Christian Educators (January-February 1991)
  • “Is Worship a Lost Art?” Confident Living (April 1990)
  • “Planning, Conducting, and Surviving a Mock Congress,” Journal for Christian Educators (May-June 1990)
  • “Advertising and You,” series of 20+ column articles, Powell Post (December 12, 1989 ff)
  • “Motivating Students to Learn,” Journal for Christian Educators (September-October 1989)
  • “Fighting Chaplain Marches Again,” Knoxville News-Sentinel (July 19, 1989)
  • “Continuing Education for Tight Budgets,” Journal for Christian Educators (May-June 1989)
  • “Peer Tutoring: Can It Work?” Journal for Christian Educators (January-February 1989)
  • “Improving Classroom Listening Skills,” Journal for Christian Educators (May-June 1988)
  • “Teaching Writing by Example,” Journal for Christian Educators (January-February 1988)
  • Numerous book reviews for Provident Book Finder (1987-89)
  • “The Selling of Freedom,” The Freeman (September 1986)
  • “Special Words for the Handicapped,” The Christian Writer (February 1986)
  • “Philanthropy and Freedom,” The Freeman (October 1985)
  • “Preventing Spiritual Anorexia Nervosa,” Good News Broadcaster (March 1985)
  • “Reflexology at Your Fingertips,” Total Health (March 1984)
  • “Six Steps to Successful Writing,” The Christian Writer (July 1984)
  • “Developing a Quote File,” The Christian Writer (October 1984)
  • “The Importance of the Obvious,” in American Government and Economics (A BEKA Book Publications, 1984)
  • “Big Lessons for a Little Boy,” The Freeman (February 1984)
  • “The Importance of the Obvious,” The Freeman (August 1983)
  • “From the Mouths of Babes,” The Freeman (May 1983)
  • “Memorial Facts and Trivia,” Emmaus (PA) Free Press (May 25, 1983)
  • “Help Wanted: Laborers,” The Freeman (May 1981)

LINKS TO ONLINE PUBLISHED WRITING SAMPLES

ARTICLES REPRINTED IN TEXTBOOKS/ANTHOLOGIES

  • “Wielding Your Blue Pencil,” in The Writer’s Handbook (The Writer, Inc., 1995)
  • “Wielding Your Blue Pencil,” in The Shape of Ideas (Harcourt Brace, 1995)
  • “Economic Prediction and Entrepreneurial Success,” in The Spirit of Freedom: Essays in American History (Foundation for Economic Education, 1994)
  • “Education: State Coercion or Free Choice?” in Public Education and Indoctrination (Foundation for Economic Education, 1993)
  • “Homeschooling and Educational Choice,” in Public Education and Indoctrination (Foundation for Economic Education, 1993)
  • “Can We Legislate Morality?” in Christians in the Political Arena (Associates Press, 1986)

TEXTBOOKS/ANCILLARY MATERIALS FOR WHICH PETERSON WAS LEAD AUTHOR

  • World History, 3rd ed. (student text, teacher’s edition, student activities manual, tests)–2007
  • Cultural Geography, 3rd ed. (student text, teacher’s edition, student activities manual, tests)–2008
  • American Republic, 3rd ed. (student text, teacher’s edition, student activities manual, tests)–2010
  • U.S. History, 3rd ed. (student text, teacher’s edition, student activities manual, tests)–2012
  • American Government, 3rd ed. (student text, teacher’s edition, student activities manual, tests)–2014
  • American Republic, 4th ed. (student text, student activities manual)–2016