Camp Constitution will begin “The Weekly Sam” to promote the camp’s Blumenfeld Archives http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/
Sam Blumenfeld was a pioneer in the homeschool movement. He dedicated his life to teaching people of all ages how to be excellent readers, to encourage parents to homeschool, or start their own private schools, and to expose the organizations and people determined to create a functionally illiterate America. Sam used the term “deliberately dumbing down” to describe what was going on in the government schools, and unlike many of his contemporaries, he wasn’t afraid to say it was happening on purpose. Sam passed away in June of 2015, but he left Camp Constitution a great legacy: his library and papers. Thanks to Camp Constitution’s newspaper editor, Mark Afflick, Mr. Eric Conover, the camp’s webmaster, and Mr. Bill McNally of the Samuel L. Blumenfeld Literacy Foundation, Camp Constitution has archived much of his great work for generations to come.
Each week we will feature items from the archives. This week, we are featuring what we believe was his greatest work: His “Alpha-Phonics” workbook with all 128 lessons in either audio or video. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on reading kits or programs. All you need to do his access our Sam Blumenfeld archives and begin using Sam’s “Alpha-Phonics” to teach your child to be highly literate. Here is a link to his Alpha-Phonics: http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/alphaphonics/index.htm The archives and all of our on-line resources are free to the public, but we can use your help promote these archives and our overall mission. Readers can make an on-line donation via PayPal from our website’s home page http://campconstitution.net/