Start Your 5000 YL Book Club
Start Your Own “5000 Year Leap” Book Club
One person really can make a difference! You are taking action to reeducate yourself and others on the Constitution of the United States of America! Only through knowledge can we preserve liberty and freedom in our country!
The Forgotten Man believes we must all know how the Founding Fathers set up our country which made it the most successful nation in the world in less than 200 years, and then promote the teaching of this information to your peers and most importantly, the next generation. “The 5000 Year Leap” is an easy to comprehend, concise book that educates us on the key principles our founders used to build our country. Here is a guide to help get you started:
- Invite members, i.e. family, friends, coworkers, neighbors. We recommend a group of 10 people at most. Groups larger than this make it more difficult to stay on task.
- Set a regular place, date and time to meet. This allows people to plan their schedule and attend the meetings weekly. Meetings should last no more than 1.5 to 2 hours and should always end on time. Home meetings are best, but local meeting rooms such as coffee shops or libraries work well also. Keep meetings about the book and not about food. Serve light beverages only.
- The organizer should order and distribute the books along with the first reading assignment to be read for discussion at the first meeting. We STRONGLY recommend that you use our study guide. It is designed to help highlight key points that we have found to be important. It also will help promote discussions at your meetings, by providing talking points that coincide with the readings. Go to our study guide page
- Choose a leader to guide the group during discussions to stay focused on the book. (See Study Guide under the Education tab for key discussion points.) Use the prepared schedule below to begin. (This is our recommended reading schedule; however, you may alter the number of chapters per meeting according to your group’s pace.)
1st Meeting – Forward, Preface and Introduction. This section is vital to the overall concept of the book! It will also give your group a chance to “meet and greet” and to discuss current events.
2nd Meeting – Part I, Pages 9-33. This is an overall explanation of our founder’s perspective as they approached the development of the republic and writing of the constitution.
3rd Through last Meeting– Principles 1-28. Depending on the depth of discussions, you will adjust the number of principles per meeting. We recommend no more than two principles per meeting for in-depth study. Apply what you read to today’s issues and discuss. Continue with studying the principles until the book is completed.
Finally, go out and recommend that others read “The 5000 Year Leap” and start their own book club. As always, share your knowledge with your children and grandchildren……YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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