My name is Donald Barnes. I am a successful home-schooling parent.

I am an Elder at my church and a Constitution Coach.

I want to share a U.S. Constitution course with your group.

I happily provide your group with a briefing or a preview the first lesson from any course.

About Me

Linda and I have been married since 1985.

I retired from the US Army in 2007.

We started Homeschooling when my son was in 5th grade, and my daughter was in 3rd grade.

My daughter earned an Associate of Arts degree and is married.

My son earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Indiana Wesley University.

He has earned two master’s degrees, one in English from Virginia Tech.

He is an English Instructor at the West Point Military Academy in NY.

He is married, and they have two children.

National Monument to the Forefathers (Pilgrims), In Plymouth, Massachusetts

To better understand the Founding Era of our United States, one should study the Pilgrims' history and the Plymouth Colony's founding. I recommend starting this journey by learning about the National Monument to the Forefathers by watching the movie "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure" by Kirk Cameron.

I recommend traveling to Plymouth, MA, for a fantastic historical field trip. Visit the National Monument and take the tour with Leo Martin from The Jenney. Also, his Plymouth Walking Tour is Tremendous.

Leo Martin, historian, author, and storyteller, is the Director of Education at The Jenney. He has been giving educational tours in Plymouth since 2001. He is best known for his knowledge about the Pilgrims and other facts about our country's founding. His love of God and country and his passion for history allow him to engage listeners and bring history to life.

Leo has been called “the last God-fearing guide in historic Plymouth, MA.” While so many others are taking God out of the history books, Leo maintains that the Pilgrims and Founding Fathers established “one nation under God,” founded on Judaeo-Christian values. He is a champion of our nation’s founding principles displayed in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth. His book, “Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness,” talks about the five liberties the Pilgrims were searching for when they left the Church of England and came to the New World and is the subject of one of the exhibits at The Jenney.