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The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical EducationThe Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
Leigh A. Bortins
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With details on the "why" of classical education as well as the "how," The Core provides a perfect introduction for parents looking to understand the benefits of the classical model, while learning how to implement such a study in their own home. With a chapter on the primary subjects taught: reading, writing, math, geography, history, science, and the fine arts, you'll be inspired to learn more about learning yourself! Discover why classical education emphasizes specific educational elements and be encouraged in your journey by the tips and personal anecdotes woven throughout. 238 pages, indexed, softcover.
     

 
The Latin-Centered CurriculumThe Latin-Centered Curriculum
Andrew Campbell
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Divided into thirds, The Latin-Centered Curriculum addresses the "why" of classical education; how to use the classical education curriculum; and suggestions on creating a compendium of weekly schedules complete with teaching hints. Beginning with the Greek understanding of education as a holistic, literary, conservative, undertaking, and moving through the Reformation, Enlightenment, its decline under Dewey, and its modern resurgence from Dorothy Sayer's 1947 Oxford lecture, this book is worth reading for the history of classical education alone. With a detailed scope & sequence and a healthy emphasis on working at the child's--not the curriculum's--pace, reasons for using the Trivium, advice on teaching phonics, classical languages, arithmetic, copywork, literature, AP options, specific curriculum recommendations, reading lists, and other extraordinarily helpful advice, this is the perfect book for those looking to dive deeper into the well of classical education. 236 pages, softcover, 2nd edition.

This second edition includes

  • An expanded Great Books program for high school
  • New introductory chapters
  • Restructured subjects for easier state reporting
  • Updated recommendations for Latin, Greek, History, Science, and Religion
  • Detailed weekly schedules, tips for large families, A self-education program for adults, and more!
         

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    The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You  Never HadThe Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
    Susan Wise Bauer
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    Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading.

    The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genre - fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry - accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter - ranging from Cervantes to A.S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing.

    The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre - what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary? - and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word. 432 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
         


     
    Classical Education & the HomeschoolClassical Education & the Homeschool
    Douglas Wilson, Wesley Callihan, Douglas Jones
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    This small booklet provides a comprehensive look at the reasons for Classical Education, as well as an overview of how it is accomplished in a homeschool setting. Delving into the basics of teaching logic, Latin, Rhetoric and the Christian Worldview, the authors also address questions dealing with ancient pagan texts and the importance of imagination. 50 pages with reading lists included. Paperback.
         

     
    Designing Your Own Classical CurriculumDesigning Your Own Classical Curriculum
    Laura M. Berquist
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    Introducing the classical learning trivium---grammar, logic, and rhetoric---homeschooling parent Berquist explains how to design your own K to 12 curriculum. Focusing on teaching youngsters to think, not just memorize facts, this encouraging book includes a grade-by-grade outline of recommended texts, weekly schedules, study guides, and extensive reading lists. A user-friendly and adaptable model that helps you believe you can do it! 265 pages, softcover from Ignatius.
         

     
    The Case For Classical Christian EducationThe Case For Classical Christian Education
    Douglas Wilson
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    The myth of neutrality, pluralism and secularism have thoroughly infilterated the school systems of today. We create the "No Child Left Behind Act", increase after-school programs and try out new methods, yet the problems continue. Illiteracy, low math scores, shameful knowledge of geography, not to mention the crime, drugs and lewd behavior of our schools are enough to show that our solutions aren't working the way we'd like them to. Douglas Wilson lays the blame squarely on the fact that schools are neutral about morality, purporting that education is essentially religious in nature. Building upon this premise, he advocates a return to Christian classical education, emphasizing early childhood learning and a system based upon the word of God. 256 indexed pages.
         

     
    For the Love of Learning: Information & Resources for   Combining Charlotte Mason & Classical EducationFor the Love of Learning: Information & Resources for Combining Charlotte Mason & Classical Education
    Jenny Sockey
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    Feed your students' natural hunger for knowledge when you use this combination of proven homeschooling methods. Sockey summarizes the Charlotte Mason and Classical Education curriculum programs, examines similarities and differences, and demonstrates how they can be blended to give children a lifelong "love of learning." Includes extensive book and resource lists for every subject. 120 pages, softcover from Xulon.
         

     
    An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for ParentsAn Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents
    Dr. Christopher Perrin
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    This small book (45 pages) is an ideal introduction to classical education written by the headmaster of a classical academy in Pennsylvania. It traces the history of classical education and describes its modern renaissance. The book also highlights the distinctive elements of the movement including its emphasis on teaching grammar, logic and rhetoric (the Trivium), and the extraordinary achievements of students who are receiving a classical education. Other sections address the role and benefit of classical language study (Latin and Greek) and integrated learning through a study of the great books of western civilization.

    The book is written in a colloquial, engaging style, with several anecdotes, diagrams and charts. This book is especially recommended to parents just beginning their examination of classical education.
         


     
    An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents Audio CDAn Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents Audio CD
    Dr. Christopher Perrin

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    This audiobook of An Introduction to Classical Education is read by the author, Christopher A. Perrin, M. Div., Ph.D.Tracing the history of classical education and its modern renaissance, the distinctive elements of the movement are described in detail. Teaching grammar, logic and rhetoric, as well as the benefits of studying Latin or Greek are discussed as well.
         

     
    Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical EducationWho Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education
    Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath
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    At least since the Renaissance, familiarity with the literature, art, philosophy, and moral values of the Classical World has been synonymous with education itself. But today, Classical education is under assault and rapidly disappearing from American high schools and colleges. We are in danger of becoming illiterate about the ideas that created--and still have the capacity to sustain--Western Civilization. In this book acclaimed classicists Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath explain what has been killed, who did it, and why. They rescue the Greeks from the assault of postmodern scholars who disparage the though and art of these "dead white European males." With informative readings of great Greek texts, the authors show how we might still revive the glory that was Greece. This book is a must read for those who agree that knowledge of the classics initiates us into the beauty and peril of human experience.
         

     
    Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical LearningWisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning
    Robert Littlejohn, Charles T. Evans
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    The authors have taken the best of classical education and created a fresh framework for a "Christian liberal arts and sciences approach to the classroom". They offer up a new perspective on modern languages, classroom management, dialectic, the trivium and mathematics, advocating for a reasonable synthesis of classical learning models with the equally important values of Christianity. 224 pages, softcover.
         

     
    Strategic Debate, RevisedStrategic Debate, Revised
    Vance Trefethen
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    One of the most popular activities among homeschooling teens, learning the skills of strategic debate helps everyone. Improved communication, logical organization of thought and clear arguments help in all areas of life; this 3rd edition of Strategic Debate features examples of decision making in "real world" situations, extrapolating common events to policy making. The Debate Round, piat, topicality, solvency, disadvantages, cross-examination, evidence, flowing, and what judges are looking for are all covered with proven strategies and easy-to-digest instruction. 207 pages, softcover. 3rd Edition.
         

     
    How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of LogicHow to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic
    Madsen Pirie
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    Learn to win debates, participate in political discussions, recognize bad thinking, and listen to media commentators with Pirie's witty guide to applying---and misapplying---logic. He lists and clarifies common fallacies---from "abusive analogy" to "wishful thinking"---giving examples, explaining contradictions, and demonstrating how rational reasoning can be used to reveal and deceive. Ages 12 and up. 182 pages, softcover from Continuum.
         

     
    The Harp and Laurel WreathThe Harp and Laurel Wreath
    Edited by Laura M. Berquist
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    Introduce your students to the "finer things in life" today, not "someday!" Poetry is one of the forms of truth and beauty readily available to children. Here are imaginative compositions to be memorized, analyzed, dictated to enhance writing skills, and read aloud to encourage speaking abilities. Includes all the poems recommended in Berquist's Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum. Grades 1 - 12.
         

     
    Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of OthersAmo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others
    Eugene Ehrlich
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    (PUBHarperCollins)Subtitled How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others, Ehrlich provides pronunciation guides and entertaining expositions of ab absurdo to vultus est index animi. "A handy compilation of idioms from legal and ecclesiastical terminology,"---Library Journal. 328 pages, softcover.
         

     

     
    When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to HomeschoolingWhen You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
    R.C. Sproul Jr.
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    Who should teach your children? What should they be taught? What is the goal of education? Drawing on Charlotte Mason's and classical methods and encouraging parents as God's chosen teachers, Sproul offers a biblical approach to learning that defines instruction as discipleship; and its purpose as seeing your children bear fruit, grow in grace, and become more like Christ. 152 pages, softcover from P & R.
         

     
    Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern EducationRepairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education
    Edited by Douglas Wilson
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    As parents, it is easy for us to look back and see the shortcomings of our own education. Since many of us were taught in public schools, we often have a pretty good idea of what we don't want our children to learn. But what exactly should we give them instead?

    The authors of Repairing the Ruins, a group of experienced teachers and schools administrators, faced this same question when they first embarked on the journey of education. They found a tried and true answer in classical Christian education. Here they explain what makes classical Christian education different from modern methods and why it offers a distinctly Christian alternative. Building upon this foundation, the authors provide parents with the "Whys and Hows" of the Trivium, tips on planning curriculum, wisdom in designing education to serve the heart as well as the mind, and advice on starting up schools.

    For all who have ever wondered where to begin with their children's education, Repairing the Ruins comes alongside with words of comfort and direction.
         


     


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