Travel back 1,900 years through time to visit Ancient Rome. Give yourself a taste of everyday life at the time when Rome was one of the biggest and most splendid cities in the world. See gladiators fighting and chariots racing, look at shops and visit the baths. You can even see a lavish feast in progress.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2009-05-04
"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.
This book covers more than 1,000 years of a critical period in world history. Over 460 lively and informative articles cover an extensive array of topics on daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, empe
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