The Core Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

Author: Leigh A. Bortins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230107680
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Genre: Education

In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences

The Core

Author: Leigh A. Bortins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230100350
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Genre: Education

The Core is an important resource that helps parents create ways to incorporate study into daily routines involving the entire family. --Book Jacket.

The Question

Author: Classical Conversations MultiMedia
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985170123
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Classical education

In The Question, the author shows parents and teachers how to ask questions that generate discussion, spark curiousity, and build strong parent-child relationships. This follow-up book to Bortins' The Core, gives parents the confidence they need to guide their children's education through middle school and beyond.

The Conversation

Author: Classical Conversations MultiMedia
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990472027
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre:


Teaching the Trivium

Author: Harvey Bluedorn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974361631
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Classical education

Teaching the Trivium by Laurie and Harvey Bluedorn maintains that the classical style of education is designed to serve Christians well because it was the original model of education that God had in mind for his people to progress from knowledge, to understanding, to wisdom. This is a great book, for two reasons: 1. it takes the whole of the classical method and roots it soundly in the Bible, and 2. it lays out many options for a classical, biblically based course of study that are not overwhelming to the average family. Even if you never intended to use this approach, the many insights into education are well worth the price of the book.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393067088
Release Date: 2009-05-04
Genre: Education

A new edition of a forefront home-schooling reference shares step-by-step recommendations for providing a child with an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school, in a guide that incorporates updated resource listings, contact information, and Internet links. 20,000 first printing.

Trivium Mastery

Author: Diane B. Lockman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1432733281
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Lockman details an authentic classical Christian home education that teaches three simple skill sets--language, critical thinking, and communication.

Classical Education

Author: Gene Edward Veith
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692419136
Release Date: 2015-04-03
Genre:

New Third Edition "Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America" examines the decline of American education and offers a solution. It is not more spending or a new and innovative program. Rather the solution, according to authors Gene Edward Veith Jr. and Andrew Kern, is classical education. Whether you are a parent anxious about your child's education, a family considering homeschooling, or a young person contemplating a career as a teacher, this book will help you think through what a true education involves. After a brief survey of where education in America has gone wrong, including a glance at controversial efforts like Common Core and Race to the Top, the authors describe the alternative to today's failed fashions in learning: a classical education."Classical education," they explain, "cultivates wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty." Succeeding chapters sketch how this approach has been applied by a wide variety of educators, including Christians (Protestant and Catholic), Great Books enthusiasts, and social entrepreneurs who serve poor and minority students at home and abroad. Chapters are also devoted to homeschooling and higher education. In an epilogue, the authors honestly confront the weaknesses to which classical educators are prone and offer hope for an even stronger future for this growing movement. With a New Introduction by Dr. Brian Phillips.

Give Your Child the World

Author: Jamie C. Martin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310344148
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Religion

Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

Simply Classical

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1615382402
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: Christian education

This revolutionary new book guides parents and teachers in implementing the beauty of a classical education with special-needs and struggling students. Cheryl is an advocate of classical Christian education for special-needs students. The love of history, music, literature, and Latin instilled in her own children has created in Cheryl the desire to share the message that classical education offers benefits to any child. -Increase your child's academic success -Restore your child's love of learning -Regain confidence to teach any child -Renew your vision of hope for your special-needs child -Receive help navigating the daunting process of receiving a diagnosis -Learn how to modify existing resources for your child's needs -Find simple strategies any parent or teacher can implement immediately -Appreciate a spiritual context for bringing truth, goodness, and beauty to any child

Rethinking School How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393285970
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Education

A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all—or even most—students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children rather than questioning the system. With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child. In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K–12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness (not as much of a “gift” as you might think!). As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience with her own four children and more than twenty years of educational consulting and university teaching. Rethinking School is a guide to one aspect of sane, humane parenting: negotiating the twelve-grade school system in a way that nurtures and protects your child’s mind, emotions, and spirit.

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070972
Release Date: 2003-08-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. 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 genres—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.

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum

Author: Laura Berquist
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781681491349
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Education

ÊHome educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical TriviumÑgrammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect. Her approach, covering grades K - 12, is detailed and practical, and it is adaptable by parents and teachers to any situation. This third revised edition includes a much expanded section for a high school curriculum, and an updated list of resources for all grades.