The Core Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

Author: Leigh A. Bortins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230107687
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences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: 023010035X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 9780985170127
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393067084
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum

Author: Laura Berquist
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681491346
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Echo in Celebration

Author: Leigh A. Bortins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979833304
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children are natural learners, and building a core foundation at an early age is critical to their success both educationally and in life. In this book, education expert and author Leigh A. bortins incorporates the best ideas from the ancients and gives parents the tools to revive classical learning.

Teaching the Trivium

Author: Harvey Bluedorn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780974361635
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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.

Classical Education

Author: Gene Edward Veith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692419137
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.