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Four Approaches to Classical Christian Education, Part 2: Towards a Definition

Four Approaches to Classical Christian Education, Part 2: Towards a Definition

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

I recently wrote a post introducing a new series about the four distinct ways that evangelicals are doing classical Christian education in 2015–more than 30 years after Doug Wilson re-introduced us to Dorothy Sayers and the Trivium. I asserted that, despite the many who claim that classical Christian education is the Trivium and its “stages,”… Continue Reading

Mystery of History vs. Story of the World

Mystery of History vs. Story of the World

Brandy over at Half a Hundred Acre Wood wrote a very helpful review of the recently released final volume of Mystery of History. She also took the time to compare and contrast the pros and cons of Mystery of History vs. Story of the World. Many of her thoughts echoed what I said in my… Continue Reading

Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches, part 1

Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches, part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

I’m guessing that a lot of homeschool parents, like me, encountered classical Christian education (CCE) through either Doug Wilson’s excellent book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning or through Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise’s very helpful The Well-Trained Mind. Wilson first convinced me of CCE, and Bauer and Wise made me think that I… Continue Reading

What is the Classical Approach to Phonics?

What is the Classical Approach to Phonics?

There are a wealth of phonics programs available today to teach children reading and spelling. We primarily use All About Spelling for phonics, but I have also looked intently at–and own–Spell to Write and Read, which has been highly recommended by several friends and is used at our local classical Christian school, Bob Jones phonics… Continue Reading

List of Classical Conversations and Veritas Timeline Cards

List of Classical Conversations and Veritas Timeline Cards

Last spring I did a review of Classical Conversations history. I mentioned that I’d provide a list of the Classical Conversations history timeline events and people as well as the Veritas history timeline events and people (read my review of Veritas history here), since I pick and choose and mix the two together. You can… Continue Reading

The Much-Requested Timeline Song

The Much-Requested Timeline Song

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Teaching Your Child to Love History You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

I keep getting emails requesting our timeline song, which I promised awhile back that I would post. Here it is at long last! I explained in one of my earlier history posts that I teach my children a literal, six-day creation. This worldview influences the timeline of history because interpreting history and archaeology using biblical… Continue Reading

K-12 Downloadable Homeschool Schedules

K-12 Downloadable Homeschool Schedules

In this very helpful post from Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood, Brandy offers free downloadable spreadsheets of the suggested daily schedules from The Well-Trained Mind for kindergarten all the way through twelfth grade. The Well-Trained Mind was one of the resources I kept going back to when I developed our daily homeschool schedule. It’s a great starting place that offers some realistic perspective on… Continue Reading

History Review: Classical Conversations

History Review: Classical Conversations

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Teaching Your Child to Love History You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Today I’m back with another history curriculum review. So far we’ve looked at Veritas Press History, Story of the World, and Mystery of History. In this review, I’ll examine Classical Conversations history. I have been receiving Classical Conversations catalogs in the mail for some time now. (If you homeschool or would like to, I’d strongly… Continue Reading

How can you teach your child to love history?

How can you teach your child to love history?

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Teaching Your Child to Love History You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

How can you get your child to love history? Or, better stated, how can you teach your child to love history? We, as parents, are responsible for instructing our children in what is worthy of love! That, among other reasons, makes the parent the child’s true and best teacher, whether or not you homeschool. Well, maybe the… Continue Reading