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Teaching logic — an essential subject

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

You can now purchase individual chapters of Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. This ebook is Chapter Six — Teaching Logic.

A Self-Taught Course in Western Civilization from Plato to 1492

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. We’ve listed below the video lessons in Tom Woods’ Western Civilization from Plato to 1492 course which he produced for the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. You can see samples of these video lessons here. “These courses give students – and adults […]

A Self-Taught Course in U.S. Government

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here’s a list of the video lessons in Tom Woods’ Government course which he produced for the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. You can see samples of these video lessons here. 1. Introduction 2. Natural Rights Theories: High Middle Ages to Late […]

More creative freedom and less formal lessons

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Wisdom for the day — more creative freedom and less formal lessons. Read these to educate yourself on the topic of delayed formal academics. School Can Wait by Raymond and Dorothy Moore Home-Spun Schools: Teaching Children at Home by Raymond and […]

Tom Woods gives a concise description of the Ron Paul Curriculum

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “Ron Paul considers this curriculum the capstone of his decades-long career in public life.” Ron Paul Curriculum course creator and Mises Institute Senior Fellow Tom Woods gives a concise description of the Ron Paul Curriculum. Check out the Ron Paul Curriculum […]

Logic — A Suggested Course of Study

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I am preparing to teach an introduction to logic course to my seventh graders this fall, and all four of them are excited about it. I have never taught logic, and all that I have learned came from Martin Cothran’s Traditional […]

Use Movie Reviews as Teaching Tools for Reluctant Writers

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. From the Ron Paul Curriculum Weekly Newsletter Do you remember how much you looked forward to writing book reports in your high school English classes? What’s that? You didn’t look forward to this? You dreaded it? You are not alone. Students […]

Here’s the curriculum I would use if homeschooling today

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. The Ron Paul Curriculum has everything in it that I wanted to teach my children … and learn for myself. 26 Reasons to Adopt the Ron Paul Curriculum . . . and 4 Reasons Not To by Ron Paul Reason #1: […]

The Trivium and Charlotte Mason

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Are the Classical Approach and the Charlotte Mason Approach two homeschool approaches so opposite from each other that they cannot be reconciled? Or is it possible to use a combination of these two approaches? Let’s look at each of these approaches separately and see what are the similarities and differences. …. Read the rest of […]

Analyze viewpoints, argue effectively, and test your beliefs and ideas

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Should Students be Taught to Argue Rationally? by Annie Holmquist “…Given the level of fallacious and emotional reasoning that takes place in discussions about elections or in everyday Facebook debates, it would seem that a lack of knowledge about reasoning skills […]

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