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The fables of Avianus and Aesop

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Excerpts from Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn Many persons begin in classical literature with the fables of Aesop (Greek) and Avianus (Latin). These are suitable for all ages, young and old, however, each family has its own standards, and a parent should not assume that all literary […]

Curious about delayed formal math

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Hi Laurie! We have been doing Classical Conversations for a few years now and recently I really gathered what the trivium is. A couple of years ago I gave up a formal reading curriculum and my son learned to read just having been read to and having the desire to read (mostly to read what […]

Christian Classical Education and the Ron Paul Curriculum: The Story of Liberty K-12

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

On our Trivium Pursuit web site we talk about what classical education is and how we can implement it in our homeschool. What do we hope to accomplish by giving our children a classical education? A classical method will enable our children to: 1. Think for themselves (not be ruled by peer pressure or tied […]

Choose four Trivium Pursuit books when you order the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

On our Trivium Pursuit web site we talk about what classical education is and how we can implement it in our homeschool. The Ron Paul Curriculum is compatible with our book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. In addition, the RPC is self-teaching, which would be helpful in a situation where both […]

Writing helps students retain information

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

From the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum Newsletter Here is a tip from Home School Academy. “Make weekly summaries — I know what you’re thinking — this seems like a very time-consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be dreadful! I, among many others, have found that keeping a summary notebook for each course is very […]

Hours of Sleep

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers get at least 9 hours of sleep a day. Some teens prefer an afternoon nap and less time in bed overnight. There is nothing wrong with this. People are different. One size does not fit all — as homeschoolers understand. A great advantage of homeschooling is that it […]

Video editing can lead to a good home business

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

From the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum newsletter: Video editing can lead to a good home business. It’s more profitable than babysitting. The cheapest way to get started is with Davinci Resolve 14. It’s free. The company wants you to buy a complete version for $300. But most people will not need anything better than the […]

My 10-year-old has learning disabilities and is in public school

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

My 10-year-old has learning disabilities. He’s in (public school) 5th-grade currently, but he’s not really at that level. I’d like to be able to place him in the level he can start learning in. How can I do this using the RPC? Could he be in different grades for different subjects or how would it […]

We Never Studied Rocks

Monday, January 15th, 2018

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]

Concordia Classical Studies Showcase

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Concordia University Chicago understands and appreciates the significant advantages of a classical education and homeschooling and seeks to be a welcoming institution for those looking to continue their classical liberal arts education in a university setting. Rooted in more than 150 years of Lutheran educational tradition, Concordia-Chicago has developed a new initiative to intentionally build […]

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