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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 […]

Review of a near perfect history curriculum and some help for you

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Review of The Mystery of History Volume I and The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume I and Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar […]

A Self-Taught Curriculum

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a highly respected academic institution. This university goes out of its way to encourage qualified homeschooled students to apply. When a school with a reputation as good as M.I.T.’s publicly acknowledges that homeschooling is not […]

Delaying Formal Math

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I just received your book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style a couple of days ago. I’ve been reading the article on math because that’s the area of my children’s schooling that seems to be least successful. My […]

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies? It would certainly come in handy during the political season… by Annie Holmquist As the particularly contentious and wild 2016 election marches toward November, an increasing number of articles have posed the question: […]

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