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Ancient History Sale This Week

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn — on sale this week for $16 (normally $28) In addition, if you purchase Ancient History from Primary Sources, you will receive free, upon request, Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement […]

Homeschooling Without Co-ops, Online Classes or Tutors… Does It Work?

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

“Recently a friend, who is nearing the end of her homeschooling years, shared that she taught her sons with no co-ops, no lesson plans, and no professional teachers or courses of study. Just three boys and their books doing their daily school work at the kitchen table….” Read the rest of the article here.

Why “late to read” is not always a problem by Daniel Foucachon

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Late to read? Why that’s not always a problem. BY DANIEL FOUCACHON “I would like to tell you something about my mother and about me. Homeschooling mothers have to be self-sacrificial, hard-working, and patient. I want to share how these qualities in my mother blessed my life in a particular way. For whatever reason (some […]

Read to your child

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Imparting fluency in foreign languages

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Most American high schools teach foreign languages, yet few American high school graduates are fluent in these languages. This is nothing new. Back in 1939, the great Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock wrote an accurate article on this. It was a rarity. […]

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. What kind of creature can steal your money? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle in their exciting third adventure, as they uncover the curious mystery of how a powerful creature is stealing their grandparents’ hard-earned savings, and how the twins are also […]

Ancient literature you can read to your ten-year-old

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Here is an excerpt from the textbook Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. A Few General Comments on Authors and Literature Many persons begin in classical literature with the fables of Aesop (Greek) and Avianus (Latin). These are suitable for all ages, young and old. Some literature suitable […]

I know of no other high school curriculum that offers two years of business training.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. My curriculum has launched a one-year course on starting a home business. Next term there will be a second year’s course. I know of no other high school curriculum that offers two years of business training. These courses are taught by […]

Volume Two of Art Curriculum Now Available

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Trivium Pursuit’s newest curriculum is now available — What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art, Volume Two [Kindle Edition] by Laurie Bluedorn. This 36-page ebook can be purchased on Amazon for $2.99. The pdf version will be available soon at Trivium Pursuit. What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art, […]

How do we teach Latin or Greek to a child when we don’t know the language ourselves?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Question: How do we teach Latin or Greek to a child when we don’t know the language ourselves? In fact, having attended public school, we feel as if we lack a healthy grasp of the English language! Answer: When we first learned English, did we construct sentences based upon a conscious knowledge of subject-verb agreement? […]

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