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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? […]

The Tutor for Charlotte Mason & Classical Educators — free until August 15

Friday, July 24th, 2015

THE TUTOR is a 9 volume library of Classical & Charlotte Mason style educational treasures, including: Outdoor games & activities Nature projects and stories Great Literature & Poetry Music & Art History and Appreciation Character Building Stories & Activities Famous Speeches and Letters Communication, Rhetoric & Logic Skills Biographical sketches of famous men of long […]

Speech and Debate Resources

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Speech — A short introduction Debate — A short introduction; how to get started in debate; how to research a topic; and general rules for debate National Homeschool Speech and Debate organization Homeschool Speech and Debate Discussion Loop — archives of group email exchanges from 1997 when homeschool speech and debate was just starting Bibliography […]

A Child’s First Introduction to Art now available as a PDF

Monday, July 13th, 2015

What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art, Volume 1 is now available on our web site as a PDF. You can order it here, or you can order the Kindle version on Amazon. “Excellent Manner to Awaken the Budding Scholar(s) in your Life — An outstanding book for introducing children ages 4 […]

Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

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