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John Quincy Adams was homeschooled by his mother in American Classical education

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Excerpt taken from History Of The Life, Administration, and Times Of John Quincy Adams, by John Robert Irelan, 1887, page 17, as reported in the Principle Approach Education newsletter: John Quincy Adams was homeschooled by his mother in American Classical education, learning to read from the Bible and studying poetry and literature, French, and history […]

Free — Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum Volume Four: Ancient Egypt

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Use primary sources to enhance your study of ancient history. This 130-page ebook can be used to supplement any ancient history curriculum and is suitable for ages ten through adult. For this volume, we combed through the books of 32 ancient authors to find 78 significant excerpts concerning the time period from The Tower of […]

Free Soldier’s Pocket Bible

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The Soldier’s Pocket Bible (also called Cromwell’s Soldier’s Bible) is a booklet that was first issued by Oliver Cromwell in 1643 during the English Civil War for the use of the Commonwealth Army. The little book consists of Bible passages (taken from The Geneva Bible), arranged topically, which might be of most help to a […]

A Brilliant Propagandist

Friday, November 15th, 2019

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” –from “War […]

Don’t forget about free Amazon Kindle today — Ancient History from Primary Sources

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn This illustrated reference book guides the student on a selective timeline tour through ancient history, outlining the major events and personalities and noting the primary literary sources from which these things are known. Covers the period from the creation of the world […]

Three categories of ancient literature and how to decide what to read

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Three categories of ancient literature: 1. Authors who are useful (but should be pre-read) Generally speaking, the more useful works are found in the categories of history, geography, biography, oratory, rhetoric, logic, grammar, science, medicine, mathematics, architecture, military, agriculture, and fables. We recommend that they be pre-read by parents. Remember, all of these works are […]

Ancient History — Using Primary Sources

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Sample pages from Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline This book will be free on Amazon Kindle October 2-3.

Using primary sources whenever practical is a hallmark of classical education

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Review of our book Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Cathy Duffy “Long-time advocates of classical education, the Bluedorns have come up with a way to make classical education less costly in terms of both time and money. Using primary sources whenever practical is a hallmark of classical education, but generally that […]

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline — Free October 2-3

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn This illustrated reference book guides the student on a selective timeline tour through ancient history, outlining the major events and personalities and noting the primary literary sources from which these things are known. Covers the period from the creation of the world […]

Resource for your new school year — list of historical fiction by time period

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Ancient History (4000 B.C. – 400 A.D.) Luke’s Quest by Caroline Dale Snedeker The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah by Joanne Williamson and Daria M. Sockey The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G.A. […]

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