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John G. Paton — departure for Glasgow to begin his missionary internship

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Taken from John G. Paton: The Autobiography of the Pioneer Missionary to the New Hebrides, an autobiography edited by James Paton. This passage describes John’s departure for Glasgow to begin his missionary internship. My dear father walked with me the first six miles of the way. His counsels and tears and heavenly conversation on the […]

Children’s books in words of one syllable

Monday, November 25th, 2019

We have listed here books for young readers — books which consist of words of one syllable. These books would be ideal for the beginning reader. Nursery Lessons in Words of One Syllable Alice in Wonderland Retold in Words of One Syllable by J.C. Gorgam History of England in Words of One Syllable by Helen […]

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 […]

I am interested in classical education but am concerned about a few things

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Question: I am interested in classical education but am concerned about a few things. I have heard several speakers recommend books by secular authors. One classical educator even recommended reading Hitler’s Mein Kampf. There also seems to be a large focus on mythology. It seems everyone I know who teaches classically uses books or materials […]

Twelve ancient authors and 44 significant excerpts concerning Alexander the Great including snakes and sea monsters

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Ancient Literature: Significant Excerpts from the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum, Volume Two – Alexander the Great Use primary sources to enhance your study of ancient history. This 94-page ebook can be used to supplement any ancient history curriculum and is suitable for ages ten through adult. […]

Are you looking for a way to include primary sources into your history lessons?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Add value to your history curriculum — Julius Caesar free on Kindle for 3 days Are you looking for a way to include primary sources into your history lessons? Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum Volume One — Julius Caesar Volume […]

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