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Review of The Thinking Toolbox

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills is another delightful offering from brothers Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn. Recommended for ages 12 and up, it picks up where their book The Fallacy Detective (now in its third printing) left off, and helps readers to delve more deeply into informal logic. Their unique […]

The Scottish Chiefs — A Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and their own country, and will never submit to a tyrant’s law. “I am Sir […]

Hitty — Her First Hundred Years

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

First published in 1929, Hitty: Her First Hundred Years is a nearly perfect book. Hitty is a doll carved by an old Irish peddler in 1827 from a piece of well-seasoned mountain ash wood. She tells the story of her first hundred years and how she is owned by many little girls, is lost several […]

New Astronomy Curriculum

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Astronomy and Astrophysics by Sarah Salviander New astronomy curriculum for ages 13 and up. This 36-week course covers the night sky, the solar system, stars, the Milky Way, the many galaxies in the observable universe, the origins of our universe, classical and modern physics, and the latest in theoretical cosmology. Students will gain an appreciation […]

Review of The Thinking Toolbox

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Review of The Thinking Toolbox on Amazon I am a homeschooling mom, and this school year has been very memorable because of the addition of two great books, The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox, to our curriculum. I am amazed at how much my children and I learned from reading these books a few […]

Learning the Greek Alphabet

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

“Our family has studied Greek in the past, but there’s something about learning a different alphabet that makes it very difficult for younger students. What we really needed was a Greek phonics book—rather than a curriculum that covers the entire alphabet in two weeks—and a copybook to practice writing the letters…” A review of A […]

How to Lie With Statistics

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff Written in 1954, this little book is a classic. Its subject is statistics and how they can be used to trick you. It talks about samples with a built-in bias, tricky averages, misleading graphs, manipulative figures, monstrous margins of error, and generally, how you can lie with […]

Ron Paul Curriculum: The Story of Liberty K-12

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. On our Trivium Pursuit web site we talk about what classical education is and how we can implement it in our homeschool. One question people ask is, “What do we hope to accomplish by giving our children a classical education — […]

To Eat or Not to Eat?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

To Eat or Not to Eat: Examining Conventional Nutrition Wisdom in the Light of Scripture by Curtis Knapp Are there certain foods God does not want me to eat? What does the Bible say about food? Will I live longer and be happier if I follow the Bible’s rules concerning food? Are there certain foods […]

Homeschool Court

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A new homeschool civics curriculum. Homeschool Court by Deborah Burton Homeschool Court publishes a student worktext, teacher edition and case summaries to enable the average homeschool parent to organize a mock trial class. In addition to the fun of participating as an attorney, judge, witness or jury member, the student will learn an amazing amount […]

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