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How would you answer this?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Do you read things aloud to your kids that you and they think are just “ok”? Or do you stop books in the middle if you aren’t feeling it? I want reading aloud to be our primary source of learning, but then get stuck in making sure we are doing the “subjects” and sometimes we […]

How would you answer this?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

How do you structure the time to help reinforce your current read-alouds? I am referring to things like notebooking, doing a skit, building a lego scene? And do your kids get to pick whatever they want to reinforce? Last school year we were doing notebooking with our history reading and I thought it went well. […]

Earlier is not better by Sue VanHattum

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

9. Earlier is not better. The schools are pushing academics earlier and earlier. That’s not a good idea. If young people learn to read when they’re ready for it, they enjoy reading. They read more and more; they get better and better at it; reading serves them well. The same can happen with math. Daniel […]

Photo of the Day

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Three of my four daughters — missing Desi. Left to right — Johannah Stanford, Ava West, Helena Auberg

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 […]

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