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Classical Christian Education for Homeschooling

About Classical Christian Education

About Classical and Christian Education
Please take a moment to read through this brief outline of what classical education really was and is today. We believe that you will find more myth than truth in the modern image of classical education.

Classical Christian Education: A Look at Some History
The historic forms or examples can be found where Christians produced educated, biblically literate, discerning students. The historic form can be called Classical Christian Education. By Ben House, Pastor of Grace Covenant Church.

Classical Conversations
Our once-a-week, supplemental, academic programs provide a committed Christian community and structure and support, along with great fellowship for the students. We offer Foundations (K4-6th), Essentials (3rd-6th), and Challenge for (7th-12).

The Lost Tools of Learning
The stock argument in favor of postponing the school-leaving age and prolonging the period of education generally is there there is now so much more to learn than there was in the Middle Ages. This is partly true, but not wholly. Dorothy Sayers.

Trivium Pursuit
The Bluedorns welcome you to Trivium Pursuit Online. Here you will find resources which apply Christian Classical Education to Homeschooling.

What is a Classical Education?
The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium. By Susan Wise Bauer.

Why Classical Education?
This talk will attempt to answer two questions; what is Classical Education and why is it necessary in our day. You may read the lecture or listen to it with Real Audio.

Ages and Stages: The Trivium

Grammar Stage
Grades 1-6. The subject of Grammar is the heart of the grammar stage curriculum, and throughout most of the history of classical education, meant Latin and Greek grammar.

Dialectic Stage
Grades 7-9. The subject of Logic is the heart of the dialectic stage curriculum.

Rhetoric Stage
Grades 10-12. Originally, rhetoric was credited with the power to create and maintain civilized society.

A Comparison of Different Methods and Approaches to Homeschooling
In Conjunction with The Trivium Matrix by Harvey & Laurie Bluedorn. We will compare some of the different methods and approaches to Homeschooling with which many of us are already familiar.

Gallery of Work
See what classical home schooling looks like. Send the Webmaster a copy of your child’s work, and we’ll add it to the gallery.

The Trivium in a Capsule
The Trivium consists of the first three formal subjects of the seven liberal arts: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. This is the formal Trivium in the classical sense. by Harvey & Laurie Bluedorn.

Course of Study

Classical Curriculum Guide
This list contains the writings that have generally been held to be the core of Western intellectual history. They provide an excellent opportunity to understand and critique the influences that have shaped Western culture.

Greek n’ Stuff
Learn a Greek or Latin word a day. Lots of free stuff. Karen Mohs award-winning site.

Schola Classical Tutorials
Offers live group tutorials over the internet in the subjects of a classical liberal arts curriculum: the classical languages, the great books of literature and history, and rhetoric.

Suggested Course of Study for Learning Logic at Home
As you read the following course of study, keep in mind that this is only how our family applies the Trivium to homeschooling. It is certainly not the only way. By Laurie Bluedorn.


Online

Classical-LDS-hs
This list is for LDS and other Christian parents who homeschool their children using the Classical Education (Trivium) approach.

Homeschooling With the Trivium E-mail Discussion Loop
This loop is open to Christian Homeschooling families interested in discussing the Trivium and how it can be applied to Homeschooling. Has over 60 lists going so none will get too overwhelming.

Organizations

Association of Classical & Christian Schools
The primary mission of ACCS is to promote, establish, and equip schools committed to a classical approach to education in the light of a Christian world view grounded in the Old and New Testament Scriptures.

Pros and Cons

Quitting Classical Conversations – Why I Did It
In her last Moments and Musings post she dropped a bombshell that Heather F. and her spouse had decided to adjust our course. We withdrew from Classical Conversations. She’d like to explain to you, her readers, why her family has done this.



See also: Christian Classical Homeschooling Curriculum

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  1. […] Classical Education Many Christian and other families prefer a liberal arts education for their children, including lessons in Greek and Latin, as well as formal instruction in logic. […]

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