We are homeschooling our (soon to be) 6 year old in Kindergarten. We are using a Classical method a la Angelicum Academy. I’ve written out our reasons in the post The Decision to Homeschool. This is our first year to fully homeschool, I’ll keep you updated as we go along. Here’s a quick source guide for what materials we are using.
The Well Trained Mind by Jesse Wise and Susan Wise-Bauer — Mother and daughter homeschooling veterans give an exhaustive step by step guide to educating your child through a Classical method.
Poetic Knowledge by James S. Taylor — A defense of a traditional mode of thinking based on “first knowledge” rather than scientific methodology. It is an expansion and practical application of the maxim “what is in the mind must first be in the senses.”
The Last Child in the Woods by Ricard Louv — “Description of the human costs of alienation from nature.” An illumination of the lost to children to be separated from nature and the benefits found when a child is given more time outdoors than in.
Top Ten Myths in Education by Larry E. Frase — Two life long educators “expose the myths that retard educational improvement and suggest reforms that would cost the taxpayer nothing.”
The Lost Tools of Learning, a speech given by Dorothy Sayers at Oxford in 1947 detailing the need for Classical education and a full definition of the three steps included in the Trivium.
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