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Teaching The Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style

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How can you give your children the tools they need to teach themselves? Long ago students were first taught how to learn. Today, students are taught an encyclopedia of subjects but they are not taught the basic skills of learning: to discover, to reason, and to apply. They are not taught the trivium.

Can you homeschool in a classical style without compromising your Christian principles? Classical education must be sifted through the critical screen of the Scriptures to be transformed into a Biblical model.

Can you homeschool in a classical style without buckling under the burden? There is only so much time in the day. For every subject, and for every age, we have a workable plan which leaves you free to breathe. You can continue to use other approaches to homeschooling within the framework of classical education.

Some of the distinctives of Teaching the Trivium include:

--an emphasis on reading aloud to your children
--studying logic from ages ten through high school, rather than using it as a one or two year supplement
--ancient literature from a Christian perspective -- is it really necessary to read Homer?
--choices in language study, with an emphasis on Biblical Greek
--why INFORMAL math or grammar before age ten may be a better choice
--how to give your children the tools they need to teach themselves
--how to homeschool in a classical style without buckling under the burden
--a workable plan for every subject and for every age which avoids homeschool burnout -- there is only so much time in the day
--how to continue using other approaches to homeschooling within the framework of classical education
--homeschooling is not alternative education -- homeschooling was here first

640 pages, Paperback

First published May 1, 2001

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