A Thomas Jefferson education is defined by the authors as a leadership education. This book offers a view of Leadership Education from many angles, from the education of toddlers to advanced adult learning.
A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the 21st century
By Oliver Van DeMille
Is American education preparing the future leaders our nation needs, or merely struggling to teach basic literacy and job skills? Without leadership education, are we settling for an inadequate system that delivers educational, industrial, governmental and societal mediocrity? In this book, the author presents a new educational vision based on proven methods that really work.
About the Author:
Oliver Van DeMille is the founder and president of George Wythe College and a popular speaker and business consultant. He and his wife Rachel have eight children.
These handouts are designed to support Diane Speed's talk on this subject. They are offered here to anyone who has access to the audio of that talk and would like to follow along. These diagrams illustrate - as clearly as any we've seen - two of the foundations of the classical approach: 1) what the trivium is and what it means; 2) what it looks like to use history as the spine of your home curriculum.
from the website: Classical Homeschooling Magazine is a free online magazine. In its four issues it analyzes the burgeoning homeschooling renaissance of classical education from A to Z - the primary importance of the family to education, the Great Books movement, the liberal arts, the Socratic method, the paideia reforms, philosophy and education, homeschooling academic statistics, poetic knowledge, legal implications of homeschooling, ancient Greek education, medieval education, reading lists of the classics of Western civilization, restoring education at home, the ideal university, the future of homeschooling, where to begin and many other captivating topics.
Increasing Academic Achievement with the Trivium of Classical Education: Its Historical Development, Decline in the Last Century
By Randall Hart, PhD
Dr. Hart provides a summation of the writings of the key philosophers and teachers who greatly impacted the development of classical education since the Hellenistic Age. Hart also shows how the recent philosophy of pragmatism, embraced by John Dewey, so directly impacted the decline of classical education during the past century. Ultimately however, Hart's book informs us of the reemergence of classical education in hundreds of schools across our nation that are raising achievement by providing the basis for a liberal arts education.
A well-written periodical that addresses how to teach some of the disciplines of the classial curriculum, such as latin, rhetoric, and logic. This is the subscription link. Note: This periodical ascribes to a faith-based worldview.
This book gives teachers and parents an interesting and easy-to-read guide explaining classical education, how it came about, and who its major exponents are. In addition to a useful scope and sequence for how a Latin-centered classical education can be accomplished in a home or private school, Campbell explains why the central principle behind classical education is the study of Latin and Greek.
But this is far from a purely theoretical book. In a chapter entitled, Scope and Sequence, he gives a practical overview of what a Latin-based classical curriculum looks like from Kindergarten to 12th grade. With helpful charts and explanations, this book constitutes a manual for the Christian educator who wants a complete understanding of what is involved in a classical education.
The most important section in the book, may well be the chapter titled Multum non Multa. This is the principle sometimes expressed by the maxim, Less is more. It is the idea that, rather than throwing multiple subjects at students and burying them under a mountain of unconnected disciplines, educators should instead employ an integrated focus on a few important core disciplines and related subject areas.
A foundational piece on the trivium. In this essay, Miss Sayers suggests that we presently teach our children everything but how to learn. She proposes that we adopt a suitably modified version of the medieval scholastic curriculum for methodological reasons. "The Lost Tools of Learning" was first presented by Miss Sayers at Oxford in 1947.
A thorough, thought-provoking analysis of the downside of child-centered or progressive education, the history of the progressive movement in education, and the reasons for a disciplined approach to education.
The author, E.D. Hirsch, is famous for his Core Knowledge curriculum and for his books, What Your First-Grader Needs To Know, and other titles. Please note that the author seems to have a religious worldview.
This book lays out detailed suggestions for building a classical curriculum for all twelve years of schooling. The teaching philosophy includes many of Charlotte Masons principles, and it follows some of the trivium philosophy in the course of study over 12 years. Many people in our group follow the suggestions in this book, but tend to tailor it to their family's and children's needs. Please do not let it overwhelm you; you cannot possibly do all that the author's suggest.
A great site to read questions and comments by parents about classical education and using The Well-Trained Mind. You must register before you can post. Topics include grades K-8, special needs, accelerated learners, high school, sales and swaps, and more.
The Well-Trained Mind Secular Discussion Forum (Yahoo Group)
A group for those who want to give their children a classical, secular education at home. While Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer's The Well-Trained Mind is the book I've used to get started with classical education, the group is certainly open for discussion using other sources and resources.
Talk about children's favorite books (and ours) and general homeschooling tips.
Please respect each others' opinions. No religious or political discussions/debates.
Group allows FOR SALE/WTB posts on the 5th of each month.
A Christian family-published blog dealing with aspects of the classical curriculum, including the trivium. Article titles include: The Trivium in a Capsule, Suggested Course of Study, Classical Q & A. Resources also for sale.
Nicely penned article by the author of The Well-Trained Mind. It describes both the trivium and the benefits of being able to make connections between disciplines. "The beauty of the classical curriculum," writes classical schoolmaster David Hicks, "is that it dwells on one problem, one author, or one epoch long enough to allow even the youngest student a chance to exercise his mind in a scholarly way: to make connections and to trace developments, lines of reasoning, patterns of action, recurring symbolisms, plots, and motifs."
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