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Classical Education Myth #6: It’s just chronological history.

by Jennifer
Monday, 14 April, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
Many classical educators, writers, and homeschool parents have associated classical education with the chronological study of history or literature. Sadly, this limits what is involved in a classical education. Instead, we want to train our students in the skills that...
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Classical Education Myth #4: This is just too much to learn.

by Jennifer
Monday, 14 April, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
As I have visited with parents over the years about the classical, Christian model of education, many have been overwhelmed by what seems to be “way too much to learn.” Many people have read books about classical education and found their heads swimming with thoughts...
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Classical Education Myth #1: Classical education is just rote memorization.

by Jennifer
Wednesday, 06 November, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
Over the years of studying classically with my children and working with Classical Conversations, I have heard a lot of myths about classical education. By myth, I do not mean the epic poems of Homer designed to present our children with examples of heroes to follow...
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Shakespeare’s Language and the Evolution of Human Intelligence

by Andrew
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I was watching a bit of Brannagh’s Hamlet tonight and luxuriating in the language (some of which I understood) when my dear wife asked for my opinion: “Do you think the groundlings actually understood what was going on in those plays?” I said I thought they did (that...
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My Summer with Percy Jackson

As part of my Latin background, I have studied lots of mythology. I have studied Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Norse mythology, and a bit of Egyptian mythology. I used to have my students in public school write modern-day myths; thus, they would use the same names...
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