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Articles tagged Teaching the Classics

Starting a Classical Conversation with Literature: The Plot Diagram

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I am new to tutoring Challenge I, so I am learning as I go. However, isn’t that always the case? I am always learning.   I love literature, so I pour a lot of passion into the subject naturally. It is also one of the best seminars during which to learn how to engage in...
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"Silent Cal" Speaks

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by Ruth
Monday, 07 October, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Calvin Coolidge’s father, a notary, administered the oath of office to our thirtieth president in their home when President Harding suddenly died. They had neither electricity nor telephone, so that night when the news arrived at the telegraph station, the operator had...
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Promoted: the Role of the Classical Educator

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“If the Challenge Guide has the weekly assignments in it, what do I do all summer?” asked a mom at a Parent Practicum. She had homeschooled her children for years before participating in Classical Conversations and she had recently decided to enroll her youngest child...
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The Worst Reason Not to Homeschool

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by Jonathan
Monday, 10 June, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
This article is modified from sections from the newly-released book MicroSecession: Simple Ways to Liberate Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community from Government Idiocy. In recent years, homeschooling has progressed from an obscure choice made by a tiny minority to...
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So That a Man Can Stand Up: Reasons to Read a Classic Through Reflections on Johnny Tremain

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. (1 Corinthians 10:13, NIV).   What makes...
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