Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Homeschooling and the Classical Curriculum

Here is a wonderful story of a Catholic school that was save by implementing a Classical curriculum. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/classical-education-enlivens-denver-catholic-school/

I'm very interested in homeschooling my boys with a classical curriculum as I think it will give them a boost in their ability to learn.

In questions about why words are spelled a certain way by children learning to read, I've seen several comments in films and vlogs lately that, "English is hard". Here is an excellent answer from classical learning methods that provides much needed logic:

"Latin is important for the grammar stage of the trivium because its nouns decline, or change their ending according to function they are performing in a sentence. This helps students to better understand how languages work, and it is coupled with the memorization of poetry."

Along with this curriculum I hope to use the book, "The Well Trained Mind" by Susan Wise Bauer.

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