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Articles & Videos I’m Thinking About Homeschooling

If you’ve decided to homeschool, but aren’t sure what your first steps should be, we’re here to help.

Articles & Videos I Want to Supplement What My Child is Getting in School

For any parent who wants to take charge of their child’s education, we recommend Rethinking School, by Dr. Susan Wise Bauer. From communicating with teachers to helping gifted or struggling students, Rethinking School provides smart,…

Articles & Videos How to Keep Your Children Entertained for Six Weeks Using The Story of the World

Not sure how to entertain your children for weeks on end without plopping them in front of Disney+ for eight hours straight while you attempt, for the third time this week, to. just. take. a….

Articles & Videos Five Reasons to Read Poetry to Your Kids

Here are the top five reasons to read poetry to, and with, your children. 1. Poems can communicate in ways that prose cannot. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” for instance, teaches children that they should…

Articles & Videos Is “The Creative Writer” Right for You?

In this video, Susan Wise Bauer introduces you to The Creative Writer curriculum. This series is perfect for middle-school and high-school students who want to improve their creative writing and sharpen their skills at crafting…

Articles & Videos The Great Books: History as Literature

Copyright 2000 by the author.  Please do not reproduce.  Some of this material is adapted from The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, which contains more detailed information on the topic. Reading is…

Articles & Videos Where Do I Start With Grammar?

When beginning a homeschooling grammar program, you probably wonder what curriculum would be best for you. Let us help you figure out where to begin, if you’re using one of our great options: First Language…

Articles & Videos Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: New Titles, Same Great Curriculum

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is a four-year grammar program designed for students fifth grade and above. New students may take more than one year to get through their first Workbook. Once a student has…

Articles & Videos Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School

Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School (as referenced on page 216 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)             The United States lags far behind Europe…

Articles & Videos Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities

Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities     (as referenced on page 37 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)   Throughout this website, we offer resources for parents whose children…