History Five Events That Began the Renaissance (Or Ended the Middle Ages)
The Middle Ages (the favorite historical period of 9 out of 10 young history students!) is generally thought to occupy the years between the collapse of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance—between, more or less, 400 and 1600 AD. Most of us were taught, in history class, that the Middle ...
History Bias, Compromise, and Teaching History to Children
In the fall of 2005, history professor Larry Schweikart was on the book-promotion circuit, talking up his “unbiased” history of America, A Patriot’s History of the United States. Schweikart wrote his book as a corrective: “I found bias, ranging from merely tolerable to exceptionally bad, in almost all of ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch
If your child's maturity level doesn't happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use?
First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades
On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair ...
Additional Curricula Recommendations Fourth Edition: Resources Update
Below, you'll find a continually updated list of resources recommended in the fourth edition of The Well-Trained Mind that have changed in their format or availability. If you've discovered others, please email us at 4thEdCorrections@welltrainedmind.com! DATE: December 20, 2016 RESOURCE: Latina Christiana II (page 233) CHANGE: This product has been discontinued by the publisher, Memoria Press. Memoria now recommends ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Why Do Six-Year-Olds Go to First Grade?
In contemporary education, “What grade are you in?” has become synonymous with “How old are you?” But the age grading system that shoves six-year-olds into first grade, seven-year-olds into second, and so on up isn’t remotely natural.
Nor is it based on sound educational ...
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition The Newest Edition of a Homeschool Classic
Susan Wise Bauer walks us through the differences between the 4th edition of The Well-Trained Mind and its previous versions. Text! Video! Bullet Points! Everything you need to navigate the extensively updated edition is right here.
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition Spelling Power
Grade level: 3-12
Publisher: Castlemoyle Books
Description: This one-volume spelling resource, recommended in earlier editions of The Well-Trained Mind, is designed for use in any grade (third and after). Rather than taking a workbook approach to spelling, Spelling Power ...
Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition Memoria Press Online Academy
Memoria Press, a classical curricula publisher with a strong focus on Latin and classical literature, offers live online classes for grades 3-12 across the curriculum. Enroll for Latin, Greek, logic, and other subjects, taught by qualified instructors. Memoria Press Online Classical Academy is explicitly Christian but does not require ...