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Subjects Why Poetry?

The following was written as an introduction to Jim’s new two-volume collection of classic poems, now available from Well-Trained Mind Press. This is a collection of wonderful words. Oh, not all of them would seem…

New Releases King Arthur Gets a Makeover (Not THAT Kind…)

It happened long ago, in the misty past, in a time we call The Dark Ages…in 1991. A wandering bard named Jim Weiss created a thrilling tale of King Arthur and his brave knights of…

Teaching Techniques & Tips A Sample Lesson from Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Watch as Susan and Kevin guide you through a sample lesson from Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. Check out our other videos for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Introducing Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind and…

Grammar & Spelling Teaching Tips for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Susan provides several tips for getting the most out of our grammar curriculum, Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. Check out our other videos for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Introducing Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind…

Grammar & Spelling Introducing Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Introducing Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind! After you’ve watched this video, check out our other videos for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Teaching Tips for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind and A Sample Lesson from…

Math How to Teach Your Wiggly Preschooler Math

Preschoolers are a ton of fun. They’re energetic, curious, and immensely proud of their new skills and abilities. But their short attention spans and high energy levels can make it difficult to get these sweet wiggly little…

Literature & Reading Teach Your Young Reader how to Choose Books

How to Use Home Library Organization to Build Vital Literacy Skills A woman walks into a book store. She’s in the mood for an escape through an imaginative story, so she browses the fiction section. Within…

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…

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:…

Teaching Techniques & Tips Five Logic-Stage Teaching Tips for History

Teaching logic-stage students history can be a challenge. You want to encourage students to own their history studies, rather than simply following your lead. How can you do this? Try the following five tips. These…