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Writing 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…

History 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…

Keyboarding Coding for Kids

A list of links, guides, apps, and resources from around the web to help kids learn to code and help parents/educators do the teaching.

Grammar & Spelling 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…

Grammar & Spelling 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…

Rethinking School 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…

Rethinking School 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…

Rethinking School Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge

Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge (as referenced on page 159 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)             Self-awareness is difficult—and essential for every…

Rethinking School State Requirements for High School Graduation

State Requirements for High School Graduation          (as referenced on page 16 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer) As you plan out your child’s high school…

New Releases Spark Your Child’s Imagination and Reading Skills With Companion Readers

We all know that reading is a vital skill to master, but it ought to be a delight, not a chore to be checked off in a “Literature” class. That’s why we’re so excited to…