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  • Fourth Step: Investigate Further Well-Trained Mind Academy The Well-Trained Mind Academy is based on the classical model described in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (first published in 1999 by W.W. Norton and now in its fourth edition). Offering a full range of middle school (logic stage) and high school (rhetoric stage) classes across the...

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  • Subjects Online Grammar Courses The Well-Trained Mind Academy offers a variety of courses in Grammar. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction with instructors and other students, and our experienced instructors combine passion for their subjects with classical rigor.
  • Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Enchanted Learning Subject: Across the curriculum Grade level: K-12, but the majority of resources intended for K-5 Publisher: Enchanted Learning, LLC Website: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ Description: Zillions (well, hundreds) of supplementary printouts, worksheets, and project pages covering almost all areas of the curriculum.
  • Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Jump Start Lesson Plans Subject: Math, language arts, science, geography, and generalized preschool and kindergarten learning Grade level: Elementary, with a strong focus on the preschool and kindergarten years Publisher: Jump Start Website: http://www.jumpstart.com/teachers/lesson-plans Description: Free printable lesson plans offer teachers and parents strategies for basic skills across the curriculum. Some are keyed to particular Jump Start books and...

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  • Second Step: Core Subjects Core Subjects: What Are They? If you’re just starting to plan your home school journey, your first step should be to plan out your core subjects. A core subject is a necessity: something your child has to learn in order to be educated. The good news is that the core subjects are relatively straightforward. There...

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  • Forms, Regulations, & Record-Keeping How to Assign High School Credits For grades 9 through 12, home educating parents must fill out a transcript form that records subjects studied, years of study, units of credit, and final grades. Transcripts ought to be kept on permanent file. Although some colleges are happy to accept portfolios for homeschool applications, most insist on a regular...

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  • Writing Why Diagramming Matters Sentence diagramming has tremendous value for students (and teachers!) of English grammar. Putting all of the words of a sentence on a diagram forces learners to identify the logical connections between different parts of the sentence. Students who diagram have to know how different parts speech work together to produce...

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