The Well-trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Hardback)
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DescriptionThe Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges."
- Published: 26 May 2009
- Format: Hardback 864 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393067088 ISBN 10: 0393067084
- Sales rank: 9,668
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Reviews for The Well-trained Mind
It's a great book not only for homeschooling families but for any parents who are keen to give their children good education. Can be used as an extra resource for parents of schoolchildren as well as homeschoolers. Very thorough work, but quite easy to read. by Julia Rudakova