The Well-trained Mind

The Well-trained Mind : A Guide to Classical Education at Home

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The 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.

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  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 45.72mm | 929.86g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0393067084
  • 9780393067088
  • 10,555

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"An excellent resource for any family." "Has caused a revolution within the homeschool community." "An invaluable road map."

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About Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series and The Well-Trained Mind, among other works. She lives in Virginia. Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home education consultant, speaker, and writer. She has decades of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, private tutor, and educational consultant, and is the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind and the groundbreaking elementary grammar text First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.

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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 more
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