Classical Education

I was originally inspired to seek out the classical style of learning after meeting Patrick Henry in Colonial Williamsburg in 2004. Mr. Henry, like his contemporaries, learned as their forefathers had, and their fathers before them, with the classical style of learning. My research led me to  Dorothy Sayers' essay, "The Lost Tools of Learning," which details the history of a classical education and upon which many homeschoolers base their style of learning. I was also inspired by Charlotte Mason to more fully integrate all of our studies chronologically. The best example on my blog of how we integrated our studies is catalogued on the "Becoming History" Presentations tab, where each photo links to more details. Welcome!

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Movies for History, Literature and Art Study by Date and Era-This is a huge list which is also a continuing work in progress as I find more movies I like. Since I have it all organized for my ease of reference, I decided to share it with others who might be interested! =)

Art through History

Becoming History Presentations

Brain Development

Character Training and Intrinsic Motivation
Classical Homeschooling

Classroom Organization, Management and Design
Creative Dramatics to Teach Skills


Economics through History

Favorite Resources
Geography through History
Government through History



Instutitute for Excellence in Writing

Literature through History
Music through History
Science through History
Sensory Integration Disorder/Vision Therapy/Spatial Reasoning
Socratic Discussions
Texas History Curriculum
Theater through History

    In my style of Classical Education, I designed our literature, geography, government, science and fine art lessons around our history lessons, because all of these subjects are truly related by the world view of the time. Integrating these lessons exponentially provided higher yields of understanding and memory retention for each of the historical eras we studied.

    Bible History (Creation to Early Church 476AD)
    Ancient Egypt
    Ancient India

    Ancient China

    Ancient Mayans


    Ancient Phoenicians

    Ancient Persians
    Ancient Greece (971 BC-160 BC)

    Ancient Rome (160BC-476AD)
    Middle Ages (476-1500)

    Renaissance (1485-1603)

    17th Century in Europe and the New World

    French and Indian War (1754-1763)

    Rumblings to Revolution (1764-1783)

    Constitutional Convention and the Bill of Rights (1787)

    The French Revolution (1789-1799)

    The New Republic (1789-1825)

    Napoleon (1799-1815)

    Westward and Sectional Strife (1826-1861)

    Civil War (1861-1865)

    Gilded Age (1877-1900)

    Progressive Era (1900-1914)

    World War I (1914-1918)

    Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)

    The Great Depression (1929-1939)

    World War II (1939-1945)

    Cold War (1946-1989)

    Modern Era(1990-present)

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