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 home schoolers base their style of learning.
I was also inspired by Charlotte Mason to more fully integrate all of our studies chronologically.
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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! =)

APOLOGETICS
Awanas

ART

What to do with all those projects?
The Phonics of Drawing-My son's work using this program
Horsing Around with a Pencil Sketch


BECOMING HISTORY
Becoming History through Architecture
Becoming History through Art
Becoming History through Cooking
Becoming History through Dance
Becoming History through Drama
Becoming History through Geography
Becoming History through Government
Becoming History through Literature
Becoming History through Music
Becoming History through Science
Becoming History through Spelling
Becoming History through Theater

BECOMING HISTORY PRESENTATIONS

Invitation
Why?
Planning Them...From Simple to Complex
Becoming History Costumes and Presentations

BOOKS


Voice Exercises so I can Read Aloud
How to Instill a Love of Reading
How to Afford Books
Creating Bookworms


BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Catalogue of Brain Development Links

CHARACTER TRAINING AND INTRINSIC MOTIVATION

Leading my Children to Christ
Listening
Entering their World
Delightfully Different Kids
The Investment of Time
Choices v Rewards
Recalculating
Spiritual Warfare
Lessons from a Pumpkin
Goals v Desires




CLASSICAL HOMESCHOOLING

Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric
How to Read a Book
Logic
Philosophy
Socratic Discussions 
Latin
Worldview

Assessing our Home School Classical Education for  College


CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION, MANAGEMENT, AND DESIGN

Keeping Up with Grading Papers
Custom DVD Bookcase
Texas Dream Home School Room
Virginia Home School Room-aka The Patrick Henry Room (for study) and the Thomas Jefferson Room (for books)
Organizing Books
Recipe for Success

CREATIVE DRAMATICS

What is Creative Dramatics?
Using Creative Dramatics to teach the difference between series circuits and parallel circuits
Using Creative Dramatics to teach Commedia dell'Arte

CURSIVE WRITING


QUIET TIME

Finding Quiet Time for Quiet Time
How we Start our Day
Flannelgraph to teach Bible Stories
Growing Deep
Who I Am, not What I Do

ECONOMICS

Mercantilism at Colonial Williamsburg

FAVORITE RESOURCES


FOREIGN LANGUAGES

French

German

Spanish

Latin
How we use Latin Road to English Grammar
How we use the Bridge to the Latin Road


GEOGRAPHY


How I Teach Geography
What is the Geography Bee?
Pizza Dough Geography
The Perfect Salt Dough Map Recipe
Overlay Maps
Interactive Maps

International Food Flags
NORAD's Santa Tracker


GOVERNMENT

Constitutional Literacy
Constitutional Law
Generation Joshua


GRAMMAR
A Beka
Bridge to Latin Road
Victor Borge
IEW's Fix It!
IEW's Blue Book of Grammar

HISTORY
Ancients
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greeks
Ancient India
Ancient Mayans
Ancient Minoans
Ancient Mycaeans
Ancient Persians
Ancient Phoenicians
Ancient Rome
Bible
Early Church
Middle Ages 476-1500
Renaissance 1500-1600
Colonization and Empire 1600-1700
Revolution 1700-1797
A Republic-Can we Keep It? 1797-1825
Manifest Destiny 1825-1850
Brother Against Brother 1850-1877
Gilded Age 1877-1901
Progressive Age 1901-1914
World War I 1914-1918
Roaring Twenties 1920-1929
Great Depression 1929-1939
World War II 1939-1945
Cold War 1945-1991
Post Modern 1991-present


HOLIDAYS/SEASONS



HOME SCHOOL GRADUATION

For my Daughter
Photo Shoot at Manassas Battlefield
Celebration at Restaurant Lafayette in Washington, D.C.

For my Son
Photo Shoot at Hays Adams Hotel, Lafayette Square, and U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Celebration at Restaurant Lafayette in Washington, D.C.




LOGIC
Geometry


MATH
A Beka
Why we chose Teaching Textbooks
Success with Teaching Textbooks 
Learning Binary Code with a Google Doodle
Teaching Textbooks Geometry



SCIENCE
Magic School Bus
Nature Journals
Apologia by Dr. Jay Wile
Becoming History Through Science
Oral Presentations



SPELLING
Classically Spelling with the National Spelling Bee-How my kids finally learned to Spell

TEXAS HISTORY CURRICULUM
How I wrote our Texas History Curriculum


WRITING

How we use IEW-First Year (Dialectic Years)
How we use IEW-Two Years Later (Dialectic Years)
How we use IEW-Getting Away from the Check List
How we use IEW-The Weekly Schedule
How to Write an Arguable Thesis-Shipwrecked with Odysseus
Windows to the World-Literary Analysis
High School Intensive Essay SAT Writing Prep
Teaching the Classics
Poetry Memorization
The Elegant Essay-Analytical Writing
My Son Published in the New IEW TWSS

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