qIf you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy.qa?Washington Times 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 schoolaone 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 qgrammar stage, q the middle school qlogic stage, q and the high school qrhetoric stage.q 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.The student can continue on with Progressing with Courage (sixth grade), Building Securely (seventh grade), and ... writing exercises that teach sentence construction, paragraph development, outlining, and writing short essays from outlines.
|Title||:||The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)|
|Author||:||Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2009-05-04|