Monday, October 20, 2014

Classical Education: Books, Resources and More!






This is by no means a definitive list.


Books
 *Personal Favorite

 I have not read all of these books, so discretion is advised.


Nonfiction
Beauty In Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education by Stratford Caldecott

The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson. This author is anti-Catholic, but he does have one chapter that I really like: "The Seven Laws of Learning." Read it from the library.

Christianity and Culture by T. S. Eliot

The Classics and the Man of Letters by T. S. Eliot

Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin  by Tracy Lee Simmons

*Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum by Laura M. Bequist

The Devil Knows Latin Why America Needs the Classical Tradition by E. Christian Kopff

The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What it Means to be an Educated Human Being
by Richard Gamble. This is written by a Protestant so some chapters can clearly be skipped. But there are a few that are worthwhile reading. It includes C. S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and Christopher Dawson.

The Intellectual Life:Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges

The Latin Centered Curriculum: A Home Educators Guide to Classical Education  by Andrew A Campbell

Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper

Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education by David V. Hicks

Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child by Cheryl Swope

Socratic Logic: A Logic Text Using Socratic Method, Platonic Questions and Aristotelian Principles
by Peter Kreeft

A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver DeMille

The Trivium: The Liberal Artos of Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph

Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom by Victor Davis Hanson

Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer. I hesitate to include this book on the list because I don't think the program is realistic and some of the books used are anti-Catholic. But it has contributed to a resurgence of interest in classical education.



Fiction
 North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Although it is a work of fiction throughout the book the topic of a classical education or what is a good education is touched on again and again.

Essays
Why Classical Education? Essay on education at Escondido Tutorial Service.

The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers

Classical Christian Homeschooling More essays on classical education.

Programs/Schools
* Mother of Divine Grace School
There are also some excellent essays on classical education.



 Additional Curricula


 Catholic Schoolhouse

Classically Catholic Memory


Connecting With History

 Memoria Press




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