5 Great Classics for Teenage Boys and How They Came to Be

5 Great Classics for Teenage Boys and How They Came to Be

I am a firm believer that everyone, no matter the age, should be exposed to classic literature. We started off with an abridged series of books for young kids. Short, abridged versions provide a gentle start to classic literature. Through reading them, my son learned the general story, so reading the originals became easier when he was ready. The classics will make your teenager love reading even more. Classic books are named that for a reason. They are superb works of literature that pull the reader in and leave them feeling full of life and emotion at the end.

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History Notebooking for the Logic Stage

We have discovered something new and I think you will love it!! My son is now in what we Classical Educators call the Logic Stage and I mentioned before that it used to freak me out. This is because it is relatively easy to find logic stage curriculum for every subject except history and history is our spine. Fact and tidbit books are great and we have dozens of them on our bookshelves, but ideally history should be studied with real, living, classic books. History is best understood and absorbed this way. I wish there were more books out there…

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How Thomas Jefferson Influenced Our Homeschool

1. “For classical learning I have ever been a zealous advocate.” Thomas Jefferson believed in the method of classical education. 2. “I cannot live without books.” We cannot either. Thus why when asked what method we use, I state “literature-rich classical education.” Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson collected thousands of books for his library at Monticello. 3. “I make it a rule never to read translations where I can read the original.” Thomas Jefferson believed in going straight to the source. One aspect of classical education that I truly love is the concept of starting a child with a youngster’s…

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Boring Words

I would love to hear from you! To leave a comment, click the number above. Do you ever get tired of reading books that have a never-ending he said this, she said that, they said what. Yeah, me too. Teaching strong verbal and communication skills is very important to my husband and I. The more words a child is taught, the greater their reading comprehension will be. The more they are able to comprehend, the more they will be able to take that information and apply it to other aspects of their life. One of the best methods of teaching…

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