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Homeschooling Styles

Homeschooling Style

Classical Conversations

Description

It borrows the wisdom of time-tested educational practices dating from as far back as Ancient Greece and Rome. In the case of Biblical-Classical models (A.K.A., the “Principal Approach”), the roots trace back even further, to Hebrew concepts in the Old Testament. Typical classical homeschools employ “Great books” (Adler, Hutchins, and Van Doren) and an “Applied Trivium” framework (Wise-Bauer). That means, the “canon” of Great Books (classics and masterpieces) get top billing, as students learn facts and data in grammar school, logic and critical thinking in middle school, and rhetoric and self-expression in high school. The Classical method often incorporates Greek and Latin learning, though these are not required. Biblical-Classical education will also place a heavy emphasis on the Bible and biblical worldview training.