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Classical Education

The interest in classical education has blossomed during the last few years, for better or worse, but the name is thrown about so much nowadays that its meaning has become vague. For those who don't know already, a basic definition includes three things:

  1. Method: The student is taught in three stages: grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. Collectively, these three stages have been called the "Trivium."
    • Grammar means the stage of learning in which a child absorbs lots of factual information.
    • Dialectic (or Logic) describes the phase of learning in which a student assembles the facts he has learned into a usable whole.
    • Rhetoric covers the period in which the student learns to take his assembled information and begins to apply it to his writing, speaking and defense of beliefs and worldview.
  2. Content: Classical education is distinguished by the presence of subjects like Latin, logic, theology and rhetoric, but also includes subjects common to a basic education: history, science, mathematics, etc.
  3. Culture: Classical education is indigenous to the Western world and focuses on imparting Western culture and worldview rather than any influence of eastern philosophy.

Classical education is language-intensive, requiring students to become well-versed in the use and understanding of words. This teaching approach tends to produce literate, curious, intelligent students with a wide range of interests and the ability to follow them up.

The books below focus on explaining the philosophy and method of classical education. A number of companies have built their entire curriclum around the classical model. Among the more prominent of these are: Veritas Press, Classical Conversations, Excellence in Writing, Classical Academic Press, Peace Hill Press and Memoria Press, but there are a number of smaller companies that also contribute in significant ways, like Trivium Pursuit, Christian Logic, Classical Historian, Center for Literary Education, Circe, and Roman Roads Media.

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Case for Classical Christian Education
by Doug Wilson
from Crossway Books
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$13.50 $8.00 (4 in stock)
Case for Classical Christian Education - CD
by Douglas Wilson
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$17.00
Classical and Christian Education
by Gregg Strawbridge
from Veritas Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Classical Christian Education - CD
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$1.00
Classical Christian Education Made Approachable
from Classical Conversations
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Classical Conversations: Education Trilogy
from Classical Conversations
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Classical Education & the Homeschool - Audio Book
by Wes Callihan, Douglas Jones, & Douglas Wilson
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$8.00 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Classical Education and the Homeschool
by Wes Callihan, Doug Jones & Doug Wilson
2nd edition from Canon Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$6.00
Classical Primer - CD
by Various
from Logos School
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$20.00
Climbing Parnassus
by Tracy Lee Simmons
from Intercollegiate Studies Institute
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$15.00 $10.00 (2 in stock)
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
by Laura M. Berquist
3rd edition from Ignatius Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$15.00 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Discover Classical Christian Education
from Classical Academic Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$3.50
Echo in Celebration
by Leigh A Bortins
1st edition from Classical Conversations
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$9.00 (3 in stock)
For the Love of Learning
by Jenny Sockey
from Xulon Press
in Charlotte Mason Education (Location: B11-02B)
$14.99 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Introduction to Classical Education
by Dr. Christopher Perrin
from Classical Academic Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$3.25 $2.00 (2 in stock)
Introduction to Classical Education - Book on CD
by Dr. Christopher Perrin
from Classical Academic Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$3.25
Introduction to Classical Studies - MP Package
by Cheryl Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Memoria Press Christian Studies (Location: B12-02C)
Introduction to Classical Studies - Student Guide
by Cheryl Lowe
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Memoria Press Classical Studies (Location: B03-05A)
Introduction to Classical Studies - Teacher Guide
by Cheryl Lowe
from Memoria Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Memoria Press Classical Studies (Location: B03-05A)
Latin-Centered Curriculum
by Andrew A. Campbell
2nd edition from Non Nobis Press
for Kindergarten-12th grade
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$17.95 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Liberal Arts Tradition
by Kevin Clark, Ravi Scott Jain
1.2st edition from Classical Academic Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$14.95
Lost Tools of Learning - Audio CD
from Classical Academic Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$5.95
Norms & Nobility
by David V. Hicks
from University Press of America
for 11th-Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
Old Western Culture Year 1 DVD Set
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$199.36
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 1
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 1 - Workbook
by Wesley Callihan
1st edition from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$12.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 2
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 2 - Workbook
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$12.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 3
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 3 - Workbook
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$12.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 4
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Greeks Volume 4 - Workbook
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$12.00
Old Western Culture: The Romans Volume 1
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Romans Volume 2
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Romans Volume 3
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$56.00
Old Western Culture: The Romans Volume 4 (January 2016)
by Wesley Callihan
from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-Adult
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
Paideia of God and Other Essays on Education
by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$8.50 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Reader's Guide
by Dr. Christopher Perrin & Leslie Rayner
from Classical Academic Press
for Kindergarten-12th
in Recommended Book Lists (Location: A06-00A)
$5.95 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
by Doug Wilson
from Crossway Books
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$13.50 $8.00 (5 in stock)
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning - CD
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$17.00 $13.00 (1 in stock)
Repairing the Ruins
by Doug Wilson, editor
from Canon Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$14.50 $7.50 (6 in stock)
Roman Roads Reader: Drama and Lyric
2nd edition from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$22.00
Roman Roads Reader: Early Christianty
1st edition from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$22.00
Roman Roads Reader: Nicene Christianity
1st edition from Roman Roads Media
for 9th-12th grade
in Old Western Culture (Location: B18-06B)
$22.00
Seven Laws of Teaching
by John M. Gregory
from Veritas Press
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$10.95
Seven Laws of Teaching
by John M. Gregory
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$11.20
Seven Laws of Teaching - Teacher Guide
by John M. Gregory & Tom Spencer
from Logos School
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$10.00
Simply Classical
by Cheryl Swope
from Memoria Press
for Adult
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$24.95
Socratic Circles
by Matt Copeland
from Stenhouse Publishers
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Teaching the Trivium
by Harvey & Laurie Bluedorn
from Trivium Pursuit
in Classical Education (Location: B11-02C)
$34.00 $17.00 (2 in stock)
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